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Fisheries-induced Evolution
www.iiasa.ac.at/Research/EEP/FinE/Home.html

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Acronym: FinE
Period: 2007 till 2010
Status: Completed

Institutes (13)  Top 
  • Institute of Marine Research (IMR), more, partner
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more, partner
  • Technical University of Denmark; Danish Institute for Fisheries Research (DIFRES), more, partner
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek; Diversiteit en Systematiek van Dieren, more, partner
  • Fisheries Research Service; Marine Laboratory (FRS), more, partner
  • University of Tromso; Norwegian College of Fisheries Science (NCFS), more, partner
  • Wageningen University and Research Centre; Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), more, partner
  • Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo (IIM), more, partner
  • The National Institute of Biological Resources; Instituto de Investigação das Pescas e do Mar (IPIMAR), more, partner
  • Federal Research Centre for Fisheries, more, partner
  • University of Iceland; Institute of Biology, more, partner
  • Marine Institute Ireland (MI), more, partner
  • Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (FGFRI), more, partner

Abstract:
This Specific Targeted Research Project on Fisheries-induced Evolution (FinE) will contribute - in the context of the EU Programme on Integrating and Strengthening the European Research Area; Priority 8.1 on Policy-oriented Research; Activity I on Sustainable Management of Europe’s Natural Resources; and Topic 1.3 on Modernisation and Sustainability of Fisheries, including aquaculture-based production systems - to Task 2 on Fisheries-induced Changes in the Adaptive Genetic Potential of Exploited Fish Stocks. Phenotypic case studies will document trends in life-history traits, including maturation, reproductive effort, and growth, relevant for the demography and productivity of exploited fish populations. Genetic analyses will elucidate the genetic basis of fisheries-induced evolutionary changes suggested by phenotypic analysis. Eco-genetic models will be designed for evaluating alternative hypotheses explaining the observed data; for assessing the ecological consequences of fisheries-induced evolution for the yield, stability, and recovery potential of exploited stocks; and for developing and comparing practical management options.

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