ICES Newsletter - July 2021
A look back at the CRR seriesAs the entire series is digitized, Emory Anderson, Editor of ICES Cooperative Research Report series, takes us from the first printed page to the latest online offering.
Ballast water management
WGBOSV evaluates situations where ships could be excepted or exempted from ballast water management.
A new Strategic Initiative within ICES aims to better integrate early career scientists in the organization.
Ocean climate and atmosphere
ICES Working Group on Ocean Hydrography provides highlights for the North Atlantic in 2020.
Early Career Scientist Day at ICES Annual Science Conference 2021
What is ICES? What are the benefits of joining the community? What opportunites are on offer for early career scientists?
Register now for ICES Annual Science Conference and find answers to these questions and more on 2 September!
ICES considers ecosystem-based management (EBM) as the primary way of managing human activities affecting marine ecosystems. Here, ICES Advisory Committee Chair Mark Dickey-Collas talks about providing evidence for ecosystem based management with the help of Mindi and Mårk, two natural science researchers setting out on a trek with Ecosystem Based Management on their minds.
Latest ID Leaflets
Diseases and Parasites in Fish and Shellfish
Coccidiosis of the liver of blue whiting.
The publication is an update of leaflet no. 4 and aids the identification of liver coccidiosis in blue whiting and other marine fish.
ICES Survey Protocols – Manual for Nephrops Underwater TV Surveys, coordinated under ICES Working Group on Nephrops Surveys (WGNEPS)
Join us online! ASC 2021 is organized as a virtual conference.The conference takes place 6–10 September and consists of live interactive sessions and pre-recorded presentations. Three keynote lectures, eighteen theme sessions, three network sessions and more!Live sessions run 15:00–20:00 CEST Monday to Thursday and 15:00–18:00 CEST on Friday. All pre-recorded presentations are available for on demand viewing between 23 August–30 September. Registration is open!
Click here to find out more about all upcoming ICES symposia.
ICES Training courses 2021
Introduction to Management Strategy Evaluation
23–27 August 2021, online courseRegistration deadline: 6 August 2021
Introduction to Stock Assessment
27 September - 1 October 2021, online course
Registration deadline: 13 September 2021
Introduction to large-scale tag-recapture campaigns and their potential role in the management of fisheries resources
4-8 October 2021, online course
Registration deadline: 20 September 2021
Upcoming workshops ICES workshops are open to interested experts.Click on the workshop name for more informatiion:
Workshop 2 on the identification of clupeid larvae (WKIDCLUP2)
30 August-3 September 2021
Workshop on Data-limited Stocks of Short-lived Species (WKDLSSLS3)
13–17 September 2021
Workshop on use of Ageing and Maturity Staging Error Matrices in Stock Assessment (WKAMEMSA)27–29 September 2021
Workshop on Mackerel, Horse Mackerel and Hake Eggs Identification and Staging (WKMACHIS)
11-15 October 2021
Explore our #oceansofdata
What's that sound?
Dive into our stock assessment database to find data behind our advice on fishing opportunities from 2014 onwards. Our data portals on continuous and impulsive noise support regional sea assessments. They store data supplied by contracting parties to OSPAR in the Northwest Atlantic and HELCOM in the Baltic Sea.Dive underwater to learn more!
In Other Words
Biological monitoring of chemical pollutionJuan Bellas, Co-chair of the Working Group on Biological Effects of Contaminants explains:
The word monitoring originates from the Latin monitor, formed on the root of the verb monere meaning “to warn, advise, remind”. In the context of marine pollution, the term monitoring is understood as the systematic observation of the environment to detect possible alterations that may lead to ecosystem health problems. It consists of the collection of environmental information to evaluate and control the levels of pollutants and their impact on marine ecosystems. This process includes the analysis of chemical pollutants in environmental samples (normally sediment and biota), in order to understand and predict their actual or potential threat to the ecosystems and to help in decision making. The concentrations of chemical pollutants need to be associated with meaningful biological responses regarding the presence of harmful effects on organisms.
Biological monitoring can thus be defined as an integrative approach that combines analysis of chemical pollutants with measurements of biological effects at several levels of organisation (from molecules to communities), that provide information to determine whether ecosystems are or may be affected by pollutants. This integrative approach is essential to understand and interpret the relationship between exposure to and adverse effects of pollutants, and to furthermore identify the potential causes of those effects.
Mytilus have incorporated as biological tools in coastal monitoring programmes to establish the connection between pollutant levels and their harmful effects on living resources.
COVID-19 pandemic effects on ICES work
The health and safety of our staff and community are our primary concern. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, ICES Bureau has agreed to an extension of the precautionary measures. This means that expert groups will continue to operate through online meetings until at least 31 October 2021.
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