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Fishery regulation and the economic responses of fishermen: perceptions and compliance

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-01405
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-04-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 1,107,418 EUR
EC Contribution: 875,030 EUR
Scientific Officer: Dominique LEVIEIL
Research topic: 5.4. Support for common policies (Common Agricultural/Fisheries Policy)

Abstract:
The project will develop and employ a methodology to investigate fishermen's responses, both 'psychical' and behavioural, to fishery regulations. The response of fishermen will be investigated in six fisheries in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean. Using econometric analysis, empirical models will be estimated to derive predictive relationships between types of regulation and their mode of implementation and the response of fishermen including, most importantly, their compliance behaviour. The aim is to inform the development of fisheries management instruments and governance structures in order to improve compliance levels and the effectiveness of management.

Objectives:
The objective of the project is to develop a better understanding of the way in which fishermen respond to regulations. This includes their knowledge of regulations, their perceptions of the economic implications of regulations, normative and other ‘psychic’ responses to regulations (such as judgements about the ‘rightness’ of compliance and the perceived legitimacy of the regulations), their perceptions of the attitudes of fellow fishermen to the regulations, and how these factors affect their behaviour, in particular their compliance with the regulations.


Coordinator
Aaron HATCHER
University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 23 9284 4230
Fax: +44 23 9284 4037
E-mail: aaron.hatcher@port.ac.uk


Partners
  Stephen CUNNINGHAM
Institut du développement durable et des ressources
Montpellier
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 4 67047545
Fax: +33 4 67047549
E-mail: sc.iddra@agropolis.fr
  Vincenzo PLACENTI
Istituto Ricerche Economiche per la Pesca l'Aquaco
Salerno
ITALY
Tel.: +39 089338978
Fax: +39 089330835
E-mail: irepa@irepa.org
  Jean BONCOEUR
Université de Bretagne Occidentale
Brest
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 2 98016040
Fax: +33 2 98016935
E-mail: president@univ-brest.fr
  Joan Lluis ALEGRET
Universitat de Girona
Girona
SPAIN
Tel.: +32 972 418101
Fax: +32 972 418230
E-mail: alegret@skywalker.udg.es
  Manuel VARELA-LAFUENTE
Universidade de Vigo
Vigo
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 986812513
Fax: +34 986812401
E-mail: mmvarela@uvigo.es