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Official Journal of the European Union, L 253, 9 October 2018


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9 October 2018


Contents

 

II   Non-legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1495 of 8 October 2018 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance malathion ( 1 )

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1496 of 8 October 2018 adding to the 2018 fishing quotas certain quantities withheld in the year 2017 pursuant to Article 4(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96

5

 

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Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/1497 of 8 October 2018 amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards food category 17 and the use of food additives in food supplements ( 1 )

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DECISIONS

 

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Commission Decision (EU) 2018/1498 of 21 December 2017 on the State aid and the measures SA.38613 (2016/C) (ex 2015/NN) implemented by Italy for Ilva SpA in Amministrazione Straordinaria (notified under document C(2017) 8391)  ( 1 )

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Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/1499 of 8 October 2018 amending Implementing Decision (EU) 2018/954 laying down certain protective measures in order to prevent the spread of peste des petits ruminants in Bulgaria (notified under document C(2018) 6662)  ( 1 )

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

EN

Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

9.10.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 253/1


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1495

of 8 October 2018

amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 as regards the conditions of approval of the active substance malathion

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market and repealing Council Directives 79/117/EEC and 91/414/EEC (1), and in particular the second alternative of Article 21(3) and Article 78(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

The active substance malathion was included in Annex I to Council Directive 91/414/EEC (2) concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market by Commission Directive 2010/17/EU (3) under the condition that the Member States concerned ensure that the applicant at whose request malathion was approved provides inter alia further confirmatory information on the acute and long-term risk to insectivorous birds.

(2)

Active substances included in Annex I to Directive 91/414/EEC are deemed to have been approved under Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 and are listed in Part A of the Annex to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 (4).

(3)

On 25 April 2012 the applicant submitted additional information to address the confirmatory data requirements as regards the consumer risk assessment and the acute and long-term risk assessment for insectivorous birds and the quantification of the different potency of malaoxon and malathion to the rapporteur Member State, the United Kingdom, within the time period provided for its submission.

(4)

The United Kingdom assessed the additional information submitted by the applicant and submitted its assessment, in the form of an addendum to the draft assessment report, to the other Member States, the Commission and the European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’), on 11 May 2015.

(5)

The other Member States, the applicant and the Authority were consulted and asked to provide comments on the assessment of the rapporteur Member State. The Authority published a technical report summarising the outcome of this consultation for malathion on 2 February 2016 (5).

(6)

The draft assessment report, the addendum and the technical report of the Authority were reviewed by the Member States and the Commission within the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed and finalised in January 2018 in the format of a Commission review report for malathion.

(7)

The Commission invited the applicant to submit its comments on the review report for malathion. The applicant submitted its comments which have been carefully examined.

(8)

However, the information submitted by the applicant is insufficient and prevents the Commission from concluding that the level of acute and long-term risks to birds arising from the use of malathion is acceptable. Furthermore, mitigating such risk with risk mitigation measures other than the applications in greenhouse cannot realistically be implemented.

(9)

Therefore, taking into account the identified high risk for birds, it is appropriate to further restrict the conditions of use of malathion, and in particular to only allow for applications in greenhouses with a permanent structure. The Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(10)

Member States should be allowed sufficient time to amend or withdraw authorisations for plant protection products containing malathion.

(11)

For plant protection products containing malathion, where Member States grant any grace period in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, that period should, at the latest, expire on 29 January 2020.

(12)

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed has not delivered an opinion within the time limit laid down by its Chairman. An implementing act was deemed to be necessary and the chair submitted the draft implementing act to the appeal committee for further deliberation. The appeal committee did not deliver an opinion,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Amendment to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011

The Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Transitional measures

Member States shall, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, where necessary amend or withdraw existing authorisations for plant protection products containing malathion as active substance by 29 April 2019 at the latest.

Article 3

Grace period

Any grace period granted by Member States in accordance with Article 46 of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 shall be as short as possible and shall expire by 29 January 2020 at the latest.

Article 4

Entry into force

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

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

Done at Brussels, 8 October 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 309, 24.11.2009, p. 1.

(2)  Council Directive 91/414/EEC of 15 July 1991 concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market (OJ L 230, 19.8.1991, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Directive 2010/17/EU of 9 March 2010 amending Council Directive 91/414/EEC to include malathion as active substance (OJ L 60, 10.3.2010, p. 17).

(4)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 of 25 May 2011 implementing Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the list of approved active substances (OJ L 153, 11.6.2011, p. 1).

(5)  EFSA, Technical report on the outcome of the consultation with Member States, the applicant and EFSA on the pesticide risk assessment of confirmatory data for malathion. EFSA Supporting publication 2016:EN-951. 61 pp.


ANNEX

The column ‘Specific provisions’ of row 300, malathion, of Part A of the Annex to Implementing Regulation (EU) No 540/2011 is replaced by the following:

‘PART A

Only uses as an insecticide in greenhouses with a permanent structure may be authorised. Authorisations shall be limited to professional users.

PART B

For the implementation of the uniform principles, as referred to in Article 29(6) of Regulation (EC) No 1107/2009, the conclusions of the review report on malathion, and in particular Appendices I and II thereof, as finalised in the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed shall be taken into account.

In this overall assessment, Member States must pay particular attention to:

(a)

releases from greenhouses, such as condensation water, drain water, soil or artificial substrate, in order to preclude risks to aquatic organisms;

(b)

the protection of pollinator colonies purposely placed in the greenhouse;

(c)

the protection of operators and workers, so as to ensure that the conditions of use prescribe the use of adequate personal protective equipment, where appropriate;

(d)

the protection of consumers in the case of processed commodities.

Member States shall ensure that malathion-based formulations are accompanied by the necessary instructions to avoid any risk of formation of isomalathion in excess of the permitted maximum quantities during storage and transport.

Conditions of authorisation shall include risk mitigation measures and provide for adequate labelling of plant protection products.’


9.10.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 253/5


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/1496

of 8 October 2018

adding to the 2018 fishing quotas certain quantities withheld in the year 2017 pursuant to Article 4(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 of 6 May 1996 introducing additional conditions for year-to-year management of TACs and quotas (1), and in particular Article 4(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

According to Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96, Member States may ask the Commission, before 31 October of the year of application of a fishing quota allocated to them, to withhold a maximum of 10 % of that quota to be transferred to the following year. The Commission is to add to the relevant quota the quantity withheld.

(2)

Council Regulations (EU) 2016/1903 (2), (EU) 2016/2285 (3), (EU) 2016/2372 (4) and (EU) 2017/127 (5) fix fishing quotas for certain stocks for 2017 and specify which stocks may be subject to the measures provided for in Regulation (EC) No 847/96.

(3)

Council Regulations (EU) 2016/2285, (EU) 2017/1970 (6), (EU) 2017/2360 (7), and (EU) 2018/120 (8) fix fishing quotas for certain stocks for 2018 and specify which stocks may be subject to the measures provided for in Regulation (EC) No 847/96.

(4)

Certain Member States have requested, before 31 October 2017, pursuant to Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96, that part of their quotas for 2017 for the stocks listed in the Annex to this Regulation be withheld and transferred to the following year. Within the limits indicated in that Regulation, the quantities withheld should be added to the quotas for 2018.

(5)

For the purpose of this flexibility exercise, the eligibility of requested stock transfers and the state of exploitation of these stocks have been taken into account. It is considered that they can be subject to the transfer of quota withheld from 2017 to 2018 in line with Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96.

(6)

For the stocks listed in the Annex to this Regulation, in order to avoid excessive flexibility that would undermine the principle of rational and responsible exploitation of living marine biological resources, hinder the achievement of the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy and deteriorate the biological status of the stocks, the year-to-year flexibility provided for by Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (9) is excluded.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The fishing quotas fixed for 2018 in Regulations (EU) 2016/2285, (EU) 2017/1970, (EU) 2017/2360, and (EU) 2018/120 are increased as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 8 October 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 115, 9.5.1996, p. 3.

(2)  Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1903 of 28 October 2016 fixing for 2017 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in the Baltic Sea and amending Regulation (EU) 2016/72 (OJ L 295, 29.10.2016, p. 1).

(3)  Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2285 of 12 December 2016 fixing for 2017 and 2018 the fishing opportunities for Union fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks and amending Council Regulation (EU) 2016/72 (OJ L 344, 17.12.2016, p. 32).

(4)  Council Regulation (EU) 2016/2372 of 19 December 2016 fixing for 2017 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks in the Black Sea (OJ L 352, 23.12.2016, p. 26).

(5)  Council Regulation (EU) 2017/127 of 20 January 2017 fixing for 2017 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters (OJ L 24, 28.1.2017, p. 1).

(6)  Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1970 of 27 October 2017 fixing for 2018 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in the Baltic Sea and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/127 (OJ L 281, 31.10.2017, p. 1).

(7)  Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2360 of 11 December 2017 fixing for 2018 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks in the Black Sea (OJ L 337, 19.12.2017, p. 1).

(8)  Council Regulation (EU) 2018/120 of 23 January 2018 fixing for 2018 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters, and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/127 (OJ L 27, 31.1.2018, p. 1).

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


ANNEX

Country ID

Stock Id

Species

Zone name

Final Quota 2017 (1) (in tonnes)

Catches 2017 (in tonnes)

Special condition (2) catches 2017 (in tonnes)

% final quota

Transferred quantity (in tonnes)

BE

COD/07A.

Cod

VIIa

5,342

5,117

0

95,82

0,225

BE

COD/07D.

Cod

VIId

96,435

17,498

0

18,14

9,643

BE

COD/2A3AX4

Cod

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

898,275

696,571

0

77,54

89,827

BE

COD/7XAD34

Cod

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

109,865

82,143

0

74,76

10,986

BE

HAD/2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa

234,869

30,338

0

12,92

23,487

BE

HAD/5BC6A.

Haddock

Union and international waters of Vb and VIa

1,450

0

0

0

0,145

BE

HAD/6B1214

Haddock

Union and international waters of VIb, XII and XIV

1,082

0

0

0

0,108

BE

HAD/7X7A34

Haddock

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

115,625

111,392

0

96,33

4,233

BE

HER/4CXB7D

Herring

IVc, VIId

117,681

13,080

0

11,11

11,768

BE

HKE/2AC4-C

Hake

Union waters of IIa and IV

53,590

34,950

0

65,22

5,359

BE

HKE/571214

Hake

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

265,795

46,006

0

17,31

26,579

BE

HKE/8ABDE.

Hake

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

21,965

4,904

0

22,32

2,196

BE

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

1,050

0,330

0

31,43

0,105

BE

LEZ/07.

Megrims

VII

391,423

346,415

14,464

92,20

30,544

BE

LEZ/2AC4-C

Megrims

Union waters of IIa and IV

11,969

0,008

0

0,07

1,197

BE

MAC/2A34.

Mackerel

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32

108,807

107,122

0

98,45

1,685

BE

NEP/07.

Norway lobster

VII

17,571

1,129

0

6,43

1,757

BE

NEP/2AC4-C

Norway lobster

Union waters of IIa and IV

1 401,445

1 114,359

0

79,51

140,144

BE

NEP/8ABDE.

Norway lobster

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

5,056

0,175

0

3,46

0,506

BE

PLE/2A3AX4

Plaice

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

8 409,159

5 319,257

0

63,26

840,916

BE

PLE/7DE.

Plaice

VIId and VIIe

2 572,927

2 341,557

0

91,01

231,370

BE

POK/2C3A4.

Saithe

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa

15,000

14,988

0

99,92

0,012

BE

SOL/07D.

Common sole

VIId

890,356

697,391

0

78,33

89,036

BE

SOL/07E.

Common sole

VIIe

56,923

55,552

0

97,60

1,371

BE

SOL/24-C.

Common sole

Union waters of IIa and IV

1 494,452

556,950

0

37,27

149,445

BE

SOL/7FG.

Common sole

VIIf and VIIg

578,064

553,782

0

95,80

24,282

BE

SOL/8AB.

Common sole

VIIIa and VIIIb

270,979

267,032

0

98,54

3,947

BE

WHG/2AC4.

