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Establishing electronic notification systems for the effective use of fishing gear
by Ministry of the Environment (Estonia) (Government)
The objective is to ensure that fishing gear placed to the sea will be used only as allowed in relevant fishing permits. This will avoid using more fishing gear and fishing more than allowed by the fishing permit. Also the objective is to reduce the impact of abandoned fishing gear that is sometimes left to the sea. Altogether, by using this electronic notification system, it allows for better management of available fish stocks, overfishing, illegal fishing etc. The electronic notification system also helps to find and identify the lost fishing gear. The current permitting system regulates mainly the amount of fish but does not specify the equipment and gear used.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
  • Reduction and elimination fishing practices and gear that destroy/degrade marine habitat
  • Reduction of fisheries by-catch and product waste/losses
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
December 2020
Electronic notification systems for the effective use of fishing gear
Financing (in USD)
220,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Research, new regulation, new rules
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
Estonian Environmental Inspectorate (Governmental), Ministry of Rural Affairs (Governmental)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, rene.reisner@envir.ee, +3726262855
Tallinn, Estonia
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