Source & Author: The EU Commission
Under their action plans, Belgium and Germany will work to improve data management; , principally ensuring that catch data are comprehensively collected, validated, cross-checked and applied to ensure effective monitoring and reporting of quota uptake.
Action plans are an effective way to enforce the Common Fisheries Policy in a spirit of cooperation and dialogue. With their clear timeframes, benchmarks and reporting deadlines, they allow the Commission to follow up on the implementation and the progress made, and have been shown to obtain good results; as proven, for example, by the closed action plans with Spain, Malta and Latvia. They help to ensure that Member States have set up appropriate administrative and technical structures and systems to ensure monitoring, control and enforcement of the Common Fisheries Policy rules and thereby contribute to the sustainability of fisheries.