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Fish should not be in isolation: Calculating maximum sustainable yield using an ensemble model

  title={Fish should not be in isolation: Calculating maximum sustainable yield using an ensemble model},
  author={Michael A. Spence and Khatija Alliji and Hayley J Bannister and Nicola D. Walker and Angela Muench},
  journal={arXiv: Applications},
Many jurisdictions have a legal requirement to manage fish stocks to maximum sustainable yield (MSY). Generally, MSY is calculated on a single-species basis, however in reality, the yield of one species depends, not only on its own fishing level, but that of other species. We show that bold assumptions about the effect of interacting species on MSY are made when managing on a single-species basis, often leading to inconsistent and conflicting advice, demonstrating the requirement of a… 

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