Rome (IT) - 03/03/14 - 06/03/14
2nd International Symposium on fishery-dependent information
The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) in Rome will host the second international conference on the collection and interpretation of traditional and non-traditional fishery dependent data.
Comprehensive and reliable fisheries data and information is needed to provide sound scientific advice, feeding into fisheries management and policy frameworks in order to ensure sustainability in the fisheries sector and future profitable exploitation of fish stocks.
The symposium will explore the challenges of a changing fisheries management and how the fisheries system can be made more cost-effective and perceived as more legitimate. Renewed and more participatory management strategies, data collection and interpretation with strong integration of fishers and fishing communities, improved strategies for sampling commercial catches and monitoring changes in the ecosystem will also be dealt with. Other topics include data precision and quality from observer and self-sampling programmes; evaluation of the effectiveness and impact of increased (or full) catch retention requirements.
The conference is organised by the JRC, the FAO and the Marine Institute, Galway (MI); the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA (NOAA); the Institute of Marine Research, Norway (IMR); the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas, Denmark (ICES) and the EU EcoFishMan project.