Proceedings of A Workshop on Salmon Management

Holling, C.S. (1975). Proceedings of A Workshop on Salmon Management. IIASA Collaborative Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: CP-75-002

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Research on the biological dynamics of salmon populations has progressed far in a number of countries, particularly Canada, Japan, USA, and the USSR. This research has provided the basis for modelling and systems analysis of salmon management in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. IIASA, the University of British Columbia, and Environment Canada have developed a cooperative study to systematically examine a single river basin, as a first step, in hopes of deriving from that case problem a general methodology for studying salmon and other commercial fish populations throughout the world. Until recently, our work had proceeded in isolation from other salmon research, especially the important studies in the Soviet Union. Soviet research has also led to models of the ecological systems of Pacific salmon in the Northwest Pacific Ocean.

It was decided to hold a workshop in February 1975 to review the IIASA salmon studies and to bring in expert advice on future directions for study. The workshop was attended by a most stimulating mix of scientists and managers, representing several disciplines and institutions. The workshop was organized as a series of modules, each dealing with one level of the salmon management problem. Initial modules were directed at representation of salmon management as a hierarchic decision problem in relation to many potential uses of water resources. Other modules were concerned with modelling and optimization of biological production and with the organization of the fishing industry (economic production).

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Collaborative Paper)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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