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Document 32021R0703

Council Regulation (EU) 2021/703 of 26 April 2021 amending Regulations (EU) 2021/91 and (EU) 2021/92 as regards certain fishing opportunities for 2021 in Union and non-Union waters

ST/7401/2021/INIT

OJ L 146, 29.4.2021, p. 1–69 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2021/703/oj

29.4.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 146/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/703

of 26 April 2021

amending Regulations (EU) 2021/91 and (EU) 2021/92 as regards certain fishing opportunities for 2021 in Union and 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) 2021/91 (1) establishes, for the years 2021 and 2022, the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks. Council Regulation (EU) 2021/92 (2) fixes 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.

(2)

The 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 (3) (‘the Trade and Cooperation Agreement’) applies provisionally from 1 January 2021.

(3)

The fishing opportunities in Regulations (EU) 2021/91 and (EU) 2021/92 for stocks shared with certain third countries are provisional and in quantitative terms limited to a three-month rollover based on Council Regulations (EU) 2020/123 (4) and (EU) 2018/2025 (5). In a very limited number of cases, a different methodology was used for stocks that are predominantly fished at the beginning of the year or where scientific advice required severe reductions in fishing opportunities.

(4)

In accordance with Article 499(2) of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the provisional total allowable catches (TACs) aim to ensure the continuation of sustainable Union fishing activities until the consultations between the Union and the United Kingdom pursuant to Article 498 of that Agreement are concluded and implemented in the Union legal order. They were set at levels consistent with what is allowed under Article 499 of that Agreement.

(5)

The consultations between the Union and the United Kingdom are still ongoing. Therefore, Regulations (EU) 2021/91 and (EU) 2021/92 need to be amended in order to extend provisional unilateral Union TACs in order to create legal certainty for the Union operators and to ensure the continuation of sustainable fishing activities until those consultations are concluded in compliance with the Union legal framework and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

(6)

This approach is based on Article 499(2) of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which provides that, if a stock listed in Annex 35 to that Agreement or in Tables A and B of Annex 36 to that Agreement remains without an agreed TAC, each Party is to set a provisional TAC corresponding to the level advised by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), applying from 1 January. Pursuant to Article 499(3) to (5) of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and by way of derogation from paragraph 2 of that Article, the TACs for special stocks shall be set in accordance with the guidelines to be adopted by the Specialised Committee on Fisheries by 1 July 2021.

(7)

Therefore, as a general approach, the provisional fishing opportunities for the Union should be based on the ICES advice for 2021, and, for deep-sea stocks, also for 2022, when available. They should correspond to the Union share agreed under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

(8)

As a general approach, the provisional TACs should be extended until 31 July 2021 and should correspond to a ratio of seven twelfths or 58,3 % of the annual catch level advised by ICES for 2021 and, for deep-sea stocks, also for 2022. In certain cases, they should correspond to that ratio of the Union position in the ongoing consultations with the United Kingdom as defined in the Council Decision of 5 March 2021 establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the Union in the consultations with the United Kingdom and as further specified in accordance with that Decision.

(9)

This level is considered in principle to be sufficient for the Union fishing vessels at least until 31 July 2021, which is one month after the date by which the guidelines for special stocks need to be agreed with the United Kingdom.

(10)

For a limited number of stocks, the provisional TACs should correspond to a higher ratio of the advised annual catch level in order to take into account the seasonality of fishing activities for those stocks.

(11)

Without prejudice to, and taking into account the absence of, the guidelines for special stocks, the TACs for those stocks are consistent with Article 499 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

(12)

The Union, on the one hand, and the Government of Greenland and the Government of Denmark, on the other hand, are expected to conclude a sustainable fisheries partnership agreement, as the previous agreement expired on 31 December 2020. The Council should therefore fix fishing opportunities resulting from that agreement, taking into account exchanges of fishing opportunities with third countries. Those fishing opportunities should be effective from the date of provisional application of that agreement.

(13)

Member States should make use of any applicable inter-area, inter-species and inter-annual flexibilities in a way which ensures that the overall level of Union catches in 2021 does not exceed the Union share of the maximum TAC level which the Union may set under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

(14)

Taking into account the ratio that is applied, the quota uptake, the conditions for the use of flexibilities, as well as other conditions stipulated in existing Union legislation, in accordance with Article 499(7) of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the provisional TACs respect the Union shares agreed under that Agreement, as set out in Annexes 35 and 36 thereto.

(15)

The provisional TACs also comply with the applicable Union legal framework, in particular Articles 4, 5(3) and 8 of Regulation (EU) 2019/472 of the European Parliament and of the Council (6) and Articles 4, 5(3) and 7 of Regulation (EU) 2018/973 of the European Parliament and of the Council (7). They are based on the level advised by ICES, while taking into account the particular situation of stocks caught in a mixed fishery that may be affected by ‘choke’ situations, having regard to ICES advice on mixed fisheries and on unavoidable by-catches.

(16)

There are certain stocks for which ICES has issued scientific advice for no catches. If TACs for those stocks are established at the level indicated in the scientific advice, the obligation to land all catches, including by-catches from those stocks, in mixed fisheries would lead to the phenomenon of ‘choke species’. In order to strike the right balance between continuing fisheries in view of the potentially severe socio-economic implications and the need to achieve a good biological status for those stocks, taking into account the difficulty of fishing all stocks in a mixed fishery at maximum sustainable yield (MSY) at the same time, it is appropriate to establish specific TACs for by-catches for those stocks. The level of those TACs should be such that mortality for those stocks is decreased and that it provides incentives for improvements in selectivity and avoidance of catches of those stocks. In order to reduce catches of the stocks for which by-catch TACs are set, fishing opportunities for the fisheries in which fish from those stocks are caught should be set at levels that help the biomass of vulnerable stocks to recover to sustainable levels.

