"The socio-economics of adaptation in EU fisheries:
Lessons from the new Common Fisheries Policy and beyond..."

25th-27th April 2017 - Dublin Castle

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EAFE 2017
Keynote speakers
The XXIIIrd Conference of the European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE) will be held at Dublin Castle from the 25th to 27th April 2017.  
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.The conference will contain a number of special sessions focussing on ‘the bioeconomics of gear selectivity adaptation and the Landing Obligation’, ‘the effectiveness of the EMFF’, ‘the valuation of European small-scale fisheries’, ‘the need for integrated advice and transdisciplinarity’ and ‘progress on the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation’. Abstracts are invited from all interested parties in Europe and further afield for all special sessions and general themes.  

Keynote Speakers

Day 1: TBA Day 2: Professor Daniel Bromley on the topic of ‘options for access to—and sustainability of—fish stocks’ Day 3:   Professor Ragnar Arnason on the topic of ‘fishing rights’  

Scientific Committee

Richard Curtin, Emmet Jackson (Bord Iascaigh Mhara), Leyre Goti (Thunen Institute of Sea Fisheries), Bertrand Le Gallic (Université de Bretagne Occidentale), Raul Prellezo (AZTI-Tecnalia), Maria Cozzolino (NISEA)    

Organising Committee

Emmet Jackson, Richard Curtin, Deirdre Moore, Michael Keatinge, Kathy Cullimore.   Please visit the conference website for registration details: www.bim.ie/eafe For more information contact us at eafe@bim.ie

We invite abstracts for papers on the following topics:

- Implementation of the CFP (Quota management in mixed fisheries - assessing value of the quota and fleet-fishery dependence; Impact assessment of management plans; Incorporating stakeholders in fisheries management)

- Access to fisheries and the right to fish; Internationalization of quotas and fishing fleet 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 fisheries: contributions from qualitative research to improve economic policy uptake and impact

- Role of small-scale fisheries: examples of innovation, adaptation and participation

- 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

- Economics of climate change in fisheries

- Economic Indicators for sustainability monitoring; Economic data collection, new data needs, alternative tools and best practices for collecting more updated economic data

- BREXIT: current and future challenges for the European fisheries policies

Daniel W. Bromley

Daniel W. Bromley is Anderson-Bascom Professor of applied economics (Emeritus) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Between 2009 and 2013 he was an Adjunct Professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is listed in Who's Who in Economics. He is a Fellow of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. In 2012 he received the Reimar Lüst Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. He recently received the Veblen-Commons Award from the Association for Evolutionary Economics. He has been the editor of the journal LAND ECONOMICS since 1974.

He has served on the Ocean Studies Board of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and participated in four separate studies conducted by the Academy's National Research Council. He was a member of the Academy's special panel on America's Climate Choices. He has been a fisheries advisor to the State of Alaska, and to the Swedish Parliament. He served for 3 years as the founding Chair of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee on Marine Protected Areas. Professor Bromley has worked and lectured in over 25 countries. He was an economic advisor to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in the latter stages of the civil war in Sudan. More recently he designed and supervised the development of an economic recovery strategy in Iraq. Most recently, he has served as an advisor to the Government of the Faroe Islands on reform of fisheries policy.

Professor Bromley has written almost 100 journals articles, over 60 book chapters, and written or edited 15 books, including: (1) Economic Interests and Institutions: Conceptual Foundations of Public Policy; (2) Environment and Economy: Property Rights and Public Policy; (3) The Handbook of Environmental Economics; (4) Economics, Ethics, and Environmental Policy; (5) Institutions and the Environment; and (6) Sufficient Reason: Volitional Pragmatism and the Meaning of Economic Institutions. His latest book, written with Juha Hiedanpää, is entitled Environmental Heresies: The Quest for Reasonable (Palgrave/Macmillan).


Ragnar Arnason

Ragnar Arnason is a professor of fisheries economics at the University of Iceland. Having received a M.Sc. degree in mathematical economics and econometrics from the London School of Economics in 1977, he was awarded a Ph.D degree in of natural resource economics from the University of British Columbia in 1984.

Since becoming a professor in 1988, Arnason has primarily conducted his research in the area fisheries economics and fisheries management where he has a publication record of over 170 scientific articles and several books. In recent years, his research has primarily been in fisheries enforcement, fisheries rents, community fisheries management and the evolution of global fisheries and fisheries management. Among other things, he was one of three authors of the World Bank/FAO study the Sunken Billions (2009) and is currently engaged in the update of this global assessment of fisheries.

Professor Arnason has been a visiting scholar in a number of universities and research institutes in America and Europe. He has participated in many international research projects including six major European Union research projects and several Nordic and North American ones. He has been on the board of several business enterprises and is currently on the board of the Central Bank of Iceland. He has served on the board of IIFET (the International Institute of Fisheries and Trade) and was the chairman of the Institute of Economic Studies at the University of Iceland for over two decades.

Professor Arnason has advised the Icelandic government extensively on fisheries and other matters and was instrumental in developing the country's ITQ system in the 1980s. He has also provided advice on fisheries management and environmental issues to the governments of several countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia in a private capacity or working for the World Bank, FAO, United Nations University Fisheries Training Programme, ICEIDA and the Nordic Investment Bank.



