The ambition of the PFA is to maintain a sustainable fishery for pelagic fish stocks, both now and in the future. Collaboration with science and research is an important requirement for that ambition. Martin Pastoors is PFA's Chief Science Officer and responsible for the implementation of the PFA research strategy.

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PFA self-sampling report 2015-2017

30 July 2018

The PFA self-sampling programme was initiated in late 2014 and has rapidly expanded over the recent years. Now, the second report has been generated based on the self-sampling data of 2015 to 2017. The PFA approach to self-sampling is unique in it's kind and building upon the capacity already available within the industry to sample fish. And it is providing detailed insights in temporal and spatial patterns relevant for fisheries and for biological and ecological understanding of ecosystems. [pdf, 1.3 Mb]

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If you want to know more about
the PFA research activities,
please contact Martin Pastoors,
PFA’s Chief Science Officer.
Phone +31 631901027
Skype martin.pastoors