(17)

These fishing opportunities should in no circumstances prejudge the establishment of the fishing opportunities in accordance with the outcome of the consultations with the United Kingdom, the guidelines on special stocks to be agreed with the United Kingdom pursuant to Article 499(5) of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the Union legal framework.

(18)

According to scientific advice, the spawning-stock biomass of European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in the Celtic Sea, the Channel, the Irish Sea and the southern North Sea (ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7a, and 7d to 7h) has been declining since 2009 and is currently below MSY Btrigger and just above Blim. Due to the measures taken by the Union, the fishing mortality has decreased and is currently below FMSY. However, recruitment is low, fluctuating without trend since 2008. Therefore, the catch limits should be continued, while ensuring that the target fishing mortality for this stock is in line with MSY.

(19)

In Regulation (EU) 2021/92, the TAC for sandeels 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 2021. The fishery for sandeels, which are a short-lived species, starts on 1 April, shortly after the publication of the scientific advice.

(20)

The catch limits for sandeels in ICES divisions 2a and 3a and in ICES subarea 4 should be amended in line with the latest scientific advice from ICES.

(21)

Regulation (EU) 2021/92 establishes preliminary fishing opportunities for the first quarter of 2021. Furthermore, Article 14 of that Regulation establishes a prohibition from 1 January to 31 March 2021 for vessels fishing for sandeels using certain gears in ICES divisions 2a and 3a and in ICES subarea 4. As this Regulation establishes fishing opportunities for the entire fishing year, that prohibition should also cover the period from 1 August to 31 December 2021, as in 2020.

(22)

In accordance with the procedure provided for in the agreements on fisheries relations with Norway and in accordance with the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, the Union has held trilateral consultations with the United Kingdom and Norway and bilateral consultations with Norway on fishing rights for stocks. The fishing opportunities for North Sea cod should be established in order to ensure a level playing field for Union operators and to provide for the recovery of that stock. In accordance with the procedure provided for in the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union, of the one part, and the Government of Greenland and the Government of Denmark, of the other part and the implementing Protocol thereto, the Joint Committee has established the level of fishing opportunities available for the Union in Greenland waters in 2021. It is therefore necessary to include those fishing opportunities in this Regulation.

(23)

The Union and the United Kingdom have agreed on their respective shares of the TACs for certain stocks managed by ICCAT. Those shares are set out in Table C of Annex 36 to the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The relevant fishing opportunities tables should be amended in order to take account of those shares.

(24)

Effort limits for Union fishing vessels in the ICCAT Convention Area are based on information provided in the fishing, capacity and farming plans for bluefin tuna communicated by Member States to the Commission. Those effort limits are reported through the Union plan endorsed by ICCAT during the intersessional meeting of Panel 2 held on 4 and 5 March 2019. They should be established as part of the fishing opportunities under this Regulation.

(25)

At its ninth annual meeting in 2021, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) adopted new catch limits for jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi) and approved exploratory fisheries for toothfishes (Dissostichus spp.). The applicable measures should be implemented in Union law.

(26)

Regulations (EU) 2021/91 and (EU) 2021/92 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(27)

The catch limits provided for in Regulations (EU) 2021/91 and (EU) 2021/92 apply from 1 January 2021. 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.

(28)

In view of the need to continue sustainable fishing activities and to start the fishing season for sandeels on time on 1 April 2021, 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

Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2021/91

Regulation (EU) 2021/91 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 8(1) is replaced by the following:

‘1.   Where a reference is made to this paragraph in a table set out in the Annex to this Regulation, the fishing opportunities in that table are provisional and shall apply from 1 January to 31 July 2021. Those provisional fishing opportunities shall be without prejudice to setting definitive fishing opportunities for 2021 and 2022, based on the best available scientific advice, and in accordance with the outcomes of international negotiations and/or consultations, the guidelines on special stocks to be agreed with the United Kingdom, the applicable provisions of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and relevant multiannual plans.’;

(2)

Part 2 of the Annex is amended in accordance with Part A of the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2021/92

Regulation (EU) 2021/92 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 7 is amended as follows:

(a)

paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

‘1.   Where a reference is made to this paragraph in a fishing opportunities table in Annex IA or Annex IB, the fishing opportunities in that table are provisional and shall apply from 1 January to 31 July 2021. Those provisional fishing opportunities shall be without prejudice to setting definitive fishing opportunities for 2021 and 2022, based on the best available scientific advice, and in accordance with the outcomes of international negotiations and/or consultations, the guidelines on special stocks to be agreed with the United Kingdom, the applicable provisions of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and relevant multiannual plans.’;

(b)

the following paragraph is inserted:

‘1a.   Member States shall make use of any applicable inter-area, inter-species and inter-annual flexibilities in a way which ensures that the overall level of Union catches in 2021 does not exceed the Union share of the maximum provisional TAC level which the Union may set under the 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.’;

(2)

the following Article is inserted:

‘Article 7a

Application of fishing opportunities in Greenland waters

Where a reference is made to this Article in a fishing opportunities table in Annex IB, the fishing opportunities in that table shall apply from the date of provisional application of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union, of the one part, and the Government of Greenland and the Government of Denmark, of the other part, to 31 December 2021.’;

(3)

Article 9 is amended as follows:

(a)

in paragraph 2, ‘31 March 2021’ is replaced by ‘31 July 2021’;

(b)

in paragraph 3, ‘31 March 2021’ is replaced by ‘31 July 2021’;

(4)

Article 11 is amended as follows:

(a)

in paragraph 2, the introductory wording of the first subparagraph is replaced by the following:

‘2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, in January 2021 and from 1 April to 31 July, Union fishing vessels in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7d, 7e, 7f and 7h may fish for European seabass, and retain, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area with the following gear and within the following limits:’;

(b)

in point (c) of the first subparagraph of paragraph 2, ‘1,43’ is replaced by ‘3,32’;

(c)

in point (d) of the first subparagraph of paragraph 2, ‘0,35’ is replaced by ‘0,82’;

