2014 UN General Assembly (Fisheries Resolution on CDS) / by Francisco Blaha

Catch Documentation Schemes

75bis. Notes with satisfaction in this regard that the Committee on Fisheries at its thirty-first session recognized that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations would undertake to elaborate guidelines and other relevant criteria relating to catch documentation schemes, including possible formats, based on the following principles: conformity with the provisions of international law, not creating unnecessary barriers to trade, equivalence, risk-based, reliable, simple, clear and transparent, and electronic if possible, with the aim of adoption at the thirty-second session of the Committee on Fisheries, and that the assessment of schemes and formats would include cost-benefit considerations and take into account catch documentation schemes already implemented by certain of its members, as well as regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements;

 Just an example of the stuff we do now with the EU one

Just an example of the stuff we do now with the EU one

This is good news... a better system is possible and some very smart and "reality based" people are working on it!