13 Experts gather in Chennai to discuss the methodology.
The Fishing Operations and Technology Branch of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) and the Bay of Bengal Programme Inter-Governmental Organisation (BOBP-IGO) are organizing an Expert Meeting from 18 – 20 September 2018 in Chennai, India to initiate a Global Study on ‘Techno-Economic Performance Reviews of Fishing Fleets’. The study will contribute to our understanding of the economic health of the world’s fishing fleets and inform the membership of FAO and BOBP-IGO on the status and trends in techno-economic performance of the various fleets.
The objectives of the Expert Meetings are to: • Bring together a small group of key fisheries economists with experience in fishing fleet reviews to present and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various methodologies applied for reviewing the economic and technical performance of fishing fleets. • Develop and agree on a general sampling/survey methodology for conducting techno-economic performance reviews. • Discuss technological innovations that have taken place in the last 10 years that had an impact on the economic and financial performance of fishing fleets. • Identify experts/counterparts in developing countries that could participate in testing the methodology from October 2018 onwards.