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Conference Papers

Plenary Session I

  • Incorporating Spatial Consideration in Fisheries Management and Policy

            Keynote Speaker Christopher Costello (Bren School, UC Santa Barbara and NBER)    



Plenary Session II

  • Status and trends of global fish trade

             Keynote Speaker: Audum Lem (Deputy Director FIP Secretary FAO - COFI FT GLOBEFISH)    


  • The European market observatory (EUMOFA)

             Keynote Speaker   Xavier Guillou (European Commission DGMARE)      



Plenary Session III

  • Economic advice for the Common Fisheries Policy: catching up with biological advice

Opening Speech: Riccardo Rigillo (Director-General for Marittime Fisheries and Aquaculture. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Italy)  - Video -                  


Keynote speaker: Ernesto Penas Lado (European Commission DG-MARE Director of the Directorate A, Policy development and co-ordination‎)  Video          


Governance of Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation: Serge Michel Garcia (IUCN. CEM Fisheries Expert Group)   (Slide) - Video-

Best practices in aquaculture sector

  • The economics of escaped farmed salmon  (Slides)

            Frank Asche (University of Stavanger, Norway), Atle Guttormsen, Kristin Roll

  • Learning-by-doing or technological LEAPFROGGING: production frontiers and efficiency measurement in Norwegian production of juvenile almonids (Slides)

            Hilde Ness Sandvold (University of Stavanger, Norway), Frank Asche, Ragnar Tveterås

            Leonidas Papaharisis (Nireus Aquaculture SA, Greece), Lamprakis Avdelas

  • From sector specific nitrogen policies to a common individual transferable quota system - Sector and Macroeconomic Implication (Slides)
     Lars-Bo Jacobsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Rasmus Nielsen Max Nielsen

  • The importance of live-feed traps - farming marine fish species (Slides)

            Rasmus Nielsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Max Nielsen, Tenaw Gedefaw Abate, Benni Winding Hansen, Per Meyer Jepsen, Josianne Spøttrup and Kurt Buchmann

  • Production Risk and Technical Efficiency in Aquaculture: A Study of Tilapia Farming in Bangladesh (Slides)

             Md Akhtarul Alam (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)

  • The Impact of Community-Based Aquaculture on Poverty and Inequality: Evidence from Seasonal Floodplain Areas of Bangladesh (Slides)

             Atle Guttormsen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway), Md. Akhtaruzzaman Khan, A.B.M. Mahfuzul Haque, M.M. Dey

  • Conversion from Rice to Fish Farm in Bangladesh: Efficiency and Productivity Perspectives (Slides)

             Atle Guttormsen (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway  Md. Akhtaruzzaman Khan


  • Economics of Trout Grow-out Systems - A qualitative Benchmarking of Typical Farms in Germany, Denmark and Turkey (Slides)

            Tobias Lasner (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany) co-author: Rasmus Nielsen


  • Impact of a biomitigating aquaculture technology on production and environment: the case of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) (Slides)

            Duncan Knowler (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Gregor Reid,  Hossein Ayouqi


             Lamprakis Avdelas (University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom), Leonidas Papaharisis, Sofia Galinou-Mitsoudi


  • How to cope with mass mortality of bivalves? A few lessons drawn from several case studies around the world (Slides)

            Sophie Pardo (University of Nantes, France), Guillotreau Patrice, Bundy Alida, Cooley Sarah, Defeo Omar, Le Bihan Véronique


  • Economic Optimization of Species Composition for Emission Neutral Offshore Aquaculture Production

            Michael W. Ebeling (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany)



Community-led coastal development and the relationships between human activities and ecosystem services

             Luca Mulazzani (University of Bologna, Italy), Roberta Trevisi, Rosa Manrique and Giulio Malorgio


  • Local fishing comminities and nature based tourism

             Alberto Ansuategi (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Duncan Knowler, Tobias Schwoerer, Salvador Garcia-Martinez


  • Economics of German Inland Fisheries

            Michael W. Ebeling (University of Applied Sciences , Germany)


  • A New Approach in Shark Fisheries Concertation: Experimental Field Study in Colombian Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP)

             Cecile Brigaudeau (University des Requins et des Hommes, France), Juan Camilo Cardenas, Cesar Mantillo Ribero



Economic data collection, new data needs and best practices

  • EU fishing coastal communities, fishing grounds and markets. Spatial relations and dependencies emerging from the analysis of high resolution fishing activity data from the AIS system  (Slides)

            Fabrizio Natale (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy), Maurizio Gibin, Alfredo Alessandrini, Michele Vespe

