The successful protection of cormorants in recent years is causing a growing number of conflicts with commercial fisheries. To avoid these conflicts the achievements of research of cormorant ecology should be implemented in combination with practical fishing management policies. The main objective of the Action is to improve European scientific knowledge of cormorant-fisheries interactions.
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COST ESSEM COST Action 635
Ger Rogan (IE); Russell Poole (IE)
Keywords: Cormorants; Conservation; Conflict; Fishing management policies