Search Tips
FishFiles e-Services
About FishFiles
FishFiles Subscription Page
FishFiles Lite - Free EU Updates

Free Resources
Essential EU Regulations
Tech Materials & Reports

About MegaPesca
Technical Skills
Consultancy Services
Completed Projects

Internet Resources

FISHFILES PRO LOGIN       Email: Pass:



Latest News from MegaPesca FishFiles
The European Court of Auditors published a Special Report aimed at answering the question “has the EU an effective fisheries control system in place?”. The report found that the Member States and the Commission have made progress in several areas but that due to significant weaknesses the EU did not yet have a sufficiently effective system for fisheries controls in place to support the success of the CFP. Member States had not yet fully implemented the EU’s fisheries control regulation and certain provisions of the regulation would need modification to enable Member States to effectively control fisheries activities. Member States did not sufficiently verify the accuracy of their fleets' capacity and of the information on the vessels in the fleet register. Although Member States monitored vessels using satellite-based tracking technology, 89 % of the vessels in the EU fleet were not monitored in this way. They also criticised lack of transparency in quota distribution to beneficiaries. Some provisions related to small scale fisheries also leave loopholes in the legislation, preventing a full monitoring of fishing activities and rigorous monitoring of fishing quotas uptake, particularly in the Mediterranean Sea. The Commission issued a press release welcoming the findings of Special Report, considering it provides “an excellent opportunity for the EU tostrengthen the control legal framework”.

MegaPesca FishFiles
FishFiles is a suite of fisheries information services brought to you by MegaPesca, specialist consultants in European fisheries and food issues.

Every month the EU publishes an average of 50 new documents on the Common Fisheries Policy, and on fish trade and hygiene. MegaPesca FishFiles provides you with focused summaries prepared by our in-house experts, as well as direct access to the original documents. FishFiles keeps you up-to-date and saves you hours of searching the Official Journal for what you need.

Learn more about the Fishfiles subscription service or get our free monthly newsletter Fishfiles Lite.
Also On This Site
Are you looking for technical support for a fisheries development project? We supply world-class consultancy services, from fish resources and fishing to processing, marketing and health and trade regulations. See what we can do to help you.

We work on food and fisheries projects all over the world, generating up to date information and analysis on key issues in different countries and regions. Check out some of our most popular (and free) technical resources.

Copyright © 2014 MegaPesca Lda. Portugal