(d)

in point (b) of the first subparagraph of paragraph 5, ‘from 1 to 31 March’ is replaced by ‘from 1 March to 31 July’;

(5)

Article 14 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 14

Closed fishing seasons for sandeels

Commercial fishing for sandeels 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 2021 and from 1 August to 31 December 2021.’;

(6)

in Article 60, ‘31 March 2021’ is replaced by ‘31 July 2021’;

(7)

Annex IA is amended in accordance with Part B of the Annex to this Regulation;

(8)

Annex IB is amended in accordance with Part C of the Annex to this Regulation;

(9)

Annex IC is amended in accordance with Part D of the Annex to this Regulation;

(10)

Annex ID is amended in accordance with Part E of the Annex to this Regulation;

(11)

Annex IH is amended in accordance with Part F of the Annex to this Regulation;

(12)

Chapter III of Annex II is amended in accordance with Part G of the Annex to this Regulation;

(13)

Annex VI is amended in accordance with Part H of the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 3

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 2021.

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

Done at Brussels, 26 April 2021.

For the Council

The President

A. P. ZACARIAS


(1)  Council Regulation (EU) 2021/91 of 28 January 2021 fixing, for the years 2021 and 2022, the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks (OJ L 31, 29.1.2021, p. 20).

(2)  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).

(3)  OJ L 444, 31.12.2020, p. 14.

(4)  Council Regulation (EU) 2020/123 of 27 January 2020 fixing for 2020 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 25, 30.1.2020, p. 1).

(5)  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).

(6)  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) 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).

(7)  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).


ANNEX

PART A: Amendments to Part 2 of the Annex to Regulation (EU) 2021/91

In Part 2 of the Annex to Regulation (EU) 2021/91, the relevant fishing opportunities tables are replaced by the following:

‘Species:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone:

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

(BSF/56712-)

Year

2021

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

13

 

Estonia

6

 

Ireland

33

 

Spain

65

 

France

922

 

Latvia

43

 

Lithuania

1

 

Poland

1

 

Others

3

(1)

Union

1 087

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

TAC

pm

 

(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 (BSF/56712_AMS).


Species:

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

Zone:

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

(ALF/3X14-)

Year

2021

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(1) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

4

(1)

Spain

30

(1)

France

8

(1)

Portugal

85

(1)

Union

127

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

TAC

pm

(1)

(1)

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


Species:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b, 6 and 7

(RNG/5B67-)

Year

2021

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

3

(1) (2)

Estonia

22

(1) (2)

Ireland

99

(1) (2)

Spain

24

(1) (2)

France

1 252

(1) (2)

Lithuania

29

(1) (2)

Poland

15

(1) (2)

Others

3

(1) (2) (3)

Union

1 447

(1) (2)

United Kingdom

pm

(1) (2)

TAC

pm

(1) (2)

(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 by-catches)).

(2)

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

(3)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (RNG/5B67_AMS for roundnose grenadier; RHG/5B67_AMS for roughhead grenadier).


Species:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone:

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

(RNG/8X14-)

Year

2021

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

5

(1) (2)

Ireland

1

(1) (2)

Spain

526

(1) (2)

France

24

(1) (2)

Latvia

9

(1) (2)

Lithuania

1

(1) (2)

Poland

165

(1) (2)

Union

731

(1) (2)

United Kingdom

pm

(1) (2)

TAC

pm

(1) (2)

(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 by-catches).

(2)

No directed fisheries of roughhead grenadier are permitted. By-catches 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

2021

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(1) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

2

(1)

Spain

49

(1)

France

2

(1)

Others

2

(1) (2)

Union

55

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

TAC

pm

(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 (SBR/678_AMS).


Species:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone:

Union and international waters of 10

(SBR/10-)

Year

2021

2022

Precautionary TAC’

Spain

5

5

Portugal

600

600

Union

605

605

United Kingdom

pm

pm

TAC

pm

pm

PART B: Amendments to Annex IA to Regulation (EU) 2021/92

In Annex IA to Regulation (EU) 2021/92, the relevant fishing opportunities tables are replaced by the following:

‘Species:

Sandeels and associated by-catches

Ammodytes spp.

Zone:

Union waters of 2a, 3a and 4(1)

Denmark

95 295

(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

146

(2) (3)

Sweden

3 499

(2) (3)

Union

98 940

(2)

United Kingdom

pm

(2) (3)

 

 

 

TAC

pm

(2)

(1)

Excluding waters within six nautical miles of the UK baselines at Shetland, Fair Isle and Foula.

(2)

In management areas 1r and 2r 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 the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following sandeel management areas, as defined in Annex III:

Zone: Union waters of sandeel management areas

 

1r

2r

3r

4

5r

6

7r

 

(SAN/234_1R)

(SAN/234_2R)

(SAN/234_3R)

(SAN/234_4)

(SAN/234_5R)

(SAN/234_6)

(SAN/234_7R)

Denmark

5 154

4 717

12 175

73 117

0

132

0

Germany

8

7

19

112

0

0

0

Sweden

189

173

447

2 685

0

5

0

Union

5 351

4 897

12 641

75 914

0

137

0

United Kingdom

pm

pm

pm

pm

0

pm

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

pm

pm

pm

pm

0

pm

0


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 1 and 2

(ARU/1/2.)

Germany

9

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

3

 

Netherlands

8

 

Union

20

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

Union waters of 3a and 4

(ARU/3A4-C)

Denmark

418

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

4

 

France

3

 

Ireland

3

 

Netherlands

20

 

Sweden

16

 

Union

464

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5, 6 and 7

(ARU/567.)

Germany

165

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

3

 

Ireland

153

 

Netherlands

1 725

 

Union

2 046

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Union and international waters of 1, 2 and 14

(USK/1214EI)

Germany

pm

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

pm

(1)

Others

pm

(1) (2)

Union

pm

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(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:

Union waters of 4

(USK/04-C.)

