The primary aim of the Fishery Resources Monitoring System (FIRMS) is to provide access to a wide range of high-quality information on the global monitoring and management of fishery marine resources.
• Resource Inventory
• Search for Resource Reports
• Status & Trend Summaries (extracted from reports)
FIRMS draws together a unified partnership of international organizations, regional fishery bodies and, in the future, national scientific institutes, collaborating within formal agreement to report and share information on fisheries resources. For effective fisheries information management, FIRMS also participates in the development and promotion of agreed standards.
FIRMS system is part of the Fisheries Global Information System (FIGIS). Information provided by the partners is organized in a database and published in the form of fact sheets. This system provides the data owner with tools to ensure controlled dissemination of high quality and updated information.
Tilapia production grew 223 pc in ten years Brazil
Between 2005 and 2015, the production of tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Brazil experienced a 223 per cent growth thanks to the modernization and intensification of its production.
New fisheries rules strengthen data collection European Union
A new regulation simplifying and strengthening the current system for the collection of biological, environmental, technical and socio-economic data in the fisheries sector has been adopted by the European Council.