construct vessel registers have become one of Assist AB's largest
specialities. We have participated in several projects for construction of
vessel registers in several countries both within and outside of EU.
Each EU country has its
own fishing vessel register. The contents of these registers is reported to EU,
who collects all vessel registers from all EU countries and puts them together
in a register over the fishing fleet of EU.
Through the years quite a
number of changes have been made to the regulations that regulates the vessel
registers of EU. The latest regulation 26/2004 has been valid since 1 September
2004 and regulates the information that has to be sent to EU quarterly. Even
here new changes are going to take place.
Now when the national
database are sent to EU four times per year, the result will be a better
correspondence between the registers in the member states and the central EU
register. Earlier when every change had to be reported directly after its
occurrence even typing errors where sent, and a lot of corrections had to be
There are still some strange
demands in the system. The time when a vessel becomes inactive, tonnage on open
vessels, contradictive demands in the regulation regarding gears etc.
On several areas the
regulation have been simplified thus making it easier to construct a system for
reporting and registration.
Experience in this area
We have for example:
Participated in the
development of and developed several generations of vessel registers in
Sweden. The latest for regulation 26/2004.
Structured a vessel
register for the earlier regulation 2090/98. We have also installed and
performed training in this program in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania,
Slovenia and Cyprus.
Connected the vessel
register in Latvia to their new fishery system.
2005-2007 we are working with