AquaTT Training News - July 2015

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Education

Collaboration

Student Corner

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Education


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Collaboration

Knowledge Demand Prioritised by EC Flagship Blue Growth Project COLUMBUS

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From 8-9 July 2015, over 30 participants were involved in the second COLUMBUS partner meeting, held in Berlin, Germany. The Coordination and Support Action kicked off in March of this year and has since then been working hard to put in place a strong and robust work plan to ensure success. The COLUMBUS overarching objective is to ensure that applicable knowledge generated through EC-funded science and technology research can be transferred effectively to advance the governance of the marine and maritime sectors while improving competitiveness of European companies and unlocking the potential of the oceans to create future jobs and economic growth in Europe (Blue Growth).

COLUMBUS has established a “Knowledge Fellowship”, a network of nine full-time Knowledge Transfer Fellows whose role will be to carry out Knowledge Transfer. These Knowledge Fellows will work across nine Competence Nodes, each with a specific focus area: Aquaculture; Fisheries; Monitoring & Observation; Marine Biological Resources; Maritime Transport & Logistics; Marine Physical Resources; Maritime Tourism; Marine Governance & Management; and Marine Environment & Futures. To provide a focus based on real time requirements and priorities from the marine and maritime sectors in Europe, the COLUMBUS project was designed to first identify the knowledge needs and then carry out Knowledge Transfer of suitable results from EU funded projects.

The COLUMBUS meeting was devised to facilitate this identification of needs through its dedicated Work Package on Knowledge Demand. The overall aim of this Work Package is to identify the main challenges, bottlenecks and knowledge gaps within the relevant marine and maritime areas. To do this, the general key European strategies as well as those with a thematic focus (e.g. aquaculture, fisheries, maritime transport) were reviewed. These were presented by the Knowledge Fellows in Berlin during working sessions which allowed partners to highlight missing elements and other considerations which would be important to note.

The meeting was highly successful, with partners providing significant experience and insights which will enrich and inform the next steps of the project, which is primarily to prioritise the Knowledge Transfer activities. For this process to be most effective, COLUMBUS will provide internal capacity training for each of the Knowledge Fellows in the tangible Knowledge Transfer methodology developed in previous EU funded projects and adapted within COLUMBUS.

The COLUMBUS project was designed and written by AquaTT, a Dublin-based SME, and is coordinated by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM). To achieve the above ambitious objectives, COLUMBUS has carefully constructed a multi-stakeholder, multidisciplinary partnership comprising strategic marine and maritime organisations with past experience, relevant mandates and extended networks.

The COLUMBUS website will be coming soon at www.columbusproject.eu. If you would like to know more about the COLUMBUS project or would like to receive regular updates on its progress, please contact its Project Manager, Cliona NÍ Cheallacháin (email: cliona@aquatt.ie tel: 0035316449008)

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European Researchers Develop New Sensors to Detect Toxins and Pharmaceutical Agents in Seafood

ECsafeSEAFOOD LogoThe European research project ECsafeSEAFOOD is currently developing innovative sensors to detect harmful toxins and pharmaceutical agents that can accumulate in seafood. ECsafeSEAFOOD is an EU-funded project that aims to assess and evaluate food safety issues related to contaminants of emerging concern present in seafood as a result of environmental contamination. These contaminants are substances that are toxic, persistent and liable to bio-accumulate; and other substances which give rise to an equivalent level of concern.

The project’s development of fast screening methods for targeted contaminants is almost concluded and sensors are already being developed for detecting contaminants such as chloramphenicol (an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections), azaspiracids (a group of marine algal toxins), tetrodotoxin (a potent neurotoxin) and sulphonamides (used in antibiotics and diuretics).

ECsafeSEAFOOD is also assessing the transfer of contaminants from the environment into seafood. Partners are quantifying contaminants in commercial species and assessing the effect of cooking procedures on the contaminants. Assessments have begun on the potential for contaminant substances to interact with (and be absorbed by) an organism as well as the degree to which the contaminants become available to the target tissue after ingestion.

The project partners are developing content for an online tool for stakeholders that will balance the risks and benefits associated with seafood consumption, taking exposure to contaminants into consideration. The project will also produce seafood safety guidelines to help consumers to reduce or eliminate the risk of contaminated seafood.

