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).
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.