Bird species included in model
Eurasian oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)
Environmental issues simulated
Shellfishery management with extreme weather, changing habitat area, availability time, food quality and energy requirements. Mitigation due to fishing ban.
Recommendations from modelling
Mechanised cockle harvesting has a greater impact on shorebird survival than cockling cockles by hand.
West, A.D., Stillman, R.A. and Portig, A., 2002. Modelling of the interaction between oystercatchers and shellfish in Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Dorset.
Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland