News: EU Fishing Authorisations website launched

Foto: Oceans & Fisheries website (Fishing vessel © PerErik/Adobe Stock)

The European Commission launched a new website on EU Fishing Authorisations. Users can now search for data on fishing authorisations that have been granted during the last 10 years for EU vessels fishing outside EU waters and for non-EU vessels fishing in EU waters.

Boosting EU fisheries transparency and digitalisation

This website boosts transparency in EU fisheries and digitalisation of EU administration by making relevant fisheries data available in real-time to the public.  The shared information ensures that the operations of EU external fishing fleets are open and accessible to everyone.  

Additionally, the ‘Agreements’ section provides information on multilateral and bilateral fishing agreements and the legal frameworks in which the EU external fishing fleets are operating.

This website is an important step in implementing the EU Regulation on Sustainable Management of External Fishing Fleet (SMEFF regulation, EU 2017/2403) particularly on publicly accessible data.

More information

Fishing authorisations website


News Posted on 01/06/2023