Draft CWA for commenting “EU fishing fleet operating outside European waters”


The overall purpose and objective of this workshop is to develop a CWA (CEN Workshop Agreement) which will define a set of consensus-based guidelines for developing Management Recommendations tailored for the EU fishing fleet operating outside European waters.

The guidelines are to provide a methodology for how to identify important issues that hinder environmental, social and economic sustainability of the fisheries in questions, and a framework on how to develop guidelines for resolving these issues, in cocreation with stakeholders. The guidelines are to follow the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach.


This CEN Workshop was proposed by the FarFish consortium. FarFish is constituted of public and private partners aiming to provide knowledge, tools and methods to support responsible, sustainable and profitable EU fisheries outside European waters, compatible with Maximum Sustainable Yield. For further details please visit their website (https://www.farfish.eu/). The guidelines will draw upon experience from work carried out in the FarFish project, where such guidelines have been developed and tested.


Following the kick-off meeting of 16 June 2020, the CWA Project Plan has been updated according to the comments received. A final draft CWA “Good practice guidelines for developing management recommendations tailored for the EU fleet operating outside European waters” has been developed and is now available for commenting.


You are kindly invited to submit comments on the draft CWA to the WS secretariat Mr Knut Jonassen, using the above commenting form.


Deadline: 17 September 2021



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