Request from EU for Scientific advice on data collection issues
A summary of the qualities and the future utility of the existing Data Collection Framework (DCF) Annex XIII indicators is provided. ICES advises that data collection and assessment to support indicators 5, 6, and 7 should continue. For indicators 2, 3 and 4, ICES does not advise further implementation as there are challenges to target setting, and response times are slow and variable. Indicators 1 and 8 have little further utility as they either do not address the priority issues in the most effective way (indicator 1) or will shortly be superseded by legal or regulatory changes (indicator 8).
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