|Contributor(s)||Thebaud Olivier, Macher Claire, Daures Fabienne, Gourguet Sophie|
|Source||ICES Scientific Reports/Rapports scientifiques du CIEM ((2618-1371) (ICES), 2021 , Vol. 3 , N. 4 , P. 54pp.|
The ICES Working Group on Economics (WGECON) was established to address the challenge of bringing fisheries economics into ICES science and advice, with the growing recognition that this can assist process understanding of uses of marine ecosystems, their drivers and responses to changes, and assessment and communication of trade-offs that include economic, social and ecological dimensions. The group has progressed in two complementary directions: (i) drafting a scientific manuscript reviewing current research and future needs for economic science and advice in ICES; (ii) discussing the information flow needed to provide trade-off analysis. In par-ticular, the group agrees that a clear distinction needs to be established in such analyses between economic impacts and welfare changes. A review of available economic data showed that a sig-nificant body of information exists in Europe and in the US to describe the economic status of commercial fisheries in different regions. A survey of the fisheries economics profession showed that more than 80% of the respondents would be interested in contributing to Integrated Ecosys-tem Assessments on a regional basis. WGECON has also actively sought to develop links with other ICES working groups and initiatives, and to the organisation of international conferences and meetings.
ICES (2021). Working Group on Economics (WGECON; outputs from 2020 meeting). ICES Scientific Reports/Rapports scientifiques du CIEM, 3(4), 54pp. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.7652 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00708/82031/