CABFISHMAN is coordinated by representatives from a number of the project’s research partners. Taking charge of the project’s facilitation, our Coordination Team has the ultimate responsibility for managing CABFISHMAN’s budget. This team enables productive collaboration across the project – ensuring that all parties, internal and external, are working towards common goals. Through this, they help deliver recommendations that will allow a smooth transition to an ecosystem-based co-management program for the Northeast Atlantic.
The group holds regular meetings with the leaders of each division of CABFISHMAN’s work, making regular checks on progress and development. In addition, our project coordinators call an annual meeting to monitor progression towards CABFISHMAN’s long-term objectives and ensure that the project remains true to its core commitments:
Our project coordinators work closely with the Communication Team to maintain regular contact with stakeholders and to share outputs and progress updates throughout the project’s lifetime.
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.
To understand practices used by small-scale fisheries across the Northeast Atlantic, we are analysing and evaluating existing fisheries data to create a resource for all stakeholders in the form of a map depicting small-scale fisheries activity.
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.
CABFISHMAN seeks to build a future for fisheries management where fishers work confidently alongside managers, government officials and scientists. Together, facilitating a network of healthy, diverse ecosystems and fisheries in the Northeast Atlantic.
By engaging diverse groups with a stake in fisheries management the project will ensure that small-scale fisheries are included in decision making processes at all scales.