NEAFC request - Suitable criteria for differentiating fisheries into possible management types
NEAFC could further improve the usefulness of the VMS and catch report data for the purpose of developing criteria to differentiate fisheries into management types by:
a) including in catch reports the fishing gear used if available;
b) increasing frequency of transmission (ideally once a day and reported on haul by haul basis) and completeness of catch reports (covering all species in the catch);
c) increasing the polling frequency of VMS data;
d) requiring transmission of vessel speed and heading.
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