Starting/ending date: 01/09/2009-31/03/2013
Financing: 290.000 €
Dr S. Somarakis, Marine Biological Resources
Understanding Recruitment PROcesses Using Coupled biophysical models of the pelagic Ecosystem.
The objective of REPROdUCE is to develop and ensemble a battery of realistic simulation models of small pelagic fish full life cycle in two different ecosystems, to use these models to understand the main mechanism and drivers of the recruitment process, and to explore management scenarios and develop fishery indicators to assist in management decisions.
The chosen case studies and key species are sardine and anchovy in the Bay of Biscay, and anchovy in the Aegean Sea.