This workshop takes place 28–31 March and will build on earlier ICES work on an EU request
for guidance on how pressure maps of fishing intensity contribute to
an assessment of the state of seabed habitats (advice and workshop report).
WKTRADE will explore ways of informing managers on the benefits of a
fishery (by weight and/or value) compared to its degree of impact on
the seabed (taking into account the frequency of trawling and the
ability of the habitat to recover after fishing). These trade-offs
will be demonstrated using examples across broad-scale benthic
habitats for such regions as the Baltic Sea, North Sea, and Celtic
use the outcomes of two previous workshops, WKBENTH (28 February –
3 March 2017) and WKSTAKE (23 March 2017), in its work.