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Ecosystems, Societies, Consilience, Precautionary principle: Development of an assessment method of the societal cost for best fishing practices and efficient public policies

Objective

The main aim of the ECOST project is to develop a new approach to assess the societal cost of fishing activities to the ecosystem. By societal cost we mean all costs linked to fishing activities: this may be ecological (alteration of the capacity of a system), economic (all costs linked to production, management, subsidies, and external factors), social (linked to choices made in public policy, food safety, provision for national or international markets, the eradication of poverty, and to development models (small scale fishing versus industrial fishing)). The geographical dimension of the work is spread over 3 continents (3 countries for each continent) which are characterized respectively by ecosystems of coastal upwelling (West Africa), delta (South East Asia) and coral reef (Caribbean) Within each region/ecosystem (eco-region) several fisheries have been selected as representative of global fishing activities. Furthermore, a marine protected area will be chosen in order to establish comparative analysis within the said eco-region, and to serve as a reference point The programme is organised into 12 work plans (WP), each one is sanctioned by the delivery of a product which marks a stage in the development process of the evaluation method for the impact made by fishing activities. The common ground for the complete work plan is the development of a method for a greater and more complete understanding of the ecological, economic and social incidence of fishing activities on the various eco-regions.

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-INCO-DEV-1
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Address
St George's Building 141 High Street
Portsmouth
United Kingdom

Participants (16)

THE NORTH SEA CENTRE
Denmark
Address
Willemoesvej
Hirtshals
INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE TOULOUSE
France
Address
6 Allée Emile Monso
Toulouse
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Spui 21
Amsterdam
CENTRO DI INGEGNERIA ECONOMICA SOCIALE
Italy
Address
Via Santo Stefano Stabile "La Torraccia" - Unical
Rende (Cs)
NATIONAL RESEARCH AND STUDIES INSTITUTE
Guinea-Bissau
Address
Complexo Escolar 14 Novembro, Bairro Cobornel
Bissau
CENTRE NATIONAL DES SCIENCES HALIEUTIQUES DE BOUSSOURA
Guinea
Address
814 Rue Ma 500, Corniche Sud Madina
Conakry
CENTRE DE RECHERCHES OCEANOGRAPHIQUES DE DAKAR-THIAROYE
Senegal
Address
Km 10 Route De Rufisque
2241 Dakar
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES
Trinidad and Tobago
Address

St. Augustine
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (MONA CAMPUS)
Jamaica
Address
Mona Campus
Kingston 7
CAN THO UNIVERSITY
Vietnam
Address
3/2 Street
Cantho City
SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
China
Address
135 Xingang Road-west, Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou
KASETSART UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
50 Paholyothin Road, Jatujark
Bangkok
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT
France
Address
209-213 Rue La Fayette
Paris
INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO DE SANTO DOMINGO AND EL EQUIPO DE INVESTIGACIÓN SOCIAL (EQUIS/INTEC)
Dominican Republic
Address
Avenida De Los Próceres, Galá
Santo Domingo
UNIVERSITÉ DE PERPIGNAN
France
Address
Université De Perpignan 52, Avenue Paul Alduy
Perpignan