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Council Regulation (EU) 2022/515 of 31 March 2022 amending Regulation (EU) 2022/109 fixing for 2022 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in Union waters and for Union fishing vessels in certain non-Union waters

ST/7369/2022/INIT

OJ L 104, 01/04/2022, p. 1–50 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2022/515/oj

1.4.2022   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 104/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2022/515

of 31 March 2022

amending Regulation (EU) 2022/109 fixing for 2022 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in Union waters and for Union fishing vessels in certain non-Union waters

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 43(3) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Council Regulation (EU) 2022/109 (1) fixes for 2022 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in Union waters and for Union fishing vessels in certain non-Union waters.

(2)

On 21 December 2021, the Union agreed with the United Kingdom on the setting of a large number of total allowable catches (TACs) for 2022 for stocks listed in Annex 35 to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the Union and United Kingdom (TCA) (2). The outcome of the consultations was documented in the Written Record, which was endorsed by the Council on 21 December 2021 and signed on the same day by the Head of Delegation of the United Kingdom and by the Commission representative on behalf of the Union, in accordance with Article 498(6) of the TCA and Council Decision (EU) 2021/1875 (3).

(3)

The Written Record is a result of consultations conducted by the Union with the United Kingdom in accordance with Article 498(2), Article 498(4), points (a) to (d), and Article 498(6) of the TCA, with the objectives and principles set out in Articles 2, 3, 28 and 33 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4), Articles 4 and 5 of Regulations (EU) 2019/472 (5) and 2018/973 (6) of the European Parliament and of the Council, and Decision (EU) 2021/1875. The Union position was based during the consultations on the best available scientific advice as provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) in accordance with Article 494(3), point (c), of the TCA.

(4)

It is therefore necessary to replace the provisional TACs that were established in Regulation (EU) 2022/109 in accordance with the fishing opportunities agreed in the Written Record and to implement other measures functionally linked to the fishing opportunities also agreed in the Written Record.

(5)

Such fishing opportunities for 2022 will allow for long-term environmentally sustainable fishing activities, managed with the aim of achieving economic, social and employment benefits and contributing to the availability of food supplies, including the promotion of a level playing field for Union operators where stocks are shared with the United Kingdom.

(6)

There are certain stocks for which ICES, while assessing them against maximum sustainable yield (MSY), has issued scientific advice for no catches. If TACs for those stocks were established at the level indicated in such scientific advice, the obligation to land all catches both in the Union and United Kingdom waters, including by-catches from those stocks, in mixed fisheries, would lead to the phenomenon of ‘choke species’. In order to balance the need for the continuation of those mixed fisheries in view of the potentially severe socioeconomic implications of complete interruption of those fisheries with the need to achieve a good biological status for those stocks, and taking into account the difficulty of fishing all stocks in a mixed fishery at MSY at the same time, the Union and the United Kingdom agreed that it is appropriate to establish specific TACs for by-catches for those stocks. Those TACs should be set at a level which decreases mortality for those stocks and provides incentives for improvements in selectivity and avoidance. The levels of the fishing opportunities for those stocks should be established in accordance with the Written Record in order to ensure a level playing field for Union operators while providing for the significant recovery of the biomass of those stocks.

(7)

Since the biomass of certain blue ling (BLI/12INT, BLI/24, BLI/03A), cod (COD/5BE6A, COD/7XAD34), herring (HER/7G-K) and whiting (WHG/07A) stocks are below the biomass reference points (Blim), the Union and the United Kingdom agreed in the Written Record that it is necessary that Member States do not apply Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 in respect of those stocks for transfers from 2021 to 2022, so that catches in 2022 do not exceed the TAC established for those stocks. The Union and the United Kingdom also agreed that the same applies for one stock of picked dogfish (DGS/15X14), which is a prohibited species under Article 18(1), point (o), of Regulation (EU) 2022/109.

(8)

The Union sought with the United Kingdom to find the highest possible level of convergence in the application of the landing obligation, including de minimis and survivability exemptions, to ensure adherence to conservation objectives and a level playing field. The fishing opportunities that were agreed with the United Kingdom for stocks of species to which the landing obligation applies take into account the fact that discarding is in principle no longer allowed. The amounts that, by way of exception, may continue to be discarded during the operation of the landing obligation were therefore deducted from the advice figure for total catches as provided by ICES.

(9)

The Union and the United Kingdom agreed to continue the approach developed for the conservation of the northern stock of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), as set out in Article 11 of Regulation (EU) 2021/92 (7). According to that approach, the overall fishing pressure on the stock is to remain below, or equal to, that advised by ICES. Therefore, catch limitation measures should continue to be established for 2022 for that stock in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7a, and 7d to 7h. In light of the advice provided by ICES, the Union and the United Kingdom agreed to increases in catch limits for fishing activities using hooks and lines, and fixed gillnets. The Union and the United Kingdom also agreed a change from monthly to bi-monthly limits for trawls and seines. The Union and the United Kingdom also agreed to prioritise the improvement of the ICES assessment tool for European seabass to allow for forecast calculations on the basis of MSY models. The Union and the United Kingdom further agreed that it is necessary to maintain the existing catch limitation measures applicable to recreational fishing. Since the provisional catch limits are now being replaced with catch limits for the full year, the relevant catch limitation measures should also cover the period from 1 April to 31 December 2022.

(10)

Regulation (EU) 2022/109 provides for a rollover of 2022 seasonal closures for sandeel (Ammodytes spp.) fisheries using certain towed gear in ICES divisions 2a and 3a and in ICES subarea 4. Since the provisional TAC, covering the period from 1 January to 31 March 2022, will now be replaced with a definitive TAC for the full year, the applicable closure period should also cover the period from 1 August to 31 December 2022.

(11)

In Regulation (EU) 2022/109, the TAC for sandeel in ICES divisions 2a and 3a and in ICES subarea 4 was set at zero pending the publication of the relevant scientific advice, provided by ICES, which became available on 25 February 2022. In accordance with the procedure provided for in the TCA, the Union has held bilateral consultations with the United Kingdom on the level of fishing opportunities for sandeel in ICES divisions 2a and 3a and in ICES subarea 4 for 2022. The Union and the United Kingdom have agreed on a total allowable catch of 167 558 tonnes, to be distributed across all seven sandeel management areas. The Union and the United Kingdom have also agreed to monitoring TACs in management areas 1r and 4, and to the continuation of footnotes with by-catch percentages for whiting and mackerel catches. In addition, the Union and the United Kingdom have agreed that the banking of unutilised quota between years should apply at the management area level. Finally, in the case of sandeel in the management area 4 (SAN/234_4), the Union and the United Kingdom further agreed that no more than 800 tonnes of unutilised quota allocated for 2021 can be fished in 2022.

