EAFE Conference 2013

16 Apr 2013
This year's EAFE conference is taking place in Scotland for the first time

This year's EAFE conference is taking place in Scotland for the first time

This week sees the European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE) conference visit Scotland for the first time, bringing together over 80 delegates travelling from as far afield as Japan and Alaska.

The event, which has been organised by Seafish, will be hosted at Heriot-Watt University from 15 till 17 April 2013.

The theme for this year’s biennial conference is Securing the future – Implementing reform in European Fisheries. A variety of key topics and issues will be addressed through presentations, special sessions and events, including the cultural and social values of fisheries, data collection and analysis in fisheries management, and economic implications of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.

Hazel Curtis, chief economist, Seafish and president of EAFE, said: “The event presents an invaluable opportunity to discuss key issues for fisheries economists and researchers and gives an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge and expertise.”

She added: “We have also arranged a varied and busy schedule for delegates outside of the core conference agenda each day. Social events include a tour of the Highlands and an industry visit to Fife, which we hope will show the challenges facing the fishing industry in Scotland giving delegates a fascinating insight, and allow them to sample some first class Scottish fish and chips.”

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