The overall aim of the project was to ascertain whether the 8% margin of tolerance limit is realistically and consistently achievable under “at sea” conditions following concern from the industry that this limit was too narrow.  This tolerance limit, originally set at 20% has recently been revised in Council Regulation (EC) 1928/2004 Annex V paragraph 20:

 

Therefore the objectives were to:

  • compare the weight of fish estimated by the Defra Observer with that estimated by the skipper of the vessel
  • compare the weight of fish estimated by the Defra Observer and skipper of the vessel, with the landed declaration
  • assess whether  the margin of tolerance allowed between the logbook entry and landing declaration is realistic.

Name of Client

Department For Environment, Food and Rural affairs (DEFRA)

Project Dates

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Country

UK