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Bio-economic modelling of Mediterranean fisheries *

Contract nr: QLRT-CT-2000-01533
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date:
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 1,724,795 EUR
EC Contribution: 897,000 EUR
Scientific Officer:
Research topic: 5.1.2. Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

Abstract:
The purpose is to develop a bio-economic model for Mediterranean fisheries and the realisation of a simulation computer software enabling the testing of different management strategies. The work will be divided into: development of a theoretical background and building the conceptual model, development of the numerical model, elaboration of a simulation computer software, validation of the model through case studies, and dissemination. This project is expected to contribute both in practical and theoretical ways to the understanding of the functioning of the Mediterranean fisheries and their management. The proposal integrates fisheries economists, fisheries biologists and computer scientists. A paramount aspect of this project is the exploration of new mathematical approaches, and their application to the modelling of Mediterranean fisheries. This will be ensured by bringing together specialists in different fields of applied mathematics.

Objectives:
The objective of the proposed research is to develop a theoretical bio-economic model for Mediterranean and Mediterranean-type fisheries, and a practical computer simulation model addressed to the management of these fisheries. This model and software should be sufficiently general and flexible to easily accommodate the realities of most Mediterranean fisheries, including multiple species and their interactions, multiple fleets and gear types, and all fishery management tools currently used by Mediterranean fishery managers. It should produce a wide range of fishery performance measures, be dynamic, i.e. capable of simulating the fisheries over a long period of time, be stochastic to incorporate uncertainty in data and models, and run on standard operating platforms (Windows, Unix, Linux).


Coordinator
Rosa FLOS
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Madrid
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 932216416
Fax: +34 932217340
E-mail: roflos@icm.csic.es


Partners
  Joaquim AZC”N
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Barcelona
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 934034572
Fax: +34 934034510
E-mail: samir@pcb.ub.es
  Jean-Pierre HEMMERY
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Sete
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 46482100
Fax: +33 1 46482248
E-mail: Jean.Pierre.Hemmery@ifremer.fr
  Tryggui Thor HERBERTSSON
INSTITUTE OF ECONIOMIC STUDIES
Reykjavik
ICELAND
Tel.: +354 5254535
Fax: +354 5254096
E-mail: tthh@hi.is
  Josep JOFRE
UNIVERSITAT POLIT»CNICA DE CATALUNYA
Barcelona
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 934017126
Fax: +34 934017130
E-mail: m.forn@ctt.upc.es
  Bernard LARROUTUROU
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
Sophia-Antiopolis
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 1 39635405
Fax: +33 1 39635393
E-mail: Bernard.Larrouturou@inria.fr
  Massimo SPAGNOLO
IREPA ONLUS - ISTITUTO RICERCHE ECONOMICHE PESCA E ACQUACOLTURA
Salerno
ITALY
Tel.: +39 089338978
Fax: +39 089330835
E-mail: irepa@irepa.org