Call for proposal for the development of innovative, low-impact offshore fishing practices for small-scale vessels in outermost regions MARE/2015/06 Closed!


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.


  • 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 bio-geographical 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.

European community funding

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

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 October 2015 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposal (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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