Regulation (EU) 2022/92 on monitoring data methodologies and the format for reporting passively fished waste
Jan 27, 2022
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The European Commission has adopted Regulation 2022/92 that requires Member States to ensure that monitoring data on the volume and quantity of passively fished waste are collected and reported back to the Commission.
The Eurostat Manual on Waste Statistics should be used for acquiring high-quality, harmonised and efficient waste statistics allowing the comparison of data across Member States. For fishing vessels falling within the scope of Directive 2002/59/EC, the collection of data shall be based on the information provided in the advance waste notification in accordance with Article 6 of Directive (EU) 2019/883.
Data collection for fishing vessels that do not fall within the scope of aforementioned directive should be based on one of the methods described in the Eurostat Manual on Waste Statistics, which include surveys, administrative or other sources, statistical estimation procedures or a combination of one of these methods.
The Directive enters into force on 13 February 2022.