Policy relevance

The Evolution and Ecology Program (EEP) continues to work closely with the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

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ICES (headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark) is not only the main advisory agency for managing the North Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas, but also the world’s oldest intergovernmental organization concerned with marine and fisheries science.

In particular, the ICES Working Group on Fisheries-Induced Evolution (WGEVO) was convened for the sixth time in 2014 co-chaired by two of EEP’s senior scientists. Addressing scientific and applied dimensions of fisheries-induced evolution, this expert group works on designing protocols and tools for evolutionary impact assessments (EvoIAs; [1]) and on the influence of fisheries-induced evolution on reference points for fisheries management [2]. Through WGEVO, EEP is now intensively working on an ambitious new collaborative international study on estimating fisheries-induced selection pressures across a large number of stocks, further progress on which has been made throughout 2014.

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