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Document 32001R1639

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1639/2001 of 25 July 2001 establishing the minimum and extended Community programmes for the collection of data in the fisheries sector and laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000

OJ L 222, 17.8.2001, p. 53–115 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)
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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2001/1639/oj

17.8.2001   

EN

Official Journal of the European Communities

L 222/53


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1639/2001

of 25 July 2001

establishing the minimum and extended Community programmes for the collection of data in the fisheries sector and laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000, of 29 June 2000 establishing a Community framework for the collection and management of the fisheries data needed to conduct the common fisheries policy (1), and in particular Articles 5(1) and 8(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000 establishes a Community framework for the collection and management of data needed to evaluate the situation of the fishery resources and the fisheries sector. To this end, it stipulates that Member States set up national programmes for the collection and management of fisheries data in accordance with Community programmes.

(2)

It is therefore necessary to establish a minimum Community programme covering the information strictly necessary for the scientific evaluations and to establish an extended Community programme which also includes information likely to improve in a decisive way the scientific evaluations.

(3)

The information required for each programme should be collected in the form of evaluation modules covering fishing capacities and fishing effort, catches and, finally, the economic situation of the sector.

(4)

The Member States' programmes for the collection of data for scientific evaluations should be compatible with the collection of data for the management of other aspects of the common fisheries policy and with the collection of data pursuant to the Member States' obligations to the Community's statistical programme.

(5)

Rules relating to the transmission of, and access to, the data, including with regard to confidentiality, as well as rules relating to technical modifications and exemptions to the Community programmes, should be set out. Procedures related to the monitoring of the national programmes should also be established.

(6)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Subject matter

The minimum and the extended Community programmes referred to in Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000 are hereby established as set out in the Annex.

This Regulation also lays down certain detailed rules for the data to be collected under the Member States' national programmes.

Article 2

Definitions

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

1.

    ‘segment’ means a group of vessels as homogeneous as possible in terms of physical characteristics and of use of fishing gear resulting from a partition of the segments contained in the fourth multiannual guidance programme (MAGP IV);

2.

    ‘commercial fishing fleet’ means vessels registered and licensed, according to Council Regulation No 3690/93 (2) or otherwise authorised to fish for the purpose of commercial exploitation of fisheries; information on which Member States should provide to the Community's fishing vessel register under Commission Regulation No 2090/98 (3);

3.

    ‘recreational and game fisheries’ means all fishing activities not conducted for commercial fishing purposes;

4.

    ‘primary data’ means data associated to individual vessels, natural or legal persons or individual samples;

5.

    ‘effective fishing power’ means the estimation of the fishing power of vessels by a comparison of the catches made by those vessels;

6.

    ‘nominal fishing power’ means the expression of the fishing power by a physical characteristic (engine power or tonnage) or by a combination of such characteristics;

7.

    ‘fishing effort’ means, for a vessel, the product of its fishing power and of the duration of its fishing activity and for a group of vessels, the sum of the fishing efforts of all the vessels concerned;

8.

    ‘type of technique’ means the use of a specific fishing gear, or to the use of one or more fishing gear inside a group of gears;

9.

    ‘space-time disaggregation’ means the combination of a time period and of a geographical stratification into subareas;

10.

    ‘exhaustive sampling’ means a study of a population in the statistical sense with regard to a parameter, if all the individuals constituting the aforementioned population are actually measured;

11.

    ‘processing industry’ means the industry involved in the preparation and preservation of fish, shellfish or molluscs as well as in the preparation of products containing fish, shellfish or molluscs;

12.

    ‘sector of the processing industry’ means a part of the processing industry based on the type of processing (frozen, salted/dried, smoked, canned, prepared dishes, others) and on channels according to the groups of species concerned (demersal and deepwater species, Thunnidae, pelagic species other than Thunnidae, other fish species, shellfish, cephalopods, bivalves, other molluscs, others);

13.

    ‘aggregated data’ means the aggregated data as defined in Article 2(b) of Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000;

14.

    ‘functional unit’ means an operational grouping of statistical rectangles, corresponding to the area of distribution of a geographically isolated biological stock or assemblage of biological stocklets as set out in Appendix II;

15.

    ‘catches’ means the total live weight of fish initially caught i.e. gross catch;

16.

    ‘landings’ means the live weight equivalent of the landings i.e. nominal catch;

17.

    ‘discards’ means the total live weight of undersized, not saleable, or otherwise undesirable fish, discarded at the time of capture or shortly afterwards.

Article 3

Requirements for the national programmes

The national programmes set up by the Member States taking into account the Community programmes set out in the Annex shall comprise in particular:

(a)

the links with the Community programmes, specifying the planned actions by section and by reference to the programme;

(b)

the elements of analytical accounts distributed by section and by programme as well as by geographical area as set out in Appendix I, level 2;

(c)

in the event of sampling, a detailed description on the strategies followed and the statistical estimates used making it possible to appreciate the levels of precision and relationship between the cost and precision;

(d)

the elements making it possible to demonstrate cooperation and task-sharing between Member States.

The programmes shall provide for estimates of levels of precision referred to in point (c) by 31 May 2003 at the latest.

Article 4

Submission of the national programmes

Each Member State shall submit to the Commission, by 31 May of each year at the latest, by electronic means, its national programme referred to in Article 6 of Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000.

Article 5

Transmission of data to international organisations

1.   Data referred to in this Regulation may be transmitted by the Member States to the relevant international organisations in accordance with the specific rules and regulatory provisions of these organisations.

2.   Member States shall inform the Commission of the transmission of the information referred to in paragraph 1 and provide the Commission with a computerised copy upon request.

Article 6

Coordination between Commision and Member States

1.   The Commission shall examine the national programmes and check that the conditions provided for in this regulation are observed.

If the examination by the Commission of a national programme should reveal that it does not meet those conditions, the Commission shall immediately inform the Member State concerned and propose amendments to that programme. Subsequently the Member State concerned may submit a revised national programme.

2.   Member States shall submit, by 31 May 2003 at the latest and by the 31 May following each year of application of the programme thereafter, a technical report of activity detailing the state of completion of the aims set at the time of the drawing-up of the minimum programme and of the extended programme.

3.   Each Member State shall designate the relevant authority in charge of the implementation of this regulation, hereinafter referred to as ‘national correspondent’.

4.   Each Member State shall communicate by 31 May 2001 at the latest the particulars of its national correspondent to the Commission and to the other Member States.

5.   The national correspondent shall inform the Commission regularly of the state of progress of the national programmes.

Article 7

Non-compliance with Community programmes

If the Commission considers that the obligations set out in the modules of the Community programmes are not respected by a Member State and that the Member State concerned received Community financial assistance for these modules, it shall inform the Member State concerned which shall carry out an administrative enquiry.

The Member State shall inform the Commission of the progress and of the findings of this enquiry and send it without delay a copy of the report drawn up following the inquiry, notifying the main elements on which it is based.

The Commission may decide to reclaim any sum unduly paid, with interest for the period in question.

Article 8

Technical modifications and exemptions

1.   The Commission may authorise the modifications of surveys referred to in the Annex, section G(1)(iii) on the basis of advice of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries ( hereinafter referred to as STECF).

2.   The Commission may, upon advice of the STECF and in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 9(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000, decide on exemptions from the obligations set out in the Annex, sections H and I.

Article 9

Management of primary and aggregated data

1.   Member States shall take all necessary measures so that primary data collected under this regulation are dealt with in a confidential way.

2.   The primary data shall be kept for the necessary time in order to carry out any relevant task and at least for five years.

3.   Each Member State shall ensure that the aggregated data pertaining to the Community programmes are incorporated into computerised databases accessible by electronic means to the Commission and the national correspondents according to Articles 10 and 11.

4.   Aggregated data referred to in paragraph 3, may not include any evidence which could make it possible to identify individual vessels, natural or legal persons.

5.   Member States shall guarantee the safety of the data processing on their respective computer systems, in particular when the treatment requires transmission by network.

