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Ecosystem-based Responsive Fisheries Management in Europe

Objective

EcoFishMan seeks to develop a responsive fisheries management system (RFMS) based on results-based management (RBM) principles. The intended context of application of the RFMS is complex, mixed-fisheries and multi-stakeholder fishery sectors like those found in the EU/Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) area. It will be an ecosystem-based sustainable management system under a precautionary framework that will define maximum acceptable negative impact, target elimination of discards and maintain economic and social viability. EcoFishMan is a multidisciplinary project, involving scientists and stakeholders in activities relating to biology, stock assessment, technology, economy, sociology and legal aspects of fisheries management. The work starts with a review on existing results-based management systems (RBMS), the CFP and tools that aid fisheries management. The next step is identification of outcome targets and development of relevant indicators, which are then visualised through development of a GIS based decision support tool. The RFMS will be designed, developed and evaluated in collaboration between scientists and stakeholders and tested through simulated case studies. This will take place in an iterative process (spiral model) to ensure that the RFMS is adaptive to different types of fisheries and changes in the environment. A roadmap will be produced for the implementation and maintenance of recommendations in the system. In the RFMS, stakeholder involvement is essential and through their active involvement in the development of the system, EcoFishMan aims at improving cooperation and mutual understanding between scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders. Top-down management strategies will be combined with a co-management and bottom-up approach that aims to shift the burden of proof and to involve and benefit stakeholders, offering a fundamentally new approach to fisheries management in Europe.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /social sciences/sociology
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2010-4
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

MATIS OHF
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik
Iceland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 504 844,01
Administrative Contact
Oddur Már Gunnarsson (Mr.)

Participants (15)

INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR THEDEVELOPMENT OF FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE IN EUROPE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 114 507,21
Address
Hc Andersens Boulevard 44-46
1553 Cobenhavn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aina Afanasjeva (Ms.)
CENTRO TECNOLOGICO DEL MAR - FUNDACION CETMAR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 323 589,66
Address
Rua De Eduardo Cabello
36208 Vigo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Rosa Chapela Perez (Dr.)
BITLAND ENTERPRISE APS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 9 441,90
Address
Strandgade 91
1401 Copenhagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olavur Gregersen (Mr.)
HASKOLI ISLANDS
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 165 673,34
Address
Saemundargotu 2
101 Reykjavik
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sigurður Hafsteinsson (Mr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 213 161,22
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonello Sala (Dr.)
NOFIMA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 179 695,75
Address
Muninbakken 9-13
9291 Tromso
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Petter Olsen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 363 209,76
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michaela Aschan (Prof.)
CENTRO DE CIENCIAS DO MAR DO ALGARVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 177 481,12
Address
Universidade Do Algarve
8005 032 Faro
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Cristina Maria Viegas Inácio (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB
Portugal
Address
Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
1250042 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fátima Cardador (Dr.)
MAPIX TECHNOLOGIES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 75 650
Address
Timber Bush 47 Suite 105 The Bourse
EH6 6QH Edinburgh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gert Riemermsa (Mr.)
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 70 473,57
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Iain Jeynes (Mr.)
SEA FISH INDUSTRY AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 117 039,80
Address
Logie Mill, Logie Green Road 18
EH7 4HG Edinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Campbell John (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 189 930
Address
King's College Regent Walk
AB24 3FX Aberdeen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kerry Kidd (Ms.)
SP/F SYNTESA
Faeroe Islands
EU contribution
€ 200 267,26
Address
Fyri Oman Brugv 2
513 Syorugota
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olavur Gregersen (Mr.)
INSTITUTO PORTUGUES DO MAR E DA ATMOSFERA IP
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 295 035,40
Address
Rua C Ao Aeroporto
1749 077 Lisboa
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jorge Miranda (Prof.)