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EMODnet Biology reports on Fisheries survey data publication

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EMODnet Biology has a remit to provide a service that is predisposed to provide access to data from fisheries. However, these data are not available, and this document provides an overview on the reasons and constraints that impact this line of work.

The document focuses on Fisheries Independent Surveys collected under the EU Data Collection Framework where “biological data on all stocks caught or by-caught in Union commercial and, where appropriate, recreational fisheries in and outside Union waters” are applicable. It explains the different data flows, mechanisms and practices for the two FAO major fishing areas, Area 27 NE Atlantic and Area 37 Mediterranean and Black Sea.

You can read the full report here.