Hosted by the Fisheries Economics Group of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, the conference is intended to provide a forum for the dissemination of recent advances in capture fisheries and aquaculture economics and management to promote discussion amongst researchers, managers, policy makers and other stakeholders in the fisheries sector.
The conference intends to assess the socio-economic impact of the initial introduction of management measures from the most recent Common Fishery Policy (CFP) in order to find examples of best-practice in adapting to the new institutional setting within EU fisheries.
Day 1: An introductory Keynote Speaker (to be announced) will be followed by a special session on subsidies sponsored by the European Commission.
Day 2: The Keynote Speaker is Professor Daniel Bromley on the topic of ‘options for access to—and sustainability of—fish stocks’.
Day 3: The Keynote Speaker is Professor Ragnar Arnason on the topic of ‘fishing rights’.
The XXIII EAFE Conference aims to contribute to the EAFE objectives, which are:
- to promote cooperation in research in fisheries and aquaculture;
- to assist in the dissemination of information about fisheries economics among members; and
- to further understanding of the economics of fisheries and aquaculture.
The specific themes of the XXIII Conference are:
- Implementation of the CFP (Bioeconomic modelling of the CFP Landing Obligation; The economics of gear selectivity adaptation; Quota management in mixed fisheries – assessing value of the quota and fleet-fishery dependence; Impact assessment of management plans; Incorporating stakeholders in fisheries management, Socio-economic impact of the EFF and potential of EMFF)
- Access to fisheries and the right to fish; Internationalization of quotas and fishing fleets ownership
- Fishermen’s behaviour, economic entrepreneurship in a changing environment
- Incentives under a new technical measures framework: regionalisation and results based management
- Social dimension of fishery and role of small scale fishery
- Markets and marketing of fish products; Market benefits from eco-labelling/certification
- Aquaculture: Best practices in management and commercialization; Costs and benefits of aquaculture regulations in Europe
- Economic Indicators for sustainability monitoring; Economic data collection, new data needs, best practices alternative tools for collecting more updated economic data and cost-benefit analysis of new data.