Next Tuesday, 10th of June Matís will host the launching of the Icelandic case study in MareFrame. MareFrame is a EU project aming to improve Fisheries management in the European Union, where now a days 3 of every 4 fish stocks are overfished
MareFrame seeks to implement ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management where the emphasis will be on environmental, sustainable, social and economic management, as well as focus on the cooperation of stakeholders.
Matís works together with University of Iceland and the Icelandic Marine Research Institute on the Icelandic part of the project. On the whole, MareFrame brings together 28 companies, universities and institutions from 10 European countries (Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Britain, Spain, Italy, Romania, Norway and Iceland) as well as participants from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The project has received a grant of 6 millions, which is among the highest project grants awarded in Europe.
MareFrame builds on the Icelandic fish management model including use of multi-species model “Gadget” which was developed by Icelandic project partners and is now used in many other countries.
Furthermore, the project aims to improve collaboration with those involved in fishing and fish processing as well as the fish industry and other stakeholders in the development of the fish management system as it is crucial to the implementation of the fisheries management system. Part of the MareFrame project will be to develop visual interface, video games and computer aided learning strategies to improve and bring forward results and management strategies available. This part of the project is a result of an Icelandic research.
Dr. Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir, director at Matís, is a project manager and dr. Gunnar Stefánsson, professor at Faculty of Physical Sciences, University of Iceland is scientific project manager.
The meeting will start with complementary lunch at 12:00. The official agenda starts at 12:30.
Welcome and Goals for the meeting Gunnar Stefánsson, HI
12:45 Overview of the MareFrame project Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir, Matis Objectives, methodology, expected outputs, website etc.
13:00 Main steps in the case study Guðmundur Þórðarson, Hafró
Research, deliverables, milestones and estimated calendar/time frame
13:15 Co-creation Sveinn Agnarsson, HI
- What is co-creation, why and of what? differences with traditional
participatory approach, how and when (approx.)
- CSs leaders are going to engage with participants, formal and informal communication channels, flow of information, etc.
Intro Jónas R. Viðarsson, Matís
14:15 Group work
- Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management: The application EAF for their day to day work, projects implemented in the region and research priorities in a policy and social perspective.
- Management priorities: Priorities identified in the DoW and debate. Are there additional priorities or different ranking needed to be con sidered for the Icelandic case study, and should they be included in the case study? For the priorities agreed as relevant for the case study, dentification of the decision capacity (who will be the actors involved, at which level, etc.).
- Identification of management issues requiring decision support: (relates to ecological, socioeconomic and governance aspects).
– conflicting interests among stakeholders implying multi-criteria – decision making problem. – multi-annual management plans – lack of clear management objectives, recovery plan etc. – uncertainty and lack of (scientific) knowledge – threatened or vulnerable species impacted by the fisheries. – policy, science and stakeholders interactions.
- Policies and objectives in place (as relevant for the addressed issue):
– CFP relevant for issue? MSY and Bpa Blim, Flim, Fpa defined for
relevant species? – MSFD relevant for issue? How to transform the high level descriptors
1, 3, 4 and 6 into indicators and reference levels? – Ecological, environmental social, economic policies relevant for
issue addressed (nationally, regionally, and locally?)
- Management regulations and measures in place (as relevant for the addressed issue): Management rules enforced (HCR, TACs, effort limits, closed areas/seasons (MPAs), technical regulations, landing obligations; other regulations which can affect fisheries and ecosystem). Marine Strategy Framework Directive, particular descriptors 1, 3, 4 and 6. Assessment: methods, institutions; key assessment uncertainties, key uncertainties impacting yield prognosis.
- Decision environment: Identification of the governance setting
(as relevant for the management priorities): Covered CFP? MSFD? Decision-making by Council/Parliament or other European institutions; nations involved, regional bodies for cooperation on resource management or environmental issues, relevant international conventions in place, division of responsibility and decision-making process regarding fisheries management and environmental issues.
15:00 Presentations of group work & discussions, Group leaders
15:45 Summary and AOB