6.   Member States shall take all the necessary technical measures to protect data against any accidental or illicit destruction, accidental loss, deterioration, distribution or unauthorised consultation and against any unsuitable form of treatment.

Article 10

Access to data by the Commission

1.   If the Commission wishes to use aggregated data collected pursuant to this Regulation, it shall specify to the Member States concerned the data in question.

2.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to enable the remote consultation of the data in question or their duplication within a period of time not exceeding 20 working days.

3.   If a Member State is not in a position to satisfy the request for access made by the Commission, it must immediately inform the Commission and give reasons.

4.   When a computer file has been set up by the Commission from the data of the Member States, this file may not be kept for more than 20 working days following the date for which the information was requested and must therefore be destroyed except when explicit written agreement of the Member States concerned has been obtained.

Article 11

Access to data by Member States

1.   Member States shall take the measures necessary to facilitate access by the national correspondents of the other Member States, to the computerised database containing the aggregated data.

2.   Member States shall communicate to the Commission and to other Member States the reasons which justify a suspension of access to data covered by this Regulation.

3.   If a national correspondent wishes to have access to data held by another Member State, it shall send a request to the national correspondent responsible for access to this data. That national correspondent shall reply to the request within 10 working days following that request and must give reasons for any refusal.

4.   Member States may conclude agreements or agree upon IT protocols relating to computer access in order to facilitate access to the databases. They shall inform the Commission without delay thereof. The expenses generated by access to the databases shall be borne by the national correspondent requesting it.

Article 12

Confidentiality

The members of the STECF and participants of meetings that it organises are not permitted to make a copy of part or all of the data for use outside of the meeting.

Article 13

Entry into force

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

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

Done at Brussels, 25 July 2001.

For the Commission

Franz FISCHLER

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 176, 15.7.2000, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 341, 31.12.1993, p. 93.

(3)  OJ L 266, 1.10.1998, p. 27.


ANNEX

CHAPTER I

CONTENTS AND METHODOLOGY

A.   Contents of the Community programmes

1.

The minimum Community programme referred to in Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000 comprises the following modules:

(a)

module of evaluation of inputs: fishing capacities and fishing effort;

(b)

module of evaluation and of sampling of the catches and landings;

(c)

module of evaluation of the economic situation of the sector.

2.

The extended Community programme referred to in Article 5(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000 comprises the modules referred to in point 1 as well as additional information which is specified for each module.

3.

For each module the parameters to be monitored, the disaggregation levels and the precision levels to be attained are specified for the minimum programme. For the extended programmes for which the precision levels are not fixed, each Member State must indicate in its national programme the precision levels it is aiming at, and the cost-precision relationship associated to the estimation procedures which will be used.

B.   Precision levels and sampling intensities

1.

When it is not possible to define quantitative targets for sampling programmes, neither in terms of precision levels, nor in terms of sample size, pilot surveys in the statistical sense will be established. Such pilot surveys must evaluate the importance of the problem and should also address the utility of more detailed surveys later on, and the cost-effectiveness relationship of such detailed surveys.

2.

When quantitative targets can be defined, they can be specified either directly by sample sizes or sampling rates, or by the definition of the levels of precision and of confidence to be achieved.

3.

When reference is made to a sample size or to a sampling rate in a population defined in statistical terms, the sampling strategies must be at least as efficient as simple random sampling. Such sampling strategies must be described within the corresponding national programmes.

4.

When reference is made to precision/confidence level, the following distinction is established:

(a)

level 1: level making it possible to estimate a parameter with precision of plus or minus 25 % for a 95 % confidence level;

(b)

level 2: level making it possible to estimate a parameter with precision of plus or minus 10 % for a 95 % confidence level;

(c)

level 3: level making it possible to estimate a parameter with precision of plus or minus 5 % for a 95 % confidence level.

CHAPTER II

MODULE OF EVALUATION OF INPUTS: FISHING CAPACITIES AND FISHING EFFORT

C.   Collection of data concerning fishing capacities

1.

For the minimum programme, data must be collected in order to assess, for each segment as defined later, the number of vessels that are attached to it and the average value per vessel of the parameters defined in point (a).

