The European Parliament, fishers and civil society do not have the information necessary to assess whether the Control Regulation is effectively implemented. This lack of transparency creates a culture of mistrust, misinformation and mismanagement, ultimately jeopardising the objectives of the CFP.

We therefore recommend increasing the public information available on the implementation of the EU fisheries control system with a view to creating a culture of trust, collaboration and compliance. Concretely, Member States should no longer be able to veto the publication of data on the implementation of the EU fisheries control system (as is currently the case under article 113 of the Control Regulation).

To learn more about our position, please view our factsheets on Article 113 and transparency more broadly.