FISHMEDNET - Fishery Mediterranean Network
Cooperative Development Organisation
Implementing Partners and Organisations
Period of Implementation
Europe: France, Italy
Asia-Pacific: Lebanon, Palestine (State of)
Bilateral Aid: European Union under the ENI CBC MED Programme
Type of Activity
The project aims to promote social and economic development by stimulating the creation of new SMES in Small-Scale fishery (SSF) sector on the two shores of the Mediterranean. The development of the multi-functionality and the diversification in the SSF, as well as its integration within the wider coastal economy can contribute significantly to a more sustainable growth. Indeed, new innovative solutions are required in the SSF in order, not only to reduce the catches of fisheries for sustainability reasons, but also promote youth employment and make fisheries more attractive to young people, solving the problem of the generational turnover affecting this sector. Many solutions and local experiences have been already successfully developed, offering new services and products with reference of complementary fields as environment, tourism, value chain.
The project contributes to create job opportunities by improving the fishery sector MSMEs capacity to seize the opportunity of the Blue economy and global markets, by boosting innovation and business integration. FISH MED NET project aims to create Business Alliances between the Mediterranean MSMEs of France, Italy, Tunisia, Lebanon, Palestine active in fishery diversification. The MSMEs will be stimulated to gather into cross-border Business Alliances based on common Business Models, by providing them training, direct professional assistance for the development of new services/products, and tools for improving their marketing (e-platform).
Impact on SDGs