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Understanding the mechanisms of stock recovery

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22717

  • Start date

    1 March 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 738 371

  • EU contribution

    € 3 699 225

Coordinated by:

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THÜNEN - INSTITUTE

Germany

Objective

Presently, a number of exploited fish stocks in European waters are at historically low levels and in danger of collapse. For many of these stocks, management advice from ICES has been a closure of the fishery.

In light of this situation, the purpose of UN COVER is to develop recovery strategies for EU fish stocks, which are outside of safe biological limits.

In order to develop these recovery strategies, the principle objectives of UNCOVER are to
- identify changes experienced during stock decline and their consequences for the prospects of stock recovery
- enhance the understanding of mechanisms of fish stock recovery.
- provide recommendations for the recovery of EU fish stocks, which are outside of safe biological limits.

To fulfil these objectives, UN COVER will, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, synthesise and integrate relevant information from previous and ongoing research programs to evaluate and develop strategies for the rebuilding of stocks. Findings will identify changes experienced during stock decline as well as key processes impacting upon the potential for stock recovery.

Results will be integrated into a modelling framework in order to evaluate and develop management strategies incorporating biological and environmental factors as well as technical and socio-economic constraints. UNCOVER will investigate the failures and successes of previous stock recovery activities and will try to define optimal strategies for recovery plans for the future.

Syntheses of these activities will result i n the development of recommendations for rebuilding, as well as alternatives to existing recovery plans, if severe unforeseen problems in achieving their goals have been identified.

Recovery strategies developed in UNCOVER will be area- and ecosystem-specific and tuned to key species and their fisheries in the Barents Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea and Bay of Biscay.

Coordinator

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THÜNEN - INSTITUTE

Address

Bundesallee 50
Braunschweig

Germany

Participants (16)

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS ACTING THROUGH THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION

United Kingdom

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK)

Denmark

THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS ACTING THROUGH MARINE SCOTLAND

United Kingdom

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

AALBORG UNIVERSITY

Denmark

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN

Germany

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET (INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH)

Norway

MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI W GDYNI (SEA FISHERIES INSTITUTE IN GDYNIA)

Poland

KNIPOVICH POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MARINE FISHERIES AND OCEANOGRAPHY

Russia

STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

Netherlands

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

Norway

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 22717

  • Start date

    1 March 2006

  • End date

    28 February 2010

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 738 371

  • EU contribution

    € 3 699 225

Coordinated by:

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THÜNEN - INSTITUTE

Germany