|WI - Cormorant Research Group||News - Projects||updated on 26-08-2004|
REDUCING THE CONFLICT BETWEEN
CORMORANTS AND FISHERIES ON A PAN-EUROPEAN SCALE
An EU funded Framework 5 Concerted Action
Key Action 5:
"Sustainable agriculture, fisheries and forestry, and integrated development of rural areas including mountain areas"
OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
The overall objective of REDCAFE is to synthesise current Cormorant/fisheries information and to identify and evaluate methods of reducing the current Europe-wide conflict between conservationists and fisheries interests. It will apply a novel, biological/ modelling/socio-economic approach to this problem and, for the first time, bring together all the relevant European stakeholders to discuss and report on these issues in a rigorous, co-ordinated, and equitable manner. A supplementary, though equally important, objective is to establish a framework for improved communication and information transfer between stakeholders (i.e. fisheries and conservation organisations, fisheries scientists, ornithologists/avian ecologists) and other interest groups within the EU.
REDCAFE has five Work Packages with overall objectives of synthesising available information on Cormorant conflicts with fisheries, incorporating best estimates of associated financial losses (WP1), synthesising available information on Cormorant ecology, focussing on those factors leading to conflicts with fisheries (WP2), producing a set of potential management tools, from population-level to site-specific control, incorporating information on their efficacy and cost-effectiveness (WP3), developing and running a Multiple Criteria Decision Model, incorporating appropriate socio-economic aspects, for a specific Cormorant/fishery conflict or a specific geographical area and disseminating information on Cormorant conflicts with fisheries, relevant aspects of Cormorant ecology, and strategies for conflict resolution at the local, national and European level (WP5).
Poster on the REDCAFE project by D. N. Carss
|For further details, please contact Dave Carss, REDCAFE Co-ordinator at:|
Banchory, Hill of Brathens, BANCHORY
Aberdeen shire, AB31 4BY United Kingdom
Direct Dial +44 (0)1330 826324
Fax +44 (0)1330 823303
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