Whiting

IV; Union waters of IIa

130,500

71,341

0

54,67

13,050

BE

WHG/7X7A-C

Whiting

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

417,844

230,902

0

55,26

41,784

DE

BLI/5B67-

Blue ling

Union and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

101,445

0

0

0

10,144

DE

BSF/56712-

Black scabbardfish

Union and international waters of V, VI, VII and XII

24,000

0

0

0

2,400

DE

COD/03AN.

Cod

Skagerrak

116,254

73,715

0

63,41

11,625

DE

COD/2A3AX4

Cod

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

2 879,660

604,587

1 725,493

80,92

287,966

DE

GFB/*89-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of VIII and IX (special condition to GFB/567-)

0,880

0

0

0

0,088

DE

GFB/1234-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of I, II, III and IV

9,000

0,047

0

0,52

0,900

DE

GFB/567-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of V, VI and VII

11,000

0

0

0

1,100

DE

GHL/2A-C46

Greenland halibut

Union waters of IIa and IV; Union and international waters of Vb and VI

24,343

0,003

0

0,01

2,434

DE

HAD/*2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa (special condition to HAD/5BC6A.)

0,500

0

0

0

0,050

DE

HAD/2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa

809,313

166,986

443,878

75,48

80,931

DE

HAD/3A/BCD

Haddock

IIIa, Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

124,395

62,536

0

50,27

12,439

DE

HAD/5BC6A.

Haddock

Union and international waters of Vb and VIa

5,865

0

0

0

0,586

DE

HAD/6B1214

Haddock

Union and international waters of VIb, XII and XIV

38,473

0

0

0

3,847

DE

HER/*04B.

Herring

IVc, VIId (special condition to HER/4CXB7D)

414,955

0

0

0

41,495

DE

HER/*04-C.

Herring

Union waters of IV (special condition to HER/03A.)

186,400

169,000

0

90,67

17,400

DE

HER/*25B-F

Herring

II, Vb north of 62° N (Faroese waters) (special condition to HER/1/2-)

589,190

556,960

0

94,53

32,230

DE

HER/03A.

Herring

IIIa

338,590

85,030

169,000

75,03

33,859

DE

HER/03A-BC

Herring

IIIa

56,100

0

0

0

5,610

DE

HER/1/2-

Herring

Union, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

5 194,190

4 607,368

559,107

99,47

27,715

DE

HER/2A47DX

Herring

IV, VIId and Union waters of IIa

65,042

48,541

0

74,63

6,504

DE

HER/3D-R30

Herring

Union waters of Subdivisions 25-27, 28.2, 29 and 32

3 999,802

3 595,774

0

89,90

399,980

DE

HER/4AB.

Herring

Union and Norwegian waters of IV north of 53° 30′ N

34 950,290

34 667,112

0

99,19

283,178

DE

HER/4CXB7D

Herring

IVc, VIId

9 016,059

9 015,644

0

100

0,415

DE

HER/5B6ANB

Herring

Union and international waters of Vb, VIb and VIaN

16,605

0

0

0

1,660

DE

HER/7G-K.

Herring

VIIg, VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

307,180

307,015

0

99,95

0,165

DE

HKE/*03A.

Hake

IIIa (special condition to HKE/2AC4-C)

28,420

4,191

0

14,75

2,842

DE

HKE/2AC4-C

Hake

Union waters of IIa and IV

417,642

234,683

4,191

57,20

41,764

DE

HKE/3A/BCD

Hake

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

0,063

0,073

0

121,67

0,006

DE

HKE/571214

Hake

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

20,004

7,350

0

36,75

2,000

DE

JAX/*4BC7D

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IVb, IVc and VIId (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

362,266

0

0

0

36,227

DE

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

13 567,095

7 118,983

195,870

53,92

1 356,709

DE

LEZ/2AC4-C

Megrims

Union waters of IIa and IV

7,756

0,289

0

3,72

0,776

DE

MAC/*02AN-

Mackerel

Norwegian waters of IIa (special condition to MAC/2A34.)

127,000

0

0

0

12,700

DE

MAC/*2AN-

Mackerel

Norwegian waters of IIa (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

2 108,000

0

0

0

210,800

DE

MAC/*4A-EN

Mackerel

Union waters of IIa; Union and Norwegian waters of IVa. (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

12 851,369

10 120,282

0

78,75

1 285,137

DE

MAC/*FRO1

Mackerel

Faroese waters (special condition to MAC/2A34.)

129,800

0

0

0

12,980

DE

MAC/*FRO2

Mackerel

Faroese waters (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

2 157,000

57,536

0

2,67

215,700

DE

MAC/2CX14-

Mackerel

VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of IIa, XII and XIV

20 021,076

9 785,932

10 177,818

99,71

57,326

DE

MAC/8C3411

Mackerel

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

993,453

0

993,000

99,95

0,453

DE

NEP/2AC4-C

Norway lobster

Union waters of IIa and IV

1 216,698

925,197

0

76,04

121,670

DE

NEP/3A/BCD

Norway lobster

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

16,422

0,695

0

4,23

1,642

DE

OTH/*07D.

Boarfish and whiting

VIId (special condition to JAX/*07D)

15,880

0

0

0

1,588

DE

OTH/*2A-14

Boarfish, whiting and mackerel

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

598,850

195,870

0

32,71

59,885

DE

PLE/03AN.

Plaice

Skagerrak

74,400

10,905

0

14,66

7,440

DE

PLE/03AS.

Plaice

Kattegat

25,300

0,552

0

2,18

2,530

DE

PLE/2A3AX4

Plaice

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

7 830,535

2 637,599

17,083

33,90

783,053

DE

PLE/3BCD-C

Plaice

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

1 353,930

1 083,836

0

80,05

135,393

DE

POK/2C3A4.

Saithe

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa

10 203,232

7 953,247

0

77,95

1 020,323

DE

POK/56-14

Saithe

VI; Union and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV

17,500

0,040

0

0,23

1,750

DE

RHG/5B67-

Roughhead grenadier

Union and international waters of Vb, VI and VII (special condition to RNG/5B67-)

0,060

0

0

0

0,006

DE

RHG/8X14-

Roughhead grenadier

Union and international waters of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV (special condition to RNG/8X14-)

0,170

0

0

0

0,017

DE

RNG/*5B67-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of Vb, VI and VII (special condition to RNG/8X14-)

1,700

0

0

0

0,170

DE

RNG/*8X14-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV (special condition to RNG/5B67-)

0,600

0

0

0

0,060

DE

RNG/5B67-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of Vb, VI and VII

6,000

0

0

0

0,600

DE

RNG/8X14-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

17,000

0

0

0

1,700

DE

SOL/24-C.

Common sole

Union waters of II and IV

1 096,606

760,869

0

69,38

109,661

DE

SOL/3A/BCD

Common sole

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

28,085

21,720

0

77,32

2,808

DE

SPR/3BCD-C

Sprat

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

13 793,824

13 592,720

0

98,54

201,104

DE

WHB/*05-F.

Blue whiting

Faroese waters (special condition to WHB/1X14)

9 097,540

9 096,867

0

99,99

0,673

DE

WHB/1X14

Blue whiting

Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

50 598,449

36 350,661

9 096,867

89,82

5 059,845

DE

WHG/2AC4.

Whiting

IV; Union waters of IIa

215,969

46,098

42,677

41,11

21,597

DE

WHG/56-14

Whiting

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

1,102

0

0

0

0,110

DK

COD/03AN.

Cod

Skagerrak

4 661,417

3 664,934

0

78,62

466,142

DK

COD/2A3AX4

Cod

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

7 362,970

2 717,950

3 400,624

83,10

736,297

DK

GHL/2A-C46

Greenland halibut

Union waters of IIa and IV, Union and international waters of Vb and VI

17,782

0

0

0

1,778

DK

HAD/2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa

1 395,232

293,436

891,345

84,92

139,523

DK

HAD/3A/BCD

Haddock

IIIa, Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

2 001,978

886,262

0

44,27

200,198

DK

HAD/5BC6A.

Haddock

Union and international waters of Vb and VIa

3,300

1,975

0

59,85

0,330

DK

HER/*04B.

Herring

IVc, VIId (special condition to HER/4CXB7D)

673,695

0

0

0

67,369

DK

HER/*04-C.

Herring

Union waters of IV (special condition to HER/03A.)

11 603,289

7 517,921

0

64,79

1 160,329

DK

HER/*25B-F

Herring

II, Vb north of 62° N (Faroese waters) (Special condition to HER/1/2-)

2 524,000

0

0

0

252,400

DK

HER/03A.

Herring

IIIa

15 289,590

3 241,059

7 517,921

70,37

1 528,959

DK

HER/03A-BC

Herring

IIIa

6 232,593

370,759

0

5,95

623,259

DK

HER/1/2-

Herring

Union, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

20 929,424

19 037,374

0

90,96

1 892,050

DK

HER/2A47DX

Herring

IV, VIId and Union waters of IIa

12 297,888

7 276,975

0

59,17

1 229,789

DK

HER/3D-R30

Herring

Union waters of Subdivisions 25-27, 28.2, 29 and 32

10 460,541

9 322,713

0

89,12

1 046,054

DK

HER/4AB.

Herring

Union and Norwegian waters of IV north of 53° 30′ N

100 839,390

92 119,820

3 728,955

95,05

4 990,615

DK

HER/4CXB7D

Herring

IVc, VIId

1 204,804

0

0

0

120,480

DK

HER/5B6ANB

Herring

Union and international waters of Vb, VIb and VIaN

0,958

0,250

0

26,04

0,096

DK

HKE/*03A.

Hake

IIIa (special condition to HKE/2AC4-C)

247,280

0

0

0

24,728

DK

HKE/2AC4-C

Hake

Union waters of IIa and IV

2 511,057

2 022,923

0

80,56

251,106

DK

HKE/3A/BCD

Hake

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

1 233,390

631,155

0

51,17

123,339

DK

HKE/571214

Hake

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

1,040

0,650

0

62,5

0,104

DK

HKE/8ABDE.

Hake

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

0,500

0,200

0

40

0,050

DK

JAX/*4BC7D

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IVb, IVc and VIId (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

464,305

0

0

0

46,430

DK

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

9 560,397

6 123,941

0

64,06

956,040

DK

LEZ/2AC4-C

Megrims

Union waters of IIa and IV

97,738

47,903

0

49,01

9,774

DK

NEP/2AC4-C

Norway lobster

Union waters of IIa and IV

1 128,441

539,145

0

47,78

112,844

DK

NEP/3A/BCD

Norway lobster

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

10 196,324

3 703,523

0

36,32

1 019,632

DK

OTH/*2A-14

Boarfish, whiting and mackerel

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

287,000

0

0

0

28,700

DK

PLE/03AN.

Plaice

Skagerrak

14 762,400

6 836,931

0

46,31

1 476,240

DK

PLE/03AS.

Plaice

Kattegat

2 294,900

700,128

0

30,51

229,490

DK

PLE/2A3AX4

Plaice

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

26 764,044

6 080,942

6 437,121

46,77

2 676,404

DK

PLE/3BCD-C

Plaice

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

5 659,700

1 681,646

0

29,71

565,970

DK

POK/2C3A4.

Saithe

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa

6 526,110

5 689,168

0

87,18

652,611

DK

POK/56-14

Saithe

VI; Union and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV

6,055

5,214

0

86,04

0,605

DK

SOL/24-C.

Common sole

Union waters of II and IV

671,003

432,267

0

64,42

67,100

DK

SOL/3A/BCD

Common sole

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

502,192

426,878

0

85,00

50,219

DK

SPR/3BCD-C

Sprat

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

30 088,206

27 118,464

0

90,13

2 969,742

DK

WHB/*05-F.

Blue whiting

Faroese waters (special condition to WHB/1X14)

5 411,260

0

0

0

541,126

DK

WHB/1X14

Blue whiting

Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

67 767,619

60 920,406

7,828

89,91

6 776,762

DK

WHG/2AC4.

