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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The concept of maximum sustainable yield (MSY) is central in fishery resource management.
Estimation of maximum sustainable yield of Bombay duck, Harpodon nehereus fishery in Pakistan using the CEDA and ASPIC packages.
This study focused on four BRPs: maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and the associated fishing mortality rate ([F.
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.
Not until 1970 was ICNAF given the authority to set limits for some species with a Total Allowable Catch (TAC) based on the concept of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) -- the maximum amount of fish that could be taken from a stock without depleting it.
Pond says, "We've reached the maximum sustainable yield in natural varieties that are harvested; now we must go with controlled raising.
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?
I think in the long term the maximum sustainable yield levels are going to hold.
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.
The EU has made important progress over recent years, with 44 stocks now fished at Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) levels, up from only 5 in 2009.

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