This report on the social dimension of the CFP is the first report specifically addressing social aspects of the CFP. It gives in the first part (TOR 1-3) an overview on specific regulations regarding access to coastal waters under Art. 5.2 of the basic regulation (Regulation EU 1380/2013), whether member states use social criteria for the distribution of fishing opportunities (Art. 16 and 17 of the basic regulation), and describe impacts of the different distribution systems of the fishing opportunities. In a second part we address improvements in the data collection on social variables for the fishing fleet (TOR 4) and elaborate how national and community profiles could look like (TOR 5). This publication includes a short introduction to the chapters on TOR 1-3 and a chapter for each of the five TOR. The report has been produced by experts from DG JRC and a group of experts convened under the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF). The group consisted of 20 independent experts. The list of experts can be found in section 8.
This report was originally published by the European Commission here.