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The future of European fisheries and aquaculture research


The goal of the project is to define the research required in the medium term (10 years), to enable exploitation and farming of aquatic resources in the context of key challenges and risks for meeting sustainability requirements. The main output of this exercise will be a publication outlining the key challenges, strategic options and research needs concerning fisheries and aquaculture in both European waters and waters in which European fleets are operating under European agreements. The project will contribute to the implementation of a future Maritime Policy and to further strengthen the European Marine Research Area through better anticipation of research needs in the field of fisheries and aquaculture. The principle aim of FEUFAR is to in a 20 months period: 1. provide a 'state of the art' inventory of existing foresight analyses world wide, including the distillation of key messages, identifying themes, threats, drivers and developments in science and policy. 2. build scenarios, taking into account interactions between ecological, economical and societal factors. 3. define key challenges, strategic options, as well as paths toward a more sustainable future and following research needs. 4. by organising a platform for discussion, generate input from all relevant parties (fisheries and aquaculture sector, research institutes, policy makers) to this process, substantiating the analysis and simultaneously generate support to the outcome. Dissemination of both the outcome and the steps of the process through such means as publications, leaflets and a website will be undertaken. FEUFAR will seek the opinions of relevant stakeholders and it will consider the possible implications of long-term or sudden climate change, new technologies, changes in societal values and organizational structures, globalized markets for fish and other marine products, food-security, and changes in management practices or fishing techniques.

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