Spatial fisheries management: A framework for multi-objective qualitative assessment

Pascoe, S., Bustamante, R., Wilcox, C., & Gibbs, Mark T. (2009) Spatial fisheries management: A framework for multi-objective qualitative assessment. Ocean & Coastal Management, 52(2), pp. 130-138.

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In many circumstances, quantitative assessment of fisheries management options is either impossible due to data deficiencies or impractical given the size of the fishery. Quantitative analysis of spatial management options in particular is complicated, as information on spatial fleet and stock dynamics is often unavailable and spatial models are difficult to construct. In this paper, a qualitative framework is presented that aids in the analysis of alternative spatial management options in coastal fisheries. The framework combines expert opinion and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to determine which options perform best taking into account the multiple objectives inherent in fisheries management.

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ID Code: 97806
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Analytic hierarchy process, Decision theory, Fisheries, Hierarchical systems, Multiobjective optimization, Analysis of alternatives, Coastal fisheries, Expert opinions, Fisheries managements, Multi objectives, Multiple objectives, Qualitative assessments, Quantitative analysis, Quantitative assessments, Spatial managements, Spatial models, Fleet operations, analytical hierarchy process, fishery modeling, fishery statistics, qualitative analysis, spatial analysis, stock assessment
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2008.10.009
ISSN: 0964-5691
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Copyright Owner: 2009 Elsevier
Deposited On: 03 Aug 2016 02:34
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 00:22

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