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Council Regulation (EU) 2018/2025 of 17 December 2018 fixing for 2019 and 2020 the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks

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COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2018/2025

of 17 December 2018

fixing for 2019 and 2020 the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks

(OJ L 325 20.12.2018, p. 7)


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 072, 14.3.2019, p.  141 (2018/2025)




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COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2018/2025

of 17 December 2018

fixing for 2019 and 2020 the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks



Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation fixes for the years 2019 and 2020 the annual fishing opportunities available to Union fishing vessels for fish stocks of certain deep-sea species in Union waters and in certain non-Union waters where catch limits are required.

Article 2

Definitions

1.  For the purposes of this Regulation, the definitions referred to in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 shall apply. In addition, the following definitions apply:

(a) ‘total allowable catch’ (TAC) means:

(i) in fisheries subject to the exemption of the landing obligation referred to in Article 15(4) to (7) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the quantity of fish that can be landed from each stock each year;

(ii) in all other fisheries, the quantity of fish that can be caught from each stock each year;

(b) ‘quota’ means a proportion of the TAC allocated to the Union or a Member State;

(c) ‘international waters’ means waters falling outside the sovereignty or jurisdiction of any State;

(d) ‘analytical assessment’ means quantitative evaluations of trends in a given stock, based on data about the stock's biology and exploitation, which scientific review has indicated to be of sufficient quality to provide scientific advice on options for future catches.

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

(a) ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) zones are the geographical areas specified in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 218/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 1 );

(b) CECAF (Committee for Eastern Central Atlantic Fisheries) zones are the geographical areas specified in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 2 ).

Article 3

TACs and allocations

The TACs for deep-sea species caught by Union fishing vessels in Union waters or in certain non-Union 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

TACs to be determined by Member States

1.  The TAC for black scabbardfish in CECAF 34.1.2 shall be determined by Portugal.

2.  The TAC to be determined by Portugal shall:

(a) be consistent with the principles and rules of the common fisheries policy, in particular the principle of the sustainable exploitation of the stock; and

(b) result:

(i) if an analytical assessment is available, in the exploitation of the stock consistent with maximum sustainable yield from 2019 onwards, with as high a probability as possible; or

(ii) if an analytical assessment is unavailable or incomplete, in the exploitation of the stock consistent with the precautionary approach to fisheries management.

3.  By 15 March in each year of the application of this Regulation, Portugal shall submit the following information to the Commission:

(a) the TAC adopted;

(b) the data collected and assessed by Portugal on which the TAC adopted is based;

(c) details on how the TAC adopted complies with paragraph 2.

Article 5

Special provisions on the allocation of fishing opportunities

1.  The allocation of fishing opportunities among Member States as set out in this Regulation shall be without prejudice to:

(a) exchanges made pursuant to Article 16(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(b) deductions and reallocations made pursuant to Article 37 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 ( 3 );

(c) reallocations made pursuant to Article 12(7) of Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 4 );

(d) additional landings allowed under Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 and 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(e) quantities withheld in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 and Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(f) deductions made pursuant to Articles 105, 106 and 107 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

2.  Stocks which are subject to precautionary or analytical TACs are identified in the Annex to this Regulation for the purposes of the year-to-year management of TACs and quotas provided for in Regulation (EC) No 847/96.

3.  Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall apply to stocks subject to precautionary TACs, whereas Article 3(2) and (3) and Article 4 of that Regulation shall apply to stocks subject to analytical TACs, except where otherwise specified in the Annex to this Regulation.

4.  Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply where a Member State uses the year-to-year flexibility provided for in Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

Article 6

Conditions for landing catches and bycatches

Catches that are not subject to the landing obligation established in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 shall be retained on board or landed only if they:

(a) have been taken by vessels flying the flag of a Member State having a quota and that quota has not been exhausted; or

(b) consist of a share in a Union quota which has not been allocated by quota among Member States, and that Union quota has not been exhausted.

Article 7

Prohibition

1.  It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels to fish for orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus) in Union and international waters of ICES subareas 1 to 10, 12 and 14, and to retain on board, to tranship or to land orange roughy caught in that area.

2.  It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels to fish for deep-sea sharks in ICES subareas 5 to 9, in Union and international waters of ICES subarea 10, in international waters of ICES subarea 12 and in Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1, 34.1.2 and 34.2 and to retain on board, tranship, relocate or land deep-sea sharks caught in those areas, with the exception of cases where TACs apply for bycatches in fisheries for black scabbardfish that use longlines as set out in the Annex.

