During the first half of the 1990s, in response to the increasing concern about many of the worlds fisheries and following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), a number of international fisheries instruments provided an impetus for countries to strengthen their fisheries management. A key step in supporting such efforts is the development of more detailed, systematic and comparable information on fisheries environments and management trends. The State of World Marine Capture Fisheries Management Questionnaire was developed by FAO in 2004 in response to this need. The results have been grouped by region and reported in this publication. Today, we are able to look back to see how countries responded, to examine whether more fisheries are managed, and to determine whether the management tools and strategies employed have improved the overall situation in marine capture fisheries. Trends in legal and administrative frameworks, management regimes and status of marine
During the first half of the 1990s, in response to the increasing concern about many of the worlds fisheries and following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), a number of international fisheries instruments provided an impetus for countries to strengthen their fisheries management. A key step in supporting such efforts is the development of more detailed, systematic and comparable information on fisheries environments and management trends. The State of World Marine Capture Fisheries Management Questionnaire was developed by FAO in 2004 in response to this need. The results have been grouped by region and reported in this publication. Today, we are able to look back to see how countries responded, to examine whether more fisheries are managed, and to determine whether the management tools and strategies employed have improved the overall situation in marine capture fisheries. Trends in legal and administrative frameworks, management regimes and status of marine
The Bachelor of Fisheries Science (B.F.Sc) is a bachelors degree for studies in fisheries science in India. "Fisheries science" is the academic discipline of managing and understanding fisheries. It is a multidisciplinary science, which draws on the disciplines of aquaculture including breeding, genetics, biotechnology, nutrition, farming, diagnosis of diseases in fishes, other aquatic resources, medical treatment of aquatic animals; fish processing including curing, canning, freezing, value addition, byproducts and waste utilization, quality assurance and certification, fisheries microbiology, fisheries biochemistry; fisheries resource management including biology, anatomy, taxonomy, physiology, population dynamics; fisheries environment including oceanography, limnology, ecology, biodiversity, aquatic pollution; fishing technology including gear and craft engineering, navigation and seamanship, marine engines; fisheries economics and management and fisheries extension. Fisheries science is ...
North Carolina Fishery Management Plan Amendment 4 Oyster February 2017ii North Carolina Oyster Fishery Management Plan AMENDMENT 4 By North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Division of Marine Fisheries 3441 Arendell Street Post Office Box 769 Morehead City, NC 28557 February 2017 July 2013 Timeline begins September 2015 Internal Review with NCDMF comments September 2015 Revised with NCDMF recommendations November 2015 First draft approved by MFC for public comment February 2016 MFC selects preferred management options May 2016 MFC finalizes preferred management options June 2016 Reviewed by NCDEQ Secretary June 2016 Reviewed by the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations August 2016 Draft rules approved for Notice of Text February 2017 Plan and rules adopted by the MFCiii 1.0 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Amendment 4 to the North Carolina Oyster Fishery Management Plan (FMP) was developed by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality ...
Bycatch of protected species in commercial fishing operations is a primary concern to fishery managers because it threatens the conservation, protection, and recovery of fragile species, such as the Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus). One potential solution to reduce the risk associated with commercial fishing operations is to design commercial fishing gear that is more selective in terms of interactions between Atlantic sturgeon and commercial fisheries. Given this conservation and management need, the overarching goal was to reduce Atlantic sturgeon fishery interactions and maintain southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) catch in North Carolina. The specific objectives of this study were to design and evaluate the effectiveness of a modified gillnet. Overall, the results proved that lowering the profile and amount of webbing had a beneficial impact at reducing Atlantic sturgeon incidental encounters and bycatch. The modified gillnet reduced bycatch and Atlantic sturgeon
Managing fisheries is about managing people and businesses, and not about managing fish. Fish populations are managed by regulating the actions of people.[40] If fisheries management is to be successful, then associated human factors, such as the reactions of fishermen, are of key importance, and need to be understood.[41]. Management regulations must also consider the implications for stakeholders. Commercial fishermen rely on catches to provide for their families just as farmers rely on crops. Commercial fishing can be a traditional trade passed down from generation to generation. Most commercial fishing is based in towns built around the fishing industry; regulation changes can impact an entire towns economy. Cuts in harvest quotas can have adverse effects on the ability of fishermen to compete with the tourism industry.[42]. Effective management of fisheries includes involving all stakeholders in the fishery. To do this successfully, stakeholders need to feel empowered enough to make ...
