Intelligent oceanographically-based short-term fishery forecasting applications (GOFORIT) (39270)

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Description

Fisheries for short lived species are highly variable because they primarily target a low number of age groups within stocks as well as irregularly recruiting year-classes. As a result, environmental fluctuations (e.g., temperature, food abundance), which cause major changes in fish productivity, can lead to rapid fluctuations in fishing opportunities and stock declines if fishing effort is not reduced accordingly. Such fluctuations are not foreseen or accommodated by management advisory frameworks for short-lived species, which generally assume environmental stability and constant productivity. The GOFORIT project will use climatic and oceanographic process knowledge with the goal to improve short-term fishery forecasts. 

Partners
National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
Marine Research Institute, Iceland
National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa", Romania
Central Fisheries Research Institute, Turkey (subcontractor), 
Institute of Fisheries and Marine Ecology, Ukraine (associated partner) 

Funding
The project is funded by EU, COFASP, ERA-NET.

Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Research area: Marine Living Resources
Research area: Oceanography

StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/04/201501/04/2018

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