Emerging and Novel Inshore Fisheries: Research and Management

Date: May 17th 2016

Location: Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus, EB303 – Executive Business Centre

Time: 9.00 – 17.00

The increasing presence of non-native marine organisms is usually perceived as a threat to biosecurity and the conservation and protection of native species and habitats. With rising temperatures, and ever-widening global trade and communications, the frequency of introductions and establishment is unlikely to decline. The control of invasive species in open marine systems poses considerable challenges. Yet for a few species, such as Manila clams and Pacific oysters, fisheries might both contribute to management solutions and benefit the economy of coastal regions. Wild capture fisheries can also cause severe disturbances to marine ecosystems. Therefore if fisheries are to be supported in this management role, operations must be carefully considered and evaluated.

The aim of this seminar is to bring together agencies, academics and representatives of the fishing and aquaculture industry to consider three main questions

  1. What can we learn from the history of invasion of marine non-native species of economic value?
  2. What are the threats and opportunities from the ‘invasion’ of potentially valuable marine non-native species?
  3. How can we mitigate potential ecological damage through sustainable harvesting?

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