Denmark

40

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

12

 

France

27

 

Sweden

4

 

Others

4

(1)

Union

87

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(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 (USK/04-C_AMS).


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5, 6 and 7

(USK/567EI.)

Germany

35

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Spain

121

 

France

1 441

 

Ireland

139

 

Others

35

(1)

Union

1 771

 

Norway

0

(2) (3) (4) (5)

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(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 (USK/567EI_AMS).

(2)

To be fished in Union waters of 2a, 4, 5b, 6 and 7 (USK/*24X7C).

(3)

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 amount below in tonnes (OTH/*5B67-). By-catch of cod under this provision in area 6a may not be more than 5 %.

3 000

(4)

Including ling. The following quotas for Norway shall only be fished with long-lines in 5b, 6 and 7:

 

 

 

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:

pm


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(USK/04-N.)

Belgium

0

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Denmark

75

 

Germany

0

 

France

0

 

Netherlands

0

 

Union

75

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species:

Boarfishes

Caproidae

Zone:

Union and international waters of 6, 7 and 8

(BOR/678-)

Denmark

2 740

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

7 715

 

Union

10 455

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Herring (1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

3a

(HER/03A.)

Denmark

9 080

(2)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

145

(2)

Sweden

9 498

(2)

Union

18 723

(2)

Norway

2 881

 

Faroe Islands

pm

pm

 

TAC

21 604

 

(1)

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

(2)

Special condition: up to 50 % of this amount may be fished in Union waters of 4 (HER/*04-C.).


Species:

Herring(1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Union and Norwegian waters of 4 north of 53o30' N

(HER/4AB.)

Denmark

49 993

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

33 852

 

France

18 838

 

Netherlands

46 381

 

Sweden

3 449

 

Union

152 513

 

Faroe Islands

pm

 

Norway

103 344

(2)

United Kingdom

61 301

 

TAC

356 357

 

(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 quantity given below may be taken in Union waters of 4a and 4b (HER/*4AB-C).

3 000

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

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

Union

3 000


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(HER/4N-S62)

Sweden

878

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

878

 

 

TAC

356 357

 

(1)

By-catches of cod, haddock, pollack and whiting and saithe are to be counted against the quota for these species.


Species:

Herring (1 )

Clupea harengus

Zone:

3a

(HER/03A-BC)

Denmark

5 692

(2)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

51

(2)

Sweden

916

(2)

Union

6 659

(2)

 

TAC

6 659

(2)

(1)

Exclusively for catches of herring taken as by-catch in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes smaller than 32 mm.

(2)

Special condition: up to 50 % of this quota may be fished in Union waters of 4 (HER/*04-C-BC).


Species:

Herring (1 )

Clupea harengus

Zone:

4, 7d and Union waters of 2a

(HER/2A47DX)

Belgium

38

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

7 421

 

Germany

38

 

France

38

 

Netherlands

238

 

Sweden

36

 

Union

7 609

 

United Kingdom

141

 

 

TAC

7 750

 

(1)

Exclusively for catches of herring taken as by-catch in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes smaller than 32 mm.


Species:

Herring (1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

4c, 7d(2)

(HER/4CXB7D)

Belgium

8 257

(3)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

668

(3)

Germany

452

(3)

France

9 274

(3)

Netherlands

16 142

(3)

Union

34 793

(3)

United Kingdom

pm

(3)

 

TAC

356 357

 

(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: reference is to 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:

Union and international waters of 5b, 6b and 6aN(1)

(HER/5B6ANB)

Germany

206

(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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

39

(2)

Ireland

278

(2)

Netherlands

206

(2)

Union

729

(2)

United Kingdom

pm

(2)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

Reference is to the herring stock in the part of ICES zone 6a which lies east of the meridian of longitude 7oW and north of the parallel of latitude 55oN, or west of the meridian of longitude 7oW and north of the parallel of latitude 56oN, 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 56oN and 57o30' 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

721

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Netherlands

72

 

Union

793

 

 

TAC

793

 

(1)

Reference is to the herring stock in 6a south of 56o00' N and west of 07o00' W.


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7a(1)

(HER/07A/MM)

Ireland

471

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Union

471

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

This zone is reduced by the area bounded:

to the north by latitude 52o30' N,

to the south by latitude 52o00' 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

271

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Union

271

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7g(1), 7h(1), 7j(1) and 7k(1)

(HER/7G-K.)

Germany

6

(2)

Analytical TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

31

(2)

Ireland

437

(2)

Netherlands

31

(2)

Union

505

(2)

United Kingdom

pm

(2)

 

TAC

pm

(2)

(1)

This zone is increased by the area bounded:

to the north by latitude 52o30' N,

to the south by latitude 52o00' 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.


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Skagerrak

(COD/03AN.)

Belgium

5

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

1 515

 

Germany

38

 

Netherlands

9

 

Sweden

265

 

Union

1 832

 

 

TAC

1 893

 


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

4; Union waters of 2a; that part of 3a not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

(COD/2A3AX4)

Belgium

347

(1)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

1 993

 

Germany

1 263

 

France

428

(1)

Netherlands

1 126

(1)

Sweden

13

 

Union

5 170

 

Norway

2 252

(2)

United Kingdom

5 824

(1)

 

TAC

13 246

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in: 7d (COD/*07D.).

(2)

May be taken in Union waters. Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (COD/*04N-)

Union

4 494


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(COD/4N-S62)

Sweden

382

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

382

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

By-catches of haddock, pollack and whiting and saithe are to be counted against the quota for these species.


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

6b; Union and international waters of 5b west of 12o00' W and of 12 and 14

(COD/5W6-14)

Belgium

0

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

0

 

France

1

 

Ireland

2

 

Union

3

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

6a; Union and international waters of 5b east of 12o00' W

(COD/5BE6A)

Belgium

1

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Germany

7

(1)

France

76

(1)

Ireland

142

(1)

Union

226

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(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

1

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

3

(1)

Ireland

49

(1)

Netherlands

1

(1)

Union

54

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. 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

7

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

France

114

(1)

Ireland

166

(1)

Netherlands

0

(1)

Union

287

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(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:

7d

(COD/07D.)

Belgium

33

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

648

(1)

Netherlands

19

(1)

Union

700

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in: 4; Union waters of 2a; that part of 3a not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat (COD/*2A3X4).


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(LEZ/2AC4-C)

Belgium

5

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

4

 

Germany

4

 

France

24

 

Netherlands

19

 

Union

56

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b; 6;

international waters of 12 and 14

(LEZ/56-14)

Spain

308

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

1 204

(1)

Ireland

352

 

Union

1 864

 

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in: Union waters of 2a and 4 (LEZ/*2AC4C).


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

7

(LEZ/07.)

Belgium

274

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Spain

3 045

(2)

France

3 696

(2)

Ireland

1 680

(2)

Union

8 695

 

United Kingdom

pm

(2)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

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

(2)

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


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(LEZ/8ABDE.)

Spain

585

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

472

 

Union

1 057

 

 

TAC

1 057

 


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(ANF/2AC4-C)

Belgium

182

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

401

(1)

Germany

196

(1)

France

37

(1)

Netherlands

138

(1)

Sweden

5

(1)

Union

959

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in: 6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14 (ANF/*56-14).


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(ANF/04-N.)

Belgium

37

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Denmark

935

 

Germany

15

 

Netherlands

13

 

Union

1 000

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(ANF/56-14)

Belgium

118

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

134

(1)

Spain

126

 

France

1 449

(1)

Ireland

328

 

Netherlands

113

(1)

Union

2 268

 

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in: Union waters of 2a and 4 (ANF/*2AC4C).


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

7

(ANF/07.)

Belgium

2 046

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

228

(1)

Spain

813

(1)

France

13 129

(1)

Ireland

1 678

(1)

Netherlands

265

(1)

Union

18 159

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

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


Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(ANF/8ABDE.)

Spain

941

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

5 235

 

Union

6 176

 

 

TAC

6 176

 


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

3a

(HAD/03A.)

Belgium

12

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

2 120

 

Germany

135

 

Netherlands

2

 

Sweden

250

 

Union

2 519

 

 

TAC

2 630

 


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

4; Union waters of 2a

(HAD/2AC4.)

Belgium

287

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

1 970

 

Germany

1 254

 

France

2 185

 

Netherlands

215

 

Sweden

169

 

Union

6 080

 

Norway

9 841

 

United Kingdom

26 865

 

 

TAC

42 785

 

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (HAD/*04N-)

Union

4 523


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(HAD/4N-S62)

Sweden

707

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

707

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

By-catches of cod, pollack, whiting and saithe are to be counted against the quota for these species.


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 6b, 12 and 14

(HAD/6B1214)

Belgium

7

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

9

 

France

347

 

Ireland

247

 

Union

610

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b and 6a

(HAD/5BC6A.)

Belgium

6

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

6

(1)

France

264

(1)

Ireland

650

(1)

Union

925

 

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

Not more than 10 % of this quota may be fished in 4; Union waters of 2a (HAD/*2AC4.).


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

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

(HAD/7X7A34)

Belgium

91

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

5 441

 

Ireland

1 814

 

Union

7 346

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

7a

(HAD/07A.)

Belgium

29

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

129

 

Ireland

771

 

Union

929

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

3a

(WHG/03A.)

Denmark

271

 

Precautionary TAC

Netherlands

1

 

Sweden

29

 

Union

301

 

 

TAC

929

 


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

4; Union waters of 2a

(WHG/2AC4.)

Belgium

296

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

1 281

 

Germany

333

 

France

1 925

 

Netherlands

740

 

Sweden

2

 

Union

4 575

 

Norway

2 131

(1)

United Kingdom

12 506

 

 

TAC

21 306

 

(1)

May be taken in Union waters. Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (WHG/*04N-)

Union

4 518


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(WHG/56-14)

Germany

1

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

France

20

(1)

Ireland

122

(1)

Union

143

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(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

1

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

France

9

(1)

Ireland

114

(1)

Netherlands

0

(1)

Union

124

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(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

46

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

2 928

 

Ireland

2 324

 

Netherlands

25

 

Union

5 323

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Whiting and pollack

Merlangius merlangus and

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(W/P/4N-S62)

Sweden

190

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Union

190

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

By-catches of cod, haddock and saithe are to be counted against the quota for these species.


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

3a

(HKE/03A.)

Denmark

2 058

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Sweden

175

(1)

Union

2 233

 

 

TAC

2 233

 

(1)

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


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(HKE/2AC4-C)

Belgium

21

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

865

(1)

Germany

99

(1)

France

191

(1)

Netherlands

50

(1)

Union

1 226

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

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


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

6 and 7; Union and international waters of 5b;

international waters of 12 and 14

(HKE/571214)

Belgium

290

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Spain

9 311

 

France

14 379

(1)

Ireland

1 742

 

Netherlands

187

(1)

Union

25 909

 

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

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

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

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (HKE/*8ABDE)

Belgium

38

Spain

1 533

France

1 533

Ireland

192

Netherlands

19

Union

3 315

United Kingdom

pm


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(HKE/8ABDE.)

Belgium

9

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Spain

6 622

 

France

14 870

 

Netherlands

19

(1)

Union

21 520

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

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

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

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

Belgium

2

Spain

1 918

France

3 453

Netherlands

6

Union

5 379


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 2 and 4

(WHB/24-N.)

