FarFish aims to provide knowledge, tools and methods to support responsible, sustainable and profitable EU fisheries outside European waters, compatible with Maximum Sustainable Yield. To achieve this, FarFish will develop practical, achievable and cost-effective fisheries management tools and advice which can be applied immediately. The work will be done in collaboration of scientists, policy makers, resource users and other stakeholders aimed to improve fisheries management competences. FarFish will provide a better knowledge base of these fisheries and encourage resource users to actively take part in the management, thus empowering them, generating a sense of ownership and enhancing compliance.
Strategies for the gradual elimination of discards in European fisheries (Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement 633 680)
DiscardLess will help provide the knowledge, tools and technologies as well as the involvement of the stakeholders to achieve the gradual elimination of discarding. These will be integrated into Discard Mitigation Strategies (DMS) proposing cost-effective solutions at all stages of the seafood supply chain. The first focus is on preventing the unwanted catches from ever being caught. This will promote changes in gear using existing and innovative selectivity technology, and changes in fishing tactics based on fishers’ and scientists’ knowledge.
The second focus is on making best use of the unavoidable unwanted catch. Technical and marketing innovations will be detailed from the deck, through the supply chain to the final market, including monitoring, traceability and valorization components.
DISCARDLess is coordinated by:
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU-Aqua)
Section for Ecosystem-based Marine Management
Scientific Coordinator: Professor Clara Ulrich
Telephone: + 45 2115 7486 / + 45 3588 3300
DiscardLess is funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (2014-2020) Call number H2020-SFS-2014-2 Topic SFS-09-2014 under Grant Agreement No 633 680.
The prime goals of ClimeFish are to support sustainable fisheries, enable an increase in European aquaculture production, facilitate employment and regional development through effective forecasting and the development of management tools for adapting fisheries and aquaculture to climate change.
ClimeFish actively engages stakeholders by arranging meetings where analytical and participatory tools are combined to generate new knowledge that has scientific acceptability, policy relevance and social robustness.
ClimeFish liaises with other national and international research projects - such as CERES - that are also highly relevant to the future management of marine resources in Europe within a changing environment, by incorporating socio-economic and legislative issues.
European seafood producers are facing increased competition from overseas; prices of seafood products fluctuate and destabilize markets; unsuitable regulations influence the competitiveness of seafood producers; some producers are unable to meet the demands and expectations of consumers and many new fish products fail on markets. These challenges are addressed in PrimeFish, a four-year European funded research project by the H2020 Programme.
The overall objective of PrimeFish is to enhance the economic sustainability and competitiveness of European fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The project will study and analyse the European seafood market in general and five specific seafood supply-chains in particular; cod, herring, trout, seabass, seabream, salmon and pangasius.
Removal of a forage fish has consequences for both predators and prey of forage fish. As everything is connected, every management action has a price which goes beyond the apparent, direct effect on the target species. The fishery on forage fish can therefore not be seen in isolation, as the immediate gain in profit from the fishery has to be discounted by the lowered potential for production of large piscivorous fish. Management actions on other species also influences forage fish, i.e. conservation efforts on marine mammals or sea birds have direct consequences for the predation pressure on forage fish.
The objective of the project is to provide insight and quantitative advice on the ecosystem wide consequences of management actions directly or indirectly related to forage fish. The two overarching questions are: 1. What are the consequences of forage fish fisheries on (a) predator growth and abundance, (b) economic output of fisheries on piscivorous species, and (c) ecosystem stability and the risk for regime shifts. 2. What are the consequences of changes in predator populations on forage fish populations and fisheries.
The methods is a combination of ecosystem models, of process studies aimed at feeding into the models, of economical models, and of data-analysis of existing data sources. The project covers four ecosystems in detail; Norwegian-Barents Sea, Baltic Sea, North Sea and Bay of Biscay.
FACTS bring together leading European fisheries and university institutes working on creating the tools for ecosystem based management. The active involvement of the institutes in the current management provides a means for the results of the project to feed into management. The project furthermore includes a network component which ensures a wider dissemination of methods and results within the marine scientific community.
PROJECT ACRONYM: FACTS
PROJECT TITLE: "Forage Fish Interactions"
PROGRAMME: FP7, Cooperation, Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology
INSTRUMENT: Small or medium-scale focused research project
TOTAL BUDGET: €3 883 966
EC CONTRIBUTION: €2 938 375
DURATION: Jan 2010 – Dec 2012 (36 months)
COORDINATOR: Stefan Neuenfeldt, National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, (DTU Aqua), Denmark
This community curates current and old versions of the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database. This project is a continuing work in progress with updates and fixes in each new version. Please note that older versions will have issues which are addressed in subsequent versions.
This is the collection of materials created within the "VicInAqua: Integrated aquaculture based on sustainable water recirculating system for the Victoria Lake Basin", project. The work performed has received funding from theEuropean Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programmeunder grant agreement No 689427. All works in this community reflect only the authors' view and EASME / the European Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information the works contains.
MEECE is a European FP7 project that uses predictive models to explore the impacts of both climate drivers such as acidification and temperature, and human induced drivers like fishing, invasive species and pollution on marine ecosystems.
The marine environment is complex to understand and until now modelling studies have generally focused on a single or limited range of variables rather than looking at the combined range of pressures facing the marine environment.
To support decision making and EU policy, MEECE has developed models that explore the entire ecosystem by including all relevant or known processes in the system. From the physics that underlie it to plankton, fish and human activities.
PROJECT ACRONYM: MEECE
PROJECT TITLE: " Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment"
INSTRUMENT: Collaborative project
TOTAL BUDGET: €
EC CONTRIBUTION: €
GRANT AGREEMENT: 212 085
DURATION: (48 months)
COORDINATOR: Icarus Allen, PML, UK
The aim of the PRO-EEL project is to increase our knowledge about European
eel reproductive and nutritional physiology in order to enable successful maturation and offspring production. This includes selecting appropriate broodstocks, enhancing egg and sperm quality, improving fertilisation methods and developing culture conditions favourable for the production of viable eggs and larvae. Another important area is the definition of suitable larval rearing conditions and initial feed for the larvae, which is crucial for their healthy development.
PROGRAM: FP7 Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology
COORDINATOR: Dr. Jonna Tomkiewicz, Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua)
GRANT AGREEMENT: 245 257