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Feasibility study for a survey of fishers - FX0112

The overall aims of the project were to understand the extent to which a new social survey of fishers could add to the existing evidence base, identify and prioritise evidence gaps and determine the feasibility of conducting a (regular or not) survey that would be of value to both policy makers and fishing stakeholders.
1. A review of existing surveys (in the UK and beyond) to identify how a new survey could complement existing surveys.
2. A review of surveys targeting hard-to-reach populations, recognising that fishers are a distinct hard-to-reach group.
3. Identification of key evidence gaps that could be filled by a new survey.
4. Should a survey be feasible, consideration and recommendations for a sampling approach including data collection and analysis methods.
As the project progressed, it became clear that any new social survey should be designed and deployed collaboratively between government, researchers and fishing stakeholders. Thus, a further objective was added following the first stage of the project:
5. Development of a conceptual and operational framework for a co-produced survey that would allow collection of social data that would be of use to both policy makers and fishing stakeholders.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : CCRI Fisher Survey Feasibility Study Final Report   (1111k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2018

To: 2019

Cost: £59,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University of Gloucester
Social Research