Article 8

Data transmission

When, pursuant to Articles 33 and 34 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, Member States submit to the Commission data relating to landings of quantities of stocks caught, they shall use the stock codes set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 9

Entry into force

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2019.

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




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, the deep-sea sharks are placed at the beginning of that list. For the purposes of this Regulation, the following comparative table of common names and Latin names is provided:



Common name

Alpha-3 code

Scientific name

Black scabbardfish

BSF

Aphanopus carbo

Alfonsinos

ALF

Beryx spp.

Roundnose grenadier

RNG

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Roughhead grenadier

RHG

Macrourus berglax

Red seabream

SBR

Pagellus bogaraveo

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



Common name

Alpha-3 code

Scientific name

Deep-water catsharks

API

Apristurus spp.

Frilled shark

HXC

Chlamydoselachus anguineus

Gulper shark

CWO

Centrophorus spp.

Portuguese dogfish

CYO

Centroscymnus coelolepis

Longnose velvet dogfish

CYP

Centroscymnus crepidater

Black dogfish

CFB

Centroscyllium fabricii

Birdbeak dogfish

DCA

Deania calcea

Kitefin shark

SCK

Dalatias licha

Great lanternshark

ETR

Etmopterus princeps

Velvet belly

ETX

Etmopterus spinax

Mouse catshark

GAM

Galeus murinus

Bluntnose sixgill shark

SBL

Hexanchus griseus

Sailfin roughshark (Sharpback shark)

OXN

Oxynotus paradoxus

Knifetooth dogfish

SYR

Scymnodon ringens

Greenland shark

GSK

Somniosus microcephalus

PART 2

Annual fishing opportunities (in tonnes live weight)



Species:

Deep-sea sharks

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9

(DWS/56789-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Union

(1)

(1)

 

 

TAC

(1)

(1)

 

Precautionary TAC

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

(1)   Exclusively for bycatches in fisheries for black scabbardfish that use longlines. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Deep-sea sharks

Zone:

Union and international waters of 10

(DWS/10-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Portugal

(1)

(1)

 

 

Union

(1)

(1)

 

 

TAC

(1)

(1)

 

Precautionary TAC

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

(1)   Exclusively for bycatches in fisheries for black scabbardfish that use longlines. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Deep-sea sharks

Zone:

Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1, 34.1.2 and 34.2

(DWS/F3412C)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Union

(1)

(1)

 

 

TAC

(1)

(1)

 

Precautionary TAC

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

(1)   Exclusively for bycatches in fisheries for black scabbardfish that use longlines. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5, 6, 7 and 12

(BSF/56712-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Germany

28

28

 

 

Estonia

14

14

 

 

Ireland

71

71

 

 

Spain

140

140

 

 

France

1 976

1 976

 

 

Latvia

92

92

 

 

Lithuania

1

1

 

 

Poland

1

1

 

 

United Kingdom

140

140

 

 

Others

(1)

(1)

 

 

Union

2 470

2 470

 

 

TAC

2 470

2 470

 

Precautionary TAC

(1)   Exclusively for bycatches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone:

Union and international waters of 8, 9 and 10

(BSF/8910-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Spain

9

9

 

 

France

22

22

 

 

Portugal

2 801

2 801

 

 

Union

2 832

2 832

 

 

TAC

2 832

2 832

 

Precautionary TAC



Species:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone:

Union and international waters of CECAF 34.1.2

(BSF/C3412-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Portugal

To be established

To be established

 

 

Union

To be established (1)

To be established (1)

 

 

TAC

To be established (1)

To be established (1)

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 4 of this Regulation applies.

(1)   Established at the same quantity as the quota for Portugal.



Species:

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

Zone:

Union and international waters of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14

(ALF/3X14-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Ireland

(1)

(1)

 

 

Spain

57 (1)

57 (1)

 

 

France

15 (1)

15 (1)

 

 

Portugal

164 (1)

164 (1)

 

 

United Kingdom

(1)

(1)

 

 

Union

252 (1)

252 (1)

 

 

TAC

252 (1)

252 (1)

 

Precautionary TAC

(1)   Exclusively for bycatches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone:

Union and international waters of 3

(RNG/03-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Denmark

48 (1) (2)

48 (1) (2)

 

 

Germany

(1) (2)

(1) (2)

 

 

Sweden

(1) (2)

(1) (2)

 

 

Union

50 (1) (2)

50 (1) (2)

 

 

TAC

50 (1) (2)

50 (1) (2)

 

Precautionary TAC

(1)   Exclusively for bycatches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(2)   No directed fisheries of roughhead grenadier are permitted. Bycatches of roughhead grenadier (RHG/03-) shall be counted against this quota. They may not exceed 1 % of the quota.