(12)

Regulation (EU) 2022/109 provides for fishing opportunities for 2022 for North Sea herring (Clupea harengus). Those fishing opportunities should be adjusted to bring them into line with the historic allocation key for Sweden as set out in Article 121(1) of the Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Kingdom of Sweden to the European Union (8), as modified by Council Decision 95/1/EC, Euratom, ECSC (9).

(13)

Regulation (EU) 2022/109 sets a provisional TAC for anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) in ICES subarea 8 applying from 1 January 2022 to 30 June 2022, pending the availability of scientific advice. ICES released the scientific advice for that stock for 2022 on 17 December 2021. The TAC for that stock for 2022 should therefore be amended in line with that advice.

(14)

Regulation (EU) 2022/109 established for the first quarter of 2022 a provisional Union quota of 4 500 tonnes for Union fleets fishing for cod (Gadus morhua) in Spitzbergen (Svalbard) waters and international waters of ICES subarea 1 and division 2b. As the discussions with Norway on equal and non-discriminatory access to Svalbard waters for Union fleets fishing for cod in that area are ongoing, it is appropriate that the Union extend the period of application of that Union quota of 4 500 tonnes until 30 April 2022.

(15)

The Union quota for Mediterranean albacore (Thunnus alalunga) was provisionally determined on 10 February 2022 by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Working Group dedicated to establishing the allocation key at ICCAT level, as per paragraph 3 of the ICCAT Recommendation 21-06, and will be subject to endorsement by ICCAT at its annual meeting in 2022. The Union quota for Mediterranean albacore and its internal allocation should be implemented in Union law. Moreover, the Union notified ICCAT of its choices of closure periods and reference year for the capacity limitation to be applied with respect to the Union’s Mediterranean albacore fishery. Those choices should be implemented in Union law.

(16)

Fishing effort limits for Union vessels fishing for bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the ICCAT Convention Area and maximum input and capacity for farms of bluefin tuna are based on information provided in the annual fishing plan, the annual capacity management plan and the annual farming management plan for bluefin tuna. Member States transmit those plans to the Commission, in accordance with Article 6(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1627 of the European Parliament and of the Council (10). The fishing effort and maximum input and farming capacity are then reported by the Commission to the ICCAT Secretariat through the Union fishing and capacity management plan for discussion and approval by ICCAT. ICCAT endorsed the Union fishing and capacity management plan on 3 March 2022. The fishing effort and maximum input and farming capacity contained in that plan should be implemented in Union law.

(17)

The quotas for individual Member States for certain stocks were established on the basis of the total Union quota for 2022 as determined by ICCAT before any carry-overs of unused quotas. The Union quota for fishing opportunities for those stocks were adjusted during the ICCAT annual meeting in November 2021 in accordance with several ICCAT recommendations under which the Union is allowed, upon request, to carry over a set percentage of its unused quota of fishing opportunities from 2020 to 2022. The quotas for individual Member States for those stocks should take into account the carry-overs of unused Union quotas allowed by ICCAT before the start of the fishing seasons for these stocks. Therefore, the quotas for northern albacore (Thunnus alalunga) (ALB/AN05N), for southern albacore (ALB/AS05N), for bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the Atlantic Ocean (BET/ATLANT), for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Atlantic Ocean, north of 5° N (SWO/AN05N) and for swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean, south of 5° N (SWO/AS05N) should be amended to reflect such adjustment, taking into account the principle of relative stability. Furthermore, certain measures functionally linked to the fishing opportunities should be maintained in order to respect the Union’s international commitments.

(18)

The numbers in point 6 of Annex VI to Regulation (EU) 2022/109 should be amended in order to reflect agreements concluded between certain Member States to temporarily transfer between themselves, exclusively for year 2022, certain amounts of bluefin tuna farming capacity and input. Those changes have been notified to ICCAT in the Union farming plan and do not affect the total farming capacity and input capacity of the Union in the ICCAT Convention Area.

(19)

At its 10th annual meeting in 2022, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) adopted catch limits for jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) and maintained exploratory fisheries for toothfishes (Dissostichus spp.). Those measures should be implemented in Union law.

(20)

At its 2021 annual meeting, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) revised the previously adopted conservation and management measures. Regulation (EU) 2022/109 already implemented those measures in Union law, except for the revised catch limits for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). The IOTC Secretariat confirmed the revised catch limits for yellowfin tuna on 17 December 2021 after the end of the period of objection. The revised catch limits are no longer limited to purse seiners, and now include all gears involved in the yellowfin tuna fishery. Those revised catch limits should be implemented in Union law. Since an agreement among the involved Member States has not yet been found on the most appropriate way to share the revised catch limits, only an initial portion of the Union quota should be attributed and the remaining portion should be attributed via a subsequent amendment of Regulation (EU) 2022/109 once an agreement among the Member States has been reached.

(21)

In order to protect certain species from being fished, the Union and the United Kingdom agreed to maintain the existing lists of prohibited species.

(22)

Regulation (EU) 2022/109 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(23)

The catch limits provided for in Regulation (EU) 2022/109 apply from 1 January 2022. The provisions introduced by this Regulation concerning catch limits should therefore also apply from that date. Such retroactive application does not affect the principles of legal certainty and protection of legitimate expectations, as the fishing opportunities concerned are increased or have not yet been exhausted. Given the urgency to avoid interruptions of fishing activities, this Regulation should enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Regulation (EU) 2022/109 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 7 is deleted;

(2)

Article 11 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 11

Measures on European seabass fisheries in ICES divisions 4b and 4c and ICES subarea 7

1.   It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels, as well as for any commercial fisheries from shore, to fish for European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in ICES divisions 4b and 4c and in ICES subarea 7 or to retain on board, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area.

2.   The prohibition set out in paragraph 1 shall not apply to by-catches of seabass in shore-based commercial netting activities. This exemption applies to historic numbers of beach nets set at pre-2017 levels. Shore-based commercial netting activities shall not target seabass and only unavoidable by-catches of seabass may be landed.

