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Preparation of a proposal for stock assessment of some elasmobranch fishes in european waters.

Objective

The main objective of this concerted action is to organise two meetings of three days each in order to formulate a new research proposal, which describes the steps required to obtain and compile the data with which to carry out stock assessments of a limited number of elasmobranch species in European waters.

A recent initiative taken by the ICES Study Group Elasmobranch Fishes, to attempt stock assessments, has been hindered by lack of appropriate data. Not because there are no data, but because data collection and analysis is not well co-ordinated on a European basis. Basic biological data and data on changes in abundance of elasmobranchs, although collected by many institutes, are not readily available, often being pooled with data on several species or left unanalysed. The data are often sparse, even for those species, which are regularly landed.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH
Address
Haringkade 1
Ijmuiden
Netherlands

Participants (13)

Bundesforschungsanstalt fur Fischerei
Germany
Address
12,Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg
Danish Institute of Fisheries Research
Denmark
Address
Charlottenlund Castle
2920 Charlottenlund
Fisheries Research Services
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Road
AB11 9DB Aberdeen
INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACAO DAS PESCAS E DO MAR
Portugal
Address
Avenida De Brasilia
1449-006 Lisboa
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
Address
S/n,promontorio De San Martin S/n
39004 Santander
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA
Denmark
Address
2-4,Palaegade 2-4
1261 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
Address
Abbotstown
Dublin
MINISTERIE VAN MIDDENSTAND EN LANDBOUW
Belgium
Address
Ankerstraat 1
Oostende
Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
France
Address
Place De La Croix
29182 Concarneau
THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft, Suffolk
THE MARINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ICELAND
Iceland
Address
4,Skulagata 4
121 Reykjavik
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Oban
PA37 1QA Dunbeg Oban Argyll
Universidade dos Acores
Portugal
Address
Cais De Santa Cruz
9900 Horta - Acores