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Benthic ecosystem fisheries Impact Study

Benthic ecosystem fisheries Impact Study

Objective

Benthic ecosystems provide important goods and services, such as fisheries products and supporting, regulation and cultural services. There is serious concern about the adverse impact of fisheries on benthic ecosystem which may negatively affect the fisheries yield and integrity of the sea bed. To develop an integrated approach to the management of human activities in the marine environment, in particular fishing, there is a need to develop quantitative tools to assess the impact of fisheries on the benthic ecosystem and at the same time collaborate with the fishing industry to develop innovative technologies and new management approaches to reduce the impact on benthic ecosystems. BENTHIS will provide the knowledge to further develop the ecosystem approach to fisheries management as required in the Common Fisheries Policy and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. It will study the diversity of benthic ecosystem in European waters and the role of benthic species in the ecosystem functioning. Fisheries impacts will be studied on benthic organisms and on the geo-chemistry. The newly acquired knowledge will be synthesized in a number of generic tools that will be combined into a fishing/seabed habitat risk assessment method that will be applied to fisheries in the Baltic, North Sea, Western waters, Mediterranean and Black Sea. Fisheries will be selected with the fishing industry based on the impact on the benthic ecosystem. BENTHIS will integrate fishing industry partners to collaborate in testing the performance of innovative technologies to reduce fishing impact. Finally, in collaboration with the fishing industry and other stakeholders, new management approaches will be developed and tested on their effects on the ecosystem and the socio-economic consequences. As such BENTHIS will the urgently needed scientific basis to integrate the role of marine benthic ecosystems in fisheries management.

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Address

Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 Pb Wageningen

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 231 755,36

Administrative Contact

Adrianus Dirk Rijnsdorp (Prof.)

Participants (33)

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VLAAMS GEWEST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 210 389,46

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 471 782,08

BANGOR UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 345 331

THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 130 740,49

MARINE SCOTLAND

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 157 775,27

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 558 502,55

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 156 629,80

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 466 098,75

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 95 949,52

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 107 825,62

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 102 602,74

HAVFORSKNINGSINSTITUTTET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 140 958,22

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 436 057,59

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 229 942,91

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 196 777,05

SP/F SYNTESA

Faeroe Islands

EU Contribution

€ 225 050

Atlas VG86

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 35 001

SUSANNE H PR

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 12 564,76

WITTRUP SEAFOOD A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 30 000

FISKERISELSKABET GI - BRI AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 57 437,24

MARINE MONITORING VID KRISTINEBERG AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 20 000

ANTON DEKKER BEHEER BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

NAGEL CORNELIS WIJBE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 69 000

TREGUIER LAURENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 80 000

YANN JEAN JOSEPH DIDELOT

France

EU Contribution

€ 50 001

RETIMAR DI PACI NAZZARENO & C S.N.C

Italy

OFFICINA MECCANICA GRILLI DI GRILLI ROBERTO & C. SAS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 37 750

MORI CARLO SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 33 750

MALKOCOGLU BALIKCILIK HAYVANCILIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 47 500

SADIKLAR SOGUK HAVA TESISLERI VE SU URUNLERI SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 47 500

VOF PESCE 43

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 64 000

ONDOKUZ MAYIS UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 55 077,59

TECNOPESCA DI PACI NAZZARENO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 45 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312088

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-KBBE

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 784 925,51

  • EU contribution

    € 5 994 250

Coordinated by:

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

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