Whiting

IV; Union waters of IIa

1 013,100

191,283

62,912

25,09

101,310

EE

BLI/5B67-

Blue ling

Union and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

18,800

0

0

0

1,880

EE

HER/03D.RG

Herring

Subdivision 28.1

14 822,468

13 772,460

0

92,92

1 050,008

EE

HER/3D-R30

Herring

Union waters of Subdivisions 25-27, 28.2, 29 and 32

24 198,194

21 380,208

0

88,35

2 419,819

EE

SPR/3BCD-C

Sprat

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

29 634,465

26 545,950

0

89,58

2 963,446

ES

ALF/3X14-

Alfonsinos

Union and international waters of III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

78,974

75,154

0

95,17

3,82

ES

ANE/08.

Anchovy

VIII

26 564,931

23 065,576

0

86,83

2 656,493

ES

ANF/8C3411

Anglerfish

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

3 364,445

1 672,291

0

49,70

336,444

ES

BLI/5B67-

Blue ling

Union and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

399,977

116,827

0

29,21

39,998

ES

BSF/56712-

Black scabbardfish

Union and international waters of V, VI, VII and XII

334,276

237,942

0

71,18

33,428

ES

BSF/8910-

Black scabbardfish

Union and international waters of VIII, IX and X

32,400

31,922

0

98,52

0,478

ES

GFB/*567-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of V, VI, VII (special condition to GFB/89-)

22,960

0

0

0

2,296

ES

GFB/*89-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of VIII and IX (special condition to GFB/567-)

55,888

0

0

0

5,589

ES

GFB/567-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of V, VI and VII

711,896

404,057

0

56,76

71,190

ES

GFB/89-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of VIII and IX

284,415

188,586

0

66,31

28,441

ES

GHL/2A-C46

Greenland halibut

Union waters of IIa and IV, Union and international waters of Vb and VI

70,000

39,198

0

56,00

7,000

ES

HAD/5BC6A.

Haddock

Union and international waters of Vb and VIa

39,620

28,125

0

70,99

3,962

ES

HER/1/2-

Herring

Union, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

34,325

0

0

0

3,432

ES

HKE/*57-14

Hake

VI and VII; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV (special condition to HKE/8ABDE.)

4 354,000

2 396,245

0

55,04

435,400

ES

HKE/*8ABDE

Hake

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe (special condition to HKE/571214)

3 512,300

0

0

0

351,230

ES

HKE/571214

Hake

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

23 181,367

16 938,608

0

73,07

2 318,137

ES

HKE/8ABDE.

Hake

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

15 484,410

10 674,975

2 396,245

84,42

1 548,441

ES

HKE/8C3411

Hake

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

7 875,670

6 098,486

0

77,43

787,567

ES

JAX/*08C2.

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

VIIIc (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

4 947,675

0

0

0

494,767

ES

JAX/08C.

Horse mackerel

VIIIc

13 570,801

12 213,721

0

90,00

1 357,080

ES

JAX/09.

Horse mackerel

IX

24 908,846

18 536,911

211,414

75,27

2 490,885

ES

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

7 955,575

1 407,994

0

17,70

795,557

ES

LEZ/07.

Megrims

VII

3 745,570

2 834,813

85,350

77,96

374,557

ES

LEZ/56-14

Megrims

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

710,396

335,759

0

47,26

71,040

ES

LEZ/8ABDE.

Megrims

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

632,454

584,930

0

92,49

47,524

ES

LEZ/8C3411

Megrims

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

1 125,080

755,945

0

67,19

112,508

ES

MAC/*08B.

Mackerel

VIIIb (special condition to MAC/8C3411)

3 543,520

278,708

0

7,87

354,352

ES

MAC/2CX14-

Mackerel

VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of IIa, XII and XIV

528,001

475,200

0

90,00

52,801

ES

MAC/8C3411

Mackerel

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

35 675,072

31 089,466

278,708

87,93

3 567,507

ES

NEP/*07U16

Norway lobster

Functional Unit 16 of ICES Subarea VII (special condition to NEP/07.)

80,000

57,986

0

72,48

8,000

ES

NEP/07.

Norway lobster

VII

1 406,421

15,633

57,986

5,23

140,642

ES

NEP/5BC6.

Norway lobster

VI; Union and international waters of Vb

349,625

0

0

0

34,962

ES

NEP/8ABDE.

Norway lobster

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

4,512

0,098

0

2,17

0,451

ES

POK/56-14

Saithe

VI; Union and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV

162,878

4,064

0

2,50

16,288

ES

RNG/5B67-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of Vb, VI and VII

256,060

231,169

0

90,28

24,891

ES

RNG/8X14-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

2 822,930

1 113,395

278,398

49,30

282,293

ES

SBR/*678-

Red seabream

Union and international waters of VI, VII and VIII (special condition to SBR/09-)

10,960

0

0

0

1,096

ES

SBR/09-

Red seabream

Union and international waters of IX

117,222

47,315

0

40,36

11,722

ES

SBR/10-

Red seabream

Union and international waters of X

5,569

0

0

0

0,557

ES

SBR/678-

Red seabream

Union and international waters of VI, VII and VIII

126,498

111,596

0

88,22

12,650

ES

SOL/8AB.

Common sole

VIIIa and VIIIb

8,524

8,392

0

98,50

0,132

ES

WHB/1X14

Blue whiting

Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

25 620,092

17,289

0

0,07

2 562,009

ES

WHB/8C3411

Blue whiting

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

46 158,862

26 008,734

0

56,35

4 615,886

ES

WHG/56-14

Whiting

VI, Union and international waters of Vb, international waters of XII and XIV

0,311

0

0

0

0,031

FI

HER/30/31.

Herring

Subdivisions 30-31

128 256,875

93 688,775

0

73,05

12 825,687

FI

HER/3D-R30

Herring

Union waters of Subdivisions 25-27, 28.2, 29 and 32

45 980,260

40 563,987

0

88,22

4 598,026

FR

ALF/3X14-

Alfonsinos

Union and international waters of III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

19,001

10,372

0

54,59

1,900

FR

ANE/08.

Anchovy

VIII

5 596,980

2 404,103

0

42,95

559,698

FR

ANF/8C3411

Anglerfish

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

58,777

7,960

0

13,54

5,878

FR

BLI/5B67-

Blue ling

Union and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

8 689,851

1 019,719

0

11,73

868,985

FR

BSF/56712-

Black scabbardfish

Union and international waters of V, VI, VII and XII

2 759,444

1 775,157

0

64,33

275,944

FR

BSF/8910-

Black scabbardfish

Union and international waters of VIII, IX and X

29,222

2,371

0

8,11

2,922

FR

COD/07A.

Cod

VIIa

7,112

0,201

0

2,83

0,711

FR

COD/07D.

Cod

VIId

1 860,381

91,881

0

4,94

186,038

FR

COD/2A3AX4

Cod

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

1 074,300

406,749

4,790

38,31

107,430

FR

COD/7XAD34

Cod

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

2 180,638

1 385,593

0

63,54

218,064

FR

GFB/*567-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of V, VI, VII (special condition to GFB/89-)

1,438

0

0

0

0,144

FR

GFB/*89-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of VIII and IX (special condition to GFB/567-)

56,158

0

0

0

5,616

FR

GFB/1012-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of X and XII

10,111

0

0

0

1,011

FR

GFB/1234-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of I, II, III and IV

10,111

1,572

0

15,55

1,011

FR

GFB/567-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of V, VI and VII

729,014

435,462

0

59,73

72,901

FR

GFB/89-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of VIII and IX

21,856

17,916

0

81,96

2,186

FR

GHL/2A-C46

Greenland halibut

Union waters of IIa and IV, Union and international waters of Vb and VI

474,421

231,937

0

48,89

47,442

FR

HAD/*2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa (Special condition to HAD/5BC6A.)

20,400

0

0

0

2,040

FR

HAD/2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa

831,397

142,736

0,717

17,25

83,140

FR

HAD/5BC6A.

Haddock

Union and international waters of Vb and VIa

245,418

68,344

0

27,85

24,542

FR

HAD/6B1214

Haddock

Union and international waters of VIb, XII and XIV

404,108

0

0

0

40,411

FR

HAD/7X7A34

Haddock

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

5 345,182

5 029,253

0

94,09

315,929

FR

HER/*04B.

Herring

IVc, VIId (special condition to HER/4CXB7D)

7 430,050

843,700

0

11,36

743,005

FR

HER/2A47DX

Herring

IV, VIId and Union waters of IIa

63,280

0

0

0

6,328

FR

HER/4AB.

Herring

Union and Norwegian waters of IV north of 53° 30′ N

18 569,499

17 673,505

0

95,17

895,994

FR

HER/4CXB7D

Herring

IVc, VIId

12 363,558

10 283,475

843,700

90,00

1 236,356

FR

HER/5B6ANB

Herring

Union and international waters of Vb, VIb and VIaN

6,282

0

0

0

0,628

FR

HER/7G-K.

Herring

VIIg, VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

552,995

0,032

0

0,01

55,299

FR

HKE/*03A.

Hake

IIIa (special condition to HKE/2AC4-C)

54,770

0

0

0

5,477

FR

HKE/*57-14

Hake

VI and VII; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV (special condition to HKE/8ABDE.)

7 890,510

0

0

0

789,051

FR

HKE/*8ABDE

Hake

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe (special condition to HKE/571214)

3 529,720

0

0

0

352,972

FR

HKE/2AC4-C

Hake

Union waters of IIa and IV

2 736,081

2 458,064

0

89,84

273,608

FR

HKE/571214

Hake

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

31 275,511

24 569,461

0

78,56

3 127,551

FR

HKE/8ABDE.

Hake

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

33 632,157

17 399,700

0

51,74

3 363,216

FR

HKE/8C3411

Hake

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

721,184

75,251

0

10,43

72,118

FR

JAX/*07D.

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

VIId (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

163,452

122,121

0

74,71

16,345

FR

JAX/*08C2

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

VIIIc (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

1 858,355

0

0

0

185,835

FR

JAX/*4BC7D

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IVb, IVc and VIId (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

206,466

0

0

0

20,647

FR

JAX/08C.

Horse mackerel

VIIIc

235,238

0,814

0

0,35

23,524

FR

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

6 665,783

4 422,335

122,121

68,18

666,578

FR

LEZ/*8ABDE.

Megrims

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe (special condition to LEZ/07.)

564,550

505,772

0

89,59

56,455

FR

LEZ/07.

Megrims

VII

5 723,092

3 835,498

505,772

75,86

572,309

FR

LEZ/2AC4-C

Megrims

Union waters of IIa and IV

39,678

38,717

0

97,57

0,961

FR

LEZ/56-14

Megrims

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

2 769,472

132,612

0

4,79

276,947

FR

LEZ/8ABDE.

Megrims

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

918,786

807,710

0

87,91

91,879

FR

LEZ/8C3411

Megrims

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

39,725

0,590

0

1,49

3,972

FR

MAC/*02AN-

Mackerel

Norwegian waters of IIa (special condition to MAC/2A34.)

271,000

0

0

0

27,100

FR

MAC/*08B.

Mackerel

VIIIb (special condition to MAC/8C3411)

23,120

0

0

0

2,312

FR

MAC/*2AN-

Mackerel

Norwegian waters of IIa (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

1 404,000

0

0

0

140,400

FR

MAC/*3A4BC

Mackerel

IIIa and IVbc (special condition to MAC/2A34.)

2 391,675

0

0

0

239,167

FR

MAC/*4A-EN

Mackerel

Union waters of IIa; Union and Norwegian waters of IVa. (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

11 536,875

3 788,366

0

32,84

1 153,687

FR

MAC/*8ABD.

Mackerel

VIIIa, VIIIb and VIIId (special condition to MAC/8C3411)

73,548

0

0

0

7,355

FR

MAC/*FRO1

Mackerel

Faroese waters (special condition to MAC/2A34.)

278,000

0

0

0

27,800

FR

MAC/*FRO2

Mackerel

Faroese waters (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

1 438,000

0

0

0

143,800

FR

MAC/2A34.

Mackerel

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32

2 379,480

2 141,551

0

90,00

237,948

FR

MAC/2CX14-

Mackerel

VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of IIa, XII and XIV

22 983,205

16 799,253

3 788,366

89,58

2 298,320

FR

MAC/8C3411

Mackerel

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

280,944

98,378

0

35,02

28,094

FR

NEP/*07U16

Norway lobster

Functional Unit 16 of ICES Subarea VII (special condition to NEP/07.)