(a)   Parameters:

the data collected must include all fishing vessels covered by multi-annual guidance programme (MAGP) IV:

the tonnage (gross tonnage),

the maximum continuous engine power actually developed by the main engine, after derating if appropriate, expressed in kW as defined in Council Regulation (EC) No 2930/86 (1),

the age of the vessel calculated on the basis of the age of the hull.

(b)   Disaggregation levels:

data must be gathered in a way which makes it possible to individualise the segments defined in Appendix III,

data must be updated annually.

(c)   Precision levels:

data arising from Regulation (EC) No 2090/98 must be gathered exhaustively. For the other types of data mentioned in point (1)(a), sampling programmes can be drawn up to allow estimates attaining level 3 precision as defined in section B.

2.

Extended programme

(a)   Complementary parameters include:

the maximum continuous power of the main engine before derating,

the maximum overall power of the auxiliary engine(s) used for hoists and winches for the vessels with an overall length of more than 12 meters,

the characteristics of a standard fishing gear associated with each fishing technique, including the dimensions and the insured value of this standard gear,

the average number per vessel of the fishing gears associated with the various types of fishing techniques.

(b)   Disaggregation levels:

segments to be considered are defined in Appendix IV,

types of fishing techniques to be considered are also defined in Appendix IV.

D.   Collection of data related to fishing effort

1.

At the minimum programme level, data must be collected in the following way:

(a)   Parameters:

(i)

fuel consumption (2);

(ii)

fishing efforts by type of technique: they are measured by the weighted sum of the fishing days associated with an area and with a specific period:

each day is weighted by a measuring unit related to the nominal fishing power of each vessel; these units being defined in Appendix V,

a day at sea is regarded as a calendar day of fishing if at least one fishing operation has been carried out by a fishing vessel on that day, or if a passive fishing gear has been left at sea during this day,

each day is attributed to the area where the first fishing operation took place within this day. However, for passive gears, if no operation took place from the vessel within a day while at least one (passive) gear remained at sea, this day will be associated to the area where the last setting of a fishing gear was carried out on that fishing trip;

(iii)

specific fishing efforts: they are associated with stocks of special interest. They are defined as effort by technique, but the only days to be taken into account are those where the catches kept on board of the stocks mentioned in Appendix VI exceed the thresholds referred to in that Appendix.

for specific stocks additional measuring units apart from those defined in Appendix V, may be used on condition that they comply with the specifications established by the regional fisheries organisations involved in the assessment of these stocks.

(b)   Disaggregation levels:

(i)

as regards fuel consumption, data expressed in volume and cost must be gathered in a way which makes it possible to estimate the average fuel consumption per vessel within each segment as defined in Appendix III, on an annual basis (3);

(ii)

for fishing effort by technique, data must be collected by types of techniques defined in Appendix VIII, on a quarterly basis and, according to level 3 of geographical disaggregation defined in Appendix I;

In addition to the overall effort, the contribution of each segment defined in Appendix III shall be individualised (effort by technique and by segment) (4);

(iii)

at the level of specific fishing efforts, data will be collected as for efforts by technique: by separating types of fishing techniques specified in Appendix VIII, on a quarterly basis, and according to level 3 of geographical disaggregation defined in Appendix I.

(c)   Precision levels:

the data corresponding to the provisions of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83 (5) (defining the special procedures of recording of information concerning fish landings by the Member States) must be collected in an exhaustive way. When other data are necessary, they are collected according to sampling procedures making it possible to reach for the estimated averages by segment, the level of precision 2 for data concerning fuel consumption, the level of precision 2 for fishing effort by technique, the level of precision 1 for specific fishing effort. Pilot surveys may be conducted for fishing effort of passive gears.

2.

