Assessment of the interaction between corals, fish and fisheries in order to develop monitoring and predictive modelling tools for ecosystem based management in the deep waters of Europe and beyond
Funding Year: 2008
Funding Scheme: Large-scale integrating project
Project Duration: 48 months
Total Project Value: €10,885,692
EU Grant-Aid: €6,499,906
Grant-Aid to Ireland: €1,076,494
Lead Partner: National University of Ireland Galway
- O'Malley Fisheries
- University College Cork
Website: CORALFISH (Opens in new window)
The CoralFISH project will assess the interaction between corals, fish and fisheries, in order to develop monitoring and predictive modeling tools for ecosystem based management in the deep waters of Europe and beyond. The rationale for CoralFISH is based on the need to address UN General Assembly Resolution 61/105 (2006) which calls on fisheries management organisations worldwide to assess the impact of bottom fishing on vulnerable marine ecosystems, identify and map vulnerable ecosystems and develop conservation and management measures prevent their degradation.
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