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Region:    UK and Ireland

Best practice guidelines for economic impact assessments focusing on the fishing industry UK

Seafish Industry Authority SFIA - Project Dates:
February 2012 - June 2012

Description of Project:
The UK Fisheries Economics Network (UKFEN) supported by Seafish identified the value in developing best practice guidelines for preparing economic impact assessments focusing on the fishing industry for areas closed or restricted to fishing.
A technical workshop held in Edinburgh on 27th and 28th March 2012 considered the content of the best practice guidelines, which were subsequently drafted.

Services Provided:
Poseidon was commissioned to prepare a background paper giving an overview and evaluation of economic impact assessments of closed or restricted areas in UK waters conducted in recent years.

Following the workshop Poseidon drafted the Best Practice Guidelines on behalf of UKFEN using the outputs from the workshop and background paper. The best practice guidelines are available on the UKFEN webpage at