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


 DC web site

The EU Member States collect fisheries data to support the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) through a scientific advice. The data collection framework (DCF) exists since 2000, set out in Regulation (EU) 2017/1004 and a multiannual programme (EU MAP).

The Member States collect the data following the national work plans and report annually on the implementation. They coordinate their activities in regional coordination groups (RCGs) which may also prepare regional work plans.

The Member States upload some of the collected data to JRC databases, in response to data calls issued by DG MARE. The data is analysed by the experts of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). It underpins STECF scientific opinions and recommendations that are used in the CFP decision-making process.

Other end users also partly base their scientific advice on the DCF data: The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs), sustainable fisheries partnership agreements (SFPAs), and more.

JRC (D.2. Water and Marine resources) extracts and analyses the data stored in its databases, assesses its quality, and prepares it for the STECF working groups. Once the STECF reports are finalised, the aggregated data is published for further use in scientific analyses and policy-making.


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2021 - NO IT support for the following periods: 2021 - NO IT support for the following periods:

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Latest news on Data Calls: Latest news on Data Calls:

1st March 2023

FDI validation tool open

  • deadline: 30 June 2023 (12:00 cet)

1st March 2023

EU Fleet Economic data call 2023 open

  • the upload tool and the validation tool will open next week
  • deadline: 30 March 2023 (12:00 cet)

29th August 2022

EU Aquaculture sector data call 2022 will open

  • deadline: 29th September 2022 (14:00 cet)

1st June 2022

Fisheries Dependent Information data call 2022 is open

  • deadline: 30 June 2022 (12:00 cet)

23rd May 2022

Mediterranean and Black Sea data call 2022 will open

  • deadline: 27 June 2022 (12:00 cet)