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Design & production of press & publicity materials (posters, articles, website) detailing the CODYSSEY tag release programme & its progress

The CODYSSEY web site was designed and published at in October 2002 and has since been updated at 6 month intervals throughout the duration of the project. The dedicated Internet web site is intended as a facility for CODYSSEY team members, the general public, fisheries scientists and fishermen as user groups. The web site facilitates communication between project partners, informs on recent activities by project partners, provides information on tag rewards and updates on tag returns relevant to the fishing community. The detailed information obtainable from the site and the means by which the CODYSSEY project aims have been achieved are intended to be of interest to both the general public and fisheries scientists working on similar projects.

A wide range of press and publicity material (including good quality illustrations introducing a non-specialist audience to the project's objectives and results) has been generated throughout the project period. This has been achieved by each partner institute submitting articles and advertisements to regional and national newspapers in their respective countries throughout the course of the project, with the aim of increasing awareness of CODYSSEY among the general public and, in particular, among the fishing communities. The specific purpose has been to maintain interest in the project and inform fishermen of the importance of the tagging programme and the rewards offered for tag returns. Details of these efforts can be found in the annual and final reports of the project.

Further actions taken towards the effective communication of project results to the targeted audience involving dedicated workshops and seminars. Posters detailing the appearance of DSTs, what to do when a tagged fish is captured, and how to claim the reward were produced and distributed to Fisheries Offices, Harbour masters, Fisheries agencies and Fish Markets throughout the UK and Europe. Details of these efforts can be found in the annual and final reports of the project.

A poster and leaflet to draw the public's attention to cod biology "Cod amazing even without chips" has now been designed, and will be disseminated to the public by each partner institute in printed and electronic form.

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