525,560

0

0

0

52,556

FR

NEP/07.

Norway lobster

VII

6 688,635

416,602

0

6,23

668,863

FR

NEP/2AC4-C

Norway lobster

Union waters of IIa and IV

48,397

15,067

0

31,13

4,840

FR

NEP/5BC6.

Norway lobster

VI; Union and international waters of Vb

147,689

0

0

0

14,769

FR

NEP/8ABDE.

Norway lobster

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

4 324,883

3 433,404

0

79,39

432,488

FR

OTH/*07D.

Boarfish and whiting

VIId (special condition to JAX/*07D)

9,471

0

0

0

0,947

FR

OTH/*08C2

Boarfish and whiting

VIIIc (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

93,238

0

0

0

9,324

FR

OTH/*2A-14

Boarfish, whiting and mackerel

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV (special condition to JAX/2A-14)

1 186,466

0

0

0

118,647

FR

PLE/2A3AX4

Plaice

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

1 551,142

151,034

0,003

9,74

155,114

FR

PLE/7DE.

Plaice

VIId and VIIe

5 846,067

1 640,249

0

28,06

584,607

FR

POK/2C3A4.

Saithe

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa

20 534,739

10 871,729

0

52,94

2 053,474

FR

POK/56-14

Saithe

VI; Union and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV

6 041,636

4 008,413

0

66,35

604,164

FR

RNG/*5B67-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of Vb, VI and VII (special condition to RNG/8X14-)

9,911

0

0

0

0,991

FR

RNG/*8X14-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV (special condition to RNG/5B67-)

288,182

0

0

0

28,818

FR

RNG/5B67-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of Vb, VI and VII

2 881,820

115,195

3,660

4,12

288,182

FR

RNG/8X14-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

99,110

0

0,071

0,07

9,911

FR

SBR/678-

Red seabream

Union and international waters of VI, VII and VIII

19,483

16,321

0

83,78

1,948

FR

SOL/07D.

Common sole

VIId

1 805,544

1 177,566

0

65,22

180,554

FR

SOL/07E.

Common sole

VIIe

375,454

198,191

0

52,79

37,545

FR

SOL/24-C.

Common sole

Union waters of II and IV

734,086

392,970

0

53,53

73,409

FR

SOL/7FG.

Common sole

VIIf and VIIg

59,285

48,742

0

82,21

5,928

FR

SOL/8AB.

Common sole

VIIIa and VIIIb

3 249,369

2 953,308

0

90,89

296,061

FR

WHB/1X14

Blue whiting

Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

13 724,371

13 042,358

60,000

95,47

622,013

FR

WHG/2AC4.

Whiting

IV; Union waters of IIa

2 206,700

952,511

0

43,16

220,670

FR

WHG/56-14

Whiting

VI, Union and international waters of Vb, international waters of XII and XIV

28,713

3,365

0

11,72

2,871

FR

WHG/7X7A-C

Whiting

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

18 264,945

7 633,255

0

41,79

1 826,494

IE

BLI/5B67-

Blue ling

Union and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

33,446

0

0

0

3,345

IE

BSF/56712-

Black scabbardfish

Union and international waters of V, VI, VII and XII

0,113

0

0

0

0,011

IE

COD/07A.

Cod

VIIa

80,762

54,348

0

67,30

8,076

IE

COD/7XAD34

Cod

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

800,946

641,972

0

80,15

80,095

IE

GFB/567-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of V, VI and VII

84,753

6,293

0

7,43

8,475

IE

GHL/2A-C46

Greenland halibut

Union waters of IIa and IV, Union and international waters of Vb and VI

1,281

0

0

0

0,128

IE

HAD/5BC6A.

Haddock

Union and international waters of Vb and VIa

712,315

640,948

0

89,98

71,231

IE

HAD/6B1214

Haddock

Union and international waters of VIb, XII and XIV

555,387

500,023

0

90,03

55,364

IE

HAD/7X7A34

Haddock

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

1 732,225

1 684,398

0

97,24

47,827

IE

HER/07A/MM

Herring

VIIa

243,112

183,970

0

75,67

24,311

IE

HER/1/2-

Herring

Union, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

3 797,347

3 494,648

0

92,03

302,699

IE

HER/4AB.

Herring

Union and Norwegian waters of IV north of 53° 30′ N

998,839

867,644

0

86,87

99,884

IE

HER/5B6ANB

Herring

Union and international waters of Vb, VIb and VIaN

197,868

8,804

0

4,45

19,787

IE

HER/7G-K.

Herring

VIIg, VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

14 287,075

10 016,729

0

70,11

1 428,707

IE

HKE/571214

Hake

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

3 860,854

3 485,014

0

90,27

375,840

IE

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

26 542,565

23 920,233

0

90,12

2 622,332

IE

LEZ/07.

Megrims

VII

2 788,545

2 511,894

0

90,08

276,651

IE

LEZ/56-14

Megrims

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

794,483

694,169

0

87,37

79,448

IE

MAC/*2AN-

Mackerel

Norwegian waters of IIa (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

7 717,540

0

0

0

771,754

IE

MAC/*4A-EN

Mackerel

Union waters of IIa; Union and Norwegian waters of IVa. (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

57 276,470

35 957,335

0

62,78

5 727,647

IE

MAC/*FRO2

Mackerel

Faroese waters (special condition to MAC/2CX14-)

7 796,200

0

0

0

779,620

IE

NEP/*07U16

Norway lobster

Functional Unit 16 of ICES Subarea VII (special condition to NEP/07.)

2 198,377

1 978,701

0

90,01

219,676

IE

NEP/07.

Norway lobster

VII

10 118,508

6 076,547

1 978,701

79,61

1 011,851

IE

NEP/5BC6.

Norway lobster

VI; Union and international waters of Vb

246,452

122,004

0

49,50

24,645

IE

POK/56-14

Saithe

VI; Union and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV

376,884

171,148

0

45,41

37,688

IE

RNG/5B67-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of Vb, VI and VII

171,000

0,474

0

0,28

17,100

IE

RNG/8X14-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

4,550

0

0

0

0,455

IE

SOL/7FG.

Common sole

VIIf and VIIg

30,322

28,313

0

93,38

2,009

IE

WHB/1X14

Blue whiting

Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

49 510,435

44 560,167

0

90,00

4 951,043

IE

WHG/56-14

Whiting

VI, Union and international waters of Vb, international waters of XII and XIV

67,164

60,062

0

89,43

6,716

IE

WHG/7X7A-C

Whiting

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

8 012,821

6 334,887

0

79,06

801,282

LT

HER/3D-R30

Herring

Union waters of Subdivisions 25-27, 28.2, 29 and 32

6 469,141

4 036,885

0

62,40

646,914

LT

SPR/3BCD-C

Sprat

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

12 695,051

12 480,058

0

98,31

214,993

NL

COD/03AN.

Cod

Skagerrak

36,610

36,600

0

99,97

0,010

NL

COD/07D.

Cod

VIId

56,150

19,952

0

35,53

5,615

NL

COD/2A3AX4

Cod

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

799,900

604,729

13,518

77,29

79,990

NL

COD/7XAD34

Cod

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

0,163

0,100

0

62,50

0,016

NL

GFB/567-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of V, VI and VII

0,054

0

0

0

0,005

NL

GHL/2A-C46

Greenland halibut

Union waters of IIa and IV, Union and international waters of Vb and VI

1,600

0,360

0

22,50

0,160

NL

HAD/2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa

134,951

65,957

6,582

53,75

13,495

NL

HAD/3A/BCD

Haddock

IIIa, Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

20,412

20,056

0

98,27

0,356

NL

HAD/7X7A34

Haddock

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

12,400

11,590

0

93,47

0,810

NL

HER/1/2-

Herring

Union, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

6 262,318

5 464,566

581,641

96,55

216,111

NL

HER/2A47DX

Herring

IV, VIId and Union waters of IIa

112,622

15,492

0

13,76

11,262

NL

HER/4AB.

Herring

Union and Norwegian waters of IV north of 53° 30′ N

56 885,900

56 751,109

0

99,76

134,791

NL

HER/4CXB7D

Herring

IVc, VIId

26 594,672

12 744,372

12 883,22

96,36

967,080

NL

HER/5B6ANB

Herring

Union and international waters of Vb, VIb and VIaN

897,902

815,042

0

90,77

82,86

NL

HER/7G-K.

Herring

VIIg, VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

910,542

634,256

0

69,66

91,054

NL

HKE/2AC4-C

Hake

Union waters of IIa and IV

54,914

47,699

3,11

92,53

4,105

NL

HKE/571214

Hake

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

303,116

124,220

0

40,98

30,312

NL

HKE/8ABDE.

Hake

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

42,781

0

0

0

4,278

NL

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

26 027,115

14 319,321

2 298,337

63,85

2 602,711

NL

LEZ/2AC4-C

Megrims

Union waters of IIa and IV

25,200

3,653

0

14,50

2,520

NL

MAC/2A34.

Mackerel

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32

2 740,456

1 382,240

1 064,713

89,29

274,046

NL

MAC/2CX14-

Mackerel

VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of IIa, XII and XIV

41 027,009

22 347,471

17 131,121

96,23

1 548,417

NL

MAC/8C3411

Mackerel

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

20,210

0

0

0

2,021

NL

NEP/2AC4-C

Norway lobster

Union waters of IIa and IV

1 649,769

1 475,375

0

89,43

164,977

NL

PLE/03AN.

Plaice

Skagerrak

2 817,200

1 478,880

0

52,49

281,72

NL

PLE/07A.

Plaice

VIIa

9,949

0

0

0

0,995

NL

PLE/2A3AX4

Plaice

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

57 584,500

25 447,491

3 471,358

50,22

5 758,450

NL

PLE/7DE.

Plaice

VIId and VIIe

89,200

81,951

0

91,87

7,249

NL

POK/2C3A4.

Saithe

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa

209,943

188,634

0

89,85

20,994

NL

SOL/24-C.

Common sole

Union waters of II and IV

12 590,552

9 064,134

0

71,99

1 259,055

NL

SOL/3A/BCD

Common sole

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

37,470

31,212

0

83,30

3,747

NL

WHB/1X14

Blue whiting

Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

86 978,356

71 438,151

9 491,707

93,05

6 048,498

NL

WHG/2AC4.

Whiting

IV; Union waters of IIa

841,481

661,446

0,543

78,67

84,148

NL

WHG/7X7A-C

Whiting

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

682,434

613,475

0

89,90

68,243

PL

HER/3D-R30

Herring

Union waters of Subdivisions 25-27, 28.2, 29 and 32

50 907,880

39 631,024

0

77,85

5 090,788

PL

PLE/3BCD-C

Plaice

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

694,500

293,640

0

42,28

69,450

PL

SPR/3BCD-C

Sprat

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

75 783,185

69 971,317

0

92,33

5 811,868

PT

ANF/8C3411

Anglerfish

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

750,843

679,947

0

90,56

70,896

PT

BSF/8910-

Black scabbardfish

Union and international waters of VIII, IX and X

3 679,338

2 305,232

0

62,65

367,934

PT

GFB/1012-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of X and XII

44,990

17,779

0

39,52

4,499

PT

HER/1/2-

Herring

Union, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

4,160

0

0

0

0,416

PT

HKE/8C3411

Hake

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

2 892,411

1 754,359

0

60,65

289,241

PT

JAX/08C.

Horse mackerel

VIIIc

1 329,631

1 109,918

0

83,48

132,963

PT

JAX/09.

Horse mackerel

IX

55 921,246

25 120,174

528,805

45,87

5 592,125

PT

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

1,779

0

0

0

0,178

PT

MAC/8C3411

Mackerel

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

6 440,691

4 591,601

0

71,29

644,069

PT

SBR/10-

Red Seabream

Union and international waters of X

541,462

517,230

0

95,53

24,232

PT

WHB/8C3411

Blue whiting

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

11 013,035

4 337,122

0

39,38

1 101,303

SE

COD/03AN.

