EU fisheries management relies on data collected, managed and supplied by EU countries under the Data Collection Framework.
The common fisheries policy (article 25(2)) sets out the key principles for data collection:
Joint Research Centre (JRC) fisheries data collection website
Regulation (EU) 2017/1004 of 17 May 2017 on the establishment of a Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the common fisheries policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1701 of 19 August 2016 laying down rules on the format for the submission of work plans for data collection in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors (notified under document C(2016) 5304)
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1251 of 12 July 2016 adopting a multiannual Union programme for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors for the period 2017-2019 (notified under document C(2016) 4329)
DCF Stakeholder Workshop – January 2014
Frequently Asked Questions on Data Collection and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
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The Commission adopted its annual communication taking stock of the implementation of the common fisheries policy (CFP) and launched a public consultation on the fishing opportunities for 2021.
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