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Data Collection Framework

The European Commission’s Data Collection Framework (DCF) establishes a European Community framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

In doing so, it seeks to provide scientists and others responsible for making decisions on the management of fisheries with the information they need.

In particular, one major area of the DCF is the setting out of the scientific data that are needed as inputs into the annual assessments of fish stocks.

The DCF specifies the collective data that are required for the EU as a whole, as well as setting out targets for the precision of data within these different areas.

Contact information

Statistics and Analysis Team
Marine Management Organisation
Area 8C
9 Millbank
c/o Nobel House
17 Smith Square

Tel: 020 7238 4670
Fax: 020 7270 8072
Email: statistics@