AN AGENT-BASED MODEL FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING MANAGEMENT EVALUATION IN A CORAL REEF ENVIRONMENT

Lei Gao, Jeff Durkin, Atakelty Hailu

Abstract

This paper presents an integrated agent-based model of recreational fishing behaviour within a reef ecosystem as a platform for the evaluation of recreational fishing management strategies. Angler behaviour is described using econometrically estimated site choice models. Site choice among anglers is driven by site attributes and angler characteristics. The biophysical model represents the marine reef environment as a system with different trophic levels identifying algal and coral growth as well as two types of fish (piscivores and herbivores). Ecosystem dynamics are driven by interactions within the trophic levels and fishing activities. The model is capable of simulating the biophysical and economic welfare impacts of management strategies in a manner that accounts for feedback effects.

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Gao L., Durkin J. and Hailu A. (2010). AN AGENT-BASED MODEL FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING MANAGEMENT EVALUATION IN A CORAL REEF ENVIRONMENT . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-674-022-1, pages 200-205. DOI: 10.5220/0002729702000205


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icaart10,
author={Lei Gao and Jeff Durkin and Atakelty Hailu},
title={AN AGENT-BASED MODEL FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING MANAGEMENT EVALUATION IN A CORAL REEF ENVIRONMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2010},
pages={200-205},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002729702000205},
isbn={978-989-674-022-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - AN AGENT-BASED MODEL FOR RECREATIONAL FISHING MANAGEMENT EVALUATION IN A CORAL REEF ENVIRONMENT
SN - 978-989-674-022-1
AU - Gao L.
AU - Durkin J.
AU - Hailu A.
PY - 2010
SP - 200
EP - 205
DO - 10.5220/0002729702000205