Cooperation Maritime is a non-profit organisation under the French Act of 1901, acting as the umbrella organisation for France’s fishing cooperative movement. Its purpose is to support and foster sustainable small-scale fishing. It defends the industry’s interests as a member of the following bodies: France Agrimer ; France Filière Pêche ; National Deep-Sea Fishing and Fish Farming Committee (CNPMEM) ; Crédit Maritime/BP ; Cluster Maritime Français ; Conseil Supérieur de la Coopération; Institut de Développement de l’Economie Sociale ; Coop FR ; Institut Maritime de Prévention ; OCAPIAT and CGPME.
PECHPROPRE was a project to assess the financial and technical feasibility of setting up a voluntary, nationwide, sustainable management system for used fishing gear.
The PASAMER project aimed to adapt automatic longlines for catching sea scabbard and hake in way that promoted more selective, less energy-intensive fishing, potentially reducing its impact on the seabed.
The SOIP project involved harnessing innovative sensors and digital simulations to reduce the energy consumption of on-board fishing gear (without increasing fishing capacity).