New EU fisheries control system

At a Glance 11-10-2023

During the October II plenary session, the Parliament is expected to vote on an agreement with the Council to revise the EU fisheries control system. The new legislation represents a complete overhaul of the current system. Major changes concern the tracking of all fishing vessels, electronic reporting of all catches, monitoring of recreational fisheries, improved traceability of fisheries products, and harmonisation of sanctions. CCTV cameras will be used to monitor vessels at high risk of not complying with the obligation to land all catches.