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Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns

Objective

"The MSY concept was included as a principle in the 2009 Green Paper on the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in accordance with the global imperative to manage fish stocks according to the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). This implies a commitment to direct management of fish stocks towards achieving MSY by 2015. Attaining this goal is complicated by the lack of common agreement on the interpretation of ""sustainability"" and ""yield"" and by the effects that achieving MSY for one stock may have on other stocks and broader ecosystem, economic, or social aspects. MYFISH will provide definitions of MSY variants which maximize other measures of “yield” than biomass and which account for the fact that single species rarely exist in isolation. Further, MYFISH will redefine the term “sustainable” to signify that Good Environmental Status (MSFD) is achieved and economically and socially unacceptable situations are avoided, all with acceptable levels of risk. In short, MYFISH aims at integrating the MSY concept with the overarching principals of the CFP: the precautionary and the ecosystem approach. MYFISH will achieve this objective through addressing fisheries in all RAC areas and integrating stakeholders (the fishing industry, NGOs and managers) throughout the project. Existing ecosystem and fisheries models will be modified to perform maximization of stakeholder approved yield measures while ensuring acceptable impact levels on ecosystem, economic and social aspects. Implementation plans are proposed and social aspects addressed through active involvement of stakeholders. Finally, effects of changes in environment, economy and society on MSY variants are considered, aiming at procedures rendering the MSY approach robust to such changes. The expertise of 26 partners from relevant disciplines including fisheries, ecosystem, economic and social science are involved in all aspects of the project. Global experience is engaged from North America and the South Pacific."

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 796 380
Administrative Contact
Ole Henrik Haslund (Mr.)

Participants (30)

MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 93 381
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Caroline Bocquel (Ms.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 218 124
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
Michael Clarke (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 491 065
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Katrine Soma (Dr.)
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 016
Address
Olshausenstrasse 40
24118 Kiel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Susanne Neufeldt (Ms.)
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 198 504
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Horst Schwartz (Dr.)
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 215 491
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Raul Prellezo (Dr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
EU contribution
€ 202 288
Address
Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Achilleas Argiriou (Mr.)
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 96 667
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Loynes (Mr.)
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 172 925
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ivan Kristoffersen (Mr.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 98 729
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Geir Huse (Dr.)
MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 17 149
Address
Ul. Kollataja 1
81-332 Gdynia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Arndt-Szyszko (Ms.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 98 316
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karín Nesheim (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 160 417
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Brooke Alasya (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 166 576
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Reams-Behboud (Ms.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 143 777
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrick Vidal (Mr.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 980
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antoni Quetglas (Dr.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 68 606
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Emanuela Rossi (Ms.)
AQUAMARINE ADVISERS
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Granvagen 20
26532 Astorp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christopher Hopkins (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 124 044
Address
North Street 66 College Gate
KY16 9AJ St Andrews
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Trish Starrs (Ms.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 29 942
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bård Li (Mr.)
AQUA TT UETP COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 403 958
Address
Pleasants Street Olympic House
8 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Murphy (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 396
Address
Lg Campus Lagoas Marcosende
36310 Vigo Pontevedra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anxo Moreira González (Mr.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 219 540
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ronan Crossey (Mr.)
CODE LUTIN SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 80 160
Address
Boulevard Des Pas Enchantes 44
44230 Saint Sebastien Sur Loire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean Couteau (Mr.)
KILLYBEGS FISHERMEN'S ORGANISATION LIMITED COOPERATIVE SOCIETY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 76 710
Address
Bruach Na Mara, St. Catherine Road
Killybegs
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Norah Parke (Ms.)
KUTTERFISCH-ZENTRALE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 15 360
Address
Niedersachsenstrasse 9
27472 Cuxhaven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kai Arne Schmidt (Mr.)
VOF DE DRIE GEBROEDERS
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 15 084
Address
Vissershavenstraat 16 D
2583 DH Den Haag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jaap Toet (Mr.)
Wilma BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 15 084
Address
Wellerzand 9
8321 PH Urk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hendrik Romkes (Mr.)
VOF VISSERIJBEDRIJF J 'T MANNETJE SL-3
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 15 084
Address
Steenkreek 31
3253 EG Ouddorp Zh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan 't Mannetje (Mr.)
KARBAK APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 50 246
Address
Landlystparken 1
7700 Thisted
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Hansen (Mr.)