||Drouineau Hilaire, Mahevas Stephanie, Pelletier Dominique, Beliaeff Benoit
||IFREMER, Dept Ecol & Modeles Halieut, F-44311 Nantes 03, France.
IFREMER, Dept Dynam Environm Cotier, F-44311 Nantes, France.
||Aquatic Living Resources (0990-7440) (EDP Sciences), 2006 , Vol. 19 , N. 1 , P. 15-29
|WOS© Times Cited
||Simulation design, Sensitivity analysis, Management measures, Spatial model, Fisheries dynamics
||In this paper, we present an approach to compare the impact of different management options oil the dynamics of a mixed fishery. We used ISIS-Fish, a simulation tool aimed at evaluating the impact of spatial and seasonal management measures on the dynamics of mixed fisheries. The French Nephrops norvegicus (Norway lobster) Merluccius merluccius (hake) mixed fishery of the Bay of Biscay was chosen as a Study case. First, we parameterised the Population and exploitation models. We then selected several management measures, including marine protected fishermen's reaction to each measure. Then, a sensitivity analysis (MPAs) and total allowable catches (TAC), and parameterised fish sensitivity analysis was performed according to a fractional factorial experimental design. Management scenarios were assessed and compared using a statistical simulation design. The sensitivity analysis showed the large influence of some parameters, Such as natural mortality, N. norvegicus fecundity, and catchability on both abundance and catches. Given model parameters, an improvement of trawl selectivity and several MPA designs (differing in size, seasonality and location) were found to result in a significant increase in abundance over 10 years, especially for N. norvegicus. This study illustrates the need for a pluri-specific approach to fisheries assessment and management.