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EAEF
Economic assessement of European fisheries

There is much economic data on European fisheries. In view of the amount of information which is already available, and which will become available under the Regulation on Data Collection, it is essential to organise this data into a comprehensive database. This database will contain information at fleet segment level. The regulation specifies that all basic (individual) data will remain in the Member States in order to comply with the legislation on privacy. Attention will be also given to the definition of complementary research projects, which would further strengthen the results of the Concerted Action.

Objectives
The overall aim of the project is to integrate and analyse the economic information available on European fisheries in order to contribute to effective management of the fisheries.
The specific objectives are:
1) An Annual Economic Report (AER) on the economic performance of selected fleet segments will be elaborated and submitted for review by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF).
1.1 Continue report format established by the project FAIR CT97-3541
1.2 Expand to new fleet segments
1.3 Include information on Poland and other Baltic republics.

2) Annual Economic Interpretation of the ACFM Advice (EIAA) will be prepared and submitted for review by STECF.
2.1 Continue report format established by the project FAIR CT97-3541
2.2 Expand to new fleet segments
2.3 Improve methods for short-term and long-term forecasting.

3) Establish a database to organise, store and retrieve economic data on European fisheries.

Progress to Date
LEI has prepared the first outline of the database and presented it during the two meetings.
The report on Economic Interpretation of the ACFM Advice has been prepared by a group.

Results
The project has carried out all the activities as foreseen in the Plan of Work. Two main documents have been prepared:
1. Economic performance of selected European fishing fleets, Annual Report 2002,
2. Economic interpretation of the ACFM advice.

Both reports were submitted to STECF and discussed at length during its meeting in November 2002. The annual report has been particularly well received. About 650 copies of the AER have been distributed to national administrations, professional organisations, researchers and fisheries' journals.

Classified in FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

Scientist responsible for the project

Mr L.C. ZACHARIASSE
Burgemeester Patijn 19 Box 29703
2502 LS The Hague
Netherlands (The) - NL

Phone: +31 703358330
Fax: +31 703615624
E-mail: vinus.zachariasse@lei.wag-ur.nl

References

Project ID QLRT-2000-01502
Organisation LEI B.V.
Area 5.1.1
Start date 01 January 2002
Duration (months) 36
Total cost 1 460 000 €
Total EC contribution   1 460 000 €
Status Completed

The partners

  • STATENS JORDBRUGS- OG FISKERIOEKONOMISKEINSTITUT, Denmark - DK
    HF@SJFI.DK
  • LITHUANIAN INSTITUTE OF AGRARIANECONOMICS, Lithuania - LT
    ROMAS@LAEI.LT
  • IREPA ONLUS-ISTITUTO RICERCHE ECONOMICHE PESCA E ACQUACOLTURA, Italy - IT
    irepa@irepa.org
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