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) 2019/909 of 18 February 2019 establishing the list of mandatory research surveys and thresholds for the purposes of the multiannual Union programme for the collection and management of data in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors
Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2019/910 of 13 March 2019 establishing the multiannual Union programme for the collection and management of biological, environmental, technical and socioeconomic data in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors
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) 2018/1283 of 24 August 2018 laying down rules on the format and timetables for the submission of annual data collection reports in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors (notified under document C(2018) 5270)
Frequently Asked Questions on Data Collection and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
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Legislation on fisheries conservation measures including data collection (EUR-Lex)
Legislation related to fisheries statistics (EUR-Lex)
Legislation related to fisheries research (EUR-Lex)
Yesterday, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached a provisional agreement on legislation that would allow fishermen and -women affected by the dire condition of certain fish stocks in the Baltic Sea to leave the fishing sector with the financial support from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), received under specific conditions.
EUMOFA is inviting you to join its free webinar: “Introduction to EUMOFA – The European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products”.
Ahead of this autumn’s negotiations on fishing opportunities for 2021, the Commission has adopted a report taking stock of the multiannual plan (MAP) for the Baltic Sea.