Fisheries Science Partnership
The Fisheries Science Partnership (FSP) is a government-funded
initiative which began in 2003. Its aim is to encourage fishermen
and scientists to work in partnership.
Due to the national and international success of the programme,
money has been pledged until at least 31 March 2015 to continue
developing this close relationship.
The main aims of the FSP are to:
- provide information from commercial fishing catches on key
stocks to supplement data sources traditionally used
in assessments for the International Council of the
Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
- address fishermen's own concerns about scientific
assessments, or stocks not currently assessed
- investigate innovative scientific methods and/or more
selective/environmentally friendly fishing methods
- support the work of Regional Advisory Councils.
Eligible projects must meet one of these objectives, plus be
practical and able to deliver a real solution.
Seeking project ideas for 2014/15
The call for seeking new project ideas for the 2014/15 FSP
programme is now closed.
Defra are now considering options for the next financial year
(2014/15) and those ideas submitted for the 14/15 FSP programme are
now being evaluated. Project ideas which are confirmed as suitable
will then be subject to a competitive tender process with the
projects Invitation to Tender being published on this website.
Invitation to Tender documents will be available for downloading
from this website along with copies of draft contract and terms and
conditions, they can also be obtained from the address below.
Please note that there are strict deadlines for tender
Details about tender invitations, contracts and terms and
conditions, as well as general information about
turning project ideas into viable projects, can be
FSP Contract Office
Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 0HT UK
Tel: +44 (0)1502 527706