This paper details how FOOSA, an operating foodweb model for evaluating spatially-structured harvest strategies for krill, has been implemented within the EPOC modelling framework. It also shows how the parameters developed for use in FOOSA can be adapted for use in EPOC. The paper has three main parts – an outline of the structure of EPOC, consideration of the general FOOSA structure that needs to be implemented and a description of the implementation of FOOSA in EPOC. The latter section includes the methods used for implementing environmental variability, the krill population, generic predators, the krill fishery and the system for setting catch limits. The process of implementing FOOSA in EPOC has been a useful opportunity to consider the functions needed to represent different processes in a minimal realistic model. A number of revised functions are developed as options to reflect different dynamics that may be present in the krill-predator-fishery system in Area 48. Some of these functions and model structures have been generalised to enable more predators to be included in the food web and to provide flexibility in the number of stages of a predator consuming krill. An important step now in the implementation of FOOSA in EPOC is for this implementation to be reviewed by the developers of FOOSA.
Пункт(ы) повестки дня