Management Science in Fisheries

Management Science in Fisheries : An introduction to simulation-based methods

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A key goal of fisheries management is to regulate extractive pressure on a resource so as to ensure social, economic and ecological sustainability. This text provides an accessible entry point for students and professionals to management science as developed in fisheries, in order to facilitate uptake of the latest ideas and methods. Traditional management approaches have relied upon a stock assessment based on existing understanding of resource status and dynamics, and a prediction of the likely future response to a static management proposal. However all such predictions include an inherent degree of uncertainty, and the last few decades have seen the emergence of an adaptive approach that uses feedback control to account for unknown future behaviour. Feedback is achieved via a control rule, which defines a relationship between perceived status of the resource and a management action. Evaluations of such rules usually include computer simulation testing across a broad range of uncertainties, so that an appropriate and robust rule can be selected by stakeholders and managers. The book focuses on this approach, which is usually referred to as Management Strategy Evaluation. The book is enriched by case study examples from different parts of the world, as well as insights into the theory and practice from those actively involved in the science of fisheries more

Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30.48mm | 1,043g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 149 black & white illustrations, 49 black & white tables, 100 black & white line drawings
  • 1138806803
  • 9781138806801
  • 599,767

Review quote

"I have seen the value, over the years, of bringing management science and fisheries together, and this book meets the challenge of making that connection in a comprehensive manner. The book will undoubtedly help many more fishery people to become familiar with the ideas, methods and results of management science." - from the Foreword, by Anthony Charles, Director, School of the Environment, and Professor, School of Business, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Canada "This book is a fantastic set of case studies and overview chapters on how fisheries are actually managed, and the tools that are used. It provides both introductory and in depth chapters on the application of quantitative methods to the management of fisheries. The case studies by a stellar cast of scientists provide in-depth analysis of some of the most interesting, and difficult fisheries management problems. Both novice and experienced fisheries scientists will find a great deal of valuable information in this book." - Ray Hilborn, Professor, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, USAshow more

About Charles T. T. Edwards

Charles T.T. Edwards is a Fisheries Scientist in the Fisheries Modelling Group at NIWA Ltd, Wellington, New Zealand. He has previously worked as a fisheries consultant in the UK and South Africa, and held academic research positions at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and Imperial College London, UK. Dorothy J. Dankel is a Researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway, Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities, and previously at the Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway. She is also a board member of the Nordic Marine Think Tank and served two terms as Chair of the Working Group Marine Systems (WGMARS) in the International Council for the Exploration of the more

Table of contents

Foreword Anthony Charles Part 1: An Introduction to Fisheries Management Science 1. Fishery Systems and the Role of Management Science Dorothy J. Dankel and Charles T.T. Edwards 2. Feedback Control and Adaptive Management in Fisheries Charles T.T. Edwards 3. The Practical Evaluation of Feedback Control Strategies Katell G. Hamon and Jan-Jaap Poos Part 2: Evaluating the Feedback Control of Exploitation 4. Conservation and Yield Performance of Harvest Control Rules for the Transboundary Pacific Hake Fishery in U.S. and Canadian Waters Allan C. Hicks, Sean P. Cox, Nathan Taylor, Ian G. Taylor, Chris Grandin and Jim Ianelli 5. Model-based Management Procedures for the Sablefish Fishery in British Columbia, Canada Sean P. Cox and A. Robert Kronlund 6. Management Procedures for New Zealand Rock Lobster Stocks Paul A. Breen, Nokome Bentley, Vivian Haist, Paul J. Starr and Daryl R. Sykes 7. Fisheries Management for Regime-based Recruitment: Lessons from a Management Strategy Evaluation for the Fishery for Snow Crab in the Eastern Bering Sea Cody S. Szuwalski and Andre E. Punt 8. Managing International Tuna Stocks via the Management Procedure Approach: Southern Bluefin Tuna Example Richard. M. Hillary, A. Preece, C. R. Davies, H. Kurota, O. Sakai, T. Itoh, A. Parma, Douglas S. Butterworth, Jim Ianelli, and T. A. Branch 9. Stakeholder-centered Development of a Harvest Control Rule for Lake Erie Walleye Michael L. Jones, Matthew J. Catalano, Lisa K. Peterson and Aaron M. Berger 10. Northern Prawn Fishery Catherine M. Dichmont, Andre E. Punt, Roy A. Deng,Sean Pascoe and Rik C. Buckworth 11. South African Sardine and Anchovy Carryn L. de Moor and Douglas S. Butterworth 12. North Sea Haddock: The EU-Norway Management Procedure Evaluation Coby L. Needle Part 3:Perspectives on Fisheries Management Science 13. Empirical and Model-based Control Rules Richard M Hillary 14. Developing Control Rules for Threatened Bycatch Species Jeffrey E. Moore and K. Alexandra Curtis 15. Using Simulation Evaluation to Account for Ecosystem Considerations in Fisheries Management Eva E. Plaganyi 16. Incorporating Spatial Population Structure into the Assessment-management Interface of Marine Resources Daniel R. Goethel, Lisa A. Kerr and Steven X. Cadrin 17. The Quantification and Presentation of Risk Laurence T. Kell, Polina Levontin, C. Davies, M. Maunder, G. Pilling and R. Sharma 18. Introduction to Some Alternative Methods for Providing Scientific Information for Management Verena M. Trenkel, Sarah B. M. Kraak, Jake Rice, Marie-Joelle Rochet and Anthony D.M. Smith Part 4: The Practice of Fisheries Management 19. North See Herring: Longer Term Perspective on Management Science behind the Boom, Collapse and Recovery of the North Sea Herring Fishery Mark Dickey-Collas 20. Stakeholder Participation in the Development of Management Strategies: A European Perspective Martin A. Pastoors 21. Stakeholder Involvement in New England Fisheries: A Case Study Jackie Odell and Sarah Lindley Smith 22. Defining a Responsible Path Forward for Simulation-based Methods for Sustainable Fisheries Dorothy J. Dankelshow more