This paper shows that common property problems associated with open access salmon ranching in the absence of a commercial fishery result in inefficiency characterized by overstocking. The presence of an open access fishery presents additional common property problems which will inhibit the development of fish ranching. At prices where salmon ranching does occur, the open access commercial fishery will tend to overexploit the natural fish stock to a greater extent than if there were no salmon ranching. It is shown that there exists a range of prices where both fish stocks can coexist with open access. However, there is a limit price above which the natural stock will be driven to extinction through overfishing stimulated by stock from salmon ranchers. The range of prices under which both species can coexist can be increased through either restrictions of fishery effort or reducing the catchability of aquacultured stock. Cooperative management of both aquaculture and commercial fishing results in profits
This handbook is a unique product. It is the first field guide to community-based fisheries management focused specifically on fisheries, such as those of the Northwest Atlantic, that are already highly regulated by governmental authorities, with licensing and other requirements that limit access and effort. While a variety of resource materials are available on community-based natural resource management, almost all of these are written by practitioners working in the South (developing countries) and rely on case studies and techniques that have been tested in less industrialized tropical fisheries. Therefore, this handbook is one of the few publications about community-based management in Northern fisheries.The need for this handbook was identified by participants working on an initiative on the Atlantic coast of Canada, Turning the Tide: Communities Managing Fisheries Together (www.turningthetide.ca). Turning the Tide works for improved fisheries management through community-based approaches,
Dapeng Bay is a typical offshore fisheries area in the South China Sea (SCS). In order to understand the fishery resources, seasonal variations of species composition, dominant species composition, standardized catch per unit effort (SCPUE) and community diversity of fishery resources in Dapeng Bay, China were analyzed based on trawl survey data in spring (March) and summer (May) of 2013 as well as autumn (August) and winter (December) of 2012. Results demonstrated that there are 113 fishery species, which belong to 78 categories, 50 families, 14 catalogues, 3 classes. There are the most species in summer (61 species) and about 56 species in other seasons. In all four seasons, fish and crustacea are dominant species, and there are the fewest cephalopoda. High values of SCPUE occur in spring and autumn, reaching 5.65 and 5.33, respectively. SCPUE is generally low in summer, ranging between 0.52 - 0.96. Fish biodiversity is the highest in summer and the lowest in winter. Among biodiversity, Shannon-Wiener
The Fisheries Science Division under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) coordinates and monitor the research and academic programmes in fisheries and aquaculture of five resource specific fisheries research institutes viz., ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute (CMFRI), ICAR-Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute (CIFRI), ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), ICAR-Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), ICAR-Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA); a Deemed University, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (CIFE); a bureau, ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (NBFGR) and a directorate, ICAR-Directorate of Coldwater Fisheries Research (DCFR) which are also supported by a wide network of their Regional/Research/ Field centres. The Fisheries Science Division has also initiated Network Projects on Mariculture and Fish Health Management and coordinating a Consortium Research Platform (CRP) project on ...
