The name of the association
shall be the European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE).
2.1 To promote
co-operation in economic research in fisheries and aquaculture.
2.2 To assist in the dissemination of information about fisheries
economics among members.
2.3 To undertake any activity deemed appropriate to further
the understanding of fisheries economics.
2.4 To serve as a channel of communication with other interested
is open to any economist, working in research, industry or administration
in the fisheries sector, from or working in a member state of the
European Economic Area.
3.2 Associate membership without voting rights will be available
to non-economists and to economists in other countries with an interest
in European fisheries economics.
3.3 Membership is open to individuals or corporate bodies satisfying
3.1 upon payment of a membership subscription.
4.1 There will
be an annual meeting to approve the accounts, elect officers and undertake
such other business as deemed necessary.
4.2 Notice of the annual meeting and any special meetings shall
be at least 28 days.
4.3 The quorum for annual and special meetings shall be ten
5.1 The annual
meeting will have power to set subscriptions
5.2 The Association shall have power to seek funding from any
5.3 It will be necessary for two officers to authorise expenditure
6.1 The annual
meeting will elect a president, vice-president, secretary, rapporteur
and treasurer by ballot.
6.2 The officers acting together as a Bureau shall have power
to establish ad hoc or standing workshops and commissions to carry
out any function which advances the Objectives of the Association.
6.3 The officers will serve in one position for no more than
3 consecutive years.
6.4 If the president resigns, the vice-president shall serve
as president until the next annual meeting.
6.5 As far as possible, the officers will be chosen from different
countries of the community.
6.6 The officers will have authority to disburse the funds
of the Association in pursuit of its objectives and to take such decisions
between annual and special meetings as necessary.
6.7 The president shall have power to call the annual or special
meetings and will preside at them. He will be an ex-officio member
of all standing commissions.
6.8 The rapporteur will be responsible for keeping the minutes
of annual and special meetings, for drawing up their agenda in consultation
with the president and for issuing notice of such meetings. The secretary
will maintain records of the membership.
6.9 The treasurer shall be responsible for keeping the accounts
of the Association and shall present an audited statement of accounts
to the annual meeting for approval. The treasurer will collect and
maintain records of subscriptions.
6.10 An annual or special meeting may appoint such other officers
as are deemed necessary, and define their functions.
6.11 The president and treasurer shall ordinarily enter into
financial commitments on behalf of the Association.
6.12 If two of the president, vice-president, secretary, rapporteur
and treasurer resign, then an election for their positions shall be
held within two months.
Changes of the rules
Changes to the rules will
be subject to a two-thirds majority of those voting at an annual or
Voting at meetings shall
be by ballot and a simple majority of those voting will suffice, subject
to Rule 7.
Interpretation of the rules
The officers, elected
under rule 6.1 and acting together, will have power to interpret the
rules and to make any necessary provision where the rules are
for matters not covered by the rules.
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