The Regional DataBase (RDB) is a regionally coordinated database platform for fisheries assessments. The database covers fisheries in the North Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. It addresses fishery management needs related to the European Union Common Fisheries Policy.
The RDB is an important tool to assist in a regional approach to survey design and data collection, it supports the Regional Coordination Meetings for the Baltic, the North Sea & Eastern Arctic and the North Atlantic.
The platform was developed by the National Institute of Aquatic Resources at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU-Aqua). The RDB since 2012 is hosted and maintained by ICES for the preparation and analysis of commercial catch and landing data received from the cooperating countries. The platform is managed and steered by a group comprising Regional Fisheries managers, ICES and European Commission representatives. Funding is provided by the European Commission and ICES.
Currently, access to the database is by login.