Statement

Increase EU Support for Data Collection Control and Enforcement

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Opening Statement

We have identified two priority areas for amendments to the EMFF:

  • Increasing financial aid for data collection, control, and enforcement; and 
  • Ending aid that incentivises overfishing. 

This briefing focuses on why and how to increase support for data collection, control, and enforcement in the EMFF. The success of the future Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) depends largely on how thoroughly the agreed upon measures are implemented. Several member States struggle to comply with all their data collection, control and enforcement obligations. However, meeting these obligations is an essential pre-condition for effective fisheries management. For instance, suitable data is missing for half the stocks in the north-east Atlantic and adjacent waters.

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