Poverty alleviation and small-scale fisheries
Socio-economic dimension in EU fisheries UK, France, Spain & Italy
DG MARE Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) - Project Dates:
January 2012 - October 2012
Description of Project:
This study established a methodology to explore the socio-economic dimension of the fishery sector and to define the socio-economic profile of fishermen.
In 4 regions, namely west of Scotland (UK), Brittany (France), Galicia (Spain) and Sicily (Italy), a fishing basin(typically at NUTS 3 level) was chosen and the catching sector in all NUTS 5 regions within this fisheries basin was investigated to collect relevant socio-economic information concerning the fish catching sector.
The methodology and the studies on the field will served as a basis to establish relevant socio-economic indicators at regional/national/EU level in order to present a comprehensive socio-economic picture of the sector and to monitor the evolution of the links and settings over time.
Poseidon led the UK case study in Shetland. Conducted with the NAFC Marine Centre, this included extensive interviews with community leaders, boat skippers and crew, as well as a wide range of ancillary stakeholders.