Bigeye tuna species Stock Assessment in Mauritius EEZ (CU/PE1/MZ/10/007)

The main objective of this project was to contribute to the sustainable and equitable management of fisheries in ACP regions, thus leading to poverty alleviation and improving food security.

The purposes of this contract were to support the Fisheries Division (FD) in:  

  • Assessing the distribution and abundance of bigeye tuna in the waters of Mauritius;

Determining the appropriate fishing gear(s) to be used to catch bigeye tunas and provide capacity building in the fishing techniques to local fishermen.

Ref: 

ZO1397

Start Date: 

Monday, January 31, 2011 to Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Services Provided: 

  • Small scale fisheries assessment and development as a driver of economic growth

  • Meetings with key stakeholders

  • Collection and assessment of relevant background data and information

  • Coordination and direction of research cruises

  • Modelling distribution and abundance

  • Training workshop for local fishermen on techniques for targeting bigeye

% as lead firm: 

100%

Proportion MRAG: 

100%

Duration (months): 

4

Number of Staff: 

2

Name of Client: 

ACP Fish II Coordination Unit

Client Address: 

United Kingdom

Project Tags: 

Services: 

Origin of Funding: 

European Development Fund

Country: 

Mauritius

Project Value: 

69 185 EUR

Region: