A preliminary evaluation of the European Non-native Species in Aquaculture Risk Assessment Scheme applied to species listed on Annex IV of the EU Alien Species Regulation
|Author(s)||Copp G. H.1, Godard M. J.1, Russell I. C.1, Peeler E. J.2, Gherardi F.3, Tricarico E.3, Miossec Laurence4, Goulletquer Philippe4, Almeida D.5, Britton J. R.5, Vilizzi L.6, Mumford J.7, Williams C.8, Reading A.8, Rees E. M. A.9, Merino-Aguirre R.10|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : Ctr Environm Fisheries & Aquaculture Sci, Salmon & Freshwater Team, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.
2 : Ctr Environm Fisheries & Aquaculture Sci, Epidemiol & Risk Team, Weymouth, England.
3 : Univ Florence, Florence, Italy.
4 : IFREMER, Nantes, France.
5 : Bournemouth Univ, Ctr Conservat Ecol & Environm Sci, Poole BH12 5BB, Dorset, England.
6 : Ichth Oz Environm Sci Res, Irymple, Vic, Australia.
7 : Univ London Imperial Coll Sci Technol & Med, Ctr Environm Policy, Ascot, Berks, England.
8 : Environm Agcy, Huntingdon, Cambs, England.
9 : Environm Agcy, Bristol, Hants, England.
10 : Univ Complutense Madrid, Dept Ecol, Madrid, Spain.
|Source||Fisheries Management And Ecology (0969-997X) (Wiley-blackwell), 2016-02 , Vol. 23 , N. 1 , P. 12-20|
|WOS© Times Cited||16|
|Keyword(s)||aquaculture, biological invasions, decision support, ENSARS, EU legislation, risk analysis|
|Abstract||Developed for carrying out risk assessments under the European Commission (EC) Council Regulation No 708/2007 concerning the use of alien and locally absent species in aquaculture (ASR), the European Non-native Species in Aquaculture Risk Assessment Scheme (ENSARS) is briefly summarised, and the ‘Organism’ module is applied to the 24 species listed in ASR's Annex IV. Four other ENSARS modules (Infectious Agent, Facility, Pathway, and Socio-economic) were used to assess two case study species (European catfish Silurus glanis L. and red swamp crayfish Procambarus clarkii Girard). No Annex IV species was categorised as low risk, 10 as moderately low risk, 12 as medium risk, two as moderately high risk and none as high risk. The results are discussed and recommendations are made on further development of the scheme as well as the need to have multiple assessors of multidisciplinary expertise from the Member States concerned carry out the assessments using an approach similar to that carried out by EU Reference Laboratory proficiency tests.|