Requirements for documentation, data collection and scientific evaluations

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This chapter describes the process and evaluation behind several of the flexibility elements introduced into the Basic Regulation. Firstly, it describes how a fishery may be granted a "high survival exemption" (HSE) or "de minimis" to the Landing Obligation, for a particular regulated species. It details the process of generating any exemption supporting evidence by Member States and the evaluation process. The impact of the Landing Obligation on the scientific advice for setting fishing opportunities is also described as well as the annual reporting process. The final section deals with the challenges faced by the main players in this whole process.




Rihan, D., Uhlmann, S. S., Ulrich, C., Breen, M., & Catchpole, T. (2018). Requirements for documentation, data collection and scientific evaluations. In The European Landing Obligation: Reducing Discards in Complex, Multi-Species and Multi-Jurisdictional Fisheries (pp. 49–68). Springer International Publishing.

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