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Cooperation in Fisheries, Aquaculture and Seafood Processing

Acronym: COFASP
Period: February 2013 till January 2017
Status: Completed

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  • AZTI Foundation, more
  • Italian National Research Council (CNR), more
  • International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
  • Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
  • Wageningen University and Research Centre; Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO)
  • The Icelandic Centre for Research (RANNIS), more
  • Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), more
  • Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), more
  • The Research Council of Norway (RCN), more
  • French National Research Agency (ANR), more
  • The Secretary Of State For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA), more
  • Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competiveness; Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO)
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), more
  • Ministry of development; General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), more
  • Ministério da Ciência e da Tecnologia; Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), more
  • Marine Institute Ireland (MI)
  • Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (FGFRI)
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Landbouw en Visserij; Instituut voor landbouw-, visserij en voedingsonderzoek (ILVO), more
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU), more
  • Matís ohf
  • Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock (GDAR)

COFASP is an ERA-NET created to directly address actions envisaged within fisheries, aquaculture and seafood. It was created as under the KBBE theme in FP7, and is part of the Europe 2020 strategy, which recognises bioeconomy as an important part of the strategy. 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 sectors fisheries and aquaculture as well as subsequent seafood processing and distribution to the consumer.
  • To define the science, information and data necessary to underpin the revision of the CFP and to ensure its successful implementation by designing complementary national research programmes and outlining monitoring and information/data sharing systems needed.

COFASP is based on the earlier ERA-NET MariFish and the running ERA-NET SEAS-ERA, and will run 48 months from its initiation on 1 February 2013, ending in 31 January 2017. COFASP has 27 partners from 16 countries in Europe.

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