The aim of the workshop is integrating monitoring for fisheries management including
the monitoring of changes in productivity of the ecosystem and the impact of fisheries
on the ecosystem. The final survey objectives should represent ecosystem function as
well as the regulatory needs, and the prioritization follows from both ecosystem
function and societal relevance.
The workshop will create a framework for an integrated monitoring programme in the
North Sea in the 3rd quarter to address the monitoring and assessment requirements
for fisheries, changes in ecosystem productivity, and the impact of fisheries on the