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Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Operational

Objective

Since the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy in 2002, effort has been devoted to addressing the governance, scientific, social and economic issues required to introduce an ecosystem approach to European marine fisheries. Fisheries management needs to support the ‘three pillars of sustainability’ (ecological, social and economic. Fisheries Ecosystem Plans (FEPs) were developed to further the ecosystem approach in fisheries management and as a tool to assist managers consider the ecological, social and economic implications of their decisions. The FP5-funded European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan (EFEP) project developed a FEP for European waters, using the North Sea as a case study. The core concept of the Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Operational (MEFEPO) project is the delivery of an operational framework for three regional seas. This is the necessary next step in the process. Furthermore, MEFEPO will, based on the lessons learned consider how FEPs can be made operational and developed for other regional areas. MEFEPO will focus on how best to make current institutional frameworks responsive to an ecosystem approach to fisheries management at regional and pan-European levels in accordance with the principles of good governance. This will involve developing new linkages and means of allowing dialogue between the disparate groups of stakeholders, the integration of the considerable body of ecological, fisheries, social and economic research which has been developed in recent years and investigate how existing institutional frameworks need to evolve to incorporate this information and develop both dialogue between the disparate groups of marine stakeholders and develop a decision-making process which integrates a wide breadth of interests. The three areas used by MEFEPO will be the North Sea RAC, North-western Waters RAC and South-western Waters RAC areas.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
Address
Brownlow Hill 765 Foundation Building
L69 7ZX Liverpool
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 615 139
Administrative Contact
Joanne Arthur (Ms.)

Participants (9)

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 169 506
Address
Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
1250042 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ramiro Gomes (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
EU contribution
€ 230 242
Address
Rue Des Archives 3
29238 Brest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Queffelec (Ms.)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 214 958
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caroline Hepburn (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 290 155
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claire Winifred Armstrong (Dr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 247 824
Address
Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susan Bramford (Ms.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 520 500
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ninna Broen (Ms.)
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 189 540
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anabela Vieira Amaral (Ms.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 152 247
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmela Porteiro Lago (Dr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 369 798
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cees Klepper (Mr.)