REFERENCES. Afonso, A.S., Santiago, R., Hazin, H. & Hazin, F.H.V. 2012. Shark bycatch and mortality and hook bite-offs in pelagic longlines: interactions between hook types and leader materials. Fisheries Research, 131: 9-14. [ Links ] Afonso, A.S., Hazin, F.H.V., Carvalho, F., Pacheco, J.C., Hazin, H., Kerstetter, D.W., Murie, D. & Burgess, G.H. 2011. Fishing gear modifications to reduce elasmobranch mortality in pelagic and bottom longline fisheries off Northeast Brazil. Fisheries Research, 108:336-343. [ Links ] Amorim, A.F., Arfelli, C.A. & Bacilier, S. 2002. Shark data from Santos longliners fishery off southern Brazil (1971-2000). Collective Volume Scientific Papers ICCAT, 54: 1341-1348. [ Links ] Boggs, C.H. 1992. Depth, capture time, and hooked longevity of longline-caught pelagic fish: timing bites of fish with chips. Fishery Bulletin, 90: 643-658. [ Links ] Braccini, M., Rijn, J.V. & Frick, L. 2012. High post-capture survival for sharks, rays and chimeras discarded in the main shark ...
AGENCY:. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.. ACTION:. Notice of public meetings.. SUMMARY:. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold public meetings of the Council and its Committees.. DATES:. The meetings will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 through Thursday, December 14, 2017. For agenda details, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.. ADDRESSES:. The meeting will be held at: The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401, telephone: (410) 972-4300.. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State St., Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674-2331.. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:. Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council; telephone: (302) 526-5255. The Councils Web site, www.mafmc.org also has details on the meeting location, proposed agenda, webinar listen-in access, and briefing materials.. SUPPLEMENTARY ...
ICELAND - The GSSI Steering Board has announced its recognition of the Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM) Certification Programme.. GSSIs recognition shows that the IRFM Certification Programme, with Fisheries Management Standard Version 2.0 (1 July 2016), is in alignment with all Essential Components of the Global Benchmark Tool.. The Tool is grounded in the FAO Guidelines for the Ecolabelling of Fish and Fishery Products from Marine Capture Fisheries and consists of performance areas related to scheme governance, operational management (including chain of custody) and applied wild-capture fisheries audit standards.. The IRFM Certification Programme is the second seafood certification scheme to be benchmarked against GSSIs Global Benchmark Tool and to achieve recognition in 2016. ...
NORTH CAROLINA FISHERIES RULES FOR COASTAL WATERS 2007 NORTH CAROLINA MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION NOTICE THE ORIGINAL AND OFFICIAL COPY OF TITLE 15A, CHAPTER 3 OF THE NORTH CAROLINA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE IS ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS AND IS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS. THESE BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FROM DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES POST OFFICE BOX 769 3441 ARENDELL STREET MOREHEAD CITY, NC 28557 252-726-7021 NORTH CAROLINA FISHERIES RULES FOR COASTAL WATERS 2007 NORTH CAROLINA MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION Mac Currin, Chairman DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES Bill Ross, Secretary DIVISION OF MARINE FISHERIES Dr. Louis B. Daniel III, Director PROTECT MARINE RESOURCES REPORT VIOLATIONS 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week MOREHEAD CITY 1-800-682-2632 Monday-Friday/8 am - 5 pm COLUMBIA AREA 1-800-405-7774 (NC only) ELIZABETH CITY AREA 1-800-338-7805 (NC only) WASHINGTON AREA 1-800-338-7804 WILMINGTON AREA 1-800-248-4536 (NC only) DIVISION OF ...
Documentation of BAP for artisanal fisheries? - posted in Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP): I need a manual or checklist for the implementation of the BAP standard in frozen seafood (artisanal fisheries). Thank you very much for your help
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Climate change is becoming more evident and, as it increases, will alter the productivity of fisheries and the distribution of fish stocks. From an economic point of view, the changes will have impacts on fisheries and coastal communities in different ways. These expected changes require adaptable and flexible fisheries and aquaculture management policies and governance frameworks. However, the forms of future climate change and the extent of its impact remain uncertain. Fisheries policy makers therefore need to develop strategies and decision-making models in order to adapt to climate change under such uncertainty while taking into account social and economic consequences.

