Genetic consequences of fisheries and fisheries management

Report from a multi-disciplinary workshop in Rönne, Bornholm, 25–26 October 2006

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This report summarizes talks, discussions and conclusions from a multi-disciplinary workshop on genetic consequences of fisheries and fisheries management held in Rönne, Bornholm in October 2006. The workshop was intended for fishermen, scientists, decision makers, managers and other stakeholders from the Nordic countries. The main objectives were to improve communication between parties involved in fisheries management present current knowledge regarding genetic consequences of fisheries, and highlight the importance of including genetic/biological data in the management of exploited fish species agree upon recommendations on how genetic considerations could be implemented in management and decision making processes.



Evaluation of the meeting

Scientists dominated among the participants. A few people working with management issues participated, whereas only one representative from an angler association and none from the fishermen’s federations participated (see list of participants in the appendix), which was a disappointment. One way to draw more managers could be to invite a few managers to give talks on subjects directly related to the practise of their profession. To meet fishermen and their organisations, it may be necessary to initiate meetings like this on a national or regional level.


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