FACTS - Forage Fish Interactions
[01.01.2010 - 31.12.2012]
FACTS - Foraging Fish Interactions, funded by the European Commission (FP7), deals with the questions of 1. What are the consequences of forage fish fisheries on (a) predator growth and abundance, (b) economic output of fisheries on piscivorous species, and (c) ecosystem stability and the risk for regime shifts? and 2. What are the consequences of changes in predator populations on forage fish populations and fisheries? Our group will perform cost-benefit analyses of Baltic fisheries, in particular focusing on Cod/Sprat interactions, using a stochastic multi-species fishery model.