Specific Contract under FWC MARE/2011/01 Lot 2; Study in support of the review of the EU regime on the small-scale driftnets fisheries

The project involve the evaluation of the current EU regime on the small-scale driftnets fisheries, including the state of play of driftnet fisheries at international level, including environmental, social and economic aspects, and specifically assist in the execution of an impact assessment to support the possible development of a new regulatory framework.

The specific objectives of this specific contract were to assess to what degree current EU regime on the small-scale driftnets fisheries has met the objectives set, and thereby help to identify the best policy direction for future technical measures in the context of a reformed CFP. This evaluation had two distinct parts:

1. A retrospective evaluation of the existing driftnets regime in place in terms of their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and acceptance.

2. A prospective evaluation of the likely economic, social and environmental impacts as well as the effectiveness, efficiency and coherence of different policy options for future technical measures.



Start Date: 

Wednesday, 10 April, 2013 to Saturday, 9 November, 2013

Services Provided: 

  • Assessment of existing regime
  • Retrospective evaluation
  • Prospective evaluation
  • Stakeholder consultation

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Name of Client: 

European Commission – DG MARE

Client Address: 

United Kingdom

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Origin of Funding: 

European Commission



Project Value: 

299 877 EUR

Name of Partners (if any): 

Poseidon, Lamans, Oceanic Development, TEP, IREPA