While most work on climate change in the fisheries sector has focused on fisheries science, this book highlights the economic and policy aspects of adapting

Global marine fisheries are currently underperforming, largely due to overfishing. An analysis of global databases finds that resource rent net of subsidies from rebuilt world fisheries could increase from the current negative US$13 billion to positive US$54 billion per year, resulting in a net gain of US$600 to US$1,400 billion in present value over fifty years after rebuilding. To realize this gain, governments need to implement a rebuilding program at a cost of about US$203 (US$130-US$292) billion in present value. We estimate that it would take just 12 years after rebuilding begins for the benefits to surpass the cost. Even without accounting for the potential boost to recreational fisheries, and ignoring ancillary and non-market values that would likely increase, the potential benefits of rebuilding global fisheries far outweigh the costs.
The coastline of the Russian Federation is the fourth longest in the world after the coastlines of Canada, Greenland, and Indonesia. The Russian fishing industry has an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of 7.6 million km² including access to twelve seas in three oceans, together with the landlocked Caspian Sea and more than two million rivers. According to the FAO, in 2005 the Russian fishing industry harvested 3,190,946 tonnes of fish from wild fisheries and another 114,752 tonnes from aquaculture. This made Russia the ninth leading producer of fish, with 2.3 percent of the world total. Fisheries management is regulated by Russian federal laws. The federal law "On Fisheries and Protection of Aquatic Biological Resources" of December 2004 (referred to below as the Law on Fisheries) divides fisheries into three main categories" industrial, recreational, and subsistence fisheries of indigenous groups. Industrial fisheries includes coastal fisheries. This definition has been challenged and is under ...
FORT COBB RESERVOIR 5-YEAR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT PLAN SOUTHWEST REGION OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION 2 Prepared by: Larry Cofer, Regional Fisheries Supervisor Ryan Ryswyk, Fisheries Biologist And John Perry, Fisheries Technician DECEMBER 31, 2009 Contact Information Address: Southwest Fisheries Region Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation 19333 State Highway 49 Lawton, OK 73507 Phone: 580/529-2795 Email: [email protected] 3 Background Fort Cobb Reservoir, a U.S. Bureau of Reclamation project, was impounded in 1959 for flood control, water supply, fish and wildlife propagation and recreation. The dam is located at river mile 7.4 on Cobb Creek, a tributary of the Washita River, in Caddo County, Oklahoma (Lat 35E 09 45", Long 98E 27 00"). Cobb Creek and two other principal tributaries (Lake Creek and Willow Creek) drain approximately 314 square miles into the reservoir (Figure 1). Outflows from the reservoir include municipal and industrial pipelines to Chickasha and ...
Konstantin Sokolov was born in the former Soviet Union in 1967. His native town Murmansk is placed in the Kola peninsula on shore the Barents Sea. In 1993 he graduated from the State University in Petrozavodsk (Russian Karelia) as hidrobiologist. Since that year he works in the Polar Research Institute of the Marine fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO) in Murmansk, Russia. Now K. Sokolov is head of the Laboratory of Coastal Research.. In 2002/2003 he was trained under the United Nations University Fishery Training Programme (UNU FTP), Reykjavik, Iceland. His final project "Probable discards of cod in the Barents Sea and adjacent waters during Russian bottom trawl fishery" later formed the basis of PhD thesis "Causes and consequences of discards of the Barents Sea cod (Gadus morhua L.). Impact on the stock estimation" successfully defended in 2005.. Field of research of K. Sokolov is rather wide and boundaried inside the study of commercial demersal fish and crustacean of the Barents Sea and ...
Ecosystem-based fishery management (EBFM) is a new direction for fishery management, essentially reversing the order of management priorities so that management starts with the ecosystem rather than a target species. EBFM aims to sustain healthy marine ecosystems and the fisheries they support. Pikitch et al. describe the potential benefits of implementation of EBFM that, in their view, far outweigh the difficulties of making the transition from a management system based on maximizing individual species. ...
