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Region:    Europe

Sustainability of Industrial Fisheries used in the Production of Fish Meal and Fish Oil EC & Worldwide

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds RSPB - Project Dates:
February 2003 - February 2004

Description of Project:
This purpose of this study was to evaluate the sustainability of industrial fisheries used in fish meal and oil production.

Services Provided:
The study objectives were achieved through the identification of criteria by which the sustainability of industrial fisheries can be measured and the application of these indices to measure and describe the status of global industrial fisheries, particularly in terms of environmental impacts, ecosystem effects, stock conservation and wider sustainability. From this analysis, the study identified future barriers and constraints to the sustainability of industrial fisheries and recommended specific changes/solutions to address these barriers. This project was undertaken in partnership with the University of Newcastle.