Title: Summary of the 2012 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet
Editors: ANDERSON John
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC73372
ISBN: 978-92-79-25757-5
ISSN: 1977-6616
Other Identifiers: EUR 25452 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC73372
DOI: 10.2788/40335
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Background: The 2012 Annual Economic Report on the EU fishing fleet (AER) was reviewed by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) during the 40th Plenary Meeting held from the 9-13 July, 2012 in Copenhagen. STECF was requested to review the report of the STECF Expert Working Group (EWG-12-05) against the Terms of Reference, evaluate the findings and make any appropriate comments and recommendations. STECF (PLEN 12-02) endorsed the 2012 AER and its findings, which are summarised in the executive summary of the report. The AER 2012 consists of six chapters, two of which address specific topics requested by the Commission. The 2012 AER covers economic data for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 collected under the Data Collection Framework. Furthermore, capacity indicators for 2011/2012 are also presented. STECF notes that none of the data requested under the 2012 DCF Economic data call were submitted by Greece and that the data submission from Spain was incomplete. Additionally, given that the economic data are only available until 2010, the national experts have given a qualitative summary of the expected development in economic performance in 2011 and 2012. In response to a specific request from the Commission, Chapter 5 addresses the utility of a number of economic indicators for assessing balance between fleet capacity and fishing opportunities. However STECF recommends that the results presented should not be used in isolation and further work needs to be carried out to determine whether the indicator of foregone profit gives any extra value compared to the indicators already calculated. Chapter 6 was also specifically requested by the Commission and reports the results of an analysis of the value and trade of fishing rights in various Member States. STECF notes that the analysis is only based on information about costs and revenues from leasing of fishing rights and does not incorporate any information relating to permanent trading of rights, and hence, does not give a comprehensive evaluation of management systems using fishing rights. Due to the size of the AER 2012, STECF considers that a summary of the key findings and tables from the EU overview section would prove useful. It is in this context that the following summary of the 2012 AER was produced.
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