Critical Interactions BEtween species and their implications for a preCAUtionary fiShEries management in a variable Environment- a Modelling Approach.

The principle objective of this program is the identification and quantification of critical biological interactions between and within commercial target fish species and non-commercial top predators leading to a description of food web structures and the derivation of precautionary reference points for ecosystem oriented fisheries management.

These precautionary reference points and limit values accounting for mechanisms of interactions with the environment are necessary for the development of adaptive strategies in fisheries management.