Juan Aga NOAA Fisheries Service, USA
Sveinn Agnarsson University of Iceland
Antonio Alvarez University of Oviedo, Spain
Ragnar Arnason University of Iceland
Robert Arthur MRAG Ltd
Chiara Bacci DG MARE
Hugo Ballesteros Santiago de Compostela University, Spain
Tobias Belschner Thünen–Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany
Eckhard Bethke Thünen–Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany
Johan Blomquist Swedish University of Agricultural Science
Daniel Bromley University of Wisconsin-Madison
Julia Bronnmann University of Kiel, Germany
Daragh Browne BIM
Arnar Buason School of Economics and Business, Norway
Brian Burke Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland
Salih Burma The Arctic University of Norway
Kieran Calnan BIM Chairman
Angel Calvo DG MARE
Rod Cappell Poseidon, UK
Itsaso Carmona Igartua AZTI, Spain
Griffin Carpenter New Economics Foundation, UK
Natacha Carvalho European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Manuel Coelho University of Lisbon, Portugal
Ronan Cosgrove BIM
JOANNA COUSINOU Univ Brest, Ifremer
Maria Cozzolino NISEA, Italy
Keith Criddle University of Alaska, USA
Alex Crowley Chairman, National Inshore Fisheries Forum's (NIFF)
Richard Curtin BIM
Fabienne DAURES IUEM, France
Barrie  Deas National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations
Bill Deasy BIM Board Member
Hazel Dobbyn BIM
Paul Dolder Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland
Richard Donnely BIM
Mona Dverdal Jansen Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Hans Ellefsen FISK,  Faore Islands
José Luis Fernández Sánchez University of Cantabria, Spain
Yvonne Feucht Thünen-Institute of Market Analysis, Germany
Mike Fitzpatrick Irish Obersver Network Ltd.
Naomi Foley Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUIG, Ireland
Katia Frangoudes Univ Brest, Ifremer
Halley Froehlich University of California, USA
Joanne Gaffney BIM
Jerry Gallagher National Inshore Fisheries Forum's (NIFF)
Sanmitra Gokhale Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Benoit Guerin Independent Consultant & Fisherman
Jordi Guillen European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
Cecilia Hammarlund Lunds universitet, Sweden
Stephen Hynes Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUIG, Ireland
Emmet Jackson BIM
Estelle Jones Marine Analytical Unit, Scottish Government
Michael Keatinge BIM
Arne Kinds Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), Belgium
Olafur Klemensson Central Bank of Iceland, Iceland
Melina Kourantidou University of Southern Denmark
Eleanor Kowalska ONeil University of Plymouth, UK
Tin-Yu Lai University of Helsinki, Finland
Avdelas Lamprakis Alexander Technical Educational Institution of Thessaloniki
Tobias Lasner Thünen-Institute of Fisheries Ecology, Germany
Pascal Le Floc'h Université de Brest, France
Bertrand Le Gallic University of Brest
Dominique Levieil DG MARE
Ignacio Llorente University of Cantabria, Spain
RUI LOPES University Évora, Portugal
Claire Macher Ifremer, Univ Brest, France
Fabio Madau University of Sassari, Italy
Giulio Malorgio University of Bologna, Italy
Ian Mannix BIM
Simon Mardle Fishor Consulting, Portsmouth, UK
Estelle Masson University of Brest
Thorolfur Matthiasson The University of Iceland
Noel Mc Donagh FLAGs
Matthew McHugh BIM
Gill Mills Inshore Ireland
Coilin  Minto Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), Ireland
Dee Moore BIM
Marta Moran-Quintana Seafish
Arina Motova Seafish
Luca Mulazzani University of Bologna, Italy
Victoria Munoz Garnica Cecoforma
Adam Mytlewski National Marine Fisheries Research Inst., Poland
Fran Nikolian DG MARE
Myriam Nourry University of Brest
Thomas Nyrud Nofima
Sinead O'Brien BIM
Sean O'Donoghue Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation
Matin Oliver BIM
Leonidas Papaharisis Alexander Technical Educational Institution of Thessaloniki
Debbi Pedreschi Marine Institute Ireland
Miguel Peña-Castellot DG MARE
Dario Pinello NISEA, Italy
André Pires University of Lisbon, Portugal
Claudio Pirrone University of Brest
Cristina Pita CESAM, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Pietro Pulina University of Sassari, Italy
Margaret Rae Marine Institute Ireland
Magdalena Raftowicz-Filipkiewcz National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Poland
Philip Rodgers University of Lincoln, UK
Gonzalo Rodríguez Rodríguez University of Santiago de Compostela
Conceincao Santos Ministry of Agriculture and the Sea, Portugal
Daniel Skerrit MRAG Ltd, UK
Kolbrún Sveinsdóttir MATIS ohf, Iceland
Klaas Sys Ghent University, Belgium
Lourdes Trujillo Universidad de Las Palnas de Gran Canaria
Sezgin Tunca University of Helsinki, Finland
Mustafa Selcuk Uzmanoglu Marmara University Vocational School of Technical
Gerard  van Balsfoort President, Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association
Gilles van de Walle FARNET Support Unit
Hans van Oostenbrugge Wageningen Economic Research, The Netherlands
Suzanne van Osch Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU), NUIG, Ireland
Sara Vandamme NWWAC Secretariat
Christophe Vande Weyer DG MARE
Amaya Vega SEMRU, NUIG
Jarno Virtanen Natural Resources Institute Finland
Svjetlana Visnic
Staffan Waldo Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Maeve White DAFM
Michael Cavanagh Killybegs Fishermen's Organisation