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“Close links with the Food Safety Authorities at national and European levels have already been established in order to ensure that these important entities are immediately informed about the outputs of the project,” explained Dr Antonio Marques, ECsafeSEAFOOD project coordinator.

Dr Marques was speaking at the project’s sixth partner meeting, held in Ghent, Belgium, from 23-24 June 2015. The meeting was attended by members of the ECsafeSEAFOOD consortium, comprising 17 partner organisations from nine countries.

“This meeting was extremely fruitful. All partners are deeply involved and active in all ongoing aspects of the project. The advances were significant, particularly given that wider accessibility to the contaminants database has now been made available to external entities upon request,” said Dr Marques.

The ECsafeSEAFOOD contaminants database collates all related literature on contaminants of emerging concern in seafood species and includes the project results. It focuses on unregulated contaminants that give rise to concern from an environmental and public health point of view (see notes for editors for more information on the database).

For more information, see: www.ecsafeseafood.eu 

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Sea for Society Blue Talks Dublin

SEAFORSOCIETY logoThe EU-funded Sea for Society project aims to bring about a shift in attitude and an increase in public awareness around the issue of maintaining a sustainable marine ecosystem. Sometimes we don’t realise how crucial our seas are to our daily lives and how our actions can impact upon them. 

On 14 July 2015, an evening of Sea for Society Blue Talks was held in Science Gallery Dublin featuring stories about and by people whose daily lives revolve around the ocean. These talks aimed to inspire people to learn more, spread the word and take action to help protect our precious ocean life support system! 

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The speakers included:

  • Keith Duggan, an award-winning senior sportswriter with The Irish Times. He has written three books: The Lifelong Season and House of Pain, which are explorations of Gaelic games, and Cliffs of Insanity. Cliffs of Insanity tells the story of a dedicated group of surfers in Co Clare whose lives revolve around the pursuit of Ireland’s wildest waves. Keith is originally from Donegal and grew up beside the sea. He now lives in Galway ten miles from the coast and that sometimes makes him feel a bit claustrophobic.
  • Margaret Rae, a researcher in the Beaufort Marine Biodiscovery Programme, examining marine organisms harvested from the Irish coast and deep-sea territories in search of species with biological characteristics that may have medicinal uses and medical device applications. Margaret has over 20 years’ experience in industrial, regulatory and academic environments, both nationally and internationally.
  • Hugo Tagholm, Chief Executive of Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) since 2008. SAS was formed in 1990 in Cornwall by a group of surfers who were fed up of the regular sewage slicks and sanitary debris at local surf spots. It has a network of over 150,000 regular supporters, mobilises 15,000 community volunteers annually and has 60 regional chapters around the UK. Prior to taking the helm at SAS, Hugo worked at a senior level with various charities big and small, including the Climate Coalition and the UK Wildlife Trusts. Hugo lives in Truro, Cornwall with his wife and son. His favourite wave is Droskyn.
  • Hugh O'Brien Moran, surf instructor and professional photographer based in Tramore, Co. Waterford. He took up surfing in 1965 at the age of fourteen, and went on to surf competitively in national and international contests alongside his wife, Margaret, also a former surfing champion. He has won the Irish national championships five times and come second in the European masters surfing championships, as well as acting as tutor to Ireland’s national teams. Today, Hugh still surfs all year round; he carries out surf coaching accreditation courses across the country for the Irish Surfing Association and is an active member in T-Bay surf club, where he teaches surf lessons to children and adults throughout the year.
  • John Joyce, professional science communicator, published author and cartoonist with a background in marine science. He is currently the Irish Area Leader for the Sea for Society project. He was Communications Manager of Ireland’s Marine Institute until January 2012, where he created the Explorers marine science education programme. John has published four children’s books and five novels. His alter ego “Black John the Bogus Pirate” can regularly be found running children’s cartoon drawing classes at science festivals and aquariums around Ireland.

For more information, please visit the official project website seaforsociety.eu and our Irish blog seaforsociety-ireland.blogspot.ie. You can also follow our Twitter feed @SeaforSocietyIE to receive updates on our activities.

