Among the intended key products of the FarFish project are “Good practice guidelines for developing management recommendations tailored for the EU fleet operating outside European waters”. Drafts of such guidelines have already been developed, tested, improved and validated in the FarFish project. The final step in this process is to develop a CEN workshop agreement (CWA), based on the project work already conducted. CEN is the European Committee for Standardization and CWA are the lowest-level standards published under CEN. By going through this CWA process, where anyone interested in the topic can actively participate, the guidelines developed are guaranteed to follow a standardised format and follow a process where consensus is to be reached.
Those interested in taking part in the process of developing the CWA good practise guidelines can now visit the webpage of CEN and register, as well as downloading background documents.
The CWA kick-off meeting will be held on June 24th, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, the meeting will take place online using Zoom.