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A framework for fleet and area based fisheries management
FP6 - Specific Targeted Research Project
Research for Policy Support
Marina Santurtun
AZTI - AZTI-Tecnalia (Spain)
AAU - Aalborg University (Denmark)FRS - Fisheries Research Services (United Kingdom)Ifremer - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (France)HCMR - Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece)IMR - Institute of Marine Research (Norway)DEFRA CEFAS - Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs acting through the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (United Kingdom)IEO - Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Spain)DTU - Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)KU - University of Copenhagen (Denmark)IMARES - Wageningen UR; Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (Netherlands)
€ 1,320,000
The chief objective of AFRAME is to develop a framework for fleet and area-based fisheries management. The project has three research themes: (1) The development and testing of a framework for describing fleet activity in terms of the fisheries in which the fleet participates, and how it allocates its effort across these fisheries; (2) The development of indicator approaches to summarising information and presenting advice in relation to multi-fleet, multi-species fisheries; (3) Stakeholder perceptions and institutional implications of a shift to fleet and area based management. The remit of Working Group on Mixed Fisheries Advice for the North Sea (WGMIXFISH) is to produce management advice and options which take into account the consequences of technical interactions in multistock, multigear fisheries. For this objective the Fcube is used as the method chosen to support this multi species multifleet advice. From the ICES web page the summary of the WGMIXFISH states the following: WGMIXFISH I uses the Fcube approach (after Fleet and Fishery Forecast), a simple model of mixed fisheries which can be used to assess the consistency between management (TAC and/or effort) advice for species caught together, given the availability and accessibility of data. Currently forecasts are performed for the North Sea region using weights of landings and discards and effort disaggregated by fleet and fishery. A simple linear relationship is assumed between effort and fishing mortality and status quo catchability assumed in the projections. Forecasts are produced according to scenarios for what limits the effort in each fleet and the forecasted catch of each species compared to the single species advice for TAC. Results are presented in a unique advice sheet, and those results relevant to each of the species covered are added to the single species advice sheets. The Fcube model in its current form is appropriate for all regions where the majority of species of commercial interest are assessed quantitatively. Even so, expansion into new areas usually requires tailoring of the code to accommodate new species or unique characteristics of the fisheries. There are also many potential enhancements to the Fcube methodology, e.g. replacing the status quo catchability assumption with a model component that accounts for changes in fisher behaviour or technical measures, better addressing stocks lacking a full quantitative assessment, and accounting for uncertainty in factors such as stock-recruit relationship, etc. These issues are currently being addressed within WGMIXFISH II.
Fish stocks; Indicators; Fisheries management;
Northen North Sea (27.IVa) Bay of Biscay Central (27.VIIIb) Western Ionian Sea (GSA 19)
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