Council Regulation 1006/2008 on fishing authorisations: Implementation Appraisal

07-12-2015

This Implementation Appraisal focuses on Regulation 1006/2008 on fishing authorisations (also known as the Fishing Authorisation Regulation - FAR) and disciplining the access of third-country vessels to EU waters and the access of EU vessels to non-EU waters. Where relevant, this implementation appraisal will also cover implementing Regulation 201/2010 laying down the detailed rules for fishing authorisations and Regulation 1005/2008 to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). The forthcoming review of the FAR is part of a wider effort to improve the effectiveness and coherence of the regulatory framework in this field after the latest reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), in effect since 1 January 2014. The European Union is home to 85,692 active vessels (data from March 2015), contributing to about 5% of total global catches. A vast majority of EU catches come from the North East Atlantic and Eastern Central Atlantic areas and, to a lower degree, from the Mediterranean.

This Implementation Appraisal focuses on Regulation 1006/2008 on fishing authorisations (also known as the Fishing Authorisation Regulation - FAR) and disciplining the access of third-country vessels to EU waters and the access of EU vessels to non-EU waters. Where relevant, this implementation appraisal will also cover implementing Regulation 201/2010 laying down the detailed rules for fishing authorisations and Regulation 1005/2008 to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU). The forthcoming review of the FAR is part of a wider effort to improve the effectiveness and coherence of the regulatory framework in this field after the latest reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), in effect since 1 January 2014. The European Union is home to 85,692 active vessels (data from March 2015), contributing to about 5% of total global catches. A vast majority of EU catches come from the North East Atlantic and Eastern Central Atlantic areas and, to a lower degree, from the Mediterranean.