Publication of our study on the sanctioning systems of the Member States for infringements to the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy

The objective of this project was to provide an in-depth analysis of the national systems sanctioning the infringements of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), and in particular of the sanctions applied by Member States for infringements detected between 2015 and 2019, to support the Commission in the preparation of the report on the implementation of the Control Regulation for the period 2015-2019. Accordingly, the study describes the enforcement framework of the Member States with a coastline; assesses the effectiveness, proportionality and dissuasiveness of the sanctioning systems implemented in the Member States; and identifies best practices, as well as opportunities for improvement of the Member States’ sanctioning systems.