  • Public aid and the EU fish processing industry: an economic analysis of drivers and trends in performance

             Alessandra Borrello (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy),  Simkje Kruiderink

  •  New data needs and best practices in data collection systems (Slides)

              Ekaterina Tribilustova (Eurofish International Organisation, Denmark)

  •  Application of the PIM method for the valuation of the capital value of the Finnish fllet: economic and policy implications (Slides)

              Heidi Pokki (Natural Resources Institute Finland, Finland), Jarno Virtanen and Simo Karvinen

  •  Application of Perpetual Inventory Method for the valuation of the capital value of the Finnish fleet: Comparison between microeconomic and macroeconomic approaches (Slides)

              Jarno Virtanen (Natural Resources Institute, Finland), Heidi Pokki and Simo Karvinen

  •  Profit and invisible resource rent in fisheries - revisited (Slides)

             Knut Heen (University of Tromso, Norway), Ola Flaaten, Thórólfur Matthíasson

  • Overcoming the challenges of gathering, managing and improving the quality of seafood processing industry data over time -Slides-

            Tsvetina Yordanova (Seafish, United Kingdom)

  • A bio-economic data analysis on the state of resources and the economic performance of Italian fishing fleet (Slides)

            Rosaria F. Sabatella (NISEA Fishery and Aquaculture Research Organisation, Italy), Alessandro Mannini 

  • Fisheries economic and fisheries effort analyses: the need for a ‘one stop shop’ for data definitions, coding and regulatory requirements (Slides)

            Jörg Berkenhagen (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany), S. Holmes, C. Ribeiro, F. Scott, M. Elliott, K. Verlé, I. Vukov, J. Dalskov, J. Egekvist, A. Baikov, A. Ahvonen, P. Korhonen, S. Leonardi, S. Demanèche, I. Tzouramani, A. Papoutsis, L. Labanchi, I. Davidjuka, O. Ozernaja, I. Jakovleva, A. Balnis, M. Aquilina, E. Muscat, K. Hamon, E. Avdic, A. Paulrud, K. Ringdahl, T. Reilly, A. A. Calvo Santos

Fishermen's behaviour, economic entrepreneurship in a changing environment

  • A Trip to Reach the Target? - The Labor Supply of Swedish Baltic Cod Fishermen (Slides)

            Cecilia Hammarlund (Lund University, Sweden)

  •  Modelling Fisher Choice and Métier Dynamics: A novel application of Markov transitions (Slides)

             Sarah Davie (Marine Institute, Ireland), Cóilín Minto, Rick Officer, Colm Lordan 

  • Estimating to return to farming and fishing using a sibling approach (Slides)

            Johan Blomquist (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden), Martin Nordin and Staffan Waldo

  • Does profit maximisation drive the choice of fishing métier in Welsh fisheries? (Slides)

            Giulia Cambiè (Bangor University, United Kingdom), Julia Pantin, Harriet Salomonsen, Michel J. Kaiser

  • The Pulse Beam Trawl in the North Sea Brown Shrimp Fishery– does it pay off? (Slides)

             Jorg Berkenaghen, Daniel Stepputtis, Petr Zajicek



Fishery management: the bottom-up approach (the role of stakeholders)

  • Providing incentives for fishermen trough rights-based co-management systems: the Basque case (Slides)

             Arantza Murillas -Maza (Fundacion AZTI, Spain), Martin Aranda, Margarita Andrés

  •  The EcoFishMan project on the Ecosystem-based Responsive Fisheries Management in Europe (Slides)

              Anna Kristín Daníelsdóttir (Matis Ltd., Iceland), Sveinn Margeirsson, Karim Erzini, Fátima Cardador, Petter Olsen, Michaela Aschan, Jónas R. Viðarsson, Paul G. Fernandes, Cristina Silva, Antonello Sala, Ólavur Gregersen, Rosa Chapela Pérez, Marta Ballesteros, Marco Thorup Frederiksen, Oddur Már Gunnarsson

  • Responsive fisheries management system in practice: The Icelandic small boat mixed demersal fishery (Slides)

             Olavur Gregersen (Syntesa Partners & Associates, Faroe islands), Svein Agnarsson, Rosa Chapela Pérez, Marta Ballesteros, Jose Luis Santiago-Ria

              Claudio Marcianò (University of Reggio Calabria, Italy), Romeo Giuseppa, Fortunato Cozzupoli          

  • Tenure & fishing rights - Meeting the challenges ahead, bottom up (Slides)

            Anika Seggel (FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture, Italy), Rebecca Metzner



