MEFEPO

Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Operational

 Coordinatore THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL 

 Organization address address: Brownlow Hill, Foundation Building 765
city: LIVERPOOL
postcode: L69 7ZX

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Joanne
Cognome: Arthur
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 151 794 8735
Fax: +44 151 794 8728

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://www.liv.ac.uk/mefepo/
 Totale costo 4˙040˙678 €
 EC contributo 2˙999˙909 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-09-01   -   2011-11-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

 Organization address address: Brownlow Hill, Foundation Building 765
city: LIVERPOOL
postcode: L69 7ZX

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Joanne
Cognome: Arthur
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 151 794 8735
Fax: +44 151 794 8728

UK (LIVERPOOL) coordinator 0.00
2    AALBORG UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: FREDRIK BAJERS VEJ 5
city: AALBORG
postcode: 9220

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ninna
Cognome: Broen
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 9894 2855
Fax: +45 9894 4268

DK (AALBORG) participant 0.00
3    IMAR- INSTITUTO DO MAR

 Organization address address: UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
city: COIMBRA
postcode: 3004-517

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Anabela
Cognome: Vieira Amaral
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 239 838 933
Fax: +351 239 821 626

PT (COIMBRA) participant 0.00
4    INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA

 Organization address address: Avenida de Brasil 31
city: MADRID
postcode: 28020

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Carmela
Cognome: Porteiro Lago
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 986 492 111
Fax: +34 986 498 626

ES (MADRID) participant 0.00
5    INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE RECURSOS BIOLOGICOS I.P. INRB

 Organization address address: Rua Barata Salgueiro 37/4
city: LISBOA
postcode: 1250042

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ramiro
Cognome: Gomes
Email: send email
Telefono: +351 213 027 000
Fax: +351 213 015 948

PT (LISBOA) participant 0.00
6    MARINE INSTITUTE

 Organization address address: "Rinville, Oranmore"
city: GALWAY
postcode: -

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Caroline
Cognome: Hepburn
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 9138 7200
Fax: +353 9138 7201

IE (GALWAY) participant 0.00
7    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Cees
Cognome: Klepper
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 255 564 646
Fax: +31 255 564 644

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 0.00
8    THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS

 Organization address address: Area 1A, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
city: LONDON
postcode: SW1P 3JR

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Susan
Cognome: Bramford
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1502 524 355
Fax: +44 1502 524 569

UK (LONDON) participant 0.00
9    UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE

 Organization address address: RUE DES ARCHIVES 3
city: BREST CEDEX 3
postcode: 29238

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nathalie
Cognome: Queffelec
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 298 805 632
Fax: +33 298 018 379

FR (BREST CEDEX 3) participant 0.00
10    UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE

 Organization address address: Hansine Hansens veg 14
city: TROMSO
postcode: 9037

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Claire Winifred
Cognome: Armstrong
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 7764 5574
Fax: +47 7764 6020

NO (TROMSO) participant 0.00

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policy    decision    incorporate    plan    reform    structure    institutional    economic    frameworks    feps    dialogue    ecological    sea    social    fisheries    groups    plans    framework    north    rac    waters    strategy    stakeholders    implications    ecosystem    regional    managers    cfp    mefepo    disparate    western    ebfm    made    pillars    sustainability    marine    governance    tool   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Since the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy in 2002, effort has been devoted to addressing the governance, scientific, social and economic issues required to introduce an ecosystem approach to European marine fisheries. Fisheries management needs to support the ‘three pillars of sustainability’ (ecological, social and economic. Fisheries Ecosystem Plans (FEPs) were developed to further the ecosystem approach in fisheries management and as a tool to assist managers consider the ecological, social and economic implications of their decisions. The FP5-funded European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan (EFEP) project developed a FEP for European waters, using the North Sea as a case study. The core concept of the Making the European Fisheries Ecosystem Plan Operational (MEFEPO) project is the delivery of an operational framework for three regional seas. This is the necessary next step in the process. Furthermore, MEFEPO will, based on the lessons learned consider how FEPs can be made operational and developed for other regional areas. MEFEPO will focus on how best to make current institutional frameworks responsive to an ecosystem approach to fisheries management at regional and pan-European levels in accordance with the principles of good governance. This will involve developing new linkages and means of allowing dialogue between the disparate groups of stakeholders, the integration of the considerable body of ecological, fisheries, social and economic research which has been developed in recent years and investigate how existing institutional frameworks need to evolve to incorporate this information and develop both dialogue between the disparate groups of marine stakeholders and develop a decision-making process which integrates a wide breadth of interests. The three areas used by MEFEPO will be the North Sea RAC, North-western Waters RAC and South-western Waters RAC areas.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

An EU research project worked to develop the evidence base and operational framework needed to make Europe's new ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management work.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Reform of the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) in 2002 highlighted the need to move towards ecosystem-based fisheries management (EBFM) for sustainability. To achieve this, Fisheries Ecosystem Plans (FEPs) were developed, but they need more work before they can be implemented.

Building on earlier initiatives, the EU-funded 'Making the European fisheries ecosystem operational' (http://www.liv.ac.uk/mefepo (MEFEPO)) project developed an operational framework for EBFM. Specifically, the consortium integrated Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) objectives within the reformed CFP in three regional bodies of water.

MEFEPO sought to demonstrate how EBFM can be made operational in practice by developing a framework with two aspects. The first was an institutional structure that best suits this new style of management, and the second was a decision-support tool for EBFM.

The institutional structure supports greater stakeholder involvement in fisheries management, while decentralised management promotes collaboration among Member States, Regional Advisory Councils and scientists. The decision support management tool simultaneously takes into account the three pillars of sustainability: the ecological, social and economic implications of management options.

The tool was used in selected fisheries in each region to evaluate the performance of different management strategies and the trade-off associated with each strategy.

Finally, MEFEPO produced regional atlases that incorporate ecological and socioeconomic data from several technical reports. These will help by providing definitive and accessible information on the state of the marine environment and the fisheries in question.

MEFEPO has furthered the transition to EBFM in Europe and enhanced collaboration among researchers, managers and policymakers. FEPs developed for the three regions should continue to provide important feedback on successes and challenges in the quest for sustainable fisheries management.

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