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Document 32010R1225

Council Regulation (EU) No 1225/2010 of 13 December 2010 fixing for 2011 and 2012 the fishing opportunities for EU vessels for fish stocks of certain deep-sea fish species

OJ L 336, 21.12.2010, p. 1–12 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force: This act has been changed. Current consolidated version: 22/12/2010

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2010/1225/oj

21.12.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 336/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 1225/2010

of 13 December 2010

fixing for 2011 and 2012 the fishing opportunities for EU vessels for fish stocks of certain deep-sea fish species

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)

According to Article 43(3) of the Treaty, the Council, on a proposal from the Commission, is to adopt measures on the fixing and allocation of fishing opportunities.

(2)

Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 of 20 December 2002 on the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources under the Common Fisheries Policy (1) requires that measures governing access to waters and resources and the sustainable pursuit of fishing activities be established taking into account available scientific, technical and economic advice and in particular reports drawn up by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF).

(3)

It is incumbent upon the Council to adopt measures on the fixing and allocation of fishing opportunities by fishery or group of fisheries, including certain conditions functionally linked thereto, where appropriate. Fishing opportunities should be distributed among Member States in such a way as to assure each Member State relative stability of fishing activities for each stock or fishery and having due regard to the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy established by Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

(4)

The total allowable catches (TACs) should be established on the basis of the available scientific advice, by taking into account the biological and socioeconomic aspects whilst ensuring fair treatment between fishing sectors, as well as in the light of the opinions expressed during the consultation of stakeholders, in particular those of the Advisory Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture and of the Regional Advisory Councils concerned.

(5)

Fishing opportunities should be in accordance with international agreements and principles, such as the 1995 United Nations agreement concerning the conservation and management of straddling stocks and highly migratory fish stocks (2), and the detailed management principles laid down in the 2008 International Guidelines for the Management of Deep-sea Fisheries in the High Seas of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, according to which, in particular, a regulator should be more cautious when information is uncertain, unreliable or inadequate. The absence of adequate scientific information should not be used as a reason for postponing or failing to take conservation and management measures.

(6)

The latest scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) (3) and from the STECF (4) indicates that most deep-sea stocks are harvested unsustainably and that fishing opportunities for those stocks, in order to assure their sustainability, should be reduced until the evolution of the stock sizes show a positive trend. The ICES has further advised that no directed fishery should be allowed for orange roughy.

(7)

Concerning deep sea sharks, the main commercial species are considered depleted, and therefore no directed fishing should take place. Until the amount of unavoidable by-catch will have been established by means of selectivity projects and other technical measures, no by-catch should be allowed to be landed.

(8)

The fishing opportunities for deep-sea species, as listed in Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002 of 16 December 2002 establishing specific access requirements and associated conditions applicable to fishing for deep-sea stocks (5), are decided on a bi-annual basis. Nevertheless, an exception is made for the stocks of greater silver smelt and the main fishery of blue ling, for which the fishing opportunities depend on the outcome of the annual negotiations with Norway. The fishing opportunities for those stocks are therefore established in another relevant annual regulation fixing fishing opportunities.

(9)

In accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 of 6 May 1996 introducing additional conditions for year-to-year management of TACs and quotas (6), the stocks that are subject to the various measures referred to therein must be identified.

(10)

To ensure the livelihood of Union fishermen, it is important to open these fisheries on 1 January 2011,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Subject-matter

This Regulation fixes for the years 2011 and 2012 the annual fishing opportunities available to EU vessels for fish stocks of certain deep-sea species in EU waters and in certain non-EU waters where catch limits are required.

Article 2

Definitions

1.   For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

(a)

‘EU vessel’ means a fishing vessel flying the flag of a Member State and registered in the Union;

(b)

‘EU waters’ means the waters under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of the Member States with the exception of waters adjacent to the territories mentioned in Annex II to the Treaty;

(c)

‘total allowable catch’ (TAC) means the quantity that can be taken and landed from each stock each year;

(d)

‘quota’ means a proportion of the TAC allocated to the Union, a Member State or a third country;

(e)

‘international waters’ means waters falling outside the sovereignty or jurisdiction of any State.