Extended programme

(a)   Complementary parameters:

for the efforts by technique and specific efforts referred to in point 1(a)(ii) and (iii):

other measuring units than those defined in Appendix V, can be used on condition that they are detailed and justified in the national programmes,

stocks and/or thresholds other than those defined in Appendix VI can be taken into consideration to define specific effort,

in addition, for fishing gear other than traps, pots and pond nets, fishing efforts could be measured by operation. In such cases, basic units will refer to fishing operations and not to fishing days. Each operation will correspond to a contribution to the thus defined fishing effort by following the rules defined in Appendix IX. Other rules than those indicated in that Appendix could also be used in as far as they are fully described and justified,

data on fishing effort of traps, pots and pond nets can be collected as number of gears at sea, multiplied by time (number of days of each gear at sea on an annual basis).

(b)   Disaggregation levels:

(i)

fuel consumption data can be gathered in a way which makes it possible to estimate the average fuel consumption per vessel within each segment defined in Appendix IV, on a quarterly basis;

(ii)

as regards to the fishing effort by technique and the specific fishing effort:

effort data can be individualised according to the types of fishing techniques referred to in Appendix X; more detailed typology can be used as long as the usefulness is described and justified in the national programme,

effort data by segment can be gathered with reference to the segments defined in Appendix IV,

effort data can be gathered on a monthly basis, and referring to the level of geographical disaggregation 4 of Appendix I; for the stocks mentioned in Appendix VII specific effort data can be gathered by separating the ranges of depth specified in that Appendix.

CHAPTER III

MODULE OF EVALUATION OF THE CATCHES AND LANDINGS

E.   Collection of data related to catches and landings

1.

At the minimum programme level, data must be gathered in the following way.

(a)   Parameters:

data collection must make it possible to assess:

commercial landings for all stocks, and

for stocks mentioned in Appendix XII, total catches, landings and discards, and

catches from recreational and game fisheries in marine waters for stocks mentioned in Appendix XI,

each Member State must describe the conversion factors it has applied.

(b)   Disaggregation levels:

for each Member State, an estimate of overall annual commercial landings will be provided by species, distinguishing the geographical origin of the catches according to level 2 of geographical disaggregation of Appendix I. However, if grouping of several species is considered to be more appropriate, Member States can obtain a derogation from the Commission, provided this is fully justified,

for the stocks mentioned in Appendix XII, commercial landings will be disaggregated as indicated in that Appendix,

landings by weight and value of each segment identified in Appendix III must be individualised by species, by quarter and, as regards the geographical origin of the catches, at the level of geographical disaggregation 2 according to Appendix I (6),

discards will be monitored for the stocks in Appendix XII in order to estimate the average volume of the annual catches by weight per three-year period, by type of technique defined in Appendix III, except for the stocks for which Appendix XII specifies another disaggregation rule,

a pilot survey, as defined in section B, needs to be implemented for recreational and game fisheries mentioned in Appendix XI, taking into account the disaggregation level specified within the same Appendix.

(c)   Precision level:

the assessment of commercial landings must be made on the basis of the exhaustive data gathered under Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 (7) and on the basis of Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 (8) and for the data not covered by these Regulations by sampling and statistical procedures, in such a way that the estimates achieve a precision of level 3 for stocks subject to TAC and quota regulations, level 2 for stocks not subject to TACs and quotas listed within Appendix XII, and level 1 for the other cases,

data related to annual estimates of discards for stocks mentioned in Appendix XII must lead to a precision of level 1. However, if Member States can not reach this level of precision or only at excessive costs, they can obtain a derogation from the Commission to reduce the precision level, sampling frequency or to implement a pilot survey provided this request is fully documented,

discards related to other stocks than those for which Appendix XII states a yearly estimate must be covered by pilot surveys. The conclusions of these studies must be forwarded to the Commission by 31 October 2003 at the latest,

catches from recreational and game fisheries mentioned in Appendix XI must be subject to pilot surveys. The conclusions of these surveys must be forwarded to the Commission by 31 October 2003 at the latest.

(d)   In accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, Member States shall take necessary measures to ensure the registration of all relevant data according to Article 9 of that Regulation.

In addition, Member States will, when appropriate, cooperate with other Member States to obtain comprehensive data covering the landings of vessels flying their flag.

2.

