maximum sustainable yield


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maximum sustainable yield

[¦mak·sə·məm sə¦stān·ə·bul ′yēld]
(oceanography)
In fishery management, the highest average fishing level over time that does not reduce a stock's abundance in balance with the stock's reproductive and growth capacities under a given set of environmental conditions.
A level of fishing that, if approached, should signal caution rather than increased fishing.
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Using CEDA and ASPIC computer software the computed results were further inspected by four factors i-e: MSY (maximum sustainable yield), R2 (the goodness of fit), residual plots between observed catch and expected catch and CV (coefficient of variation).
Maximum sustainable yield (MSY) estimated from both computer packages CEDA and ASPIC results were close and give value smaller than annual catch of the swimming crab fishery which indicates that the stock of crab fishery from Pakistani waters is in overexploitation state.
maximum sustainable yield. However, the subsequent examples of how this
The annual maximum sustainable yield (MSY) was determined by using the results of Mees (1993), where the MSY was estimated as 24% of the initial virgin biomass of P.
When a student harvests beyond his maximum sustainable yield of five, he bears all of the cost, except in the rare case where the individual's harvest reduces the population below its viable level for reproduction.
With the oceans of the world at maximum sustainable yield for wild harvest shrimp, where is the shrimp going to come from to allow for continued consumption growth?
You fish down to the level that produces maximum sustainable yield and hold there," Brown says.
Another goal of the workshop was to predict what the maximum sustainable yield will be 5 years from now for the snapper fisheries of each Pacific island nation.
The maximum sustainable yield occurs at a population level and structure at which the positive disparity between births and deaths is maximized, and it depends on the relative abundance of food for the whales, the feed/whale ratio.
It aims to achieve the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy related to achieving the Maximum Sustainable Yield in this fishing ground, which is made more flexible, allowing it to be reached after five years after its approval, as well as guaranteeing the elimination of discards.

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