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  1. 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 ...

    02 September 2015

  2. 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 ...

    21 August 2014

  3. New habitat model allows dynamic and smart management of Atlantic bluefin tuna

    26 Feb 2016 A new habitat model, developed by the JRC and partner scientists, detects areas and periods where Atlantic bluefin tuna prefers to feed and spawn. Covering most of the areas where this species lives and the entire area subject to fisheries, th ...

    26 February 2016

  4. Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas: JRC-EASAC report launch

    25 Jan 2016 The  JRC and the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC) will hold a launch event of their joint report on Marine sustainability in an age of changing oceans and seas. The report aims at contributing to the governance challen ...

    04 February 2016

  5. New tool to map fishing activities in Europe

    14 Jan 2016 A new tool developed by the JRC provides for the first time detailed maps of high intensity fisheries areas in 2014-2015 in Europe. Thanks to tracking data of fishing vessels, it is possible to derive information about the fishing habits of co ...

    14 January 2016

  6. JRC contributes to 2016 fishing opportunities

    23 Dec 2015 Scientific advice by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF), coordinated by the JRC, has contributed to define 2016 fishing opportunities which were agreed upon by EU ministers last week. STECF advice and calcul ...

    23 December 2015

  7. Reports of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) – Merging of the BT1 and BT2 gear categories in the North Sea (STECF-16-02).

    The STECF provided advice in relation to possible merging of the BT1 and BT2 gear categories in the North Sea by written procedure in February 2016. The Commission may consult the STECF on any matter relating to marine and fisheries biology, fishing gear ...

    01 April 2016

  8. Reports of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) Management measures for sole in area VIIa (STECF-16-04).

    The European Commission may consult the STECF on any matter relating to marine and fisheries biology, fishing gear technology, fisheries economics, fisheries governance, ecosystem effects of fisheries, aquaculture or similar disciplines. This report deals ...

    24 April 2016

  9. Procedures for the reconstruction, primary culture and experimental use of rainbow trout gill epithelia

    This protocol describes how to reconstruct and culture the freshwater rainbow trout gill epithelium on flat permeable membrane supports within cell culture inserts. The protocol describes gill cell isolation, cultured gill epithelium formation, maintenanc ...

    20 March 2016

  10. Sharing knowledge on R&I will boost the potential of the blue economy in the Mediterranean

    20 Nov 2015 The declaration adopted this week by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), a partnership of EU28 countries, the European Commission and 15 Mediterranean countries, recognised the potential of the blue economy for a sustainable growth in the M ...

    20 November 2015

  11. The effects of global warming on regional marine productivity

    16 Nov 2015 A recently published JRC article describes the effects of atmospheric forcing changes on the Mediterranean Sea’s primary productivity rate over the coming century. It finds that, although the average overall primary production rate will be alm ...

    16 November 2015

  12. Invasive freshwater species in Europe’s lakes and rivers: how do they come in?

    13 Nov 2015 A JRC-led article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and stocking activities as the main pathways of alien species introduction in European lakes and rivers. Germany, the UK and It ...

    13 November 2015

  13. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) – Evaluation of Fisheries Dependent Information (STECF-15-12) Corrigendum.

    The text and tables below should replace the corresponding sections in the Evaluation of Fisheries Dependent Information (STECF 2015. Evaluation of Fisheries Dependent Information (STECF-15-12). Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 2 ...

    11 March 2016

  14. Feeding Ecology

    The present chapter firstly describes food and feeding of three of the four developmental stages in the life cycle of eels, leptocephalus, elver, and yellow eel stages but because it is generally accepted that mature or silver eels do not feed (Tesch 2003 ...

    20 March 2016

  15. Training course: Quantitative Fisheries Science using FLR and a4a

    24 Aug 2015 The JRC is organising a training course on modelling in support of quantitative fisheries science and advice.  JRC fisheries modelling experts will introduce about 20 students from all over Europe to the use of the open-source Fisheries Librar ...

    28 August 2015

  16. Evaluating genetic traceability methods for captive-bred marine fish and their applications in fisheries management and wildlife forensics

    Growing demands for marine fish products is leading to increased pressure on already depleted wild populations and a rise in aquaculture production. Consequently, more captive-bred fish are released into the wild through accidental escape or deliberate re ...

    20 March 2016

  17. Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries- Evaluation of Proposals to Revise DCF National Programmes for 2016 (STECF-16-01).

    The EWG 15-15 was held in Hamburg, Germany, from 23 to 27 November 2015 to evaluate National Programmes (NP) for 2016 submitted by Member States (MS) under the Data Collection Framework (DCF), to revise procedures and guidance for the submission of DCF An ...

    16 March 2016

  18. Habitat suitability of the Atlantic bluefin tuna by size class: an ecological niche approach

    An ecological niche modelling (ENM) approach was used to predict the potential feeding and spawning habitats of small (5–25 kg, only feeding) and large (>25 kg) Atlantic bluefin tuna (ABFT), Thunnus thynnus, in the Mediterranean Sea, the North Atlantic ...

    17 March 2016

  19. Does the water footprint concept provide relevant information to address the water–food–energy–ecosystem nexus?

    This paper is a perspective paper, which investigates whether the water footprint (WF) concept addresses the water–food–energy–ecosystem nexus. First, the nexus links between (1) the planetary boundary freshwater resources (green and blue water resources) ...

    04 March 2016

  20. More to fisheries than catch limits

    The Nature Editorial “Fishy limits” (Nature 528, 435 (24 December 2015) doi:10.1038/528435a) asserts that the European Union has set a worrying trend by ignoring scientific advice on overfishing. In doing so, the editorial tells only part of the story and ...

    06 March 2016

  21. FISHERIES DATA COLLECTION FRAMEWORK- The DCF Reporting and Implementation Cycles and the Data End-user Feedback

    Every year the Member States Data Collection (DCF) Annual Reports and Data Transmission to the data end-user are evaluated by the STECF regarding the (a) the execution of the national programs approved by the Commission; and (b) the quality of the data co ...

    07 February 2016

  22. The European Atlas of the Seas

    The European Atlas of the Seas http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/atlas/maritime_atlas/ The JRC maintains and enriches the European Atlas of the Seas with the support of DG MARE. This portal disseminates cartographic information related to EU's coas ...

    15 January 2015

  23. An eye on the sea

    This booklet describes JRC activities related to the use of satellite images for fisheries, maritime surveillance and ocean colours. kj04159602kn.pdf MORTARA Barbara, GAFFURI Anne-Laure 2015 Brochures / Leaflets Horizontal services Agriculture and food se ...

    11 March 2016

  24. New, simplified system makes EU data for fisheries easily available

    22 Jun 2015 The European Commission has adopted a proposal for a regulation upgrading the EU framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector to support scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The JRC ...

    22 June 2015

  25. Data dissemination and analysis for Fisheries & Aquaculture

    Data Dissemination https://fishreg.jrc.ec.europa.eu/web/datadissemination/home The JRC enables and facilitates the dissemination and analysis of fisheries and aquaculture related data through a set of dedicated web-based public tools. It includes a dedica ...

    15 January 2015