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Council Regulation (EU) No 39/2013 of 21 January 2013 fixing for 2013 the fishing opportunities available to EU vessels for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are not subject to international negotiations or agreements

OJ L 23, 25.1.2013, p. 1–53 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 04 Volume 010 P. 147 - 199

In force: This act has been changed. Latest consolidated version: 01/02/2013

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2013/39/oj

25.1.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 23/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 39/2013

of 21 January 2013

fixing for 2013 the fishing opportunities available to EU vessels for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are not subject to international negotiations or agreements

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

(2)

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

(3)

The total allowable catch (TACs) should be established on the basis of available scientific advice, taking into account biological and socio-economic aspects whilst ensuring fair treatment between fishing sectors, as well as in the light of the opinions expressed during the consultation of stakeholders, in particular at the meetings of the Regional Advisory Councils concerned.

(4)

For stocks subject to specific multiannual plans, the TACs should be established in accordance with the rules laid down in those plans. Consequently, the TACs for stocks of Southern hake, of Norway lobster, of sole in the Western Channel, of herring to the west of Scotland and of cod in the Kattegat, to the west of Scotland and in the Irish Sea should be established in accordance with the rules laid down in: Council Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005 of 20 December 2005 establishing measures for the recovery of the Southern hake and Norway lobster stocks in the Cantabrian Sea and Western Iberian peninsula (2); Council Regulation (EC) No 509/2007 of 7 May 2007 establishing a multi-annual plan for the sustainable exploitation of the stock of sole in the Western Channel (3); Council Regulation (EC) No 1300/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a multi-annual plan for the stock of herring distributed to the west of Scotland and the fisheries exploiting that stock (4); and Council Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks (5) (the "Cod Plan"). With regard, however, to the stocks of northern hake (Regulation (EC) No 811/2004 (6) and sole in the Bay of Biscay (Regulation (EC) No 388/2006 (7), the minimum targets of the relevant recovery and management plans have been reached and, therefore, it is appropriate to follow scientific advice provided in order to achieve or maintain the TACs at maximum sustainable yield levels, as the case may be.

(5)

For stocks for which there is no sufficient or reliable data in order to provide size estimates, management measures and TAC levels should follow the precautionary approach to fisheries management as defined in point (i) of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002, while taking into account stock-specific factors, including, in particular, available information on stock trends and mixed fisheries considerations.

(6)

In accordance with Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 of 6 May 1996 introducing additional conditions for year-to-year management of TACs and quotas (8), the stocks that are subject to the various measures referred to therein should be identified.

(7)

Where a TAC relating to a stock is allocated to one Member State only, it is appropriate to empower that Member State in accordance with Article 2(1) of the Treaty to determine the level of such TAC. Provisions should be made to ensure that, when fixing that TAC level, the Member State concerned acts in a manner fully consistent with the principles and rules of the Common Fisheries Policy.

(8)

For certain TACs Member States should be allowed to grant additional allocations for vessels participating in trials on fully documented fisheries. The aim of those trials is to test a catch-quota system, i.e. a system where all catches should be landed and counted against quotas in order to avoid discards and the waste of otherwise usable fish resources they entail. Uncontrolled discards of fish are a threat to the long term sustainability of fish as a public good and thus to the Common Fisheries Policy objectives. By contrast, catch-quota systems inherently present the fishers with an incentive to optimise the catch selectivity of their operations. In order to achieve a rational management of discards, a fully documented fishery should cover every operation at sea, rather than what is landed at port. The conditions for Member States to grant such additional allocations should therefore include an obligation to ensure the use of close circuit television cameras (CCTV) associated to a system of sensors (jointly referred to as "CCTV system"). This should enable the recording, in detail, of all retained and discarded parts of catches. A system based on human observers operating in real time on board would be less efficient, more costly, and less reliable. Consequently, the use of CCTV systems is, at this time, a prerequisite for the achievement of discard reduction schemes such as fully documented fisheries. In the use of such system, the requirements of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (9) should be complied with.

(9)

In order to ensure that trials of fully documented fisheries can effectively evaluate the potential of catch-quota systems to control the absolute fishing mortality of the stocks concerned, it is necessary for all fish caught in those trials, including those under minimum landing size, to be counted against the total allocation assigned to the participating vessel, and for fishing operations to cease when that total allocation has been fully utilised by that vessel. It is also appropriate to allow transfers of allocations between vessels participating in the fully documented fisheries trials and non-participating vessels provided that it can be demonstrated that discards by non-participating vessels do not increase.

(10)

It is necessary to establish the fishing effort ceilings for 2013 in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005, Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 509/2007, Articles 11 and 12 of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008, while taking into account Council Regulation (EC) No 754/2009 of 27 July 2009 excluding certain groups of vessels from the fishing effort regime laid down in Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 (10).

(11)

For certain species, such as certain species of sharks, even a limited fishing activity could result in a serious risk to their conservation. Fishing opportunities for such species should therefore be fully restricted through a general prohibition on fishing those species.

(12)

Since the four TAC areas for the northern stock of hake correspond to the same biological stock, it is appropriate, in order to guarantee full use of the fishing opportunities, to allow the implementation of a flexible arrangement for Member States involved in this fishery between the TAC for IIIa, EU waters of Subdivisions 22-32 and the TAC for EU waters of IIa and IV.

(13)

Fishing opportunities should be used in full compliance with the applicable law of the Union.

(14)

The use of fishing opportunities available to EU vessels set out in this Regulation is subject to Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy (11), and in particular to Articles 33 and 34 of that Regulation, concerning the recording of catches and fishing effort and the notification of data on the exhaustion of fishing opportunities. It is therefore necessary to specify the codes to be used by Member States when sending data to the Commission relating to landings of stocks subject to this Regulation.

(15)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation concerning the granting to an individual Member State an authorisation to benefit from the system of managing its fishing effort allocations in accordance with a kilowatt days system, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission.

(16)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission relating to granting of additional days at sea for permanent cessation of fishing activities and for enhanced scientific observer coverage as well as to establishing the formats of spreadsheet for the collection and transmission of information concerning transfer of days at sea between fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers (12).

(17)

In order to avoid the interruption of fishing activities and to ensure the livelihood of the fishermen of the Union, this Regulation should apply from 1 January 2013, except for the provisions concerning fishing effort limits, which should apply from 1 February 2013. For reasons of urgency, this Regulation should enter into force immediately after its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

1.   This Regulation fixes the fishing opportunities available to EU vessels for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are not subject to international negotiations or agreements.

2.   The fishing opportunities referred to in paragraph 1 shall include:

(a)

catch limits for the year 2013;

(b)

fishing effort limits for the period from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014.

Article 2

Scope

This Regulation shall apply to EU vessels.

Article 3

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation the following definitions shall apply:

(a)

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

(b)

‧EU waters‧ means waters under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of the Member States with the exception of waters adjacent to the overseas countries and territories listed in Annex II to the Treaty;

(c)

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

(d)

‧quota‧ means a proportion of the TAC allocated to the Union or a Member State;

(e)

‧international waters‧ means waters falling outside the sovereignty or jurisdiction of any State;

(f)

‧mesh size‧ means the mesh size of fishing nets as determined in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 517/2008 (13);

(g)

‧EU fishing fleet register‧ means the register set up by the Commission in accordance with Article 15(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002;

(h)

‧fishing logbook‧ means the logbook referred to in Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009;

(i)

‧analytical assessments‧ means a quantitative evaluation 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.

Article 4

Fishing zones

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 (14);

(b)

‧Skagerrak‧ means the geographical area bounded on the west by a line drawn from the Hanstholm lighthouse to the Lindesnes lighthouse and on the south by a line drawn from the Skagen lighthouse to the Tistlarna lighthouse and from this point to the nearest point on the Swedish coast;

(c)

‧Kattegat‧ means the geographical area bounded on the north by a line drawn from the Skagen lighthouse to the Tistlarna lighthouse and from this point to the nearest point on the Swedish coast and on the south by a line drawn from Hasenøre to Gnibens Spids, from Korshage to Spodsbjerg and from Gilbjerg Hoved to Kullen;

(d)

‧Functional Unit 16 of ICES Subarea VII‧ means the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

 

53° 30′ N 15° 00′ W,

 

53° 30′ N 11° 00′ W,

 

51° 30′ N 11° 00′ W,

 

51° 30′ N 13° 00′ W,

 

51° 00′ N 13° 00′ W,

 

51° 00′ N 15° 00′ W,

 

53° 30′ N 15° 00′ W;

(e)

‧Gulf of Cádiz‧ means the geographical area of ICES division IXa east of longitude 7° 23′ 48″ W;

(f)

CECAF (Committee for Eastern Central Atlantic Fisheries) areas are the geographical areas specified in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 (15).

TITLE II

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES

Article 5

TACs and allocations

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

Article 6

TACs to be determined by Member States

1.   The TACs for certain fish stocks shall be determined by the Member State concerned. Those stocks are identified in Annex I.

2.   The TACs to be determined by a Member State shall:

(a)

be consistent with the principles and rules of the Common Fisheries Policy, in particular the principle of sustainable exploitation of the stock; and

(b)

result:

(i)

if analytical assessments are available, in the exploitation of the stock consistent with maximum sustainable yield from 2015 onwards, with as high a probability as possible;

(ii)

if analytical assessments are unavailable or incomplete, in the exploitation of the stock consistent with the precautionary approach to fisheries management.

3.   By 15 March 2013, each Member State concerned shall submit to the Commission the following information:

(a)

the TACs adopted;

(b)

the data collected and assessed by the Member State concerned on which the TACs adopted are based;

(c)

details on how the TACs adopted comply with paragraph 2.

Article 7

Additional allocations for vessels participating in trials on fully documented fisheries

1.   For certain stocks, a Member State may grant an additional allocation to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries. Those stocks are identified in Annex I.

2.   The additional allocation referred to in paragraph 1 shall not exceed the overall limit set out in Annex I as a percentage of the quota allocated to that Member State.

3.   The additional allocation referred to in paragraph 1 shall comply with the following conditions:

(a)

the vessel makes use of close circuit television cameras (CCTV) associated to a system of sensors (jointly referred to as "the CCTV system") to record all on board fishing and processing activities;

(b)

the additional allocation granted to an individual vessel that participates in trials on fully documented fisheries shall not exceed any of the following limits:

(i)

75 % of the discards of the stock, as estimated by the relevant Member State, produced by the type of vessel to which the individual vessel that has been granted the additional allocation belongs.

(ii)

30 % of the vessel’s individual allocation prior to participating in the trials.

(c)

all catches by the vessel from the stock subject to the additional allocation, including fish that are under minimum landing size as defined in Annex XII of Regulation (EC) No 850/98, shall be counted against the individual allocation of the vessel, as resulting from any additional allocation granted under this Article.

