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Abstract

The control Exercise 2002-2003 launched in November 2004, was the first attempt of the Commission to retrieve and evaluate fisheries data collected by the EU Member States during the period 2002-2003. The data requests were sent via email from the Commission to the 13 fishing Member States and covered the Modules C< D, E, F, G, H and I of the Commission regulation EC 1639/2001. The Commission�s Joint Research Centre (JRC) had been entrusted with the task to assess the quality of the data.
JRC developed a data analysis methodology that aimed to assess the completeness of the data compared to the Commission�s request, the compliance with the predefined codification specifications, and the timeliness with which they arrived. Furthermore, the procedure aimed to identify anomalies in the data by comparing datasets collected by different Member States that concerned same or similar fishing activities, geographical zones and periods.
The processing of the data was laborious, particularly for the data that had not been submitted in XML format. Manual processing was required in order to homogenise all differences found in the codification, disaggregation levels and measurement units. This confirms the need to use of a common codification specification for the extra data exchange. As regards compliance with the Commission request, the answers received were to a great extend incomplete, failing to provide the complete dataset that was requested. The procedure did not allow member States to flag cases where derogations had been obtained, and therefore it was not possible to distinguish the cases where the absence of data was justified.

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Authors: GERONYMAKI M, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);ALTHOFF W, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);THOORENS F-X, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 21591 EN (2005), 165 pp. Free of charge
Availability: Available from European Commission, JRC Knowledge Management Unit, Ispra (IT) Tel: +39 033278 9893 Fax: +39 033278 5409 E-mail: jrc-publications-office@ec.europa.eu or Bruxelles (BE) Tel: +32 2 295 76 24 Fax: +32 2 299 63 22
Record Number: 200618496 / Last updated on: 2005-12-15
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en