Under the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 2017/1004, MS should cooperate and coordinate their actions to further improve the quality, timeliness and coverage of data.
MS should also coordinate their data collection activities with other MS in the same marine region and make every effort to coordinate their actions with third countries in the same marine region.
In order to facilitate cooperation, Regional Coordination Groups (RCG) have been established: Baltic, North Sea & Eastern Arctic, North Atlantic, Mediterranean/Black Sea, Large Pelagics and Long Distance Fisheries.
In addition, a Planning Group dealing with data collection of economic data issues has been established (PGECON).
A Liaison meeting is organised every year as a forum where issues that affect several marine regions can be assessed and discussed.
Link to recommended meetings