Exclusion zones have a long history in Europe. However, the analysis of their potential
and value for fisheries management is lacking, as is management advice. This project
aimed to evaluate the ecological and socioeconomic value of exclusion zones as tools of
fisheries management and develop robust multidisciplinary analytical frameworks and
models for use in the evaluation and development of exclusion zones (using secondary data and the findings of research to date). The modelling frameworks were
multidisciplinary (bioecological, socioeconomic and institutional), with space-structured,
multispecies, multifleet and intertemporal bioeconomic components at their core. Also, as far as the data and modelling frameworks permitted, the sensitivity of value and the
model(s) developed to data uncertainty was evaluated, thereby highlighting future research needs to optimise the returns to fisheries management.
1. To strategically evaluate the ecological and socioeconomic value of exclusion zones as
tools of fisheries management, including to:
. evaluate global current and past initiatives and identify typologies of European
exclusion zones, their common attributes and distinguishing features and performance;
. elicit the ecological and socioeconomic value of European exclusion zones by type and
. evaluate the potential for wider application within European fisheries management;
. clarify the criteria required for their evaluation and development.
2. To develop robust multidisciplinary analytical framework(s) and model(s) for use in the evaluation and development of exclusion zones, which use readily available secondary data and the findings of research to date.
3. To prioritise future research needs via the development of an analytical approach to test the sensitivity of value and the model(s) developed to data uncertainty.
1. Provision of baseline knowledge for modelling.
2. Collation of data sets and estimation of functional relationships and indicators for use
in the modelling process.
3. Completion of model(s) and user guide.
4. Value estimates against multiple objectives and comparisons of alternative management
5. Sensitivity of models to data uncertainty and prioritising of research needs.
FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Scientist responsible for the project
Dr HELEN Pickering
PO4 8JF Portsmouth
United Kingdom (The) - GB
Phone: +44 2392 844086
Fax: +44 2392 844037
||University of Portsmouth - Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE)
||01 February 2000
||948 858 €
|Total EC contribution
||793 157 €