Status, ecosystem effects and future perspectives
This presentation will examine the state of deep‐water fisheries to the west of the British Isles.
These fishing grounds experienced a long period of exhaustive exploitation, but the implementation of management strategies has helped to relieve excessive fishing pressure.
A better understanding of the long‐term disturbance is needed towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Dr Rui Vieira is a Marine Ecologist at the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and Research Associate at the University of East Anglia. His research focuses on the ecology and biodiversity patterns in deep-sea ecosystems and fisheries.
At present, Dr Vieira is completing a short-term redeployment at Defra’s Marine Evidence Team, providing advice to policy teams on various marine science topics. Dr Vieira has participated in several research cruises in the North Atlantic and Southern Oceans, as well as regular sampling campaigns on commercial fishery vessels.