The Blue Talks are now available to view on video HERE.

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Sea for Society Represented at Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference, Cork

Sea for Society Irish Area Leader AquaTT represented the project at the Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth conference, held in Cork from 10-11 July 2015. The event was organised by Sea for Society partner the Marine Institute. Sea for Society is an EU-funded project that aims to bring about a shift in attitude and an increase in public awareness around the issue of maintaining a sustainable marine ecosystem.

AquaTT moderated an Ocean Literacy workshop on 10 July 2015 . This important workshop on Ocean Literacy looked at how we can improve people’s knowledge of the sea at all levels of society.

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The workshop featured a panel of national and international experts, including legendary diver Pierre-Yves Cousteau, who presented his recent work on Sea for Society in which he collaborated with IUCN and NUI Galway on analysing the results of the Consultation Phase of the project.

The workshop focused on discussing in practical terms the formation of an Irish Ocean Literacy forum consisting of education, research, industry and government stakeholders. The forum would have the objective of creating a seamless education and information programme from primary to third level.

Ocean Literacy, and the idea of introducing it to schools, is quickly developing momentum, with the EU placing a strong focus on it at the moment. For Ireland, the concept of Ocean Literacy is gaining significant traction, especially in terms of integrating it with the Atlantic Action Plan.

Ireland is an island with some 220 million acres of seabed territory. Yet few people know that half the oxygen we breathe comes from microscopic plankton in the ocean, that 95% of international trade is carried by sea, or that 60% of the world’s population lives within 60km of the coast. Few people know how fragile the oceans are and how our everyday actions impact on ocean health.

Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth - Ocean Literacy Workshop Speakers:
• David Murphy (AquaTT General Manager) - Workshop Moderator
• Pierre-Yves Cousteau (IUCN) - Keynote Speaker, Sea for Society
• Dr John Joyce (AquaTT) - Designing Ocean Literacy Programmes that Work
• Susan Heaney (Titanic Belfast) - Driving Ocean Literacy at Titanic Belfast
• Neil O’Hagan (Atlantic Youth Trust) - Is a Youth Development Tall Ship the Missing Piece of the Puzzle?
• Sinead McCoy (An Taisce) - The Clean Coasts Programme

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The Sea for Society information kiosk also continued its tour around Ireland during the Our Ocean Wealth conference and Seafest event.

For more information, visit the Sea for Society Ireland Blog.

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Seashore ‘Explorers’ Course Celebrates its Tenth Anniversary

This year, the ‘Explorers’ teacher training course for primary school teachers celebrated its tenth year, with courses held simultaneously in Galway, organised by the Marine Institute, the Galway Atlantaquaria and the Galway Education Centre, and in Dublin, organised by AquaTT, The National SEA LIFE Centre, Bray, and the Blackrock Education Centre. This year both courses were supported by the EU-funded Sea for Society Project which aims to bring about a shift in attitude and an increase in public awareness around the issue of maintaining a sustainable marine ecosystem.

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In Dublin, over twenty primary school teachers donned wellies and waterproofs at Sandycove Strand to gain firsthand experience of the seashore as an open air classroom for the SESE ‘Living Things’ curriculum strand to learn how animals and plants adapt to the drastically changing conditions effecting them as the tide rises and falls.

Then, back at the SeaLife centre in Bray, they learned how the curriculum strand ‘Energy and Forces’ can be taught through examples of ‘buoyancy’ - such as lemonade bottle submarines and ice cube tray models of the RMS ‘Titanic’, peopled with modelling clay passengers in icy seas made from washing-up bowls.

The ‘History’ strand was demonstrated with Irish maritime heroes and heroines such as the pirate queen Gráinne Mhaol, Saint Brendan the Navigator and the father of the modern submarine John Phillip Holland. While those interested in applying a marine flavour to the ‘Geography’ strand needed to look no further than Ireland’s 220 million acre undersea territory, with its submarine canyons, deepwater mountains and cold water coral reefs.

