||Van Iseghem Sylvie1, Quillérou Emmanuelle1, Brigaudeau Cecile1, Macher Claire1, Guyader Olivier1, Daures Fabienne1
||1 : IFREMER, UMR AMURE, Unite Econ Maritime, Dept Ressources Biol & Environm, F-29280 Plouzane, France
||Ices Journal Of Marine Science (1054-3139) (Oxford Univ Press), 2011-09 , Vol. 68 , N. 8 , P. 1792-1799
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||data collection, economic indicators, fishery-dependent information, panel data, sampling, small vessels, statistical precision
||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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