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Economic and social parameters of fish processing

Project

 (c) FRoSTA Aktiengesellschaft

The coordination and implementation of the National Programme (Work Plan) for data collection under the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF) is one of the tasks of the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries. We collect economic and social data of the German fish processing sector by using the official statistics and by conducting our own surveys.

Background and Objective

The collection of economic and social data of the German fish processing industry is a part of the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF). The DCF is a community framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and aims to support scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). In this case, the collected data are used to evaluate the economic situation of the processing industry.

Target Group

Politics, economics, science.

Approach

In Germany, the fish processing sector is part of the industry. Almost 80-90% of employment and turnover belong to companies with 20 and more employees. Therefore, already existing data collection schemes with the emphasis on these larger companies are used. Additional data, in particular for the social variables, are gathered by the Federal Employment Agency. These data are almost all based on census. In order to avoid duplicate data collection, these primary data are used for the purpose of the data collection in the processing sector. For some variables, data are not available via other authorities. In these cases, the Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries conducts an additional survey and will make also use of published financial statements of the companies. Data on employment, production and economic indicators are being collected via questionnaires and regular surveys of the Federal Statistical Office.

Data and Methods

Data are collected for enterprises, for which the main activity is fish processing. In particular, data on income, personal costs, energy costs, raw material costs, other operational costs, capital costs, extraordinary costs, capital value, net investments, debt, employment and the number of enterprises.

The Federal Statistical Office in Germany (Destatis) holds a database with data on turnover, number of enterprises and employees belonging to the social security scheme. Destatis further collects data on investment and sales on a census basis with a threshold of companies with 20 employees and conducts a probability sample survey on several cost items and employment data.

The Federal Employment Agency registers all persons employed in Germany. Additional characteristics like gender, age etc. are collected as well. If data on employment figures are not sufficient or - as in the case of unpaid labour - maybe not fully covered by the Employment Agency, additional data collection on a triennial basis for social data and annually for economic data will be conducted by the Institute of Sea Fisheries.

For the raw material input by species and origin, a pilot study will be conducted. The aim is to make use of data already stored for traceability purposes in the sector. It is intended to check the quality and availability of these data and eventually conduct an own survey to obtain reliable pictures of the raw material input by species and origin. Meetings with industry representatives will form the starting point.

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Funding Body

  • European Union (EU)
    (international, öffentlich)

Duration

1.2009 - 12.2020

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Projekt type:
Project status: ongoing

Publikationen

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  1. Döring R, Borello A, Ebeling MW (2014) The economic performance of the EU fish processing industry (STECF-14-21). Luxembourg: Commission of the European Communities, 355 p, JRC Sci Pol Rep, doi:10.2788/968527
  2. Döring R, Malvarosa L, Avdelas L, Avdic E, Beukers R, Bordeau D, Borrello A, Burman C, Contini F, Danatskos C, Davidjuka I, Duarte F, Ebeling MW, Fernandez Polanco JM, Kazlauskas E, Lees J, Mongruel R, Moura C, Nielsen R, Stransky C, et al (2013) The economic performance report on the EU fish processing sector (STECF-13-31). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 223 p, JRC Sci Techn Rep
  3. Döring R, Carvalho N, Virtanen J, Avdelas L, Avdic E, Beukers R, Curtis R, Davidjuka I, Ebeling MW, Garrett A, Lees J, McCarthy C, Malvarosa L, Mongruel R, Motova A, Moura C, Nielsen R, Stransky C, et al (2012) Economic performance of the EU Fish Processing Industry Sector (STECF-OWP-12-01). Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 209 p, EUR Sci Techn Res Ser
  4. Döring R, Guillen J, Avdic E, Beukers R, Cozzolino M, Davidjuka I, Desgranges C, Ebeling MW, Garrett A, Goti L, Le Moing I, Lees J, Linde J, Malvarosa L, Moura C, Nielsen R, Pokki H, Pienkowska B, Razmislaviciute-Palioniene A, Stroie C, et al (2010) Report of Working Group on the evaluation of data collected on the fish processing sector (SGECA 10-04) : Joint Working Group on Economic Affairs (SGECA), of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) ; 11-15 October 2010, Ispra. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 312 p, JRC Sci Techn Rep
  5. Oostenbrugge HJ van, Anderson J, Berkenhagen J, Daures F, De Meo M, Ebeling MW, Elias L, Girard S, Guillen J, Hatcher A, Ioannou M, Jonsson A, Nord J, Normark Andersen K, O'Connor H, Pereira L, Virtanen J, Westh HK (2009) Report of the Working Group on the evaluation of Economic variables to be collected for the fishing industry, the processing and aquaculture sectors under the new EC Data Collection Regulation (SGECA 08-01) : Joint Working Group on Economic Affairs (SGECA), Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) ; 21-25 january 2008, Lisbon. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 27 p, JRC Sci Techn Rep
  6. Döring R, Guillen J (eds) (2009) Report on the evaluation of data collection related to the fish processing sector (SGECA 09 03) : 19-23 October, Ispra. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 135 p, JRC Sci Techn Rep