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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA (ICES)

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French Equivalent: Conseil international pour l’exploration de la mer (CIEM)

Definition:
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) is an intergovernmental organisation that provides a scientific forum for the exchange of information and ideas on the sea and its living resources.

It also provides a forum for the promotion and co-ordination of marine research by scientists within its 19 member countries. Established in Copenhagen in 1902, it currently operates under the terms of its 1964 Convention. Each year, ICES holds more than 100 meetings of its various working groups, study groups, workshops and committees, and an Annual Science Conference.

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Cross References:
Advisory Committee on Fishery Management (ACFM)

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Thursday, March 06, 2003