Strengthening regional cooperation in the area of fisheries data collection
All neighbouring European Member States along the North Sea and North Atlantic are collecting biological data in the fisheries sector. In order to strengthen cooperation in fisheries sampling, we develop scenarios for sensible planning and conduction of biological data collection within these regions, based on case studies.
The EU Member States are inter alia obliged to sample commercial fisheries within the European fishing regions via the Data Collection Framework (DCF), see project description. All neighbouring countries have to set up and conduct their own programmes for data collection. In doing so, it has to be ensured that biological sampling in harbours and onboard fishing vessels is regionally coordinated and statistically sound.
The aim of our project is to show how data collection tasks can be regionally shared in a better way, using typical fisheries for the regions North Sea and North Atlantic, and we are going to recommend corresponding options for action to the European Commission.
Science & Politics
see Final Report
4.2015 - 4.2016
Project funding number: MARE/2014/19
Project status: finished