Finlands Akademi
Namn Kuparinen, Anna K
Organisation HY
Projektets titel Quick and dirty tools for ecosystem-based fisheries management
Beslutnr 304657
Beslutsdatum 30.09.2016
Finansieringsperiod 01.10.2016 - 31.08.2017
Finansiering 58 290
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Beskrivning av projektet
Traditional fisheries management has not been able to predict collapses of many commercial fisheries and lack of recovery of overfished stocks. Therefore, the need for biologically more realistic ecosystem-based fisheries management has been frequently called for and explicitly stated in many national fisheries policies. However, lack of tools and understanding of complex biological systems has seriously limited practical implementation. This project aims to use the theory of allometrically scaled ecological network, to develop easy-to-use tools for ecosystem-based fisheries management. The tool development will be done in close collaboration with pilot end-users representing different stakeholders and potential commercial applications. The project user fundamental scientific knowledge to address a societal problem, to help us to better sustain harvested aquatic ecosystems on which societies and economics as well as the need to feel growing human populations heavily depend on.