Fisheries management v1.0

Fish

This simulator models fisheries management. Mismanagement of fisheries may easily cause the collapse of fish stocks, fishing fleets and associated fishing communities. Fisheries are renewable resources, but their overexploitation to the point of destruction is a common and global problem.

A good fishery management ensures that collective fishing effort is well-balanced with available fish stocks and fish regeneration. But why is this balance so difficult to achieve? Fishermen do not receive good feedback signal from the fishery. Fish populations begin to decline dangerously before they can notice a drastic catch reduction.

Students learn about the complex dynamics involved in this phenomenon by doing simulations/experiments.

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