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Strengthening the impact of fisheries related research through dissemination, communication and technology transfer

Objective

ComFish takes the view that it is not sufficient to focus on pressing issues in fisheries or on communication impasses between stakeholders in isolation (scientists – industry – policy makers). A broader view is necessary, and this is very much in line with the ecosystem approach of the revision of the Common Fisheries Policy to be implemented in 2012.

In this frame of mind, ComFish aims to identify important fisheries topics with long term impacts and ascertain whether scientific results have been properly communicated to fisheries stakeholders. If yes, why and how was this done? If not, then the question must be answered which communication needs must be addressed. What are the related challenges, needed actions and possible solutions?

ComFish will identify these topics and through five regional participatory stakeholder events address these communication impasses. Next, ComFish will use the outcome of the events to prepare Information Packages, that include audio-visual materials, and communicate the identified priority issues to a wider circle of stakeholders as well as to EU citizens. Finally, ComFish will organise a Partnering Event to facilitate network building amongst stakeholders, to jointly address and overcome communication impasses and to stimulate collaborations. All activities are supported by a robust science based impact analysis.

ComFish has nine partners in eight EU countries: four are communication specialists and five are institutions engaged in marine research and policy advice. The project benefits from an extensive Advisory Board with representation from all major fisheries stakeholders in Europe as well as over 40 Project Associated Members, mostly FP6/FP7 research project co-ordinators. The project lasts 36 months.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 370 923
Administrative Contact
Bernhard Goodwin (Mr.)

Participants (9)

ProBio Partners VOF
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 127 420
Address
Meerweg 6
9625PJ Overschild
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gert De Vries (Dr.)
Visions Unlimited Medien

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 30 640
Address
Dall'armistr 7
80638 München
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heidi Bohle (Mrs.)
INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THEDEVELOPMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN EUROPE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 46 545
Address
Hc Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Cobenhavn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anca Sfetcovici (Ms.)
MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY
Poland
EU contribution
€ 40 125
Address
Ul. Kollataja 1
81-332 Gdynia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Malgorzata Arndt- Szyszko (Ms.)
HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 59 920
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lisbeth Kleppe (Ms.)
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 59 920
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Dolores Menendez Company (Ms.)
ISTITUTO DI RICERCHE ECONOMICHE PERLA PESCA E L'AQUACOLTURA IREPA ONLUS ASSOCIAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 52 820
Address
Via San Leonardo 73
84131 Salerno
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elda Buongiorno (Ms.)
INSTITUTE OF FISHING RESOURCES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 40 125
Address
Primorski 4
9000 Varna
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Petrova (Dr.)
WICKMEDIA FILM-UND FERNSENPRODUKTIONS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 171 127
Address
Infanteriestrasse 19 Haus 1A
80797 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bernd Wick (Mr.)