Forging sustainability

COCKLES - Co-Operation for Restoring Cockle Shelfisheries and its Ecosystem Services in the Atlantic Area
Coordinator - Rosa Fernandez
CESAM Responsible researcher - Rosa L. Freitas
Programme - Interreg Atlantic Area
Execution dates - 2017-10-01 - 2021-02-01 (40 Months)
Funding Entity - European Regional Development Fund, European Union
Funding for CESAM - 304372.04 €
Total Funding - 3613017.54 €
Proponent Institution - Centro Tecnológico del Mar, Fundación CETMAR
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, I.P
Universidade de Aveiro
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Consellería do Mar, Xunta de Galicia, Spain
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Universite de Bordeux, France
University College Cork, Ireland
Bangor University, UK
NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Bangor, UK
Groupe d'Etude des Milieux Estuariens et Littoraux, France
Université de Caen Normandie, France

Cockles provide a wealth of services to coastal communities in the Atlantic Area (AA). COCKLES will restore production and the services provided by this emblematic resource, threatened by disease outbreaks and suboptimal management. Developing aquaculture, resistant strains and recovering natural stocks, optimizing management and upskilling stakeholders will aid recovering resources, increase the understanding of ecosystem services & contribute to the GES and boost coastal economies of AA.

Members on this project
Amadeu Soares
Etelvina Figueira
Fernando Morgado
Rosa L. Freitas

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