Marine Institute (MI)

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The Marine Institute (MI) is the national agency for marine research and development in Ireland. The MI has a broad marine remit and is engaged in research and development on a diverse range of areas including marine transport, oceanography, fisheries, aquaculture, environment, research vessel operations, climate change and seabed mapping. Fisheries Science Services (FSS) research, assess and advise on the sustainable exploitation of the marine fisheries resources in the waters around Ireland. International fishing fleets operating here land around 1.5 mT of fish annually. FSS, working with its international partners, conduct a broad range of scientific projects. E.g. EFIMAS (FP6), EASE (FP6), WESTHER (FP6), MEFEPO (FP7), DeepFishMan(FP7), Beaufort EAFM project (MI/National funding). 

Contribution to the project

Celtic Sea case study. MI will also be the WP leader for WP2.

Description of Personnel involved in the project

David Reid – Principle Investigator Beaufort Marine Award on the EAFM. Prof Reid has worked for over 20 years in fisheries management, initially at FRS in Aberdeen, Scotland, and now at MI. His areas of expertise include; Fisheries; sustainability, fishing capacity and effort, research vessel surveys, industry collaboration, and the EAFM. He has a strong involvement with ICES, including chairing the Living Resources Committee and member of the ACFM (2004-2006), and now chairing WGECO. He has been involved in 19 research projects, including 16 EU funded projects, either as national leader or in two cases as scientific coordinator, and has an extensive publication record. He has recently been appointed as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Zoology, Ecology and Plant Science, University College Cork, Ireland.

Norman Graham -Team Leader Demersal Fisheries. Dr Graham has worked for many years on fishery gear science in Scotland, Norway and now Ireland. He now leads the demersal fisheries section at MI. While chair of ICES WGFTFB set up a programme to provide information on fleet activities, effects of management regulations and technological creep to ICES assessment working groups. He has over 20 peer reviewed publications.

Sarah Kraak - Senior Postdoctoral Fisheries Researcher. Dr. Sarah B. M. Kraak -. Dr. Kraak trained in evolutionary and behavioural biology, and switched to fisheries science in 2002, initially at IMARES, NL, and since 2008 at MI. Her areas of expertise include mixed fisheries, management strategy evaluation, fisheries induced evolutionary change, and human pro-social behaviour in the context of compliance to fisheries management regulations. She is a member of STECF (since 2007) and of the editorial board of the ICES JMS (since 2008). She has participated in 10 ICES WGs/WKs and has been co-chair of one. She has participated in numerous research projects and has an extensive publication record.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.