It is universally acknowledged that the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy has created enormous environmental and economical damage. Discards and over fishing being the two most prominent examples. In turn with plummeting fish stocks, thousands of jobs have also been lost damaging communities and cultures based on the fishing sector. This report and uncosted proposal outlines a ‘Big Data’ response. What is actually require is a complete overhaul and revision of EU fisheries policy. Effective and efficient data management has its place BUT only if applied to a policy that is effective, workable and sustainable. All the time that the existing damaging CFP is allowed to continue, no amount of ‘Big Data’ management and application will resolve the current known issues. It will merely confirm what is already known. This Parliament should deny approval of this proposal and request a major re-think of existing policies instead. That is an action I would and could support.