Species:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b, 6 and 7

(RNG/5B67-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Germany

(1) (2)

(1) (2)

 

 

Estonia

37 (1) (2)

37 (1) (2)

 

 

Ireland

166 (1) (2)

166 (1) (2)

 

 

Spain

41 (1) (2)

41 (1) (2)

 

 

France

2 108  (1) (2)

2 108  (1) (2)

 

 

Lithuania

48 (1) (2)

48 (1) (2)

 

 

Poland

24 (1) (2)

24 (1) (2)

 

 

United Kingdom

124 (1) (2)

124 (1) (2)

 

 

Others

(1) (2) (3)

(1) (2) (3)

 

 

Union

2 558  (1) (2)

2 558  (1) (2)

 

 

TAC

2 558  (1) (2)

2 558  (1) (2)

 

Precautionary TAC

(1)   A maximum of 10 % of each quota may be fished in Union and international waters of 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14 (RNG/*8X14- for roundnose grenadier; RHG/*8X14- for roughhead grenadier bycatches).

(2)   No directed fisheries of roughhead grenadier are permitted. Bycatches of roughhead grenadier (RHG/5B67-) shall be counted against this quota. They may not exceed 1 % of the quota.

(3)   Exclusively for bycatches. No directed fisheries are permitted.



Species:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone:

Union and international waters of 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14

(RNG/8X14-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Germany

15 (1) (2)

15 (1) (2)

 

 

Ireland

(1) (2)

(1) (2)

 

 

Spain

1 638  (1) (2)

1 638  (1) (2)

 

 

France

76 (1) (2)

76 (1) (2)

 

 

Latvia

26 (1) (2)

26 (1) (2)

 

 

Lithuania

(1) (2)

(1) (2)

 

 

Poland

513 (1) (2)

513 (1) (2)

 

 

United Kingdom

(1) (2)

(1) (2)

 

 

Union

2 281  (1) (2)

2 281  (1) (2)

 

 

TAC

2 281  (1) (2)

2 281  (1) (2)

 

Precautionary TAC

(1)   A maximum of 10 % of each quota may be fished in Union and international waters of 5b, 6, 7 (RNG/*5B67- for roundnose grenadier; RHG/*5B67- for roughhead grenadier bycatches).

(2)   No directed fisheries of roughhead grenadier are permitted. Bycatches of roughhead grenadier (RHG/8X14-) shall be counted against this quota. They may not exceed 1 % of the quota.



Species:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone:

Union and international waters of 6, 7 and 8

(SBR/678-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Ireland

(1)

(1)

 

 

Spain

94 (1)

84 (1)

 

 

France

(1)

(1)

 

 

United Kingdom

12 (1)

11 (1)

 

 

Others

(1)

(1)

 

 

Union

117 (1)

105 (1)

 

 

TAC

117 (1)

105 (1)

 

Precautionary TAC

(1)   Exclusively for bycatches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

►C1  Zone:

Union and international waters of 9 (1)

(SBR/09-) ◄

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Spain

117

117

 

 

Portugal

32

32

 

 

Union

149

149

 

 

TAC

149

149

 

Precautionary TAC

(1)   Catches in the GFCM area 37.1.1 shall nevertheless be reported (SBR/F3711). Catches in the CECAF area 34.1.11 shall nevertheless be reported (SBR/F34111).



Species:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone:

Union and international waters of 10

(SBR/10-)

Year

2019

2020

 

 

Spain

5

5

 

 

Portugal

566

566

 

 

United Kingdom

5

5

 

 

Union

576

576

 

 

TAC

576

576

 

Precautionary TAC



( 1 ) 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 (OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 70).

( 2 ) 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 (OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 1).

( 3 ) Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Union control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, amending Regulations (EC) No 847/96, (EC) No 2371/2002, (EC) No 811/2004, (EC) No 768/2005, (EC) No 2115/2005, (EC) No 2166/2005, (EC) No 388/2006, (EC) No 509/2007, (EC) No 676/2007, (EC) No 1098/2007, (EC) No 1300/2008, (EC) No 1342/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93, (EC) No 1627/94 and (EC) No 1966/2006 (OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1).

( 4 ) Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 (OJ L 347, 28.12.2017, p. 81).

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