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Academic Journal of Applied Mathematical Sciences

Online ISSN: 2415-2188
Print ISSN: 2415-5225

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)


Volume 4 Number 10 October 2018

Determining the Impact of Variation of Harvesting Effort on the Qualitative Behaviour of a Coexistence Steady State Solution and Its Stability in Prey-Predetor Fishery Model

Authors: Agwu I. A. ; Inyama S. C. ; Umana R. A. ; Omame A. ; Ukanwoke N. ; Ofomata A. ; Mbachu H. I. ; Udofia E. S. ; Uwakwe J. I.
Pages: 119-128
In this paper, we consider a prey-predator fishery model in a three –patch aquatic habitat with selective harvesting of predator and prey populations. We attempt to study the qualitative behaviour of stability and co-existence steady state solution in an interaction between prey and predator populations due to variation of the harvesting effort when other model parameters are fixed using the method of numerical simulation. The innovation of this simulation technique has been used to determine the fraction of harvest and un-harvest resource biomass for prey and predator populations. Explicit expressions and values of the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and the corresponding populations’ level are obtained. Some sort of control is suggested to avoid over exploitation of resource biomass. Graphical solutions of the model are provided.