(d)

once the individual allocation for any stock subject to the additional allocation has been fully utilised by a vessel, the vessel in question must cease all fishing activity in the relevant TAC area.

(e)

in respect of the stocks for which this Article may be used, the Member States may allow transfers of the individual allocation or any part thereof from vessels not participating in the fully documented fisheries trials to vessels participating in those trials provided that it can be demonstrated that discards by the non-participating vessels do not increase.

4.   Notwithstanding point (i) of point (b) of paragraph 3, a Member State may exceptionally grant to a vessel flying its flag an additional allocation exceeding 75 % of the estimated discards of the stock produced by the type of vessel to which the individual vessel that has been granted the additional allocation belongs, provided that:

(a)

the rate of stock discards, as estimated for the relevant type of vessel, is less than 10 %;

(b)

the inclusion of that type of vessel is important to evaluate the potential of the CCTV system for control purposes;

(c)

an overall limit of 75 % of the estimated stock discards produced by all vessels participating in the trials is not exceeded.

5.   To the extent that the recordings obtained in accordance with point (a) of paragraph 3 involve the processing of personal data within the meaning of Directive 95/46/EC, that Directive shall apply to the processing of such data.

6.   Where a Member State detects that a vessel participating in trials on fully documented fisheries fails to comply with the conditions set out in paragraph 3, it shall immediately withdraw the additional allocation granted to that vessel and exclude it from participation in those trials for the remainder of the year 2013.

7.   Prior to granting the additional allocation referred to in paragraphs 1 to 6, a Member State shall submit to the Commission the following information:

(a)

the list of vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries;

(b)

the specifications of the remote electronic monitoring equipment installed on board those vessels;

(c)

the capacity, type and specification of gears used by those vessels;

(d)

the estimated discards for each type of vessel participating in the trials;

(e)

the amount of catches of the stock subject to the relevant TAC made in 2012 by the vessels participating in the trials.

8.   The Commission may request any Member State that avails itself of this Article to submit its assessment of the discards produced per type of vessel to a scientific advisory body for review, in order to monitor the implementation of the requirement set out in point (i) of point (b) of paragraph 3. In the absence of an assessment confirming such discards, the Member State concerned shall take any appropriate measure to ensure compliance with that requirement and inform the Commission thereof.

Article 8

Conditions for landing catches and by-catches

Fish from stocks for which TACs are established shall be retained on board or landed only if:

(a)

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

(b)

the catches consist of a share in a EU quota which has not been allocated by quota among Member States, and that EU quota has not been exhausted.

Article 9

Fishing effort limits

From 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014, the fishing effort measures laid down in:

(a)

Annex IIA, shall apply for the management of cod stocks in the Kattegat, ICES divisions VIIa and VIa, and EU waters of ICES division Vb;

(b)

Annex IIB, shall apply for the recovery of hake and Norway lobster in ICES divisions VIIIc and IXa, with the exception of the Gulf of Cádiz;

(c)

Annex IIC, shall apply for the management of the sole stock in ICES division VIIe.

Article 10

Special provisions on allocations 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 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002;

(b)

reallocations made pursuant to Article 37 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 or pursuant to Article 10(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 (16);

(c)

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

(d)

quantities withheld in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96;

(e)

deductions made pursuant to Articles 37, 105, 106 and 107 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

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

Article 11

Closed fishing season

1.   It shall be prohibited to fish or retain on board any of the following species in the Porcupine Bank during the period from 1 May to 31 May 2013: cod, megrims, anglerfish, haddock, whiting, hake, Norway lobster, plaice, pollack, saithe, skates and rays, common sole and spurdog.

2.   For the purposes of this Article, the Porcupine Bank shall comprise the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

Point

Latitude

Longitude

1

52° 27′ N

12° 19′ W

2

52° 40′ N

12° 30′ W

3

52° 47′ N

12° 39,600′ W

4

52° 47′ N

12° 56′ W

5

52° 13,5′ N

13° 53,830′ W

6

51° 22′ N

14° 24′ W

7

51° 22′ N

14° 03′ W

8

52° 10′ N

13° 25′ W

9

52° 32′ N

13° 07,500′ W

10

52° 43′ N

12° 55′ W

11

52° 43′ N

12° 43′ W

12

52° 38,800′ N

12° 37′ W

13

52° 27′ N

12° 23′ W

14

52° 27′ N

12° 19′ W

3.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, transit through the Porcupine Bank while carrying on board the species referred to in that paragraph, shall be permitted in accordance with Article 50(3), (4) and (5) of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

Article 12

Prohibitions

1.   It shall be prohibited for EU vessels to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship or to land the following species:

(a)

basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) and white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in all waters;

(b)

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in all waters, except where it is provided otherwise in Annex I Part B;

(c)

angel shark (Squatina squatina) in EU waters;

(d)

common skate (Dipturus batis) in EU waters of ICES division IIa and ICES subareas III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X;

(e)

undulate ray (Raja undulata) and white skate (Raja alba) in EU waters of ICES subareas VI, VII, VIII, IX and X;

(f)

guitarfishes (Rhinobatidae) in EU waters of ICES subareas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XII;

(g)

giant manta ray (Manta birostris) in all waters.

2.   When accidentally caught, species referred to in paragraph 1 shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released.

Article 13

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 Annex I to this Regulation.

TITLE III

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 14

Committee procedure

1.   The Commission shall be assisted by the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture established by Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002. That committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

2.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.

Article 15

Entry into force and application

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2013.

However, Article 9 shall apply from 1 February 2013.

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

Done at Brussels, 21 January 2013.

For the Council

The President

E. GILMORE


(1)  OJ L 358, 31.12.2002, p. 59.

(2)  OJ L 345, 28.12.2005, p. 5.

(3)  OJ L 122, 11.5.2007, p. 7.

(4)  OJ L 344, 20.12.2008, p. 6.

(5)  OJ L 348, 24.12.2008, p. 20.

(6)  Council Regulation (EC) No 811/2004 of 21 April 2004 establishing measures for the recovery of the northern hake stock (OJ L 150, 30.4.2004, p. 1).

(7)  Council Regulation (EC) No 388/2006 of 23 February 2006 establishing a multiannual plan for the sustainable exploitation of the stock of sole in the Bay of Biscay (OJ L 65, 7.3.2006, p. 1).

(8)  OJ L 115, 9.5.1996, p. 3.

(9)  OJ L 281, 23.11.1995, p. 31.

(10)  OJ L 214, 19.8.2009, p. 16.

(11)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1.

(12)  OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13.

(13)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 517/2008 of 10 June 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 as regards the determination of the mesh size and assessing the thickness of twine of fishing nets (OJ L 151, 11.6.2008, p. 5).

(14)  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).

(15)  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).

(16)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 of 29 September 2008 concerning authorisations for fishing activities of Community fishing vessels outside Community waters and the access of third country vessels to Community waters (OJ L 286, 29.10.2008, p. 33).


LIST OF ANNEXES

ANNEX I

:

TACs applicable to EU vessels in areas where TACs exist by species and by area:

Part A

:

General provisions

Part B

:

Kattegat, ICES subareas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV, EU waters of CECAF, French Guiana waters

ANNEX IIA

:

Fishing effort for vessels in the context of the management of cod stocks in the Kattegat, ICES divisions VIa and VIIa, and EU waters of ICES division Vb

ANNEX IIB

:

Fishing effort for vessels in the context of the recovery of certain Southern hake and Norway lobster stocks in ICES divisions VIIIc and IXa excluding the Gulf of Cádiz

ANNEX IIC

:

Fishing effort for vessels in the context of the management of Western Channel sole stocks in ICES division VIIe

ANNEX I

TACs APPLICABLE TO EU VESSELS IN AREAS WHERE TACs EXIST BY SPECIES AND BY AREA

PART A

General provisions

The tables in Part B of this Annex set out the TACs and quotas (in tonnes live weight, except where otherwise specified) by stock, and conditions functionally linked thereto, where appropriate.

All fishing opportunities set out in this Annex shall be subject to the rules set out in Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, and in particular Articles 33 and 34 of that Regulation.

The references to fishing zones are references to ICES zones, unless otherwise specified.Within each area, fish stocks are referred to following the alphabetical order of the Latin names of the species. For the purposes of this Regulation, the following comparative table of Latin names and common names is provided:

Scientific name

Alpha-3 code

Common name

Amblyraja radiata

RJR

Starry ray

Ammodytes spp.

SAN

Sandeels

Argentina silus

ARU

Greater silver smelt

Beryx spp.

ALF

Alfonsinos

Brosme brosme

USK

Tusk

Caproidae

BOR

Boarfish

Centrophorus squamosus

GUQ

Leafscale gulper shark

Centroscymnus coelolepis

CYO

Portuguese dogfish

Chaceon spp.

GER

Deep sea red crab

Champsocephalus gunnari

ANI

Mackerel icefish

Chionoecetes spp.

PCR

Snow crab

Clupea harengus

HER

Herring

Coryphaenoides rupestris

RNG

Roundnose grenadier

Dalatias licha

SCK

Kitefin shark

Deania calcea

DCA

Birdbeak dogfish

Dipturus batis

RJB

Common skate

Dissostichus eleginoides

TOP

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus mawsoni

TOA

Antarctic toothfish

Engraulis encrasicolus

ANE

Anchovy

Etmopterus princeps

ETR

Great lanternshark

Etmopterus pusillus

ETP

Smooth lanternshark

Euphausia superba

KRI

Krill

Gadus morhua

COD

Cod

Galeorhinus galeus

GAG

Tope shark

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

WIT

Witch flounder

Hippoglossoides platessoides

PLA

American plaice

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

HAL

Atlantic halibut

Hoplostethus atlanticus

ORY

Orange roughy

Illex illecebrosus

SQI

Shortfin squid

Lamna nasus

POR

Porbeagle

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

NOS

Grey rockcod

Lepidorhombus spp.

LEZ

Megrims

Leucoraja naevus

RJN

Cuckoo ray

Limanda ferruginea

YEL

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda limanda

DAB

Common dab

Lophiidae

ANF

Anglerfish

Macrourus spp.

GRV

Grenadiers

Makaira nigricans

BUM

Blue marlin

Mallotus villosus

CAP

Capelin

Manta birostris

RMB

Giant manta ray

Martialia hyadesi

SQS

Squid

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

HAD

Haddock

Merlangius merlangus

WHG

Whiting

Merluccius merluccius

HKE

Hake

Micromesistius poutassou

WHB

Blue whiting

Microstomus kitt

LEM

Lemon sole

Molva dypterygia

BLI

Blue ling

Molva molva

LIN

Ling

Nephrops norvegicus

NEP

Norway lobster

Pandalus borealis

PRA

Northern prawn

Paralomis spp.

PAI

Crabs

Penaeus spp.

