27 May 2021
Photo: Fintan Burke / UHAM
Experts in regions such as the North Sea, Eastern Mediterranean, Bay of Biscay, and the Northwestern European Shelf discuss their thoughts on the Common Fisheries Policy, working with local fishers, and using new modeling techniques to discover just how sustainable Europe’s fisheries can be.
Dr. Chevonne Angus of the University of the Highlands and Islands in the UK states that her case study work has improved the self-reporting from fishers across the Scottish fleet. “The amount of time and effort to build that relationships should never be underestimated,” she said.
Others share their thoughts on Pandora’s emphasis on multidisciplinary research. “In a project like Pandora we have a bio-economic modeling component - this would not have been the case 10 years ago”, says Dr. Rüdiger Voss at Kiel Marine Science in Germany. “I think it's generally accepted that this bio-economic modeling can give some interesting insights."
Since 2018 the PANDORA project has been researching how to create more realistic fisheries assessments and projections and how to secure long-term sustainability. By the end of the project next year it will release a public, internet-based resource tool box (PANDORAs Box of Tools), including assessment modelling and stock projections code, economic models, and region- and species-specific decision support tools.
The interviews are available at the website's "Output" section.
For further information or to use the interviews please contact Fintan Burke (fintan.burke[@]uni-hamburg.de).