Welcome to the Joint Research Centre (JRC)
fisheries data collection web site


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Since 2000, an EU framework for the collection and management of fisheries data is in place. This framework was reformed last in 2008 resulting in the Data Collection Framework (DCF). Under this framework the Member States (MS) collect, manage and make available a wide range of fisheries data needed for scientific advice.

The data is collected on the basis of National Programmes in which the MS indicate which data is collected, the resources they allocate for the collection and how data is collected. MS must report annually on the implementation of their National Programmes and the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) evaluates these Annual Reports.

Part of the data collected by the MS is uploaded in databases managed by the JRC in response to data calls issued by DG MARE. This data is analysed by experts of the STECF and forms the basis for scientific opinions and recommendations formulated in STECF reports. The resulting scientific advice is used to inform the CFP decision making process.

JRC is assembling the data, storing it in databases, analysing its quality and coverage and making it available to the STECF working groups. Once the STECF reports are finalised the data is disseminated in aggregated form for a target audience of experts for further use in scientific analyses and policy.

In this website you will find the necessary information and data related to the above described process including:

  • latest news in relation to data calls, deadlines, variable definitions, disaggregation levels and uploading procedures;
  • National Programs and Annual Report prepared by the MS;
  • access to the uploading facilities and data dissemination platforms for the experts and the general public;
  • coverage reports on the data provided by the MS in response of the data calls managed by JRC;
  • DCF technical documents, guidelines and legislation.

Latest news Latest news

 1st March 2018

Fleet Economic data call legal deadline the 1st March 2018 at 12:00h(CET).

 06th February 2018

No IT support for the following periods:
  • 30th March and the 2nd April 2018
  • 25th April 2018
  • 1st May 2018

 30th January 2018

Fleet Economic data call will be launched.

 18th December 2017

Fish Processing Industry operational deadline: the 18th December 2017 at 12:00h (CET).

 03rd October 2017

Fish Processing Industry data call launched.