Between May 15th – 16th Hans Ellefsen from the Faroese Ministry of Fisheries and I organized a workshop on “International Agreements in the Fisheries Sector” in Torshavn, Faroe Islands, under the auspices of European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE). About 30 participants gathered for two days of workshop. The focus was on agreements in the fisheries sector, with an emphasis on strategic interactions among agents. A wide range of topics covered included agreements for the joint management of fishing resources, agreements for access to living marine resources, the role of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs) in facilitating intergovernmental cooperation, trade agreements in the seafood sector, as well as working conditions under international fishing agreements.
Special thanks to Hans Ellefsen for his contribution to these reflections from the workshop