This document presents the NGO priorities on the revision of the EU Fisheries Control System.
It calls on decision-makers to:
- Ensure full compliance with the landing obligation;
- Adapt the general control framework to the control of technical measures;
- Maintain and improve the EU legal framework for enforcement and sanctions;
- Mandate the use of cost-efficient tracking devices and the electronic reporting of catches and fishing operations for small-scale vessels;
- Improve the control of recreational fisheries;
- Improve traceability requirements;
- Improve data management and sharing;
- Ensure the monitoring and control of fleet capacity;
- Effectively control fishing in restricted and marine protected areas;
- Introduce transparency requirements;
- Minimise the amendments to the EU IUU Regulation by staying within the scope of the Commission’s proposal and by strengthening only those provisions opened for review;
- Revise the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) mandate.
EU Fisheries Control System factsheets:
Fisheries control issues are presented in more detail in the following factsheets:
- Remote Electronic Monitoring;
- Without effective sanctions the Control Regulation has no purpose ;
- Traceability Requirements for Seafood Products;
- Transparency as a key tool to monitor the implementation of EU fisheries control rules.
- Digitisation of the catch certification scheme of the IUU Regulation
- An expanded and stronger international mandate for EFCA
- Small Scale Fisheries: Managing Small Scale Vessels