Conserving Atlantic Biodiversity by Supporting Innovative Small-scale Fisheries Co-management
(CABFishMAN) is an international project aimed at improving the protection of the marine environment and marine resources in the Northeast Atlantic. By engaging small-scale fisheries and facilitating a collaborative approach between stakeholders, the project seeks to establish an ecosystem-sensitive approach to management of small-scale fisheries in the area.

CABFishMAN supports stakeholder cooperation within small-scale fisheries (SSF) to address shared transnational challenges that enhance (i) the protection of marine resources by improved spatial distribution of SFF (ii) the conservation of biodiversity by identifying and providing quantitative assessment of the ecosystem services attached to the SSF species and habitats (iii) the scarce knowledge of how SSF’s impact on biodiversity and define a common methodology, learning and management. The project will also support innovation to adapt the SSF’s to the introduction of the landing obligation from 2019 onwards (Common Fisheries Policy).
Duration: Mar 2019 – Mar 2022

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