New Regulation on EU Fleet Register

The new European Regulation on EU Fleet Register, which was adopted by the European Commission on 6 February 2017 and will enter into force on 1 February 2018, will make easier for EU Member States to update the fleet register and applies to all commercial fishing vessels, except aquaculture vessels and blue fin tuna traps.

In this regard, it is important to note that the EU Fleet register is a necessary tool to manage the balance between fishing capacity and opportunities in line with the common fisheries policy (CFP), as well as a useful tool for fleet monitoring and control.


Source: European Commission – Fisheries