• Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2019: an assessment of selected stocks

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute, 2020)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfish stocks in Ireland. In addition, data on the fleet and landings of shellfish species (excluding Nephrops and mussels) are presented. The intention of this annual review is to present stock assessment and management advice for shellfisheries that may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in areas designated under European Directives. The review reflects the recent work of the Marine Institute (MI) in the biological assessment of shellfish fisheries and their interaction with the environment. Stock status and exploitation status indicators are presented, where estimated, as a contribution to the assessment of Good Environmental Status (GES) of shellfish for Descriptor 3 (Commercial Fisheries) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Mitigation measures to protect habitats within Natura 2000 sites, which have been developed in response to Habitats Directive Article 6 assessments and in consultation with the industry, are summarised. The competent authority for the management of these sites is the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government oversees the implementation of the MSFD in Ireland. The information and advice presented here for shellfish is complementary to that presented in the MI Stock Book on demersal and pelagic fisheries. Separate treatment of shellfish is warranted as their biology and distribution, the assessment methods that can be applied to them and the system under which they are managed, all differ substantially to demersal and pelagic stocks.
    • The Stock Book 2019: Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2019 with Management Advice for 2020

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2019)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - (DAFM) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2018: an assessment of selected stocks

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute, 2019)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfish stocks in Ireland. In addition, data on the fleet and landings of shellfish species (excluding Nephrops and mussels) are presented. The intention of this annual review is to present stock assessment and management advice for shellfisheries that may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in areas designated under European Directives. The review reflects the recent work of the Marine Institute (MI) in the biological assessment of shellfish fisheries and their interaction with the environment. Stock status and exploitation status indicators are presented, where estimated, as a contribution to the assessment of Good Environmental Status (GES) of shellfish for Descriptor 3 (Commercial Fisheries) of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Mitigation measures to protect habitats within Natura 2000 sites, which have been developed in response to Habitats Directive Article 6 assessments and in consultation with the industry, are summarised. The competent authority for the management of these sites is the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government oversees the implementation of the MSFD in Ireland. The information and advice presented here for shellfish is complementary to that presented in the MI Stock Book on demersal and pelagic fisheries. Separate treatment of shellfish is warranted as their biology and distribution, the assessment methods that can be applied to them and the system under which they are managed, all differ substantially to demersal and pelagic stocks.
    • The Stock Book 2018: Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2018 with Management Advice for 2019

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2018)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - (DAFM) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2016-2017: an assessment of selected stocks

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute, 2018)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfish stocks in Ireland. In addition, data on the fleet (<13 m) and landings for all species of shellfish (excluding Nephrops and mussels) are presented. The intention of this annual review is to present stock assessment and scientific advice for shellfisheries which may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in areas designated under European Directives.
    • The Stock Book 2017 : Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2017 with Management Advice for 2018

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2017)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - (DAFM) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • The Stock Book 2016 : Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2016 with Management Advice for 2017

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2016)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - (DAFM) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2014: An assessment of selected stocks

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute and Bord Iascaigh Mhara, 2015)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfish stocks in Ireland. In addition, data on the fleet (<13 m) and landings for all species of shellfish (excluding Nephrops and mussels) are presented. The intention of this annual review is to present stock assessment and scientific advice for shellfisheries which may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in areas designated under European Directives.
    • The Stock Book 2015: Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2015 with Management Advice for 2016

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2015)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - (DAFM) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2015: an assessment of selected stocks

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute and Bord Iascaigh Mhara, 2015)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfish stocks in Ireland. In addition, data on the fleet (<13 m) and landings for all species of shellfish (excluding Nephrops and mussels) are presented. The intention of this annual review is to present stock assessment and scientific advice for shellfisheries which may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in areas designated under European Directives.
    • The Stock Book 2014 : Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2014 with Management Advice for 2015

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2014-12)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - (DAFM) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2012: An assessment of selected stocks

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute & Bord Iascaigh Mhara, 2014)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfish stocks in Ireland. In addition data on the fleet (<13m) and landings for all species of shellfish (excluding Nephrops and mussels) are presented. The intention of the annual reviews is to present stock assessment and scientific advice for shellfisheries which may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in conservation areas designated under European Directives.
    • The Stock Book 2013 : Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2013 with Management Advice for 2014

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2013)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - (DAFM) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2011: An assessment of selected stocks

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute and Bord Iascaigh Mhara, 2012)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfish stocks in Ireland. In addition data on the fleet (<13m) and landings for all species of shellfish (excluding Nephrops) are presented. The intention of the annual reviews is to present stock assessment and scientific advice for shellfisheries which may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in conservation areas designated under European Directives.
    • The Stock Book 2012 : Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2012 with Management Advice for 2013

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2012)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food - (DAMF) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2010

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2011)
      This review presents information on the status of selected shellfisheries in Ireland. In addition data on the fleet (<13m) and landings for all species are presented.
    • The Stock Book 2010

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2011)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Science Services (FSS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland.
    • The Stock Book 2011 : Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2011 with Management Advice for 2012

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2011)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Science Services (FSS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Marine and Food - (DAMF) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
    • Shellfish Stocks and Fisheries Review 2009

      Marine Institute; Bord Iascaigh Mhara (Marine Institute & Bord Iascaigh Mhara, 2010)
      This review presents information on the status and activity of shellfisheries in Ireland. Legislation, fisheries management and licencing regimes that impinge on the operation of shellfisheries are reviewed and data on landings, value and profitability are presented. Stock assessment data, for a selected number of species, is updated and management recommendations are presented where appropriate. The intention is to update the review annually and present stock assessment and scientific advice particularly for shellfisheries which may be subject to new management proposals or where scientific advice is required in relation to assessing the environmental impact of shellfisheries especially in conservation areas designated under European Directives. The scope of the review extends into a description of fisheries and fleet activity and presents economic data for the fleet and separately for individual fisheries where available. It also presents details of legislation, in the area of fisheries, environment, and food safety that impinges on the activity of the fleet. This coupling of information on stocks (dealing with issues of biological conservation and sustainability) and fisheries (dealing with socio-economic issues and the variability of the fleet) is seen as important in the co-management framework, the overall objective of which is to develop, in parallel, sustainable and viable fisheries for shellfish within the Irish territorial limits. Not all shellfish species are included in the 2009 review. Although an overview of legislation, landings and economic data are given, that relate to all species, stock indicators are presented for a limited number of fisheries. The inclusion of species/stocks is based on data availability and in response to developments or initiatives in management. The annual review will evolve towards informing fishery management plans as they are developed and implemented by the Shellfish Advisory Groups.
    • The Stock Book 2009

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2009)
      The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Science Services (FSS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland.