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IUCN - First complete assessment of European marine fishes highlights major threat from overfishing

IUCN - First complete assessment of European marine fishes highlights major threat from overfishing | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
A total of 7.5% of all European marine fish species are threatened with extinction in European waters, according to the European Red List of Threatened Species published today by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the European Commission. While some species are recovering, marine management has been less successful for many other commercial fishes: 40.4% of European sharks, rays and chimaeras face an elevated risk of extinction.
The Red List report, financed by the European Commission, is the first ever complete assessment of marine fishes native to Europe, assessing all of the 1,220 species present in the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Baltic Sea, North Sea, and the Northeast Atlantic Ocean, including many highly exploited species that support large commercial, recreational, and artisanal fisheries. The highest number of threatened species can be found in the Mediterranean Sea, the western coast of the Iberian Peninsula and the Macaronesian islands.
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There should be a wealth of case study and discussion material here for students of fisheries management. 

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Innovating Pedagogy 2014 | Open University Innovations Report #3

Innovating Pedagogy 2014 | Open University Innovations Report #3 | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

 

This third report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.  


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An easy-to-read summary of this year's top ten pedagogy innovations!

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JISC InfoKit: Managing course information

JISC InfoKit: Managing course information | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

This infoKit aims to provide reassurance that the problems faced in your organisation are neither unique nor insurmountable. It does not offer ‘quick fixes’ because there is no easy answer or off-the-shelf solution. There are course information management issues that are endemic in the sector but, as a result of considerable activity in this field during the period 2009-2013, there is now a wealth of experience and good practice on which to draw in solving them.

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This is a very interesting link for anyone involved in designing and managing courses (programmes); but is only the tip of the iceberg of resources available via this site. UK focused but many ideas and principles will be relevant anywhere.

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MAGAZINE: Aquaculture Scoop - December 2014

Welcome to the latest issue of Aquaculture Scoop. In this issue we take a look at Risk Management in Aquaculture. We learn about Site and Equipment Safety courtesy of Gael Force Group and ground breaking innovation in Mooring Systems from Mørenot. We also look at interesting information on water quality technologies and feature a story on best practice for Aquaculture Sustainability.

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This is one for my current students! - especially mooring systems and risk management...

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Short Course: Ecosystem approach to fisheries

Short Course: Ecosystem approach to fisheries | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it
Maintaining healthy ecosystems and a vibrant fishing sector is of paramount importance to all coastal regions in the world. Making sure that the interests of the fishery sector are considered and represented versus the claims and interests of other user groups, is one of the tasks of the fisheries manager. The ecosystem approach takes the wider ecosystem and its interactions with fisheries into consideration.
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Short Course Announcement: 22 September to 10th October 2014 at Wageningen University, Netherlands.

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MSC opens final round of consultation on fishery standard review — MSC

MSC opens final round of consultation on fishery standard review — MSC | Aqua-tnet | Scoop.it

This is the second, and final, opportunity for stakeholders to offer their views on proposals for changes to the fishery standard. Stakeholders will also have the opportunity to comment on other proposals for program improvements, including changes to the fisheries assessment process designed to reduce the time, cost and complexity of certification assessments. An early stage public consultation on the fisheries standard review topics took place in spring this year.

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This could be a useful exercise for students of fisheries to engage with. 

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