University of Portsmouth - Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE)



The Centre for the Economics and Management of Aquatic Resources (CEMARE) is a wellestablished research unit within the Department of Economics at the University of Portsmouth, UK.

Staff of the Centre undertake research and consultancy as well as teaching on undergraduate and graduate programmes. CEMARE staff have been involved in numerous EU Framework-funded projects over the years. The principal scientist working on this project will be Dr Aaron Hatcher.


CEMARE will contribute to the development of WP 2, 3 and 4. CEMARE will also be involved in case study on fisheries in Western Waters, focusing on quota management by two Producers' Organisations based in Southern England.

Description of Personnel involved in the project

Aaron Hatcher is a Senior Research Fellow in CEMARE. He has both participated in and coordinated a number of international research projects funded by the EU and has also reported to the UK Government on key economic issues in UK fisheries management, including the use of charges in fisheries, quota trading and the economics of fishing capacity. Dr Hatcher has published on various aspects of fisheries policy including the economics of compliance with fishery regulations. His current research interests focus on the microeconomics of fishery management, in particular on the use of tradable individual quotas in fisheries, discarding and on the implications of non-compliance for economic outcomes under quota management regimes.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.