Fishing grounds hold value far beyond their economic prospects. To ensure that the Northeast Atlantic is managed in a way that truly represents its rich and diverse potential, CABFISHMAN takes a holistic approach to the assessment of the socioeconomic importance of the region.
Our approach involves:
We aim to ensure that co-management prioritises the needs of fishermen and all those dependent on the small-scale fishing industry, whether for food, employment or cultural identity.
By taking a total view of the economic, social, cultural and environmental value of both marine ecosystems and fisheries we will be able to make relevant recommendations for management. These recommendations will be people-focused, allowing for best practice in policy making and ecosystem management.
Lead partner: University of Huelva
An in-depth assessment of the economic, social, biological, and cultural benefits of a healthy ecosystem in the Northeast Atlantic will enable us to make recommendations for ecosystem-led fisheries management.
Our Engagement Team transforms the results of the CABFISHMAN project into practical information that stakeholders can use. This team aims to quickly and efficiently develop methods for more sustainable fishing in the Northeast Atlantic.
To maintain ecosystem integrity and identify areas of high pressure on biodiversity, we are assessing the impacts of small-scale fishing activities across the Northeast Atlantic. This information will help develop measures that will secure fishing resources long into the future.