PEN

"Penaeus" shrimps

Platichthys flesus

FLE

European flounder

Pleuronectes platessa

PLE

Plaice

Pleuronectiformes

FLX

Flatfish

Pollachius pollachius

POL

Pollack

Pollachius virens

POK

Saithe

Psetta maxima

TUR

Turbot

Raja alba

RJA

White skate

Raja brachyura

RJH

Blonde ray

Raja circularis

RJI

Sandy ray

Raja clavata

RJC

Thornback ray

Raja fullonica

RJF

Shagreen ray

Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis

JAD

Norwegian skate

Raja microocellata

RJE

Small-eyed ray

Raja montagui

RJM

Spotted ray

Raja undulata

RJU

Undulate ray

Rajiformes

SRX

Skates and rays

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

GHL

Greenland halibut

Scomber scombrus

MAC

Mackerel

Scophthalmus rhombus

BLL

Brill

Sebastes spp.

RED

Redfish

Solea solea

SOL

Common sole

Solea spp.

SOO

Sole

Sprattus sprattus

SPR

Sprat

Squalus acanthias

DGS

Spurdog/dogfish

Tetrapturus albidus

WHM

White marlin

Thunnus maccoyii

SBF

Southern bluefin tuna

Thunnus obesus

BET

Bigeye tuna

Thunnus thynnus

BFT

Bluefin tuna

Trachurus murphyi

CJM

Jack mackerel

Trachurus spp.

JAX

Horse mackerel

Trisopterus esmarkii

NOP

Norway pout

Urophycis tenuis

HKW

White hake

Xiphias gladius

SWO

Swordfish

The following comparative table of common names and Latin names is provided exclusively for explanatory purposes:

Alfonsinos

ALF

Beryx spp.

American plaice

PLA

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Anchovy

ANE

Engraulis encrasicolus

Anglerfish

ANF

Lophiidae

Antarctic toothfish

TOA

Dissostichus mawsoni

Atlantic halibut

HAL

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Bigeye tuna

BET

Thunnus obesus

Birdbeak dogfish

DCA

Deania calcea

Blonde ray

RJH

Raja brachyura

Blue ling

BLI

Molva dypterygia

Blue marlin

BUM

Makaira nigricans

Blue whiting

WHB

Micromesistius poutassou

Bluefin tuna

BFT

Thunnus thynnus

Boarfish

BOR

Caproidae

Brill

BLL

Scophthalmus rhombus

Capelin

CAP

Mallotus villosus

Cod

COD

Gadus morhua

Common dab

DAB

Limanda limanda

Common skate

RJB

Dipturus batis

Common sole

SOL

Solea solea

Crabs

PAI

Paralomis spp.

Cuckoo ray

RJN

Leucoraja naevus

Deep sea red crab

GER

Chaceon spp.

European flounder

FLE

Platichthys flesus

Flatfish

FLX

Pleuronectiformes

Giant manta ray

RMB

Manta birostris

Great lanternshark

ETR

Etmopterus princeps

Greater silver smelt

ARU

Argentina silus

Greenland halibut

GHL

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Grenadiers

GRV

Macrourus spp.

Grey rockcod

NOS

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

Haddock

HAD

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Hake

HKE

Merluccius merluccius

Herring

HER

Clupea harengus

Horse mackerel

JAX

Trachurus spp.

Jack mackerel

CJM

Trachurus murphyi

Kitefin shark

SCK

Dalatias licha

Krill

KRI

Euphausia superba

Leafscale gulper shark

GUQ

Centrophorus squamosus

Lemon sole

LEM

Microstomus kitt

Ling

LIN

Molva molva

Mackerel

MAC

Scomber scombrus

Mackerel icefish

ANI

Champsocephalus gunnari

Megrims

LEZ

Lepidorhombus spp.

Northern prawn

PRA

Pandalus borealis

Norway lobster

NEP

Nephrops norvegicus

Norway pout

NOP

Trisopterus esmarkii

Norwegian skate

JAD

Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis

Orange roughy

ORY

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Patagonian toothfish

TOP

Dissostichus eleginoides

"Penaeus" shrimps

PEN

Penaeus spp.

Plaice

PLE

Pleuronectes platessa

Pollack

POL

Pollachius pollachius

Porbeagle

POR

Lamna nasus

Portuguese dogfish

CYO

Centroscymnus coelolepis

Redfish

RED

Sebastes spp.

Roundnose grenadier

RNG

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Saithe

POK

Pollachius virens

Sandeels

SAN

Ammodytes spp.

Sandy ray

RJI

Raja circularis

Shagreen ray

RJF

Raja fullonica

Shortfin squid

SQI

Illex illecebrosus

Skates and rays

SRX

Rajiformes

Small-eyed ray

RJE

Raja microocellata

Smooth lanternshark

ETP

Etmopterus pusillus

Snow crab

PCR

Chionoecetes spp.

Sole

SOO

Solea spp.

Southern bluefin tuna

SBF

Thunnus maccoyii

Spotted ray

RJM

Raja montagui

Sprat

SPR

Sprattus sprattus

Spurdog/dogfish

DGS

Squalus acanthias

Squid

SQS

Martialia hyadesi

Starry ray

RJR

Amblyraja radiata

Swordfish

SWO

Xiphias gladius

Thornback ray

RJC

Raja clavata

Tope shark

GAG

Galeorhinus galeus

Turbot

TUR

Psetta maxima

Tusk

USK

Brosme brosme

Undulate ray

RJU

Raja undulata

White hake

HKW

Urophycis tenuis

White marlin

WHM

Tetrapturus albidus

White skate

RJA

Raja alba

Whiting

WHG

Merlangius merlangus

Witch flounder

WIT

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Yellowtail flounder

YEL

Limanda ferruginea

PART B

Kattegat, ICES subareas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV, EU waters of CECAF, French Guiana waters

Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I and II

(ARU/1/2.)

Germany

24

Analytical TAC

France

8

The Netherlands

19

United Kingdom

39

Union

90

TAC

90


Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

EU waters of III and IV

(ARU/34-C)

Denmark

911

Analytical TAC

Germany

9

France

7

Ireland

7

The Netherlands

43

Sweden

35

United Kingdom

16

Union

1 028

TAC

1 028


Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

EU and international waters of V, VI and VII

(ARU/567.)

Germany

329

Analytical TAC

France

7

Ireland

305

The Netherlands

3 434

United Kingdom

241

Union

4 316

TAC

4 316


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

IIIa; EU waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(USK/3A/BCD)

Denmark

15

Analytical TAC

Sweden

7

Germany

7

Union

29

TAC

29


Species

:

Boarfish

Caproidae

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VI, VII and VIII

(BOR/678-)

Denmark

20 123

Precautionary TAC

Ireland

56 666

United Kingdom

5 211

Union

82 000

TAC

82 000


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIaS (1), VIIb, VIIc

(HER/6AS7BC)

Ireland

1 364

Analytical TAC

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

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

The Netherlands

136

Union

1 500

TAC

1 500


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VI Clyde (2)

(HER/06ACL.)

United Kingdom

To be established (3)

Precautionary TAC

Union

To be established (4)

TAC

To be established (4)


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIa (5)

(HER/07A/MM)

Ireland

1 300

Analytical TAC

United Kingdom

3 693

Union

4 993

TAC

4 993


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIe and VIIf

(HER/7EF.)

France

465

Precautionary TAC

United Kingdom

465

Union

931

TAC

931


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIg (6), VIIh (6), VIIj (6) and VIIk (6)

(HER/7G-K.)

Germany

191

Analytical TAC

France

1 062

Ireland

14 864

The Netherlands

1 062

United Kingdom

21

Union

17 200

TAC

17 200


Species

:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone

:

IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(ANE/9/3411)

Spain

4 198

Precautionary TAC

Portugal

4 580

Union

8 778

TAC

8 778


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Kattegat

(COD/03AS.)

Denmark

62 (7)

Analytical TAC

Germany

1 (7)

Sweden

37 (7)

Union

100 (7)

TAC

100 (7)


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIb; EU and international waters of Vb west of 12° 00′ W and of XII and XIV

(COD/5W6-14)

Belgium

0

Precautionary TAC

Germany

1

France

12

Ireland

16

United Kingdom

45

Union

74

TAC

74


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIa; EU and international waters of Vb east of 12° 00′ W

(COD/5BE6A)

Belgium

0

Analytical TAC

Germany

0

France

0

Ireland

0

United Kingdom

0

Union

0

TAC

0 (8)


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIIa

(COD/07A.)

Belgium

4

Analytical TAC

France

10

Ireland

188

The Netherlands

1

United Kingdom

82

Union

285

TAC

285


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIIb, VIIc, VIIe-k, VIII, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(COD/7XAD34)

Belgium

456

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

France

7 459

Ireland

1 479

The Netherlands

2

United Kingdom

804

Union

10 200

TAC

10 200


Species

:

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

Zone

:

French Guiana waters, Kattegat; EU waters of Skagerrak, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1, 34.1.2 and 34.2

(POR/3-1234)

Denmark

0 (9)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

0 (9)

Germany

0 (9)

Ireland

0 (9)

Spain

0 (9)

United Kingdom

0 (9)

Union

0 (9)

TAC

0 (9)


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(LEZ/2AC4-C)

Belgium

6

Analytical TAC

Denmark

5

Germany

5

France

32

The Netherlands

25

United Kingdom

1 864

Union

1 937

TAC

1 937


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

EU and international waters of Vb; VI; international waters of XII and XIV

(LEZ/56-14)

Spain

385

Analytical TAC

France

1 501

Ireland

439

United Kingdom

1 062

Union

3 387

TAC

3 387


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VII

(LEZ/07.)

Belgium

470 (10)

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Spain

5 216 (10)

France

6 329 (10)

Ireland

2 878 (10)

United Kingdom

2 492 (10)

Union

17 385

TAC

17 385


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(LEZ/8ABDE.)

Spain

950

Analytical TAC

France

766

Union

1 716

TAC

1 716


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(LEZ/8C3411)

Spain

1 121

Analytical TAC

France

56

Portugal

37

Union

1 214

TAC

1 214


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VI; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(ANF/56-14)

Belgium

177

Precautionary TAC

Germany

202

Spain

189

France

2 179

Ireland

492

The Netherlands

170

United Kingdom

1 515

Union

4 924

TAC

4 924


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VII

(ANF/07.)

Belgium

2 693 (11)  (12)

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Germany

300 (11)  (12)

Spain

1 070 (11)  (12)

France

17 282 (11)  (12)

Ireland

2 209 (11)  (12)

The Netherlands

349 (11)  (12)

United Kingdom

5 241 (11)  (12)

Union

29 144 (11)

TAC

29 144 (11)


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(ANF/8ABDE.)