3.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, in January 2022 and from 1 April to 31 December 2022, Union fishing vessels in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7d, 7e, 7f and 7h may fish for, retain on board, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area with the following gear and within the following limits:

(a)

using demersal trawls (11), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 760 kilogrammes per two calendar months (January and April; May and June; July and August; September and October; November and December) and 5 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board caught by the vessel concerned per fishing trip;

(b)

using seines (12), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 760 kilogrammes per two calendar months (January and April; May and June; July and August; September and October; November and December) and 5 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board caught by the vessel concerned per fishing trip;

(c)

using hooks and lines (13), not exceeding 5,95 tonnes per vessel;

(d)

using fixed gillnets (14), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 1,5 tonnes per vessel.

The derogations set out in the first subparagraph, point (c), shall apply to Union fishing vessels that have recorded catches of European seabass using hooks and lines over the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2016.

The derogations set out in the first subparagraph, point (d), shall apply to Union fishing vessels that have recorded catches of European seabass using fixed gillnets over the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2016.

In the case of a replacement of a Union fishing vessel, Member States may allow the derogations to apply to another Union fishing vessel provided that the number of Union fishing vessels subject to each of the derogations and their overall fishing capacity do not increase.

4.   The catch limits set out in paragraph 3 shall not be transferable between vessels and, where a bi-monthly limit applies, from one calendar two-month period to another.

For Union fishing vessels using more than one gear in two calendar months, the lowest catch limit set out in paragraph 3 for either gear shall apply.

Member States shall report to the Commission all catches of European seabass per type of gear no later than 15 days after the end of each month.

5.   In recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 6a and 7a to 7k:

(a)

from 1 January to 28 February 2022 and from 1 to 31 December 2022:

(i)

only catch-and-release fishing with a rod or a handline for European seabass shall be allowed;

(ii)

it shall be prohibited to retain, relocate, tranship or land European seabass caught in that area;

(b)

from 1 March to 30 November 2022:

(i)

not more than two specimens of European seabass may be caught and retained per fisher per day;

(ii)

the minimum size of European seabass retained shall be 42 cm;

(iii)

fixed nets shall not be used to catch or retain European seabass.

6.   Paragraph 5 shall be without prejudice to more stringent national measures on recreational fisheries.’;

(3)

Article 15 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 15

Closed fishing seasons for sandeels

Commercial fishing for sandeels (Ammodytes spp.) with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16 mm shall be prohibited in ICES divisions 2a and 3a and in ICES subarea 4 from 1 January to 31 March 2022 and from 1 August to 31 December 2022.’;

(4)

in Article 31, paragraph 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.   The maximum number of supply vessels shall be three supply vessels in support of not less than ten purse-seine vessels, all flying the flag of a Member State. This provision shall not apply to Member States using only one supply vessel.’;

(5)

Annex IA is amended in accordance with Annex I to this Regulation;

(6)

Annex IB is amended in accordance with Annex II to this Regulation;

(7)

Annex IC is amended in accordance with Annex III to this Regulation;

(8)

Annex ID is amended in accordance with Annex IV to this Regulation;

(9)

Annex IH is replaced by the text appearing in Annex V to this Regulation;

(10)

Annex IJ is replaced by the text appearing in Annex VI to this Regulation;

(11)

Annex II is amended in accordance with Annex VII to this Regulation;

(12)

Annex VI is amended in accordance with Annex VIII to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2022.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 31 March 2022.

For the Council

The President

J.-Y. LE DRIAN


(1)  Council Regulation (EU) 2022/109 of 27 January 2022 fixing for 2022 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in Union waters and for Union fishing vessels in certain non-Union waters (OJ L 21, 31.1.2022, p. 1).

(2)  Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part (OJ L 149, 30.4.2021, p. 10).

(3)  Council Decision (EU) 2021/1875 of 22 October 2021 concerning the position to be adopted on behalf of the Union in the annual consultations with the United Kingdom to agree on total allowable catches (OJ L 378, 26.10.2021, p. 6).

(4)  Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the Common Fisheries Policy, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1954/2003 and (EC) No 1224/2009 and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2371/2002 and (EC) No 639/2004 and Council Decision 2004/585/EC (OJ L 354, 28.12.2013, p. 22).

(5)  Regulation (EU) 2019/472 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 establishing a multiannual plan for stocks fished in the Western Waters and adjacent waters, and for fisheries exploiting those stocks, amending Regulations (EU) 2016/1139 and (EU) No 2018/973, and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 811/2004, (EC) No 2166/2005, (EC) No 388/2006, (EC) No 509/2007 and (EC) No 1300/2008 (OJ L 83, 25.3.2019, p. 1).

(6)  Regulation (EU) 2018/973 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 establishing a multiannual plan for demersal stocks in the North Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks, specifying details of the implementation of the landing obligation in the North Sea and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 676/2007 and (EC) No 1342/2008 (OJ L 179, 16.7.2018, p. 1).

(7)  Council Regulation (EU) 2021/92 of 28 January 2021 fixing for 2021 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters (OJ L 31, 29.1.2021, p. 31).

(8)  Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded (OJ C 241, 29.8.1994, p. 9).

(9)  Decision 95/1/EC, Euratom, ECSC of the Council of the European Union of 1 January 1995 adjusting the instruments concerning the accession of new Member States to the European Union (OJ L 1, 1.1.1995, p. 1).

(10)  Regulation (EU) 2016/1627 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2016 on a multiannual recovery plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 302/2009 (OJ L 252, 16.9.2016, p. 1).

(11)  All types of demersal trawls (OTB, OTT, PTB, TBB, TBN, TBS and TB).

(12)  All types of seines (SSC, SDN, SPR, SV, SB and SX).

(13)  All long lines or pole and line or rod and line fisheries (LHP, LHM, LLD, LL, LTL, LX and LLS).

(14)  All fixed gillnets and traps (GTR, GNS, GNC, FYK, FPN and FIX).


ANNEX I

Annex IA to Regulation (EU) 2022/109 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Part A, concerning autonomous Union stocks, the first table is replaced by the following:

‘Species:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone:

8

(ANE/08.)

Spain

 

29 700

 

Analytical TAC’

France

 

3 300

 

Union

 

33 000

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

33 000

 

(2)

In Part B, concerning shared stocks, the tables for the stocks listed below are replaced by the following:

‘Species:

Sandeel and associated by-catches

Ammodytes spp.

