Comment on "Fisheries Management"

Robin Cook, Coby Needle, Paul G. Fernandes

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Abstract

The recent article by O’Leary et al. (2011) raises an important question about the relationship between science and those who manage fisheries. They contend that fishery managers do not give due cognisance to scientific advice and consistently set Total Allowable Catches (TACs) above values advised by scientists (which they define as ‘‘political adjustment’’). The authors claim that the consequence of this is that there is a high probability of stock collapse in the next 40 years. They use a simulation model to argue that this probability may exceed 80% at the mean level
of political adjustment adopted by managers, depending on the degree
of environmental variability and life history strategy of the fish.
LanguageEnglish
Pages2265-2266
Number of pages2
JournalMarine Pollution Bulletin
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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Cook, Robin ; Needle, Coby ; Fernandes, Paul G. / Comment on "Fisheries Management". In: Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2012 ; Vol. 64, No. 10. pp. 2265-2266.
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