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Environmental impacts of invasive alien species in aquaculture

Objective

The project is a CA designed to support the draft EC regulation 'Rules governing the introduction of exotic species and on containment of stock in aquaculture' (FISH A3/RB/2004025-A3). IMPASSE responds directly to Task 12, priority area 8.1. B.1.3. Its goal is to develop: Guidelines for environmentally sound practices for introductions and translocations in aquaculture, guidelines on quarantine procedures, and risk assessment protocols and procedures for assessing the potential impacts of invasive alien species in aquaculture. The project mobilises a consortium of experts in the management of aquatic alien species, including persons who drafted the ICES and EIFAC Codes of Practice on Introductions and Transfers of Aquatic Organisms, and key contributors in complimentary EC projects.

The project is organised into six work packages: WP1 Review of scientific information on alien species for aquaculture; WP2 Analysis of the impacts of alien species on aquatic ecosystems; WP3 Risk assessment and modelling; WP4 Dev elopment of guidelines; WP5 Consultation and dissemination; WP6 Scientific coordination and project management. The main activities require considerable collation and interrogation of existing information, development of strategic guidelines and protocols, and wide consultation and dissemination.

IMPASSE will produce a review of knowledge, develop methods and protocols to assess the environmental and economic risks of species introductions, stimulate exchange of scientific knowledge and opinion, and develop guidelines for environmentally sound practices for introductions and translocations in aquaculture. This will provide the information necessary for managers and policy makers to develop policy, legislation and measures to mitigate adverse impacts, both at European and national levels.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/invasive species
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/hydrology/limnology

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-SSP-5-A
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Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HULL
Address
Cottingham Road
Hull
United Kingdom

Participants (13)

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Rio House, Waterside Drive, Aztec West, Almondsbury
Bristol
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE/DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS
Italy
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
Firenze
GOLLASCH CONSULTING
Germany
Address
Bahrenfelder Str. 73 A
Hamburg
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LANDLICHE RAUME, WALD UND FISHEREI
Germany
Address
Bundesalle 50
Braunschweig
FEDERATION OF EUROPEAN AQUACULTURE PRODUCERS
France
Address
Place Saint-exupery 546
Saint-jean-d'illac
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
Address
Via Strada Nuova 65
Pavia
KLAIPEDA UNIVERSITY
Lithuania
Address
H. Manto 84
Klaipeda
BOURNEMOUTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow
Poole
CENTRAL SCIENCE LABORATORY, DEFRA
United Kingdom
Address
Nobel House, 17 Smith Square
London
VETERINAERMEDISINSK OPPDRAGSSENTER AS
Norway
Address
Ullevlsveien 68
8109 Dep. Oslo
HALASZATI ES ONTOZESI KUTATOINTEZET (RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES, AQUACULTURE AND IRRIGATION)
Hungary
Address
Anna Liget 8.
Szarvas
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
155, Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
Issy Les Moulineaux
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS ACTING THROUGH THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft