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Company dossier 2013


Septembre 2013 Contents ∗ Who are we? ∗ Human resources ∗ Geographical scope of work ∗ Areas of activity ∗ Fisheries and aquaculture ∗ Research, development and innovation and biotechnology ∗ Marine biosphere and marine protected areas

Probitec is a company specialised in environment and

∗ Development cooperation and international projects

marine affairs, in business since 1996. Probitec

∗ Countries and activity

continues on the tradition left behind by Estudios

∗ Platforms and entities to which Probitec belongs

Biologicos E.B. s.l., broadening its scope of work to new lines of work.

∗ Strategic partners ∗ Projects completed

From its inception it has collaborated with the public

∗ Fisheries and aquaculture

administration and the private sector, both in Spain and

∗ Ecology and environment

abroad. The objective of Probitec is to provide an agile answer to current problems that affect the management and

CONTACT ADDRESS: Avenida Cardenal Herrera Oria nº 65 28034 Madrid (España-Spain) Tel: + 34 91 728 30 43 Fax: + 34 91 302 55 50

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Email: info@probitec.com WEB: www.probitec.com

conservation of natural resources, contributing to the socioeconomic development of countries. For this purpose, it offers its clients its experience and a multidisciplinary team of technician trained in a wide variety of fields. 1

PROBITEC S.L.


Human Resources

The team of Probitec comprises

our

specialists in very diverse technical and

systematically up to date regarding

scientific disciplines, involved in the

scientific and technical developments

areas of environment and fisheries.

that affect our work, incorporating

The multidisciplinary approach to our

new specialists as needed, based on

work ensures suitable project outcomes,

the technical needs of projects.

approached with professionalism and

Our team have language skills to work

quality.

in English, Portuguese, French and

The entire staff of Probitec has ample

Spanish.

constant

concern

to

be

experience in their fields of work; it is

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Geographical Scope of Work

The geographical scope of work of the

firmly committed to expanding our

company includes Spain as well as

services abroad, lending our proven

other countries. In Spain, our main

experience to the identification,

direct clients are on one hand private

formulation, execution and evaluation

companies and the public sector,

of

including all administrative levels

practices and following the guidelines

(local, regional, national), on the other

recommended by the European Union,

hand.

the OECD, and the Spanish Agency for

In the international arena, Probitec is

International Cooperation.

present in aquaculture management, fisheries

development

biotechnology

projects

in

and Latin

America, Africa, and Asia. We are

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projects,

supported by best


Areas of Activity

Probitec works on the following areas:

FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

MARINE BIOSPHERE AND MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

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Fisheries and Aquaculture

national and foreign fleets, market

The experience of Probitec expands

studies of products and sub-products

over several areas related to the study and

improvement

of

o r i gi na t i ng

fisheries

from

f i sh i ng

a nd

aquaculture activities, analysis of

activities and aquaculture in our

production

country and abroad.

systems,

fishing

cooperation, evaluation and drafting The main fields of study of our

of projects, analyses of investment

company focus on the evaluation of

opportunities, etc.

fisheries resources and the potential of fishing grounds in different parts of

Among our work abroad we may

the

highlight projects in Peru, Algeria, and

world,

fisheries

sector

assessment,

socioeconomic

Cape Verde.

and

sustainability studies, analyses of

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Research, Development and Innovation and Biotechnology jointly with the public administration

Biotechnology is a key line of work for the development of less advanced

of developing countries in order to

countries and regions.

adapt their legislation to international standards, preserving their natural

Probitec considers that technological

wealth from illegal and uncontrolled

innovation must be used in such a

exploitation.

way that developing countries may Similarly, Probitec works on the

advance in the fields of science and

development

technology, and therefore preserve

of

specific

project

their natural and genetic resources, as

models for each country, adapted to

well as their arts and traditions.

their requirements and their needs.

Probitec

collaborates

with

international and regional institutions

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Marine Biosphere - Marine Protected Areas order to carry out those studies, the

One of the main areas of activity

company has the necessary mapping,

developed by Probitec is the study and

sampling, and analysis tools.

conservation of the marine biosphere. Probitec has participated in projects to

Probitec is aware of the need to

identify and characterise Marine

preserve the marine environment

Protected Areas, and has been an

through

advisor for the implementation in

sustainable

use

of

resources, preventing biodiversity loss

Spain of the Habitats Directive in the

and minimising human impacts on

marine environment, and the OSPAR

this ecosystem. The awareness that

and Barcelona conventions.

