Project Title: "Develop and Test Through Simulation a Suite of Measures that will Contribute to Rebuilding Depleted Fish Stocks in Waters around Ireland".
Research Measure: Industry Research Measure
Funding Type: NDP Marine Research Sub-Programme
Year Funded: 2007
Project Duration: 84 months
Project Type: Post Doctoral Fellowship
Total Grant-Aid: €627,570
Lead Partner: ZEPS, UCC, Co. Cork
This project aims to develop constructive operational approaches to rebuilding depleted fish stocks, as well as clearly establish the theory and rationale of such approaches.
The project will question and explore the current concepts of productivity and equilibrium in dynamical fishery systems, and develop new thinking - where applicable - on the practical strategies required to meet the goal of the Johannesburg declaration. It is intended that several key scientific papers be produced on this subject. The project will thus underpin the development of practical measures for the recovery and long terms sustainable management of depleted fish stocks such as Cod.