Denmark

0

 

Analytical TAC

Union

0

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

Union and international waters of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8a, 8b, 8d, 8e, 12 and 14

(WHB/1X14)

Denmark

45 680

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

17 761

 

Spain

38 726

(1)

France

31 789

 

Ireland

35 373

 

Netherlands

55 700

 

Portugal

3 598

(1)

Sweden

11 300

 

Union

239 927

(2)

Norway

37 500

 

Faroe Islands

pm

 

United Kingdom

71 670

(1)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

Transfers of this quota may be effected to 8c, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1. However, such transfers shall be notified in advance to the Commission.

(2)

Special condition: from the EU quotas in Union and international waters of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8a, 8b, 8d, 8e, 12 and 14 (WHB/*NZJM1) and in 8c, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1 (WHB/*NZJM2), the following quantity may be fished in the Norwegian Economic Zone or in the fishery zone around Jan Mayen:

141 648


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

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

(WHB/8C3411)

Spain

28 644

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Portugal

7 161

 

Union

35 805

(1)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

Special condition: from the EU quotas in Union and international waters of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8a, 8b, 8d, 8e, 12 and 14 (WHB/*NZJM1) and in 8c, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1 (WHB/*NZJM2), the following quantity may be fished in the Norwegian Economic Zone or in the fishery zone around Jan Mayen:

141 648


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

Union waters of 2, 4a, 5, 6 north of 56° 30' N and 7 west of 12° W

(WHB/24A567)

Norway

141 648

(1) (2)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Faroe Islands

pm

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

To be counted against the quota established by Norway.

(2)

Special condition: the catch in 4a shall be no more than the following amount (WHB/*04A-C):

pm


Species:

Lemon sole and witch flounder

Microstomus kitt and

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(L/W/2AC4-C)

Belgium

160

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

440

 

Germany

57

 

France

121

 

Netherlands

366

 

Sweden

5

 

Union

1 149

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b, 6 and 7

(BLI/5B67-)

Germany

68

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Estonia

10

 

Spain

213

 

France

4 858

 

Ireland

19

 

Lithuania

4

 

Poland

2

 

Others

19

(1)

Union

5 193

 

Norway

0

(2)

Faroe Islands

pm

(3)

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(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 (BLI/5B67_AMS).

(2)

To be fished in Union waters of 2a, 4, 5b, 6 and 7 (BLI/*24X7C).

(3)

By-catches of roundnose grenadier and black scabbardfish 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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Spain

54

(1)

France

1

(1)

Lithuania

1

(1)

Others

0

(1) (2)

Union

56

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(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:

Union and international waters of 2 and 4

(BLI/24-)

Denmark

1

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

1

 

Ireland

1

 

France

5

 

Others

1

(1)

Union

9

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(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 (BLI/24_AMS).


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union and international waters of 3a

(BLI/03A-)

Denmark

1

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

1

 

Sweden

1

 

Union

3

 

 

TAC

3

 


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union and international waters of 1 and 2

(LIN/1/2.)

Denmark

pm

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

pm

 

France

pm

 

Others

pm

(1)

Union

pm

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(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

5

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

42

 

Germany

5

 

Sweden

16

 

Union

68

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union waters of 4

(LIN/04-C.)

Belgium

10

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

160

(1)

Germany

100

(1)

France

90

 

Netherlands

3

 

Sweden

7

(1)

Union

370

 

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

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


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5

(LIN/05EI.)

Belgium

pm

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

pm

 

Germany

pm

 

France

pm

 

Union

pm

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

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

(LIN/6X14.)

Belgium

30

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

5

(1)

Germany

110

(1)

Ireland

596

 

Spain

2 231

 

France

2 380

(1)

Portugal

5

 

Union

5 357

 

Norway

0

 

Faroe Islands

pm

 

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 35 % may be fished in: Union waters of 4 (LIN/*04-C.).


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(LIN/04-N.)

Belgium

7

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Denmark

858

 

Germany

24

 

France

10

 

Netherlands

1

 

Union

900

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(NEP/2AC4-C)

Belgium

581

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

581

 

Germany

9

 

France

17

 

Netherlands

300

 

Union

1 488

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(NEP/04-N.)

Denmark

200

 

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

0

 

Union

200

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b

(NEP/5BC6.)

Spain

pm

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

pm

 

Ireland

pm

 

Union

pm

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

7

(NEP/07.)

Spain

579

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

2 345

(1)

Ireland

3 557

(1)

Union

6 481

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(1)

(1)

Special condition: within the limits of the abovementioned 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

578

France

362

Ireland

696

Union

1 636

United Kingdom

pm


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

3a

(PRA/03A.)

Denmark

1 741

 

Analytical TAC

Sweden

938

 

Union

2 679

 

 

TAC

5 016

 


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(PRA/2AC4-C)

Denmark

286

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Netherlands

3

 

Sweden

12

 

Union

301

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(PRA/4N-S62)

Denmark

200

 

Analytical TAC

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

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

Sweden

123

(1)

Union

323

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

By-catches of cod, haddock, pollack, whiting and saithe are to be counted against the quotas for these species.


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

Skagerrak

(PLE/03AN.)

Belgium

82

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

10 596

 

Germany

54

 

Netherlands

2 038

 

Sweden

568

 

Union

13 338

 

 

TAC

19 188

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

4; Union waters of 2a; that part of 3a not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

(PLE/2A3AX4)

Belgium

4 472

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

14 533

 

Germany

4 192

 

France

839

 

Netherlands

27 949

 

Union

51 985

 

Norway

10 039

 

United Kingdom

37 960

 

 

TAC

143 419

 

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (PLE/*04N-)

Union

39 153


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b;

international waters of 12 and 14

(PLE/56-14)

France

6

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

144

 

Union

150

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7a

(PLE/07A.)

Belgium

43

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

19

 

Ireland

737

 

Netherlands

13

 

Union

812

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7d and 7e

(PLE/7DE.)

Belgium

1 126

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

3 755

 

Union

4 881

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7f and 7g

(PLE/7FG.)

