Ecological based assessment explained by practical examples to fishermen’s

Type: 
Master Thesis subject (30 ECTS)
programme: 
EMBC+
Management of fisheries around the world is challenged by fishing impacts on habitats, bycatch species, threatened and endangered species, and even associated ecological communities. One response to these other factors has been a call for ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM), which demands consideration of the above non-target interactions. A challenge with implementation of EBFM is the scale and range of issues to be considered, all of which cannot be addressed at the same level of detail as for target species, due to data or time constraints. However, the implementation of EBFM has been controversial and difficult to demonstrate. This novel study intends to gather existing scientific data/knowledge that can provide practical examples as how EBFM can in practise be implemented in fisheries routines by managers or other stakeholders. This project is intended to constitute a background pioneer project/report where scientific knowledge can be useful for assist integrated coastal fisheries management measures (knowledge as a tool for management) by listing a number of examples potentially used for fishing sustainable decisions.
prerequisites: 
acceptable English reading and writing level: Ability to consult scientifically literature; some knowledge on fisheries and fisheries basic ecology
Number of students: 
1
academic year: 
2016-2017
Contact person email: 
contact person first name: 
Francisco
contact person last name: 
Leitão
Reference Number: RP-46241