Data Collection Framework Multiannual Programme 2014-2016

European Union fisheries management relies on data collected, managed and supplied by Member States under the Data Collection Framework. Reliable fisheries data are needed to assess the health of fish stocks and the marine environment and to meet the European Union’s objective of ensuring sustainable fisheries by 2020 at the latest.

Through this operation, fisheries data are collected in a number of ways: in ports or at sea by observers on board commercial fishing vessels, through scientific surveys at sea to locate and follow fish stocks, by compiling control data from log books, sales notes, and satellite data, and through socio-economic surveys of the fisheries, aquaculture and processing sectors.

€ 1.8 M
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change