Interesting article on fisheries harvest control rules – from one of the FarFish partners!

Substituting model-based indicators in Harvest Control Rules by observations using fuzzy logic methodology

Harvest Control Rules are predefined heuristic decision rules to provide quota advices for managed fisheries. Frequently statistical methods and biological assumptions expressed in mathematical models, are used to provide the Harvest Control Rules with initial information (indicators values). The aim of this article is to investigate a possible way forward of replacing these inputs by quantities of measurable observations, e.g. catch-at-age statistics.