The recommendations of the WGSAs are being submitted to the Scientific Advisory Committee on Fisheries (SAC), which collects and assesses information on catches, fishing efforts, fleet capacity, and other data relevant to the conservation and management of fisheries.
Then, the SAC adopts the assessment of the status and trends of relevant populations of living marine resources, ecosystems, and fisheries-related human components, using the appropriate indicators and in relation to agreed biological and/or management reference points. In addition, A provision of independent advice made by the SAC to facilitate the adoption of recommendations concerning the sustainable management of fisheries and ecosystems at the regional and subregional levels, including relevant biological, environmental, social, and economic aspects, the ecosystem approach to fisheries, the impact of IUU fishing and the assessment of biological and ecological implications under different management scenarios.
Links to the last three meetings:
Biofouling is the accumulation of bacterial growth, algae, and sessile invertebrates on any submerged surface. To combat fouling ships must constantly undergo cleaning up and maintenance processes. Protecting boat hulls against biofoulings is a compelling necessity, not only to prevent material corrosion and degradation but also to maintain the proper maneuverability of the boats, thereby ensuring safety at sea. Antifouling paints are widely used to counteract this problem, using toxic substances such as copper-containing paints, which negatively impact marine organisms. Raising the awareness of fishermen about this problem and encouraging them to use eco-friendly antifouling paints is of great importance; environmental and economic wise.
Students at the College of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology have participated in the First International Conference of the Institute of Genetic Engineering Research "Challenges and New Prospects in Biotechnology Sciences" at the City of Scientific Research and Technological Applications. That was evaluated as the best poster presented at the conference.
INVOLVE_AASTMT_ERASMUS Day.pdf on AASTMT webpage