Energy Saving in Fisheries (ESIF) FISH/2006/17 LOT3: final report

Marlen, B. van


Project “Energy Saving in Fisheries” (ESIF) aimed at investigating potential technical and operational methods to address the need to reduce energy consumption and associated costs in European fisheries. The study started with an inventory of potential technical solutions and ongoing projects in the participating member states. The economic performance of selected fleet segments was analysed with emphasis on the role of energy costs. This economic analysis considered aspects such as: break-even fuel price, factors determining energy efficiency, the economic potential for technological improvement and scenarios for future outlook related to possible develop-ment of fuel price. Finally, the economic feasibility of proposed technological adaptations was assessed