The European Black Sea Fishermen Association participates in a research by the Black Sea Advisory Council, which aims to define precisely the parameters for the definition of small-scale fisheries for the Black Sea, to gather a database and the views of various stakeholders for this type of activity in the Black Sea.
In this connection the Association defines the following parameters according to the predefined criteria:
– Length of the boat – Up to 10 meters;
– Sailing area – Up to 3 nautical miles;
– Fishing time for one trip – Up to 12 hours;
– Engine power in kilowatts – Up to 100 Hp;
– Number of crew members – More than two people;
– Type of fishing gear – gillnets; fishing rods and trawlers;
– Number of fishing gear and marking – Up to 10,000 m, due to instability – unmarked;
– Quantity caught in kilograms /of unquoted species/ – Over 20 kg per trip;
– Number of trips per year – Over 20 trips;
– Navigation monitoring and control devices installed on board the fishing vessel – GPS;
– Landings for landing – Wherever the fishing vessel can land;
– It is forbidden to tranship / tranship from fishing vessel to an accompanying vessel – to ban the ban;
– Method of reporting the catch – Journal;
– Reporting time – Up to 24 hours after landing and landing of the catch;
– Location and method of sale of the catch – Up to 20 kg. to the end consumer directly from the total amount of catches on the boat.
On the basis of the aggregated data, the BISAC will make recommendations on the criteria for small-scale fisheries in the Black Sea and will define it.