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  • Mon 01 June - Fri 05 June

    ICES training: Analysing and visualization of VMS and EU logbook data, Copenhagen, Denmark

    The objective of the course is to provide instruction in the use of the VMS tools software package for the simultaneous analysis of VMS and logbook data. Emphasis will be placed on exploring the spatial distribution of fisheries, and the behaviour of fishers at sea.

    Application deadline: 17 April 2015

    Please see link below for more information.
  • Tue 02 June - Wed 03 June

    Growth in Blue Bio-economy conference, Thorshavn, Faroe Island

    The Conference is hosted by the Faroese Ministry of Fisheries as a flagship project in the 2015 Nordic Council of Ministers Chairmanship Program. The objective of the Conference is to provide an overview of the huge growth potential in marine bio-economy. The target audience is ministers, parliamentarians, industry, investors, decision makers and policy advisers. The focus will be on essential policy initiatives to support growth in the marine sector. The Nordic Marine Think Tank, NMTT, is responsible for the organisation of the conference.


    The conference has three themes:

    Theme I: Blue Bio-economy at the global and regional level.
    Theme II: Potential Growth in marine Industries.
    Theme III: Obstacles to and promotion of Blue Growth

    For more information and registration please see link below.

  • Wed 10 June - Thu 11 June

    BSAC Joint Working Group

    Agenda forthcoming.

    Please see pdf below for invitation.

    Attached documents:

  • Mon 15 June - Fri 19 June

    ICES training: Stock Assessment Introduction, Copenhagen, Denmark

    ICES introductory training course on stock assessment provides instruction, demonstration, and exercises in population modelling as applied to fishery resources.

    The general objective of the course is to train stock assessment scientists and advisors in basic population dynamics and stock assessment. The course not only presents the theoretical elements but also puts theory into practice through case studies and hands-on exercises.

    Specific objectives are:

    • understanding the role of stock assessment in fishery science
    • familiarity with conventional stock assessment models
    • experience in basic model building and parameter estimatio
    Application deadline: 5 May 2015
    For more information and registration please see link below.
  • Tue 16 June - Wed 17 June

    Fisheries Committee meeting, Brussels, Belgium

    More info forthcoming.

  • Tue 23 June - Thu 25 June

    ICES training: Fisheries Management to Meet Biodiversity Conservation Needs, Copenhagen, Denmark

    ICES offers a training course with the to raise the level of understanding of middle and senior level science advisors and fisheries and environmental managers regarding the interface between fisheries and biodiversity issues.

    The course will cover both theoretical elements and how to put theory into practice through case studies and exercises. Specific objectives are to provide participants with:

    • understanding of the needs for biodiversity conservation from fishery science and management;
    • familiarity with international policies and targets for fisheries and for biodiversity;
    • understanding of fishery management measures to meet biodiversity as well as fisheries policy targets.

    Application deadline: 4 May 2015

    For more information and registration please see link below.

  • Wed 24 June - Thu 25 June

    EFCA seminar on the landing obligation, Roskilde, Denmark

    The European Fisheries Control Agency organises a seminar on the monitoring of the landing obligation.

    The meeting will take place in Roskilde, Denmark.

    Please see document below for more information.

    Attached documents:

  • Thu 25 June

    Inter-AC meeting with the Commission, Brussels, Belgium

    More info forthcoming.

  • Thu 02 July

    BSAC Executive Committee

  • Wed 15 July - Thu 16 July

    Fisheries Committee meeting

    More info forthcoming.

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