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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
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Research Organisations
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€ 1 231 755,36
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Adrianus Dirk Rijnsdorp (Prof.)

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VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
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€ 210 389,46
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Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
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Hans Polet (Dr.)
Food and Environment Research Agency
United Kingdom
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€ 471 782,08
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Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Susan Bramford (Ms.)
BANGOR UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
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€ 345 331
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College Road
LL57 2DG Bangor
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Christine Davey (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
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€ 130 740,49
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King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Kerry Kidd (Ms.)
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
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€ 157 775,27
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Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
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Margaret Mckendrick (Mrs.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
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€ 558 502,55
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1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
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Patrick Vidal (Mr.)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
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€ 156 629,80
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Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway
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Caroline Bocquel (Ms.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
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€ 466 098,75
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Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
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Ole Ritzau Eigaard (Dr.)
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Denmark
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€ 95 949,52
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Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
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Helle Holmberg (Ms.)
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€ 107 825,62
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Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
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Sweden
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Almas Alle 8
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Margareta Dyjak (Ms.)
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Norway
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5817 Bergen
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Jannicke Bergesen (Ms.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
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€ 436 057,59
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
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Antonello Sala (Dr.)
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
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€ 229 942,91
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Leoforos Athens Sounio 46 7Km
19013 Attikia Anavissos
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Stelios Kastrinakis (Mr.)
MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
Turkey
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€ 196 777,05
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Eskişehir Yolu 9. Km
06000 Ankara
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Mustafa Zengin (Dr.)
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Faeroe Islands
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€ 225 050
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Fyri Oman Brugv 2
513 Syorugota
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Olavur Gregersen (Mr.)
Atlas VG86
Sweden
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€ 35 001
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Sonnermarksvagen 11
43275 Traslovslage
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Patrik Ingemarsson (Mr.)
SUSANNE H PR

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Denmark
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€ 12 564,76
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Digetsvej 37
9970 Strandby
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Dan Hansen (Mr.)
WITTRUP SEAFOOD A/S
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€ 30 000
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Ove Jensens Alle 42
8700 Horsens
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Stig Wittrup (Mr.)
FISKERISELSKABET GI - BRI AS
Denmark
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€ 57 437,24
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Laksevej 2
5935 Bagenkop
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Thomas Peter Theodorsen (Mr.)
MARINE MONITORING VID KRISTINEBERG AB
Sweden
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€ 20 000
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Strandvagen 9
45330 Lysekil
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ANTON DEKKER BEHEER BV
Netherlands
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€ 45 000
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Langedaal 202
3317 MD Dordrecht
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NAGEL CORNELIS WIJBE
Netherlands
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€ 69 000
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Monnikenweg 34
8806KZ Achlum
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TREGUIER LAURENT
France
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€ 80 000
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Rue Xavier Allain Guillaume 5
56100 Lorient
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Laurent Treguier (Mr.)
YANN JEAN JOSEPH DIDELOT
France
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€ 50 001
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Rue De La Republique 55
56600 Lanester
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Yann Didelot (Mr.)
RETIMAR DI PACI NAZZARENO & C S.N.C

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Italy
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Nazzareno Paci (Mr.)
OFFICINA MECCANICA GRILLI DI GRILLI ROBERTO & C. SAS
Italy
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€ 37 750
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Via Pier Capponi 22
62012 Civitanova Marche Mc
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MORI CARLO SRL
Italy
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63900 Fermo
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MALKOCOGLU BALIKCILIK HAYVANCILIK SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
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€ 47 500
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SADIKLAR SOGUK HAVA TESISLERI VE SU URUNLERI SANAYI TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
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€ 47 500
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Karaagac Koyu Gevez Mah Koy Sok 10
57660 Sinop
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Mustafa Zengin (Dr.)
VOF PESCE 43
Netherlands
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€ 64 000
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Mulderstaat 35
1794AA Oosterend
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Biem Van Der Vis (Mr.)
ONDOKUZ MAYIS UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
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€ 55 077,59
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Atakum
55080 Samsun
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Aysun Gumus (Dr.)
TECNOPESCA DI PACI NAZZARENO
Italy
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€ 45 500
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Via Sabotino 30
62012 Civitanova Marche
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Nazzareno Paci (Mr.)