On scientists ’ discomfort in fisheries advisory science : the example of simulation-based fisheries management-strategy evaluations

  title={On scientists ’ discomfort in fisheries advisory science : the example of simulation-based fisheries management-strategy evaluations},
  author={Sarah Belle Mathilde Kraak and Ciar{\'a}n J. Kelly and Edward A Codling and Emer Rogan},
The role of science: regulatory and academic science 127 Abstract Scientists feel discomfort when they are asked to create certainty, where none exists, for use as an alibi in policy-making. Recently, the scientific literature has drawn attention to some pitfalls of simulation-based fisheries management-strategy evaluation (MSE). For example, while estimates concerning central tendencies of distributions of simulation outcomes are usually fairly robust because they are conditioned on ample data… CONTINUE READING
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