Force Project


Sustainable fishing technologies transfer


 Closing knowledge gaps and technology needs


The Fisheries Training course on "closing knowledge Gaps and Technology needs" was held from 9th to 11th April 2013 at the National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries Qayt Bay- Alexandria. A total of 27 trainees attended the course.



The training course was based on the requirements of the ecosystem-approach to fisheries management and, in brief, it was structured to provide information on the following topics:

  •      Selectivity,
  •          Bycatch reduction,
  •       Impact reduction,
  •       Fishing vessel technology,
  •       Fuel consumption (energy efficiency).

The first training section implied an overview of the fishing technology and related management measures in the Mediterranean Sea. This section was not a rigorous revision of Fishing Policy Legislation but merely intended to review how different countries in the Mediterranean Sea have tackled similar problems in the management.

The second module (second day) was dedicated to the selectivity theory, the methods for the study of trawl selectivity and the set-up of a selectivity study.

The third module (third day) was mainly focused on the fishing vessel technology. This section aimed at describing the basic concepts of naval architecture and ship design relevant to non-naval architects.


icon-9 Agenda

- course materials:  

1-icon-9 ASALA_Species-Selectivity             

2-icon-9 FORCE_Fishingtechnology_EN2

3-icon-9 Manag_gears

4-icon-9 Impact_fishing

force logo bottom The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 295004. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.