Report - Aquatic Environment and Biodiversity (AEBR)
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We present potential uses of simple spatially explicit production models as tools to assist Ecological Risk Assessments (ERA) of the benthic impact of New Zealand deepwater fisheries. The effect of different management options on various communities can be assessed in a quantitative, transparent, and reproducible manner. Clearly quantified results of simulated management actions can then inform the management response to the ERA of specific communities.