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Fishermen and scientists, together to reduce the impact of trawling on the seafloor

Scientists and the Fishermen's Association of Palamos are working together in a study to assess the impact of different models of trawl doors on the seafloor.

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A fishery management pilot project for recovering hake population

European hake populations in the western Mediterranean Sea are overexploited. This is the conclusion of all the assessments made since 1992 until now by CSIC scientists at the Institut de Ciencias del Mar and from other research institutions, like IEO and IFREMER. Fishermen and administrations have joined to tackle fishery pressure.

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The first global genetic catalogue of the ocean microbiome

The Tara Oceans expedition describes the unknown planktonic diversity of the planetary ocean. CSIC scientists have participated in this project whose first results are published in a special issue of Science. This first global genetic catalogue of the ocean microbiome includes several million genes, 80% of which are totally new to science.

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A project analyzes the microparticles in European subway

Hexacomm  is a European Project aimed at studying the risks associated with human exposure to particles in the air. One of its sub-projects will analyze the exposure of passengers to the particles in the subway of some European cities: Barcelona, Prague, Athens and Porto.

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Recommendations to reduce the atmospheric pollution

Scientists involved on the European project  AIRUSE LIFE+ have delivered the authorities the results of this project, including recommendations for minimizing the atmospheric pollution in Southern European cities. Certification of biomass burning systems and pellets, the implementation of low emission zones, and eco-labelling for all cars, are some of the recomended measures.

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