The Project

The project LabMAF (Developing a Labelling Scheme for Mediterranean Small-scale and Artisanal Fish Products) explored the potential of markets to revive and support a socially, economically  and environmentally sustainable small-scale fishing sector in the Mediterranean. This website was developed as part of the project.

Dr Jerneja Penca, Euro-Mediterranean University (EMUNI), Slovenia, project lead

Dr Alicia Said, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Malta, project co-lead

Ms Marta Cavallé, Low-Impact Fishers of Europe – LIFE, Spain

Dr Simone Libralato, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics – OGS, Italy

Dr Cristina Pita, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UK and University of Aveiro, Portugal

Dr Manal Nader, Institute of the Environment, University of Balamand, Lebanon

Mr Bertrand Cazalet, Marepolis, France

The LabMAF project was funded under the Bluemed Start Up Actions call 2018.

The Bluemed financing covered the material cost related to the meetings among the LabMAF consortium and external experts as well as the costs related to dissemination of the project results. Substantive preparatory work was carried out ahead of each meeting and research and writing were done in the aftermath of the meetings. The authors would like to acknowledge the funding by their home institutions in supporting their time.

The project ran between 27.2.2019 and 18.12.2020.

Mapping workshop, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 15-16 May 2019
Consortium meeting, University of Balamand, Lebanon, 16-18 October 2019
Participation at International Symposium on Fisheries Sustainability: Strengthening the Science-Policy Nexus, FAO, Rome, 18-21 November 2019

Symposium on The Future of Small-Scale Fishery Markets in the Mediterranean: Social, Environmental, Economic and Governance Aspects, Izola, Slovenia / online, 6 October 2020