Founded in 1989, EAFE is
an independent association of economists working in fisheries, including
the catching, aquaculture and on-shore sectors, in the member states
of the European Economic Area (EEA). EAFE is registered in France under
the Law of 1901.
The Objectives of EAFE
in research in fisheries and aquaculture,
assisting the dissemination
of information about fisheries economics among members,
of the economics of fisheries and aquaculture
Membership of EAFE
Membership of EAFE is obtained
simply by completing a membership form and on payment of the
Membership is open to any
economist working in fisheries in academia, the industry, or the public
sector, from or working in a member state of the EEA.
Associate membership is
available to non-economists from the EEA and to economists outside the
EEA working in fisheries.
Corporate membership is
available to institutions and representative groups in the EEA with
an interest in fisheries and fisheries economics research. For further
information click onto 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. The audited accounts are presented to the
AGM each year.
Activities of EAFE
The Annual Conference:
EAFE holds an Annual Conference in the Spring, each time in a different
member state of the EEA. The conference is open to members and
It is divided into theme sessions introduced by keynote speakers who have
made a significant contribution to fisheries economics and presentation
and discussion of papers relating to the topics by those attending. There
is also a session for papers outside the conference themes. There is another
for doctoral students to make short presentations on their research topics
and progress. For further information click onto conferences.
The Annual General Meeting:
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place during the Conference.
Workshops on various areas of interest are organised. These may be put
on by any member with the endorsement of the bureau. For example, there
is an annual bioeconomic modelling workshop. The purpose of the workshops
is to enable members to discuss ongoing research.
Areas of importance may be considered by standing or ad hoc
The Advisory Committee of EAFE has been established the 30th October
2001 with the following Terms of reference and structure:
accordance with the role of EAFE, as defined under the objectives of
EAFE, the Bureau of EAFE with the consent of the Annual General Meeting
has decided to establish an Advisory Committee.
terms of reference of the Advisory Committee are:
To offer advice on the short and long term efficient use of fisheries
resources, to interested bodies within and outside the European Union (European
Economic Area), including the European Commission, its committees and
To consider and offer an opinion on the effectiveness and expected
impact of current and proposed fisheries management measures and methods.
To take a position on the economic situation of the fisheries of the
European Union (European Economic Area), based on accessible material.
chairman and members of the advisory committee will be approved by
the EAFE Bureau.
rules of membership of the committee are set out in the Minutes of the
Bureau Meeting of 20th September 2001 but broadly, corporate members of
the EAFE conducting significant continuous fisheries economic research
may nominate one member each for the advisory committee. The EAFE
President and Secretary are ex officio members.
of the advisory committee will take place as necessary and the work of
the committee will mainly be carried out on e-mail correspondence.
Advisory Committee will commence its work in October 2001.