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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.

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Genetic effects of marine protected areas

The concept of allocating areas where fishing is prohibited or strongly restricted is not a new idea, but the use of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) as a tool to conserve biodiversity has become increasingly popular in fisheries management. However, genetic effects of the establishment of MPAs have rarely been examined.

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