JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

JRC-FISHREG The JRC located in Ispra (Italy) is the European Commission's scientific and technical arm. It provides scientific advice and technical expertise to support EU policies. FISHREG co-ordinates and supports the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF), providing scientific input to STECF chairing 6 STECF meetings, on the collection of economic data and the development of multi-annual plans involving selection of biological and economic MSY Fish reg maintains fisheries data reported EU MS in the Data Collection Framework (previously also DCR) including Mediterranean stock assessment and economic data on the EU fishing fleet and the fish processing sector.

Contribution to the project: JRC-IPSC will contribute to the socio-economic part of the Mediterranean and Black Sea case studies (WP 2). As Mediterranean and Black Sea data and fleet control measures are different from the northerly areas, JRC-IPSC will develop required specific local models. JRC-IPSC will also contribute to WP1and 3. The Mediterranean and Black Sea area is a special case due to management approaches and data availability JRCIPSC will contribute to selection of Mediterranean and Black Sea compatible objectives and targets

Description of PIs involved in the project:

  • Jarno Virtanen is a fisheries economist with master's degree in economics and his post graduate studies in environmental and resource economics. He works on ecological/bio-economic analysis and game theory and has long involvement in international research projects and was a member of STECF for a few years.
  • John Simmonds has 37 years extensive experience of fish stock assessment and fisheries management, chairing ICES and STECF study groups on Management Strategies from 2004-2010 These groups deal with both biological and economic objectives for multi-annual plans for Baltic cod, North Sea sole, plaice, whiting and saithe, Western channel and Bay of Biscay sole, Southern hake and nephrops.
  • Dr. Hendrik Doerner is author of 27 peer-reviewed publications. His work is related to the coordination of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) and research in to fisheries management.
  • Rob Scott is a bio-economic modeller with a degree in oceanography, an MSc in biological modelling and computational programming and has 10+ years experience of working in the field of fisheries science. Chaireing the Northern Shelf Stock Assessment Working Group. Research interests are development of computational methods investigating fish stock dynamics and evaluation of fisheries management strategies.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 /2007-2013) under grant agreement no 289257. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which maybe made of the information contained therein.