Environmental Modeling & Assessment

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 69–79

Viability analysis of management frameworks for fisheries

  • Klaus Eisenack
  • Juergen Scheffran
  • Juergen Peter Kropp

DOI: 10.1007/s10666-005-9018-2

Cite this article as:
Eisenack, K., Scheffran, J. & Kropp, J. Environ Model Assess (2006) 11: 69. doi:10.1007/s10666-005-9018-2


The pressure on marine renewable resources has rapidly increased over past decades. The resulting scarcity has led to a variety of different control and surveillance instruments. Often they have not improved the current situation, mainly due to institutional failure and intrinsic uncertainties about the state of stocks. This contribution presents an assessment of different management schemes with respect to predefined constraints by utilizing viability theory. Our analysis is based on a bio-economic model which is examined as a dynamic control system in continuous time. Feasible development paths are discussed in detail. It is shown that participatory management may lead to serious problems if a purely resource-based management strategy is employed. The analysis suggests that a less risky management strategy can be implemented if limited data are available.


co-management decision support environmental constraints fisheries management inverse technique viability analysis 

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© Springer 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Eisenack
    • 1
  • Juergen Scheffran
    • 2
  • Juergen Peter Kropp
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Integrated Systems AnalysisPotsdam Institute for Climate Impact ResearchPotsdamGermany
  2. 2.University of Illinois, ACDISChampaignUSA

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