European Commission – Maritime Affairs and Fisheries – Call for proposals MARE/2015/06- Development of innovative, low-impact offshore fishing practices for small-scale vessels in outermost regions
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The pilot project aims at providing a platform for exchange of knowledge on low-impact offshore fishing techniques among fishermen from the outermost regions with a view to developing and optimising these techniques and with the principal objective of alleviating fishing pressure on the coastal fish resources. Specific objectives
- Raising awareness of the opportunities to develop innovative fishing techniques allowing to divert fishing effort away from the coastal resources
- Developing and testing low impact fishing techniques adapted to the biogeographical conditions of each OR.
- Creating alternative sustainable fishing opportunities that will help to consolidate jobs in the fishing industry and ensure a steady supply of fisheries products to local markets.
- Exchanging of best practice on low-impact offshore fishing techniques between ORs, which will also do good to overseas countries and territories (OCTs) and third countries.