EAFM & Risk Assessment Prioritizing Assessments Prof. Dr. Sahar Mehanna Head of Fish Population Dynamics Lab. Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM). Fisheries management is increasingly concerned with impacts on fish resources AND their ecosystems
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ERA undertaken at 3 levels:
1. Define ECOSYSTEM COMPONENTS to be analyzed
Operational objectives (OO) clarified for each component and attribute
2. What’s at risk? Identify effects of ‘activities’ on each component.
3. Set up a ‘hazard matrix’ that identifies what components and attributes are impacted by what activities – qualitative
4. Risk Screening of identified hazards by SICA scoring
Assessment of SICA results should indicate:
Productivity Attributes FOR SPECIES: