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CEPHSTOCK
Cephalopod stocks in European waters: Review, analysis, assessment and sustainable management

Cephalopod stocks that support increasingly important fisheries are not currently managed within the scope of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The purpose of this project is to assemble demographic, genetic, physiological, environmental and socio-economic data on the fishing and exploitation of cephalopods, and develop common databases and GIS. The assembled data, synthetic reviews and expertise will be used to generate up-to-date statements of the status of fished stocks, new stock assessments, and recommendations on data collection protocols and management options. The pan-European consortium represents all the member states with major cephalopod fisheries, encompassing Atlantic and Mediterranean fisheries, with required cross-disciplinary expertise.

Objectives
The objective of this project is to review, synthesise and disseminate the results from previous and ongoing RTD projects on cephalopod fishery biology and fisheries, as well as the wider literature, to provide a scientific basis for rational sustainable exploitation of European cephalopod stocks.
The synthesis of demographic, genetic, physiological, environmental and socio-economic data will lead to 50 identified deliverables including review papers, reports, CD-ROMs, a website and new RTD proposals.

Progress to Date
Data gathering and reviews are in progress.

Results
The first results will appear in the First Annual Report due in Autumn 2003.

Classified in CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Scientist responsible for the project

Dr GRAHAM PIERCE
Department of Zoology, Tillydrone Avenue
AB24 2TZ Aberdeen
United Kingdom (The) - GB

Phone: +44 1224 2724 59
Fax: +44 1224 2723 96
E-mail: g.j.pierce@abdn.ac.uk

References

Project ID QLRT-2001-00962
Organisation University of Aberdeen
Area 5.1.2
Start date 10 January 2002
Duration (months) 36
Total cost 887 417 €
Total EC contribution   887 417 €
Status Ongoing
Web address of the project   http://www.abdn.ac.uk/eurosquid/cephstock.htm

The partners

  • Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine , United Kingdom (The) - GB
    m.rackley@ic.ac.uk
  • Dipartimento per lo Studio del Territorio della Sue Risorse, universita di Genona , Italy - IT
    ALBERT@DIPTERIS.UNIGE.IT
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