Fisheries Governance and assessment of common fisheries policy.

Oceanic Développement started working with EU institutions in the late 90s. The company is involved in socio-economical assessments and the monitoring of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Since 2004, the company, leading a European consortium, has carried out the Ex ante evaluations of the European fishing agreements with third countries. The company put forth the evaluation methodology and coordinated the evaluations of the fishing agreements with Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, the Comoros, Gabon, Greenland, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Seychelles, Marocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Senegal, Madagascar, Salomon Islands.

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Along with the evaluation of fishing agreements, Oceanic Développement led impact studies covering the external (foreign) dimension of the CFP: international governance assessment, analysis of the Community fishing fleets involved abroad, analysis of the investments pursued by private european operators in the fishing sector of third countries, impact evaluations of the enforcement of European rules against IUU fishing…

Since 2012, Oceanic Développement has carried out retrospective and prospective evaluation on the common fisheries policy: review of the EU regime on the small-scale driftnet fisheries, development of a new technical conservation measures framework within a reformed CFP, EFF ex-post evaluation, retrospective evaluation of scrapping and temporary cessation measure in the EFF…

The numerous studies carried at a European level and in various countries yielded an accurate knowledge of the respective roles and key responsibilities across state institutions (management, research, fishing monitoring, sanitary control, training). Oceanic Développement carries a relevant expertise in tools for good governance, especially when it comes to fisheries policy.