Counterfactual evaluation of EFF Permanent and Temporary Cessation measures

The objectives of this specific contract were to assess to what degree the existing permanent cessation/scrapping and temporary cessation measures have met the objectives set, namely – help adapt fishing capacity to available resources (permanent cessation / scrapping) and maintain activity and jobs in periods where activity is interrupted for reasons beyond the control of fishermen (temporary cessation) respectively and thereby provide more country-specific insight into how the design and implementation of these fleet measures have evolved in different Member States. It was expected that the results of the project would be useful for discussions with Member States in the preparation of the next generation of EMFF Operational Programmes. This retrospective evaluation evaluated permanent cessation (scrapping) and temporary cessation measures in place in terms of their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and acceptance. Selected case study fisheries were used as a basis for this evaluation.

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Tuesday, 18 December, 2012 to Tuesday, 17 September, 2013

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Counterfactual evaluation

Capacity Management

Fleet management

Staff Names and Functions: 

Project Director - Dr Ian Payne Project Leader - Dr Rebecca Mitchell

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United Kingdom

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Name of Partners (if any): 

MRAG, Poseidon, Lamans, AND International, the evaluation partnership, Oceanic Developpement and IREPA