On May 31 - June 4, 2021, the General Commission for the The Mediterranean and the Black Sea GFCM, FAO and BlackSea4Fish Project held a workshop on bottom marine research and data preparation for the Black Sea priority species.

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Institute of Fish Resources - Varna actively participated and presented scientific data on turbot, rapana and Black Sea shark.

After June 12, 2021, in connection of IFR activity starts scientific expeditions – for rapana stock assessment, for species of white mussels group, as well as in connection with the implementation of innovative technology.

At the end of June 2021, a demonstration observation was launched in front of the northern coast with high-resolution multi-beam sonar - which allows detection and characterization of objects in the water column, measurement of bathymetry and seabed characterization, as well as obtaining real-time georeferenced data. This task is performed under the TIMMOD project.

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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