“It really is wonderful to see how teachers’ eyes are opened to the possibility of bringing a new dimension to their classes by the simple inclusion of marine themes to the existing curriculum,” said Dr John Joyce who led the Blackrock Course with marine biologist Cathy Maguire this year. “Even after ten years, the experience is as fresh as ever as the teachers realise the potential of the sea to entertain and educate – a lesson we’re sure will be passed on to their pupils in the years to come.”

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Myfish Final Symposium: “Targets and Limits for Long Term Fisheries Management”

MYFISH SmallThe EU-funded Myfish project is organising its final symposium "Targets and limits for long term fisheries management" which will take place in Athens, Greece from 27- 30 October 2015.

The Myfish project (Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns) aims to provide an operational framework for the implementation of the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) concept in European waters.

The goal of the symposium is to document and develop the best quality scientific approaches to management advice and implementation under potentially conflicting objectives.

The event will involve a mixture of scientific oral and poster presentations and interactive sessions focusing on implementation of targets and limits in practical fisheries management. It will bring together scientific experts from across the world and from a variety of disciplines, with stakeholders and managers to enable communication between suppliers and recipients of scientific management advice.

The deadline for registration is 1 September 2015.

Please visit www.myfishproject.eu for more information.

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9th European Conference on Marine Natural Products

The 9th European Marine Natural Products Conference (ECMNP 2015) will be held at the Technical Innovation Centre (TIC), University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland from 30 August – 2 September 2015. This appealing combination of an excellent friendly city location and the best scientific research will guarantee a memorable conference.

This is expected to be the ‘must attend’ conference in 2015 for young researchers in the field of marine natural products not only from Europe but around the world. Senior experts and rising stars of the future will present their work in a mixture of plenary and poster sessions. The main objective of this conference is to stimulate engagement of young scientists in the research area as well as to make their involvement a priority in the field.

Besides the traditional topics of isolation & structure elucidation, synthesis and biological activity of marine natural products, this conference will also include topics on marine polymers and biomaterials from marine sources as well as new methods of dereplication involving metabolomics and innovative perspectives in marine industrial biotechnology. This will bring together a diverse mixture of scientists from many disciplines, which will ensure a very stimulating conference.

Registration deadline: 21 August 2015

For more information visit www.ecmnp2015.com/.

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Highlights of an analysis of the European Common Fisheries Policy management measures

Socioec legacy bookletA publication outlining the main highlights and outcomes of the EU-funded SOCIOEC (Socio-Economic Effects of Management Measures of the future CFP) project is available to download via the project’s website: www.socioec.eu. SOCIOEC conducted a comprehensive analysis of current and emerging management measures relating to the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

SOCIOEC brought fisheries economists, social scientists and biologists together with industry partners and other key stakeholders to assess the socio-economic effects of management measures of the CFP. The project also explored the potential for developing new measures to achieve a more profitable future fishing sector in Europe, one that will provide sustainable employment and contribute to the societal well-being of European citizens.

SOCIOEC project coordinator Ralf Döring said: “After three excellent years this journey has come to an end. The project has been a great success and this great team, whom I have had the pleasure of leading, have tackled some of the major social economic issues affecting the management of the new CFP. This project has paved the way for further research and the results generated will undoubtedly be instrumental in the implementation of new fisheries policies.”

When SOCIOEC started in March 2012, the previous CFP was still in place. However, several deep-rooted problems in European fisheries had been identified: overcapacity; imprecise policy objectives; a framework that did not give sufficient responsibility to the industry; lack of compliance; and a decision-making system that encouraged a focus on short-term management. A substantial reform of the CFP was needed, and duly came into effect on 1 January 2014. SOCIOEC investigated the social and economic impacts of the new management measures of the reformed CFP, namely the introduction of the discard ban, spatial closures and possible use of transferable concessions in some fisheries.

The SOCIOEC Legacy Booklet captures the main highlights and significant outcomes from the project, including: guidelines for ensuring acceptable sustainable objectives based on stakeholder feedback; details of incentives that are important when implementing management measures, and which lead to more sustainable fisheries governance; recommendations to facilitate the move towards regionalisation and decentralisation of European fisheries management; and qualitative and quantitative case study results based on the SOCIOEC impact assessment methodology.