Commonwealth operators catching gummy shark, pink ling and blue eye trevalla in Australias gillnet hook and trap (GHAT) fishery, are now required to start logging their fisheries data electronically from 1 July 2018.. The GHAT sector lands catch worth about $18 million annually and injects funds into regional ports, while supplying the nation with some of Australias most popular table fish.. Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) CEO, Dr James Findlay, said moving to electronic-logs will streamline the collection of commercial catch data.. "Fishers have been looking for cost savings and the move to e-logs will see a significant reduction in the time and cost involved with the old paper-based logbooks," Dr Findlay said.. "The e-logs software can be integrated with on-board plotter location systems and fleet management software for vessels that have the systems already installed assist with quicker and better data quality.. "AFMA is looking to enable data collection systems to be ...
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The Ocean Studies Board and its Fisheries Subcommittee provide an open forum for those interested in fisheries science and policy to bring technical and policy concerns for discussion and possible action. A primary responsibility of the board is to initiate studies and ensure that they are carried out successfully. Individual studies are carried out by specially appointed committees under the boards oversight and within a definite time frame and budget.. The Fisheries Subcommittee typically meets once each year in conjunction with board meetings to:. 1. present the results of recently completed studies related to fisheries;. 2. review the progress of studies underway; and. 3. discuss emerging concerns in fisheries science, management, and policy and set priorities for future activities.. Participation in the fisheries subcommittee is open to any member of the board with an interest in fishery-related topics. Agency scientists and managers, as well as local fishery experts, are invited to ...
ACUNA PLAVAN, Alicia y VEROCAI, José E.. The artisanal fhishery importance and biological of the Brazilian codling, Urophycis brasiliensis (Kaup, 1858) (Pisces: Phycidae, Gadiformes) at the Uruguayan coast. Investig. mar. [online]. 2001, vol.29, n.1, pp.47-58. ISSN 0717-7178. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-71782001000100005.. ABSTRACT. Within the existing information from national institutions and landing samplings, artisanal fisheries, as well as biological characteristics of the of Brazilian codling (Urophycis brasiliensis) were analyzed. Artisanal fisheries are a prevalent activity in Uruguay, with important socio-economical incidence in Piriápolis and La Paloma during the summer because of touristic requirements. Total captures were from 343 and 363 ton (1990-1999). During this period other artisanal fisheries population were established. The longline is the most commonly used fishing art in artisanal fisheries. Population captured had lengths from 23 to 64 cm. Bigger lengths were ...
Lake Texoma Fisheries Management Plan Southcentral Region Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Prepared by: Cliff Sager, Fisheries Biologist David Routledge, Fisheries Technician Matt Mauck, Region Fisheries Supervisor Background Lake Texoma is an 88,000 acre reservoir formed by the impoundment of the Red River 4.6 miles below its confluence with the Washita River on the Oklahoma-Texas border (Figure 1). It was impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) in 1944 by construction of the Denison Dam and is bounded by the southern Oklahoma counties of Bryan, Johnston, Love and Marshall and the northern Texas counties of Cooke and Grayson. In capacity, Lake Texoma is the largest project in the Tulsa District of the USACOE and is the twelfth largest reservoir in the United States. The watershed contains 39,719 square miles in southwestern Oklahoma and northcentral Texas, as well as much of the Texas panhandle and parts of eastern New Mexico. A strongly increasing west to east ...
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1. Introduction. The main fishing resources in Brazil have long been overexploited, so that regulatory measures have been taken to prevent the collapse of fisheries (Peres et al., 2001). Some management measures are developed from common knowledge and long-term observation in traditional management systems, such as limited access, seasonal limits, protection of reproductive stocks or juveniles, among others (Berkes et al., 2006). Those measures do not often reach the goal to which they are created, that is, to preserve stocks.. Small-scale fisheries are of great social and economic importance in the fisheries sector, being responsible for a large number of jobs in coastal communities. According to IBAMA (2008), fishing contributes approximately 65.2% of national production of fish in coastal waters. From about 25 thousand vessels of the national fleet, around 23 thousand correspond to the small scale fleet (Dias-Neto and Marrul-Filho, 2003).. The Cananéia, Iguape and Ilha Comprida Estuarine ...
