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Data Collection Ireland

Measuring Prawn

Ireland’s Data Collection Programme to Support the implementation of the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

Data collection is essential for the implementation of the CFP.  Robust scientific data is required to evaluate the state of fish stocks, the profitability of the different segments of the sector and the effects of fisheries and aquaculture on the ecosystem. It is also used to evaluate EU policies: fisheries management measures, structural financial measures in support of the fisheries and aquaculture dependent areas, mitigation measures to reduce negative effects of fisheries on the ecosystem.

This site serves as the Irish national focal point for information on data gathered under the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF). The website informs the involved institutions, the EU Commission and the public about the Irish implementation of the DCF.

Ireland’s DCF Programme is supported by the European Maritime Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF).