UKFEN is the UK Fisheries Economics Network, a network for economists and analysts working in the seafood industry.
UKFEN was founded by Seafish in early 2011 in order to promote professional exchange between fisheries economists and analysts. The network has many purposes, including:
- Linking researchers and analysts in academia, government and industry
- Sharing research plans among members
- The discussion and prioritisation of current and future research needs
- Coordination of research proposals and funding applications
- Debate and resolution of technical issues
- Communication between analysts and their customers
UKFEN meets regularly. Seafish provides a chair for general meetings, and members are drawn from academia, government, marine laboratories and research institutes. There is no fee for membership, and no obligation to participate in meetings.
Next UKFEN meeting: TBC, late Feb / early March 2017
Economists and analysts interested in joining UKFEN should contact Hazel Curtis. You should also contact Hazel if you would like Seafish to circulate an invitation to tender for a consulting project to all of the commercial members of UKFEN, or to submit items or ideas for discussion by UKFEN.
Seafish technical workshop 4th May 2017: How to estimate
the economic implications of new gear when conducting gear trials -
will we make any money with this gear?
On behalf of the UK Fisheries Economics Network, the Seafish Economics team is sponsoring a technical workshop to develop best practice guidance on how to estimate the economic implications of new gear when conducting gear trials. The workshop will be by invitation only. If you are a fishermen, technician, scientist, economist or other interested party who would make a good contribution to the workshop please contact E: Struan Noble
UKFEN has also published:
- Best Practice Guidelines for Fishing Industry Financial and Economic Impact Assessments 2012
- Economic Impact Assessments of Spatial Interventions on Commercial Fishing: Guidance for Practitioners - Second Edition2013)
- Comparing Industry Sector Values, With a Case Study of Commercial Fishing and Recreational Sea Angling(2015)