DiadES will enhance ecosystem services provided by diadromous fishes in the Atlantic Area by creating innovative tools to ignite a transnational management under present and future climatic conditions.
Diadromous fish (shads, lampreys, eel, salmon, trout, mullet…) numbers are declining across their Atlantic distribution, causing ecological and socioeconomic impacts on local communities. Despite management measures, the situation remains critical. Why?
– Diadromous fish populations between river basins are not isolated and yet management is mostly organized at the local scale.
– They are vulnerable to climate change so a shift in their distribution would render their management an even more complex problem.
Therefore, a transnational approach is needed to enable a common management for the conservation and enhancement of the ecosystem services associated to these species that includes the explicit long-term and large-scale issues related to climate change.
Three main outputs will be produced to increase the capacity of policy makers and other key stakeholders to make efficient and informed management decisions in the implementation of related policies on diadromous fishes while considering the impacts of climate change:
– An INTERACTIVE WEB ATLAS will present changes in diadromous fish distributions and trends in relevant ecosystem services under climate change, promoting emerging benefits provided by these species.
– A SERIOUS GAME, of a role-playing form, will bring together target groups to (i) share the different knowledge they have, (ii) build a joint representation of fish population dynamics and (iii) imagine alternative management strategies in the face of climate change.
– POLICY GUIDELINES for a large-scale and long-term management of diadromous fishes will be formalized in a Declaration signed by all key parties involved in diadromous fish management.
European eel (Anguilla anguilla) abundance and colonization indicators
Observatory for the migratory fish populations in the Sudoe area
Improving the protection and sustainable management of the natural border area consisting of the international sub-basin of the River Miño, including its tributaries
European eels in the Atlantic: assessment of their decline
Migratory fish recovery and improved management in the final stretch of the Ebre River
Enhancing ecoSysteM sERvices mApping for poLicy and Decision mAking
Protected Area Network Accross the Channel Ecosystem
Ecosystem services, necrophagous birds of prey and habitats
Marine Atlantic Regions Network
Building the European Biodiversity Observation Network
Promoting concerted and sustainable eel management in the Sudoe area
Salmonid Management Round the Channel
Reconnecting European rivers together
Conservation and restoration of the Allis shad in the Gironde and Rhine watersheds
Conservation and Management Actions for Migratory Fish in the Vouga River Basin
Improving future ecosystem benefits through earth observations
Valuing Ecosystem Services in the Western Channel
DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status
Valoración de los activos naturales en España
Supporting Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Northern European Atlantic
Operational Plan for Monitoring and Management of Anadromous Fish in Portugal
FutureMARES examines the relations between climate change,
marine biodiversity and ecosystem services.