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Institute of Fishery Ecology (FOE)


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The Institute of Fishery Ecology is performing ecologically orientated interdisciplinary research, monitoring and risk assessment related to the marine environment, aquaculture and inland fisheries on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. The overall aims are to protect the aquatic ecosystems and their living resources for today’s and future generations and to develop methods for their sustainable use. The activities are based on research priorities of the Federal Ministry, on national legislation, administrative laws and agreements as well as on international conventions and directives. The work is integrated into the structures of the national marine monitoring programme, the radiation protection precautionary act and the programmes of the international commissions and organisations, mainly the OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, the HELCOM Baltic Marine Environment Protection Convention, the London Convention, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), contributing to the aims of the EU Marine Policy with its Marine Strategy and linked to the EU Common Fisheries Policy. The results of the research and monitoring activities carried out by the Institute are directly communicated as scientific advice to the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture and, as required, to other Federal Ministries (e.g., the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) as well as to relevant scientific and advisory bodies of the above organisations and programmes with active participation by scientist of the Institute.

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Institute of Fishery Ecology (FOE)
Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven

Phone: + 49 471 94460 201
Fax: + 49 471 94460 199

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