Call for proposals - marine protected areas: networks for enhancement of sustainable fisheries in the EU mediterranean waters MARE/2014/41 Closed!


The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is inter alia oriented towards promoting the establishment of biologically sensitive protected areas, including nursery and spawning grounds of exploited stocks, in which all or certain fishing activities are temporarily or permanently banned or restricted in order to improve the exploitation and conservation of living aquatic resources and marine ecosystems. The Union shall continue to give additional protection to existing biologically sensitive areas. Moreover the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires Member States to identify the measures needed in order to contribute to a coherent and representative network of marine protected areas (MPAs) adequately covering the diversity of the constituent marine ecosystems with a view to delivering good environmental status.


  • COMPONENT 1: Data gathering and modelling of the area-based management effects for the enhancement of fisheries towards MSY objectives
  • COMPONENT 2: Lessons learnt and conclusions
  • COMPONENT 3: Management and coordination of the project
  • COMPONENT 4: Communication, durability of the project's result

European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 08 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 proposals (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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