Mediterranean Sea

Internationalising biodiversity into fisheries management within an international context

CASE STUDY LEAD PARTNER

Olga Mashkina

Senior research scientist (PhD) o.mashkina(at)acteon-environment.eu

Pierre Strosser

Senior research scientist (PhD) p.strosser(at)acteon-environment.eu

Med sea 3

Objective

Implementation of EU policies' contribution to GD objectives

Synergies between EU and international agreements and laws

Policy focus

CFP, MSFD, Biodiversity strategy 2030, EcAp, Law of the Sea

Geographic focus

Mediterranean basin  + sub-basin + local zooms (MPA areas)

Stakeholders

PAP/RAC Plan Bleu MedPAN FAO WWF GFCM NFIDD Enalia ISPRA  SMILO UfM IOC UNESCO – MSP global UNEP-MAP

Strategic impact assessment

Check the existence of any SIA of proposed fisheries plans

Environmental impact assessment

Not relevant to fisheries (aquaculture only…)

Planning

Assessments of WFD, MSPD and MSFD, EcAp initiative at the Med sea scale, fisheries management plan for the Med Sea (RFMO/FAO); plans of selected MPAs  (process, assessments, SPS

Implementation

Fishing activities (where, how much, when), allocation of quotas and their practical application, monitoring & control, practical implementation of activities (for MPAs), governance at different scales, use of EU funding supporting fisheries (EMFAF and Neighbourhood policy)