Development EU Fishing App

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Tender published by EU Commission

The revised Fisheries Control Regulation came into force on 9 January 2024.

As announced in our article from May 22, the new regulation stipulates that marine recreational fishers operating in EU territorial waters must register and declare their catch through a certified app starting in 2026. In a first step, this will only be required for certain species. 

The according tender for the development of this electronic system has been published by the European Commission on 5 July 2024. 

  • The Commission expects receiving high quality bids with a total value of 1,130,000 EUR.
  • Deadline for receipt of tenders: 2 September 2024 – 16:00h
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EU Commission: "This contract will support the Commission to extend, scale up, relocate, and further develop the EU Recreational Fisheries electronic system - RecFishing. The ultimate aim is to deliver an efficient EU-wide system for recording and reporting data, supporting the monitoring and control of recreational fisheries". 

EFTTA: "This is one step to get more and better data about EU recreational sea fisheries. EFTTA continues to lobby for more and better social and economic data and reporting".