- fisheries policy | ocean
- English, Norwegian
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is organising a workshop on Assessing the Impact of Fishing on Oceanic Carbon, at their headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark on 25-28 April.
The workshop is designed to review issues such as:
- The role of fish and fishing in the marine carbon budget, particularly in the context of the marine biological carbon pump (BCP), which helps to regulate atmospheric CO2 levels.
- How fishing gear has direct impacts on the seafloor, e.g. re-suspending sediment, and hence carbon, and potentially altering the benthic community dynamics with further possible impacts on carbon sequestration.
- Fuel use emissions footprint of fishing.
All these issues make for a complex picture of fishing in a climate change perspective, which is why this workshop will chart a roadmap for future research and pathways to ecosystem-informed advice and management approaches.