Main References

 

1997

  • Guide on the main fisheries and aquaculture species of commercial interest in Spain. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

1999

  • Analysis of cost-effectiveness of the fishing fleet that operates under international fishing agreements. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Technical Assistance to teach courses in the Canary Islands Region for the dissemination, implementation and consolidation of the commercial link of Royal Decree 331/1999 on the normalisation and classification of fresh, refrigerated and cooked fisheries products. Regulation and Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM). Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

2000

  • Implementation of a label for fisheries products originating from marine reserves: implementation in the case of the Columbretes Islands. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

2001

  • Analysis of the evolution of foreign fisheries trade, both within and outside the EU in Spain, during the period 1986-2000. Future prospects. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Analysis and evolution of fisheries products imports from public-private partnerships during the period 1986-2000. Integration of public-private partnerships in commercialisation schemes. Future prospects. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Exploration of the possibilities to form public-private partnerships in the Republic of Yemen. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Study on pelagic fisheries large fleets. Impact on fisheries agreements and the world fishmeal market. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

2002

  • Technical assistance for the implementation of a system to improve quality on land of fishing products in specific first points of sale. Novotec/Regulation and Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM). Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Analysis of the acquisition of fishing vessels with Spanish flag and fishing potential in Western Africa. China National Fisheries Corporation.

  • Study on the recent evolution of the Argentinean fishing grounds and the consequences for the activity of Spanish fishing fleets. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Study on the situation and prospects for the aquaculture sector in Algeria and design of a marine aquaculture pilot research centre in Bou Ismail. People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria – Spanish Agency for International Cooperation

  • Identification of artisan fishing and aquaculture projects for Guatemala and Belize. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Study on the eligibility of costs and economic feasibility of investments co-financed by IFOP within the scope of the fleet (Las Palmas). Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

  • Study on the eligibility of costs and economic feasibility of investments co-financed by IFOP within the scope of the fleet (Tenerife). Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

  • Study on the eligibility of costs and economic feasibility of co-financed investments in aquaculture (in partnership). ETI / Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

2003

  • Assessment of artisan fishing in the Colombian Caribbean Sea. Issues and development potential. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Study on the development potential of the Spanish fleet fishing for black hake in African waters: current issues and solutions for the future. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Monitoring of the Activity of the Fleets operating in the Atlantic African Coast, in the area located between Ivory Coast and Morocco. WWF-Adena.

  • Aquaculture census and coastal management in Tacna and Moquegua (Peru). Spanish Agency for International Cooperation. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • Analysis of IFOP eligibility of marine aquaculture. Canary Islands Regional Government, Fisheries Department.

  • Technical assistance to support the Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM) in the monitoring of pilot projects in the year 2003-2004. FROM – Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Implementation of quality improvement systems for productivity on board fishing vessels.

  • Implementation of quality improvement systems in specific first points of sale for fisheries products.

  • Implementation of a Commercial Communications Network between certain points of sale: INFOPES.

2004

  • Analysis of IFOP eligibility of marine aquaculture. Characterisation of costs. Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

  • Study on the opportunities for investment in the fishing sector in Mauritania. Possibilities for integration of the fleet operating under the EU/Mauritania agreement. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Natural characterisation of the sea bottom located opposite the main pier of the fishing port of Aguilas (Murcia). TECNOCEAN S.L./ Public Works Department, Regional Government of Murcia.

  • Pilot project to improve the quality of marine aquaculture products. In collaboration with Deployment S.L. for the Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Technical assistance to prepare an analysis of the policies regulating professional diving and boating associated with aquaculture facilities. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Benefit-cost analysis of tuna fishing agreements signed by the European Union with coastal African countries. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Benefit-cost analysis of the European Union/Mauritania Fishing Agreement. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Benefit-cost analysis of the European Union/Angola Fishing Agreement. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Study on the use of environmental labelling on tuna cans and packaged tuna products in Spain. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Drafting of the Technical terms and conditions for the preparation of a National Inventory of Habitats and Marine Taxa for the Habitats Directive and the Barcelona and OSPAR Conventions. Biodiversity Directorate General, Ministry of Environment.

2005

  • Preparation of a report on the fishing sector and technology and innovation policy. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Presentation and dissemination to small and medium sized companies working in the marine sector in Spain and their associations of the characteristics, particularities, advantages, drawbacks, and costs of Mutual Guarantee Societies,

  • and acknowledgement of the degree of acceptance that a sector specific Mutual Guarantee Society may have among such businesses. INNOVAMAR Foundation.

  • Analysis of the cost differential in tuna capture processes and transformations among Spanish and foreign (from outside the EU) tuna fishing vessels and processing plants. INTERATUN.

