Shaping ecosystem based fisheries management


Anna Rindorf (DTU Aqua)

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H2020 Work Programme BG-10-2020

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The SEAwise overall objective is to provide a fully operational approach for European Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) based on persistent network and co-designed innovation. SEAwise overcomes the four major challenges by addressing four specific objectives using state of the art risk assessment methodology: 1) Build a network of stakeholders, advisory bodies, decision makers and scientists to co-design key priorities and approaches to EBFM and to ensure SEAwise’s continued impact long after the project period. 2) Assemble a new knowledge base on European fisheries interactions with social and ecological systems that integrates scientist and stakeholder experience based knowledge. 3) Develop predictive models of fisheries interactions with social and ecological systems to evaluate, select and implement EBFM strategies across Europe accounting for changes in the environment and use of marine space. 4) Provide ready-for-uptake advice for EBFM for Mediterranean, western and northern European waters. LEMAR is mainly involved in WP3 that aims to construct enhanced predictive models of commercial stock productivity assessing the ecological effects on fisheries yield. Models will benefit from experimental data, obtained by LEMAR participants, on the impact of climate change and pollution on sea bass growth, sex maturation and recruitment.  

The team


  • National Institute of Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark (DTU Aqua) DK
  • Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (Ifremer) FR
  • Fundacion AZTI (AZTI). ES
  • Marine Institute (MI) IE
  • COISPA Tecnologia & Ricerca SCARL (COISPA) IT
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) GR
  • Mindfully Wired Communications (MWC) UK
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Int.
  • Thünen Institut für Seefischerei (TI-SF) DE
  • Own Capital of the Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (EV-ILVO) BE
  • Stichting Wageningen Research, (WR) NL
  • University of St Andrews, Scottish Oceans Institute, (USTAN). UK
  • The Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) UK
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU) DE
  • Centre for Blue Governance, Aalborg University (CBG-AAU). DK
  • Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB) GR
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale (UBO) FR
  • Institut National D’enseignement Superieur Pour L’agriculture, L’alimentation Et L’environnement (Agrocampus) FR
  • University of Tartu (UTARTU) EE
  • Institute of Food Safety, Animal Health and Environment (BIOR) LV
  • University of Strathclyde, UK (STRA) UK
  • Spanish Fishing Confederation / Confederación Española de Pesca (CEPESCA) ES
  • Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria, Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) IT
  • Wageningen University (WU)