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  1. Fisheries and Aquaculture

    Our seas, oceans and coasts are important resources for the EU. The livelihoods of many citizens depend on the sea – fisheries of course, but also tourism and trade are key sectors of the EU economy. The EU fishing industry is the fourth largest in the wo ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Genetics for traceability in the fisheries sector

    Low-cost catfish fillets sold as expensive sole fillets or cod caught in the North Sea but declared as originating from the Baltic Sea are both examples of types of fraud in the fisheries sector. Molecular methods, such as those based on DNA-technology, m ...

    30 April 2014

  3. 32nd Prenary Meeting Report of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (PLEN-09-03)

    The Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries hold its 32nd plenary on 9-13 Novemebr 2009 in Brussels. The terms of reference included both issues assessments of STECF working group reports and additional requests submitted to the STECF b ...

    30 April 2014

  4. Size spectra of lake fish assemblages: responses along gradients of general environmental factors and intensity of lake-use

    1. The size structure of communities is shaped by biotic and abiotic interactions. Therefore, comparative analyses of size spectra may reveal the major drivers governing patterns and processes in size-structured communities. 2. We tested the suitability o ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Price Effects of Changing Quantities Supplied at the Integrated European Fish Market

    Abstract. As opposed to earlier studies, this analysis on the effect on fish prices of changing quantities supplied from EU fish stocks is European-wide, taking international markets integration into account. The average own-price flexibilities for fresh ...

    30 April 2014

  6. The accuracy of self-reported fisheries data: Oregon trawl logbook fishing locations and retained catches

    Self-reporting of information is an inexpensive means for collecting data on fishing or other human activities, but the accuracy of self-reported data can be difficult to measure. Logbooks that record fishing activities are a common form of self-reporting ...

    30 April 2014

  7. Discard mitigation? what we can learn from waste minimization practices in other natural resources?

    Solutions to the problem of discarding in fisheries have been debated for decades. Despite this attention, measures to ameliorate discarding have had limited success. Regulators, researchers, and industry continue to struggle with fisheries management and ...

    30 April 2014

  8. Exploring opportunities for the integration of genetic data into fisheries management resulting from the European Union Data Collection Framework Regulation (DCR 199/2008)

    In its user guide on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) the underlines that fisheries management in the EU relies on scientific advice, and is therefore dependent on accurate, relevant and up-to-date data. Since 2001, the CFP has set aside funding to help ...

    30 April 2014

  9. A reference list of fish species for a heavily modified transitional water: the Zeeschelde (Belgium)

    A crucial step in the development of a fish-based index for the ecological assessment of water bodies as provided by the European Water Framework Directive is to define a reference list of fish species occurring in pristine rivers. The aim of this study w ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Fishery reform: Many stocks secure

    Euopean fisheries scientists argue that fisheries management in Europe is not a complete failure as frequently said. DOERING Ralf, CASEY John, ANDERSEN Jesper, CARDINALE Massimiliano, STRANSKY Christoph, SIMMONDS Edmund, KIRKEGAARD Eskild, DOERNER Hendrik ...

    30 April 2014

  11. Evaluation of the effects of the multi-annual plan on the stock

    The plans objectives are defined in terms of fishing mortality reductions. In the case that there is an accepted assessment (North Sea cod), it is evaluated if the fishing mortality has reduced as intended since the implementation of the plan. Exploitatio ...

    30 April 2014

  12. Report of the ICES WKROUNDMP 2011 / STECF EWG 11-07. Evaluation and Impact Assessment of Management Plans PT II

    A joint ICES / STECF meeting was held in Hamburg 20-24 June 2011, to prepare an Evaluation of multi-annual plans for cod in Kattegat, North Sea, Irish Sea and West of Scotland. The meeting involved STECF, ICES scientists dealing with Economy and Biology a ...

