What is EAFE?

Founded in 1989, EAFE is an independent association of economists working in fisheries, including the catching, aquaculture and on-shore sectors, in Europe. EAFE is registered in France under the Law of 1901.

The Objectives of EAFE:

  • To promote co-operation in economic research in fisheries and aquaculture
  • To assist in the dissemination of information about fisheries economics among members
  • To undertake any activity deemed appropriate to further the understanding of fisheries economics
  • To serve as a channel of communication with other interested bodies

Membership of EAFE

Membership of EAFE is obtained simply by completing a membership form and on payment of the subscription.
Membership is open to any economist working in fisheries in academia, the industry, or the public sector, from or working in Europe.
Associate membership is available to non-economists from Europe and to economists outside Europe working in fisheries.
Corporate membership is available to institutions and representative groups in Europe with an interest in fisheries and fisheries economics research. For further information click on join EAFE.

The Structure of EAFE

The day-to-day running of EAFE is undertaken by a Bureau of five Officers – the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Rapporteur.

Funding of EAFE

EAFE was initially established with the encouragement of the European Commission but is entirely self-funded by membership subscriptions. Two auditors check the EAFE financial statements and prepare a report for each General Meeting. The audited accounts are presented to the AGM each year.