Assessing and managing fishery resources

Mike Pawson (Mike Pawson is a Principal Scientist at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science at Lowestoft, UK)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Publication date: 1 August 1997

Abstract

CEFAS, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, is responsible for providing the scientific advice required to manage the exploitation of fisheries resources of interest to the UK. Information is collected from fishermen’s logbooks and fish markets on the catches and fishing activity of the English and Welsh fleets, and length and age compositions of the more important commercial species are sampled from landings and, where possible, from fish that are discarded at sea. Supporting biological data are collected on surveys conducted by research vessels or chartered commercial boats. For some species’ populations, fishery‐independent estimates of abundance are also made from egg surveys. These data are combined with those from other countries exploiting common fisheries and used in analytical assessments carried out by international working groups at the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. The results provide the basis for negotiations of each year’s total allowable catches at the European Council of Ministers.

Keywords

Citation

Pawson, M. (1997), "Assessing and managing fishery resources", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 97 No. 4, pp. 137-140. https://doi.org/10.1108/00346659710179660

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

MCB UP Ltd

Copyright © 1997, MCB UP Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.