TORs of WECAFC-CRFM-OSPESCA – Fisheries Data and Statistics Working Group (FDS WG) 2019
CRFM, OSPESCA and WECAFC, in January 2016, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate, support and strengthen the coordination of actions among the three RFBs to increase the sustainability of fisheries. WECAFC in its 16th session held in Guadeloupe, France, 20-24 June 2016 agreed to establish a working group for fisheries data and statistics matters (FDS WG), based on the ongoing work of the WECAFC-FIRMS partnership and in support of the development of a regional database in collaboration with the Members and partners in the region. The aim of the envisioned FDS working group was to strengthen collaboration on fisheries data and statistics matters among the three regional fisheries bodies. The European Commission General Directorate for Fisheries (DG MARE) agreed to support financially the organization of the first meeting of the FDS WG in the context of the WECAFC-FIRMS project phase II.