Ensuring representative economic data: survey data-collection methods in France for implementing the Common Fisheries Policy

Type Article
Date 2011-09
Language English
Author(s) Van Iseghem Sylvie1, Quillérou Emmanuelle1, Brigaudeau Cecile1, Macher ClaireORCID1, Guyader Olivier1, Daures Fabienne1
Affiliation(s) 1 : IFREMER, UMR AMURE, Unite Econ Maritime, Dept Ressources Biol & Environm, F-29280 Plouzane, France
Source Ices Journal Of Marine Science (1054-3139) (Oxford Univ Press), 2011-09 , Vol. 68 , N. 8 , P. 1792-1799
DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsr112
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Keyword(s) data collection, economic indicators, fishery-dependent information, panel data, sampling, small vessels, statistical precision
Abstract Since 2001, Ifremer has implemented an economic data collection programme (EDCP) within the Data Collection Framework of the EU. It aims to obtain economic data from a sample of vessels representative of the entire French fishing fleet. This paper presents the strategies used for vessel sampling selection in the French EDCP and its implementation over several consecutive years. The approach is illustrated by the sampling plan for the fleet in the North Sea Channel Atlantic region. We show that the EDCP allows precise economic indicators such as gross revenue or fuel costs to be estimated for the whole fishing fleet, including small vessels (< 10 m), and consequently, it facilitates sound scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy. The apparent underestimation of landings by small vessels in official statistics is highlighted.
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Van Iseghem Sylvie, Quillérou Emmanuelle, Brigaudeau Cecile, Macher Claire, Guyader Olivier, Daures Fabienne (2011). Ensuring representative economic data: survey data-collection methods in France for implementing the Common Fisheries Policy. Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 68(8), 1792-1799. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsr112 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00043/15419/