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Developing indicators of environmental performance of the common fisheries policy

Developing indicators of environmental performance of the common fisheries policy

Objective

Indicators can be valuable tools for tracking change, identifying problems and monitoring implementation of policies and results. They are increasingly used to assess the efficacy of EU policies. A robust set of informative indicators will help policy- and decision-makers to evaluate the performance of management measures, as well as ensure accountability to the public through regular information. The aim of the co-ordination action is to achieve a more coherent approach to indicator use in the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy across the EU, by synthesising existing research and analysis. A set of indicators to measure the effectiveness of fisheries management, particularly environmental aspects, is to be identified. Operational models establishing the relationship between fishing activities and changes in the marine environment will be used to underpin some of the ecological indicators. In addition, the project will identify data gaps and ways of addressing these, taking account of the need for cost- effectiveness. The project will also seek ways of ensuring that agreed indicators are used in the policy process. The results will be targeted at fisheries managers and other stakeholders. Overall, the action is firmly embedded in, and will respond directly to, EU policy calling for the development of fisheries/environment indicators. A number of work packages will examine existing efforts to develop indicators. Since a considerable amount of work has been done already, networking will be of particular importance. In order to bring expertise in different countries together, several meetings and two conferences will be held. As the combined scientific and policy expertise of the participants covers both fisheries and environmental issues, the CA will be a vital contribution to developing indicators of environmental performance of fisheries management in the EU...

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Coordinator

LNSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON

Address

28 Queen Anne'S Gate
London

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Dirk REYNTJENS (Mr)

Participants (19)

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NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH, WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

UNIVERSITÀ CA' FOSCARI DI VENEZIA

Italy

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND COASTAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Denmark

SEA FISHERIES INSTITUTE

Poland

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS, ACTING THROUGH FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES, MARINE LABORATORY

United Kingdom

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS ACTING THROUGH THE CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENT FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE SCIENCE

United Kingdom

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

INSTITUT DU DÉVELOPPMENT DURABLE ET DES RESSOURCES AQUATIQUES

France

DEP. OF ANIMAL AND HUMAN BIOLOGY - UNIVERSITY OF ROME LA SAPIENZA ITALY

Italy

DANISH INSTITUTE FOR FISHERIES RESEARCH

Denmark

INSTITUTE OF COASTAL RESEARCH, NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES

Sweden

FINNISH GAME AND FISHERIES RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Finland

ISTITUTO CENTRALE PER LA RICERCA SCIENTIFICA E TECNOLOGICA APPLICATA AL MARE

Italy

JOINT NATURE CONSERVATION COMMITEE

United Kingdom

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

ESTONIAN MARINE INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF TARTU

Estonia

FUNDACIÓN AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 513754

  • Start date

    1 December 2004

  • End date

    30 November 2006

Funded under:

FP6-POLICIES

  • Overall budget:

    € 538 413

  • EU contribution

    € 500 000

Coordinated by:

LNSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY, LONDON

United Kingdom