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a; Union waters of 3a(1)

Denmark

 

83 123

(2)(3)

Analytical TAC

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Germany

 

127

(2)(3)

Sweden

 

3 053

(2)(3)

Union

 

86 303

(2)

United Kingdom

 

2 541

(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

88 844

(2)

(1)

Excluding waters within six nautical miles of the United Kingdom’s baselines at Shetland, Fair Isle and Foula.

(2)

In management areas 1r and 4, the TAC may only be fished as monitoring TAC with an associated sampling protocol for the fishery.

(3)

Up to 2 % of the quota may consist of by-catches of whiting and mackerel (OT1/*2A3A4X). By-catches of whiting and mackerel counted against the quota pursuant to this provision and by-catches of species counted against the quota pursuant to Article 15(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 shall, together, not exceed 9 % of the quota.


Special condition: within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following sandeel management areas, as defined in Annex III:

 

Zone: United Kingdom and Union waters of sandeel management areas

 

 

1r

2r

3r

4

5r

6

7r

 

(SAN/234_1R)(1)

(SAN/234_2R)(1)

(SAN/234_3R)(1)

(SAN/234_4)(1)(2)

(SAN/234_5R)(1)

(SAN/234_6)(1)

(SAN/234_7R)(1)

Denmark

4 678

67 232

6 404

4 678

0

131

0

Germany

7

103

10

7

0

0

0

Sweden

172

2 469

235

172

0

5

0

Union

4 857

69 804

6 649

4 857

0

136

0

United Kingdom

143

2 055

196

143

0

4

0

Total

5 000

71 859

6 845

5 000

0

140

0

(1)

Up to 10 % of this quota can be banked and used in the following year only within this management area.

(2)

In addition to this quota, up to a maximum of 800 t of unutilised quota allocated for 2021 can be fished in 2022. The 800 t are distributed as follows: 685 t for Denmark, 23 t for Germany and 92 t for Sweden.


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 1 and 2

(ARU/1/2.)

Germany

 

16

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

5

 

Netherlands

 

13

 

Union

 

34

 

United Kingdom

 

25

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

59

 


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; Union waters of 3a

(ARU/3A4-C)

Denmark

 

717

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

7

 

France

 

5

 

Ireland

 

5

 

Netherlands

 

34

 

Sweden

 

28

 

Union

 

796

 

United Kingdom

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

809

 


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5

(ARU/567.)

Germany

 

886

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

19

 

Ireland

 

821

 

Netherlands

 

9 250

 

Union

 

10 976

 

United Kingdom

 

650

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

11 626

 


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 1, 2 and 14

(USK/1214EI)

Germany

 

6

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

6

(1)

Others

 

4

(1)(2)

Union

 

16

(1)

United Kingdom

 

6

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

22

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(2)

Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (USK/1214EI_AMS).


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4

(USK/04-C.)

Denmark

 

62

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

19

(1)

France

 

43

(1)

Sweden

 

6

(1)

Others

 

6

(2)

Union

 

136

(1)

United Kingdom

 

92

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

228

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 25 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58° 30’ N (USK/*6AN58).

(2)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (USK/04-C_AMS).


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5

(USK/567EI.)

Germany

 

59

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Spain

 

208

(1)

France

 

2 465

(1)

Ireland

 

238

(1)

Others

 

59

(2)

Union

 

3 029

(1)

Norway

 

0

(3)(4)(5)

United Kingdom

 

1 265

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

4 294

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 (USK/*04-C.).

(2)

Exclusively for by-catches. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (USK/567EI_AMS).

(3)

Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per vessel, at any moment, is authorised in 6 and 7 and in United Kingdom and international waters of 5. However, this percentage may be exceeded in the first 24 hours following the beginning of the fishing on a specific ground. The total incidental catch of other species in 6 and 7 and in United Kingdom and international waters of 5 shall not exceed the following amount in tonnes (OTH/*5B67-): 0. By-catch of cod under this provision in area 6a may not be more than 5 %.

 

 

 

(4)

Including ling. The following quotas for Norway shall only be fished with longlines in 6 and 7 and in United Kingdom and international waters of 5:

Ling (LIN/*5B67-)

0

 

Tusk (USK/*5B67-)

0

 

(5)

The tusk and ling quotas for Norway are interchangeable up to the following amount, in tonnes:

 

0

 

 


Species:

Boarfishes

Caproidae

Zone:

6, 7 and 8

(BOR/678-)

Denmark

 

5 592

 

Precautionary TAC

Ireland

 

15 749

 

Union

 

21 341

 

United Kingdom

 

1 450

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

22 791

 


Species:

Herring(1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Union, United Kingdom and Norwegian waters of 4 north of 53° 30' N

(HER/4AB.)

Denmark

 

62 975

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

41 147

 

France

 

20 500

 

Netherlands

 

51 946

 

Sweden

 

4 093

 

Union

 

180 661

 

Faroe Islands

 

0

 

Norway

 

124 012

(2)

United Kingdom

 

75 916

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

427 628

 

(1)

Catches of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm.

(2)

Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway’s share of the TAC. Within the limit of this quota, no more than the following quantity may be taken in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4a and 4b (HER/*4AB-C): 2 700 .

 

 

 

 

Special condition: within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantity given below may be taken by the Union in Norwegian waters south of 62° N:

Norwegian waters south of 62o N (HER/*4N-S62)

 

Union

 

2 700

 

 


Species:

Herring(1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

4c and 7d(2)

(HER/4CXB7D)

Belgium

 

8 735

(3)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

 

909

(3)

Germany

 

594

(3)

France

 

11 324

(3)

Netherlands

 

20 058

(3)

Union

 

41 620

(3)

United Kingdom

 

5 419

(3)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

427 628

 

(1)

Exclusively for catches of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm.

(2)

Except Blackwater stock, i.e. the herring stock in the maritime region of the Thames estuary within a zone delimited by a rhumb line running due south from Landguard Point (51° 56' N, 1° 19,1' E) to latitude 51° 33' N and hence due west to a point on the coast of the United Kingdom.

(3)

Special condition: up to 50 % of this quota may be taken in 4b (HER/*04B.).


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

6b and 6aN; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b(1)

(HER/5B6ANB)

Germany

 

347

(2)

Precautionary TAC

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

France

 

66

(2)

Ireland

 

470

(2)

Netherlands

 

347

(2)

Union

 

1 230

(2)

United Kingdom

 

2 250

(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

3 480

 

(1)

Reference is to the herring stock in the part of ICES zone 6a which lies east of 7° W and north of 55° N, or west of 7° W and north of 56° N, excluding the Clyde.

