Deepwater fisheries pose particular difficulties for management. Target species are difficult to assess and they are generally vulnerable to overfishing. The EU project DEEPFISHMAN will develop a short- and long-term monitoring and management framework for deepwater fisheries in the NE Atlantic that will take account of these factors. Firstly, the aim will be to identify new and more effective assessment methods, reference points, control rules and management strategies to be used in the short term, making better use of available data. Secondly, a reliable long-term framework will be developed for which additional data needs will be specified in order to fill current information gaps to achieve reliable long-term management requirements. This work will be developed by examining a range of case studies selected to reflect the diverse characteristics of the different types of deepwater fishery. The socioeconomic profile and projected impact of the management strategy options will be examined. The project outputs will aim to provide robust guidelines for deepwater fisheries management suitable for adoption within the Common Fishery policy.
See also http://wwz.ifremer.fr/deepfishman
Contribution from stakeholders is essential to this project. We thank all stakeholders who have shown interest in our project and participated in our questionnaire
The stakeholders questionnaire has now been closed after successful contribution of numerous stakeholders
The outcome of the questionnaire will be a valuable contribution to this research project
We thank all the stakeholders who have shown interest in our project and participated in the questionnaire
this links to a site only accessible to project partners
Presentation at the "Hearing on Deep Sea species: Toward a sustainable fishery", European Parliament, Brussels, 19.02.2013
Website of the European Parliament, Fisheries events (see other presentations at the Hearing on Deep Sea species)
Abstract (to be presented at the 14th Panhellenic Ichthyologists Symposium - Athens, May 2010)
Identification guide This links to two electronic books (PDF in English and French) for identification of Chondrichthyans (sharks, rays, chimaeras) and Actinopterygians (bony fishes). These are not identification keys, they include numerous photos, in particular photos of deep-water sharks.