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Name
Federal Research Centre for Fisheries (Hamburg)
Native name
Bundesforschungsanstalt fuer Fischerei (BFA)
Country
Germany
 
 
Changed into
Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries (TI-SF)
Year
2008

organisation profile

Since January 1, 2008, the former Federal Research Centre for Fisheries is part of the newly created Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute, Federal Research Institute of Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (vTI). > Homepage: http://www.vti.bund.de/de ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The Research Centre is active in those fields of fisheries research which are of direct relevance to political objectives of the Federal Ministry in terms of national and international fisheries management, marine resources conventions and fishery products. Research subjects range from the monitoring of commercially harvested stocks over monitoring of environmental impacts to fish processing and gear technology. The biological monitoring of commercially exploited and dependant stocks and their dynamics in relation to harvesting and environmental conditions is one of the major objectives of the Centre in order to provide the basis for a sound and sustainable management of these stocks. Investigations on the effects of xenobionts and the spatial and temporal trends in the occurrence of diseases of marine organisms assist in preserving the marine environment. Main objectives in the field of gear technology are the minimization of by-catches, the protection of the marine environment and energy saving in fishing techniques. The maintenance of high quality in fish products, the continuous improvement of quality standards for fish products and advice on requirements and advances in food legislation are core activities of the fish technology and processing branch of the Centre. The Centre advises the Federal Ministry on all matters regarding the 'Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources' (CCAMLR) and conventions regarding the conservation of marine mammals, such as the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

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EDMO record id
990
Collating centre
German Oceanographic Datacentre (NODC) (DOD)
Latest update
13 December 2011 5:51:44 PM