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Opportunity and evaluation study prior to a public-private partnership contract as part of an extension project for the port of Cotinière

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    Atlantic OceanEuropaFrance
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    Conseil Général de la Charente Maritime
  • Years:

    from 2013 to 2013
  • Project description :

    The study aimed to identify solutions to optimize the structuring of the operation of the three relevant fishing ports under General Council of Charente Maritime jurisdiction, namely those of Royan, La Rochelle-Chef de Baie and La Cotinière .

    A question from this study, the solution consisting in dedicating a specific management mode for each of these three ports was chosen.

    The main structuring elements of the revitalization of the deep-sea fishing place in Charente Maritime and the extension of the Port de la Cotinière by the construction of a third basin and a new tidal market.

    The objective is to perpetuate and develop the port of Cotinière by:

    • The creation of infrastructure to optimize access to fishing vessels at all times;
    • The design of the tidal hall to meet both functional and functional constraints and to cope with the increase in tonnage landed.

    COFREPECHE examined the functionality of the La Cotinière new auction project prepared by the architectural firm.

    COFREPECHE experts are on site and have worked in conjunction with auction management specialists to verify the assessments and take into account developments in this type of installation.

Study of a new trawler concept, integrated, safe and efficient in the 21-23 m range for rational exploitation

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    EuropaFrance
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    DPMA, European Fisheries Fund
  • Years:

    from 2008 to 2012
  • Project description :

    The COCHISE Project is a technological cooperation of different actors from the French maritime world to design and develop a new Concept of Integrated, Safe and Efficient Trawler (COCHISE). It is based on a triptych: economy / reduction of energy consumption / security.

    It aims to :

    1. Design a ship in consultation with the profession

    2. Reduce operating costs

    • Respond to the needs / expectations of fishermen
    • Adapt to new fishing techniques
    • Revitalize the fishing industry.

    3. Use available technologies and apply them to fishing vessels

    • Integrated energy management for better energy efficiency
    • A single source of energy: electricity
    • Use of automated systems and on-board electronics to improve security

    4. Defining new architectural concepts

    • Questioning existing standards
    • Reorganization of facilities and circulation
    • New forms of hulls
    • Improve safety, ergonomics.

Analysis of the possibility and the relevance of establishing capture quotas within the framework of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    EuropaFrance
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    DPMA
  • Years:

    from 2011 to 2012
  • Project description :

    The DPMA wishes to obtain a precise analysis of international experiences in the domain of discards management.

    The principal goal of this study is to compare the pilot experiments carried out within the European Union and out, aiming to replace landing quotas by capture quotas. The aim is also the assessment of its relevance so as to demonstrate its adaptability in view of the French fisheries which are characterised by their specificities with regard to polyvalence and diversity. These experimentations are usually linked with promotion of use of embarked video cameras (CCTV systems) in order to ensure an optimal control of the discards.

    The objectives are also :

    • To contribute to the global thinking about the reduction of discards in the field of fisheries management while maintaining incentives for exemplary and responsible fisheries (allocation of supplementary quotas);
    • To enable the assessment of the feasibility of the measure within the French legal system (surveillance cameras in the workplace, legal grounds of noted infringements);
    • To suggest leads for the valorisation of non-commercial “discards” (notably under-sized individuals).

Study on the possibilities to use By-Catch and removed

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    EuropaFrance
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    France Agrimer
  • Years:

    from 2010 to 2011
  • Project description :

    Aiming at the sustainable use of the resource and at encouraging fishermen to focus on catch more valuable on markets, the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform could lead to the permanent removal of existing support mechanisms in France: permanent withdrawal or withdrawal with postponed reinsertion on the market.

    The objective of FranceAgriMer through this study is to analyse the economic feasibility of value chains using withdrawals and discards which could not be avoided, especially to meet the needs of charities. The objective is also to help building a business case to consolidate an efficient intervention mechanism (postponment / freezing / processing) without destruction of fisheries products

Regional overview of the tuna fisheries sector in the Western Central Pacific and ex ante evaluations for possible Fisheries Partnership Agreements between the EU and Cook Islands and between the EU and Tuvalu

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    Cook IlslandEuropaOceaniaPacific OceanTuvalu
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    European Commission (DG MARE)
  • Years:

    from 2012 to 2013
  • Project description :

    The study (the regional overview) and the ex ante evaluations were carried out within the specific contract n° 6 of the framework contract MARE/2011/01 ‘Evaluation and impact assessment activities for DG MARE’ Lot 3: ‘Retrospective and prospective evaluations on the international dimension of the common fisheries policy (CFP)’. The Commission sees these studies as a tool for improving the quality and coherence of the policy development process. Also, independent evaluations to conclude new protocols to Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPA) between the EU and third countries constitute a legal requirement of the EU.

    The regional overview of the fisheries sector in the Western Central Pacific included providing basic information of fishing activities in the Western Pacific especially the activities of the EU fleet, analysing the supply chain of tuna, tuna-liked species and associated species caught by EU tuna fishing vessels in the Pacific ocean and in the waters under the jurisdiction of the Pacific countries. This contract contributed also in delivering clear findings, conclusions and recommendations to prepare the Commission whether to negotiate on behalf of the EU protocols to FPAs with Cook Islands and with Tuvalu.