    30 April 2014

  13. Potential feeding and spawning habitats of bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea

    Atlantic bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus (ABFT) is a fish of high market value which has recently become strongly overexploited, notably in the Mediterranean Sea. This area is an essential habitat for ABFT reproduction and growth. We present here an approach ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Fish assemblages across a salinity gradient in the Zeeschelde estuary (Belgium)

    Between 1991 and 2008 a total of 71 fish species was recorded in the brackish and fresh water zone of the Schelde estuary (Zeeschelde). The results were obtained from fish surveys from the cooling water filter screens of the power plant at Doel (between 1 ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Fish Health and Fisheries, Implications for Stock Assessment and Management: The Mediterranean Example

    Although fish health may influence key population-level processes, particularly those dealing with natural mortality, reproduction and growth, which in turn affect stock productivity, there has been little emphasis on the links between fish health and man ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Long-term trajectory of some elasmobranch species off the Tuscany coasts (NW Mediterranean) from 50 years of catch data

    The time series of elasmobranch catch rates off the Tuscany coasts (NW Mediterranean) were investigated by means of min/max auto-correlation factor analysis in order to estimate variations in population abundance and evaluate the influence of environmenta ...

    30 April 2014

  17. The efficiency of using remote sensing for fisheries enforcement: Application to the Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery

    This paper analyzes the impact of applying vessel detection technology using satellite images (vesseldetection system, VDS) to complement air patrols for fisheries enforcement and control. Due to limitedfisheries enforcement budgets there is the need to a ...

    30 April 2014

  18. IMAS-Fish: Integrated MAnagement System to support the sustainability of Greek Fisheries resources. A multidisciplinary web-based database management system: implementation, capabilities, utilization and future prospects for fisheries stakeholders

    The Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) holds a significant amount of scientific data covering various disciplines of the marine environment in the Greek Seas. The Institute of Marine Biological Resources (IMBR/HCMR) endeavors to assess the fishery ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Strengths and Weaknesses of the Management and Monitoring of Deep-Water Stocks, Fisheries, and Ecosystems in Various Areas of the World?A Roadmap Toward Sustainable Deep-Water Fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic?

    Scientific interest in deep-water marine resources has increased dramatically over the last 10-20 years, as management bodies have sought advice on how to manage deep-water fisheries and protect deep-water ecosystems. The strengths and weaknesses of the m ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Estimating age at first maturity in fish from change-points in growth rate

    Recent studies have drawn attention to the potential for evolutionary changes in life-history traits as a consequence of the size-selective process of fishing and evidence of so called fisheries induced evolution has been reported for a number of differen ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Life in 3-D: life history strategies in tunas, mackerels and bonitos

    The scombrids (tunas, bonitos, Spanish mackerels and mackerels) sustain some of the most important fisheries in the world and their sustainable management depends on better understanding of their life history strategies. Here, we first assemble life histo ...

    30 April 2014

  22. A medium-term, stochastic forecast model to support sustainable, mixed fisheries management in the Mediterranean Sea

    A medium-term (10 year) stochastic forecast model is developed and presented for mixed fisheries that can provide estimations of age-specific parameters for a maximum of 10 stocks and 10 fisheries. Designed to support fishery managers dealing with complex ...

    30 April 2014

  23. Lessons for fisheries management from the EU cod recovery plan

    The performance of the EU long-term management plan for cod stocks, in force since 2009, is analysed focusing on the human and institutional factors. The plan operates through landings quotas (TACs) and effort restrictions following a Harvest Control Rule ...

    30 April 2014

  24. A Bio-Economic evaluation of the potential for establishing a commercial fishery on two newly- developed stocks: The Ionian red shrimps fishery

    It has recently been shown that two deep-water red shrimp species (Aristeus antennatus and Aristaeomorpha foliacea) have the potential to support a viable fishery in the Greek Ionian Sea (eastern Mediterranean). In this article, we investigate (i) the evo ...

    30 April 2014

  25. The certification of the mass fractions of elements in fish muscle (ERM-BB422)

    This report describes the preparation of a fish muscle matrix reference material ERM? BB422, and the certification of the contents (mass fractions) of eight elements. All results are expressed as a mass fraction on a dry mass basis. The preparation and pr ...

    30 April 2014