We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The JRC, together with the Denmark-based International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, University of Washington (US), Bangor University (UK) and DTU Aqua (DK), gives a training course on genetics in support of fisheries and aquaculture management, which is based on theory, application and strategy.
The course introduces the principles and practical application of genetics in fisheries and aquaculture, including relevant evolutionary, quantitative- and population genetic theory, a range of genetic and genomic tools that underpin the management of aquatic natural resources, and how such approaches complement other management tools, together with a critical valuation of costs and benefits. Case studies are provided that illustrate how genetics can help to address existing management and policy needs from capture and aquaculture fisheries.
Emphasis on the practical implication of technologies and theory will underpin course design and delivery.
Location: Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR), University of Algarve, Portugal
Registration and further details are available on the ICES website: Genetics in support of fisheries and aquaculture management