Cod

Skagerrak

821,024

556,518

0

67,78

82,102

SE

COD/2A3AX4

Cod

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

44,510

31,073

1,022

72,11

4,451

SE

HAD/2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa

162,308

12,967

0,022

8,00

16,231

SE

HAD/3A/BCD

Haddock

IIIa, Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

236,790

113,745

0

48,04

23,679

SE

HER/03A.

Herring

IIIa

29 881,622

18 731,090

10 155,375

96,67

995,157

SE

HER/03A-BC

Herring

IIIa

1 007,696

805,199

0

79,90

100,770

SE

HER/1/2-

Herring

Union, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

1 318,329

766,221

438,740

91,40

113,368

SE

HER/2A47DX

Herring

IV, VIId and Union waters of IIa

57,640

34,334

0

59,57

5,764

SE

HER/30/31.

Herring

Subdivisions 30-31

28 790,075

10 475,338

0

36,39

2 879,007

SE

HER/3D-R30

Herring

Union waters of Subdivisions 25-27, 28.2, 29 and 32

57 125,245

50 587,636

0

88,56

5 712,524

SE

HER/4AB.

Herring

Union and Norwegian waters of IV north of 53° 30′ N

7 497,641

7 491,728

5,265

99,99

0,648

SE

HKE/3A/BCD

Hake

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

289,458

53,415

0

18,45

28,946

SE

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

193,397

0

0

0

19,340

SE

MAC/2A34.

Mackerel

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32

3 930,161

2 903,805

990,771

99,09

35,585

SE

NEP/3A/BCD

Norway lobster

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

3 647,754

1 421,349

0

38,97

364,775

SE

PLE/03AN.

Plaice

Skagerrak

785,100

159,573

0

20,33

78,510

SE

PLE/03AS.

Plaice

Kattegat

257,500

95,596

0

37,12

25,750

SE

PLE/3BCD-C

Plaice

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

472,806

30,126

0

6,37

47,281

SE

POK/2C3A4.

Saithe

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa

605,268

437,201

0

72,23

60,527

SE

SOL/3A/BCD

Common sole

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

24,780

19,961

0

80,55

2,478

SE

SPR/3BCD-C

Sprat

Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

50 861,068

49 834,193

0

97,98

1 026,875

SE

WHB/1X14

Blue whiting

Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

219,664

138,524

0

63,06

21,966

SE

WHG/2AC4.

Whiting

IV; Union waters of IIa

13,200

4,533

0

34,34

1,320

UK

ALF/3X14-

Alfonsinos

Union and international waters of III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

9,110

0,432

0

4,74

0,911

UK

BLI/5B67-

Blue ling

Union and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

2 229,925

644,724

0

28,91

222,992

UK

BSF/56712-

Black scabbardfish

Union and international waters of V, VI, VII and XII

197,387

100,934

0

51,13

19,739

UK

COD/07A.

Cod

VIIa

55,560

40,950

0

73,70

5,556

UK

COD/07D.

Cod

VIId

258,679

47,676

0

18,43

25,868

UK

COD/2A3AX4

Cod

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

20 274,178

15 615,494

2 795,552

90,81

1 863,132

UK

COD/7XAD34

Cod

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

252,489

184,755

0

73,17

25,249

UK

GFB/567-

Greater forkbeard

Union and international waters of V, VI and VII

896,968

99,720

0

11,12

89,697

UK

GHL/2A-C46

Greenland halibut

Union waters of IIa and IV, Union and international waters of Vb and VI

964,387

147,878

0

15,33

96,439

UK

HAD/2AC4.

Haddock

IV; Union waters of IIa

27 924,370

20 374,564

5 101,061

91,23

2 448,745

UK

HAD/5BC6A.

Haddock

Union and international waters of Vb and VIa

3 348,692

2 463,833

0

73,58

334,869

UK

HAD/6B1214

Haddock

Union and international waters of VIb, XII and XIV

3 995,058

3 886,098

0

97,27

108,960

UK

HAD/7X7A34

Haddock

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

770,731

689,602

0

89,47

77,073

UK

HER/07A/MM

Herring

VIIa

4 090,526

3 695,960

0

90,35

394,566

UK

HER/1/2-

Herring

Union, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

4 560,869

4 421,770

0

96,95

139,099

UK

HER/4AB.

Herring

Union and Norwegian waters of IV north of 53° 30′ N

68 719,392

66 524,581

1 293,016

98,69

901,795

UK

HER/4CXB7D

Herring

IVc, VIId

4 303,151

2 492,047

1 786,300

99,42

24,804

UK

HER/5B6ANB

Herring

Union and international waters of Vb, VIb and VIaN

3 606,810

3 356,220

0

93,05

250,590

UK

HER/7G-K.

Herring

VIIg, VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

380,500

66,632

0

17,51

38,050

UK

HKE/2AC4-C

Hake

Union waters of IIa and IV

6 797,189

6 129,105

0

90,17

668,084

UK

HKE/571214

Hake

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

8 648,506

6 408,658

8,482

74,20

864,851

UK

JAX/2A-14

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Union waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

3 791,522

912,428

409,000

34,85

379,152

UK

LEZ/07.

Megrims

VII

3 059,956

2 664,462

0

87,08

305,995

UK

LEZ/2AC4-C

Megrims

Union waters of IIa and IV

2 743,685

1 174,057

0

42,79

274,368

UK

LEZ/56-14

Megrims

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

1 959,246

754,840

0

38,53

195,925

UK

MAC/2A34.

Mackerel

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32

3 991,428

3 588,768

333,952

98,28

68,708

UK

NEP/07.

Norway lobster

VII

9 483,155

6 290,627

340,019

69,92

948,315

UK

NEP/2AC4-C

Norway lobster

Union waters of IIa and IV

16 153,130

11 949,933

0

73,98

1 615,313

UK

NEP/5BC6.

Norway lobster

VI; Union and international waters of Vb

17 474,623

11 580,543

0

66,27

1 747,462

UK

PLE/2A3AX4

Plaice

IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

32 213,647

13 978,322

983,846

46,45

3 221,365

UK

PLE/7DE.

Plaice

VIId and VIIe

2 741,096

2 407,296

0

87,82

274,110

UK

POK/2C3A4.

Saithe

IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa

11 004,725

8 673,945

0

78,82

1 100,472

UK

POK/56-14

Saithe

VI; Union and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV

3 258,975

2 640,610

0

81,03

325,897

UK

RNG/5B67-

Roundnose grenadier

Union and international waters of Vb, VI and VII

169,640

7,942

1,469

5,55

16,964

UK

SOL/07D.

Common sole

VIId

394,216

342,741

0

86,94

39,422

UK

SOL/07E.

Common sole

VIIe

804,826

737,606

0

91,65

67,220

UK

SOL/24-C.

Common sole

Union waters of II and IV

939,830

510,842

0

54,35

93,983

UK

SOL/7FG.

Common sole

VIIf and VIIg

172,304

149,215

0

86,60

17,230

UK

WHB/1X14

Blue whiting

Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

73 710,920

66 385,653

0

90,06

7 325,267

UK

WHG/2AC4.

Whiting

IV; Union waters of IIa

10 578,237

8 541,792

674,458

87,12

1 057,824

UK

WHG/56-14

Whiting

VI, Union and international waters of Vb, international waters of XII and XIV

124,595

124,535

0

99,95

0,060

UK

WHG/7X7A-C

Whiting

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

2 116,262

959,986

0

45,36

211,626


(1)  Quotas available to a Member State pursuant to the relevant fishing opportunities Regulations after taking into account exchanges of fishing opportunities in accordance with Article 16(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 354, 28.12.2013, p. 22), quota transfers from 2016 to 2017 in accordance with Article 4(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 (OJ L 115, 9.5.1996, p. 3), with Article 5a of Council Regulation (EU) No 1221/2014 (OJ L 330, 15.11.2014, p. 16), with Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 or reallocation and deduction of fishing opportunities in accordance with Articles 37 and 105 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 (OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1).

(2)  Special condition set out in the Annexes of the relevant fishing opportunities Regulations.


9.10.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 253/36


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/1497

of 8 October 2018

amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards food category 17 and the use of food additives in food supplements

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 on food additives (1), and in particular Article 10(3) thereof,

Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a common authorisation procedure for food additives, food enzymes and food flavourings (2), and in particular Article 7(5) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 lays down a Union list of food additives approved for use in food and their conditions of use.

(2)

Only food additives included in the Union list in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 may be placed on the market as such and used in foods under the conditions of use specified therein.

(3)

That list may be updated in accordance with the common procedure referred to in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008, either on the initiative of the Commission or following an application.

(4)

The Union list includes food additives which are listed on the basis of the categories of food to which they may be added. In Part D of that list, food category 17 covers food supplements as defined in Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) excluding food supplements for infants and young children. Food category 17 includes three subcategories: 17.1 ‘Food supplements supplied in a solid form including capsules and tablets and similar forms, excluding chewable forms’, 17.2 ‘Food supplements supplied in a liquid form’ and 17.3 ‘Food supplements supplied in a syrup-type or chewable form’. Part E of the Union list sets out the authorised additives for each of these subcategories and their conditions of use.

(5)

It followed from the discussions with Member States (at the Working Party of Governmental Experts on Additives) that there are difficulties with the implementation of Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 on food additives, in particular for food subcategory 17.3 ‘Food supplements supplied in a syrup-type or chewable form’. This classification has led to misinterpretation and in order to avoid it, syrup- and chewable-forms should be categorised as liquid and solid forms, respectively.

(6)

Therefore, it is appropriate to delete food subcategory 17.3 and to reword the titles of food subcategories 17.1 and 17.2 to ‘Food supplements supplied in a solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children’ and ‘Food supplements supplied in a liquid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children’ respectively. This will better reflect which products are covered by/included in each of the food subcategories. As a result of the deletion of food subcategory 17.3 food additives' entries which were included in that food subcategory should be transferred to either food subcategory 17.1 or 17.2 to ensure that there is transparency and legal certainty regarding the use of food additives in those foods. For clarity and enforcement purposes also the title of food category 17 should be amended to ‘Food supplements as defined in Directive 2002/46/EC’.

(7)

It also followed from the discussions with Member States that it should be clarified whether a maximum (use) level for the food additives in food category 17 applies to the food as marketed or to the food ready for consumption. Therefore, an introduction section should be included referring to certain food additives authorised in that food category. This is in line with the previous entries of those food additives within the Directives of the European Parliament and of the Council 94/35/EC (4), 94/36/EC (5) and 95/2/EC (6).

(8)

Pursuant to Article 3(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1331/2008, the Commission has to seek the opinion of the European Food Safety Authority (‘the Authority’) in order to update the Union list of food additives set out in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008, except where such update is not liable to have an effect on human health. Since the Union list is amended to provide clarification to the current authorised uses of additives, it constitutes an update of that list which is not liable to have an effect on human health. Therefore, it is not necessary to seek the opinion of the Authority.

(9)

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(10)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 8 October 2018.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 16.

(2)  OJ L 354, 31.12.2008, p. 1.

(3)  Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 10 June 2002 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to food supplements (OJ L 183, 12.7.2002, p. 51).

(4)  European Parliament and Council Directive 94/35/EC of 30 June 1994 on sweeteners for use in foodstuffs (OJ L 237, 10.9.1994, p. 3).

(5)  European Parliament and Council Directive 94/36/EC of 30 June 1994 on colours for use in foodstuffs (OJ L 237, 10.9.1994, p. 13).

(6)  European Parliament and Council Directive 95/2/EC of 20 February 1995 on food additives other than colours and sweeteners (OJ L 61, 18.3.1995, p. 1).


ANNEX

Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1333/2008 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Part D, the entries for food category 17. ‘Food supplements as defined in Directive 2002/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council excluding food supplements for infants and young children’ are replaced by the following:

17.

Food supplements as defined in Directive 2002/46/EC

17.1

Food supplements supplied in a solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children

17.2

Food supplements supplied in a liquid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children’

(2)

Part E is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for food category 17. ‘Food supplements as defined in Directive 2002/46/EC excluding food supplements for infants and young children’ is replaced as follows:

17.

