Our small-scale fisheries research seeks to compile and evaluate all existing knowledge on fishing practices in the Northeast Atlantic. By understanding the practices in use across the region we can identify areas – both geographical and academic – in which knowledge gaps may exist.
This research can be broken down into a series of actions which, when completed, will result in the creation of a resource that provides relevant information and recommendations on marine management, habitat protection and stakeholder involvement:
The research partners collaborating on small-scale fisheries research are using their skills in analytics, marine planning and mapping to produce a resource that is accessible, relevant and useful to all parties, and works in accordance with EU and wider regulatory bodies.
Lead partner: AZTI Foundation
Our dedicated Communications Team facilitates interaction between stakeholders and project collaborators. Their priority is to ensure our work is disseminated in a manner that is meaningful and appropriate to all parties.
We are designing an interactive tool which will allow users to describe and map small scale-fishing activity. By placing the Northeast Atlantic’s small-scale fishing within a wider context, this tool will facilitate fisheries management, education, public awareness, and habitat protection.