pervades in Probitec’s approach within this field is one of our main

As well, Probitec has undertaken

assets.

planning studies in coastal marine areas and studies of environmental impact of human activity in the sea. In

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a


Development Cooperation International Scope Probitec has participated in numerous

To this effect, Probitec acts:

projects abroad aimed towards econo-

mic and social development, and to-

As a commercial agent, promoting the project

wards environmental conservation. ∗

Among the services Probitec provides

As a financing agent, putting together the financing scheme and

is the development of integrated pro-

ensuring funding

jects, contributing the financing sche∗

mes that may better adapt to the

Carrying out the project in an integrated manner.

needs of each country, whether funding originates from bilateral sources

Assessment of cooperation projects

from Spain or multilateral sources. In this manner, Probitec promotes, manages and develops turnkey projects, either independently or in partnership with other firms.

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Countries where PROBITEC has a presence This section includes those countries where Probitec has worked, detailing the areas of activity in each of them: Africa: ∗

Angola: Aquaculture and fisheries

Senegal: Fisheries

Mauritania: Fisheries

Guinea Bissau: Fisheries

Namibia: Aquaculture and fisheries

Algeria: Aquaculture and fisheries

Cape Verde: Fisheries

Mozambique: Biotechnology, R+D+ innovation, fisheries, marine biosphere

South Africa: Fisheries

Latin America: ∗

Argentina: Fisheries

Chile: Fisheries

Peru: Fisheries, aquaculture, marine biosphere

Bolivia: Aquaculture and marine biosphere

Colombia: Fisheries and aquaculture

Uruguay: Fisheries

Panama: Fisheries

Guatemala: Fisheries

Belize: Aquaculture

Honduras: Fisheries, marine biosphere and aquaculture

Nicaragua: Fisheries, marine biosphere and aquaculture

El Salvador: Fisheries, marine biosphere and aquaculture

Costa Rica: Fisheries

Mexico: Fisheries

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Cuba: Fisheries and aquaculture

Europe: ∗

Romania: Fisheries and aquaculture

Lithuania: Fisheries

Turkey: Fisheries

Near East: East ∗

Yemen: Fisheries and aquaculture

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Clients

Main Probitec clients: Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Environment ∗

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment: Through the Secretariat General for Marine Affairs (former Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries), Probitec has worked on numerous projects dealing with fisheries and aquaculture in Spain as well as in other countries. For several years Probitec maintained the fisheries offices of the Secretariat General for Marine Affairs in Montevideo and Dakar. Similarly, through the Directorate General for Biodiversity, Probitec has been a consultant on the Natura 2000 Network in the marine environment and on the creation of a network of marine protected areas in Spain.

Fund for the Regulation and Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM): Probitec has carried out several projects for FROM on the quality of fisheries products and their labelling and traceability. We have provided technical support over a three year term to this entity through a consulting contract. Also noteworthy is the work done on the almadraba technique of net fishing in the province of Cadiz to improve the productive capacity and quality, funded by FROM.

Mercasa: Mercasa The national company Mercasa is in charge of the wholesale markets in Spain and belongs to the Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs. Probitec has worked with Mercasa in the design of a reference fisheries centre in Algeria.

INNOVAMAR Foundation: The Technological Institute for the Development of Marine Industries Foundation (INNOVAMAR) has as its primary purpose to promote research and development in the areas of naval shipbuilding industry and auxiliary industries, marine shipping and the exploitation of marine resources. Probitec provided technical assistance to INNOVAMAR on the suitability of creating a Mutual Guarantee Society for the fishing sector.

Ministry of Production (Peru): Probitec has worked for the Fisheries Viceministry of Peru on several projects since 1999, in collaboration with entities decentralised from the institution itself such as IMARPE and FONDEPES.

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Among other actions the Strategic Plan for fisheries and aquaculture in the Titicaca Lake should be noted, as well as the technical assistance to improve 45 artisan fishing docks on the Peruvian coast and the region of Loreto. Also should be noted the work done to create and start up the aquaculture census and the technical feasibility study on the installation of a experimental farm to raise juvenile tuna in Peruvian waters. ∗

Ministry of Science and Technology (Mozambique): Through financing from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development, Probitec organised an International Seminar on marine biotechnology in Maputo. Additionally, during the past few years a project has been designed to implement a marine biotechnology laboratory in the country, with Spanish funding.

Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID): Since 1998 Probitec has carried out several different projects for AECID in the areas of fisheries and aquaculture, in Africa as well as in Latin America. Among them, we could note the assessments carried out in the Gulf of Fonseca, Belize, Colombia, Peru or Namibia, among others. Probitec has worked on contract in several technical assistance projects within the framework of the PADESPA project in Peru since 1999. As well, Probitec has carried out several assessments of cooperation projects.

Ministry of Infrastructures, Transport and Telecommunications of Cape Verde: A study was carried out with Spanish funding on the modernisation of port infrastructures in the Mindelo port, related to cold storage capacity and operation of industrial fleets that use that port as a logistics base.

Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism in Spain: Probitec has prepared several project funding proposals using the FEV (Feasibility Studies Fund) and FAD (Development Aid Fund) funds, aimed towards the internationalisation of Spanish companies, having a good knowledge of the methodology and application process. Using those funds the company has carried out projects in Peru, Cape Verde, Algeria, and Mozambique.

OSPESCA: OSPESCA The Fisheries and Aquaculture Organisation of Central America is a reference in Latin America on joint management of fisheries and aquaculture resources. Probitec has been an advisor for OSPESCA fora. OSPESCA is an entity depending from the Central American Integration System

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OLDEPESCA: OLDEPESCA The Fisheries and Aquaculture Organisation of Latin America, based in Lima, is becoming established as an essential tool for all fishing countries and countries with potential for the development of aquaculture in Latin America. Probitec has a mandate to seek projects and international funding prospects for them, acting as consultants in this matter. Probitec has recently coordinated the project to create a protocol to improve de quality of hydrobiological products from artisanal fisheries and aquaculture in seven countries part of Oldepesca.

International Labour Organisation (ILO): The ILO is trying to get all countries associated with the organisation to implement the 188 Work in Fishing Convention. In Spain, Probitec has completed a report on the 188 Convention in Spain, as well as presented at an international seminar on working conditions aboard fishing vessels.

PEW Environmental Trust: Trust A USA environmental organisation with an ever increasing presence in Europe. Among others, PEW is the promoter and primary funder of the OCEAN2012, Seas at Risk and Shark Alliance platforms. Probitec has worked for PEW on an assessment of public financing for European fleets and the connection to illegal fishing activities.

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC): The CSIC in the main research institution in Spain, comprising all scientific disciplines. Probitec has participated in scientific collaborations with different institutes of the CSIC such as the National Museum of Natural Science and the Blanes Advanced Studies Centre on marine protected areas projects, and the implementation in Spain of international policies on the conservation of marine habitats and species.

Tragsatec: Tragsatec A public company with a large number of projects related to fisheries and the marine environment. Probitec has worked for Tragsatec on the evaluation of the costs of implementing the Natura 2000 Network in the marine environment.

WWF Spain: Spain Reference NGO in Spain due to its commitment to environmental conservation. Since 1988, we have collaborated with WWF in the design and implementation of its marine strategy. Probitec has worked for WWF on numerous national and international consulting projects on fisheries and the marine environment; worth noting are the identification of a network of Marine Protect-

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ed Areas in Spain, from which emerged the project Life + INDEMARES. ∗

IntecsaIntecsa-Inarsa (SNC(SNC-Lavalin): Spanish engineering company with a great deal of experience in port related issues. As a joint venture with this company, Probitec has carried out an analysis of 45 artisan fishing docks in Peru for the Viceministry of Environment. As well, Probitec has been part of several different proposals prepared by Intecsa-Inarsa, among which we may note the sonar mapping of different coastal regions in the Mediterranean and Canary Islands.

Central America Commission for Environment and Development: Development This is the organisation dedicated to environmental conservation of the Central American Integration System. The Commission is funded by different international donors among which is the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development: Probitec has worked for the commission to identify a line of action Araucaria XXI in the Gulf of Fonseca, leading to the current project known as “Corredor del Mangle” (Mangle Corridor).

TypsaTypsa-Tecnoma: Tecnoma Spanish group of companies with whom Probitec frequently collaborates in environmental projects both land based and marine based. In this line we may note the preparation of a environmental impact study of the construction project design for a marina in Cartagena.

Interatún: Interatún Tuna inter-professional organisation, set up by the tuna vessel ship owning companies and the tuna canning companies in Spain. Probitec developed for Interatun a project to improve the competitiveness of the tuna sector in Europe.

CEPESCA: CEPESCA The Spanish Fishing Confederation comprises the main fishing vessel ship owner associations in Spain. Probitec has been an advisor to CEPESCA, preparing competitiveness studies of the bottom trawling and longline fishing fleets. Additionally, experimental fishing campaigns have been designed for associates of Cepesca.

