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Revised EU rules and digitalisation of fisheries control

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Summary

The EU has revised its rules for fisheries control, applicable to both EU and non-EU fishing vessels operating in EU waters. It aims to better control and enforce the Common Fisheries Policy, and to fulfil international obligations to prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The digital information management system for catch certification (CATCH) will be fully digitalised and integrated into the Trade Control and Expert System (TRACES). This will be achieved by gradually expanding geolocalisation and electronic reporting to all fishing vessels.