Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE)

Purse seining in PNG

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New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)
Regional (22 Pacific island countries and territories), WCPFC members, participating territories and cooperating non-members
NZD 6 million
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SPC Contact
Paul Hamer

Technical and capacity building support for tuna harvest strategy development

The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) is committed to implementing harvest strategies for the major tuna fisheries of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPO): skipjack, bigeye, yellowfin and South Pacific albacore. SPC’s Oceanic Fisheries Programme, supported by funding from the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, is providing the essential technical and capacity building support to underpin the development of the harvest strategies. The work involves developing and testing candidate management procedures using MSE (management strategy evaluation) modelling frameworks, conducting capacity building activities for member countries, and providing decision support tools to assist fisheries managers in choosing among alternative management procedures.