Fishing Effort management

  • Major reforms of the Common Fisheries Policy 2002 and 2013: impact on the economic performance of the European Union fishing fleet (Slides)

            Angel Calvo Santos (Structural policy and economic analysis, EU DGMARE)

  • Fleet measures in the EMFF Operational Programmes 2014-2020: a preliminary analysis (Slides)

             Miguel Peña Castellot  (Structural policy and economic analysis, EU DGMARE)

  • Structural Changes, Policies, and Capacity in the Italian Fishing Fleet: an Analysis over the 1994-2014 Period (Slides)

            Fabio A. Madau (University of Sassari, Italy), Roberto Furesi, Pietro Pulina

  • 21st-century fisheries management: RTI, a spatiotemporally explicit tariff-based approach combining multiple drivers and incentivising responsible fishing (Slides on YouTube)

             Sarah B. M. Kraak (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries , Germany), David Reid, Amos Barkai, Edd Codling, Ciaran Kelly, Emer Rogan

  • Bidding and performance in multiple unit combinatorial auctions for fisheries quotas: Role of information feedbacks (Slides)

            John Tisdell (Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, Australia), Md Sayed Iftekhar 

  • Modelling the technology of commercial fishing vessels in Italy: a cost function approach (Slides)

            Alfonso Pellecchia (University of Salerno, Italy), Gianluigi Coppola, Monica Gambino, Evelina Sabatella

  • Optimizing fishing production based on fisheries instead of fleets: an application of the FISHRENT model to the Irish fishing sector (Slides)

             Richard Curtin (BIM Irish Sea Fisheries Board, Ireland), Michael Keatinge, Emmet Jackson 

  • Efficiency analyses of fisheries when stock estimates are lacking (Slides)

            Ola Flaaten (University of Tromsø, Norway), Nguyen Ngoc Duy

  • Potential ecosystem effects of the application of management targets derived from single species assessments: insights from a multispecies-multifleet model (Slides)

            Simone Libralato (University of Trieste, Italy), Francesco Colloca, Serena Lopez, Cosimo Solidoro, Giandomenico Ardizzone

Governance of Marine Fisheries

  • The European Union's structural policy for fisheries and its evolution 2000-2013

              Dominique Levieil (Structural policy and economic analysis, EU DGMARE)

  • Spatial Impact Analysis of Implementing an ITQ System in the Swedish Pelagic Fisheries

            Anton Paulrud (Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Sweden), Natacha Carvalho,  Fabrizio Natale


  • Balanced Harvesting in Fisheries: Economic Insights and Implications

            Anthony Charles (Saint Mary's University, Canada), Serge Michel Garcia, Jake Rice


            Manuel Coelho (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Rui Junqueira Lopes, José Bonito, Filipe Manuel Alberto Ferreira

Impact assessment of management plans and bio-economic models

  • The Eco² Model – A basic bio-economic module for the description of the dynamics of cohort biomass in response to exploitation (Slides)

            Eckhard Bethke (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany)  

  • Bioeconomic models of grey seal predation impacts on West of Scotland demersal fisheries (Slides)

            Vanessa Trijoulet (University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom), Alex Dickson, Robin Cook


            Sys Klaas (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium), Buysse Jeroen, Polet Han, van Meensel Jef


  • An application of life-cycle theory to the west of Scotland cod fishery (Slides)

            Philip Rodgers (University of Lincoln, United Kingdom)


  •  Mixed-fisheries management plans in the frame of the new CFP: challenges in addressing more numerous and less well-defined policy objectives in a regional ecosystem-based approach. Experiences from the North Sea. (Slides)

            Lars O. Mortensen  (Technical University of Denmark), Ernesto Jardim, Clara Ulrich, Steven Holmes, Alexander Kempf, Arina Motova, Anna Rindorf, Sarah Simons, Youen Vermard


  •  A Bio-Economic Model of European Fisheries (BEMEF) (Slides)

             Griffin Carpenter (New Economics Foundation, United Kingdom), Aniol Esteban


  • Single species vs multispecies management when economic objectives are in place and transitional period considered. Case study of Iberian waters (Slides)

            Raúl Prellezo (Fundacion AZTI, Spain), Dorleta Garcia, Jose Maria DaRocha, Maria Jose Gutierrez, Jose Castro, Santiago Cerviño and Paz Sampedro


  • The role of economics in the EU advisory process (Slides)

             Ralf Doering (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany)


  • Assessing the socio – economic effects of the individual fishing rights managed in a common pool: the case of Bluefin tuna (Slides)

            Margarita Andrés (Fundacion AZTI, Spain), Arantza Murillas-Maza


  • Differences between impact assessment methodology for data rich and data poor fisheries. Suggestions for improvement (Slides)

