The tool is a software program.
The tool includes the Fish SPACE software, user guide and spatial data preparation manual. The software includes a friendly user interface that allows users to upload their data (e.g. maps, fishers), run simulations, and visualise changes in the fish stock and fishing activity in map and graph formats. Users can also save the information for reporting.
The user guide provides instructions on how to use and interpret the outputs of the tool. The spatial data preparation manual presents how the map data are processed for use in the Fish SPACE software.
Fish SPACE assists users to explore the benefits and impacts of different marine reserve network spatial configurations, with fisheries management strategies. Fish SPACE helps users look at the effects of marine reserve networks and different levels of fishing effort on a particular fish stock.
Users can upload and plug in their data and evaluate different marine reserve design decisions, and fisheries management options, such as catch quotas, to see how these impact the status of the fish stock and its effect on fish catch.
Fish SPACE can be used to communicate, for example, when existing marine reserve policies need to be reviewed, and during community participatory decision-making exercises. This will allow audiences to understand why existing policies are insufficient to support the fishery. Users can also explore complementary fisheries management options (e.g., introducing catch quotas to reduce fishing pressure) in combination with different marine reserve scenarios.
Fish SPACE is available as a Mac and a Windows software application.
Some experience in GIS and coral reef fisheries is required to be able to prepare the data, use the tool, and understand its outputs. It is recommended that users implement Fish SPACE with composite teams including experienced GIS staff, conservation and fisheries managers and planners, among others.
Download the tool using the links at the bottom of this page.
The tool is open-access and is available free of charge, under the user agreement and stated terms and conditions (see www.ccres.net/terms).
Training in data preparation and tool use is required, but a data preparation manual and user guide are available for individual study.
For more information contact Dr Vera Horigue, University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute.
|Fish SPACE - Mac||zip / 103.41 MB||LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD|
|Fish SPACE - Windows||zip / 107.91 MB||LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD|
|Release notes Fish SPACE application v2.0.1e||docx / 128.61 KB||LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD|
|Release notes Fish SPACE application v2.0.1e||pdf / 118.05 KB||LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD|
|Fish SPACE - Data preparation manual||pdf / 7.75 MB||LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD|
|Fish SPACE - User guide||pdf / 9.21 MB||LOGIN TO DOWNLOAD|