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Document Type: Journal Article
Center: NWFSC
Document ID: 8931
Title: Integrated Ecological-Economic Fisheries Models  Evaluation, Review and Challenges for Implementation
Author: Rasmus J. Nielsen, Eric Thunberg, Daniel S. Holland, Jorn O. Schmidt, E. A. Fulton, F. Bastardie, A. E. Punt
Publication Year: 2017
Journal: Fish and Fisheries
Keywords: Integrated Ecological-Socioeconomic Models,Comparative Model Evaluation,Fishery Managment,ecosystems-based fishery management,
Abstract:

Marine ecosystems evolve under many interconnected and area-specific pressures. In order to fulfill society's intensifying and diversifying needs whilst ensuring ecologically sustainable develop-ment, more effective marine spatial planning and broader-scope management of marine resources is necessary. Integrated ecological–socioeconomic fisheries models (IESFM) of marine systems are nee¬ded to evaluate impacts and sustainability of potential management actions and understand, and anti¬ci¬pate ecological, economic, and social dynamics at a range of scales from local to national and regional. To make these models most effective, it is important to determine how model charac¬teris-tics and methods of communicating results influence the model implementation, the nature of the advice that can be provided and the impact on decisions taken by managers. This paper presents a global review and comparative evaluation of 35 IESFM´s applied to marine fisheries and marine ecosystem resources to identify the characteristics that determine their usefulness, effectiveness and implementation. The focus is on fully integrated models that allow for feedbacks between  ecological and human processes though not all the models reviewed achieve that. 

Description:

Meta-analysis and review of ecological–socioeconomic fisheries models (IESFM) of marine systems

Theme: Ecosystem approach to improve management of marine resources
Foci: Provide scientific support for the implementation of ecosystem-based management
Provide scientific support for the implementation of ecosystem-based management
Official Citation:

Nielsen, J.R., E. Thunberg, D. Holland, J.O. Schmidt et al. 2017. Integrated Ecological-Economic Fisheries Models – Evaluation, Review and Challenges for Implementation. Fish and Fisheries DOI: 10.1111/faf.12232