Predicting recruitment success to support fisheries management
- Age determination.
- Determination of reproductive parameters.
- Study of annual and daily growth rates through macroscopic and microscopic otolith analysis.
- Determination of mortality rates.
- Transport and migration through tagging techniques and/or otolith micro-chemical analysis.
- Trophic relationships using taxonomic and genetic techniques.
- Comprehensive study of fishery population recruitment and dynamics and their regulatory factors.
We develop models that allow population status assessment using different biological management strategies.
- Public Administrations.
- Management Bodies.
- Fishermen’s Associations.
- Universities and/or technology centres specialised in the fisheries sector.
- Comprehensive understanding of the biology of fishery populations.
- Determination of the processes regulating their recruitment and population dynamics.
- Feed and support for fisheries management models.
- Feed of multi-specific and ecosystem-based management models.
- Integration in the know-how of ecosystems and processes regulating their dynamics.
Thanks to the research carried out, closed fisheries have been opened, anticipating recruitment success, with the corresponding economic benefits for the sector.
- Jointly with the client depending on the prior knowledge and the objectives pursued: Basic research, fishery species management, ecosystem management, etc.
- We do not only seek to apply it to fisheries management but also to provide visibility to the scientific community through scientific publications.
- 25 years’ experience in the comprehensive assessment of fish species and the factors controlling their dynamics.
- Multidisciplinary team with experts in fish species assessment and management.
- High level of expertise in different techniques: growth and mortality (otoliths), fecundity (histology), movement (biophysical models, tagging, otolith microchemistry), trophic relationships (stomach contents, genetics).
- We have numerous European contacts in the fisheries biology sector, complementing our fields of activity.
Proven track record
- Sustainable population management and sustainability of extractive fishing activities.
- Opening of closed fisheries, anticipating recruitment success, with the corresponding economic benefits for the sector.
- Over 100 scientific publications in ISI-indexed journals related to biology and fisheries management.
- External guidance in third-country scientific projects.
- Cooperation with foreign Public Administrations in the implementation of integrated assessment and fisheries management methods.