(2)

It shall be prohibited to target any herring in the part of the ICES zones subject to this TAC that lies between 56° N and 57° 30' N, with the exception of a six nautical mile belt measured from the baseline of the United Kingdom’s territorial sea.


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

6aS(1), 7b, 7c

(HER/6AS7BC)

Ireland

 

1 236

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Netherlands

 

124

 

Union

 

1 360

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

1 360

 

(1)

Reference is to the herring stock in 6a south of 56o 00' N and west of 07o 00' W.


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7a(1)

(HER/07A/MM)

Ireland

 

719

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Union

 

719

 

United Kingdom

 

7 736

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

8 455

 

(1)

This zone is reduced by the area bounded:

to the north by latitude 52o 30' N,

to the south by latitude 52o 00' N,

to the west by the coast of Ireland,

to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7e and 7f

(HER/7EF.)

France

 

465

 

Precautionary TAC

Union

 

465

 

United Kingdom

 

465

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

930

 


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7a south of 52°30’N; 7g(1), 7h(1), 7j(1) and 7k(1)

(HER/7G-K.)

Germany

 

10

(2)

Analytical TAC

France

 

54

(2)

Ireland

 

750

(2)

Netherlands

 

54

(2)

Union

 

868

(2)

United Kingdom

 

1

(3)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

869

(2)

(1)

This zone is increased by the area bounded:

to the north by latitude 52o 30' N,

to the south by latitude 52o 00' N,

to the west by the coast of Ireland,

to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.

(2)

This quota may only be allocated to vessels participating in the sentinel fishery to allow fisheries-based data collection for this stock as assessed by ICES. The Member States concerned shall communicate the name(s) of the vessel(s) to the Commission before allowing any catches.

(3)

This quota may only be allocated to vessels participating in the sentinel fishery to allow fisheries-based data collection for this stock as assessed by ICES. United Kingdom fisheries administrations shall communicate the name(s) of the vessel(s) to the Marine Management Organisation before allowing any catches.


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

6b; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b west of 12o 00' W and of 12 and 14

(COD/5W6-14)

Belgium

 

0

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

1

(1)

France

 

8

(1)

Ireland

 

14

(1)

Union

 

23

(1)

United Kingdom

 

51

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

74

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of cod in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for cod are permitted under this TAC.


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

6a; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b east of 12o 00' W

(COD/5BE6A)

Belgium

 

2

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Germany

 

11

(1)

France

 

117

(1)

Ireland

 

219

(1)

Union

 

349

(1)

United Kingdom

 

930

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

1 279

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of cod in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for cod are permitted under this quota.


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

7a

(COD/07A.)

Belgium

 

3

(1)

Precautionary TAC

France

 

7

(1)

Ireland

 

104

(1)

Netherlands

 

1

(1)

Union

 

115

(1)

United Kingdom

 

91

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

206

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of cod in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

7b, 7c, 7e-k, 8, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(COD/7XAD34)

Belgium

 

14

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

France

 

231

(1)

Ireland

 

338

(1)

Netherlands

 

0

(1)

Union

 

583

(1)

United Kingdom

 

61

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

644

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of cod in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for cod are permitted under this quota.


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(LEZ/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

8

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

 

7

(1)

Germany

 

7

(1)

France

 

45

(1)

Netherlands

 

36

(1)

Union

 

103

(1)

United Kingdom

 

2 660

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

2 763

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 20 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58° 30’ N (LEZ/*6AN58).


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(LEZ/56-14)

Spain

 

550

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

2 146

(1)

Ireland

 

627

(1)

Union

 

3 323

(1)

United Kingdom

 

2 258

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

5 581

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 25 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4 (LEZ/*2AC4C).


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

7

(LEZ/07.)

Belgium

 

461

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Spain

 

5 124

(2)

France

 

6 219

(2)

Ireland

 

2 827

(2)

Union

 

14 631

 

United Kingdom

 

3 660

(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

18 916

 

(1)

10 % of this quota may be used in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (LEZ/*8ABDE) for by-catches in directed fisheries for sole.

(2)

35 % of this quota may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (LEZ/*8ABDE).


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(LEZ/8ABDE.)

Spain

 

1 035

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

835

 

Union

 

1 870

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

1 870

 


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(ANF/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

221

(1)(2)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

488

(1)(2)

Germany

 

238

(1)(2)

France

 

45

(1)(2)

Netherlands

 

167

(1)(2)

Sweden

 

6

(1)(2)

Union

 

1 165

(1)(2)

United Kingdom

 

7 849

(1)(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

9 014

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 30 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58° 30’ N (ANF/*6AN58).

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom waters of 6a south of 58° 30’ N; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14 (ANF/*56-14).


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(ANF/56-14)

Belgium

 

158

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

180

(1)

Spain

 

169

(1)

France

 

1 944

(1)

Ireland

 

439

(1)

Netherlands

 

152

(1)

Union

 

3 042

(1)

United Kingdom

 

2 060

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

5 102

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 20 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4 (ANF/*2AC4C).


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

7

(ANF/07.)

Belgium

 

3 629

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

405

(1)

Spain

 

1 442

(1)

France

 

23 291

(1)

Ireland

 

2 977

(1)

Netherlands

 

470

(1)

Union

 

32 214

(1)

United Kingdom

 

8 959

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

41 173

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (ANF/*8ABDE).


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(ANF/8ABDE.)

Spain

 

1 681

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

9 351

 

Union

 

11 032

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

11 032

 


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6b; international waters of 12 and 14

(HAD/6B1214)

Belgium

 

12

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

12

 

France

 

542

 

Ireland

 

385

 

Union

 

951

 

United Kingdom

 

4 874

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

5 825

 


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

7b-k, 8, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(HAD/7X7A34)

Belgium

 

146

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

8 762

 

Ireland

 

2 920

 

Union

 

11 828

 

United Kingdom

 

2 550

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

15 000

 


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

7a

(HAD/07A.)

Belgium

 

43

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

196

 

Ireland

 

1 171

 

Union

 

1 410

 

United Kingdom

 

1 628

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

3 038

 


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(WHG/56-14)

Germany

 

5

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

France

 

94

(1)

Ireland

 

561

(1)

Union

 

660

(1)

United Kingdom

 

1 140

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

1 800

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of whiting in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for whiting are permitted under this quota.