Fishing is a social and economic activity, and consequently socio-economic considerations are important for resource management. While this is acknowledged in the theory of Ecosystem-Based Management (EBM) and its sector-specific development Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM), currently applied fishery management objectives often ignore economic considerations.Year-to-year management, however, implicitly responds to short-term economic interests, and consequently, regularly resorts to tactical short-term rather than strategic long-term decisions.The aim of this article is to introduce a new way of estimating management advice referred to as an ecologically-constrained Maximum Economic Yield (eMEY) strategy, which takes into account ecological criteria as well as short- to medium-term economic costs. We further illustrate what net cost reductions per year are possible applying the eMEY strategy compared with the existing way of setting total allowable catches (TACs). The eMEY approach aims at
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The Division of Marine Fisheries manages the states commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries and oversees other services that support the marine environment and fishing communities.
The national fishing closed season is to be made mandatory for all fishing fleets operating in the country, the Scientific and Technical Working Group (STWG) of the USAID-SFMP programme, has said.. The closure should "not be made for one fleet at a particular time and another fleet for another time", the STWG said.. The STWG said the best period to observe the closing season in Ghana is August which is the peak month for the breeding for fishes.. There are three fleets of fishing in the country, involving the artisanal, semi-industrial (inshore) and the industrial artisanal which is the largest sector contributing over 70 per cent to annual fish production while small pelagic fisheries constitutes about 75 per cent of the fisheries.. The STWG, made up of key individuals and researchers with in-depth knowledge of the fisheries sector, said the fishing closure also needed to be implemented in combination with effective enforcement of existing fishery laws on illegal, Unreported and Unregulated ...
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Menhaden Fisheries Coalition (MFC) thanks the Commissioners of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) Atlantic Menhaden Management Board for following the best available science in setting reference points for Atlantic menhaden.. As part of Amendment 3 to the Atlantic Menhaden Intestate Fishery Management Plan (FMP), the Commission voted 16-2 to continue current management measures for Atlantic menhaden until its Biological Ecological Reference Points (BERP) Workgroup finishes developing menhaden-specific ecological reference points (ERPs). These ERPs are supported by the MFC, and would manage menhaden based on its role in the ecosystem as forage for predator species.. The best science shows that managing forage fish according to general biological principals, as advocated by various environmental and sportfishing groups, is not the correct approach. Earlier this year, Dr. Ray Hilborn and a team of top fishery scientists released ...
The Invertebrate Resources Task provides stock assessments, research, and other analytical products used by managers of invertebrate fisheries off the Northeast USA, including Loligo and Illex squids, Atlantic surfclam, sea scallops, ocean quahog, deep sea red crabs, American lobster and northern shrimp. These fisheries are important because their combined revenues are approaching $1 billion per year and because sea scallops and lobsters are the most valuable commercial fisheries in the US. We also carry out research to improve stock assessment results and data collection programs. Most of our work is collaborative and involves academic, state, industry, New England Fishery Management Council, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council and Atlantic States Marine Fishery Commission staff.. The Program also conducts considerable research and development of new methods for stock assessment research, and has participated in major field programs to estimate bivalve populations directly from the results ...
Those who know me have no doubt that my personal political opinions reflect more Massachusetts and California than Texas and Louisiana. But in an industry that has a diverse range of political views, there has always been common ground when it comes to the business of fish.. We all support profitable and healthy fish companies; we support use of our seafood resources for food and encourage maximum sustainable production, and we support business accountability, accurate labeling, sustainability, and compliance with labor laws.. And most importantly, to get these things we support sound fisheries science. The genius of the fishery management system in place since the passage of the original 200 mile limit and the Magnuson Act in 1976 has been the commitment to make fisheries decisions based on sound science.. The regional management councils were set up to allow conflict: various fisheries stakeholders will not agree about gear, allocation, seasons, quota shares, observers or many other features ...
