Mathematical Ecology: Modeling Fish Harvesting Strategies
Abstract. Overfishing, pollution and other environmental factors have greatly reduced commercially valuable stocks of fish. In a 2006 Science article, a group of ecologists and economists warned that the world may run out of seafood from natural stocks if overfishing continues at current rates. We will use simple models to explore the interaction between constant proportion and periodic proportion harvest policies. We will analyze how they might be applied to the Gulf of Alaska Pacific halibut fishery and the Georges Bank Atlantic cod fishery, based on harvesting data from 1975 to 2007.
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