SOCIOEC - Socio economic effects of management measures of the future Common Fisheries Policy (CPF)
Sponsor: EU-FP7 Collaborative Project
Duration: March 2012 - March 2015
Project staff: Dr. Aaron Hatcher
Abstract: SOCIOEC is an interdisciplinary, European wide project bringing together scientists from several fisheries sciences with industry partners and other key stakeholders to work in an integrated way on solutions for the future fisheries management that can be implemented at regional level. The central concept is to provide a mechanism for developing measures that are consistent with the overarching sustainability objectives of the EU, and can provide consensus across all stakeholders. The first step will be to develop a coherent and consistent set of management objectives, which will address ecological; economic and social sustainable targets. The objectives should be consistent with the aims of the CFP,MSFD and other EU objectives.
The second step will be to analyse the incentives for compliance provided by these measures. In particular the fisher’s responses and perceptions, based on historical analysis as well as direct consultation and interviews. This project will also examine how the governance can be changed to facilitate self-and co-management to ensure fisher buy-in to management measures. Finally the project will examine the impacts of the management measures that emerge from this process, particularly in terms of their economic and social impacts.
For further details contact Dr Aaron Hatcher