WHITECLAM - RESEARCH ON SAND WHITE CLAMS AND NEW MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS (WHITECLAM) 2020-2022, MARITIME AND FISHERIES PROGRAM

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INSTITUTE OF FISH RESOURCES VARNA is a beneficiary of Project № BG14MFOP001-6.003-0004, "Research of sand white clams and new management proposals (WHITECLAM)", funded by the Maritime and Fisheries Program 2014-2020, co-financed by the European Union through the European Maritime Fund for fisheries, Grant administrative contract № MDR - IP - 01 - 34 / 25.03.2019.  

Objectives of the WHITECLAM project research: 

1.     Defining priority areas with accumulations of white clams in the Bulgarian coast by current assessment of the stocks, distribution and biological characteristics of the species white clams (Chamelea gallina, р. Donax, Anadara iaequivalvis) and comparison with previous studies.

2.     Enrichment and supplementation of information on descriptors D 1 (Biodiversity Conservation) and D 3 (Sustainable Stocks of Species subject to industrial fishing) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD, 2008/56 / EC) in the studied habitats - infra- and sublittoral biocenosis, with dominant species of white clams. 

3.     Proposals for regulatory measures - reduction of fishing effort, measures related to maritime spatial planning and marine protected areas, research on good practices for conservation and recovery of white clams stocks in other regions of the World Ocean.  

Projects
TIMMOD Promoting Technology Innovation in environmental monitoring and modelling for assessment of fish stock and non-fish resources 2020-2022 
   
WHITECLAM Research of sand (white) clams and new management proposals, Maritime and Fisheries Program, 2019-2021 
   
ECRAMON ECRAMON – Increasing the research and management capacity of marine non-fish resources in the Black Sea 2016-2017
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News/Events
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Euronews: Rapana fisheries and marine research in the Black Sea 

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IFR-Varna participated in a meeting on priority species GFCM, FAO

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About the white clam, interview with assoc prof. PhD Elitsa Petrova

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Coming up

2nd Cross-border thematic meeting under the TIMMOD project, April 2021

 

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WHITECLAM'2021 International Conference, 18-19 October 2021

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