Kick-off Meeting, Galway, June, 2008

CoralFISH began in June with a well attended and productive kick-off meeting held in Galway (Fig.1). Much of the meeting was devoted to planning actions for the coming year, particularly, the development of common habitat mapping and fisheries survey approaches for application in each of the six study areas (Fig. 2).  This unique collaboration between margin scientists, fisheries biologists and fishermen represents an important first step towards the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management in the deep-sea.

 

Photo of meeting participants

Fig. 1. Participants at the CoralFISH kick-off meeting in Galway.

Map showing the location of CoralFISH study areas

Fig. 2. Map showing the location of CoralFISH study areas.

 

 

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