ECOSAFIMED - Biodiversity Foundation


Organization: ECOSAFIMED - Biodiversity Foundation

Country: Spain

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The "Ecosystem conservation and sustainable artisanal fisheries in the Mediterranean basin (ECOSAFIMED)" project is part of the European Programme ENPI Mediterranean Basin (ENPI CBC MED 2007-2013) and its aim is to contribute to establish management guidelines based on sound scientific evidences to sustain an artisanal fishing industry in areas preserved from the trawling pressure ensuring the maintenance of acceptable practices compatible with the good environmental status of the benthic communities in the Mediterranean basin.

The project will be implemented by four public entities representing the public administration and the scientific sectors from three Mediterranean countries, Italy, Tunisia and Spain. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain, through the Biodiversity Foundation is coordinating the initiative. The other partners are the Spanish Research Council - Institute of Marine Sciences (Spain), the University of Genoa (Italy) and the National Institute of Marine Sciences and Technologies - INSTM (Tunisia).

The ECOSAFIMED project total budget is 1,91 million € and it is financed, for an amount of 1,57 million Euro (81 %), by the European Union (ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme) through the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument.

The implementation period of the project is from 30th December 2013 till 31st December 2015.


Legal Representative

Name and Surname: Sonia Castaneda Rial


Telephone: +34 91 121 09 20

 Fax: +34 91 121 09 39 


1st contact person

Name and Surname: Victor Gutierrez



2nd contact person

Name and Surname: Maria Victoria Gonzalez



3rd contact person

Name and Surname: Paloma Pacheco








This website has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union under the ENPI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of the Sapienza University of Rome and GREAT Med partners and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union or of the Programme’s management structures.