DISPAS: An Agent-Based Tool for the Management of Fishing Effort

  • Pierluigi Penna
  • Nicola Paoletti
  • Giuseppe Scarcella
  • Luca Tesei
  • Mauro Marini
  • Emanuela Merelli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8368)

Abstract

We introduce DISPAS, Demersal fIsh Stock Probabilistic Agent-based Simulator, with the aim of helping to investigate and understand sustainability in the exploitation of fishery resources. The simulator has capabilities for exploring different fishing scenarios, focusing on the case study of the common sole (Solea solea) stock in the Northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea). In order to assess and predict the availability of the fish stock under different fishing efforts, the simulator allows the user to specify fishing mortality rates (F) on a monthly basis. We present some preliminary results simulating different scenarios.

Keywords

Ecosystem science Simulation of biological systems  Agent-based methodologies Fish stock assessment Common sole Adriatic Sea 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierluigi Penna
    • 1
    • 2
  • Nicola Paoletti
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Scarcella
    • 2
  • Luca Tesei
    • 1
  • Mauro Marini
    • 2
  • Emanuela Merelli
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Science and TechnologyUniversity of CamerinoCamerinoItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Marine SciencesNational Research Council of ItalyAnconaItaly

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