Module 3 Training – B5, B6

IFISH Module 3 training was held on 18 - 22 November 2019 in Trabzon. The content of Module 3 was B5. Basic Level – Fisheries Resource Evaluation and B6. Fish Stocks Dynamics. Module 3 training was moderated by research scientist Meltem Ok, Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Science and gave training by Claudio Viva ve Henrik Sparholt, training experts.

The first two days of training, B5. Basic - Fisheries Resource Evaluation training was given by Claudio Viva, a training expert at the Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicate (CIBM).

Viva made informative presentations on fishing methods and fishing gears and types of fishing activities, as well as on fisheries resource management. The management of fisheries resources is important for the protection of stock and marine resources. In particular, long-term sustainable fisheries management ensures maximum sustainable productivity. Viva provided information to the participants on the basis of the Common Fisheries Policy and the Mediterranean General Fisheries Commission's (GFCM) assessment of fisheries resources.

In the last three days of the training, B6 - Basic Level - Fish Stocks Dynamics training was given by training expert Henrik Sparholt, Nordic Marine Think Tank (NMTT). Sparholt made presentation about stock recruitment, single species stock size estimation –biomass dynamic and analytical methods Ecopath model and required data. In addition, estimations of the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and the level of effort were calculated practically by using catch and effort data with participants.

At the end of the training, participants were given participation certificates and Module 3 training was completed successfully.

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