The NAFC Marine Centre is a partner in the multi-national PANDORA Project.
PANDORA: Paradigm for Novel Dynamic Oceanic Resource Assessments
In cooperation with regional stakeholders, the PANDORA project aims to:
- provide new biological knowledge on fish and ecosystems.
- build more robust tools to assess future fish stocks.
- improve science-based advice to fisheries management.
- create ‘Pandora‘s Box of Tools’ for assessments and practitioners.
NAFC's Role in Pandora
The NAFC Marine Centre is leading the North-Western European Shelf regional case study, one of five geographical case studies within the Pandora project.
This case-study is focussed on developing data collection methods for the crews of pelagic fishing boats to self-sample catches of herring, mackerel and blue whiting. The data collected will contribute to informing science and management of these commercially important stocks.
To deliver this NAFC is working in close partnership with the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association (SPFA) and Marine Scotland Science as well as individual pelagic fishing boats.
Start Date: 1st May 2018
Finish Date: 30th April 2022
Project Value: €5.6 million
Project Coordinator: DTU Aqua, Copenhagen, Denmark
Project Partners: PANDORA is a cooperation of 25 project partners from 11 European countries; comprising 8 universities, 11 national laboratories, and 6 industry and advisory bodies. See the PANDORA website for a full list of partners.
Funders: The PANDORA project receives funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement number 773713) and is scheduled to run from May 2018 to April 2022.
For further information about the PANDORA project see:
- PANDORA Self-Sampling with SPFA, UHI and Marine Scotland Science still going strong.
- PANDORA represented at MASTS Conference and in Fishing News.
- UHI and SPFA intensify cooperation with Scottish fishers on self-sampling.
To follow the project on Twitter: @pandora_project
For further information or any queries about NAFC's role in the PANDORA project please contact: