This ICES "Management Strategy Evaluation: an introduction" course will take place from 17–22 October 2016 in ICES, Copenhagen, Denmark.
The course will provide a general introduction to Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) by covering a range of topics with associated case studies and practical sessions, equipping participants with the knowledge, skills, and quantitative tools to undertake MSEs on their own fisheries resources.
The course will pair theoretical lectures with case studies from around the world and will cover topics such as operating models, harvest control rules, uncertainty, and risk. Examples of technical interactions and the use of an environmental index in a Harvest Control Rule (HCR) will also be explored. Small group discussions and worked examples (HCRs in Excel and a full MSE in FLR) will be used to turn concepts into practice.