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

7a

(WHG/07A.)

Belgium

 

2

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

France

 

22

(1)

Ireland

 

274

(1)

Netherlands

 

1

(1)

Union

 

299

(1)

United Kingdom

 

422

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

721

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of whiting in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for whiting are permitted under this quota.


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h, 7j and 7k

(WHG/7X7A-C)

Belgium

 

79

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

4 960

 

Ireland

 

3 972

 

Netherlands

 

41

 

Union

 

9 052

 

United Kingdom

 

1 188

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

10 696

 


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

3a

(HKE/03A.)

Denmark

 

2 192

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Sweden

 

187

(1)

Union

 

2 379

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

2 379

 

(1)

Transfers of this quota may be effected to United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4. However, such transfers shall be notified in advance to the Commission and to the United Kingdom.


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(HKE/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

27

(1)(2)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

 

1 110

(1)(2)

Germany

 

127

(1)(2)

France

 

245

(1)(2)

Netherlands

 

64

(1)(2)

Union

 

1 573

(1)(2)

United Kingdom

 

1 181

(1)(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

2 754

 

(1)

Not more than 10 % of this quota may be used for by-catch in 3a (HKE/*03A.).

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 6 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58° 30’ N (HKE/*6AN58).


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(HKE/571214)

Belgium

 

397

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Spain

 

12 735

(1)

France

 

19 666

(1)

Ireland

 

2 383

(1)

Netherlands

 

256

(1)

Union

 

35 437

(1)

United Kingdom

 

8 831

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

44 268

 

(1)

Transfers of this quota may be effected to United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 2a and 4. However, such transfers shall be notified retrospectively annually to the Union or the United Kingdom respectively. Member States shall notify such transfers in advance to the Commission.

Special condition: within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zones:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (HKE/*8ABDE)

 

 

Belgium

 

53

 

 

Spain

 

2 105

 

 

France

 

2 105

 

 

Ireland

 

263

 

 

Netherlands

 

26

 

 

Union

 

4 552

 

 

United Kingdom

 

1 184

 

 


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(HKE/8ABDE.)

Belgium

 

13

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Spain

 

9 085

 

France

 

20 401

 

Netherlands

 

26

(1)

Union

 

29 525

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

29 525

 

(1)

Transfers of this quota may be effected to United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4. However, such transfers shall be notified in advance to the Commission and to the United Kingdom.

Special condition: within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zones:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14 (HKE/*57-14)

 

Belgium

 

3

 

 

Spain

 

2 631

 

 

France

 

4 737

 

 

Netherlands

 

8

 

 

Union

 

7 379

 

 


Species:

Lemon sole and witch flounder

Microstomus kitt and

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(L/W/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

212

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

582

 

Germany

 

75

 

France

 

160

 

Netherlands

 

485

 

Sweden

 

7

 

Union

 

1 521

 

United Kingdom

 

2 766

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

4 287

 


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5

(BLI/5B67-)

Germany

 

109

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Estonia

 

16

 

Spain

 

342

 

France

 

7 795

 

Ireland

 

30

 

Lithuania

 

7

 

Poland

 

3

 

Others

 

30

(1)

Union

 

8 332

 

Norway

 

0

(2)

Faroe Islands

 

0

(3)

United Kingdom

 

2 527

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

10 859

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (BLI/5B67_AMS).

(2)

To be fished in Union waters of 4, 6 and 7 (BLI/*24X7C).

(3)

By-catches of roundnose grenadier and black scabbardfish are to be counted against this quota. To be fished in Union waters of 6a north of 56° 30′ N and 6b. This provision shall not apply for catches subject to the landing obligation.


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

International waters of 12

(BLI/12INT-)

Estonia

 

0

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Spain

 

73

(1)

France

 

2

(1)

Lithuania

 

1

(1)

Others

 

0

(1)(2)

Union

 

76

(1)

United Kingdom

 

1

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

77

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(2)

Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (BLI/12INT_AMS).


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 2; United Kingdom and Union waters of 4

(BLI/24-)

Denmark

 

2

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

2

 

Ireland

 

2

 

France

 

12

 

Others

 

2

(1)

Union

 

20

 

United Kingdom

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

27

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (BLI/24_AMS).


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union waters of 3a

(BLI/03A-)

Denmark

 

1,5

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

1

 

Sweden

 

1,5

 

Union

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

4

 


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 1 and 2

(LIN/1/2.)

Denmark

 

9

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

9

 

France

 

9

 

Others

 

3

(1)

Union

 

30

 

United Kingdom

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

38

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (LIN/1/2_AMS).


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union waters of 3a

(LIN/03A-C.)

Belgium

 

11

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

79

 

Germany

 

11

 

Sweden

 

32

 

Union

 

133

 

United Kingdom

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

144

 


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4

(LIN/04-C.)

Belgium

 

18

(1)(2)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

277

(1)(2)

Germany

 

171

(1)(2)

France

 

154

(1)

Netherlands

 

6

(1)

Sweden

 

12

(1)(2)

Union

 

638

(1)

United Kingdom

 

2 473

(1)(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

3 127

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 20 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58° 30’ N (LIN/*6AN58).

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 25 % but no more than 75 tonnes may be fished in Union waters of 3a (LIN/*03A-C).


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 5

(LIN/05EI.)

Belgium

 

8

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

6

 

Germany

 

6

 

France

 

6

 

Union

 

26

 

United Kingdom

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

32

 


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; international waters of 12 and 14

(LIN/6X14.)

Belgium

 

54

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

10

(1)

Germany

 

196

(1)

Ireland

 

1 059

(1)

Spain

 

3 965

(1)

France

 

4 226

(1)

Portugal

 

10

(1)

Union

 

9 520

(1)

Norway

 

0

(2)(3)(4)

Faroe Islands

 

0

(5)(6)

United Kingdom

 

5 532

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

15 052

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 40 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 (LIN/*04-C.).

(2)

Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per vessel, at any moment, is authorised in 5b, 6 and 7. However, this percentage may be exceeded in the first 24 hours following the beginning of the fishing on a specific ground. The total incidental catch of other species in 5b, 6 and 7 shall not exceed the following amount in tonnes (OTH/*6X14.): 0. By-catch of cod under this provision in area 6a may not be more than 5 %.

