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11. ožujka 2019.


FAIRSEA Fisheries in the Adriatic Region – a Shared Ecosystem Approach

The central focus of the FAIRSEA project is the fisheries sector, an important economic activity in the Adriatic Sea also for its strong cultural, social and economic role in regional coastal communities. The general objective of the Project is to enhance the conditions for implementing innovative approaches for the sustainable management of the Adriatic Sea fisheries. This is achieved also thanks to the exchange of knowledge and the sharing of good practices among partners and beyond.
The main result of the Project will be the development of an integrated platform for a quantitative ecosystem approach to fisheries that goes across territorial boundaries and across several disciplines. The platform will integrate biological/ecological processes (i.e. considering water mass circulation, physical-chemical properties, plankton productivity, dynamics of resources including their interactions) and fisheries bio-economic dynamics (including fisheries displacement). This high technological and innovative platform will be used as a planning tool to implement demonstrative testing of applicable fisheries policies both at local (subareas) and whole Adriatic scales. It will provide scientific basis for formulating and evaluating the shared management advice in the local and international participatory processes, involving management authorities, experts and stakeholders. The Project will also provide an answer to the need of reference points, best practices and guidelines for the optimisation between ecological and socio-economical sustainability of fisheries in the Adriatic Sea.
The Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries is a leader of Work Package Communications. Within this WP the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries carries out the activities related to the promotion of the project through the organization of information days and webinars, the dissemination of project knowledge through brochures, posters and promotional materials, the development of a communication strategy, organization of meetings with stakeholders from the fisheries sector.
FAIRSEA is financed by Interreg V-A IT-HR CBC Programme (Priority Axis 1 – Blue innovation). 
The Project is lead by OGS and involves 11 partners from Italy and Croatia. 
Project budget: € 2.060.000 (ERDF+national co-financing)
Programme co-financing: € 1.751.000 (ERDF)
Start date: 01 January 2019
End date: 28 February 2021