Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns

  • Wilson, Douglas Clyde (Project Participant)

Project Details


General objectives:

- How do we take into account that maximizing yield of one stock will have an impact on other stocks through the multi-fleet nature of the fishery and biological interactions between fish stocks?

- How do we balance potentially conflicting goals in terms of ecosystem, economic and social objectives with due consideration of risk to ensure that fisheries are sustainable in the broadest definition of this term?

- How do we consider variability and trends in environmental, economic and social conditions affecting fish stock productivity and distribution, species interactions, fishing techniques as well as fisheries dynamics and targeting behaviour?

- How should MSY-management be implemented to be acceptable, operational and efficient?

Effective start/end date01/12/201130/11/2014


  • FP7 Coopperation Work Programme: Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnologies


  • Fisheries management
  • MSY (Maximum Sustainable Yield)
  • Precautionary approach
  • Ecosystem approach
  • Stakeholder involvement
  • Sustainable fisheries
  • Operational implementation
  • CFP (Common Fisheries Policy)
  • MSFD (Marine Strategy Framework Directive)


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