Project collaborations


Shaping ecosystem based fisheries management

​​​​​​​​​​Duration: 2021-2025

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Lead organization: Technical University of Denmark - DTU

ICES contacts:

Anne Cooper, Advice Department Professional Officer

Eirini Glyki​,​ Science Department Professional Officer​

SEAwise is a dynamic research programme aimed at understanding the current state-of-play of fisheries management across Europe, and facilitating the widespread implementation of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) in the region. Through a targeted research programme, and in close collaboration with our stakeholder network, we will work to develop a fully operational, synthesised management advice tool that highlights the benefits – or potential trade-offs – of fisheries management decisions. To do this, SEAwise will work to identify and address the key challenges currently inhibiting EBFM.

Project objectives:​

SEAwise has four specific objectives, designed to target and resolve the key challenges faced by EBFM today.

  • ​Build a network of stakeholders  A network of stak​eholders including advisory bodies, decision makers, and scientists will be established for the purpose of co-designing key priorities and approaches to EBFM, ensuring that SEAwise generates long-term impact.
  • Assemble a new knowledge base Scientific research, combined with stakeholder insights, will be collated to substantially advance the best available information and provide a new knowledge base on European fisheries interactions with social, economic, and ecological priorities.
  • Collate, develop, and integrate predictive models Innovative predictive models of fisheries interactions with social, economic, and ecological systems will be developed to evaluate management strategies within the context of changes in the environment and use of marine space.
  • Provide ready-for-uptake advice Ready to use advice will be developed and provided for the implementation of EBFM within the Mediterranean, Western waters, the Baltic Sea, and the North Sea.
ICES role: 
  • ​Organisation of ecosystem benchmark-type workshops to define quality requirements and review methods and applications of ecosystem effects on stock assessment, ecosystem effects of fisheries, mixed fisheries and spatial management
  • Organisation of training courses where teachers and material is supplied by other SEAwise partners in collaboration with GFCM where possible
  • Design of online platfrom for interactive advice

SEAwise has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme ​under grant agreement No 101000318
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