Fisheries

  • Fisheries Management supported by Oceanography and remote Sensing techniques
  • Training in Fisheries , Biological oceanography
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Links-Some Professional Schools for Fisheries
Portugal
For-mar
website: www.for-mar.pt
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Links-Some EU organizations
North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission(NEAFC)
Area: North-East Atlantic.
Main species: blue whiting, haddock, herring, mackerel, redfish, deep sea species.
Main EU presence:Belgium, Denmark,Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK.
website:www.neafc.org
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO)
Area: North West Atlantic Ocean, outside Canadian and Greenland waters.
Main stocks: halibut, redfish, shrimp.
Main EU presence: Spain (36 vessels) and Portugal (12), mainly fishing halibut.
Total EU vessels: approx 60.
www.nafo.int
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO)
Area: North Atlantic.
Main stock: wild salmon.
Main EU presence: UK, Ireland, Sweden,Finland, Germany, France, Spain and Portugal.
A ban applies to fishing for salmon in international waters.
www.nasco.int
South-East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO)
Area: South-East Atlantic waters,from Angola to South Africa.
Main stocks: all marine resources,apart from highly migratory species.
Main EU presence: Spain and Portugal.
www.seafo.org
South Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA)
Area: Southern Indian Ocean.
Main stocks: deep demersal species(orange roughy, alfonsinos, oreos, toothfish)
Main EU presence : Spain, Portugal (3 vessels in total).
South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO)
Area: high seas of the South Pacific.
Main stocks: demersals (orange roughby, alfonsinos, oreos, bluenose), pelagics (jack mackerel,squid).
Main EU presence: Netherlands, Germany, Lithuania; eight vessels.
www.southpacificrfmo.org
Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources(CCAMLR)
Area: Antarctic waters.
Main stocks: toothfish, icefish and krill.
EU fishing presence: 2 Spanish vessels(toothfish), one Polish vessel (krill).
www.ccamlr.org
General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
Area: Mediterranean, Black Sea and connecting waters.
Main stocks: all fishery resources.
www.gfcm.org
Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock Resources in the Central Bering Sea
Area: Central Bering sea (Donut Hole).
A moratorium on fishing the stock (pollock) has been in place since 1993.
www.afsc.noaa.gov/refm/cbs/default.htm
Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC)
Area: Western Central Atlantic Ocean.
EU fishing presence: Spain, France, UK.
www.fao.org/fishery/rfb/wecafc
Fishery Committee for the Eastern CentralAtlantic (CECAF), operational 1967
Area: Eastern Central Atlantic between Cape Spartel and the Congo river.
www.fao.org/fishery/rfb/cecaf
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)
Area: Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas, including the Mediterranean.
Main EU presence: France, Italy, Spain, UK, Portugal, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Malta, Cyprus. Some 2 000 vessels.
www.iccat.org
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)
Area: Indian Ocean and adjacent waters.
Main EU presence: Spain, France, Portugal and, to a lesser extent, Italy.
About 100 vessels.
www.iotc.org
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)
Area: Western and Central Pacific.
Main EU presence: Spain and France.
Around a dozen vessels.
www.wcpfc.int
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission(IATTC)
Area: Eastern Pacific Ocean, USA to Chile.
Main EU presence: Spain with 30 vessels.
www.iattc.org
Agreement on the International Dolphin Conservation Programme (AIDCP)
(sister organisation to IATTC)
Same Area of competence, same fishing interests.
www.iattc.org/IDCPENG.htm
Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)
Area: Southern hemisphere.
EC is a cooperating non contracting party
Main EU presence: Spain and Portugal(4 vessels, just catching small by-catchquantities).
www.ccsbt.org
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