A Biological Predictor Model Developed in Support of an Operations Research Approach to the Management of the New England Groundfish Fishery
The staffs of the Northeast Fisheries Center and the New England Fishery Management Council have been deeply involved in developing a comprehensive groundfish management plan using an operations research approach. Approximately one year ago a list of recommended objectives for groundfish management was compiled and a research program initiated to analyze and evaluate feasible alternatives. The program called for bioeconomic modeling and the co-authors were assigned to the biology sector of the modeling task. The following subset of objectives essentially defined the biological modeling requirements.
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