Belgium

247

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

443

 

Ireland

145

 

Union

835

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7h, 7j and 7k

(PLE/7HJK.)

Belgium

2

(1)

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

France

4

(1)

Ireland

15

(1)

Netherlands

9

(1)

Union

30

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(1)

(1)

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


Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(POL/56-14)

Spain

1

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

30

 

Ireland

9

 

Union

40

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

3a and 4; Union waters of 2a

(POK/2C3A4)

Belgium

19

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

2 287

 

Germany

5 776

 

France

13 594

 

Netherlands

58

 

Sweden

314

 

Union

22 048

 

Norway

31 096

(1)

United Kingdom

6 368

 

 

TAC

59 512

 

(1)

May only be taken in Union waters of 4 and in 3a (POK/*3A4-C). Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.


Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b, 12 and 14

(POK/56-14)

Germany

319

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

3 160

 

Ireland

369

 

Union

3 848

 

Norway

0

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(POK/4N-S62)

Sweden

880

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

880

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

By-catches of cod, haddock, pollack and whiting are to be counted against the quota for these species.


Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

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

(POK/7/3411)

Belgium

4

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

694

 

Ireland

870

 

Union

1 568

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Turbot and brill

Scophthalmus maximus and Scophthalmus rhombus

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(T/B/2AC4-C)

Belgium

248

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

530

 

Germany

135

 

France

64

 

Netherlands

1 879

 

Sweden

3

 

Union

2 859

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(SRX/2AC4-C)

Belgium

145

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

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

6

(1) (2) (3)

Germany

7

(1) (2) (3)

France

23

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

Netherlands

123

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

Union

304

(1) (3)

United Kingdom

pm

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

 

TAC

pm

(3)

(1)

Catches of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in 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.

(3)

Shall not apply to blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in Union waters of 2a and small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) in Union waters of 2a and 4. When accidentally caught, these species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released. Fishermen 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 Union waters of 7d (SRX/*07D2.), without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57 of this Regulation 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

22

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Sweden

6

(1)

Union

28

(1)

 

TAC

28

 

(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:

Union waters of 6a, 6b, 7a-c and 7e-k

(SRX/67AKXD)

Belgium

473

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

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Estonia

3

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

France

2 121

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

Germany

6

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

Ireland

683

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

Lithuania

11

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

Netherlands

2

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

Portugal

12

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

Spain

571

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

Union

3 882

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

United Kingdom

pm

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

 

TAC

pm

(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 (Raja circularis) (RJI/67AKXD) and shagreen ray (Raja fullonica) (RJF/67AKXD) shall be reported separately.

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in Union waters of 7d (SRX/*07D.), without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57of 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 (Raja circularis) (RJI/*07D.) and shagreen ray (Raja 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 Union waters of 7f and 7g. When accidentally caught, this species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released. Fishermen shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species. Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities of small-eyed ray in Union waters of 7f and 7g (RJE/7FG.) provided below may be taken:

Species:

Small-eyed ray

Raja microocellata

Zone:

Union waters of 7f and 7g

(RJE/7FG.)

Belgium

5

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Estonia

0

France

23

Germany

0

Ireland

7

Lithuania

0

Netherlands

0

Portugal

0

Spain

6

Union

41

United Kingdom

pm

 

TAC

pm

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in Union waters of 7d and reported under the following code: (RJE/*07D.). This special condition is without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57 of this Regulation for the areas specified therein.

(4)

Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata).


Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

Union waters of 7d

(SRX/07D.)

Belgium

61

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

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

514

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

Netherlands

3

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

Union

578

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

United Kingdom

pm

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

 

TAC

pm

(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 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 Union waters of 2a and 4 (SRX/*2AC4C). Catches of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in 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:

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

pm

(1) (2)

 

TAC

pm

(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. The above provisions are without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57 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

pm

 

TAC

pm

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

pm

 

TAC

pm


Species:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone:

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

(GHL/2A-C46)

Denmark

pm

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

pm

 

Estonia

pm

 

Spain

 

 

France

pm

 

Ireland

pm

 

Lithuania

pm

 

Poland

pm

 

Union

pm

 

Norway

pm

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

To be taken in Union waters of 2a and 6. In 6 this quantity may only be fished with long-lines (GHL/*2A6-C).


Species:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone:

3a and 4; Union waters of 2a, 3b, 3c and Subdivisions 22-32

(MAC/2A34.)

Belgium

544

(1) (2)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

18 666

(1) (2)

Germany

567

(1) (2)

France

1 713

(1) (2)

Netherlands

1 724

(1) (2)

Sweden

5 108

(1) (2) (3)

Union

28 322

(1) (2)

Norway

191 845

(4)

United Kingdom

pm

(1) (2)

 

TAC

852 284

 

(1)

Within the limits of the abovementioned 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

109

pm

Denmark

3 732

pm

Germany

113

pm

France

343

pm

Netherlands

345

pm

Sweden

1 022

pm

Union

5 664

pm

United Kingdom

pm

pm

(2)

May also be taken in Norwegian waters of 4a (MAC/*4AN.).

(3)

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

251

When fishing under this special condition, by-catches of cod, haddock, pollack and 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:

55 397

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.):

pm

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

 

3a

3a and 4bc

4b

4c

6, international waters of 2a, from 1 January to 15 February and from 1 September to 31 December

 

(MAC/*03A.)

(MAC/*3A4BC)

(MAC/*04B.)

(MAC/*04C.)

(MAC/*2A6.)

Denmark

0

4 130

0

0

11 200

France

0

490

0

0

0

Netherlands

0

490

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

390

10

2 914

United Kingdom

0

490

0

0

0

Norway

pm

0

0

0

0


Species:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone:

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

(MAC/2CX14-)

Germany

18 254

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Spain

19

(1)

Estonia

152

(1)

France

12 171

(1)

Ireland

60 847

(1)

Latvia

112

(1)

Lithuania

112

(1)

Netherlands

26 620

(1)

Poland

1 285

(1)

Union

119 573

(1)

Norway

14 843

(2) (3)

Faroe Islands

pm

(4)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

852 284

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 25 % can be made available for exchanges to be fished by Spain, France and Portugal in 8c, 9 and 10 and Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1 (MAC/*8C910).

