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In marine spatial planning (MSP), the production of knowledge about marine-based activities is fundamental because it informs the process through which policies delineating the use of space are created and maintained.

Call for proposals MARE/2020/08 Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection.



This study explores how geographic information technologies – or geo-technologies – are used in spatial planning processes, and more specifically, marine spatial planning (MSP) processes.

Marine Institute EMFF 2014 - 2020

The web application provides free access to the fisheries data with the focus on biological parameters.


This document, produced by Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore how Marine Protected Areas could be affected by small-scale fisheries, and to provide a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimize its environmental impacts.  


This document, produced within the framework of the Pharos4MPAs project, aims to explore the ways Marine Protected Areas are affected by recreational fisheries, and provides a set of practical recommendations to avoid or minimize its environmental

FishMPABlue 2

This document describes the results of the testing and proposing the operational measures for SSF governance and management in any MPAs located in the northern shore of the Mediterranean region.


Marine fish populations are a common natural resource for the Black sea countries. They have been the sector most affected by ecosystem changes in the past decades.

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf science Volume 201 (2018), 105-113

While several scientific studies highlight the strong relation between fisheries and MSP, as well as ways in which fisheries could be included in MSP, the actual integration of fisheries into the planning process often fails.

Marine Policy

The study provides a methodology to define fisheries in the context of MSP using Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data from fishing vessels to determine fishing efforts and establish ‘Principal’ fishing areas.

The call for proposals aims to fund a project that will focus on the restoration of damaged or degraded Mediterranean coastal and marine ecosystems in zones with a particularly high potential to provide a wide range of marine ecosystem services.

Building on the first call for proposals launched in 2014, this call for proposals aims to further support projects to enable Member States to build up experience in new areas of: (i) regional (in case of biological data) and (ii) EU wide (in case