The Marine Fisheries Agency has an operational target to enter all information from fish markets, merchants, fishing log books, landing declarations and sales notes on to the fisheries database within five working days of receipt. This target relates to the processing of returns for which no follow-up or investigative action is required to resolve errors or anomalies.
The capture of information on the date of receipt of forms at port offices was introduced in April 2003, and information for earlier periods cannot be provided.
Period Percentage of forms entered within five working days 2003-04 81.2 2004-05 95.1 2005-06 94.5
Percentage of forms entered within five working days