            Leyre Goti, (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany)


  • Improvements in Impact Assessment for fisheries management (Slides)

            Loretta Malvarosa (NISEA Fishery and Aquaculture Research Organisation, Italy), Ralf Doering, Arina Motova



Landing Obligation

  • Introduction: the CFP and Landing Obligation (Slides)

            Erik Lindebo  (Environmental Defense Fund, United Kingdom)

  • Socio-economic impact of landing obligation for the Dutch demersal fisheries (Slides)

            Mike Turenhout (LEI Wageningen UR, Netherlands), Batsleer Jurgen

  • Successful Implementation of the Landing Obligation in Swedish Fisheries (Slides)

            Andrea Giesecke (Environmental Defense Fund, United Kingdom)

             Rosa Caggiano (MEDAC- Mediterranean Advisory Council, Italy)

  • Empowering fishermen towards the landing obligations, with their own technical solutions (Slides)

            Lars O. Mortensen (Technical University of Denmark , Denmark), Hans Jakob Olesen, Josefine Egekvist, Anna Rindorf, Clara Ulrich

  • Reducing Discards in EU fisheries: introducing our toolkit (Slides)

            Erik Lindebo (Environmental Defense Fund, United Kingdom)       

  • Modelling fishers' response to discard prevention strategies: the case of the North Sea saithe fishery (Slides)

            Sarah Simons (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany), Ralf Döring, Axel Temming

  • BioEconomic Impact of Landing Obligation Policy in Spanish fleets Operating in Iberian Waters under a MSY long term management framework (Slides)

            Raúl Prellezo (Fundacion AZTI, Spain), Jose Castro, Santiago Cerviño Jose Maria DaRocha, Dorleta Garcia, Paz Sampedro

  • Costing the implementation of the Landing Obligation in Irish demersal fisheries: preliminary results from gear trial trip level economic surveys and bioeconomic modelling (Slides)

             Richard Curtin (BIM Irish Sea Fisheries Board, Ireland), Ronan Cosgrove, Emmet Jackson and Michael Keatinge, Norman Graham

  • Effects of the EU CFP discard landing obligation analyzed with an ecosystem model for the Gulf of Trieste

            Igor Celić (University of Trieste, Italy), Simone Libralato, Cosimo Solidoro

  • Mixed fisheries management: Can a ban on discarding promote more selective and fuel efficient fishing? (Slides)

            Jurgen Batsleer (Wageningen University/VisNed, The Netherlands), Adriaan Rijnsdorp, Katell Hamon, Harriet van Overzee, Jan Jaap Poos (Slides)

  • Choked by the implementation (slides)

             Raúl Prellezo (Fundacion AZTI, Spain), Jon Ruiz, Luis Arregi, Xabier Aboitiz

Marine strategy: Economic Indicators for sustainability monitoring

  • Homo Economicus meets Homo Politicus: A comparison between preferences of EPA bureaucrats, recreational anglers, and the public (Slides)

              Håkan Eggert (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Mitesh Kataria, Elina Lampi


  •  Cost-effectiveness of monitoring within the MSFD: The Southern Eastern Bay of Biscay case study (Slides)

             Arantza Murillas-Maza (Fundacion AZTI, Spain), María C. Uyarra


  • Testing for persistence & volatilty in marine diversity indexes (Slides)

             Ikerne Del Valle (University of The Basque Country, Spain), Kepa Astorkiza


  • Measuring the Maritime Economy: Spain in the European Atlantic  Arc (Slides)

            Javier Fernandez-Macho (University of the Basque Country, Spain)



Market benefits from eco-labeling/certification

             Isaac Ankamah Yeboah (University of Copenaghen, Denmark), Max Nielsen and Rasmus Nielsen


  • Seafood labelling and consumers choices

            Lamprakis Avdelas (University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom), Shabbar Jaffry


             Katrin Zander (Thünen-Institute of Sea Fisheries, Germany ), Doreen Bürgelt, Inken Christoph-Schulz, Petra Salamon, Daniela Weible


  • Effect of eco-labeling of fishery products on económic performance of European firms

            José Luis Fernández Sánchez (University of Cantabria, Spain), Ladislao Luna Sotorrío, Ignacio Llorente García

Markets and marketing of fish products

  • Product-oriented approach in marketing of fisheries and aquaculture products (Slides)

             Ekaterina Tribilustova (Eurofish International Organisation, Denmark)

  •  Presentation and analysis of the recent developments of trade in tuna products: an EU perspective (Slides)