(3)

Including tusk. The quotas for Norway shall only be fished with longlines in 5b, 6 and 7, and they amount to:

 

Ling (LIN/*5B67-)

0

 

 

Tusk (USK/*5B67-)

0

 

(4)

The ling and tusk quotas for Norway are interchangeable up to the following amount, in tonnes: 0:

(5)

Including tusk. To be fished in 6a north of 56°30' N and 6b (LIN/*6BAN.).

(6)

Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 20 % per vessel, at any moment, is authorised in 6a and 6b. However, this percentage may be exceeded in the first 24 hours following the beginning of the fishing on a specific ground. The total incidental catch of other species in 6a and 6b shall not exceed the following amount in tonnes (OTH/*6AB.): 0


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(NEP/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

1 269

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

 

1 269

 

Germany

 

19

 

France

 

37

 

Netherlands

 

653

 

Union

 

3 247

 

United Kingdom

 

21 021

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

24 268

 


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b

(NEP/5BC6.)

Spain

 

24

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

96

 

Ireland

 

160

 

Union

 

280

 

United Kingdom

 

11 582

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

11 862

 


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

7

(NEP/07.)

Spain

 

924

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

 

3 746

(1)

Ireland

 

5 682

(1)

Union

 

10 352

(1)

United Kingdom

 

6 686

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

17 038

(1)

(1)

Special condition: within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zone:

Functional unit 16 of ICES subarea 7 (NEP/*07U16)

 

Spain

846

 

France

530

 

Ireland

1 016

 

Union

2 392

 

United Kingdom

412

 


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(PRA/2AC4-C)

Denmark

 

735

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Netherlands

 

7

(1)

Sweden

 

30

(1)

Union

 

772

(1)

United Kingdom

 

218

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

990

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries for Northern prawn are permitted under this quota.


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(PLE/56-14)

France

 

10

 

Precautionary TAC

Ireland

 

248

 

Union

 

258

 

United Kingdom

 

400

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

658

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7a

(PLE/07A.)

Belgium

 

60

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

26

 

Ireland

 

1 031

 

Netherlands

 

19

 

Union

 

1 136

 

United Kingdom

 

1 404

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

2 747

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7d and 7e

(PLE/7DE.)

Belgium

 

1 310

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

4 366

 

Union

 

5 676

 

United Kingdom

 

2 717

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

9 138

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7f and 7g

(PLE/7FG.)

Belgium

 

333

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

600

 

Ireland

 

237

 

Union

 

1 170

 

United Kingdom

 

441

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

1 735

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7h, 7j and 7k

(PLE/7HJK.)

Belgium

 

7

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply

France

 

14

(1)

Ireland

 

47

(1)

Netherlands

 

27

(1)

Union

 

95

(1)

United Kingdom

 

19

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

114

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries for plaice are permitted under this TAC.


Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(POL/56-14)

Spain

 

2

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

75

 

Ireland

 

22

 

Union

 

99

 

United Kingdom

 

57

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

156

 


Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

7

(POL/07.)

Belgium

 

233

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Spain

 

14

(1)

France

 

5 372

(1)

Ireland

 

572

(1)

Union

 

6 191

(1)

United Kingdom

 

1 821

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

8 012

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 2 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (POL/*8ABDE).


Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

7, 8, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(POK/7/3411)

Belgium

 

3

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

750

 

Ireland

 

1 404

 

Union

 

2 157

 

United Kingdom

 

384

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

2 541

 


Species:

Turbot and brill

Scophthalmus maximus and

Scophthalmus rhombus

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(T/B/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

375

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

 

802

 

Germany

 

205

 

France

 

97

 

Netherlands

 

2 842

 

Sweden

 

6

 

Union

 

4 327

 

United Kingdom

 

1 022

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

5 487

 


Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

Union and United Kingdom waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(SRX/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

271

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

11

(1)(2)(3)

Germany

 

13

(1)(2)(3)

France

 

43

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Netherlands

 

232

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Union

 

570

(1)(3)

United Kingdom

 

1 194

(1)(2)(3)(4)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

1 764

(3)

(1)

Catches of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 (RJH/04-C.), cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/2AC4-C), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/2AC4-C) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/2AC4-C) shall be reported separately.

(2)

By-catch quota. These species shall not comprise more than 25 % by live weight of the catch retained on board per fishing trip. This condition applies only to vessels over 15 metres’ length overall. This provision shall not apply for catches subject to the landing obligation as set out in Article 15(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, which was retained by the United Kingdom.

(3)

Shall not apply to blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in United Kingdom waters of 2a and small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) in United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4. When accidentally caught, these species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released. Fishers shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species.

(4)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in 7d (SRX/*07D2.), without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 18 and 56 of this Regulation and in the relevant provisions of the United Kingdom law for the areas specified therein. Catches of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/*07D2.), cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*07D2.), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*07D2.) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*07D2.) shall be reported separately. This special condition shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) and undulate ray (Raja undulata).


Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

Union waters of 3a

(SRX/03A-C.)

Denmark

 

37

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Sweden

 

11

(1)

Union

 

48

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

48

 

(1)

Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/03A-C.), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/03A-C.) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/03A-C.) shall be reported separately.


Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 6a, 6b, 7a-c and 7e-k

(SRX/67AKXD)

Belgium

 

814

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Precautionary TAC

Estonia

 

5

(1)(2)(3)(4)

France

 

3 656

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Germany

 

11

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Ireland

 

1 177

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Lithuania

 

19

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Netherlands

 

3

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Portugal

 

20

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Spain

 

984

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Union

 

6 689

(1)(2)(3)(4)

United Kingdom

 

2 793

(1)(2)(3)(4)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

9 482

(3)(4)

(1)

Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/67AKXD), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/67AKXD), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/67AKXD), spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/67AKXD), sandy ray (Leucoraja circularis) (RJI/67AKXD) and shagreen ray (Leucoraja fullonica) (RJF/67AKXD) shall be reported separately

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in 7d (SRX/*07D.), without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 18 and 56 of this Regulation for the areas specified therein. Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*07D.), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*07D.), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/*07D.), spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*07D.), sandy ray (Leucoraja circularis) (RJI/*07D.) and shagreen ray (Leucoraja fullonica) (RJF/*07D.) shall be reported separately. This special condition shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) and undulate ray (Raja undulata).