Food supplements as defined in Directive 2002/46/EC

 

INTRODUCTION PART, APPLIES TO ALL SUBCATEGORIES

 

The maximum levels of use indicated for colours, polyols, sweeteners, and E 200-213, E 338-452, E 405, E 416, E 426, E 432-436, E 459, E 468, E 473-475, E 491-495, E 551-553, E 901-904, E 961, E 1201-1204, E 1505 and E 1521 refer to the food supplements ready for consumption prepared following the instructions of use provided by the manufacturer.

The dilution factor for those food supplements that have to be diluted or dissolved has to be communicated together with the instructions of use.’

(b)

the entry for food subcategory 17.1 is amended as follows:

(i)

the title is replaced by the following:

‘17.1

Food supplements supplied in a solid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children’

(ii)

all the entries therein are replaced by the following entries, inserted in their numerical order:

 

‘Group I

Additives

 

 

E 410, E 412, E 415, E 417 and E 425 may not be used to produce dehydrated food supplements intended to rehydrate on ingestion

 

Group II

Colours at quantum satis

quantum satis

 

Period of application: until 31 July 2014

 

Group II

Colours at quantum satis

quantum satis

(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

 

Group III

Colours with combined maximum limit

300

 

Period of application: until 31 July 2014

 

Group III

Colours with combined maximum limit

300

(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

 

Group IV

Polyols

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 104

Quinoline Yellow

35

(61)

Period of application: from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014

 

E 104

Quinoline Yellow

35

(61)(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 104

Quinoline Yellow

10

(61)

Period of application: from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014

 

E 104

Quinoline Yellow

10

(61)(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 110

Sunset Yellow FCF/Orange Yellow S

10

(61)

Period of application: from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014

 

E 110

Sunset Yellow FCF/Orange Yellow S

10

(61)(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

 

E 124

Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A

35

(61)

Period of application: from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014

 

E 124

Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A

35

(61)(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 124

Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A

10

(61)

Period of application: from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014

 

E 124

Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A

10

(61)(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 160d

Lycopene

30

 

 

 

E 200-213

Sorbic acid — sorbates; Benzoic acid — benzoates

1 000

(1) (2)

only food supplements in dried form and containing preparations of vitamin A and of combinations of vitamins A and D, except in chewable form

 

E 310-321

Propyl gallate, TBHQ, BHA and BHT

400

(1)

 

 

E 338-452

Phosphoric acid — phosphates — di-, tri- and polyphosphates

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 392

Extracts of rosemary

400

(46)

 

 

E 405

Propane-1, 2-diol alginate

1 000

 

 

 

E 416

Karaya gum

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 426

Soybean hemicellulose

1 500

 

 

 

E 432-436

Polysorbates

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 459

Beta-cyclodextrin

quantum satis

 

only food supplements in tablet and coated tablet form

 

E 468

Cross-linked sodium carboxy methyl cellulose

30 000

 

except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 473-474

Sucrose esters of fatty acids — sucroglycerides

quantum satis

(1)

 

 

E 475

Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 491-495

Sorbitan esters

quantum satis

(1)

 

 

E 551-559

Silicon dioxide — silicates

quantum satis

 

Period of application: until 31 January 2014

 

E 551-553

Silicon dioxide — silicates

quantum satis

 

Period of application: from 1 February 2014

 

E 900

Dimethyl polysiloxane

10

(91)

only food supplements in effervescent tablet form

 

E 901

Beeswax, white and yellow

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 902

Candelilla wax

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 903

Carnauba wax

200

 

 

 

E 904

Shellac

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 950

Acesulfame K

500

 

 

 

E 950

Acesulfame K

2 000

 

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 951

Aspartame

2 000

 

 

 

E 951

Aspartame

5 500

 

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 952

Cyclamic acid and its Na and Ca salts

500

(51)

 

 

E 952

Cyclamic acid and its Na and Ca salts

1 250

(51)

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 954

Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts

500

(52)

 

 

E 954

Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts

1 200

(52)

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 955

Sucralose

800

 

 

 

E 955

Sucralose

2 400

 

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 957

Thaumatin

400

 

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 959

Neohesperidine DC

100

 

 

 

E 959

Neohesperidine DC

400

 

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 960

Steviol glycosides

670

(60)

 

 

E 960

Steviol glycosides

1 800

(60)

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 961

Neotame

60

 

 

 

E 961

Neotame

185

 

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 961

Neotame

2

 

only as flavour enhancer, except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 961

Neotame

2

 

only vitamins and/or mineral based food supplements in chewable form, as a flavour enhancer

 

E 962

Salt of aspartame-acesulfame

500

(11)a (49) (50)

 

 

E 962

Salt of aspartame-acesulfame

2 000

(11)a (49) (50)

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 969

Advantame

20

 

 

 

E 969

Advantame

55

 

only food supplements in chewable form

 

E 1201

Polyvinylpyrrolidone

quantum satis

 

only food supplements in tablet and coated tablet form

 

E 1202

Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone

quantum satis

 

only food supplements in tablet and coated tablet form

 

E 1203

Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)

18 000

 

only food supplements in capsule and tablet form

 

E 1204

Pullulan

quantum satis

 

only food supplements in capsule and tablet form

 

E 1205

Basic methacrylate copolymer

100 000

 

except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 1206

Neutral methacrylate copolymer

200 000

 

except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 1207

Anionic methacrylate copolymer

100 000

 

except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 1208

Polyvinylpyrrolidone-vinyl acetate copolymer

100 000

 

except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 1209

Polyvinyl alcohol-polyethylene glycol-graft-co-polymer

100 000

 

except food supplements in chewable form

 

E 1505

Triethyl citrate

3 500

 

only food supplements in capsule and tablet form

 

E 1521

Polyethylene glycol

10 000

 

only food supplements in capsule and tablet form’

(c)

the entry for food subcategory 17.2 is amended as follows:

(i)

the title is replaced by the following:

‘17.2

Food supplements supplied in a liquid form, excluding food supplements for infants and young children’

(ii)

all the entries therein are replaced by the following entries, inserted in their numerical order:

 

‘Group I

Additives

 

 

 

 

Group II

Colours at quantum satis

quantum satis

 

 

 

Group II

Colours at quantum satis

quantum satis

 

Period of application: until 31 July 2014

 

Group II

Colours at quantum satis

quantum satis

(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

only food supplements in syrup form

 

Group III

Colours with combined maximum limit

100

 

 

 

Group IV

Polyols

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 104

Quinoline Yellow

10

(61)

Period of application: from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014

 

E 104

Quinoline Yellow

10

(61)(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

 

E 110

Sunset Yellow FCF/Orange Yellow S

10

(61)

Period of application: from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014

 

E 110

Sunset Yellow FCF/Orange Yellow S

10

(61)(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

 

E 124

Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A

10

(61)

Period of application: from 1 January 2014 to 31 July 2014

 

E 124

Ponceau 4R, Cochineal Red A

10

(61)(69)

Period of application: from 1 August 2014

 

E 160d

Lycopene

30

 

 

 

E 200-213

Sorbic acid — sorbates; Benzoic acid — benzoates

2 000

(1) (2)

except food supplements in syrup form

 

E 310-321

Propyl gallate, TBHQ, BHA and BHT

400

(1)

 

 

E 338-452

Phosphoric acid — phosphates — di-, tri- and polyphosphates

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 392

Extracts of rosemary

400

(46)

 

 

E 405

Propane-1, 2-diol alginate

1 000

 

 

 

E 416

Karaya gum

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 426

Soybean hemicellulose

1 500

 

 

 

E 432-436

Polysorbates

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 473-474

Sucrose esters of fatty acids — sucroglycerides

quantum satis

(1)

 

 

E 475

Polyglycerol esters of fatty acids

quantum satis

 

 

 

E 491-495

Sorbitan esters

quantum satis

(1)

 

 

E 551-559

Silicon dioxide — silicates

quantum satis

 

Period of application: until 31 January 2014

 

E 551-553

Silicon dioxide — silicates

quantum satis

 

Period of application: from 1 February 2014

 

E 950

Acesulfame K

350

 

 

 

E 950

Acesulfame K

2 000

 

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 951

Aspartame

600

 

 

 

E 951

Aspartame

5 500

 

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 952

Cyclamic acid and its Na and Ca salts

400

(51)

 

 

E 952

Cyclamic acid and its Na and Ca salts

1 250

(51)

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 954

Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts

80

(52)

 

 

E 954

Saccharin and its Na, K and Ca salts

1 200

(52)

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 955

Sucralose

240

 

 

 

E 955

Sucralose

2 400

 

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 957

Thaumatin

400

 

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 959

Neohesperidine DC

50

 

 

 

E 959

Neohesperidine DC

400

 

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 960

Steviol glycosides

200

(60)

 

 

E 960

Steviol glycosides

1 800

(60)

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 961

Neotame

20

 

 

 

E 961

Neotame

185

 

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 961

Neotame

2

 

only as flavour enhancer, except food supplements in syrup form

 

E 961

Neotame

2

 

only vitamins and/or mineral based food supplements in syrup form, as a flavour enhancer

 

E 962

Salt of aspartame-acesulfame

350

(11)a (49) (50)

 

 

E 962

Salt of aspartame-acesulfame

2 000

(11)a (49) (50)

only food supplements in syrup form

 

E 969

Advantame

6

 

 

 

E 969

Advantame

55

 

only food supplements in syrup form’


DECISIONS

9.10.2018   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 253/45


COMMISSION DECISION (EU) 2018/1498

of 21 December 2017

on the State aid and the measures SA.38613 (2016/C) (ex 2015/NN) implemented by Italy for Ilva SpA in Amministrazione Straordinaria

(notified under document C(2017) 8391)

(Only the Italian text is authentic)

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 108(2) thereof,

Having regard to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and in particular Article 62(1)(a) thereof,

Having called on interested parties to submit their comments pursuant to the provision cited above (1), and having regard to their comments,

Whereas:

1.   PROCEDURE

(1)

Following two formal complaints on 11 and 14 April 2014 by competitors (who wish their identities not to be disclosed), the Commission opened a preliminary investigation regarding alleged support measures in favour of Italian steelmaker Ilva SpA in Amministrazione Straordinaria (‘Ilva’). Wirtschaftsvereinigung Stahl (the German Steel Federation — ‘WV Stahl’) and Eurofer (the European Steel Association) also submitted formal complaints on 10 April 2015 and 24 June 2015, respectively. These complainants were supported on 25 June 2015 by the British Steel Association.

(2)

By letter dated 20 January 2016, the Commission informed Italy that it had decided to initiate the procedure laid down in Article 108(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (hereafter, ‘TFEU’) in respect of four support measures granted in favour of Ilva. By letter dated 13 May 2016, the Commission informed Italy of the extension of this procedure to a fifth support measure.

(3)

The Commission decision to initiate the formal investigation procedure (hereafter, ‘the Opening Decision’) and the Commission decision to extend this procedure to a fifth measure (hereafter, ‘the Extension Decision’) were both published in the Official Journal of the European Union (2). The Commission invited interested parties to submit their comments on the measures.

(4)

Italy submitted comments on the Opening and Extension Decisions by letters of 3 March and 26 July 2016.

(5)

The Commission also received comments from interested parties. It forwarded them to Italy, which was given the opportunity to react. Its comments were received by letter of 29 July 2016.

(6)

The Commission requested additional information from Italy by letters of 24 February 2016, 4 May 2016, 30 September 2016, 1 February 2017 and 8 September 2017. Italy replied to these requests for information, respectively, on 10 March 2016, 13 May 2016, 8 November 2016, 10 March 2017 and 16 October 2017.

(7)

Having been informed of Italy's decision to offer Ilva's assets for sale, the Commission asked Italy to appoint an independent monitoring trustee, whose role has been to report to the Commission on the organisation and implementation of the sale process. The monitoring trustee sent reports to the Commission on 15 June 2016, 3 October 2016, 13 and 14 December 2016, 1 February 2017, 22 February 2017, 30 June 2017 and submitted his final report on the sale process on 20 July 2017. The Italian authorities also informed the Commission of the result of tender process by letter of 7 June 2017 and submitted further information concerning the sale process on 24 July 2017.