Spain

1 190

Analytical TAC

France

6 619

Union

7 809

TAC

7 809


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(ANF/8C3411)

Spain

2 063

Analytical TAC

France

2

Portugal

410

Union

2 475

TAC

2 475


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

EU and international waters of Vb and Via

(HAD/5BC6A.)

Belgium

5

Analytical TAC

Germany

6

France

232

Ireland

690

United Kingdom

3 278

Union

4 211

TAC

4 211


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(HAD/7X7A34)

Belgium

157 (13)

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

France

9 432 (13)

Ireland

3 144 (13)

United Kingdom

1 415 (13)

Union

14 148 (13)

TAC

14 148


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

VIIa

(HAD/07A.)

Belgium

19

Analytical TAC

France

86

Ireland

515

United Kingdom

569

Union

1 189

TAC

1 189


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VI; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(WHG/56-14)

Germany

2

Analytical TAC

France

36

Ireland

87

United Kingdom

167

Union

292

TAC

292


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VIIa

(WHG/07A.)

Belgium

0

Analytical TAC

France

3

Ireland

49

The Netherlands

0

United Kingdom

32

Union

84

TAC

84


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VIIb, VIIc, VIId, VIIe, VIIf, VIIg, VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

(WHG/7X7A-C)

Belgium

239

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

France

14 700

Ireland

6 812

The Netherlands

120

United Kingdom

2 629

Union

24 500

TAC

24 500


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VIII

(WHG/08.)

Spain

1 270

Precautionary TAC

France

1 905

Union

3 175

TAC

3 175


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(WHG/9/3411)

Portugal

To be established (14)

Precautionary TAC

Union

To be established (15)

TAC

To be established (15)


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

IIIa; EU waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(HKE/3A/BCD)

Denmark

1 531 (17)

Analytical TAC

Sweden

130 (17)

Union

1 661

TAC

1 661 (16)


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(HKE/2AC4-C)

Belgium

28

Analytical TAC

Denmark

1 119

Germany

128

France

248

The Netherlands

64

United Kingdom

348

Union

1 935

TAC

1 935 (18)


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

VI and VII; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(HKE/571214)

Belgium

284 (19)  (21)

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Spain

9 109 (21)

France

14 067 (19)  (21)

Ireland

1 704 (21)

The Netherlands

183 (19)  (21)

United Kingdom

5 553 (19)  (21)

Union

30 900

TAC

30 900 (20)

Special condition:

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

 

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(HKE/*8ABDE)

Belgium

37

Spain

1 469

France

1 469

Ireland

184

The Netherlands

18

United Kingdom

827

Union

4 004


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(HKE/8ABDE.)

Belgium

9 (22)

Analytical TAC

Spain

6 341

France

14 241

The Netherlands

18 (22)

Union

20 609

TAC

20 609 (23)

Special condition:

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

 

VI and VII; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(HKE/*57-14)

Belgium

2

Spain

1 837

France

3 305

The Netherlands

6

Union

5 150


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(HKE/8C3411)

Spain

9 051

Analytical TAC

France

869

Portugal

4 224

Union

14 144

TAC

14 144


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

International waters of XII

(BLI/12INT-)

Estonia

2 (24)

Precautionary TAC

Spain

739 (24)

France

18 (24)

Lithuania

7 (24)

United Kingdom

7 (24)

Others

2 (24)

Union

774 (24)

TAC

774 (24)


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

EU and international waters of II and IV

(BLI/24-)

Denmark

4

Precautionary TAC

Germany

4

Ireland

4

France

23

United Kingdom

14

Others (25)

4

Union

53

TAC

53


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

EU and international waters of III

(BLI/03-)

Denmark

3

Precautionary TAC

Germany

2

Sweden

3

Union

8

TAC

8


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

IIIa; EU waters of IIIbcd

(LIN/3A/BCD)

Belgium

6 (26)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

50

Germany

6 (26)

Sweden

19

United Kingdom

6 (26)

Union

87

TAC

87


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

EU waters of Iia and IV

(NEP/2AC4-C)

Belgium

908

Analytical TAC

Denmark

908

Germany

13

France

27

The Netherlands

467

United Kingdom

15 027

Union

17 350

TAC

17 350


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VI; EU and international waters of Vb

(NEP/5BC6.)

Spain

34

Analytical TAC

France

135

Ireland

226

United Kingdom

16 295

Union

16 690

TAC

16 690


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VII

(NEP/07.)

Spain

1 384 (27)

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

France

5 609 (27)

Ireland

8 506 (27)

United Kingdom

7 566 (27)

Union

23 065 (27)

TAC

23 065 (27)


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(NEP/8ABDE.)

Spain

234

Analytical TAC

France

3 665

Union

3 899

TAC

3 899


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VIIIc

(NEP/08C.)

Spain

71

Analytical TAC

France

3

Union

74

TAC

74


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(NEP/9/3411)

Spain

62

Analytical TAC

Portugal

184

Union

246

TAC

246


Species

:

"Penaeus" shrimps

Penaeus spp.

Zone

:

French Guiana waters

(PEN/FGU.)

France

To be established (28)  (29)

Precautionary TAC

Union

To be established (29)  (30)

TAC

To be established (29)  (30)


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VI; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(PLE/56-14)

France

9

Precautionary TAC

Ireland

261

United Kingdom

388

Union

658

TAC

658


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIa

(PLE/07A.)

Belgium

42

Analytical TAC

France

18

Ireland

1 063

The Netherlands

13

United Kingdom

491

Union

1 627

TAC

1 627


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIb and VIIc

(PLE/7BC.)

France

11

Precautionary TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Ireland

63

Union

74

TAC

74


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIId and VIIe

(PLE/7DE.)

Belgium

1 047 (31)

Analytical TAC

France

3 491 (31)

United Kingdom

1 862 (31)

Union

6 400

TAC

6 400


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIf and VIIg

(PLE/7FG.)

Belgium

46

Analytical TAC

France

83

Ireland

197

United Kingdom

43

Union

369

TAC

369


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

(PLE/7HJK.)

Belgium

9

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

France

18

Ireland

61

The Netherlands

35

United Kingdom

18

Union

141

TAC

141


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIII, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(PLE/8/3411)

Spain

66

Precautionary TAC

France

263

Portugal

66

Union

395

TAC

395


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VI; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(POL/56-14)

Spain

6

Precautionary TAC

France

190

Ireland

56

United Kingdom

145

Union

397

TAC

397


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VII

(POL/07.)

Belgium

420

Precautionary TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Spain

25

France

9 667

Ireland

1 030

United Kingdom

2 353

Union

13 495

TAC

13 495


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(POL/8ABDE.)

Spain

252

Precautionary TAC

France

1 230

Union

1 482

TAC

1 482


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VIIIc

(POL/08C.)

Spain

208

Precautionary TAC

France

23

Union

231

TAC

231


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(POL/9/3411)

Spain

273 (32)

Precautionary TAC

Portugal

9 (32)

Union

282 (32)

TAC

282


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

VII, VIII, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(POK/7/3411)

Belgium

6

Precautionary TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

France

1 245

Ireland

1 491

United Kingdom

434

Union

3 176

TAC

3 176


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(SRX/2AC4-C)

Belgium

211 (33)  (34)  (35)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

8 (33)  (34)  (35)

Germany

10 (33)  (34)  (35)

France

33 (33)  (34)  (35)

The Netherlands

180 (33)  (34)  (35)

United Kingdom

814 (33)  (34)  (35)

Union

1 256 (33)  (35)

TAC

1 256 (35)


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone

:

EU waters of IIIa

(SRX/03A-C.)

Denmark

41 (36)  (37)

Precautionary TAC

Sweden

11 (36)  (37)

Union

52 (36)  (37)

TAC

52 (37)


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone

:

EU waters of VIa, VIb, VIIa-c and VIIe-k

(SRX/67AKXD)

Belgium

806 (38)  (39)  (40)

Precautionary TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Estonia

5 (38)  (39)  (40)

France

3 615 (38)  (39)  (40)

Germany

11 (38)  (39)  (40)

Ireland

1 165 (38)  (39)  (40)

Lithuania

19 (38)  (39)  (40)

The Netherlands

3 (38)  (39)  (40)

Portugal

20 (38)  (39)  (40)

Spain

974 (38)  (39)  (40)

United Kingdom

2 306 (38)  (39)  (40)

Union

8 924 (38)  (39)  (40)

TAC

8 924 (39)


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone

:

EU waters of VIId

(SRX/07D.)

Belgium

72 (41)  (42)  (43)

Precautionary TAC

France

602 (41)  (42)  (43)

The Netherlands

4 (41)  (42)  (43)

United Kingdom

120 (41)  (42)  (43)

Union

798 (41)  (42)  (43)

TAC

798 (42)


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone

:

EU waters of VIII and IX

(SRX/89-C.)

Belgium

8 (44)  (45)

Precautionary TAC

France

1 441 (44)  (45)

Portugal

1 168 (44)  (45)

Spain

1 175 (44)  (45)

United Kingdom

8 (44)  (45)

Union

3 800 (44)  (45)

TAC

3 800 (45)


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

IIIa; EU waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(SOL/3A/BCD)

Denmark

470

Analytical TAC

Germany

27 (46)

The Netherlands

45 (46)

Sweden

18

Union

560

TAC

560


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VI; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(SOL/56-14)

Ireland

46

Precautionary TAC

United Kingdom

11

Union

57

TAC

57


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIa

(SOL/07A.)

Belgium

36

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

0

Ireland

58

The Netherlands

11

United Kingdom

35

Union

140

TAC

140


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIb and VIIc

(SOL/7BC.)

France

6

Precautionary TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Ireland

36

Union

42

TAC

42


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIId

(SOL/07D.)

Belgium

1 588

Analytical TAC

France

3 177

United Kingdom

1 135

Union

5 900

TAC

5 900


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIe

(SOL/07E.)

Belgium

32 (47)

Analytical TAC

France

337 (47)

United Kingdom

525 (47)

Union

894

TAC

894


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIf and VIIg

(SOL/7FG.)

Belgium

688

Analytical TAC

France

69

Ireland

34

United Kingdom

309

Union

1 100

TAC

1 100


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

(SOL/7HJK.)

Belgium

33

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

France

67

Ireland

181

The Netherlands

54

United Kingdom

67

Union

402

TAC

402


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIIa and VIIIb

(SOL/8AB.)

Belgium

51

Analytical TAC

Spain

9

France

3 758

The Netherlands

282

Union

4 100

TAC

4 100


Species

:

Sole

Solea spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc, VIIId, VIIIe, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(SOO/8CDE34)

Spain

403

Precautionary TAC

Portugal

669

Union

1 072

TAC

1 072


Species

:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

VIId and VIIe

(SPR/7DE.)

Belgium

26

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

1 674

Germany

26

France

361

The Netherlands

361

United Kingdom

2 702

Union

5 150

TAC

5 150


Species

:

Spurdog/dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Zone

:

EU waters of IIIa

(DGS/03A-C.)

Denmark

0

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

0

Union

0

TAC

0


Species

:

Spurdog/dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(DGS/2AC4-C)

Belgium

0 (48)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

0 (48)

Germany

0 (48)

France

0 (48)

The Netherlands

0 (48)

Sweden

0 (48)

United Kingdom

0 (48)

Union

0 (48)

TAC

0 (48)


Species

:

Spurdog/dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIV

(DGS/15X14)

Belgium

0 (49)

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 11 of this Regulation applies.

Germany

0 (49)

Spain

0 (49)

France

0 (49)

Ireland

0 (49)

The Netherlands

0 (49)

Portugal

0 (49)

United Kingdom

0 (49)

Union

0 (49)

TAC

0 (49)


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc

(JAX/08C.)

Spain

22 409 (50)  (52)

Analytical TAC

France

388 (50)

Portugal

2 214 (50)  (52)

Union

25 011

TAC

25 011


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

IX

(JAX/09.)

Spain

7 762 (53)  (54)

Analytical TAC

Portugal

22 238 (53)  (54)

Union

30 000

TAC

30 000


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

X; EU waters of CECAF (55)

(JAX/X34PRT)

Portugal

To be established (56)  (57)

Precautionary TAC

Union

To be established (58)

TAC

To be established (58)


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of CECAF (59)

(JAX/341PRT)

Portugal

To be established (60)  (61)

Precautionary TAC

Union

To be established (62)

TAC

To be established (62)


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of CECAF (63)

(JAX/341SPN)

Spain

To be established (64)

Precautionary TAC

Union

To be established (65)

TAC

To be established (65)


(1)  Reference is to the herring stock in VIa south of 56° 00′ N and west of 07° 00′ W.

(2)  Clyde stock: reference is to the herring stock in the maritime area situated to the north-east of a line drawn between: the Mull of Kintyre and Corsewall Point.

the Mull of Kintyre (55°19′N, 05°48′W);

a point at position (55°04′N, 05°23′W) and;

Corsewall Point (55°01′N, 05°10′W).

(3)  Article 6 of this Regulation applies.

(4)  Fixed at the same quantity as determined in accordance with footnote 2.

(5)  This zone is reduced by the area bounded:

to the north by latitude 52° 30’ N,

to the south by latitude 52° 00’ N,

to the west by the coast of Ireland,

to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.

(6)  This zone is increased by the area bounded:

to the north by latitude 52° 30′ N,

to the south by latitude 52° 00′ N,

to the west by the coast of Ireland,

to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.

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

(8)  By-catch of cod in the area covered by this TAC may be landed provided that it does not comprise more than 1,5 % of the live weight of the total catch retained on board per fishing trip.

(9)  When accidentally caught, this species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released.

(10)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 1 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, pursuant to Article 7 of this Regulation.

(11)  Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe (ANF/*8ABDE).

(12)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 1 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, pursuant to Article 7 of this Regulation.

(13)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 5 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, pursuant to Article 7 of this Regulation.

(14)  Article 6 of this Regulation applies.

(15)  Fixed at the same quantity as determined in accordance with footnote 1.

(16)  Within an overall TAC of 55 105 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

(17)  Transfers of this quota may be effected to EU waters of IIa and IV. However, such transfers shall be notified in advance to the Commission.

(18)  Within an overall TAC of 55 105 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

(19)  Transfers of this quota may be effected to EU waters of IIa and IV. However, such transfers shall be notified in advance to the Commission.

(20)  Within an overall TAC of 55 105 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

(21)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 1 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, pursuant to Article 7 of this Regulation.

Special condition:

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

 

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(HKE/*8ABDE)

Belgium

37

Spain

1 469

France

1 469

Ireland

184

The Netherlands

18

United Kingdom

827

Union

4 004

(22)  Transfers of this quota may be effected to IV and EU waters of IIa. However, such transfers shall be notified in advance to the Commission.

(23)  Within an overall TAC of 55 105 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

Special condition:

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

 

VI and VII; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(HKE/*57-14)

Belgium

2

Spain

1 837

France

3 305

The Netherlands

6

Union

5 150

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

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

(26)  Quota may be fished in EU waters of IIIa and EU waters of IIIbcd only.

(27)  Special condition: of which no more than the following quotas may be taken in Functional Unit 16 of ICES Subarea VII (NEP/*07U16):

Spain

543

France

340

Ireland

653

United Kingdom

264

Union

1 800

(28)  Article 6 of this Regulation applies.

(29)  Fishing for shrimps Penaeus subtilis and Penaeus brasiliensis is prohibited in waters less than 30 metres deep.

(30)  Fixed at the same quantity as determined in accordance with footnote 1.

(31)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 1 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, pursuant to Article 7 of this Regulation.

(32)  Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in EU waters of VIIIc (POL/*08C.).

(33)  Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/2AC4-C), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/2AC4-C), blonde ray (Raja adiate an) (RJH/2AC4-C), spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/2AC4-C) and starry ray (Amblyraja adiate) (RJR/2AC4-C) shall be reported separately.

(34)  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.

(35)  Shall not apply to common skate (Dipturus batis). When accidentally caught, that 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.

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

(37)  Shall not apply to common skate (Dipturus batis) and thornback ray (Raja clavata). 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.

(38)  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), small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) (RJE/67AKXD), sandy ray (Raja circularis) (RJI/67AKXD) and shagreen ray (Raja fullonica) (RJF/67AKXD) shall be reported separately.

(39)  Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata), common skate (Dipturus batis), Norwegian skate (Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis) and white skate (Raja alba). 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.

(40)  Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in EU waters of VIId (SRX/*07D.). 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.), small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) (RJE/*07D.), sandy ray (Raja circularis) (RJI/*07D.) and shagreen ray (Raja fullonica) (RJF/*07D.) shall be reported separately.

(41)  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.), small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) (RJE/07D.) and starry ray (Amblyraja radiata) (RJR/07D.) shall be reported separately.

(42)  Shall not apply to common skate (Dipturus batis) and undulate ray (Raja undulata). 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.

(43)  Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in EU waters of VIa, VIb, VIIa-c and VIIe-k (SRX/*67AKD). Catches of Cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*67AKD), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*67AKD), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/*67AKD), spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*67AKD), small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) (RJE/*67AKD) and starry ray (Amblyraja radiata) (RJR/*67AKD) shall be reported separately.

(44)  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.

(45)  Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata), common skate (Dipturus batis) and white skate (Raja alba). 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.

(46)  Quota may be fished in EU waters of IIIa, Subdivisions 22-32 only.

(47)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 5 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, pursuant to Article 7 of this Regulation.

(48)  Catches taken with longlines of tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus), kitefin shark (Dalatias licha), bird beak dogfish (Deania calcea), leafscale gulper shark (Centrophorus squamosus), greater lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps), smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus), Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis) and spurdog (Squalus acanthias) are included. When accidentally caught, these species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released.

(49)  Catches taken with longlines of tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus), kitefin shark (Dalatias licha), bird beak dogfish (Deania calcea), leafscale gulper shark (Centrophorus squamosus), greater lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps), smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus), Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis) and spurdog (Squalus acanthias) are included. When accidentally caught, these species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released.

(50)  Of which, notwithstanding Article 19 (2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 850/98 (), no more than 5 % by live weight of the total catches retained on board may consist of horse mackerel between 12 and 14 cm. For the purposes of the control of that quantity, the conversion factor to be applied to the weight of the landings shall be 1,20.

(51)  Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms (OJ L 125, 27.4.1998, p. 1).

(52)  Special condition: up to 5 % of this quota may be fished in IX (JAX/*09.).

(53)  Of which, notwithstanding Article 19 (2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 850/98, no more than 5 % by live weight of the total catches retained on board may consist of horse mackerel between 12 and 14 cm. For the purposes of the control of that quantity, the conversion factor to be applied to the weight of the landings shall be 1,20.

(54)  Special condition: up to 5 % of this quota may be fished in VIIIc (JAX/*08C).

(55)  Waters adjacent to the Azores.

(56)  Of which, notwithstanding Article 19 (2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 850/98, no more than 5 % by live weight of the total catches retained on board may consist of horse mackerel between 12 and 14 cm. For the purposes of the control of that quantity, the conversion factor to be applied to the weight of the landings shall be 1,20.

(57)  Article 6 of this Regulation applies.

(58)  Fixed at the same quantity as determined in accordance with footnote 3.

(59)  Waters adjacent to Madeira.

(60)  Of which, notwithstanding Article 19 (2)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 850/98, no more than 5 % by live weight of the total catches retained on board may consist of horse mackerel between 12 and 14 cm. For the purposes of the control of that quantity, the conversion factor to be applied to the weight of the landings shall be 1,20.

(61)  Article 6 of this Regulation applies.

(62)  Fixed at the same quantity as determined in accordance with footnote 3.

(63)  Waters adjacent to the Canary Islands.

(64)  Article 6 of this Regulation applies.

(65)  Fixed at the same quantity as determined in accordance with footnote 2.

ANNEX IIA

FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MANAGEMENT OF COD STOCKS IN THE KATTEGAT, ICES DIVISIONS VIa AND VIIa AND EU WATERS OF ICES DIVISION Vb

1.   Scope

1.1.

This Annex shall apply to EU vessels carrying on board or deploying any of the gears referred to in point 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 and present in any of the geographical areas specified in point 2 of this Annex.

1.2.

This Annex shall not apply to vessels of less than 10 metres’ length overall. Those vessels shall not be required to carry fishing authorisations issued in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009. Member States concerned shall assess the fishing effort of those vessels by effort groups to which they belong, using appropriate sampling methods. During 2013, the Commission shall seek scientific advice for evaluating the effort deployment of those vessels, with a view to their future inclusion into the effort regime.

2.   Regulated gears and geographical areas

For the purposes of this Annex, the gear groupings referred to in point 1 of Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 ("regulated gear") and the groupings of geographical areas referred to in points 2(a), 2(c) and 2(d) of that Annex shall apply.

3.   Authorisations

If a Member State deems so appropriate in order to reinforce the sustainable implementation of this effort regime, it shall not issue an authorisation for fishing with a regulated gear in any of the geographical areas to which this Annex applies by any of vessels flying its flag which has no record of such fishing activity, unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in that area.

4.   Maximum allowable fishing effort

4.1.

The maximum allowable effort referred to in Article 12(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 for the 2013 management period, i.e. from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014, for each of the effort groups of each Member State is set out in Appendix 1 to this Annex.

4.2.

The maximum levels of annual fishing effort set in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1954/2003 (1) shall not affect the maximum allowable fishing effort set in this Annex.

5.   Management

5.1.

