GAP2 in Depth

GAP2’s purpose is to demonstrate the role and value of stakeholder driven science within the context of fisheries’ governance.

Who we are

Funded by the European Commission’s FP7 Capacities’ programme, GAP2′s work is coordinated by an interdisciplinary team across Europe, with expertise ranging from social science to fisheries management. More about our team here.

What we do

Put simply, we bring scientists, fishermen and policy makers together. How we do this ranges from funding exchange trips between research and management organisations, to engaging with wider society about fisheries management, to coordinating 13 research projects (case studies) centered upon fishers and scientists working together.

GAP history

GAP2 is building upon the success of GAP1, an 18 month project running from 2007 to 2009, also funded by the European Commission’s FP7 programme. Among the many and varied outputs of GAP1 were 15 fisher-science partnerships from across 11 different European countries, which formed the basis of GAP2’s case studies.