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Data Collection Framework - DCF

WPs and ARs

Work Plans and Annual Reports

The National Work Plans and Annuals Reports are prepared by the MS, screened by independent experts and subject to evaluation by STECF in two dedicated annual meetings [here]. On the basis of the proposals by STECF, DG MARE approves the work plans and annual reports. This page gives access to the documents once this process is finalised.

Repository of regional work plans (since 2025), national work plans (since 2017), and national programmes (2005-2016).

Repository of annual reports, submitted by member states since 2004.

Guidelines and templates for drafting Work Plans and Annual Reports.

Pilot Study reports

Under the EU MAP 2017-2019, MS ran pilot studies on four different topics, and this possibility was extended for EU MAP 2020-2021. The Commission requested the submission of reports on these pilot studies by March 2021. Then STECF evaluated them, firstly through ad-hoc contracts following endorsement by STECF plenary. The final summary of the pilot studies by topic are provided below. 

  • Pilot study 1 refers to relative share of catches of recreational fisheries compared to commercial fisheries (endorsed by STECF PLEN 21-02) 
  • Pilot study 2 refers to level of fishing and impact of fisheries on biological resources and marine ecosystems. 
  • Pilot study 3 refers to data on employment by education level and nationality 
  • Pilot study 4 refers to environmental data on aquaculture