The available database comprises research projects in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing active in the time period 2003-2013.
COFASP is an ERA-NET created to directly address actions envisaged within fisheries, aquaculture and seafood. It was created under the KBBE theme in FP7, and is part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which recognises bioeconomy as an important part of the strategy.

More information on the Cofasp project and participating funding organizations is available on the Cofasp website:

Last Update: 2018/03/29

Harmonisation of the Acoustic Data in the Mediterranean 2002-2006
IMP Grants
Marianna Giannoulaki
HCMR - Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (Greece)
Ifremer - French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (France)CNR-IAMC - National Research Council; Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (Italy)CNR-ISMAR - National Research Council; Institute of Marine Science (Italy)IEO - Spanish Institute of Oceanography (Spain)
€ 323,000
Acoustic surveys have been conducted by Member states of EU on a regular basis in several Mediterranean geographical subdivisions (i.e. Iberian Coast, Gulf of Lions, Adriatic Sea, Sicily Strait and Aegean Sea ) during the last decades. All these acoustic surveys operated under a common target which was the estimation of the population abundance of small pelagic fish as well as their spatial distribution per respective surveyed area. Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) and sardine (Sardina pilchardus) were the main target species for all surveys. However these surveys have not been internationally coordinated and data have been analysed and presented in diversified ways. Therefore, this project has specific targets aiming to assure the optimization of the design of these acoustic surveys held in the five different geographical areas, promote the compatibility of the acoustic estimations among these areas as well as the compatibility of old and new acoustic data within each area.
Stock assessment; Acoustic survey;
Northern Spain (GSA 6) Northern Alboran Sea (GSA 1) Southern Adriatic Sea (GSA 18) Gulf of Lions (GSA 7) Aegean Sea (GSA 22) Balearic Island (GSA 5) South of Sicily (GSA 16) Alboran Island (GSA 2) Northern Adriatic (GSA 17) Algeria (GSA 4) Southern Alboran Sea (GSA 3)
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