- Title: A Decision-support Tool for Evaluating the Impacts of Short- and Long-term Management Decisions on the Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper Resource
- Principal Investigator: Yuying Zhang
- Funding Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Timeline: Ongoing
Management strategy evaluation uses simulation methods to quantify the risk associated with a suite of potential fisheries management actions. Management of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) red snapper resource over the last three decades has been controversial and contentious.
The need to develop a management strategy evaluation tool that can test the robustness of long-term management strategies and short-term regulations has been indicated in the recent stock assessment reports. For complex fisheries like GoM red snapper, a customized decision-support tool is needed, based on a broader MSE framework that allows for a more holistic evaluation of alternative management strategies.
This project is funded by the NOAA Restore Act Program. You can test our newly developed web-based GoM red snapper MSE decision-support tool here: http://gomredsnappermsetool.fiu.edu/.
Learn more from the Zhang Lab for Fisheries and Ecosystem Assessment.