Fishing Company Clusters in Third Countries: Countries The CEPPT is a business initiative of Spanish ship owners with fishing interests in other countries, particularly in Africa and Latin America. Probitec has worked with the Cluster providing technical assistance on the health situation of several different African countries and the adaptation of EU policy to export fishing products to Europe.

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European Commission: Commission Through different PHARE programmes funded by the European Union to facilitate the adaptation of fishing policies of countries undergoing the integration process.

CH2MHill: CH2MHill Consulting company with whom Probitec carried out several environmental impact studies on REPSOL/YPF oil exploration activities in Mediterranean and Atlantic waters.

Department: The entity managCanary Islands Regional Government, Fisheries Department ing fishing activity in the Canary Islands region commissioned the services of Probitec to carry out several different audits on the eligibility for structural funds for fishing (IFOP) of the applications submitted related to fishing and aquaculture activities.

Other clients of Probitec’s: Probitec s:

CBDCBD-Habitat Foundation: Foundation A foundation with fishing projects in Mauritania

China National Fishing Company: Company A fishing vessel shipowning company

CONFREMAR: CONFREMAR Company involved in the manufacture and distribution of frozen fishing products

TECNOCEAN: TECNOCEAN Oceanographic studies company

EPTISA: EPTISA Generalist consulting company for whom Probitec has prepared several different proposals and studies

INCAMAR seafood: seafood Fishing products production and commercialisation company in Peru

Fomento al Desarrollo: Desarrollo Spanish company involved in the promotion of projects abroad

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PROING Ingeniería: Ingeniería Company specialised in the design and construction of refrigeration and food processing infrastructures

Ramón Vizcaíno Group: Group Company specialised in the design and construction of refrigeration infrastructures

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Platforms and Collaborating Entities

Probitec belongs to the following platforms related to fishing, aquaculture and marine environment: ∗

Fishing and Aquaculture Technological Platform of Spain (PTEPA): (PTEPA) The platform is a meeting point for all agents in the science-technology-business system and the public administrations, where each of them has an essential role in the preparation and realization of recommendations related to actions and activities of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the R+D+innovation fields. Oceans Research Association (AIMARES): (AIMARES) AIMARES is a non-profit association created to promote knowledge, protect, develop and promote the marine environment and related activities. Connected: Connected Association of development consultancy firms

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Main references

FISHERIES, AQUACULTURE AND MARINE ENVIRONMENT 1997 ∗

Guide on the main fisheries and aquaculture species of commercial interest in Spain. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

1999 ∗

Analysis of cost-effectiveness of the fishing fleet that operates under international fishing agreements. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Technical Assistance to teach courses in the Canary Islands Region for the dissemination, implementation and consolidation of the commercial link of Royal Decree 331/1999 on the normalisation and classification of fresh, refrigerated and cooked fisheries products. Regulation and Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM). Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

2000 ∗

Implementation of a label for fisheries products originating from marine reserves: implementation in the case of the Columbretes Islands. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

2001 ∗

Analysis of the evolution of foreign fisheries trade, both within and outside the EU in Spain, during the period 1986-2000. Future prospects. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Analysis and evolution of fisheries products imports from public-private partnerships during the period 1986-2000. Integration of public-private partnerships in commercialisation schemes. Future prospects. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

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Exploration of the possibilities to form public-private partnerships in the Republic of Yemen. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Study on pelagic fisheries large fleets. Impact on fisheries agreements and the world fishmeal market. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

2002 ∗

Technical assistance for the implementation of a system to improve quality on land of fishing products in specific first points of sale. Novotec/Regulation and Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture

Products (FROM). Ministry of

Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. ∗

Analysis of the acquisition of fishing vessels with Spanish flag and fishing potential in Western Africa. China National Fisheries Corporation.

Study on the recent evolution of the Argentinean fishing grounds and the consequences for the activity of Spanish fishing fleets. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Study on the situation and prospects for the aquaculture sector in Algeria and design of a marine aquaculture pilot research centre in Bou Ismail. People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria – Spanish Agency for International Cooperation

Identification of artisan fishing and aquaculture projects for Guatemala and Belize. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Study on the eligibility of costs and economic feasibility of investments co-financed by IFOP within the scope of the fleet (Las Palmas). Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

Study on the eligibility of costs and economic feasibility of investments co-financed by IFOP within the scope of the fleet (Tenerife). Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

Study on the eligibility of costs and economic feasibility of co-financed investments in aquaculture (in partnership). ETI / Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

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2003 ∗

Assessment of artisan fishing in the Colombian Caribbean Sea. Issues and development potential. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Study on the development potential of the Spanish fleet fishing for black hake in African waters: current issues and solutions for the future. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Monitoring of the Activity of the Fleets operating in the Atlantic African Coast, in the area located between Ivory Coast and Morocco. WWF-Adena.

