The main goal of the project is to contribute to the development of decision tools that could allow us to monitor and predict the impact of harvesting on fish stocks in freshwater reservoirs. These tools will be based on data, gathered on the history of exploitation in selected water bodies in southern and central Bohemia with Lipno Lake as the main case study, and on mathematical models and computer simulations. This can provide feedback to the management and environmental authorities as to how the procedure of collecting and processing of data can be improved in the future.
- Compilation of a database of past exploitation and fish population dynamics based on angler's logbooks, published reports and other gray literature.
- Statistical analyses of the data.
- Development of a custom-made simulation model of optimal exploitation strategies and stakeholder interests in local fish stocks.
- Development of a simulation model of potential evolutionary consequences of fishing in local fish stocks.
Outreach and dissemination of result
- Exchange of experts between the teams in the Czech Republic and Norway.
- Organisation of local workshops.
- Organisation of the DINFISH2010 symposium.