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EDFAM
European decapod fisheries: assessment and management

European decapod crustacean fisheries are poorly managed because stock assessments are weak and, because of this, management policies may be inadequate.


Objectives
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.

Results
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.

Classified in FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Scientist responsible for the project

Mr OLIVER TULLY

2 Dublin
Ireland - IE

Phone: +353 1 6082728
Fax: +353 1 6778094
E-mail: otully@mail.tcd.ie

References

Project ID QLRT-1999-01272
Organisation Zoology Department Trinity College
Area 5.1.2
Start date 01 February 2000
Duration (months) 36
Total cost 693 160 €
Total EC contribution   691 256 €
Status Completed

The partners

  • University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland - IE
    otully@tcd.ie
  • Universidade da Coruņa, Departamento de Bioloxia Animal, Bioloxia Vexetal e Ecoloxia, Spain - ES
    jfreire@udc.es
  • Centro Oceanografico de Baleares, Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia, Spain - ES
    goni@ctv.es
  • University of Southampton, Southampton Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom (The) - GB
    kjc@soc.soton.ac.uk
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