Starting/ending date: 01/01/2021 – 31/12/2022
Total financing:  250,715
European project
Dr. Stefanos Kavadas, Marine Biological Resources


Fisheries Information System for the
Mediterranean & Black Sea

Under the umbrella of the MARE/2020/08Strengthening regional cooperation in the field of data collection”, the construction of a Regional Database (RDB) for the Mediterranean and Black Seas was funded  (https://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/press/callproposalsmare202008strengtheningregionalcooperationareafisheriesdatacollection_en)

A webbased integrated fisheries information system will be developed with the aim to:
(i)
enable reliable scientific advices and support the work of the RCGs,
(ii) facilitate the work of
the EU Member States,
(iii) allow end users to calculate statistical estimates of data tailored
to their needs and help to streamline and ease the reporting of Member States on the EU data collection.
The corresponding Regional Coordination Group
s(RCGs), the Commission, the Member States and the endusers (STECF, GFCM, ICCAT) will cooperate on the creation of the Med&BS RDBFIS. The role of the existing Member States’ dedicated Steering Committee on the RDB will be crucial.

The RDB will cover the fisheries of the defined region(s) and will be focused on addressing the fishery management needs related to the European Union Common Fisheries Policy.
It is considered as an important tool to enable regional overviews of fishing activities, to optimize data collection and facilitate task/costsharing and sampling at the regional level.

Partners:
– Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR,coordinator)
COISPA Tecnologia & Ricerca (COISPA)
Consorzio per il Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata “Guido Bacci” (CIBM)
Istituto per il Rilevamento Elettromagnetico dell’Ambiente (CNRIREA)
Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (Ifremer)
Nisea società cooperative (NISEA)

For more information visit the project’s website