European decapod crustacean fisheries are poorly managed because stock assessments are weak and, because of this, management policies may be inadequate.
The objective of this Concerted Action (EDFAM) is to undertake a review of the data collection and stock assessment programmes in Europe and to recommend new approaches. This will include issues of standardisation of data and methods to enable comparability across regions and new approaches for assessment that specifically recognise stock structure and life history features. In addition, the management structures for these fisheries will be considered. Optimising the acquisition of data from industry, implementation of policies within the socio-economic framework, recognising local preference to the resources and the biological metapopulation structure of the stocks will be discussed. Using the results gained from this project, EDFAM will provide a framework for future management of these resources.
The project is expected to identify gaps in the knowledge of European decapod stocks and to recommend a synthesis of new approaches to assessment, and identification of optimum management structures.
FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE
Scientist responsible for the project
Mr OLIVER TULLY
Ireland - IE
Phone: +353 1 6082728
Fax: +353 1 6778094
||Zoology Department Trinity College
||01 February 2000
||693 160 €
|Total EC contribution
||691 256 €
- University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland - IE
- Universidade da Coruņa, Departamento de Bioloxia Animal, Bioloxia Vexetal e Ecoloxia, Spain - ES
- Centro Oceanografico de Baleares, Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia, Spain - ES
- University of Southampton, Southampton Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom (The) - GB