Report on the present research activities in the field of mariculture in ICES member countries
At the 62nd Statutory Meeting of ICES a Working Group on Mariculture was set up with the terms of reference to collect information about relevant activities in member countries and to suggest fields in which there could be a fruitful international scientific collaboration. Following the example of the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIF~O) of the FAO, a first Report on the Present Research Activities in the Field of Mariculture in those ICES member countries participating in the Working Group was prepared and submitted to the 63rd Statutory Meeting of ICES in Montreal in 1975. At that meeting it was recommended to complete the report as much as possible. Until the 64th Statutory Meeting in 1976, 4 countries, which had not reported previously, submitted reports, i.e. Finland, German Democratic Republic, Iceland and Spain, and three others amended their previous reports, i.e. Canada, Denmark and U.S.A. This information was included in a first revision of the Report submitted to the 64th Statutory Meeting, where it was decided to publish it in the ICES Cooperative Research Reports series to give it a wider distribution. Meanwhile information was obtained also from the U.S.S.R., and amendments were made by Belgium and the United Kingdom.