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Maritime Forum

Projects financed under direct management component of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2015

prepared for evaluation

projects financed in 2014 and 2016





Monitoring the Oceans



Grant to Euroargo research infrastructure

Project ongoing since 24/06/2015

Supporting the next Implementation Cycle of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive


Project on Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)


Evaluation ongoing

European Coast Guard Functions Forum (ECGFF)



Project finished

Implementation of the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE): Connection of National IT Systems to National CISE Nodes (Test CISE) and Creation of CISE Nodes for MS not in the Test CISE.


Evaluation ongoing

Mediterranean Coast Guard Functions Forum


Action cancelled

Projects on Integrated Maritime Policy in the Black Sea and/or Mediterranean Sea Regions



Art Reefs





Project ongoing since 01/09/2016

Project ongoing since 01/09/2016

Project ongoing since 01/08/2016

Thematic Routes on Underwater Cultural Heritage


Evaluation ongoing

Strengthening cooperation between Member States in the area of fisheries data collection framework (DCF)


Convention on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources (CCAMLR)


Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)

Organisational assessment


Testing of non-entangling and biodegradable Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs)(c) Simulation testing of reference points


Simulation testing of reference points


Estimation of post release shark survival rate on Long Line and Purse Seine fisheries


Dolphin population assessment


Contribution to the Special Fund for developing countries


International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)


Atlantic-wide Research Programme for Bluefin Tuna


ICCAT – Capacity development funds


Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC)

IOTC annual meeting


Assistance to foster compliance


Working Party on Billfish and Working Party on Ecosystems and By-catch in 2015


Support to IOTC scientific activities


South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO)


Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA)


South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO)


Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)

Long term tagging of Bigeye Tuna


Simulation testing of reference points (management strategy evaluation)


Organisation of the Management of Objective Workshop (MOW)


Organisation of a workshop on capacity management in the region


Mitigation of by-catch in WCPFC Purse Seine (PS) and Long Line (LL) fisheries with emphasis on Bigeye Tuna (BET) juveniles


Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO)

Support for intersessional work by NAFO bodies and working groups


Development of a software to enable the NAFO Secretariat to read the ERS (Electronic recording and reporting system) data


Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

Contribution to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) to support the work of the GFCM Task Force


Regional Projects: contributions to the EASTMED, MEDSUDMED, ADRIAMED, COPEMED and other projects


Sixth Session of the Scientific Sub-Committee (SSC) of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF)


Twenty First Session of the Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF)


Ministerial Conference on Fisheries Cooperation among African States Bordering the Atlantic Ocean (COMHAFAT-ATLAFCO)


Independent cost-benefit assessment of the options for strategic re- orientation of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC)


Strengthening national data collection and regional data sharing to support priority regional fishery management plans in the WECAFC area


Advisory Councils (ACs)


Development and implementation of integrated governance of maritime and coastal affairs and visibility of the IMP


IT support for the Maritime forum


Ingestion and safe-keeping of marine data



Project underway since 19/05/2016

Assistance Mechanism for Atlantic Action Plan



Contract ongoing since 16/12/2015

Supporting Atlantic Action Plan

Study: Realising the potential of Outermost Regions for Blue Growth



Contract ongoing since 15/06/2016

EMODnet secretariat



Contract renewed

High resolution seabed mapping


Evaluation ongoing

Study on the Economic Benefits of Marine Protected Areas



Contract ongoing since 19/09/2016

Emerging Pressures, Human Activities and Cost-Effective Measures (and their financing) in the Marine Environment


Development of Methodological Aspects in Relation to Good Environmental Status of the Seas under the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (2008/56/EC)


Support and Coordination within and between the Different Marine Regions of the EU (North East Atlantic, Mediterranean, Batlic Sea and Black Sea) in Implementing the Ecosystem Approach and Exchange with other Marine Regions


Assistance Mechanism for the Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP)


Analysis of the functioning of maritime zones throughout the EU


Action cancelled

Framework contract for maritime security and surveillance expertise

Action moved to WP 2016

Assessment of EU Coast Guard functions - intergovernmental operational cooperation



Contract ongoing since 02/03/2016

IT advisory services


Integrated maritime surveillance communication strategy



Contract finished

Mobile application and Workshop for Nautical Tourism


Action cancelled

Support the development of a maritime strategy in the Western Mediterranean Sub-Sea Basin



Contract ongoing since 14/12/2015

Study to promote innovation in the blue economy of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea


Action cancelled (merged with

Study on development of effective mitigation measures to minimise seabird bycatch in gillnet fisheries



Contract ongoing since 14/12/2015

Study on the importance of immigrant work in the EU fisheries sector



Contract finished

Scientific advice for fisheries beyond EU waters

Surplus for Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements

Advice, coordination and particiation od scientists in RFMOs meetings




Contract finished

Contract ongoing since 20/05/2016

Study on the identification of areas and seasons where high discards and highgrading occur in the North East Atlantic.


Action cancelled

Tagging study to determine mortality sources on cod in the Irish Sea



Contract ongoing since 16/12/2015

Availability and dissemination of DCF data


Ex-post evaluation of the Mediterranean Sea Regulation



Contract finished

Provision of IT services and supplies


Equipment for European Commission officials


Organisation of the meetings of the expert groups on fisheries control and on compliance with the CFP rules


Standardisation of the interpretation of regulations


Study - Additional analysis related to the ex-post evaluation of the control regulation


Study on the future perspectives of the EU rules to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing (Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008 - IUU Regulation).


Public Relations, Information and Communication Measures Relating to the Common Fisheries Policy and the Integrated Maritime Policy


European Market Observatory for fisheries and aquaculture (EUMOFA)



EU Atlas of the Seas (MARATLAS)


€320,000 MARATLAS operational

Scientific Advice and Knowledge: Memorandum of Understanding between the European Community and the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)


Scientific advice and knowledge: Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF)


Implementation of the administrative arrangement between the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and the Joint Research Centre (JRC)


Chartering of patrol vessels and aircraft for control

Guadiana PT/15/01

Mino ES/15/01




Project ongoing since 15/07/2016

Project ongoing since 15/07/2016

Missions to Ensure the Implementation of the Rules of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), including Missions to Evaluate and Control the Application of the Rules of the CFP


Meetings of the expert group on fisheries control and of the expert group on compliance with the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules


Training of European Commission officials involved in verification, autonomous inspections and audits


Publications to enhance the dialogue with the fishing industry and those affected by the CFP (OP)