EU-RFP Funded Project Reports

FP6 IMAGE

Indicators for fisheries MAnaGement in Europe

Status: Completed (October 2009)
Coordinator: Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies - IMARES


​​​​​​​​​IMAGE developed a series of scientifically robust but readily understandable environmental indicators for assessing the effectiveness of management measures in support of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management (EBFM). 

IMAGE project:

  • Developed and tested these indicators across a number of representative case-study European fisheries and evaluated their potential effectiveness
  • Ensured that the indicators provide a measure of environmental pressure exerted by fisheries and the extent to which management objectives were met
  • Developed methodology to integrate this information into tools supporting the decision-making process
  • Developed a framework that can evaluate management strategies based on indicators​

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