Start Date: May 2016
End Date: Feb 2017 (Delayed)
Main Contractor(s): University of Portsmouth
Other Sponsor(s): European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
Extended Title: An economic analysis of quota allocation under a landing obligation: problems and solutions
Main Research Category: Discard Reduction - Quota
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The introduction of the EU landing obligation and increasing concerns over the problem of “choke species” serve to highlight the deficiencies of existing systems of quota allocation and management under the CFP. There is now an even greater focus on the issue of international quota allocation and the difficulties of managing the uptake of single species quotas in mixed fisheries. Using a combination of qualitative analysis and numerical simulation, the aim of this short study is to analyse the economic implications of the current system of international quota allocation and national quota management for Scottish fleets and to consider the extent to which there are possible solutions to quota allocation problems at different levels.
The main objectives of the study are as follows.