Fishing Gear Selectivity and Selective Fishing: Means, Methods and Implications, Part 1
Across various fishing gears, methods, ecosystems, and management regimes, the session invites presentations on:
- Techniques and statistical methods measuring and evaluating fishing gear selectivity for both sizes and species
- New developments in fishing gears, methods and tools that enhance selective fishing or preserve non-selective fishing
- Impact of selective fishing on stocks, species, and ecosystems
- Comparing and contrasting selective fishing and balanced fishing from a variety of points of view: ecological, genetic, reproduction, recruitment, management, social economic and others.
We believe that the topic will benefit researchers, managers, conservationists, and their students with interests in fishing technology, ecosystem surveys, fishery management, fish ecology, stock assessment, endangered and protected species, and ecosystem impact.
Potential (tenitative) presentaters:
Shijie Zhou, Australia. Ecosystem impact of selective fishing and balanced fishing
Steve Cadrin. USA. Ecosystem impact of selective fishing
Petri Suuronnen, FAO. Selective fishing and its impact
Michael Breen, Norway. Selectivity, unaccounted mortality and their impact on resource
Pingguo He, USA. Selectivity and selective fishing, example of haddock fishery
Bent Herrmann, Denmark. FISHSELECT – a new method for predicting selectivity of fishing gears
Michael Pol, USA. Selectivity of trawl codend for redfish in the Gulf of Maine