STREAMLINE Regional Cooperation in the Med And Black Seas

About the project

“Streamlining the establishment of regional work plans in the Mediterranean and Black Sea”, is a project funded under the EU Call for Proposals MARE/2020/08 (Strengthening regional cooperation in the field of data collection), which is aimed at supporting projects that will promote and strengthen the regional and EU-wide cooperation in fisheries data collection.

Reliable and complete data on fisheries and harvested fish and shellfish stocks are essential to the correct functioning of the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP, Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the Common Fisheries Policy).
Streamline will support the operation and functioning of the Regional Coordination Group for the Mediterranean and Black Sea (RCG Med&BS), helping to advance beyond national approaches, and achieve the expected results of coordinated regional work for the fisheries data collection.
The Streamline project will have a 24-months duration, and will be finalized by December 2022.

Our objectives

The general objective of STREAMLINE is to draft Regional Work Plans (RWPs) for the Mediterranean and Black Sea related to specific topics through a co-creative work process with the Regional Coordination Group for the Mediterranean and Black Sea (RCG Med&BS) and EU Member States.

The specific topics that will be considered for the drafting of RWPs in the Mediterranean and Black Sea are the following:

Commercial fisheries with optimized sampling strategies

Commercial fisheries with optimized sampling strategies

Fish stomach contents data collection

Fish stomach contents data collection

Recreational fisheries sampling strategy

Recreational fisheries sampling strategy

Monitoring of vulnerable species incidental bycatch

Monitoring of vulnerable species incidental bycatch

Other topics may be identified during the implementation of the project, and will then be included in the draft RWPs.

The draft RWPs will bring together the existing knowledge from earlier grants and MS pilot studies, as well as the additional work carried out under this grant, and will be shared and discussed with the RCG Med&BS for its endorsement.
The draft regional work plans will be in line with the EU-MAP in force from 2022 onwards, presented in an appropriate structure (based on the existing template for national work plans), and ready for approval by DG MARE. In terms of timing, as an indicative date, the objective will be to finalise and present the draft regional work plans by month 21 of the proposal (this should correspond approximately to September 2022) for work covering the periods from 2023 onwards.

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Partners

The STREAMLINE Consortium is a group of institutes with scientific and technical capacities that allow to provide scientific advice and other services in support of the Common Fisheries Policy and the strengthening of the regional cooperation in the fisheries data collection in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
The STREAMLINE project is made up of 15 different maritime science institutes and bodies from across the European Mediterranean and Black Sea, and brings together scientists, stakeholders and policy makers involved in the European Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice.
The STREAMLINE project is coordinated by the Consorzio per il Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina ed Ecologia Applicata (CIBM, Livorno, Italy).

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Streamline

Consorzio per il Centro Interuniversitario di Biologia Marina
ed Ecologia Applicata “G. Bacci”
Viale Nazario Sauro, 4
57128 Livorno (Italy)

Opening hours: 09.00-17.30
streamline@cibm.it
Ph. +39 0586807287