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Ecologically and economically sustainable mesopelagic fisheries

Project description

Sustainable mesopelagic fisheries

The mesopelagic zone, at depths between 200 and 1 000 metres below the ocean’s surface, could contain a total fish biomass that is 100 times the annual catch of all existing fisheries. The EU-funded MEESO project will quantify the spatio-temporal distributions of biomass, production and ecosystem role of mesopelagic resources. It will assess options to sustainably exploit them. Mesopelagic organisms are one of the largest unexploited resource left in the world’s oceans. MEESO will develop new tools and technologies for abundance estimation, such as submersible acoustics and fine meshed trawls, as well as assessment and management roadmaps. MEESO will explore new technologies for commercial fishing and processing and map contaminant and nutrient contents to explore the basis for a viable and sustainable fishery. Its aim will be to find a balance between exploitation, sustainability and viability of the mesopelagic resources.

Call for proposal

H2020-BG-2018-2
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Coordinator

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
5817 Bergen
Norway
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 496 050

Participants (19)

MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 379 540
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
Activity type
Research Organisations
SINTEF OCEAN AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Otto Nielsens Veg 10
7052 Trondheim
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 372 952,50
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta
Activity type
Research Organisations
HAFRANNSOKNASTOFNUN, RANNSOKNA- OG RADGJAFARSTOFNUN HAFS OG VATNA
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 711 826,25
Address
Skulagotu 4
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 469 410
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 699 000
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 268 055
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 160 077,50
Address
H C Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Kobenhavn V
Activity type
Research Organisations
LIEGRUPPEN FISKERI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Gronamyrvegen 2
5353 Straume
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 332 192,50
Address
Fiskhamnsgatan 1
211 18 Malmo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES
France
EU contribution
€ 217 418,75
Address
11 Rue Hermes
31520 Ramonville St Agne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 297 451,25
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta
Activity type
Research Organisations
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 387 902,50
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 313,78
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 102 843,75
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PELAGIA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 52 000
Address
Bradbenken 1
5003 Bergen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BORD IASCAIGH MHARA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 108 000
Address
Crofton Road
Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN FISHMEAL AND FISH OIL PRODUCERS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 31 500
Address
Axeltorv 3,6
1609 Kobenhavn V
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 87 099,97
Address
European Way
SO14 3ZH Southampton
Activity type
Research Organisations