publication . Article . 2017

An evaluation of socioeconomic factors that influence fishers’ discard behaviour in the Greek bottom trawl fishery

Maria Christou; John Haralabous; Konstantinos I. Stergiou; Dimitrios Damalas; Christos D. Maravelias;
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  • Published: 17 Jul 2017
Abstract
Abstract A newly introduced regulation renders the discarding of certain commercially important species illegal within the European waters progressively until 2019 (Article 15, EC Regulation 1380/2013). Thorough research is required in order to understand fishers’ perceptions and to achieve effective implementation of the regulation, as it is possible that certain implications might arise within the fishing industry and the associated communities after the shift to the new management regime. In this paper, fishers’ socio-economic behaviour is analyzed in relation to discarding practices under the “discrete choice” framework. Specifically, a variety of socioecono...
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free text keywords: Correlation and dependence, Fishing industry, business.industry, business, Environmental resource management, Discrete choice, Environmental economics, Discards, Crew, Sustainability, Socioeconomic status, Incentive
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EC| MINOUW
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MINOUW
Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 634495
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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Fisheries and Aquaculture ManagementFAM Projects: Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
European Marine ScienceMarine Environmental Science: Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
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