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Legislation on conservation measures including control (EUR-Lex)

Community inspectors and means of inspection in the EU countries

Video: Reform of the EU system for fisheries controls

After Sweden (last March) and Finland (May), the Commission has adopted an Action Plan with Lithuania on 26 November to further improve the control of Baltic fisheries.
Commissioner Karmenu Vella has travelled to Europe's biggest fishing port in Vigo, Spain, this week to mark two important anniversaries on the fisheries calendar: the tenth anniversary of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the 20th anniversary of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Mr Vella used his visit to recognise both organisations' achievements in promoting and enforcing sustainable fisheries.
In its annual report of 2014 activities, the European Fisheries Control Agency outlines how it assisted Member States and the European Commission to prepare for the monitoring of the landing obligation. This included rolling out new data network systems, adding modules for training fisheries inspectors and finding synergies with Member states for joint monitoring efforts.

Fisheries control authorities in the Baltic Sea area

Council Regulation (EC) No 1098/2007 of 18 September 2007 establishing a multiannual plan for the cod stocks in the Baltic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks, amending Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 779/97 provides a system of management of the cod fisheries in the Baltic Sea. These provisions define inter alia the management targets, technical measures for limiting fishing effort and a number of specific provisions on control and enforcement.

In the framework of the commitment to continue to co-operate on control and enforcement, each Member State in the Baltic Sea maintains an official website on fishery related control and reporting issues which are of benefit to the Commission, other Member States and the masters of fishing vessels in connection with the recovery of cod stocks

The national websites contain inter alia information on:

  • Description of control services and the resources available;
  • National control action programmes;
  • List of authorised vessels holding a special permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea;
  • Fishing effort limitation schemes;
  • Contact details for the submission of logbooks and landing declarations when landing in that Member State; and
  • Lists of designated ports and the addresses for fulfilling notification requirements

For detailed information on fishing effort limitations please consult Member States control web pages.

Websites of national fishing control authorities around the Baltic Sea


Map of the Baltic Sea and ICES Areas

Map of the Baltic Sea and ICES Areas