2.   DESCRIPTION

2.1.   The beneficiary

(8)

Ilva is one of Europe's largest steelmakers, operating in the production, processing and sale of carbon steel products, inter alia, by managing industrial establishments of national strategic interest as defined in Article 1 of Law Decree No 207 of 3 December 2012, converted with amendments by Law No 231 of 24 December 2012 (‘Law Decree No 207/2012’). It has been owned by the Riva family since 1996 and previously under the control of the Italian State through the Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale (‘IRI’). By 2016, Ilva was employing around 14 000 people overall, of which around 11 000 employees in its main production site in Taranto (Apulia Region). Ilva has also other production units in Italy and commercial sites in France, Tunisia, and Greece.

(9)

Ilva produces carbon steel products included in the list of products, which defines the steel sector as provided in Annex IV to the Guidelines on regional State aid for 2014-2020, points (a) to (e) (3).

(10)

With […] (*1) tonnes annual production capacity, Ilva's plant in Taranto accounts for ca. 9,8 % of Union total production capacity for carbon steel (4). Under the current extraordinary administration and environmental constraints, Ilva has been running at […] of its nominal capacity (three furnaces working out of five). It produced 5,8 million tonnes of carbon steel in 2016 (5), accounting for ca. 65 % of Italian and ca. 7 % of Union carbon steel production. Ilva sells primarily in Italy ([…]), then in other European ([…]) and third countries ([…]) (6).

(11)

The Taranto area where Ilva operates its main production site is heavily polluted. Tests have shown heavy pollution of the air, soil, surface and ground waters both at the Ilva site and in nearby inhabited areas of the city of Taranto, with serious consequences for human health and the environment (7). Ilva as well as its main shareholders and former management have been indicted in Italy for alleged environmental disaster (8). Ilva is also at the centre of an infringement procedure opened by the Commission against Italy (9). Following two letters of formal notice (10), on 16 October 2014 the Commission sent its reasoned opinion (‘the Reasoned Opinion’) to Italy for breach of Directive 2008/1/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (11) and Directive 2010/75/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (12), which set rules for Member States in granting environmental permits to industrial installations.

(12)

In the midst of this environmental issue, Ilva's former management had to step aside from running the company and was replaced in June 2013 by a government-appointed Extraordinary Commissioner (13). The Extraordinary Commissioner's mandate was to guarantee the continuation of the industrial activity while using the company's resources to cover the costs of the health and environmental damages caused by past breaches of Ilva's environmental permit. In this context, the Council of Ministers approved on 14 March 2014 an ‘Environmental Plan’ designed to prevent pollution and upgrade the plant in compliance with the environmental permit (14). According to this plan, in 2014 the total cost of the investments needed to bring the Taranto plant in line with the requirements of the environmental permit was EUR […].

(13)

Considering Ilva's increasingly fragile financial situation, on 5 January 2015, the Italian Government adopted Law Decree No 1/2015, by which it introduced an ad hoc insolvency procedure for Ilva. This ad hoc procedure was modelled on the so-called Marzano law, a special insolvency law organising the extraordinary administration of large undertakings in difficulty that are entrusted with essential public services. As a result, the Court of Milan declared Ilva insolvent on 30 January 2015 (15). The total debt indicated in the declaration of insolvency was EUR 2,9 billion. The Government appointed three Extraordinary Commissioners for the management of the company. Law Decree No 1/2015 was converted into Law No 20/2015 on 3 March 2015, with amendments (16).

(14)

On 4 December 2015, the Italian authorities informed the Commission of the adoption on the same day of Law Decree No 191/2015 entitled ‘Disposizioni urgenti per la cessione a terzi dei complessi aziendali del Gruppo Ilva’. The Law Decree was converted into Law No 13/2016 on 1 February 2016 with modifications (17). Article 1 of the Law Decree provides for the sale of Ilva's assets through a transparent and non-discriminatory public procedure by 30 June 2016 to ensure discontinuity with the previous company. On 5 January 2016, Ilva's Extraordinary Commissioners published a call for expressions of interest in relation to the transfer of businesses owned by Ilva and other companies of the same group. 25 interested parties were accepted to the preliminary due diligence phase, following which acquisition consortia were formed for the submission of formal offers by 30 June 2016. On 30 June 2016, two bidders were accepted to the final phase of the tender process: (i) a consortium led by the global steel company ArcelorMittal, in addition to the Italian steel producer Marcegaglia and the bank Intesa Sanpaolo as members (‘the AM Consortium’); and (ii) the so-called AcciaItalia consortium (‘the AcciaItalia Consortium’) formed, inter alia, by the Italian steelmaker Arvedi, the Indian steel company Jindal Steel and the State-owned investment bank Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (‘CDP’).

(15)

The sale process encountered some delays. At the end, on 26 May 2017, Ilva's Commissioners recommended to award Ilva's assets to the AM Consortium, who offered a price of EUR 1,8 billion (18). This recommendation was followed by the Minister of Economic Development, who issued the final adjudication decree in favour of the AM Consortium on 5 June 2017 (19). The closing of the transaction is still pending merger clearance by the Commission. In this respect, on 21 September 2017 the AM Consortium notified the transaction to the Commission, which on 8 November 2017 decided to open an in-depth investigation (20).

2.2.   The measures under assessment

(16)

The Italian authorities have adopted and amended various measures to support Ilva. This Decision concerns the five measures that have been subject to the Opening and Extension Decisions:

(a)

measure 1: the transfer of the assets seized during criminal proceedings against Ilva's previous owners;

(b)

measure 2: the law on pre-deductible loans as applied to a private EUR 250 million loan;

(c)

measure 3: the State guarantee on a EUR 400 million loan;

(d)

measure 4: the settlement agreement with Fintecna;

(e)

measure 5: the EUR 300 million State loan.

2.2.1.   Measure 1: the transfer of the assets seized during criminal proceedings against Ilva's previous owners

(17)

Some members of the Riva family previously involved in the management of Ilva have been indicted before the Italian courts for various fraud-related offenses. In May 2013, the national judge seized (sequestro preventivo) EUR […] in liquid assets owned by the Riva family (‘the Riva assets’), pending criminal proceedings against them.

(18)

Under general criminal procedural law in Italy, assets seized in the context of criminal proceedings must be transferred to the so-called Justice Fund (Fondo Unico di Giustizia), a fund of the Italian Ministry of Justice that has the role of ‘custodian’ (custode ex lege) until the criminal proceedings come to an end. The management of the fund is ensured by Equitalia Giustizia SpA (‘Equitalia’) (21). According to Equitalia's investment mandate, liquid assets held by the Fondo Unico di Giustizia may only be deposited on current accounts showing adequate levels of solidity and reliability, or be invested in Italian State bonds (22). Throughout court proceedings, the seized amounts keep belonging to the original owners, who cannot dispose of them.

(19)

In the case of the Riva assets, Article 3, paragraph 1, of Law Decree No 1/2015 introduced an ad hoc provision, by which these assets could be transferred to Ilva before the end of the criminal proceedings (23). Pursuant to this provision, the transfer had to take place under specific terms and conditions. Ilva would first issue bonds amounting to the value of the Riva assets. The Fondo Unico di Giustizia would then use the Riva assets under its custody to subscribe to these bonds. As a result, Ilva's bonds would replace the Riva assets in the accounts of the Fondo Unico di Giustizia as collateral in the context of the pending criminal proceedings. The same Law Decree specified that money received by Ilva following this transfer had to be earmarked for the implementation of its Environmental Plan.

(20)

On 11 May 2015, by means of a judicial decree (Decreto di Trasferimento), the national judge ordered the transfer of the Riva assets. However, the transfer to the Fondo Unico di Giustizia could not take place because the Riva assets were kept by the Riva family on bank accounts located outside of Italy (24), and the foreign courts having jurisdiction on these accounts consistently refused to transfer the assets to Italy (25).

(21)

The situation unlocked when, in December 2016, the Riva family and Ilva reached a settlement agreement, by which the concerned members of the Riva family gave their consent to making the Riva assets held by them on their foreign bank accounts definitely available to Ilva in the legal form provided for by Article 3, paragraph 1, of Law Decree No 1/2015. […]. According to the Italian authorities, Ilva's damage claims against the Riva family could have reached ca. EUR […]. In addition to the EUR 1,1 billion which were object of the seizure and earmarked by law for the Environmental Plan, the Riva family also agreed to make available to Ilva a further amount of EUR 145 million in order to support its business operations. As a result of this settlement agreement, the Riva assets were repatriated to Italy (26) and transferred to the Fondo Unico di Giustizia, which on 13 and 22 June 2017 subscribed in total to EUR […] of bonds newly issued by Ilva.

2.2.2.   Measure 2: the law on pre-deductible loans

(22)

According to the press, in May 2014 Ilva was facing difficulties in paying salaries and suppliers (27). The press reported that banks appeared reluctant to grant any bridge loan to cover the company's liquidity needs (28). It also appears that throughout 2014 the Italian authorities (in particular via the Ministry of Economic Development and the regional authorities of Puglia) were fully involved in the meetings and discussions with financial institutions regarding the granting of such loan (29).

(23)

On 11 August 2014, Italy amended Article 12, paragraph 5, of Law Decree No 101/2013 so that loans granted to undertakings of strategic national interest placed under extraordinary administration for the implementation of environmental and health remediation plans are exceptionally qualified as pre-deductible (30). Pre-deductible loans are granted a privilege of prior recovery in the liquidation mass of an insolvent undertaking, with priority over other loans and liabilities from creditors of the undertaking. Ilva's situation corresponded to the definition set out in the law and, accordingly, loans to Ilva could henceforth be qualified as pre-deductible (31).

(24)

A month after this amendment to the Law, on 11 September 2014, three private banks agreed to provide a EUR 250 million loan to Ilva (32). At its expiry on 28 February 2015, Ilva did not reimburse the loan.

2.2.3.   Measure 3: the State guarantee on a EUR 400 million loan

(25)

Article 3, paragraph 1ter of Law Decree No 1/2015 allowed Ilva to negotiate with interested banks a EUR 400 million pre-deductible loan secured by a State guarantee. The loan was to be used for the implementation of Ilva's Environmental Plan (33).

(26)

By means of a Decree, on 30 April 2015 the Minister of Economy and Finance issued the State guarantee with a premium of 3,12 % per year.

(27)

Following the issuance of the State guarantee, on 27 May 2015, three financing institutions agreed to grant a loan of EUR 400 million to Ilva, broken down as follows: EUR 330 million from CDP, EUR 50 million from Intesa Sanpaolo, and EUR 20 million from Banco Popolare. Intesa Sanpaolo and Banco Popolare are the same two private banks, which were involved in measure 2.

(28)

The EUR 400 million loan was disbursed in four successive instalments of EUR 100 million, respectively on 10 June, 9 October, 10 December and 28 December 2015. It bears interest at annual Euribor 6 months + […] payable per semester and it is due to be reimbursed […] after disbursement with an initial […] grace period.

2.2.4.   Measure 4: the settlement agreement with Fintecna

(29)

During Ilva's privatisation in 1995, the State-owned IRI agreed under Article 17.7 of the privatisation contract to guarantee future claims for environmental damages that occurred before the privatisation up to LIT […], plus interests (i.e. around EUR […] at that time and EUR […], excluding interests, or EUR […], including interests, on 31 December 2014). The privatisation contract set the final deadline for the quantification of these environmental damages at 31 December 1996. On 16 April 1996, IRI launched an arbitration procedure concerning the sale price. This procedure was concluded in 2000 without settling the dispute over the environmental responsibility. On 6 May 1996, Ilva started a parallel arbitration procedure on the environmental responsibility, which however was not concluded.

(30)

In 2002, the State-owned Fintecna became IRI's legal successor. Since 2012, Fintecna is 100 % owned by CDP, which is 100 % owned by the State. Fintecna's financial statements and assets management are subject to checks by a magistrate appointed by the Italian Court of Auditors, who attends the meetings of the management and supervisory bodies pursuant to Articles 7 and 12 of Law No 259/1958.

(31)

In the context of the transition from IRI to Fintecna in 2002, the former IRI management decided to set aside an amount of EUR […] as an estimate of the environmental damages due to Ilva.