    The regional overview and the ex ante evaluation for ‘Cook Islands’ are available on DG MARE’s website, the ex ante report for ‘Tuvalu’ is not available to the public.

    Services provided by the consortium: assessing national policies and fisheries and aquaculture policies, evaluating international development, fish stock assessments, evaluating fisheries management mechanisms, analysing fishing and landing activities especially tuna, tuna-like species and associated species, studying market and trade of fish products and evaluating fisheries arrangements, ex ante evaluations of potential future fisheries agreements between the EU and Tuvalu and Cook.

Audits of suppliers of fishery products under ethical sourcing policy for an international supermarket chain

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    DenmarkEuropaFeroe islandsGermany
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    Private Client
  • Years:

    from 2009 to
  • Project description :

    An international supermarket chain requires inspection by a company independent of its suppliers of fishery products to verify their compliance with its “ethical” sourcing policy.The audit (with inspection of the production sites) consists in verifying through a third part if the supplier complies with the chain requirements concerning traceability, the use of sustainable or organic fishing and aquaculture standards (environmental standards ), working and social conditions (such as the impacts of fishing and aquaculture on local communities), the well-being of fish (e.g. slaughter and catch conditions).

    In the event of major and minor non-conformities, the supplier must either carry out the required corrective measures over defined times or lose the possibility of supplying the supermarket chain.

Program of observation of the accidental catches of cetaceans in the French fisheries

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    Atlantic OceanEuropaFranceMediterranean Sea
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Years:

    from 2008 to 2009
  • Project description :

    COFREPECHE is in charge of realizing observations at sea on the accidental catches of cetaceans in the fishing gears according to a precise sampling plan. The project is based on the boarding of observers on fishing boats and the entry of observation data in a data base and their treatment.

    COFREPECHE is responsible of the analysis of the results that are presented in yearly reports drafted upon a scientific and technical methodology.

    This project is part of an overall programme aiming at the implementation of a proper fisheries management plan.

Program of observation of the accidental catches of cetaceans in the French fisheries

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    Atlantic OceanEuropaFranceMediterranean Sea
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    Directorate of Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Years:

    from 2006 to 2008
  • Project description :

    COFREPECHE is in charge of realizing observations at sea on the accidental catches of cetaceans in the fishing gears according to a precise sampling plan. The project is based on the boarding of observers on fishing boats and the entry of observation data in a data base and their treatment.

    COFREPECHE is responsible of the analysis of the results that are presented in yearly reports drafted upon a scientific and technical methodology.

    This project is part of an overall programme aiming at the implementation of a proper fisheries management plan.

Improvement of trawls selectivity in Bay of Bascay, France

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    Atlantic OceanEuropaFrance
  • Areas:

    Fisheries
  • Customer :

    French National Comittee for Marine Fisheries
  • Years:

    from 2002 to 2004
  • Project description :

    The state of hake and Norway lobster is considered in decline. An alternative of measures envisaged by the European Commission: a general increase of mesh size, measure economically disadvantageous for the profession, should be proposed: the development of selective trawl.

    Ifremer and CNPMEM have developed devices of this type.

    These devices must be improved and tested on commercial fishing vessels in these areas and at different times in order to validate the effectiveness. Tests should be performed for different devices on several fleets, with several types of trawls for different types of bottom and for several seasons. The tests were performed on professionals vessels recruited on a voluntary basis.

    COFREPECHE was chosen to deliver the necessary technical assistance to the implementation of the program.

    During the program 13 observers were recruited, trained and managed by COFREPECHE.

    1 131 days at sea were observed

    This technical assistance has aspects in:

    • management and overall coordination of the program
    • provision of a project manager, program facilitator
    • implementation of a quality management system
    • recruitment and management of scientific observers
    • professional awareness in the interest of the program and identifying the best candidates for trials of selectivity devices
    • recruitment and management of a sufficient number of observers training
    • to collect and enter data collected
    • report on progress
    • preparing and conducting meetings of the steering committee of the program
    • reporting the results of the program

Support to Aquaculture and Fishery Industry

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaEuropaFranceIrelandMoroccoNorthern AfricaPortugalSpain
  • Areas:

    AquacultureFisheries
  • Customer :

    7th Framework Programme (FP7)
  • Years:

    from Octobre 2013 to September 2016
  • Project description :

    The SAFI project goal was to contribute with targeted new operational products from Earth Observation for fisheries and aquaculture applications. Its main thematic focus is twofold and includes the development of:

    • A service to assist aquaculture deployment (optimisation of cages location with respect to environmental and ecological context) and environmental monitoring during operations ;
    • A service to support fishery by providing indicators of recruitments, abundances and shell/fish locations.

    SAFI was led by a consortium composed of three small and medium enterprises or SMEs (ACRI-ST, COFREPECHE and DOMMRS) and four research and development institutes (UCC, IFAPA, IPMA, UH2C) established in France, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Morocco.