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Under the OCUP program framework, Oceanic Développement works on the use of videos from onboard cameras as a mean for data collection since some vessels have not enough living room to take observers.
Arthur Rigaud is auditor for the MSC Fishery Certification at Oceanic Développement. He is involved in re-assessing the South Brittany Sardine Purse Seine fishery, which has been certified since 2010. He is also the team leader in the assessment of the slipper limpet fishery in the Bay of Cancale, aiming at the certification.
Oceanic Développement is currently involved in the Ex post evaluation of the European Fisheries Fund (2007-2013) through a frame contract with the DG-MARE (Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries).
The OCUP Program (Observateur Commun Unique et Permanent) is a regional fisheries monitoring program launched in 2013 by the French association of frozen tunas producers, and implemented by Oceanic Développement. This program aims at taking observers onboard tropical tuna purse seiners fishing in the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, covering 100% of their activities. The program has been renewed in 2016.
Orthongel | Indian Ocean – Gulf of Guinea | 2013-2016
Oceanic Développement has implemented since 2010 the OBSMER monitoring program (Lot 1 and 2) on behalf of the French Directorate for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs (DPMA). A team of 20 observers samples catches onboard the inshore fishing fleet from Dunkerque to La Cotiniere and oboard trawlers and longliners targeting deep-sea species in the Celtic Sea, North Irelande and West Scotland. The sampling protocol comprises more than 2,000 monitoring days per year at sea.
Ministry of Agriculture / Directorate for Fisheries – France – 2013-2016