The Sea Around Us is a research initiative at The University of British Columbia (located at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, formerly Fisheries Centre) that assesses the impact of fisheries on the marine ecosystems of the world, and offers mitigating solutions to a range of stakeholders.. Read More → The Sea Around Us was initiated in collaboration with The Pew Charitable Trusts in 1999, and in 2014, the Sea Around Us also began a collaboration with The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation to provide African and Asian countries with more accurate and comprehensive fisheries data.. We provide data and analyses through View Data, articles in peer-reviewed journals, and other media (News). We regularly update our products at the scale of countries Exclusive Economic Zones, Large Marine Ecosystems, the High Seas and other spatial scales, and as global maps and summaries.. We emphasize catch time series starting in 1950, and related series (e.g., landed value and catch by flag state, ...
The report is an analysis of the resource rent in the Swedish fishery, produced as a contribution to the new strategic plan for the Swedish fishery in the years 2007-2013 according to the draft EU regulation for the EFF (European Fishery Fund). A model has been produced based on linear programming. The study originates from the situation in 2004 and with this basis different scenarios are calculated for the coming years. Special emphasis has been put on the optimal resource rent and the maximum number of employed persons within the sector. The actual current situation points to great deficits, and also to a fishery overcapacity. This is due to too many vessels sharing a resource too small. The fixed costs of the overdimensioned fishing fleet turn potential profits into great losses. The effects of restructuring the fishing fleet could be large. An optimal economic scenario suggests that more that 50% of the fleet should be restructured, and that more than 40% of these should even be scrapped, ...
NOAA published a final rule that allows the assistant administrator of NOAAs Fisheries Service to deny a vessel entry into a U.S. port or access to port services if that vessel has been listed for engaging in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing by a regional fishery management organization (RFMO).. The rule also prohibits persons and businesses from providing certain services to, and engaging in commercial transactions with, foreign, listed IUU vessels. Those services include: transshipment; processing fish harvested or landed by a listed IUU vessel or processing fish using a listed IUU vessel; joint fishing operations; providing supplies, fuel, crew, or otherwise supporting a listed IUU vessel; and entering into a chartering arrangement with a listed IUU vessel.. In recent years, several RFMOs have adopted binding measures that establish both procedures for identifying vessels that engaged in IUU fishing activities and actions to be taken against such vessels. Such measures can ...
The present note was requested by the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament for its Delegation to Germany (24-26 Mars 2014). The note provides a review of the main characteristics of the German fisheries sector, covering both the North and Baltic seas. It provides an overview of issues such as the legal and institutional framework, fisheries management, catches, the fishing fleet, fishing industry, trade, employment, the fish market and marine research.
This licentiate adresses the relative ambiguity surounding benefit flows from small-scale fisheries seafood trade with a specific focus on how they may be impacted by market and social stuctures. Small-scale fishery governenace has previously taken a narrowly approach to sustainability. Focused on managing fishing activities, economic-led market interventions and overlooking the embededness of the fishers within a broader social structure. Also failing to address fisheries as interlinked social-ecological systems where feedbacks between the two can impact future sustainability. The larger PhD project takes a step towards combining these two out-of-focus areas by taking a systems perspective, through a Value Chain approach, to fisheries governance, associated market influences and the consequent benefit flows from marine ecosystem services. This licentiate begins by unpacking dynamics within the social realm that may impact benefit flows and ultimately resource extraction decisions, potentially ...
Almost all of the worlds fisheries overlap spatially and temporally with foraging seabirds, with impacts that range from food supplementation (through scavenging behind vessels), to resource competition and incidental mortality. The nature and extent of interactions between seabirds and fisheries vary, as does the level and efficacy of management and mitigation. Seabird dietary studies provide information on prey diversity and often identify species that are also caught in fisheries, providing evidence of linkages which can be used to improve ecosystem based management of fisheries. However, species identification of fish can be difficult with conventional dietary techniques. The black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) has a circumpolar distribution and has suffered major population declines due primarily to incidental mortality in fisheries. We use DNA metabarcoding of black-browed albatross scats to investigate their fish prey during the breeding season at six sites across their range, over
Climate change is warming the atmosphere and the oceans and causing changes in rainfall patterns. This affects the quality of the water that supports aquatic life, and increases the frequency of extreme weather events. Some inland lakes and water bodies are drying up, while, in other areas, destructive floods are becoming a regular occurrence. These events have an impact on the seasonal patterns of fish availability and fishing activities, and disrupt the livelihoods of coastal communities.. Wild fish stocks have been hit by overfishing, illegal and destructive fishing practices, and weak fisheries management. Meanwhile, aquaculture is expanding across the globe, providing opportunities for improved nutrition and poverty reduction. However, this also raises the challenge of ensuring sustainable economic, social and technical growth. High post-harvest losses and the rights of local communities to access fishery resources are additional concerns. In many cases, the poorest communities in the ...
