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.
Updates to voluntary commitment
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
Estonian Environmental Inspectorate (Governmental), Ministry of Rural Affairs (Governmental)
- North Pacific
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, email@example.com, +3726262855