Member States shall manage the maximum allowable effort in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 4 and Articles 13 to 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 and Articles 26 to 35 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

5.2.

A Member State may establish management periods for allocating all or parts of the maximum allowable effort to individual vessels or groups of vessels. In such case, the number of days or hours for which a vessel may be present within the area during a management period shall be fixed at the discretion of the Member State concerned. During any such management periods, the Member State concerned may reallocate effort between individual vessels or groups of vessels.

5.3.

If a Member State authorises vessels flying its flag to be present within an area by hours, it shall continue measuring the consumption of days in accordance with the conditions referred to in point 5.1. Upon request by the Commission, the Member State concerned shall demonstrate its precautionary measures taken to avoid an excessive consumption of effort within the area due to a vessel terminating presences in the area before the end of a 24-hour period.

6.   Fishing effort report

Article 28 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 shall apply to vessels falling under the scope of this Annex. The geographical area referred to in that Article shall be understood, for the purpose of cod management, as each of the groupings of geographical areas referred to in point 2 of this Annex.

7.   Communication of relevant data

Member States shall transmit to the Commission the data on fishing effort deployed by their fishing vessels in accordance with Articles 33 and 34 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009. These data shall be transmitted via the Fisheries Data Exchange System or any future data collection system implemented by the Commission.


(1)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1954/2003 of 4 November 2003 on the management of the fishing effort relating to certain Community fishing areas and resources (OJ L 289, 7.11.2003, p. 1).

Appendix 1 to Annex IIA

Maximum allowable fishing effort in kilowatt days

Geographical area

Regulated gear

DK

DE

SE

(a)

Kattegat

TR1

197 929

4 212

16 610

TR2

830 041

5 240

327 506

TR3

441 872

0

490

BT1

0

0

0

BT2

0

0

0

GN

115 456

26 534

13 102

GT

22 645

0

22 060

LL

1 100

0

25 339


Geographical area

Regulated gear

BE

FR

IE

NL

UK

(c)

ICES division VIIa

TR1

0

48 193

33 539

0

339 592

TR2

10 166

744

475 649

0

1 088 238

TR3

0

0

1 422

0

0

BT1

0

0

0

0

0

BT2

843 782

0

514 584

200 000

111 693

GN

0

471

18 255

0

5 970

GT

0

0

0

0

158

LL

0

0

0

0

70 614


Geographical area

Regulated gear

BE

DE

ES

FR

IE

UK

(d)

ICES division VIa and EU waters of ICES division Vb

TR1

0

9 320

0

1 057 828

428 820

1 033 273

TR2

0

0

0

34 926

14 371

2 972 845

TR3

0

0

0

0

273

16 027

BT1

0

0

0

0

0

117 544

BT2

0

0

0

0

3 801

4 626

GN

0

35 442

13 836

302 917

5 697

213 454

GT

0

0

0

0

1 953

145

LL

0

0

1 402 142

184 354

4 250

630 040

ANNEX IIB

FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE RECOVERY OF CERTAIN SOUTHERN HAKE AND NORWAY LOBSTER STOCKS IN ICES DIVISIONS VIIIc AND IXa EXCLUDING THE GULF OF CÁDIZ

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.   Scope

This Annex shall apply to EU vessels of 10 metres’ length overall or more carrying on board or deploying trawls, Danish seines or similar gears of mesh size equal to or larger than 32 mm and gill-nets of mesh size equal to or larger than 60 mm or bottom longlines in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005, and present in ICES divisions VIIIc and IXa excluding the Gulf of Cádiz.

2.   Definitions

For the purposes of this Annex:

(a)

‧gear grouping‧ means the grouping consisting of the following two gear categories:

(i)

trawls, Danish seines or similar gears of mesh size equal to or larger than 32 mm and

(ii)

gill-nets of mesh size equal to or larger than 60 mm and bottom longlines;

(b)

‧regulated gear‧ means any of the two gear categories belonging to the gear grouping;

(c)

‧area‧ means ICES divisions VIIIc and IXa excluding the Gulf of Cádiz;

(d)

‧2013 management period‧ means the period from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014;

(e)

‧special conditions‧ means the special conditions set out in point 6.1.

3.   Limitation in activity

Without prejudice to Article 29 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, each Member State shall ensure that, when carrying on board any regulated gear, EU vessels flying its flag shall be present within the area for no more than the number of days specified in Chapter III of this Annex.

CHAPTER II

AUTHORISATIONS

4.   Authorised vessels

4.1.

A Member State shall not authorise fishing with a regulated gear in the area by any of vessels flying its flag which have no record of such fishing activity in the years 2002 to 2012 in the area, excluding the record of fishing activities as a result of transfer of days between fishing vessels, unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in the area.

4.2.

A vessel flying the flag of a Member State having no quotas in the area shall not be authorised to fish in the area with a regulated gear, unless the vessel is allocated a quota after a transfer as permitted in accordance with Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 and is allocated days at sea in accordance with point 11 or 12 of this Annex.

CHAPTER III

NUMBER OF DAYS PRESENT WITHIN THE AREA ALLOCATED TO EU VESSELS

5.   Maximum number of days

5.1.

During the 2013 management period, the maximum number of days at sea for which a Member State may authorise a vessel flying its flag to be present within the area having carried on board any regulated gear is shown in Table I.

5.2.

If a vessel is able to demonstrate that its hake catches represent less than 4 % of the total live weight of fish caught in a given fishing trip, the flag Member State of the vessel shall be allowed not to count the days at sea associated with that fishing trip against the applicable maximum number of days at sea as set out in Table I.

6.   Special conditions for the allocation of days

6.1.

For the purposes of fixing the maximum number of days at sea an EU vessel may be authorised by its flag Member State to be present within the area, the following special conditions shall apply in accordance with Table I:

(a)

the total landings of hake in the year 2010 or 2011 made by the vessel concerned shall represent less than 5 tonnes according to the landings in live weight; and

(b)

the total landings of Norway lobster in the year 2010 or 2011 made by the vessel concerned shall represent less than 2,5 tonnes according to the landings in live weight.

6.2.

If a vessel benefits from an unlimited number of days as a result of its compliance with the special conditions, the vessel’s landings in the 2013 management period shall not exceed 5 tonnes of the total landings in live weight of hake and 2,5 tonnes of the total landings in live weight of Norway lobster.

6.3.

When either of the special conditions is not met by a vessel, that vessel shall, with immediate effect, no longer be entitled to the allocation of days corresponding to the given special condition.

6.4.

The application of the special conditions referred to in point 6.1. may be transferred from one vessel to one or more other vessels which replace that vessel in the fleet, provided that the replacing vessel uses similar gear and does not have in any year of its operation a record of landings of hake and Norway lobster higher than the quantities specified in point 6.1.

Table I

Maximum number of days a vessel may be present within the area by fishing gear per year

Special condition

Regulated gear

Maximum number of days

 

Bottom trawls, Danish seines and similar trawls of mesh size ≥ 32 mm, gill-nets of mesh size ≥ 60 mm and bottom longlines

ES

141

 

FR

134

 

PT

140

6.1.(a) and 6.1.(b)

Bottom trawls, Danish seines and similar trawls of mesh size ≥ 32 mm, gill-nets of mesh size ≥ 60 mm and bottom longlines

Unlimited

7.   Kilowatt day system

7.1.

A Member State may manage its fishing effort allocations in accordance with a kilowatt days system. Through that system it may authorise any vessel concerned by any regulated gear and special conditions as set out in Table I to be present within the area for a maximum number of days which is different from that set out in that Table, provided that the overall amount of kilowatt days corresponding to the regulated gear and to the special conditions is respected.

7.2.

This overall amount of kilowatt days shall be the sum of all individual fishing efforts allocated to the vessels flying the flag of that Member State and qualified for the regulated gear and, where applicable, the special conditions. Such individual fishing efforts shall be calculated in kilowatt days by multiplying the engine power of each vessel by the number of days at sea it would benefit from, according to Table I, if point 7.1. were not applied. For as long as the number of days is unlimited according to Table I, the relevant number of days the vessel would benefit from is 360.

7.3.

A Member State wishing to benefit from the system referred to in point 7.1. shall submit a request to the Commission, with reports in electronic format containing, for the regulated gear and special conditions as laid down in Table I, the details of the calculation based on:

(a)

list of vessels authorised to fish by indicating their EU fishing fleet register number (CFR) and their engine power;

(b)

track record of 2010 and 2011 for such vessels reflecting the catch composition defined in the special condition referred to in point 6.1.(a) or (b), if these vessels are qualified for such special conditions;

(c)

the number of days at sea for which each vessel would have initially been authorised to fish according to Table I and the number of days at sea which each vessel would benefit from in application of point 7.1.

7.4.

On the basis of that request, the Commission shall assess whether the conditions referred to in point 7 are complied with and, where applicable, may authorise that Member State to benefit from the system referred to in point 7.1.

8.   Allocation of additional days for permanent cessation of fishing activities

8.1.

An additional number of days at sea on which a vessel may be authorised by its flag Member State to be present within the area when carrying on board any regulated gear may be allocated to a Member State by the Commission on the basis of permanent cessations of fishing activities that have taken place between 1 February 2012 and 31 January 2013 either in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006 (1) or Regulation (EC) No 744/2008 (2). Permanent cessations resulting from any other circumstances may be considered by the Commission on a case-by-case basis, following a written and duly motivated request from the Member State concerned. Such written request shall identify the vessels concerned and confirm, for each of them, that they shall never return to fishing activities.

8.2.

The effort expended in 2003 measured in kilowatt days of the withdrawn vessels using the regulated gear shall be divided by the effort expended by all vessels using that gear during 2003. The additional number of days at sea shall be then calculated by multiplying the ratio so obtained by the number of days that would have been allocated according to Table I. Any part of a day resulting from that calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole day.

8.3.

Points 8.1. and 8.2. shall not apply where a vessel has been replaced in accordance with point 3 or 6.4., or when the withdrawal has already been used in previous years to obtain additional days at sea.

8.4.

A Member State wishing to benefit from the allocations referred to in point 8.1. shall submit a request to the Commission, by 15 June 2013, with reports in electronic format containing, for the gear grouping and special conditions as laid down in Table I, the details of the calculation based on:

(a)

lists of withdrawn vessels with their EU fishing fleet register number (CFR) and their engine power;

(b)

the fishing activity deployed by such vessels in 2003 calculated in days at sea according to the grouping of fishing gears and, if necessary, special conditions.

8.5.

On the basis of such a request by a Member State the Commission may, by means of implementing acts, allocate that Member State a number of days additional to that referred to in point 5.1. for that Member State. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 14(2).

8.6.

During the 2013 management period, a Member State may re-allocate those additional days at sea to all or part of the vessels remaining in fleet and qualified for the regulated gears. Additional days stemming from a withdrawn vessel that benefited from a special condition referred to in point 6.1.(a) or (b) may not be allocated to a vessel remaining active that does not benefit from a special condition.