(32)

On 12 June 2008, Ilva and Fintecna signed the minutes of a meeting (verbale di incontro), in which they agreed that the main open environmental issues concerned the plant in Taranto. In that context, the parties agreed that the split of costs between them could only occur once those costs would be determined. In the meantime, through a draft agreement of 3 December 2008, the Ministry of Environment, together with other public entities, planned a settlement on the basis of cost estimates for the clean-up of the underground water and environmental damage. That quantification explicitly excluded the damages deriving from air pollution to third parties.

(33)

Ilva sent several notices to Fintecna, the latest on 2 May 2011 and 10 June 2013. Fintecna contested any responsibility, particularly concerning damages to third parties linked to air pollution.

(34)

During the preparation of the 2011 financial statements, the competent Fintecna services estimated damages due to Ilva at EUR […], adjusted to EUR […] in 2014.

(35)

On 19 December 2013, the Minister of Environment adopted a ministerial act (provvedimento) against Fintecna with an injunction to dispose of waste located on Ilva's premises. The ministerial act was challenged before the Regional Administrative Court (Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale) of Puglia. The ministerial act was annulled on procedural grounds on 14 November 2014. However, the Court concluded, on substance, that the polluting activity certainly predated 1995 and therefore fell within Fintecna's responsibility.

(36)

Article 3, paragraph 5, of Law Decree No 1/2015 authorised Ilva's Extraordinary Commissioner to settle the dispute with Fintecna concerning the environmental damages referred to in Article 17.7 of the 1995 privatisation contract, within 60 days of the entry into force of Law Decree No 1/2015. The same article set the amount of the settlement at EUR 156 million and specified that such settlement should be final and definitive (34).

(37)

On 12 January 2015, Fintecna hired an independent legal consultant to assist it in the negotiation of the settlement agreement with Ilva. This expert issued its legal opinion on 3 March 2015, in which he confirmed that the settlement of the dispute against the payment of EUR 156 million was within the maximum limit set out in the privatisation contract and also below Fintecna's own estimates.

(38)

Fintecna requested a legal opinion from a second consultant concerning (i) any previous payments already made to Ilva in the context of the past arbitration; and (ii) the starting date for the calculation of interests on the guaranteed amount. This opinion was issued on 16 February 2015. According to it, (i) Fintecna did not make any payments to Ilva in the context of past arbitration procedures concerning the application of Article 17.7 of the privatisation contract; and (ii) interests should be due from 1996.

(39)

After the conversion into law of Law Decree No 1/2015, on 4 March 2015, Fintecna's Board of Directors decided to settle the dispute, taking into account the legal opinions of the two consultants. The Board of Directors stressed the final character of the settlement also vis-à-vis third parties (e.g. vis-à-vis Ilva's creditors in case of bankruptcy and other potential environmental claims towards Fintecna) and the fact that the maximum exposure deriving from the privatisation contract would correspond to EUR […], excluding interests, or EUR […], including interests. The Board of Directors' decision took note of the favourable opinion of Fintecna's shareholder CDP, in compliance with point 8.3.2 of the Regulation for the exercise of the controlling activity in the CDP group (Regolamento per l'esercizio dell'attività di direzione e coordinamento sulle società participate del gruppo CDP).

(40)

Fintecna therefore settled the dispute with Ilva on 5 March 2015. On 6 March 2015, EUR 156 million were transferred to Ilva.

(41)

According to the joint press release issued by CDP and Fintecna on 11 March 2015, the transaction occurred ‘to implement Article 3, paragraph 5 of Law Decree 5 January 2015 No 1, as converted with amendments into Law 4 March 2015, No 20 (Ilva Decree)’ (35).

2.2.5.   Measure 5: the EUR 300 million State loan

(42)

As explained in recital 14, on 4 December 2015 the Italian authorities informed the Commission of the adoption on the same day of Law Decree No 191/2015. In addition to provisions concerning the sale of Ilva's assets, this Law Decree in its Article 1, paragraph 3, authorised the State to grant a EUR 300 million loan to Ilva by means of a Ministerial Decree, at an annual interest rate of Euribor 6 months + 300 basis points, with a view to support Ilva's urgent liquidity needs. Pursuant to the Law Decree, the loan would have to be repaid by the acquirer of Ilva's assets, 60 days after the declaration by the competent national court of the cessation of Ilva's activity pursuant to Article 73 of Law Decree No 270/99, following the final divestiture of the company's assets.

(43)

The Ministerial Decree granting the loan to Ilva was adopted on 15 December 2015 and the amount was paid out on 23 December 2015. The Ministerial Decree specified that the loan was granted to Ilva's extraordinary administration.

(44)

On 9 June 2016, the Italian Government adopted Law Decree No 98/2016 amending Law Decree No 191/2015. Pursuant to Article 1(1)(a) of the Law Decree, the repayment obligation of the EUR 300 million loan was transferred from the acquirer of Ilva's assets to Ilva itself. The Law Decree was converted into Law No 151/2016 on 1 August 2016 with modifications (36).

(45)

On 29 December 2016, the Italian Government adopted Law Decree No 243/2016, converted into Law No 18/2017 on 27 February 2017 with modifications (37). Article 1(1)(b) of the Law Decree extended the duration of Ilva's extraordinary administration beyond the date of completion of the transfer of assets, so as to allow Ilva's Extraordinary Commissioners to identify and implement further clean-up measures in areas not taken over by the acquirer. As a result, the adoption of the decree declaring the cessation of Ilva's activity pursuant to Article 73 of Legislative Decree No 270/99 was postponed to the future date of full completion of the aforesaid clean-up activities. However, to avoid postponing at the same time the final repayment date of the EUR 300 million loan, Article 1(1)(a) of the Law Decree changed the loan repayment date to 60 days after the final divestiture of Ilva's assets, thereby disconnecting it from the decree declaring the cessation of Ilva's activity.

2.3.   Grounds for initiating the formal investigation procedure

(46)

Following the preliminary investigation referred to in recital 1, the Commission raised doubts about the compliance of the support measures with Union State aid rules. The Commission's preliminary view was that the measures appeared to constitute State aid and that there did not seem to be grounds on which this aid could be declared compatible with the internal market.

2.3.1.   Qualification as State aid

(47)

In the Opening Decision, the Commission preliminarily considered that all measures object of the in-depth investigation had the potential to distort competition and affect trade between Member States due to the presence of competitors on the steel markets where Ilva is active and the levels of intra-Union trade on steel products, to which Ilva contributes.

(48)

The Commission's preliminary assessment of the other State aid criteria (imputability to the State, State resources, selectivity, and economic advantage) is summarised, measure by measure, in Sections 2.3.1.1 to 2.3.1.5 .

2.3.1.1.   Measure 1

(49)

As regards the imputability to the State of measure 1, in the Opening Decision the Commission preliminarily concluded that the decision to transfer the Riva assets to Ilva by means of a bond subscription is imputable to the Italian government, which included this provision in Law Decree No 1/2015. The Commission also took the preliminary view that the Fondo Unico di Giustizia executing this decision (through Equitalia) would be acting on the basis of the instructions given by the judicial authority, which is an organ of that State and is therefore bound by the duty of sincere cooperation (38).

(50)

Based on the facts established at the time of the Opening Decision, the Commission's preliminary view was that measure 1 involves State resources due to the fact that the Riva assets have to be considered as being under the control of the State during the time of their custody by the Fondo Unico di Giustizia. Moreover, the Commission could not exclude that the State (through the Fondo Unico di Giustizia) would forego possible revenues by investing the Riva assets in risky Ilva bonds without a proper remuneration, instead of seeking a safe return in bank deposits or State bonds.

(51)

According to the Commission's Opening Decision, the granting of a selective economic advantage derives from the fact that based on an ad hoc derogation to standard criminal procedure, the Riva assets would be made available to Ilva before the end of the criminal proceedings, providing the company with liquidity against bonds to be issued at an unknown, non-necessarily market based rate.

2.3.1.2.   Measure 2

(52)

Despite the fact that the EUR 250 million loan had been granted by private banks, the Commission preliminarily considered that the measure is imputable to the State in light of the sequence of events, i.e. the amendment of Law Decree No 101/2013 and the State's involvement in Ilva's negotiations with the banks, which eventually led to the granting of the loan.

(53)

The Commission's preliminary view was that, if the State or other public bodies were among Ilva's chief creditors, by granting a higher priority of repayment to the newly issued EUR 250 million private loan, measure 2 would constitute de facto a waiver of public debts (39). In that case, measure 2 would involve State resources.

(54)

According to the Commission, despite the general wording of the amended law, at that point the measure was applied only to Ilva and is therefore de facto selective. By allowing Ilva to meet its liquidity needs, the measure seemed to have conferred an advantage that Ilva would not have been able to obtain under normal market conditions. Therefore, the Commission preliminarily considered that the measure confers a selective economic advantage to Ilva.

2.3.1.3.   Measure 3

(55)

Considering that the State guarantee was issued by Ministerial Decree pursuant to the provisions of a Government Law Decree, the Commission's preliminary view was that measure 3 is imputable to the State. The risk on State resources could be deducted from the fact that, if triggered, a State guarantee is paid through the State budget.

(56)

As regards the presence of a selective economic advantage, the Commission questioned the market conformity of the State guarantee. First, it was unclear whether a market operator would have agreed to grant any guarantee at all to Ilva, just two months after it defaulted on a previous loan. Second, even assuming that Ilva could have potentially had access to external sources of financing and/or external guarantees, the Commission doubted that the premium charged by the Italian State would adequately remunerate the credit risk borne by the State.

2.3.1.4.   Measure 4

(57)

Based on the relevant set of indicators indicated by the Union Court's case-law (40), the Commission preliminarily considered that measure 4 implemented by Fintecna is imputable to the Italian State. As to the origin of the resources involved, the Commission noted that Fintecna qualifies as a public undertaking. Therefore its resources are deemed to be State resources.

(58)

As regards the presence of a selective economic advantage, whilst noting that, on its principle, the capped guarantee by the State for environmental damages agreed at the time when the company was State owned before Ilva was privatised and sold to the Riva family was market practice and not objectionable, the Commission questioned both the amount and the timing of the settlement agreement and wondered whether a market economy operator would have behaved similarly in a comparable situation.

2.3.1.5.   Measure 5

(59)

As the measure consists in a loan granted by the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Economy and Finance, out of resources of the budget of the Italian State, the Commission preliminarily considered that it is imputable to the State and involves State resources.

(60)

As regards the presence of a selective economic advantage, the Commission wondered whether any private market operator would have agreed to lend EUR 300 million to Ilva at the same conditions as Italy, if at all, considering Ilva's financial difficulties.

2.3.2.   Compatibility grounds

(61)

As the Commission did not see any grounds on which State aid in favour of Ilva would be compatible with the internal market, it invited Italy to substantiate any such grounds and indicate to the Commission the relevant legal basis, if any.

2.3.3.   On the possible economic continuity between Ilva and the new entity acquiring its assets

(62)

In recital 107 of the Opening Decision, the Commission recalled that in case of economic continuity between the recipient of aid that the Commission declares incompatible with the internal market and its acquirer, the latter may be called to pay it back.

(63)

The final scope of the sale may still evolve as a result of the ongoing merger review referred to in recital 15 above. Italy and Peacelink have submitted their observations on the issue of economic (dis)continuity between the current Ilva and the buyer of Ilva's assets, however at this stage it would be premature for the Commission to take a final view and this issue is therefore not further assessed in this Decision.

2.3.4.   No objection to urgent environmental and health interventions

(64)

In recital 114 of the Opening Decision, the Commission clarified that it would not oppose to any immediate action, which the Italian authorities may consider necessary in order to protect the health of citizens due to the officially recognised environmental and health emergency situation in Taranto portrayed in recital 11. Therefore, the opening of formal proceedings was without prejudice to any public support to expenditure on works needed to clean up Ilva's site and the surrounding areas, to the extent that such works would be urgently necessary to cope with existing pollution and to guarantee public health in the city of Taranto, pending the identification of the polluter to requisite standard in compliance with the applicable rules.