2.   For the purposes of this Regulation, the following zone definitions shall apply:

(a)

ICES zones are as defined in Regulation (EC) No 218/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the north-east Atlantic (recast) (7);

(b)

CECAF (Eastern Central Atlantic or FAO major fishing zone 34) zones are as defined in Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (recast) (8).

Article 3

TACs and allocations

The TACs for deep-sea species caught by EU vessels in EU waters and certain non-EU waters, the allocation of such TACs among Member States and the conditions functionally linked thereto, where appropriate, are set out in the Annex.

Article 4

Special provisions on allocations

The allocation of fishing opportunities among Member States provided for in the Annex shall be without prejudice to:

(a)

exchanges made pursuant to Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002;

(b)

deductions and reallocations made pursuant to Article 37 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy (9) or pursuant to Article 10(4) of Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 of 29 September 2008 concerning authorisations for fishing activities of Community fishing vessels outside Community waters and the access of third country vessels to Community waters (10);

(c)

additional landings allowed pursuant to Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96;

(d)

quantities withheld pursuant to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96;

(e)

deductions made pursuant to Articles 105 and 107 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

Article 5

Relationship with Regulation (EC) No 847/96

For the purposes of Regulation (EC) No 847/96, all quotas in the Annex to this Regulation shall be considered analytical quotas.

Article 6

Conditions for landing catch and by-catch

Fish from stocks for which fishing opportunities are fixed by this Regulation shall be retained on board or landed only if they were taken by vessels of a Member State having a quota which is not exhausted.

Article 7

Entry into force

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2011.

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

Done at Brussels, 13 December 2010.

For the Council

The President

K. PEETERS


(1)  OJ L 358, 31.12.2002, p. 59.

(2)  Agreement on the implementation of the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 relating to the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks (OJ L 189, 3.7.1998, p. 16).

(3)  Report of the ICES Advisory Committee on widely distributed and migratory stocks, book 9, June 2010.

(4)  JRC Scientific and Technical Reports, Review of scientific advice for 2011, part 2, July 2010.

(5)  OJ L 351, 28.12.2002, p. 6.

(6)  OJ L 115, 9.5.1996, p. 3.

(7)  OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 70.

(8)  OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 1.

(9)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1.

(10)  OJ L 286, 29.10.2008, p. 33.


ANNEX

The references to fishing zones are references to ICES zones, unless otherwise specified.

PART 1

Definition of species and species groups

1.

In the list set out in Part 2 of this Annex, fish stocks are referred to following the alphabetical order of the Latin names of the species. However, deep-sea sharks are placed at the beginning of that list. A table of correspondences of common names and Latin names is given below for the purposes of this Regulation:

Common name

Scientific name

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Forkbeards

Phycis spp.

2.

For the purposes of this Regulation, ‘deep-sea sharks’ means the following list of species:

Common name

Scientific name

Deep-water catsharks

Apristurus spp.

Frilled shark

Chlamydoselachus anguineus

Gulper shark

Centrophorus granulosus

Leafscale gulper shark

Centrophorus squamosus

Portuguese dogfish

Centroscymnus coelolepis

Longnose velvet dogfish

Centroscymnus crepidater

Black dogfish

Centroscyllium fabricii

Birdbeak dogfish

Deania calcea

Kitefin shark

Dalatias licha

Greater lanternshark

Etmopterus princeps

Velvet belly

Etmopterus spinax

Blackmouth catshark (Blackmouth dogfish)

Galeus melastomus

Mouse catshark

Galeus murinus

Six-gilled shark

Hexanchus griseus

Sailfin roughshark (Sharpback shark)

Oxynotus paradoxus

Knifetooth dogfish

Scymnodon ringens

Greenland shark

Somniosus microcephalus

PART 2

Annual fishing opportunities applicable for EU vessels in areas where TACs exist by species and by area (in tonnes live weight)

Species

:

Deep-sea sharks

Zone

:

EU and international waters of V, VI, VII, VIII and IX (DWS/56789-)

Year

2011 (1)

2012

 

Germany

0

0

 

Estonia

0

0

 

Ireland

0

0

 

Spain

0

0

 

France

0

0

 

Lithuania

0

0

 

Poland

0

0

 

Portugal

0

0

 

United Kingdom

0

0

 

EU

0

0

 

TAC

0

0

 


Species

:

Deep-sea sharks

Zone

:

EU and international waters of X (DWS/10-)

Year

2011 (2)

2012

 

Portugal

0

0

 

EU

0

0

 

TAC

0

0

 


Species

:

Deep-sea sharks and Deania hystricosa and Deania profundorum

Zone

:

International waters of XII (DWS/12-)

Year

2011 (3)

2012

 

Ireland

0

0

 

Spain

0

0

 

France

0

0

 

United Kingdom

0

0

 

EU

0

0

 

TAC

0

0

 


Species

:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I, II, III and IV (BSF/1234-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Germany

4

3

 

France

4

3

 

United Kingdom

4

3

 

EU

12

9

 

TAC

12

9

 


Species

:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone

:

EU and international waters of V, VI, VII and XII (BSF/56712-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Germany

27

25

 

Estonia

13

12

 

Ireland

67

62

 

Spain

134

124

 

France

1 884

1 743

 

Latvia

88

81

 

Lithuania

1

1

 

Poland

1

1

 

United Kingdom

134

124

 

Others (4)

7

6

 

EU

2 356

2 179

 

TAC

2 356

2 179

 


Species

:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VIII, IX and X (BSF/8910-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Spain

11

11

 

France

26

26

 

Portugal

3 311

3 311

 

EU

3 348

3 348

 

TAC

3 348

3 348

 


Species

:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone

:

EU and international waters of CECAF 34.1.2. (BSF/C3412-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Portugal

4 071

3 867

 

EU

4 071

3 867

 

TAC

4 071

3 867

 


Species

:

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

Zone

:

EU and international waters of III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV (ALF/3X14-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Ireland

10

10

 

Spain

74

74

 

France

20

20

 

Portugal

214

214

 

United Kingdom

10

10

 

EU

328

328

 

TAC

328

328

 


Species

:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I, II and IV (RNG/124-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Denmark

2

1

 

Germany

2

1

 

France

9

10

 

United Kingdom

2

1

 

EU

15

13

 

TAC

15

13

 


Species

:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone

:

EU and international waters of III (RNG/03-) (5)

Year

2011

2012

 

Denmark

804

804

 

Germany

5

5

 

Sweden

41

41

 

EU

850

850

 

TAC

850

850

 


Species

:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone

:

EU and international waters of Vb, VI, VII (RNG/5B67)

Year

2011 (6)

2012 (6)

 

Germany

5

5

 

Estonia

43

38

 

Ireland

190

165

 

Spain

48

41

 

France

2 409

2 096

 

Lithuania

55

48

 

Poland

28

25

 

United Kingdom

141

123

 

Others (7)

5

5

 

EU

2 924

2 546

 

TAC

2 924

2 546

 


Species

:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV (RNG/8X14-)

Year

2011 (8)

2012 (8)

 

Germany

30

26

 

Ireland

6

6

 

Spain

3 286

2 857

 

France

151

132

 

Latvia

53

46

 

Lithuania

6

6

 

Poland

1 028

894

 

United Kingdom

13

12

 

EU

4 573

3 979

 

TAC

4 573

3 979

 


Species

:

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VI (ORY/06-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Ireland

0

0

 

Spain

0

0

 

France

0

0

 

United Kingdom

0

0

 

EU

0

0

 

TAC

0

0

 


Species

:

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VII (ORY/07-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Ireland

0

0

 

Spain

0

0

 

France

0

0

 

United Kingdom

0

0

 

Others

0

0

 

EU

0

0

 

TAC

0

0

 


Species

:

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV (ORY/1CX14C)

Year

2011

2012

 

Ireland

0

0

 