Aquaculture census and coastal management in Tacna and Moquegua (Peru). Spanish Agency for International Cooperation. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Analysis of IFOP eligibility of marine aquaculture. Canary Islands Regional Government, Fisheries Department.

Technical assistance to support the Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM) in the monitoring of pilot projects in the year 20032004. FROM – Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. ∗

Implementation of quality improvement systems for productivity on board fishing vessels.

Implementation of quality improvement systems in specific first points of sale for fisheries products.

Implementation of a Commercial Communications Network between certain points of sale: INFOPES.

2004 ∗

Analysis of IFOP eligibility of marine aquaculture. Characterisation of costs. Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food. Regional Government of the Canary Islands.

Study on the opportunities for investment in the fishing sector in Mauritania. Possibilities for integration of the fleet operating under the EU/Mauritania agreement. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

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Natural characterisation of the sea bottom located opposite the main pier of the fishing port of Aguilas (Murcia). TECNOCEAN S.L./ Public Works Department, Regional Government of Murcia.

Pilot project to improve the quality of marine aquaculture products. In collaboration with Deployment S.L. for the Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Technical assistance to prepare an analysis of the policies regulating professional diving and boating associated with aquaculture facilities. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Benefit-cost analysis of tuna fishing agreements signed by the European Union with coastal African countries. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Benefit-cost analysis of the European Union/Mauritania Fishing Agreement. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Benefit-cost analysis of the European Union/Angola Fishing Agreement. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Study on the use of environmental labelling on tuna cans and packaged tuna products in Spain. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Drafting of the Technical terms and conditions for the preparation of a National Inventory of Habitats and Marine Taxa for the Habitats Directive and the Barcelona and OSPAR Conventions. Biodiversity Directorate General, Ministry of Environment.

2005 ∗

Preparation of a report on the fishing sector and technology and innovation policy. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Presentation and dissemination to small and medium sized companies working in the marine sector in Spain and their associations of the characteristics, particularities, advantages,

drawbacks,

and

costs

of

Mutual

Guarantee

Societies,

and

acknowledgement of the degree of acceptance that a sector specific Mutual Guarantee Society may have among such businesses. INNOVAMAR Foundation.

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Analysis of the cost differential in tuna capture processes and transformations among Spanish and foreign (from outside the EU) tuna fishing vessels and processing plants. INTERATUN.

Study on the health and safety issues of ship owning companies belonging to a cluster of fishing companies in third countries. Fishing Company Clusters in Third Countries (CEPPT).

Consulting project on the formulation of a experimental longline fishing campaign with two vessels in Pacific Ocean waters. TUSAPESCA S.A.

Study on the current situation of the fishing sector in each of the Mediterranean countries. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Analysis of IFOP eligibility of marine aquaculture. Characterisation of costs. Canary Islands Regional Government, Fisheries Department. Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food.

2006 ∗

Monitoring and control of Atlantic Ocean fisheries based in Montevideo (Uruguay). 2006-2007. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Study on the health and safety issues of ship owning companies belonging to a cluster of fishing companies in third countries. EPPT Cluster

Members of the international consortium Globalfisheries 2002, qualified to carry out the projects "Strengthening Fishery Products Health Conditions in ACP/OCT countries. LOT 1: Studies and artisanal Fisheries support"

Preparation of working documents related to the Analysis of the Integration of Horizontal Principles in the European Fisheries Fund. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Technical assistance to monitor and control tuna fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean, based in Dakar, Senegal. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Study on the supply and commercialisation of swordfish in Spain. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

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Study on the quality of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) captured using the almadraba technique of net fishing and the opportunities for commercialisation in European markets. Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Pilot project: ”Design and Verification of Structural Technical Improvements of the almadraba technique of net fishing on the Spanish Coast”. Market Organisation of Marine Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (FROM), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

2007 ∗

“Identification of Potential for Improvement of Infrastructures and Equipment in Puerto de Mindelo, Island of St. Vincent”. Ministry of Infrastructures of Cape Verde – ENAPOR.

“Estimation of direct costs of management of the marine Natura 2000 Network in Spain from a proposal for marine protected areas for their inclusion in the network”, for Tragsatec.