Stock Synthesis: an Integrated Analysis Model to Enable Sustainable Fisheries. Richard Methot NOAA Fisheries Service Seattle, WA. OUTLINE. Management Needs Stock Assessment Role Data Requirements Stock Synthesis Some Technical Advancements Getting to Ecosystem. Slideshow 263251 by natalya
In this first installment there were seven boats and 16 engines delivered to fishermen thanks to an investment of 100 million pesos from the Fund for the Development of Artisanal Fisheries (FFPA).. On this occasion, 61 million pesos was also set aside for fishermen and organizations for the purchase and replacement of fishing gear lost during the tsunami.. This investment was made by the Fisheries Administration Fund (FAP) of the Undersecretariat of Fisheries and Aquaculture.. Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Raul Súnico, said: "We are fulfilling the commitment of President Bachelet and less than a month after the disaster we are already delivering the first boats, engines and fishing gear which will allow the recovery of operations for dozens of fishing families.". Also on this topic:. ...
Greenpeace activists swimmers protest with banners in Senegalese waters reading Stop fishing away Africas Future in front of the 120 meter long Russian super trawler Mikhail Verbitsky Greenpeace is claiming the trawler is a clear example of unsustainable fishing practices by foreign super trawlers in the region. Foreign fleets are plundering the West African waters, while local fishermen see their catches decrease. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans. West African waters, while local fishermen see their catches decrease. Greenpeace is campaigning in West Africa for the establishment of a sustainable, low impact fisheries policy that takes into account the needs and interests of small-scale fishermen and the local communities that depend on healthy oceans.02/21/2012
Strasbourg, France: After a committee vote in December that was praised by WWF as a milestone vote for sustainable fisheries, today all members of the European Parliament voted 502 to 137 in favour again of the draft report by Ulrike Rodust (S&D, DE) on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) Basic Regulation, the cornerstone of the CFP reform package.
Aquaculture presents a radically different way of producing fish that aims to transcend the limitations of capture fisheries but that in turn creates new forms of agrarian and ecological transformations. Using the case of Laguna Lake, the paper probes how aquaculture production and corresponding agrarian transformations are inextricably tied to dynamics in capture fisheries in multiple ways. It emphasizes the fundamentally ecological nature of the relations between aquaculture and capture fisheries through a discussion of three interrelated features of agrarian change: commodity widening through the production of a commodity frontier, aquaculture producer strategies of working with materiality of biophysical nature, and the attendant consequences of these processes for agrarian configurations. By examining the appropriation of nature in commodity frontiers and situating relations between aquaculture and capture fisheries as historical-geographical moments in commodity widening and deepening, the ...
NEED EDIT: Davids research focuses on quantitative analyses of marine fisheries, with the goal of improving the quality, accuracy, and understanding of the procedures and results that are used in the management of Oregons fisheries for groundfish (e.g., flatfish and rockfish). His other research focus seeks to understand the fishers activities in fisheries systems, such as their choices of fishing locations and fishing gear.. ...
Northwest Fisheries Science Center is one of six regional Science Centers for NOAA Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries Service, also referred to as the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), is a branch of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce.
Northwest Fisheries Science Center is one of six regional Science Centers for NOAA Fisheries. NOAA Fisheries Service, also referred to as the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), is a branch of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce.