Description of the categories Description of the categories

This report section includes all reports released by the STECF and its predecessor the STCF. Reports are sorted in categories. Reports released before 2005 are accessible in the category “historic report” and will date back to the 1980s. The report section will not immediately contain a text search section. JRC aims to have this function available as soon as possible. For guidance on how to reference the reports and information on DCF data used in the STECF context please see below.

List of categories with small descriptions:

  • Plenary Meeting Reports
    Here you can find the reports of the plenary meetings. Plenary reports contain STECF’s evaluations of expert working group reports and advice/responses of the STECF on various requests from the Commission.
  • Data Collection Framework (DCF/DCR)
    Here you can find the reports related to the DCR/DCF. The reports refer to topics such as evaluation of national programmes, indicators, review of surveys, data quality aspects, etc.
  • Economic analysis (fleet, processing, aquaculture)
    Here you can find the reports referring to topics such as the annual economic reports on the profitability of EU fleets, the fish processing sector, etc.
  • Evaluation of Effort Regimes
    Here you can find the reports referring to the evaluations of fishing effort regimes regarding e.g. Annex IIA of TAC & Quota Regulations, Celtic Sea, Deep Seas, etc.
  • Management Plans; impacts and evaluations
    Here you can find the reports referring to topics such as multi-aanual management plan evaluations, impact assessments, harvest control rules (HCRs), etc.
  • Mediterranean & Black Sea Stock Assessments
    Here you can find the reports referring to the assessments of Mediterranean and Black Sea stocks conducted by the STECF.
  • Review of Scientific Advice for Stocks
    Here you can find the reports referring to the advice on stocks and fisheries provided by the STECF.
  • Balance between capacity and fishing opportunities
    Here you can find the reports referring to STECF’s reviews of national reports on Member States efforts to achieve balance between fleet capacity and fishing opportunities.
  • Environmental Impacts
    Here you can find the reports referring to topics such as by-catches of cetaceans, sensitive habitats, etc.
  • Discards
    Here you can find the reports referring to topics such evaluation and reduction of discarding practices.
  • Technical measures
    Here you can find the reports referring to topics such as net selectivity, etc.
  • Strategic issues
    Here you can find the reports referring to topics such as how to implement an ecosystem approach to fisheries, etc...
  • Other
    This category collects all reports that do not found a place into the previous listed categories.
  • Historic reports (before 2005)
    This category collects the historical reports released before 2005. The historical reports are sorted in the same categories as listed above. They have been inserted into the system by a scanning procedure and for this reasons they are searchable only by 'title' and 'description'.

To view the final reports for a specific category please click on the desired category on the list on your left-hand side.

How to reference STECF reports How to reference STECF reports

Reports of the STECF and its predecessor the STCF have been released in three different formats. Here you find suggestions on how to reference the reports.

  1. Reports formatted as Commission Staff Working Papers containing a SEC number (up to 2007).
    Example:
    Commission Staff Working Paper SEC (2004) 1024, 18th report of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries, 67pp.
  2. Reports formatted as Commission Staff Working Papers (but not containing SEC numbers, mainly in 2007 and 2008).
    Example:
    Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) - Review of scientific advice for 2008 - Consolidated Advice on Stocks of Interest to the European Community. 2007. 346 pp.
  3. Reports formatted as JRC Scientific and Technical Reports (containing ISBN, EUR, doi, since end 2008).
    We suggest referencing these reports as monographs by listing the editors. Alternatively the names of all authors could be listed.

    Reports before the entry of force of the Lisbon Treaty (European Communities...):
    Example:
    Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) - 29th Plenary Meeting Report. (eds. Casey j. & Doerner H). 2008. Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, EUR 23624 EN, JRC48911, 69 pp.
    Reports after the entry of force of the Lisbon Treaty (European Union...):
    Example:
    Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) - Methodologies for 2011 economic reports (STECF-11-03). (ed. Guillen J.). 2011. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, EUR 24828 EN, JRC65056, 59 pp.

DCF data in STECF DCF data in STECF

Who can access the DCF data? What is the possible use of those data?

The possible use of the data collected under the umbrella of the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF) is regulated by the Council Regulation (EC) No. 199/2008 of the 25 February 2008:

Please read also the letter of the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries to the STECF.