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Sustainable Fisheries


  • Provide more accurate and timelier information on catches, effort, landings, discards and quota uptake.
    • Effort
      • General success in predicting fishing behaviour using 15 minute GPS data
      • Ecosystem approach: temporal and spatial distribution of fisheries effort
      • Useful to cross-check “fishing behaviour” against ERS E-logbook information
      • “Effort while fishing” measure can lead to more precise effort management regimes
    • Catches and Discards
      • Success when using fishery specific approaches (ISL, GRL, English roundfish)
    • Landings and quota uptake
      • Cross-checking tool developed for Greenland: VMS / hail messages / landings
      • Catch & landings prediction from VMS for Icelandic Redfish
      • Generally, recommend use of ERS E-Logbook
  • Assess the benefits of this information for fisheries management
    • Simulation studies by CEFAS confirm value of near-real-time information
  • Presentation given at ICES, Profet Policy Workshop, Copenhagen 24/06/2008.


  Avanti Communications, London Avanti
  Fisheries Research Services, Aberdeen FRS
  Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, Nuuk GINR
  Fisheries Research Institute, University of Iceland, Reykjavík FRI
  L'institut de recherche pour le Développement, Montpelier IRD
  Wageningen IMARES IMARES
  The Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft CEFAS
  The Directorate of Fisheries, Iceland DIS
  Greenland Fisheries Licence Control authority GFLK
  North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission NEAFC
  Navigs Sarl Navigs
  European Commission Joint Research Centre JRC
  Ocean and Land Resource Assessment Consultants OLRAC
  Sirius IT Sirius IT
  Traceall, Hillington Traceall
  Correlation Systems, Or Yehuda Correlation