As part of the French Development Agency (AFD) funded technical assistance for the Implementation of the IORA Action Plan on Fisheries, Aquaculture and the Marine Environment, one of the specific objectives of this project is “Promoting sustainable fisheries management”. In the context of this objective, the activity on utilization of satellite services for fish stock assessment and a climate warming system is planned as a response towards the IORA Action plan. This webinar forms part of that activity.The webinar will be organized by the IORA Secretariat with the technical assistance of COFREPECHE. It will be introduced by the IORA Secretariat and the Working Group on the Blue Economy.
Existing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies can be better used for planning and management of fisheries. They play an important role in monitoring the current condition of fishery resources providing information for better harvesting strategies in some fisheries. A good understanding of fishing effort both spatially and temporally has increasingly become important in stock assessment.
Climate change already has observable impacts on fisheries throughout the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). Evidence exists of climate change causing tuna species to shift spatial distributions and range as well as knock-on effects on coral reef fisheries. Monitoring, information dissemination and awareness of vulnerabilities to climate change are currently weak and should be strengthened.
Title: Enhancing knowledge on “utilization of satellite services for fish stock assessment and a climate warming system”
Venue: Virtual Meeting
Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021 07:00 – 09:30 (GMT)
The webinar will be moderated by Mr Daroomalingum Mauree, the main resident expert of the AFD technical assistance, and presented by the Fisheries Management Expert, Mr Francis Marsac and representatives of the private companies OLSPS and CLS.
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