Making partnerships and collaborations work
Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing
COFASP (2013-2017) is a European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) with a focus on coordinating activities that can help improve the contribution of the marine bioeconomy (i.e. fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing) to Europe´s economic wellbeing. The main objectives of COFASP are to lay the basis for exploitation according to the precautionary principles and to enhance innovation in and competiveness of the primary fisheries and aquaculture sectors as well as subsequent seafood processing and distribution to the consumer. It also wants to define the science, information and data necessary to underpin the revision of the Common Fisheries Policy and to ensure its successful implementation by designing complementary national research programmes and outlining monitoring and information/data sharing systems needed. EurOcean is responsible (as EurOcean Member CNR subcontractor) for updating the information database listing national and European funding projects in the fisheries, aquaculture and seafood processing sectors.