Effects of Environmental Variability as they Relate to Fisheries Management

  • William J. Reed
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 10)


Much of the theory on which fisheries management is based assumes that the dynamics of the exploited population are deterministic. It is the purpose of this paper to investigate some of the consequences relevant to management of including a stochastic component, representing a small degree of environmental fluctuation in the basic dynamic model. Much of the discussion will be centred around the (deterministic) concept of maximum sustainable yield (MSY).


Average Yield Fishery Management Population Number Environmental Variability Constant Effort 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Reed
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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