The hands-on workshop will aim to create a framework for an integrated monitoring programme in the North Sea in the third quarter of the year to address the monitoring and assessment requirements for fisheries, changes in ecosystem productivity, and the impact of fisheries on the environment.
As a starting point, the ship time and global area coverage of the current International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) in the North Sea in the third quarter will be used, but other surveys running at the same time will be taken into account when it is felt they can or already do provide required information.
The complete WKPIMP Terms of Reference can be found here.
Would you like to participate? Send an email to workshop chairs Ingeborg de Boois and Andrew Kenny or to the support secretary at ICES.
View of the North Sea from the Norwegian research vessel the Johan Hjort during the International Bottom Trawl Survey in 2015