(3)

Shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata), except in 7f and 7g. When accidentally caught, this species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released. Fishers shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species. Within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantities of small-eyed ray in areas 7f and 7g (RJE/7FG.) provided below may be taken:

Species:

Small-eyed ray

Raja microocellata

Zone:

7f and 7g

(RJE/7FG.)

Belgium

8

 

Precautionary TAC

Estonia

0

 

France

36

 

Germany

0

 

Ireland

12

 

Lithuania

0

 

Netherlands

0

 

Portugal

0

 

Spain

10

 

Union

66

 

United Kingdom

57

 

 

 

 

TAC

123

 

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in 7d and reported under the following code: (RJE/*07D.). This special condition is without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 18 and 56 of this Regulation and in the relevant provisions of the United Kingdom law for the areas specified therein.

(4)

Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata).


Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

7d

(SRX/07D.)

Belgium

 

134

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Precautionary TAC

France

 

1 123

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Netherlands

 

7

(1)(2)(3)(4)

Union

 

1 264

(1)(2)(3)(4)

United Kingdom

 

233

(1)(2)(3)(4)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

1 497

(4)

(1)

Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/07D.), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/07D.), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/07D.), spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/07D.) and small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) (RJE/07D.) shall be reported separately.

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 6a, 6b, 7a-c and 7e-k (SRX/*67AKD). Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*67AKD), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*67AKD), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/*67AKD) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*67AKD) shall be reported separately. This special condition shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) and to undulate ray (Raja undulata).

(3)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4 (SRX/*2AC4C). Catches of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 (RJH/*04-C.), cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*2AC4C), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*2AC4C) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*2AC4C) shall be reported separately. This special condition shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata).

(4)

Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata).


Species:

Undulate ray

Raja undulata

Zone:

7d and 7e

(RJU/7DE.)

Belgium

 

19

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Estonia

 

0

(1)

France

 

94

(1)

Germany

 

0

(1)

Ireland

 

25

(1)

Lithuania

 

0

(1)

Netherlands

 

0

(1)

Portugal

 

0

(1)

Spain

 

21

(1)

Union

 

159

(1)

United Kingdom

 

75

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

234

(1)

(1)

This species shall not be targeted in the areas covered by this TAC. The specimens may only be landed whole or gutted. For Union vessels, this is without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 18 and 56 of this Regulation for the areas specified therein. For United Kingdom vessels, this is without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in relevant provisions of the United Kingdom law for the areas specified therein.


Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

Union waters of 8 and 9

(SRX/89-C.)

Belgium

 

10

(1)(2)

Precautionary TAC

France

 

1 949

(1)(2)

Portugal

 

1 580

(1)(2)

Spain

 

1 590

(1)(2)

Union

 

5 129

(1)(2)

United Kingdom

 

11

(1)(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

5 140

(2)

(1)

Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/89-C.), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/89-C.) and thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/89-C.) shall be reported separately.

(2)

Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata). This species shall not be targeted in the areas covered by this TAC. In cases where it is not subject to the landing obligation, by-catch of undulate ray in subareas 8 and 9 may only be landed whole or gutted. The catches shall remain under the quotas shown in the table below. These provisions are without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 18 and 56 of this Regulation for the areas specified therein. By-catches of undulate ray shall be reported separately under the codes indicated in the tables below. Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities of undulate ray given below may be taken:

Species:

Undulate ray

Raja undulata

Zone:

Union waters of 8

(RJU/8-C.)

Belgium

0

Precautionary TAC

France

13

Portugal

10

Spain

10

Union

33

United Kingdom

0

 

 

TAC

66

Species:

Undulate ray

Raja undulata

Zone:

Union waters of 9

(RJU/9-C.)

Belgium

0

Precautionary TAC

France

20

Portugal

15

Spain

15

Union

50

United Kingdom

0

 

 

TAC

100


Species:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b

(GHL/2A-C46)

Denmark

 

29

 

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

51

 

Estonia

 

29

 

Spain

 

29

 

France

 

478

 

Ireland

 

29

 

Lithuania

 

29

 

Poland

 

29

 

Union

 

703

 

Norway

 

0

 

United Kingdom

 

1 868

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

2 571

 


Species:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone:

3a; United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a, 3b, 3c, 3d and 4

(MAC/2A34.)

Belgium

 

510

(1)(2)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

 

17 468

(1)(2)

Germany

 

531

(1)(2)

France

 

1 605

(1)(2)

Netherlands

 

1 615

(1)(2)

Sweden

 

4 833

(1)(2)(3)

Union

 

26 562

(1)(2)

Norway

 

Not relevant

(4)

United Kingdom

 

Not relevant

(1)(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

(1)

Special condition: up to 60 % may be fished in United Kingdom and international waters of 2a, 5b, 6, 7, 8d, 8e, 12 and 14 (MAC/*2AX14).

(2)

Within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantities given below may also be taken in the two following zones:

 

Norwegian waters of 2a (MAC/*02AN-)

Faroese waters (MAC/*FRO1)

Belgium

0

0

Denmark

0

0

Germany

0

0

France

0

0

Netherlands

0

0

Sweden

0

0

Union

0

0

(3)

Special condition: including the following tonnage to be taken in Norwegian waters of 2a and 4a (MAC/*2A4AN):

 

283

 

 

When fishing under this special condition, by-catches of cod, haddock, pollack, whiting and saithe are to be counted against the quotas for those species.

(4)

To be deducted from Norway’s share of the TAC (access quota). This amount includes the following Norwegian share in the North Sea TAC :

 

0

 

 

This quota may be fished in 4a only (MAC/*04A.), except for the following amount, in tonnes, which may be fished in 3a (MAC/*03A.):

 

0

 

 

Special condition: within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zones:

 

3a

United Kingdom and Union waters of 3a, 4b and 4c

4b

4c

United Kingdom and international waters of 2a, 5b, 6, 7, 8d, 8e, 12 and 14

 

(MAC/*03A.)

(MAC/*3A4BC)

(MAC/*04B.)

(MAC/*04C.)

(MAC/*2AX14)

Belgium

0

0

0

0

306

Denmark

0

4 130

0

0

10 480

Germany

0

0

0

0

319

France

0

490

0

0

963

Netherlands

0

490

0

0

969

Sweden

0

0

390

10

2 900

Union

0

5 110

390

10

15 937

United Kingdom

0

Not relevant

0

0

Not relevant

Norway

0

0

0

0

0


Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(SOL/24-C.)

Belgium

 

1 120

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

 

512