The objectives of STREAMLINE will be achieved through the realization of specific tasks. The first specific objective of the action is to perform an exhaustive review of the available knowledge. RWPs will be designed taking advantage of the outcomes of the previous grants (e.g., MARE/2014/19 Med&BS, STREAM, FishPi, and FishPi2) funded under the EU Calls for Proposals MARE/2014/19 and MARE/2016/22, as well as the work performed under other fora and actions (e.g. other grants and projects, pilot studies, STECF, GFCM, ICES, etc.).
The action will establish processes for discussions, exchange and decision making with the RCG Med&BS, including with its broader institutional embeddedness in national data collection structures, that will enable the RCG to come to commonly agreed decisions on regional work plans. A range of possible solutions/scenarios will be given to the RCG, and the decision making structures will be agreed with the RCG Med&BS in coordination with national correspondents, and will be proposed for inclusion in the RCG Med&BS Rules of o Procedure (RoPs).
Furthermore, STREAMLINE has the objective to further enhance the capacity building process in the Mediterranean and Black Sea, following the successful experience of MARE/2014/19 Med&BS and STREAM grants in organizing dedicated trainings and workshops. This will enable all the Med&BS MSs to have the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge in the specific topics that will be tackled by STREAMLINE:
– R tools for optimized sampling strategies of commercial fisheries (including SSF) and data quality checks
– Recreational fisheries (RFs) data collection methods
– Collection, processing and data analysis of fish stomach contents
– Approaches and procedures for monitoring the incidental bycatch of vulnerable species
STREAMLINE will support the operation and functioning of the RCG Med&BS to advance beyond national approaches and achieve the expected results of coordinated regional work for data collection.
To this end, this grant will produce the following outputs:
- A detailed map of expertise and available knowledge at Med&BS level on the main aspects and tools for the data collection; the map will also address the possible gaps and identify suitable case studies to the draft regional work plans;
- Workshops to train national experts on the available tools and procedures;
- Meetings to work on case studies and design draft regional work plans;
- A permanent decision making structure for the design and implementation of regional work plans;
- Draft regional work plans to be fed into the EU-MAP 2022-2024 starting from 2023.