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Region:    Europe

Evaluation of Fleet Entry Exit Scheme Europe

DG MARE Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) - Project Dates:
June 2018 - October 2018

Description of Project:
DG MARE of the European Commission sought an "Evaluation study on the entry-exit scheme of European fishing fleet".

The entry exit scheme (EES) is the mechanism described by Article 23 of the CFP Regulation whereby entry into the fleet of fishing capacity (measured in GT and in kW) must be compensated for by the prior withdrawal of fishing capacity of at least the same amount without public aid. The main specific objective of the EES is to ensure Member States compliance with capacity ceilings fixed by the CFP for EU mainland and outermost regions fishing fleets.

Member States report on EES implementation to the Commission through annual fleet reports foreseen under CFP article 22.4, with the  EU fishing fleet register  as the main monitoring tool of fishing fleet capacity in the Member States, including in outermost regions.

Services Provided:

Poseidon undertook the Irish and UK reports for this evaluation to provide information on how Member States have implemented the EES (rules and procedures) over the 2003-2017 period and to identify perceived positive and negative effects of the scheme in the Member States. Information will support the evaluation of the performances of the EES and recommendations on the way forward.