MedAves Pesca

Project Implementation Period: 
July 2018 - June 2020
Specific Funding Programme: 

Mar2020 Operational Program  (MAR-01.04.02-FEAMP-0023).


Overall budget: € 260,085.83

EU contribution: € 195,064

About the Project: 

The MedAves Pesca project aims to develop ways to reduce the number of sea birds that die accidentally caught in fishing.

The main objectives of this project are:

  1. Understand, among the marine areas of the Natura 2000 Network at sea (Aveiro-Nazaré, Berlengas, Cabo Raso, Cabo Espichel and Costa Sudoeste), which are the most problematic areas for the accidental capture of sea birds in mainland Portugal; 
  2. Develop and test 2 mitigation measures that reduce accidental capture of sea birds in fishing;
  3. Assess whether the tested measures work for birds and fishermen;
  4. Sensitise fishermen to the problem of accidental catches of seabirds and to the need to protect marine ecosystems.


  • Sociedade Portuguesa para o Estudo das Aves - SPEA (PT);
  • Associação para o Desenvolvimento de Peniche - Adepe (PT).