Food for thought: pretty good multispecies yield

Type Article
Date 2017-03
Language English
Author(s) Rindorf AnnaORCID1, Dichmont Catherine Mary2, Levin Phillip S.3, Mace Pamela4, Pascoe SeanORCID2, Prellezo RaulORCID5, Punt Andre E.6, Reid David G.7, Stephenson Robert8, 9, Ulrich ClaraORCID, Vinther Morten1, Clausen Lotte Worsoe1
Affiliation(s) 1 : Tech Univ Denmark, DTU Aqua Natl Inst Aquat Resources, Jaegersborg Alle 1,Charlottenlund Castle, Charlottenlund, Denmark.
2 : CSIRO Oceans & Atmosphere, POB 2583, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia.
3 : Northwest Fisheries Sci Ctr, Natl Ocean & Atmospher Adm, Natl Marine Fisheries Serv, 2725 Montlake Blvd East, Seattle, WA 98112 USA.
4 : Minist Primary Ind, 25 Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand.
5 : Azti Tecnalia, Txatxarramendi Ugartea z-g, Sukarrieta 48395, Spain.
6 : Univ Washington, Sch Aquat & Fishery Sci, POB 355020, Seattle, WA 98195 USA.
7 : Inst Marine, Galway, Ireland.
8 : Univ New Brunswick, Canadian Fisheries Res Network, 531 Brandy Cove Rd, St Andrews, NB E5B 2L9, Canada.
9 : St Andrews Biol Stn, Dept Fisheries & Oceans, 531 Brandy Cove Rd, St Andrews, NB E5B 2L9, Canada.
Source Ices Journal Of Marine Science (1054-3139) (Oxford Univ Press), 2017-03 , Vol. 74 , N. 2 , P. 475-486
DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsw071
WOS© Times Cited 61
Keyword(s) economic objectives, ecosystem objectives, MEY, mixed-fisheries, operationalizing MSY, social objectives
Abstract MSY principles for marine fisheries management reflect a focus on obtaining continued high catches to provide food and livelihoods for humanity, while not compromising ecosystems. However, maintaining healthy stocks to provide the maximum sustainable yield on a single-species basis does not ensure that broader ecosystem, economic, and social objectives are addressed. Weinvestigate how the principles of a "pretty good yield" range of fishing mortalities assumed to provide.95% of the average yield for a single stock can be expanded to a pretty good multispecies yield (PGMY) space and further to pretty good multidimensional yield to accommodate situations where the yield from a stock affects the ecosystem, economic and social benefits, or sustainability. Wedemonstrate in a European example that PGMY is a practical concept. As PGMY provides a safe operating space for management that adheres to the principles ofMSY, it allows the consideration of other aspects to be included in operational management advice in both data-rich and data-limited situations. PGMYfurthermore provides away to integrate advice across stocks, avoiding clearly infeasible management combinations, and thereby hopefully increasing confidence in scientific advice.
Full Text
File Pages Size Access
Publisher's official version 12 726 KB Open access
Top of the page

How to cite 

Rindorf Anna, Dichmont Catherine Mary, Levin Phillip S., Mace Pamela, Pascoe Sean, Prellezo Raul, Punt Andre E., Reid David G., Stephenson Robert, Ulrich Clara, Vinther Morten, Clausen Lotte Worsoe (2017). Food for thought: pretty good multispecies yield. Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 74(2), 475-486. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :