This report reviews the methods available for assessing the impacts of interactions between species and fisheries and their implications for marine fisheries management. A brief description of the various modelling approaches currently in existence is provided, highlighting in particular features of these models which have general relevance to the field of the ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF). The report concentrates on the currently available models representative of general types such as bionergetic models, predator-prey models and minimally realistic models.--Publisher's description.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-80).
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Introduction -- Review of current modelling approaches -- Comparison models -- Potential of tools to address multi-species research questions -- Roles for models in operational management procedure development -- Moving models forward : future developments -- Prudent use of the precautionary principle -- Pointers from previous studies and workshops -- Summary of model comparisons and recommendations