The Legacy Booklet also includes information on ecoOcean, an overfishing simulation game, which is an engaging, interactive tool for illustrating the challenge of sustainable fisheries to the public. A synopsis of the final SOCIOEC symposium, where experts in the field of European fisheries management discussed the latest developments in policy and research related to the new CFP is also included in the booklet.

For more information about the SOCIOEC project and to download the SOCIOEC legacy booklet please visit: www.socioec.eu. For press queries, please contact the project’s communications officer: Christine Shortt, AquaTT (email: christine@aquatt.ie, Tel: +353 1 644 9008). 

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Student Corner

EcoAqua Summer School: Ecosystem based Aquaculture

The course will be held at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain from 26- 29 October 2015. The training will provide participants with an in-depth perception on the state-of-the art and future challenges facing aquaculture sustainable development in diverse marine environments. 

This scientific and technical course will be organised around specific modules focusing on:
• Aquaculture Development in Coastal Areas
• Health and Welfare
• Breeding and Genetics
• Marine Spatial Planning
• Ecosystem Interactions

For more information, click HERE

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Bursary for EU Students in Sustainable Aquaculture

The Scottish Funding Council have offered scholarships for students from the EU enrolling in the September 2015 Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Sustainable Aquaculture. The scholarship fund covers 70% of the £18,470 course tuition fee. Applicants must reside within Scotland (rest of the UK not eligible) or the EU, and be eligible to study for the qualification.

The deadline for applicants is 18 August 2015.

To apply please contact elearning@5mpublishing.com or call (0) 114 246 4799
For more information, click HERE.

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Royal Society - Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowships

The Royal Society and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) have established a partnership to ensure that outstanding early career researchers from the Republic of Ireland have the opportunity to establish an independent research career. This partnership will award a prestigious Royal Society ­ SFI University Research Fellowship to outstanding early career researchers.

The fellowship should be hosted within an SFI Eligible Research Body. Funding will be provided for successful candidates for five years initially, with the possibility to apply for a further three years. Applicants from the Republic of Ireland will be assessed along with candidates from the UK through the normal Royal Society peer review process. Successful candidates will be awarded a fellowship by the Royal Society, the cost of which will be met by Science Foundation Ireland.

For more information, click HERE

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Two Modelling Software Courses at the Scottish Marine Institute this August

Advanced Ecosim Course, 18-19 August 2015

This course will be led by world leading experts Prof. Villy Christensen and Dr Sheila Heymans. Ecosim allows fitting time-series to multispecies foodweb models developed using the popular and freely available Ecopath software. This course is suitable for people with previous Ecopath experience and will cover automated formal fitting, optimization and generation of "key runs".

Ecotracer Course, 20-21 August 2015

This course will be led by world leading experts Prof. Villy Christensen and Shawn Booth. It will cover the Ecotracer routines in Ecopath which allow tracing of bioaccumulated substances through simulated foodwebs. The course will cover Ecotracer theory, the interface and data requirements and provide example analyses.

Please note that the above two courses are for advanced users and knowledge and experience of using Ecopath and basic Ecosim will be assumed.

Please apply for your Ecosim Course HERE

Please apply for your Ecotracer Course HERE

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Practical Use of mini- and micro-Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Environmental Sciences

This comprehensive five-day course, held from 24-28 August 2015 at the Scottish Marine Institute, will provide you with the knowledge and hands-on practical skills required to undertake an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) campaign safely, legally and successfully for NERC oriented science. This course is free of charge for current PhD students and early career scientists with at least 50% NERC funding.

For more information, click HERE.

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International Ocean Institute Training on Regional Ocean Governance

This training course will cover Regional Ocean Governance for the Mediterranean, Black, Baltic and Caspian Seas. It will be held in Malta from 8 November - 10 December 2015.

The theme of the course draws upon the conduct of maritime affairs at the regional level in a holistic and integrated approach, following the principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, targeting the Millennium Development Goals and the Sustainability Development Goals, and the follow-up to RIO+20. It focuses on linkages between natural, social and economic sciences, research-management interface and the support of technology to enable the effective achievement of ocean management and sustainable development.

Deadline for application: 11 September 2015

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SEA-on-a-CHIP Summer School

This course will deal with aspects revolving around the development of a biosensor for monitoring of sea contaminants. It will take place from 21-25 September 2015 in Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Tarragona, Spain.

