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January 2001 No. 16
The European Association of Fisheries Economists


News from CEDEM


Cedem has recently signed an agreement with a regional association of fishermen (Federation Bretonne de la Cooperation Maritime) in order to create a common economic observatory of the fishing industry in Brittany (Brittany represents about 50% of the total French fishing industry). The main database of this observatory is composed by the accounting data of some 1,000 fishing boats (up to 25 metres), and by individual landing data for some 500 boats (through auction markets only), by month and by species. The data have been recorded in the database since the beginning of the 90's, which makes it possible to make some interesting retrospective analyses. The observatory should be in operation at the beginning of 2001. Its purpose is to produce a yearly report of the economic situation of the fleet, and to make some one-off surveys on subjects defined on a common basis. Co-operation with other professional organisations and/or research institutions is a possibility. People in charge of the observatory at Cedem are Jean Boncoeur (Jean.Boncoeur@univ-brest.fr) and Pascal Le Floc'h (Pascal.Lefloch@univ-brest.fr).


Cedem has recently completed a report, for Ifremer and the Regional Council of Brittany, concerning public subsidies to the fishing fleet in Brittany and their economic consequences (Title: “Les aides publiques à la flotte de pêche de la région Bretagne et leurs effets économiques”. Authors: Jean Boncoeur, Pascal Le Floc'h, Typhaine Giguelay and Bertrand Le Gallic).


Apart from this, Cedem is currently involved in various research programs on fisheries and aquaculture at European, national and regional levels. The main matters these programs deal with are: marine protected areas and other fishing exclusion zones, compliance with fisheries regulations, multi-objective management of fisheries, various aspects of management of inshore fisheries, shellfish farming and shrimp farming.


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