Guidance

North sea Fully Documented Fishery (FDF) scheme 2017

Application forms and the terms and conditions for fishing vessels and owners taking part in the 2017 North Sea FDF scheme.

Documents

North sea Fully Documented Fisheries (FDF) scheme application pack for 2017

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North sea Fully Documented Fishery scheme (FDF) terms and conditions (including duty of care) 2017

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Details

The FDF trial aims to reduce fish discards and encourage fishermen to fish more selectively. Vessels participating in this scheme are required to comply with the Landing Obligation.

The terms and conditions document explains:

  • eligibility
  • additional quota given to those boats taking part in the scheme
  • rules on discards and undersize fish
  • operation of the remote electronic monitoring (REM) system
  • control and enforcement
  • conditions placed on the vessel and people taking part
  • data control and handling
  • penalties
  • other general conditions

Further information and reports on the results of the scheme are available in the document collection.

Published 18 January 2016
Last updated 7 April 2017 + show all updates
  1. Section 8 wording changed
  2. Date extended to 31 March 2017
  3. Date extended
  4. Text updated
  5. Terms and conditions updated
  6. Remote electronic monitoring terms and conditions added
  7. First published.