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Retrospective and prospective evaluations on the international dimension of the common fisheries policy

  • Continents / Region / Country:

    AfricaCape VerdeCentral AfricaComorosCook IslandEastern Atlantic OceanEquatorial GuineaGabonGhanaGreenlandGuinea BissauIndian OceanIvory CoastKenyaLiberiaMadagascarNorth AmericaOceaniaPacific OceanRepublic of GuineaSao Tome and PrincipeSenegalSeychellesSierra LeoneSolomon IslandsTanzaniaTuvaluWest Africa
  • Areas:

  • Customer :

    Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) - European Commission
  • Years:

    from January 2012 to November 2016
  • Project description :

    The aim of this framework contract is to assist DG MARE with carrying out its evaluation-related activities, including impact assessment, in order to provide a reliable and objective assessment of how efficient and effective activities have been (retrospective evaluations) or are expected to be (prospective evaluations, including impact assessment). Upon requests of the DG MARE, the consortium led by COFREPECHE ranked first during the tender stage is contacted first to propose a team and a budget to carry out the evaluation of the international dimension of the common fisheries policy (CFP). Should the offer comply with the DG MARE expectations, the specific contract is assigned to the consortium.

    An analysis of the dynamics of the European Union (EU) fleet operating outside European waters through Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (SFPA), is crucial to the assessment and renewal of current protocols, to the development of strategies aimed at reactivating dormant agreements and to enter new ones. The analysis is also useful to improve the EU’s contributions as members of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs).

    The 24 countries covered have been:

    • Atlantic Ocean: Mauritania, Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Sao Tome and Principe, Greenland, Gabon; Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea and Ghana;
    • Indian Ocean: Comoros (twice), Madagascar, Seychelles, Tanzania and Kenya, Mauritius;
    • Pacific Ocean: Tuvalu, Cook Islands, Solomon Islands and Kiribati.

    The consortium also conducted the analysis of the fisheries of tropical tuna and associated species in the three oceans (Indian Ocean, Eastern Atlantic and Southwest Pacific Ocean) in 2012 and 2013 (3 separated studies) and an economic and Financial analysis of the EU tuna fleet outside EU waters (2014).