In this paper, a new mathematical model has been proposed and analyzed to study the interaction of phytoplankton- zooplankton-fish population in an aquatic environment with Holloing’s types II, III and IV functional responses. It is assumed that the growth rate of phytoplankton depends upon the constant level of nutrient and the fish population is harvested according to CPUE (catch per unit effort) hypothesis. Biological and bionomical equilibrium of the system has been investigated. Using Pontryagin’s Maximum Principal, the optimal harvesting policy is discussed. Chaotic nature and bifurcation analysis of the model system for a control parameter have been observed through a numerical simulation.
Dubey, B.; Patra, Atasi; and Upadhyay, R. K.
Dynamics of Phytoplankton, Zooplankton and Fishery Resource Model,
Applications and Applied Mathematics: An International Journal (AAM), Vol. 9,
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/aam/vol9/iss1/14