Selecting ecosystem indicators for fisheries targeting highly migratory species: An EU project to advance the operationalization of the EAFM in ICCAT and IOTC
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AuthorsJuan-Jordá, M.J. (María José); Murua, H. (Hilario); Apostolaki, P.; Lynam, C.P. (Christopher Philip); Pérez-Rodríguez, A. (Alfonso); Báez, J.C. (José Carlos); Abascal, F.J. (Francisco Javier); Coelho, R. (Rui); Todorovic, S.; Billet, N.; Uyarra, M.C.; Andonegi, E. (Eider); Lopez, J.
Several international legal agreements and guidelines have set the minimum standards and key principles to guide the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM). However, the implementation of an EAFM in tuna Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) has been patchy and lack a long-term plan, vision and guidance on how to operationalize it. The Specific Contract N0 2 “selecting ecosystem indicators for fisheries targeting highly migratory species-” (SC02 project) under the Framework Contract - EASME/ EMFF/2016/008 provisions of Scientific Advice for Fisheries Beyond EU Waters- addresses several scientific challenges and provides insights to support the implementation of an EAFM through collaboration and consultation with the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). Specifically, this project first highlights properties of success and best practices from other regions of the ...