Research for PECH Committee - Feasibility of Measuring Socio-Economic and Environmental Impacts of Recreational and Semi-Subsistence Fisheries in the EU

15-09-2016

No unanimous definition for Marine Recreational Fishing yet exists among European Member States. The following report recommends a common definition and a methodological approach to assess marine recreational fishing socio-economic and environmental impacts. These recommendations are based on the analyses of five representative examples in Europe on these issues. The methodology recommended by the authors is an economic impact assessment based on fishermen’s expenditures and catches, data collection by an on-line survey, adjusted and managed with a model based on input-output tables.

No unanimous definition for Marine Recreational Fishing yet exists among European Member States. The following report recommends a common definition and a methodological approach to assess marine recreational fishing socio-economic and environmental impacts. These recommendations are based on the analyses of five representative examples in Europe on these issues. The methodology recommended by the authors is an economic impact assessment based on fishermen’s expenditures and catches, data collection by an on-line survey, adjusted and managed with a model based on input-output tables.

Externí autor

Etienne JOBARD, Stéphane RADUREAU, Pierre CAVE and Marie-Laetitia DES ROBERT (BIPE)