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The Fisheries Experts Group of the IUCN Commission of Ecosystem Management (IUCN/CEM/FEG)

Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs): A challenge and an opportunity for the marine capture fishery sector.

A meeting of experts organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) and the Fisheries Expert Group of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Commission on Ecosystem Management (IUCN-CEM-FEG) coordinated by EBCD has been tasked …

14th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD)

On 17-29 November 2018, the Fisheries Experts Group of the IUCN Commission of Ecosystem Management (IUCN/CEM/FEG) attended the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) COP 14 that took place in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt. Represented by Jake Rice and Despina Symons, FEG members as part of the IUCN Delegation contributed in …

33rd session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries

Represented by Serge Garcia and Despina Symons, EBCD/FEG participated as part of the IUCN delegation in the 33rd session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries, that was held on 9-13 July 2018 in Rome, Italy. Moreover, EBCD/FEG organized a joint side-event on ‘Towards sustainable fisheries: mainstreaming biodiversity – what are …

22nd meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

On 2-7 July 2018, the Fisheries Experts Group of the IUCN Commission of Ecosystem Management (IUCN/CEM/FEG) participated in the 22nd meeting of the CBD Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), that took place in Montreal, Canada. Represented by Serge Garcia, Jake Rice and Despina Symons, FEG members …

Bycatch, conservatory offsets and least-cost biodiversity impact mitigation

Fisheries bycatch management is a central issue in modern fisheries management and biodiversity conservation. Its effective control can be considered under the conventional Biodiversity Impact Mitigation (BIM) hierarchy. Conservatory offsets which, contrary to conventional compensatory offsets used as measure of last resort, constitute an integral part of conservatory measures, can be used …

Fisheries livelihoods, vulnerable ecosystems and MPAs

Protection of vulnerable ecosystems and MPAs interact with fisheries operations, livelihoods and food security. During IMPAC 4, (Chile, September 2017), FAO regional and central offices, REDPARQUES and the IUCN Fisheries Expert Group (IUCN-CEM-FEG) collaborated in organizing two symposia and a side event on these important subjects. The sessions provided opportunities …