Call for proposals - Tools for a common governance and sustainable fisheries management: fostering collaborative research between scientists and stakeholders MARE/2012/24 Closed!


This call for proposals is intended to cover the financing of pilot projects to develop collaborative research between scientists and stakeholders, particularly fishermen and tools for a common governance and sustainable fisheries management at the geographical level of sea-basins and fisheries.

This should result in an improvement of the scientific knowledge underpinning decisions on fisheries management strategies and options, and an increase in comprehension by stakeholders, particularly fishermen, of the scientific process and results, contributing then to increase the acceptability of management measures.


The call aims to encourage such partnerships through three lots covering different regions and subjects.

  • Lot 1: Standardization of tropical tuna catch and effort time series for EU purse seine fleets using Fish Aggregating Devices (FADS) in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Ocean and estimation of by catch and ecosystem impacts.
  • Lot 2: Pilot project on catch and discard composition including solutions for limitation and possible elimination of unwanted by-catches in trawl net fisheries in the Mediterranean
  • Lot 3: Joint projects between the scientific community and the fishing sector in the Northeast Atlantic.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 February 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche MARE/2012/24 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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