Stage 1: Scanning & Mapping

Stage 1: Scanning & Mapping

Stage 1 began in September 2015 and lasted 7 months.

It’s made of two steps:

  • Scanning: this step consists in listing all potential fisheries existing in the scoped area. Based on this scan, 50 fisheries per country are selected to enter the second step.
  • Mapping: The aim is to gather all existing data on the hundred fisheries in order to document in details their pratices and environment.

The certification bodies are in charge of collecting data on catches, species biology and bycatch, fishing gears with their characteristics, marine habitats and stocks assessments if available.

How do we select the 100 fisheries?

Project partners were committed to keep this project representative of the diversity of the fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea. The criteria used to select the 50 fisheries per country aimed to combine various species (pelagic, demersal, benthic, flatfish, crustaceans, mollusks), working with several gears, in different regions. Species playing an important economic and social role were also taken into account.


Stage 1 reports detail the scanning and subsequent mapping of 50 Spanish and 50 French fisheries. A list of the 50 fisheries per country is also available.