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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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A multi-diciplinary workshop on genetic consequences of fisheries and fisheries management was held in Rönne, Bornholm in October 2006. The main objectives of the meeting were to 1) improve communication between parties involved in fisheries management, 2) present current knowledge regarding genetic consequences of fisheries and highlight the importance of including genetic/biological data in the management of exploited fish species, and 3) agree upon recommendations how genetic considerations could be implemented in management and decision making processes. The following topics were discussed in detail: 1) Identification of populations and management units, 2) Co-management of fish resources as an alternative management strategy, 3) Evolutionary consequences of fisheries, 4) Genetic effects of fish releases, 5) Effects of fisheries on other species in the ecosystem, and 6) Genetic effects of marine protected areas. For each topic, invited experts gave plenary talks, followed by discussions by all participants in smaller working groups.

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