The Joint Research Centre (JRC)


The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's scientific and technical arm, provides scientific advice and technical support for EU policies, independent from private or national interests. FISHREG, part of the Maritime Affairs Unit of JRC's Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, is located in Ispra, Italy. FISHREG coordinates the scientific advice process of the Commission's Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) by means of the STECF Secretariat and it provides direction and scientific input by chairing a number of STECF meetings. Furthermore, in its role as "thematic assembly center for fisheries data", FISHREG collects and maintains fisheries data reported by EU Member States within the Data Collection Framework. FISHREG collects annually economic data on the EU fishing fleet and fish processing sector. In collaboration with DG MARE, it issues the Annual Economic Report (AER) on the European Fishing Fleet, and edits and co-authors the AER on the EU fish processing sector. FISHREG contributes to the Reform of the CFP and conducts research on a wide range of fisheries management issues. 

Role of JRC in SOCIOEC

JRC will be in charge of the synthesis task of WP6 and will be involved in defining the objectives and the analytical framework (WP3-WP5).

Description of Personnel involved in the project

Jarno Virtanen holds a master's degree in economics with post graduate studies in environmental and resource economics. He has been involved in several international research projects and was a member of STECF for several years. In JRC he is part of the economics team producing economic analyses for the fleet and the fish processing sector. His research interests are ecological/bio-economic analysis and game theory.

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.