The regional fisheries organizations (RFOs) where the European Community is a contracting party establish management measures for the resources under their competence based on the advice provided by their respective scientific committees. Contracting parties are bound to contribute to this advisory process by providing scientific information and data on their fishing activity.
In addition, according to the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the Community is committed to apply the same conservation standards when exploiting third countries fisheries resources as it does for the internal ones. In this context the Community encourages and contributes to fund the formulation of scientific and technical advice required to establish fisheries management policies in non-Community waters. Similar actions, also foreseen in the EUís political and developmental policies, foreign relations, and in research and education represent an important part of the committed costs in the international plan for the formulation of the STA.Services Provided: