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

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."

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)

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MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 93 381

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 218 124

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 491 065

CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 314 016

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 198 504

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 215 491

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 202 288

PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 96 667

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 172 925

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 98 729

MORSKI INSTYTUT RYBACKI - PANSTWOWY INSTYTUT BADAWCZY

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 17 149

AALBORG UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 98 316

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 160 417

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 166 576

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 143 777

INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 219 980

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 68 606

AQUAMARINE ADVISERS

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 124 044

NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 29 942

AquaTT UETP Ltd

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 403 958

UNIVERSIDAD DE VIGO

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 102 396

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 219 540

CODE LUTIN SARL

France

EU Contribution

€ 80 160

KILLYBEGS FISHERMEN'S ORGANISATION LIMITED COOPERATIVE SOCIETY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 76 710

KUTTERFISCH-ZENTRALE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 15 360

VOF DE DRIE GEBROEDERS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 15 084

Wilma BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 15 084

VOF VISSERIJBEDRIJF J 'T MANNETJE SL-3

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 15 084

KARBAK APS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 50 246

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 289257

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2012

  • End date

    29 February 2016

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 6 513 288,34

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 999

Coordinated by:

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark