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Management Strategy
Evaluation (MSE)

Identifying strategies that achieve management objectives while avoiding unacceptable risks.

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The MSE Approach

Fisheries are a complex dynamic system. Our ability to predict how stocks will respond to exploitation is limited, and control mechanisms we have are imperfect. Finding management solutions through trial and error is difficult for various reasons, therefore simulations are an attractive option. This is the essence of the Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) approach: it is a way to identify the strategies that are likely to achieve management objectives while avoiding unacceptable risks.

This site offers an overview of information and attempts to improve communication around Management Strategy Evaluations. You can also explore these resources via our shiny app.

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Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) is an intergovernmental organisation responsible for the management of tuna and tuna-like species in the Indian Ocean.


IOTC Secretariat
Blend Seychelles Building (2nd floor)
PO Box 1011
Victoria Mahé — SEYCHELLES

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This project was funded by The Australian Government.

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We have put together an MSE Handout; download the free PDF here.