Cross-boundary evaluation and management of Lamprey stocks in Lithuania and Latvia (LLI-310 LAMPREY)
LAMPREY project aims to reinforce sustainable, scientific databased management of locally important lamprey stock and to increase integration between national bodies responsible for fisheries management. River lamprey is the only exploited lamprey species in the Programme area with high local importance and of conservation concern in Europe. Their exploitation should be compatible with favorable conservation status, while now this is impractical due to lack of knowledge of population structure and standardized assessment methods. The project activities include: - standardization of stock assessment methodology, based on classical techniques and new molecular approach; - implementation of specific measures to improve lamprey populations (identification of migration obstacle in LT and LV rivers, transfer of spawners over obstacles to spawn and release of larvae in rivers); - development of the Strategy for sustainable stock management, which will be endorsed by Latvia and Lithuania.
Project duration is 2 years (01.04.2018 - 31.03.2020).
Total project funding is 353 400 EUR, incl. 85% ERDF funding EUR 300 390. Funding of Institute BIOR is 132 000 EUR, incl. 85% ERDF funding 112 200 EUR.
The project is being implemented within the framework of INTERREG V-A Latvia-Lithuania Cross-Border Cooperation Program. Information on the Interreg V-A Latvian-Lithuanian Cross-Border Cooperation Program 2014-2020 www.latlit.eu Official website of the European Union www.europa.eu
This article is prepared with the financial support of the European Union. The content of this article is entirely the responsibility of the Institute for Food Safety, Animal Health and the Environment, BIOR, and under no circumstances is the official position of the European Union.
April 19, 2018