The SEA-on-a-CHIP Summer School is offered by the SEA-on-a-CHIP project in collaboration with the ECsafeSEAFOOD and Integra-Coast projects.

The course includes high level lectures and practical sessions on all aspects revolving around the development of a biosensor for monitoring of sea contaminants. The 5 days intensive program (conducted in English) adopts a dynamic, multidisciplinary and interactive approach. A field study in the ocean as well as social activities are also included.

SEA-on-a-CHIP Summer School is addressed to Master and PhD students involved in environmental sciences or in any area related to the development of a biosensor for monitoring of sea contaminants.

For more information, see www.sea-on-a-chip.eu

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Other News

 

Plastic Found in Stomachs of Over 1 in 6 Large Pelagic Fish Sampled in Mediterranean Sea

This study, which is the first to investigate the presence of plastic debris in large pelagic fish in the central Mediterranean Sea, found that over 18% of fish had ingested plastics.

For more information, click HERE

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The EC Seeks Public Views on the EU's Role in Shaping International Ocean Governance

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on what the EU can do to improve international governance of oceans and seas to the benefit of sustainable blue growth. The consultation asks European and international stakeholders – international organisations, state actors, NGOs, business, the research community, academia and civil society – for their views on the best path of action and the EU's role.

For more information, click HERE.

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EU Raises Minimum Size of Northern Sea Bass for Better Protection of the Stocks

The EU has introduced a new rule to protect sea bass stocks in Europe. The member states agreed to the Commission's proposal to increase the minimum size for northern sea bass from 36 to 42 cm. This will improve the protection of this valuable stock and give it more chances to reproduce young fish before it is caught.

For more information, click HERE.

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Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund Launched

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has announced the launch of a Global Fisheries Sustainability Fund for the support of critical fishery science research and projects. The fund is aimed at strengthening knowledge and capacity, to assist small scale and developing world fisheries in their journey to achieving MSC certification.

For more information, click HERE

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Stock Recovery Makes Significant Progress

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has delivered its overview of the status of a host of fish and shellfish stocks across the Northeast Atlantic. The general picture is of a reduction in the exploitation level in accordance with the advice provided by ICES and in line with management objectives for sustainable fisheries.

For more information, click HERE

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Commissioner Vella Calls for a 'True Global Ocean Governance Project'

"It is time that we expand our vision for a blue economy by doing what we can to ensure good international ocean governance" said Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries addressing the participants of the 'Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth' conference in Ireland on 10 July 2015. Ireland was a key stop in the Commissioner's ongoing 'listening tour' on international ocean governance.

For more information, click HERE.

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Combating Unregulated Fishing in the Arctic

Norway, Canada, Denmark, Russia and the US have signed a declaration on research cooperation and measures to combat unregulated fishing in the international part of the central Arctic Ocean.

For more information, click HERE

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The Economic Benefits of Carbon Storage in the Mediterranean Sea

Carbon storage in the Mediterranean Sea could be worth up to €1,722 million a year, a new study has found. The researchers performed a combined ecological-economic assessment, finding that the sea takes up an estimated 17.8 million tonnes of CO2 every year, providing important climate change mitigation.

For more information, click HERE

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 PiscesTT Jobs

pisces-logo-blue Sept 2007If you are interested in viewing or posting a job vacancy in the marine sector and related areas, please visit the PiscesTT website or contact aquatt@aquatt.ie. Click HERE to subscribe to live RSS updates of new job postings.

Position: 5 Doctoral Student Positions Open At Aurora DP (Finland)

Position: Aquaculture Research Manager (M/F) (France)

Position: Offshore Industries Adviser - 2 Posts (United Kingdom)

Position: Research Assistant In Marine Ecology (United Kingdom)

Position: Senior Research Associate In Marine Ecology (United Kingdom)

Position: Marine Ecological Researcher / Project Officer (United Kingdom)

Position: Field Assistant (United Kingdom)

Position: Field Assistant (United Kingdom)

Position: Marine Ecological Project Co-ordinator/Research Associate (United Kingdom)

Position: Communications Executive (Ireland)

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