8.7.

When the Commission allocates additional days at sea due to a permanent cessation of fishing activities during the 2013 management period, the maximum number of days per Member State and gear shown in Table I shall be adjusted accordingly for the 2014 management period.

9.   Allocation of additional days for enhanced scientific observer coverage

9.1.

Three additional days on which a vessel may be present within the area when carrying on board any regulated gear may be allocated to a Member State by the Commission on the basis of an enhanced programme of scientific observer coverage in partnership between scientists and the fishing industry. Such a programme shall focus in particular on levels of discarding and on catch composition and shall go beyond the requirements on data collection, as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 (3) and its implementing rules for national programmes.

9.2.

Scientific observers shall be independent from the owner, the master of the vessel and any crew member.

9.3.

A Member State wishing to benefit from the allocations referred to in point 9.1. shall submit a description of its enhanced scientific observer coverage programme to the Commission for approval.

9.4.

On the basis of that description, and after consultation with STECF, the Commission may, by means of implementing acts, allocate the Member State concerned a number of days additional to that referred to in point 5.1. for that Member State and for the vessels, the area and gear concerned by the enhanced programme of scientific observers. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 14(2).

9.5.

If an enhanced scientific observer coverage programme submitted by a Member State has been approved by the Commission in the past and the Member State concerned wishes to continue its application without changes, it shall inform the Commission of the continuation of that programme four weeks before the beginning of the period for which the programme applies.

CHAPTER IV

MANAGEMENT

10.   General obligation

Member States shall manage the maximum allowable effort in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005 and Articles 26 to 35 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

11.   Management periods

11.1.

A Member State may divide the days present within the area set out in Table I into management periods of durations of one or more calendar months.

11.2.

The number of days or hours for which a vessel may be present within the area during a management period shall be fixed by the Member State concerned.

11.3.

Where a Member State authorises vessels flying its flag to be present within the area by hours, the Member State shall continue measuring the consumption of days as specified in point 10. Upon request by the Commission, the Member State shall demonstrate its precautionary measures taken to avoid an excessive consumption of days within the area due to a vessel terminating presences in the area before the end of a 24-hour period.

CHAPTER V

EXCHANGES OF FISHING EFFORT ALLOCATIONS

12.   Transfer of days between fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State

12.1.

A Member State may permit any fishing vessel flying its flag to transfer days present within the area for which it has been authorised to another vessel flying its flag within the area, provided that the product of the days received by a vessel multiplied by its engine power in kilowatts (kilowatt days) is equal to or less than the product of the days transferred by the donor vessel and the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel. The engine power in kilowatts of the vessels shall be that recorded for each vessel in the EU fishing fleet register.

12.2.

The total number of days present within the area transferred in accordance with point 12.1., multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of the donor vessel, shall not be higher than the donor vessel’s average annual days track record in the area as verified by the fishing logbook in the years 2010 and 2011 multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel.

12.3.

The transfer of days as described in point 12.1. shall be permitted between vessels operating with any regulated gear and during the same management period.

12.4.

The transfer of days is only permitted for vessels benefiting from an allocation of fishing days without special conditions.

12.5.

On request from the Commission, Member States shall provide information on the transfers that have taken place. The format of spreadsheets for the collection and transmission of information referred to in this point may be established by the Commission, by means of implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 14(2).

13.   Transfer of days between fishing vessels flying the flag of different Member States

Member States may permit the transfer of days present within the area for the same management period and within the area between any fishing vessels flying their flags provided that points 4.1. and 4.2. and 12 apply mutatis mutandis. Where Member States decide to authorise such a transfer, they shall notify the Commission, before the transfer takes place, of the details of the transfer, including the number of days to be transferred, the fishing effort and, where applicable, the fishing quotas relating thereto.

CHAPTER VI

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

14.   Fishing effort report

Article 28 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 shall apply to vessels falling under the scope of this Annex. The geographical area referred to in that Article shall be understood as the area specified in point 2 of this Annex.

15.   Collection of relevant data

Member States, on the basis of information used for the management of fishing days present within the area as set out in this Annex, shall collect on a quarterly basis the information about total fishing effort deployed within the area for towed gears and static gears, effort deployed by vessels using different types of gear in the area, and the engine power of those vessels in kilowatt days.

16.   Communication of relevant data

Upon request from the Commission, Member States shall make available to the Commission a spreadsheet with data specified in point 15 in the format specified in Tables II and III by sending it to the appropriate electronic mailbox address, which shall be communicated to the Member States by the Commission. Member States shall, upon the Commission’s request, send to the Commission detailed information on effort allocated and consumed covering all or parts of the 2012 and 2013 management periods, using the data format specified in Tables IV and V.

Table II

Reporting format kW-day information by year

Member State

Gear

Year

Cumulative effort declaration

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)


Table III

Data format kW-day information by year

Name of field

Maximum number of characters/digits

Alignment (4) L(eft)/R(ight)

Definition and comments

(1)

Member State

3

 

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which the vessel is registered

(2)

Gear

2

 

One of the following gear types:

TR

=

trawls, Danish seines and similar gear ≥ 32 mm

GN

=

gillnets ≥ 60 mm

LL

=

bottom longlines

(3)

Year

4

 

Either 2006 or 2007 or 2008 or 2009 or 2010 or 2011 or 2012 or 2013

(4)

Cumulative effort declaration

7

R

Cumulative amount of fishing effort expressed in kilowatt days deployed from 1 January until 31 December of the relevant year


Table IV

Reporting format for vessel-related information

Member State

CFR

External marking

Length of management period

Gear notified

Special condition applying to notified gear(s)

Days eligible using notified gear(s)

Days spent with notified gear(s)

Transfer of days

No 1

No 2

No 3

No 1

No 2

No 3

No 1

No 2

No 3

No 1

No 2

No 3

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(5)

(5)

(5)

(6)

(6)

(6)

(6)

(7)

(7)

(7)

(7)

(8)

(8)

(8)

(8)

(9)


Table V

Data format for vessel-related information

Name of field

Maximum number of characters/digits

Alignment (5) L(eft)/R(ight)

Definition and comments

(1)

Member State

3

 

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which vessel is registered

(2)

CFR

12

 

EU fishing fleet register number (CFR)

Unique identification number of a fishing vessel

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (9 characters). Where a series has fewer than 9 characters, additional zeros shall be inserted on the left hand side

(3)

External marking

14

L

Under Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87 (6)

(4)

Length of management period

2

L

Length of the management period measured in months

(5)

Gears notified

2

L

One of the following gear types:

TR

=

trawls, Danish seines and similar gear ≥ 32 mm

GN

=

gillnets ≥ 60 mm

LL

=

bottom longlines

(6)

Special condition applying to notified gear(s)

2

L

Indication of which, if any, of the special condition referred to in point 6.1.(a) or (b) of Annex IIB that apply

(7)

Days eligible using notified gear(s)

3

L

Number of days for which the vessel is eligible under Annex IIB for the choice of gears and length of management period notified

(8)

Days spent with notified gear(s)

3

L

Number of days the vessel actually spent present within the area and using a gear corresponding to gear notified during the notified management period

(9)

Transfers of days

4

L

For days transferred indicate ‧– number of days transferred‧ and for days received indicate ‧+ number of days transferred‧


(1)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006 of 27 July 2006 on the European Fisheries Fund (OJ L 223, 15.8.2006, p. 1).

(2)  Council Regulation (EC) No 744/2008 of 24 July 2008 instituting a temporary specific action aiming to promote the restructuring of the European Community fishing fleets affected by the economic crisis (OJ L 202, 31.7.2008, p. 1).

(3)  Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 of 25 February 2008 concerning the establishment of a Community framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (OJ L 60, 5.3.2008, p. 1).

(4)  Information relevant for transmission of data by fixed-length formatting.

(5)  Information relevant for transmission of data by fixed-length formatting.

(6)  Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87 of 20 May 1987 establishing detailed rules concerning the marking and documentation of fishing vessels (OJ L 132, 21.5.1987, p. 9).

ANNEX IIC

FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN CHANNEL SOLE STOCKS IN ICES DIVISION VIIe

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.   Scope

1.1.

This Annex shall apply to EU vessels of 10 metres length overall or more carrying on board or deploying beam trawls of mesh size equal to or greater than 80 mm and static nets including gill-nets, trammel-nets and tangle-nets with mesh size equal to or less than 220 mm in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 509/2007, and present in ICES division VIIe. For the purposes of this Annex, a reference to the 2013 management period means the period from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014.

1.2.

Vessels fishing with static nets with mesh size equal to or larger than 120 mm and with track records of less than 300 kg live weight of sole per year during the three previous years, according to their fishing records, shall be exempt from the application of this Annex subject to the following conditions:

(a)

such vessels catch less than 300 kg live weight of sole during the 2013 management period;

(b)

such vessels do not tranship any fish at sea to another vessel;

(c)

by 31 July 2013 and 31 January 2014 each Member State concerned make a report to the Commission on these vessels’ catch records for sole in the three previous years as well as on catches of sole in 2013.

Where any of these conditions is not met, the vessels concerned shall, with immediate effect, cease to be exempt from the application of this Annex.

2.   Definitions

For the purposes of this Annex the following definitions shall apply:

(a)

‧gear grouping‧ means the grouping consisting of the following two gear categories:

(i)

beam trawls of mesh size equal to or greater than 80 mm and

(ii)

a static nets, including gill-nets, trammel nets and tangle-nets, with mesh size equal to or less than 220 mm;

(b)

‧regulated gear‧ means any of the two gear categories belonging to the gear grouping;

(c)

‧area‧ means ICES division VIIe;

(d)

‧2013 management period‧ means the period from 1 February 2013 to 31 January 2014.

3.   Limitation in activity

Without prejudice to Article 29 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, each Member State shall ensure that, when carrying on board any regulated gear, EU vessels flying its flag and registered in the Union shall be present within the area for no more than the number of days set out in Chapter III of this Annex.

CHAPTER II

AUTHORISATIONS

4.   Authorised vessels

4.1

A Member State shall not authorise fishing with a regulated gear in the area by any of vessels flying its flag which have no record of such fishing activity in the years 2002 to 2012 in that area unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in the area.

4.2

However, a vessel with a track record of using a regulated gear may be authorised to use a different fishing gear, provided that the number of days allocated to this latter gear is greater than or equal to the number of days allocated to the regulated gear.

4.3

A vessel flying the flag of a Member State having no quotas in the area shall not be authorised to fish in the area with a regulated gear, unless the vessel is allocated a quota after a transfer as permitted in accordance with Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 and is allocated days at sea in accordance with point 10 or 11 of this Annex.

