Enhancing small scale fishing sector’s participation in decision-macking

This project aims to enhance small scale fisheries participation in decision-making. To this general aim, the objective of this project is the identification of actions and potential barriers to encourage and enable a broader participation in decision-making of the small scale fishermen organizations by analyzing the existing organizations and bodies that represent the SSFs. In particular, the project will promote a broader SSFS involvement in the industry organizations (e.g. POs) and publicly established bodies. In this later case, it makes sense to investigate potential broader involvement by encouraging and enabling greater participation of fishermen in the decision process, on a regional basis and include evaluation of the actions to do it within the structure of the Advisory Councils themselves (ACs).


This objective will be tentatively reached at different levels: local, national and European, across the different countries within the south-western waters (ICES zones VIII, IX and X (waters around the Azores), and CECAF zones 34.1.1, 34.1.2 and 34.2.0 (waters around Madeira and the Canary Islands).

Partners: AZTI, Fundación Lonxanet, CPF, Javier Sarobe Iturregui.

Funding: European Commission, Directorate – General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Directorate A – Policy Development and Co-ordination

Length: January 2016 – April 2018

Further information: http://mare.azti.es