Support for Ecosystem Approaches to fisheries conservation and management in SIOFA (SIOFA-SEAs)

Submitted by mmilardi on Mon, 2022-12-19 07:07


Grant agreement ID
Funding program
EMFAF Project Grants
Total Budget
124,976 EUR
EU Contribution
99,980.80 EUR
Coordinated by
Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA)

SIOFA SEAs will provide a significant contribution to science-based management of the marine ecosystems in the
South Indian Ocean under the purview of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA). The SIOFA SEAs
project will develop the scientific knowledge and understanding of the relevant marine ecosystems to ensure that SIOFA
management decisions are based on robust scientific advice and enhance the sustainable management of the SIOFA Area
marine ecosystem and fish stocks.
SIOFA SEAs includes three strategic work components, focusing on the SIOFA Area:
1. the assessment of Protected Areas in SIOFA;
2. the improvement of scientific understanding of Patagonian toothfish population spatial structure;
3. the establishment of a framework for scientific observation of fisheries.


SIOFA Executive Secretary (Mr Thierry Clot,