              Nicolas Dross (DG Trade, European Commission)


            Ogmundur Knutsson (University of Akureyri, Iceland), Ólafur Klemensson, Helgi Gestsson


  • The German whitefish market: an application of the LA/AIDS model using retail-scanner-data (Slides)

             Julia Bronnmann (University of Kiel, Germany)


Bertrand Le Gallic (AMURE, University of Brest, France)


  • Fishmeal and Aquafeed: The Relationship Between Feed Component and Salmon Prices in a Maturing Aquaculture Industry (Slides)

             Atle Oglend (University of Stavanger, Norway ), Frank Asche


  • Integration in Brazilian shrimps market (Slides)

             Ruth B M Pincinato (University of Stavanger, Norway), Frank Asche


  • Competition across tropical farmed fish in the EU (Slides)

                Jose Fernandez Polanco (University of Cantabria, Spain), Ignacio Llorente, Ladislao Luna


  • Duration and temporary trade (Slides)

             Hans-Martin Straume (Norwegian Business School, Norway), Frank Asche


  • Seaweed consumption in France: which market tools for which consumer? (Slides)

            Sterenn Lucas (Agrocampus-Ouest, France), Stéphane Gouin, Marie Lesueur, Quentin Lebras


  • How to reconceptualized efficiency the marketing of seafood products? -Slides-

            Stephane Gouin (AGROCAMPUS OUEST, France), Sterenn Lucas, Carole Ropars, Marie Lesueur, Dimitry Fasquel


  • Demand for Animal Protein in Norway (Slides)

            Pei Chun Liu (University of Stavanger, Norway), Ragnar Tveterås and Kristin Lien


  • The sustainability of the Sicilian seafood chain: Innovation, organizational models and value chain (Slides)

             Gioacchino Fazio (Università degli studi di Palermo, Italy), Stefano Fricano


  • An analysis of a mega fish-box scheme in France (Slides)

             Laurent Le Grel (FISH-PASS, France), Ivan Dufeu, Ronan Le Velly, Julien Noël


  • A brief comparison of the supply chain for chicken and Atlantic salmon

             Andreea-Laura Cojocaru (University of Stavanger, Norway)


  • Testing for market integration between ex-vessel markets for cod in Norway

             Ingrid Kristine Pettersen (Capia AS, Norway), Frank Asche


  • Resilience of the international seafood market to trade restrictions. Evidence from the Russian ban in 2014

            Arina Motova (European Commission Joint Research Center, Italy), Fabrizio Natale



Rights-based management approaches

  • Hand in hand: Using discretionary policies to mitigate some of the perceived negative effects of the Icelandic ITQ system (Slides)

            Sveinn Agnarsson (University of Iceland, Iceland), Vifill Karlsson

  •  Structure and main characteristics of the Icelandic Fishing Industry (Slides)

             Olafur Klemensson (Central Bank of Iceland, Iceland), Ogmundur Knutsson


  • The Icelandic lumpsucker fishery as a Responsive Fisheries Management System (Slides)

             Sveinn Agnarsson (University of Iceland, Iceland), Jonas R. Vidarsson and Sigridur Sigurdardottir


  • ITQ Ownership in the Netherlands, developments during two decades (Slides)

            Hans van Oostenbrugge (LEI Wageningen UR, Netherlands), Katell Hamon, Mike Turenhout


  • The fishery management: bottom-up approach (the role of stakeholders) 

             Alagie Sillah (Department of Fisheries, Gambia)

Social dimension of fishery and role of small scale fishery

            Carole Ropars-Collet (AGROCAMPUS OUEST, France), Mélody Leplat Philippe, Le Goffe Marie Lesueur


  • Employment and income in Swedish coastal fisheries (Slides)

              Staffan Waldo (AgriFood, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden), Johan Blomquist


  • Are the social characteristics  of the skipper affecting the efficiency of the Egyptian fisheries?

             Dario Pinello (NISEA Fishery and Aquaculture Research Organisation, Italy), Anghelos Liontakis, Alaa El Haweet, Mark Dimech, Atif Salah


  • Remuneration systems used in fisheries and their effects on fisheries management and rent distribution (slides)

             Jordi Guillen Garcia (CSIC, Spain), Jean Boncoeur, Katia Frangoudes, Olivier Guyader, Claire Macher, Francesc Maynou, and Mathieu Merzéréaud


  • The Irish Coastal and Inshore Fleet: A Socio-Economic Appraisal (slides)

             Richard Curtin (BIM Irish Sea Fisheries Board, Ireland), Brian Burke,  Emmet Jackson, Michael Keatinge