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Monitoring and regulation of marine aquaculture.

Obiettivo

There is a current need for concerted action to develop Scientific Guidelines for Best Environmental Practice in relation to the regulation, control and monitoring, of marine aquaculture (including: shellfish and finfish culture, extensive and intensive systems; onshore and offshore practices, expansion of existing species and likely new species) in Europe. This can be achieved through study and analysis of current strategies and practices, in the context of social, economic and policy issues, and through the collaboration of all national participants with a broad representation of stakeholders including environmental regulatory authorities and aquaculture producers. This proposal addresses this need and specifically has the following objectives:

1. To prepare a critical review of:

- current and proposed licensing, regulatory and monitoring, guidelines and procedures with specific reference to changes since earlier reviews;
- effluent quantity and quality control (Including key parameters, such as chemotherapeutants and organic and inorganic nutrients, and environmental variables);
- monitoring strategies for the assessment of environmental impact which are being developed or have been implemented (including key parameters, such as chemotherapeutants and organic and inorganic nutrients, and environmental variables).

2. To analyse the scientific basis for approaches to minimise the impacts of marine fin and shellfish culture on the natural marine environment.

3. To evaluate licensing, regulatory and monitoring guidelines and procedures in the context of social, economic and policy issues.

4. To define Scientific Guidelines for Best Environmental Practice for harmonised regulatory, control and monitoring strategies which would be widely applicable, including the use of hydrodynamic models and benthic ecological models.

METHODOLOGY AND RESEARCH TASKS

The evaluation and review of current practices relating to regulation, control and monitoring of marine aquaculture will be achieved through a process of. literature review, consultation and networking, with experts, regulatory authorities and the marine aquaculture industry in EU member states, and a series of workshops. Communication between participants and other experts in this field throughout the EU will be promoted through the establishment of a register of experts and their expertise, a computerised network rising the Internet (e.g. an information page in WWW linking to a newsletter and bibliography), circulation of a newsletter, compilation of a computerised bibliography of relevant publications (making use of already existent electronic databases; see below), publication of topic papers on specific issues by working groups and a series of European workshops (three over the two year period of the programme). Workshops will be used to present reviews of current practice, discuss and analyse current practice and provide a forum in which the scientific basis for Best Environmental Practice (BEP) can be established.

Meccanismo di finanziamento

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinatore

Napier University
Indirizzo
10 Colinton Road
EH10 5DT Edinburgh
United Kingdom

Partecipanti (23)

Agricultural University of Athens
Greece
Indirizzo
Iera Odos 75, Botanikos
11855 Athens
Aquacultura de Marin Limitada
Portogallo
Indirizzo
Quinta De Marin, Apartado 191
8702 Olhao
Aqualvor Limitada
Portogallo
Indirizzo
Apartado 693
8600 Lagos
Co-operative of producers organisation of Dutch Mussel culture
Paesi Bassi
Indirizzo
Postbus 116
4400 AC Yerseke
Department of the Marine and Natural Resources
Irlanda
Indirizzo
Leeson Lane
2 Dublin
Ecological Consultancy Services Ltd
Irlanda
Indirizzo
17 Rathfarnham Road, Terenure
6W Dublin
FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE PRODUCERS
Belgio
Indirizzo
Rue Vivaldi 30
Boncelles
Federation of Greek Maricultures
Greece
Indirizzo
1-3 Skra Street
17673 Athens
Fisheries Research Services
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
Victoria Road
AB11 9DB Aberdeen
Gaelic Seafoods Ltd
Irlanda
Indirizzo
Conor Mccarthy Hatchery
RECESS Co Galway
IFREMER - DRV/RA
Francia
Indirizzo
23, Chemin De Maguelone
34250 Palavas-les-flots
INSTITUTE OF MARINE BIOLOGY OF CRETE
Greece
Indirizzo
Port Of Heraklion
71003 Poros Irakleiou Kritis
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Norvegia
Indirizzo
Nordnesgaten 50
Bergen
KPMG Mangement and Consulting Centre for Agriculture and Fisheries
Norvegia
Indirizzo
Fjordgt 68
7001 Trondheim
Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research
Paesi Bassi
Indirizzo
Korringaweg 5
4400 AB Yerseke
Regional Producer Association of South Brittany
Francia
Indirizzo
2 Rue De L'eveque
56403 Auray
Scottish Environment Protection Agency
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
5 Redwood Crescent - Peel Park
G74 SFP East Kilbride
The Irish Sea Fisheries Board
Irlanda
Indirizzo
Crofton Road
Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
UNIVERSITY OF MACEDONIA
Greece
Indirizzo
Egnatia Street 156
54006 Thessaloniki
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Indirizzo
Ridley Building, Claremont Road
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Spagna
Indirizzo
Campus Sur S/n
15706 Santiago De Compostela
Universidade do Algarve
Portogallo
Indirizzo
Campus De Gambelas
8000 Faro
Universita degli Studi della Basilicata
Italia
Indirizzo
Via Nazario Sauro 85
85100 Potenza