“Identification of the Potential for Improvement of Infrastructures and Equipment in Artisan Fishing docks on the coast of Peru” financed through the FEV (Feasibility Studies Fund) of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism of Spain and carried out by Intecsa-Inarsa in collaboration with Estudios biologicos s.l.

Analysis of mechanisms of investment and development of the Spanish fishing sector in Peru. Secretariat General for Marine Fisheries. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.

Competitiveness study of the fishing fleets with Spanish flag that fish outside community waters compared with vessels from third countries. CEPESCA (Spanish Confederation of Fishing Associations).

2008 ∗

Selection and Identification of Possibilities for Improvement of Infrastructures and Equipment of the Future “Fishing Reference Centre” in Algeria. MERCASA National Company.

Advanced Seminar on the “Use of Biotechnology as a tool for socioeconomic development and sustainable management, and the conservation of genetic resources”. Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development (AECID) and Ministry of Science and Technology (Mozambique).

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Preparation of a “Guide for Responsible Fish Consumption in Spain”. WWF-Spain.

Preparation of the Terms of Reference of the FAD (Development Aid Fund) project on the Identification of Potential for Improvement of Infrastructures and Equipment in Puerto de Mindelo, Island of St. Vincent”. Ministry of Infrastructures of Cape Verde ENAPOR.

2009 ∗

Establishment of guidelines to promote the sustainable development of aquaculture in the Mediterranean, in relation to continental aquaculture and diversification of aquaculture activities (marine and continental). Prepared for Tecnoma, for the Secretariat General for Marine Affairs.

Analysis of the opportunities for commercialisation in Europe of Peruvian fisheries products, in particular bivalve molluscs, cuttlefish and anchovy. INCAMAR seafood

Identification and formulation of a project to improve six artisan fishing docks on the Peruvian coast. Ministry of Production – Vice-ministry of Fisheries

Technical assistance to prepare training modules on sustainable fishing and marine biology for the fishing school of Noadibou.

CBD-Hábitat Foundation-ENEMP,

Mauritania ∗

Technical assistance to prepare a profile concerning Spain on the conditions of work in the fishing sector. International Labour Office (ILO)

Technical assistance to identify Spanish fishing vessels subsidised with European funds and accused of illegal fishing practices. PEW Environmental Trust

2010 ∗

Independent evaluation of the “Project for the Rational and Sustainable Development of the Fishing Sector" (INT07/16M/SPA) International Labour Organisation

Technical Assistance to create a Marine Biotechnology Institute in Mozambique. CPDScience

Policy Country Coordination for Spain to Reform the Common Fisheries Policy in Europe. PEW Environment Group

Evaluation of socioeconomic impact of the declaration of Marine Protected Areas. Action C3 of the Indemares project. WWF Spain-Biodiversity Foundation

Analytical and Advocacy work in Spain on CFP reform. WWF European Policy Office.

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2011 ∗

Preparation of a protocol to improve the quality and sanitary conditions of products from artisanal fisheries in seven Latin American countries. Done by PROBITEC for the Latin American Organisation for Fisheries Development, with financing provided by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation

Support to artisanal fisheries, aquaculture and sustainable development of the environment in the Titicaca Lake (PROPESCA). Done by PROBITEC for OLDEPESCA (Latin American Organisation for Fisheries Development) Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation

Implementation of a course syllabus on sustainable fishing and marine biology at the Fisheries School in Dakhla. CBD-Habitat Foundation-Nature Initiative Association, Morocco

2012 ∗

Preliminary

evaluation

of

the

species

of

commercial

fisheries

interest

“Perico” (Coryphaena hippurus) in Peru as per the standards of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Done for Food Centification International Ltd. and WWF Peru ∗

Strategic assessment of Spanish cooperation in Angola in the sector of fisheries and aquaculture. Done by PROBITEC for the Angolan Institute of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture. Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation

Development of the project known as “Peruvian Mahi Mahi FIP Phase I” , a collaboration between Food Certification International Ltd and PROBITEC

2013 ∗

Mapping of international cooperation projects for development in the area of fisheries in West Africa. Done by PROBITEC for the European Union Long Distance Fleet regional Advisory Council (LDRAC)

Technical assistance to carry out an assessment of the FEP program (2007-2013) and analysis of strategies for the future for the extractive fisheries sector and the fisheries products commercialization and transformation sector. Done by PROBITEC for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, Regional Governement of Andalucia

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Development of the project known as “Peruvian Mahi Mahi FIP Phase II” , WWF– Peru and WWF-US

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