Spain

0

0

 

France

0

0

 

Portugal

0

0

 

United Kingdom

0

0

 

EU

0

0

 

TAC

0

0

 


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

EU and international waters of II and IV (BLI/24-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Denmark

4

4

 

Germany

4

4

 

Ireland

4

4

 

France

25

25

 

United Kingdom

15

15

 

Others (9)

4

4

 

EU

56

56

 

TAC

56

56

 


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

EU and international waters of III (BLI/03-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Denmark

4

3

 

Germany

2

2

 

Sweden

4

3

 

EU

10

8

 

TAC

10

8

 


Species

:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VI, VII and VIII (SBR/678-)

Year

2011 (10)

2012 (10)

 

Ireland

6

6

 

Spain

172

172

 

France

9

9

 

United Kingdom

22

22

 

Others (11)

6

6

 

EU

215

215

 

TAC

215

215

 


Species

:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone

:

EU and international waters of IX (SBR/09-)

Year

2011 (12)  (13)

2012 (12)  (13)

 

Spain

614

614

 

Portugal

166

166

 

EU

780

780

 

TAC

780

780

 


Species

:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone

:

EU and international waters of X (SBR/10-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Spain

10

10

 

Portugal

1 116

1 116

 

United Kingdom

10

10

 

EU

1 136

1 136

 

TAC

1 136

1 136

 


Species

:

Forkbeards

Phycis spp.

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I, II, III and IV (GFB/1234-)

Year

2011

2012

 

Germany

9

9

 

France

9

9

 

United Kingdom

13

13

 

EU

31

31

 

TAC

31

31

 


Species

:

Forkbeards

Phycis spp.

Zone

:

EU and international waters of V, VI and VII (GFB/567-)

Year

2011 (14)

2012 (14)

 

Germany

10

10

 

Ireland

260

260

 

Spain

588

588

 

France

356

356

 

United Kingdom

814

814

 

EU

2 028

2 028

 

TAC

2 028

2 028

 


Species

:

Forkbeards

Phycis spp.

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VIII and IX (GFB/89-)

Year

2011 (15)

2012 (15)

 

Spain

242

242

 

France

15

15

 

Portugal

10

10

 

EU

267

267

 

TAC

267

267

 


Species

:

Forkbeards

Phycis spp.

Zone

:

EU and international waters of X and XII (GFB/1012-)

Year

2011

2012

 

France

9

9

 

Portugal

36

36

 

United Kingdom

9

9

 

EU

54

54

 

TAC

54

54

 


(1)  By-catches of up to 3 % of 2009 quotas are permitted:

For reference: quotas 2009

Germany

20

Estonia

1

Ireland

55

Spain

93

France

339

Lithuania

1

Poland

1

Portugal

127

United Kingdom

187

(2)  By-catches of up to 3 % of 2009 quotas are permitted:

For reference: quota 2009

Portugal

10

(3)  By-catches of up to 3 % of 2009 quotas are permitted:

For reference: quotas 2009

Ireland

1

Spain

17

France

6

United Kingdom

1

(4)  By-catches only. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(5)  No directed fishery for roundnose grenadier shall be conducted in ICES zone IIIa pending consultations between the European Union and Norway.

(6)  A maximum of 8 % of each quota may be fished in EU and international waters VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

(7)  By-catches only. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(8)  A maximum of 8 % of each quota may be fished in EU and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

(9)  By-catches only. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(10)  A minimum landing size of 35 cm (total length) shall be respected. However, 15 % of fish landed may have a minimum landing size of at least 30 cm (total length).

(11)  By-catches only. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(12)  A minimum landing size of 35 cm (total length) shall be respected. However, 15 % of fish landed may have a minimum landing size of at least 30 cm (total length).

(13)  A maximum of 8 % of each quota may be fished in EU and international waters of VI, VII and VIII

(14)  A maximum of 8 % of each quota may be fished in EU and international waters of VIII and IX.

(15)  A maximum of 8 % of each quota may be fished in EU and international waters of V, VI, VII.


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