DCF Regulation DCF Regulation

The Data Collection Framework Regulation sets out the basic principles and the general rules on the collection, management and use of data, in line with the CFP. It contains provisions on:

  • the multiannual Union programme and its implementation by Member States,
  • the communication between the Commission and Member States through the national correspondents,
  • the role of regional coordination groups,
  • the storage and sharing of data and
  • the support to scientific advice.

Regulation (EU) 2017/1004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on the establishment of a Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the common fisheries policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 (recast) [here]

In October 2020, a report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the implementation of the DCF was published [here]

EU-MAP 2020-2021 EU-MAP 2020-2021

The EU multiannual programme for data collection establishes the data requirements to be collected, the list of mandatory surveys in each sea basin and the thresholds to collect data. In line with the DCF Regulation, it is composed of two legal acts:

  • Commission Delegated Decision (EU) 2019/910 of 13 March 2019 establishing the multiannual Union programme for the collection and management of biological environmental, technical and socioeconomic data in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors [here]
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/909 of 18 February 2019 establishing the list of mandatory surveys and thresholds for the purposes of the multiannual Union programme for the collection and management of data in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors [here]

Templates for the submission of work plans and annual reports Templates for the submission of work plans and annual reports

The Member States are requested to draw up a work plan in accordance with the EU multiannual programme, using the work plan template provided by the Commission. The Member States are requested to submit an annual report on the implementation of their work plan, using the annual report template provided by the Commission.

  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1701 of 19 August 2016 laying down rules on the format for the submission of work plans for data collection in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors (notified under document C(2016) 5304) [here]
  • Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1283 of 24 August 2018 laying down rules on the format and timetables for the submission of annual data collection reports in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors (notified under document C(2018) 5270) [here]