  • Study on the health and safety issues of shipowning companies belonging to a cluster of fishing companies in third countries. Fishing Company Clusters in Third Countries (CEPPT).

  • Consulting project on the formulation of a experimental longline fishing campaign with two vessels in Pacific Ocean waters. TUSAPESCA S.A.

  • Study on the current situation of the fishing sector in each of the Mediterranean countries. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Analysis of IFOP eligibility of marine aquaculture. Characterisation of costs. Canary Islands Regional Government, Fisheries Department. Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food.

2006

  • Monitoring and control of Atlantic Ocean fisheries based in Montevideo (Uruguay). 2006-2007. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Study on the health and safety issues of shipowning companies belonging to a cluster of fishing companies in third countries. EPPT Cluster

  • Members of the international consortium Globalfisheries 2002, qualified to carry out the projects "Strengthening Fishery Products Health Conditions in ACP/OCT countries. LOT 1: Studies and artisanal Fisheries support"

  • Preparation of working documents related to the Analysis of the Integration of Horizontal Principles in the European Fisheries Fund. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Technical assistance to monitor and control tuna fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean, based in Dakar, Senegal. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Study on the supply and commercialisation of swordfish in Spain. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Study on the quality of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) captured using the almedraba technique of net fishing and the opportunities for commercialisation in European markets. Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Pilot project: ”Design and Verification of Structural Technical Improvements of the Almedraba technique of net fishing on the Spanish Coast”. Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

2007

  • “Identification of Potential for Improvement of Infrastructures and Equipment in Puerto de Mindelo, Island of St. Vincent”. Ministry of Infrastructures of Cape Verde – ENAPOR.

  • “Estimation of direct costs of management of the marine Natura 2000 Network in Spain from a proposal for marine protected areas for their inclusion in the network”, for Tragsatec.

  • “Identification of the Potential for Improvement of Infrastructures and Equipment in Artisan Fishing docks on the coast of Peru” financed through the FEV (Feasibility Studies Fund) of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain and carried out by Intecsa-Inarsa in collaboration with Estudios biologicos s.l.

  • Analysis of mechanisms of investment and development of the Spanish fishing sector in Peru. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

  • Competitiveness study of the fishing fleets with Spanish flag that fish outside community waters compared with vessels from third countries. CEPESCA (Spanish Confederation of Fishing Associations).

2008

  • Selection and Identification of Possibilities for Improvement of Infrastructures and Equipment of the Future “Fishing Reference Centre” in Algeria. MERCASA National Company.

  • Advanced Seminar on the “Use of Biotechnology as a tool for socioeconomic development and sustainable management, and the conservation of genetic resources”. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and Ministry of Science and Technology (Mozambique).

  • Preparation of a “Guide for Responsible Fish Consumption in Spain”. WWF-Spain.

  • Preparation of the Terms of Reference of the FAD (Development Aid Fund) project on the Identification of Potential for Improvement of Infrastructures and Equipment in Puerto de Mindelo, Island of St. Vincent”. Ministry of Infrastructures of Cape Verde - ENAPOR.

2009

  • Establishment of guidelines to promote the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean, in relation to continental aquaculture and diversification of aquaculture activities (marine and continental). Prepared for Tecnoma, for the Secretariat General for Marine Affairs.

  • Analysis of the opportunities for commercialisation in Europe of Peruvian fisheries products, in particular bivalve molluscs, cuttlefish and anchovy. INCAMAR seafood

  • Identification and formulation of a project to improve six artisan fishing docks on the Peruvian coast. Ministry of Production – Vice-ministry of Fisheries

  • Technical assistance to prepare training modules on sustainable fishing and marine biology for the fishing school of Noadibou. CBD-Hábitat Foundation-ENEMP, Mauritania

  • Technical assistance to prepare a profile concerning Spain on the conditions of work in the fishing sector. International Labour Office (ILO)

  • Technical assistance to identify Spanish fishing vessels subsidised with European funds and accused of illegal fishing practices. PEW Environmental Trust

2010-2011

  • Independent evaluation of the “Project for the Rational and Sustainable Development of the Fishing Sector" (INT07/16M/SPA) International Labour Organisation

  • Technical Assistance to create a Marine Biotechnology Institute in Mozambique. CPD-Science

  • Policy Country Coordination for Spain to Reform the Common Fisheries Policy in Europe. PEW Environment Group

  • Evaluation of socioeconomic impact of the declaration of Marine Protected Areas. Action C3 of the Indemares project. WWF Spain-Biodiversity Foundation

  • Analytical and Advocacy work in Spain on CFP reform. WWF European Policy Office.

 

MARINE ENVIRONMENT, FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE EXPERTISE SINCE 1996