MSY Explained



In population ecology and economics, MSY is the largest average yield (catch) that can theoretically be taken from a species’ stock over an indefinite period under constant environmental conditions. It is usually measured in tonnes. To have a viable and thriving fishing sector, the size of fish stocks must be above levels where they can produce the maximum sustainable yield over an indefinite timeframe.

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