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This report is the detailed description of the current state of affairs in each FarFish case study (CS). It also adresses potential improvements by suggesting case study specific objectives. The MP0 will be a significant chapter in the management plan invitation to be sent to the operators, after the dialogue process including authorities and operators. MP0 describes the current status in the fishery in question and is the background for the development of the MP1 (the tailor-made good practice recommendation). MP0s focus on the current state of affairs, the main problems faced and form the basis for the suggested case study (CS) objectives. In advance of the project meeting in November 2017, a common template was designed to collect and compile data from the different CSs. Most of the CS leaders were present at the meeting and provided useful information. After some minor revisions of the template, the MP0s were prepared in collaboration with the CS leaders and FarFish partners. The MP0sinclude suggestionsfor Responsive Fisheries Management System (RFMS) agencies (authorities, operators) and comprehensive contact information for relevant stakeholders. Further, the MP0 compile the available information on the current state of the fisheries, geographical and biological boundaries, management, assessment, preliminary value chain information, the identified challenges, the suggested CS objectives and potential improvements made by FarFish. The potential for improvement using new or existing approaches/tools are suggested for all CSs, although preliminary as a thorough examination of data availability and quality is required. In two CSs with sustainable fisheries partnership agreements (SFPA), where several species are targeted by different fleets, the development of a CS specific MP0 covering all the target species was considered unattainable. Consequently the CS leaders asked to prioritize which fishery to address in the MP0 based on their challenges. Hence, the MP0s focus on the following fisheries in the CS; mixed fishery in the South East Atlantic (FAO 47), mixed fishery in the South West Atlantic (FAO 41), the tuna fishery in Cape Verde (SFPA), the black hake fishery in Senegal (SFPA), the shrimp fishery in Mauritania (SFPA) and the tuna fishery in Seychelles (SFPA). The identified challenges in these fisheries and the suggested CS objectives are relevant for the upcoming identification of indicators and outcome targets (OT), which is the next step in the RFMS process.