A South Australian gulfs and coastal ecosystem model to optimise multi-species fisheries management in a changing environment
PI: Simon Goldsworthy (UA, Australia)
There is increasing pressure to manage our marine resources in a fashion that strives to balance diverse societal objectives. Fisheries management in particular, has to contend with optimising the utilisation of shared resources, equitable consideration of ecological, socio-economic and cultural factors, ensuring that fishing activities are sustainable and that marine ecosystem productivity is maintained for present and future generations. Such challenges epitomise South Australias Marine Scalefish Fishery (MSF).
This project aims to develop an SA Gulfs and Coastal ecosystem model to provide a Management Strategy
Evaluation (MSE) tool to assess and optimise a range of reform scenarios.
Ecosystem modelling support, GIS data processing, custom software development