Discussion about the necessity for the further development of the regional database for the Mediterranean and BlackSeas: the existing infrastructures, supporting Data Collection Framework (DCF) and data calls, the sampling scheme, the algorithms used for the analysis of the collected data and estimations, compatibility with Regional Database and Estimation System (RDBES).
Development of the Regional DataBase for the Mediterranean & Black Seas (Med&BS RDB) meeting, 26 October, 2021
2nd Cross-border thematic meeting under the TIMMOD project, April 2021
A 2nd Thematic Transboundary Meeting on innovative environmental monitoring technologies for assessment of fish stock and non-fish species will be organized and held in Thessaloniki, Greece (TTM-2, month 11). The meeting will present and discuss: - The elaborated Inventory on innovative environmental monitoring technologies for assessment of fish stock and non-fish species - Tentative results of implementation of activities T.2.1 and T.2.2, ICT Tools for data handling. Main objectives of the TTM-2 are: - assist local and national authorities and decision makers to understand and promote advanced technologies (while implementing obligations under relevant Conventions and Agreements); - support cooperation in R&D and innovation and data sharing and cross-border information exchange systems on the environment within BSB. TTM-2 will include participation of experts from all project partners countries, as well as invited external experts (outside project consortium).
Representative of stakeholders (monitoring performers, environmental agencies, local and national authorities) will be invited. There will be a "seminar" part of the event that will include also demonstrations (testing) on selected sensors, equipment, software, including use of Interactive tools - software//multi media, to better assist performers and decision makers to understand and promote advanced environmental monitoring technologies.
Forty-fourth session of the GFCM 2-6 November, 2021
This event will include discussing following matters: Management of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries and aquaculture; Implementation of the subregional approach, including functioning of technical units, terms of reference for the SAC subregional committees and GFCM technical assistance programmes/projects in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (MedSea4Fish and BlackSea4Fish); Fisheries intersessional activities in 2019-2021, including in the context of the mid-term strategy towards the sustainability of Mediterranean and Black Sea fisheries (mid-term strategy) and the BlackSea4Fish Project, and presents the main conclusions, management advice and 2021-2023 work plan
WHITECLAM'2021 International Conference, October 2021
Within the project WHITECLAM - Research of sand white clams and new management proposals, within the Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Program (PMDR), an International Scientific Conference with open participation for R&D was held - research and evaluation of marine non-fish resources (white clam) - WHITECLAM'2021.
The aim of the conference was to promote the project activities, exchange of good practices, international cooperation in the field of research and evaluation of marine non-fish resources, informing the public about the activities of the Project № BG14MFOP001-6.003-0004 "Research on species of the group of white mussels and a proposal for new management measures (WHITECLAM) ”under the 2014-2020 MAP.
The WHITECLAM project aims to determine the priority areas with accumulations of white mussels in the Bulgarian coast by updating the stocks, distribution and biological characteristics of the species of the group of white mussels (Chamelea gallina, Donax, Anadara iaequivalvis) and comparison with previous studies . In addition, the project aims to enrich and supplement the information on descriptors D 1 (Conservation of Biodiversity) and D 3 (Sustainable Stocks of Species subject to industrial fishing) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (RDMS, 2008/56 / EC) in the studied habitats - infra- and sublittoral biocenoses, with dominant species of white mussels, as well as preparation of proposals for introduction of regulatory measures - reduction of fishing effort.
Local and international leading scientists and specialists took part in the conference.
The conference took place in Varna, Bulgaria, on October 18 and 19, 2021. For more information, please visit: www.whiteclam2021.org.