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Shaping a European Community Plan of Action for Seabirds

LAMANS in consortium with MRAG and Poseidon implement an independent study on seabird bycatch mitigation measures, commissioned by the European Commission (DG MARE). The Commission would like to know directly from the fishing industry which mitigation measures are most effective at reducing seabird bycatch, and which are the most practical to use.

In 2008 the FAO presented the “Best Practice Technical Guidelines for IPOA/NPOA-Seabirds”. The European Commission (EC), in fulfilment of its responsibilities as a contracting party of international organisations acting in the context of the FAO’s IPOA, is committed to develop a plan of action to reduce the incidental catches of seabirds in fishing gear. Recent advice from ICES has identified a number of primary areas and fisheries within the EU responsible for seabird mortalities resulting from interactions with fishing gear. Lack of information remains a major constraint to understanding the effects that incidental fishing mortality has on seabird populations, but the information available to date highlights where management action must be taken.

The objective of this study is to assess existing mitigation measures and their effectiveness in key geographical incidental seabird mortality hotspots, and by working closely with the fishing industry, make recommendations for best practice mitigation measures for the fleets operating in those areas. The study will also provide an assessment of the associated costs and potential benefits of these recommended mitigation measures and the socio-economic and environmental impacts of their use in the fisheries concerned, to enable informed decision making.

The project will assess fishery and seabird interactions and mitigation measures in the following case study fisheries:

·  Western Mediterranean longline

·  Maltese and Greek waters longline

·  Gran Sol longline

·   Baltic Sea gillnet

·   Eastern North Sea gillnet

Plan of Action for Seabirds

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International Projects
SPARTACUS - Special use of artificial intelligence for inserting traceability tags on fish for combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing
Strengthening Fishery Products Health Conditions in ACP/OCT countries (SFP ACP/OCT)
LAMANS Management Services in collaboration with AGRER (Belgium) and JCP (Italy) has been granted a € 667.250 service contract for “Technical Assistance in Fish Quality Control – Support to Competent Authority in Yemen».
Study on information systems supporting fisheries controls in the European Union. Community Fisheries Control Agency, Vigo, Spain.
FISHTRAIN: Pathways to Vocational Training for Workers of Fisheries Sector
Development of an integrated management system to support the sustainability of Greek fisheries resources (IMAS-Fish)
Other International Projects
JIS : Study of the impact and feasibility of the setting up of a joint inspection structure based on a community fisheries control agency (fish/2003/10)
Technical Assistance team for the Regional Programme for the Sustainable Management of the Coastal Zones of the Countries of the Indian Ocean Location
Valuation of the consequences from the intervention by the aqua cultivation in Bangladesh
Evaluation of the needs and conditions of the Guinea Bissau Competent Authority
Evaluation of the Amelioration of the sanitary status of the fisheries products in Gabon
Elaboration of a Plan for the Surveillance of environmental Contaminants of the Fisheries Sector of Benin, Cameroun and Togo
Study elaboratiom for the evaluation of measures for the reduction of sea turtle by-catche in surface longline fisheries
South Sinai Regional Development Programme (SSRDP)
EU Framework Contract Lot 1 ‘Rural Development”
Regional social and economic impacts of change in fisheries-dependent communities
Feasibility Study for Technical Assistance Programme in the Egyptian Aquaculture Sector, focusing on the marine component
Implementation of articles 8, 9, 10, and 19 (§ 2a and 2b) of the Marine Strategy Framework-Directive (2008/56/ΕC) in the marine waters of Cyprus
Framework Programme: “Scientific Advice And Other Services For The Implementation Of The Common Fisheries Policy In The Mediterranean Sea” Lot1 (MARE/2009/05). Specific Contract No.3.
Rapid Assessments on selected Greek Fisheries
Framework Programme: “Scientific advice and other services for the implementation of the common fisheries policy in the Mediterranean Sea” LOT1 (MARE/2009/05)
Feasibility Study for Technical Assistance Programme in the Egyptian Aquaculture Sector, focusing on the marine component
Impact Assessment of Discard Reducing Policies (FISH 2006/09- LOT 4, Specific Contract 9)
Study on information systems supporting fisheries controls in the European Union” (CFCA/2010/B/02)
Evaluation and impact assessment activities of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) for the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (LOT 2)
 
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