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BB18 - Marine mammal bycatch (M6)

FieldDescriptionValidated Entry
[Table title]Name of monitoring programmeMarine mammal bycatch (M6)
[ProgrammeDescription]Description of the monitoring programmeMonitoring of marine mammal bycatch is carried out through two broad approaches: dedicated studies/programmes and/or data collection through national fisheries sampling schemes.  Few countries have implemented dedicated marine mammal bycatch monitoring programmes; most rely on DCF sampling schemes. Dedicated monitoring programmes/studies have used observers (e.g. UK) or remote electronic monitoring systems (e.g. Denmark)
[OtherPoliciesConventions]Monitoring for other Union legislation or international agreements that contributes to the programme.OSP-CEMP
[Contracting Parties monitoring]

Which other countries are involved in practical implementation of this monitoring programme, and what is the degree of cooperation.

Coordinated data collection (dellivered seperately by each country)
[Contracting Parties supplying data] DE, DK, ES, FR, IE,  IS, NL, NO, PT, SE, UK
[Contracting Parties with an "opt out"]  
[Temporal scope]Start (and end) date of the programme.2004 - 9999
[Spatial scope]Spatial coverage of the programme according to the jurisdictional zones of marine waters.Coastal waters (WFD)
EEZ (or similar, e.g. Contiguous Zone, Fishing Zone, Ecological Protection Zone)
[Aggregation of Data]At which scale can the data from the sub-programme be aggregated for environmental assessments?Region, Sub-region & other - Assessments are conducted at the scale of species specific assessment units as recommended by ICES Advice 2014, Book 1, Section (From dropdown in  EU Monitoring reporting). Some species AUs are compatible with the NE Atlantic region and its sub-regions, others are not.
[MarineReportingUnit]Area(s) where the programme takes place.marineSubregion

[Monitoring Purpose]

Purpose of the programme aimed at collecting data and information.Environmental state and impacts
[MonitoringType]Type of monitoring (in-situ, remote sensing, etc.).In-situ sampling offshore
In-situ sampling coastal
[Indicator Metric]Feature(s) monitored (ecosystem components, pressures, activities).MamAll
[Elements]Element(s) monitored (e.g. species, habitats, contaminants).NotApplicable
[Element Monitored] Biological feature (cetaceans and pinnipeds)
Biological disturbance (incidental non-target catches)
[Parameter Measured]Parameter(s) monitored.ABU
[Monitoring Guidelines/Monitoring Method in place]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.OTH
[MonitoringMethodOther]Guidelines/protocols describing the method for monitoring.Minimum statutory monitoring requirements under Regulation (EU) 2019/1241 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on the conservation of fisheries resources and the protection of marine ecosystems through technical measures (Annex XIII); and Regulation (EU) 2017/1004 of the European Parliament and of the council of 17 May 2017 on the establishment of a Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the
fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the common fisheries policy
[Quality Assurance Procedures in Place]In addition to a specified method, is there any additional Quality Assurance used?None
[Quality Control]What type of Quality Control is used?RealValidation (by each national scheme)
DelayedValidation (by ICES Working Group for Bycatch of Protected Species - WGBYC)
[Data submission Frequency (and deadline)]Frequency of the monitoringYearly
[Applicable MSFD GES Criteria]Indicator(s) to which the programme contributes.D1C1
[Data Depository]Link to where monitoring data can be accessed (Art. 19(3)
[Data Custodian] ICES Data Centre
[Assessment Guidelines]
[Assessment tools available]  
[Nature of data] Processed
BB18 - Marine mammal bycatch