A webinar on “Recreational fisheries monitoring and control” gathered representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament, EU Member States, Advisory Councils and members of the scientific community.
In November 2019, at the request of the EP, the Commission launched a pilot project to develop and test a control scheme for recreational catches of sea bass. The project saw the development of an IT tool, “Fishfriender”, enabling recreational fishers to quickly register their daily catches and transmit the data to an EU web-based platform.
The purpose of webinar was to share the results of the pilot project and to present other existing IT tools designed to improve the effectiveness of recreational fisheries control and monitoring. In addition, a number of other presentations outlined the current political, biological and socioeconomic context of recreational fisheries.
The ensuing discussions will feed into the on-going revision of the European Commission's proposal for new provisions on traceability within the EU control regulation, currently under discussion by the co-legislators.
The presentations are available below. A meeting report will be published on this webpage in January 2021.
Control Regulation (EC) 1224/2009
Proposal of new control regulation
The EU's fisheries control system
Report: Control scheme for recreational catches of seabass (Pilot project)
- 4 december 2020
- Generaldirektoratet för havsfrågor och fiske