European Union Committee
The EU fisheries landing obligation: six months on

43rd Report of Session 2017-19 - published 16 July 2019 - HL Paper 395



Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The impact of the landing obligation

A ‘big bang’?

The risk of chokes

The landing of undersized fish

Is the landing obligation being complied with?

Chapter 3: Monitoring and enforcement

The enforcement challenge

Remote electronic monitoring

Compulsory compliance

Chapter 4: The risk of overfishing

An assumption of compliance


The importance of scientific advice

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Glossary

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