(2)

May be fished in 2a, 6a north of 56° 30' N, 4a, 7d, 7e, 7f and 7h (MAC/*AX7H).

(3)

The following additional amount of access quota, in tonnes, may be fished by Norway north of 56°30' N and counted against its catch limit (MAC/*N5630):

38 369

(4)

This amount shall be deducted from the Faroe Islands' catch limit (access quota). It may be fished only in 6a north of 56° 30' N (MAC/*6AN56). However, from 1 January to 15 February and from 1 October to 31 December this quota may also be fished in 2a, 4a north of 59o(EU zone) (MAC/*24N59).

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

 

Union waters of 2a; Union and Norwegian waters of 4a. During the periods from 1 January to 15 February and from 1 September to 31 December

Norwegian waters of 2a

Faroese waters

 

(MAC/*4A-EN)

(MAC/*2AN-)

(MAC/*FRO2)

Germany

4 591

1 281

pm

France

3 061

853

pm

Ireland

15 305

4 269

pm

Netherlands

6 696

1 867

pm

Union

42 091

20 013

pm

United Kingdom

pm

pm

pm


Species:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone:

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

(MAC/8C3411)

Spain

32 081

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

213

(1)

Portugal

6 631

(1)

Union

38 925

 

 

TAC

852 284

 

(1)

Special condition: quantities subject to exchanges with other Member States may be taken in 8a, 8b and 8d (MAC/*8ABD.). However, the quantities provided by Spain, Portugal or France for exchange purposes and to be taken in 8a, 8b and 8d shall not exceed 25 % of the quotas of the donor Member State.

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

8b (MAC/*08B.)

Spain

2 694

France

18

Portugal

557


Species:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 2a and 4a

(MAC/2A4A-N)

Denmark

13 359

 

Analytical TAC

Union

13 359

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(SOL/24-C.)

Belgium

954

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

437

 

Germany

764

 

France

191

 

Netherlands

8 619

 

Union

10 964

 

Norway

10

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 

(1)

May be fished only in Union waters of 4 (SOL/*04-C.).


Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(SOL/56-14)

Ireland

27

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Union

27

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

7a

(SOL/07A.)

Belgium

213

 

Analytical TAC

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

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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

3

 

Ireland

61

 

Netherlands

68

 

Union

345

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

7d

(SOL/07D.)

Belgium

507

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

1 014

 

Union

1 521

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

7e

(SOL/07E.)

Belgium

37

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

400

 

Union

437

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

7f and 7g

(SOL/7FG.)

Belgium

497

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

50

 

Ireland

25

 

Union

572

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

7h, 7j and 7k

(SOL/7HJK.)

Belgium

13

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

27

 

Ireland

73

 

Netherlands

22

 

Union

135

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Sprat and associated by-catches

Sprattus sprattus

Zone:

3a

(SPR/03A.)

Denmark

pm

(1) (2)

Analytical TAC

Germany

pm

(1) (2)

Sweden

pm

(1) (2)

Union

pm

(1) (2)

 

TAC

pm

(2)

(1)

Up to 5 % of the quota may consist of by-catches of whiting and haddock (OTH/*03A.). By-catches of whiting and haddock 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.

(2)

This quota may only be fished from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.


Species:

Sprat and associated by-catches

Sprattus sprattus

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(SPR/2AC4-C)

Belgium

pm

(1) (2)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

pm

(1) (2)

Germany

pm

(1) (2)

France

pm

(1) (2)

Netherlands

pm

(1) (2)

Sweden

pm

(1) (2) (3)

Union

pm

(1) (2)

Norway

pm

(1)

Faroe Islands

pm

(1) (4)

United Kingdom

pm

(1) (2)

 

TAC

pm

(1)

(1)

The quota may only be fished from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

(2)

Up to 2 % of the quota may consist of by-catches of whiting (OTH/*2AC4C). By-catches of whiting 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.

(3)

Including sandeel.

(4)

May contain up to 4 % of by-catch of herring.


Species:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone:

7d and 7e

(SPR/7DE.)

Belgium

2

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

166

 

Germany

2

 

France

36

 

Netherlands

36

 

Union

242

 

United Kingdom

pm

 

 

TAC

pm

 


Species:

Picked dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Zone:

Union and international waters of 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 14

(DGS/15X14)

Belgium

10

(1)

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Germany

2

(1)

Spain

5

(1)

France

44

(1)

Ireland

28

(1)

Netherlands

0

(1)

Portugal

0

(1)

Union

89

(1)

United Kingdom

pm

(1)

 

TAC

pm

(1)

(1)

Picked dogfish shall not be targeted in the areas covered by this TAC. When accidentally caught in fisheries where picked dogfish is not subject to the landing obligation, specimens shall not be harmed and shall be released immediately, as required by Articles 20 and 57 of this Regulation. By derogation from Article 14, a vessel engaged in the by-catch avoidance programme that has been positively assessed by the STECF may land not more than 2 tonnes per month of picked dogfish that is dead at the moment when the fishing gear is hauled on board. Member States participating in the by-catch avoidance programme shall ensure that the total annual landings of picked dogfish on the basis of this derogation do not exceed the above amounts. They shall communicate the list of participating vessels to the Commission before allowing any landings. Member States shall exchange information about avoidance areas.


Species:

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Trachurus spp.

Zone:

Union waters of 4b, 4c and 7d

(JAX/4BC7D)

Belgium

7

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

3 118

(1)

Germany

275

(1) (2)

Spain

58

(1)

France

258

(1) (2)

Ireland

196

(