Cefas’ team of socio-economists draws on a broad range of expertise and skills in multiple branches of environmental and resource economics.
We work with public sector organisations, such as local, regional and national government and international authorities to provide expert advice on specific or wide-ranging coastal and marine environment and resource issues. Our strength is our close link with academia.
Supported within the multidisciplinary environment of Cefas, our team offers economic analysis and valuation of the natural marine and coastal environment. We draw on expertise from colleagues in other specialisms in Cefas to include factors in our work, such as invasive species, pathogens and marine wildlife. Our work covers the whole range of marine and coastal ecosystem services, goods and benefits, with a core focus on fisheries and aquaculture.
We undertake appraisals of policies or management options that will have an impact on industries as well as the wider coastal and marine environment and the societal benefits it provides. Services offered include cost-benefit analyses, marine and coastal natural capital valuation and management and sustainable fisheries management. Social and economic impact assessments include taking into account the effects of climate change. Our experts can provide services relating to risk modelling and method development in the marine environment, fisheries and aquaculture, which may also include the effects of climate change.
Cefas' socio-economics team is always up-to-date with the major environmental economic issues thanks to the close links they have with academia and policy makers. Our team contributed to the UK National Ecosystem Assessment in 2011 and 2014. For further information please download our Capability Statement.
For more information about how our socio-economics team can support your organisation, please contact us today.