Executive Summary: Modernising the system and ensuring harmonised and effective implementation across the EU
The following is a summary of recommendations for both the European Commission and EU member states (MS) from two position papers developed by the coalition, for improving the implementation of a core part of the Regulation: the catch certificate (CC) scheme.
On the need for an EU-wide catch certificate database and robust procedures for the risk assessment and verification of catch certificates
- The need for mandatory IMO numbers for vessels catching seafood for the EU market
- Case studies highlighting the need for improved implementation of the EU IUU Regulation Catch Certificate (CC) Scheme
- Modernisation of the EU IUU Regulation Catch Certificate System