COFASP has conducted a case study on Regionally-Integrated and Spatially-Explicit Fisheries and Ecosystem Management” (RISE-FEM).
A workshop was organised in Brussels, 23-25 June 2015. The objective of the RISE-FEM Case Study was to link integrated fisheries and ecosystem management together with spatial planning. The Case Study aims at aggregating within one single framework methodological approaches that are currently used in isolation, namely
• integrated-ecosystem assessment,
• spatially-explicit end-to-end modelling
• GIS-based spatial planning optimization,
• and governance/management scenario testing
as well as at applying these methods to a number of pilot eco-regions. The ultimate goal of the RISE-FEM Case Study is to foster new governance schemes, notably through scenario testing, entailed by the ecosystem approach to fisheries and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MFSD) in particular example eco-regions.