CHAPTER III

NUMBER OF DAYS PRESENT WITHIN THE AREA ALLOCATED TO EU VESSELS

5.   Maximum number of days

During the 2013 management period, the maximum number of days at sea for which a Member State may authorise a vessel flying its flag to be present within the area having carried on board any regulated gear is shown in Table I.

Table I

Maximum number of days a vessel may be present within the area by category of regulated gear per year

Regulated gear

Maximum number of days

Beam trawls of mesh size ≥ 80 mm

164

Static nets with mesh size ≤ 220 mm

164

6.   Kilowatt day system

6.1.

During the 2013 management period, a Member State may manage its fishing effort allocations in accordance with a kilowatt days system. Through that system it may authorise any vessel concerned by any regulated gear as set out in Table I to be present within the area for a maximum number of days which is different from that set out in that Table, provided that the overall amount of kilowatt days corresponding to the regulated gear is respected.

6.2.

This overall amount of kilowatt days shall be the sum of all individual fishing efforts allocated to the vessels flying the flag of that Member State and qualified for the regulated gear. Such individual fishing efforts shall be calculated in kilowatt days by multiplying the engine power of each vessel by the number of days at sea it would benefit from, according to Table I, if point 6.1. were not applied.

6.3.

A Member State wishing to benefit from the system referred to in point 6.1. shall submit a request to the Commission, with reports in electronic format containing, for the regulated gear as laid down in Table I, the details of the calculation based on:

(a)

list of vessels authorised to fish by indicating their EU fishing fleet register number (CFR) and their engine power;

(b)

the number of days at sea for which each vessel would have initially been authorised to fish according to Table I and the number of days at sea which each vessel would benefit from in application of point 6.1.

6.4.

On the basis of that request, the Commission shall assess whether the conditions referred to in point 6 are complied with and, where applicable, may authorise that Member State to benefit from the system referred to in point 6.1.

7.   Allocation of additional days for permanent cessation of fishing activities

7.1.

An additional number of days at sea on which a vessel may be authorised by its flag Member State to be present within the area when carrying on board any regulated gear may be allocated to a Member State by the Commission on the basis of permanent cessations of fishing activities that have taken place since 1 January 2004 either in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006 or Regulation (EC) No 744/2008. Permanent cessations resulting from any other circumstances may be considered by the Commission on a case-by-case basis, following a written and duly motivated request from the Member State concerned. Such written request shall identify the vessels concerned and confirm, for each of them, that they shall never return to fishing activities.

7.2.

The effort expended in 2003 measured in kilowatt days of the withdrawn vessels using a given gear grouping shall be divided by the effort expended by all vessels using that gear grouping during 2003. The additional number of days at sea shall be then calculated by multiplying the ratio so obtained by the number of days that would have been allocated according to Table I. Any part of a day resulting from that calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole day.

7.3.

Points 7.1.and 7.2. shall not apply where a vessel has been replaced in accordance with point 4.2., or when the withdrawal has already been used in previous years to obtain additional days at sea.

7.4.

A Member State wishing to benefit from the allocations referred to in point 7.1. shall submit a request to the Commission, by 15 June 2013, with reports in electronic format containing for the gear grouping as laid down in Table I, the details of the calculation based on:

(a)

lists of withdrawn vessels with their EU fishing fleet register number (CFR) and their engine power;

(b)

the fishing activity deployed by such vessels in 2003 calculated in days at sea according to the grouping of fishing gears.

7.5.

On the basis of such a request by a Member State the Commission may, by means of implementing acts, allocate that Member State a number of days additional to that referred to in point 5 for that Member State. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 14(2).

7.6.

During the 2013 management period, a Member State may re-allocate those additional days at sea to all or part of the vessels remaining in fleet and qualified for the regulated gears.

7.7.

A Member State may not re-allocate in the 2013 management period any additional number of days resulting from a permanent cessation of activity previously allocated by the Commission, unless the Commission has taken a decision that reassesses those additional numbers of days on the basis of the current gear groupings and limitations in days at sea. Upon the Member State’s request to reassess the number of days, the Member State is provisionally authorised to reallocate 50 % of the additional number of days, until the Commission takes its decision.

8.   Allocation of additional days for enhanced scientific observer coverage

8.1.

Three additional days on which a vessel may be present within the area when carrying on board any regulated gear may be allocated between 1 February 2013 and 31 January 2014 to a Member State by the Commission on the basis of an enhanced programme of scientific observer coverage in partnership between scientists and the fishing industry. Such a programme shall focus in particular on levels of discarding and on catch composition and go beyond the requirements on data collection, as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 and its implementing rules for national programmes.

8.2.

Scientific observers shall be independent from the owner, the master of the fishing vessel and any crew member.

8.3.

A Member State wishing to benefit from the allocations referred to in point 8.1. shall submit a description of its enhanced scientific observer coverage programme to the Commission for approval.

8.4.

On the basis of that description, and after consultation with STECF, the Commission may, by means of implementing acts, allocate the Member State concerned a number of days additional to that referred to in point 5 for that Member State and for the vessels, the area and gear concerned by the enhanced programme of scientific observers. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 14(2).

8.5.

If an enhanced scientific observer coverage programme submitted by a Member State has been approved by the Commission in the past and the Member State concerned wishes to continue its application without changes, it shall inform the Commission of the continuation of that programme four weeks before the beginning of the period for which the programme applies.

CHAPTER IV

MANAGEMENT

9.   General obligation

Member States shall manage the maximum allowable effort in accordance with Articles 26 to 35 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

10.   Management periods

10.1.

A Member State may divide the days present within the area set out in Table I into management periods of durations of one or more calendar months.

10.2.

The number of days or hours for which a vessel may be present within the area during a management period shall be fixed by the Member State concerned.

10.3.

Where a Member State authorises vessels flying its flag to be present within the area by hours, the Member State shall continue measuring the consumption of days as specified in point 9. Upon request by the Commission, the Member State shall demonstrate its precautionary measures taken to avoid an excessive consumption of days within the area due to a vessel terminating presences in the area before the end of a 24-hours period.

CHAPTER V

EXCHANGES OF FISHING EFFORT ALLOCATIONS

11.   Transfer of days between fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State

11.1.

A Member State may permit any fishing vessel flying its flag to transfer days present within the area for which it has been authorised to another vessel flying its flag within the area, provided that the product of the days received by a vessel multiplied by its engine power in kilowatts (kilowatt days) is equal to or less than the product of the days transferred by the donor vessel and the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel. The engine power in kilowatts of the vessels shall be that recorded for each vessel in the EU fishing fleet register.

11.2.

The total number of days present within the area transferred in accordance with point 11.1., multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of the donor vessel, shall not be higher than the donor vessel’s average annual days track record in the area as verified by the fishing logbook in the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel.

11.3.

The transfer of days as described in point 11.1. shall be permitted between vessels operating with any regulated gear and during the same management period.

11.4.

On request from the Commission, Member States shall provide information on the transfers that have taken place. Formats of spreadsheet for the collection and transmission of information referred to in this point may be established by the Commission, by means of implementing acts. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 14(2).

12.   Transfer of days between fishing vessels flying the flag of different Member States

Member States may permit transfer of days present within the area for the same management period and within the area between any fishing vessels flying their flags provided that points 4.2., 4.4., 5, 6 and 10 apply mutatis mutandis. Where Member States decide to authorise such a transfer, they shall notify the Commission before the transfer takes place, the details of the transfer, including the number of days to be transferred, the fishing effort and, where applicable, the fishing quotas relating thereto.

CHAPTER VI

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

13.   Fishing effort report

Article 28 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 shall apply to vessels falling under the scope of this Annex. The geographical area referred to in that Article shall be understood as the area specified in point 2 of this Annex.

14.   Collection of relevant data

Member States, on the basis of information used for the management of fishing days present within the area as set out in this Annex, shall collect on a quarterly basis the information about total fishing effort deployed within the area for towed gears and static gears, effort deployed by vessels using different types of gear in the area, and the engine power of those vessels in kilowatt days.

15.   Communication of relevant data

Upon request from the Commission, Member States shall make available to the Commission a spreadsheet with data specified in point 14 in the format specified in Tables II and III by sending it to the appropriate electronic mailbox address, which shall be communicated to the Member States by the Commission. Member States shall, upon the Commission’s request, send to the Commission detailed information on effort allocated and consumed covering all or parts of the 2012 and 2013 management periods, using the data format specified in Tables IV and V.

Table II

Reporting format kW-day information by year

Member State

Gear

Year

Cumulative effort declaration

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)


Table III

Data format kW-day information by year

Name of field

Maximum number of characters/digits

Alignment (1)

L(eft)/R(ight)

Definition and comments

(1)

Member State

3

 

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which the vessel is registered

(2)

Gear

2

 

One of the following gear types:

BT

=

beam trawls ≥ 80 mm

GN

=

gillnet < 220 mm

TN

=

trammel net or entangling net < 220 mm

(3)

Year

4

 

Either 2006 or 2007 or 2008 or 2009 or 2010 or 2011 or 2012 or 2013

(4)

Cumulative effort declaration

7

R

Cumulative amount of fishing effort expressed in kilowatt days deployed from 1 January until 31 December of the relevant year


Table IV

Reporting format for vessel-related information

Member State

CFR

External marking

Length of management period

Gear notified

Days eligible using notified gear(s)

Days spent with notified gear(s)

Transfer of days

No 1

No 2

No 3

No 1

No 2

No 3

No 1

No 2

No 3

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(5)

(5)

(5)

(6)

(6)

(6)

(6)

(7)

(7)

(7)

(7)

(8)


Table V

Data format for vessel-related information

Name of field

Maximum number of characters/digits

Alignment (2)

L(eft)/R(ight)

Definition and comments

(1)

Member State

3

 

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which vessel is registered

(2)

CFR

12

 

EU fishing fleet register number (CFR)

Unique identification number of a fishing vessel

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (9 characters). Where a series has fewer than 9 characters, additional zeros shall be inserted on the left hand side

(3)

External marking

14

L

Under Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87

(4)

Length of management period

2

L

Length of the management period measured in months

(5)

Gears notified

2

L

One of the following gear types:

BT

=

beam trawls ≥ 80 mm

GN

=

gillnet < 220 mm

TN

=

trammel net or entangling net < 220 mm

(6)

Special condition applying to notified gear(s)

3

L

Number of days for which the vessel is eligible under Annex IIC for the choice of gears and length of management period notified

(7)

Days spent with notified gear(s)

3

L

Number of days the vessel actually spent present within the area and using a gear corresponding to gear notified during the notified management period

(8)

Transfers of days

4

L

For days transferred indicate ‧– number of days transferred‧ and for days received indicate ‧+ number of days transferred‧


(1)  Information relevant for transmission of data by fixed-length formatting.

(2)  Information relevant for transmission of data by fixed-length formatting.


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