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Fisheries & Aquaculture data collection

The Data Collection Framework for the Common Fisheries Policy The Data Collection Framework for the Common Fisheries Policy

The JRC collects and maintains fisheries and aquaculture data transmitted by EU Member States under the remit of the Data Collection Framework (DCF) regulation. The datasets are assessed by teams of independent experts participating in working groups convened by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) whose scientific advice is used to inform the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) decision making process. The dedicated portal includes information on the official data calls issued, access to the uploading facility, the definitions of variables, disaggregation levels and uploading procedures, as well as current and past legislation.