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The Institute of Food and Resource Economics is a research institute at the Faculty of Life Sciences affiliated to the University of Copenhagen. The objective of the Institute is to contribute to a better understanding of the economic aspects of the production, consumption and marketing of food through conducting applied economic research characterised by independence, quality and versatility. UCPH has a long history of conducting high-level research within agricultural, fisheries and resource economics, agronomy as well as a wide range of statistical methods and applied research tools. This has been undertaken within international as well as national research projects. Furthermore, UCPH has delivered research-based advice to the EU Commission and the Danish government. UCHP has been involved in many EU project, and in relation to fisheries examples are EFIMAS, PROTECT, AFRAME, COBECOS, CAFE and FACTS.

Contribution to the project: KU-FOI will contribute with economic knowledge-building and modeling to the North Sea Regional study. The institute will take part in defining economic and socioeconomic MSY variants and constraints for this region, and will proceed with implementing these indicators into the bioeconomic management assessment model FISHRENT. This model will be adapted to the mixed whitefish fishery on cod, whiting and haddock.

Description of PIs involved in the project:

  • Dr. Ayoe Hoff, senior researcher (Ph.D. in Physics), has 10 years of experience in fisheries economics with special focus on development and implementation of bioeconomic models. She has been involved in various research projects focusing on combining economic and biological methods for fisheries management assessment. This has primarily been conducted through participation in various EU financed research projects.
  • Hans Frost, associate professor (M.Sc. in economics), has been working with fisheries economics since 1976, and holds an extensive experience in fisheries management, bio-economic modelling, and fleet management. Since 1987 he has continuously been engaged in EU financed research projects, the work of the STECF, and various working groups under STECF and DG MARE. He currently mainly works with the development of bioeconomic models, gear selectivity questions and discarding of fish including cost-benefit analyses of changes in mesh sizes and the effect on discarding by introducing individual transferable quota management.
  • Dr. Søren Bøye Olsen, assistant professor (M.Sc. Ph.D. in environmental economics), has 7 years of research experience with economic valuation of non-marketed goods such as nature and environmental services. He has worked extensively with stated preference methods, and has participated in several research projects at regional, national and international levels. He has made important contributions to the scientific literature focusing particularly on explaining seemingly anomalous respondent behavior in stated preference surveys.
  • Dr. Jesper Levring Andersen, senior researcher (M.Sc. Ph.D. in economics), has been involved in productivity analysis in fisheries and the development of bioeconomic models to investigate economic consequences of different fisheries management measures. This has primarily been conducted through participation in various EU financed research projects, but he has also participated in nationally founded projects. Since 2006, he has been vice-chair of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF),
  • Dr. Peder Andersen, professor (Ph.D. in economics) has been working within fisheries economics economics and natural resource economics since 1979, and he has been research director in the Danish Ministry of Fisheries, director in the Danish Economics Council and Head of the Economics Department, University of Copenhagen. His research areas are bioeconomics under uncertainty, compliance and enforcement and incentives and regulation in fisheries management.

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.