the lead fisheries biologist for a powerful and well established
fishing company. Your team is comprised of an economist, fisheries
technician, and you, the biologist. Your company plans to deploy
a fleet of fishing vessels to harvest anchovy off the coast of Peru.
that the Peruvian anchovy industry collapsed in the early 1970's,
but are unsure what caused the collapse and whether the anchovy
stock has recovered. Your team needs to determine whether it will
be economically viable for your company to invest time, resources,
and assets into harvesting these anchovies.
fisheries biologist, you need to present the scientific aspects
of this investment. Your team needs you to determine:
is the Peruvian coast an ideal fisheries location?
caused the collapse of the Peruvian anchovy industry in the 1970s?
the collapse have been prevented? Why or why not?
has been 30 years. Is this industry recovering and economically
did this happen, and can it happen again?