Starting/ending date: 16/01/2012-15/11/2012
Financing: 54.050 €
European project
Dr C. Maravelias, Marine Biological Resources

Bio-Economic Modelling TOOLs: Development of an integrated bio-economic modelling tool to develop and support multi-objective approaches for fishereis management. Identification of the main species an dfleet segments/metier covering an dadequate proportion of total catches/landings and total revenues of the main metier involved in multispecies multiple gears demersal difheries in different Mediterranean sub-regions.

Development of an integrated bio-economic modelling tool to develop and support multi-objective approaches for fisheries management. Identification of the main species and fleet segments/metier covering an adequate proportion of total catches/landings and total revenues of the main metier involved in multispecies multiple gears demersal fisheries in different Mediterranean sub-regions.
The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) has requested the development of an integrated bio-economic modelling tool to develop and support multi-objective approaches for fisheries management. The modelling tool should evaluate the biological and economic effects of different harvesting strategies directed at extracting the long-term maximum sustainable production while avoiding the risk of recruitment overfishing and modification in the ecological structure and functions of the exploited fish community. This approach should allow identifying the optimal level of fishing effort and/or catches per each main segment/metier of the fishing fleet in line with previously defined conservation goals while allowing the possibility to extract the maximum long-term economic value.