Extended programme

(a)   Complementary parameters:

landings from stocks mentioned in Appendix XIII,

catches from game and recreational fisheries for stocks other than those mentioned in Appendix XI,

for salmon, the catches taken in estuaries, lakes and rivers in the geographical area of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.

(b)   Disaggregation level:

data concerning the commercial landings of the stocks mentioned in Appendix XII can be disaggregated in accordance with the provisions defined in that Appendix for the extended programme. Complementary geographical stratification, according to depth or another criterion, can be made, in as far as this stratification is consistent with section D, point (2)(b)(ii), third indent, and that the corresponding national programme justifies its usefulness,

data concerning the stocks mentioned in Appendix XIII can be collected on a quarterly basis, by separating the catches according to the types of techniques defined in Appendix III, and by the geographical level 3 areas according to Appendix I. For stocks mentioned in Appendix VII, data can be further separated according to the ranges of depth defined in that Appendix,

catch data can be collected by segment as defined in Appendix IV or Appendix X,

discards data can be collected under the extended programme:

on a quarterly basis, by type of technique according to Appendix III and according to the geographical level 3 of Appendix I, for the stocks where Appendix XII mentions an annual evaluation of discards within the minimum programme,

on an annual basis, with possible separation of the types of fishing technique according to Appendix III, without geographical disaggregation, for the stocks where Appendix XII does not require an annual estimate of discards within the minimum programme,

on an annual basis, with no other disaggregation for the stocks mentioned in Appendix XIII.

F.   Collection of data concerning the catches per unit of effort and/or effective effort of specific commercial fleets

1.

At the minimum programme level, data must be collected in the following way:

each national programme includes a review of the utility of the detailed catch and effort data from fishing vessels flying their flag, which have been used during the years 1995 to 2000 by scientific assessments working groups. This review will analyse the weight given in the final stock assessment to the corresponding abundance or partial fishing effort indices, the possibility prolonging the corresponding times series on the basis of disaggregated catch and effort figures as mentioned respectively in sections D and E, as well as the possible necessity to refer to even more detailed data. Each Member State will forward the corresponding conclusions to the Commission by 31 December 2002 at the latest. The Commission will submit to the STECF the results of these analyses, and fix the contents of the minimum programme for this section by 31 March 2003 at the latest.

2.

Extended programme level:

any study covering the definition of indexes of abundance or of effective effort on the basis of detailed catch and effort data coming from the commercial fleets is eligible under the extended programme. The potential usefulness of these indexes should be established by the national programme. These studies will be submitted to the STECF. If the opinion of the STECF does not confirm the usefulness of these indexes, the corresponding study will not be considered eligible from there on.

G.   Eligibility of the scientific evaluation surveys of stocks

1.

Minimum programme level:

(i)

All surveys mentioned by Appendix XIV with priority 1, must be covered;

(ii)

Member States must guarantee within their national programmes continuity with previous survey designs;

(iii)

Notwithstanding points (i) and (ii), Member States may propose a modification in the survey effort or sampling design, provided that this will not negatively affect the quality of the results.

2.

At the extended programme level all surveys indicated with priority 2 in Appendix XIV are eligible.

H.   Biological sampling of catches: composition by age and by length

1.

At the minimum programme level, data must be collected in the following way.

(a)   Parameters:

biological sampling must be performed in order to evaluate the composition in length and where appropriate in age, of the landings for all the stocks specified in Appendix XV.

(b)   Disaggregation and precision levels:

the necessary disaggregation levels are specified in Appendix XV as well as the basic stratification and the sampling intensities. However, Member States can apply another sampling strategy than that corresponding to the basic stratification with simple random sampling within strata defined in Appendix XV, and other sampling intensities than those defined in Appendix XV, providing this alternative approach achieves the same or a higher precision level at the same or at a lower cost, and that this is established by the corresponding national programme.

(c)   Sampling programme implementation:

the Member State on whose territory landings take place are responsible for installing sampling programmes according to the standards defined in this article. If necessary, Member States will co-operate with the authorities of third countries to set up the biological sampling of the landings carried out by vessels flying these third countries flag.

In accordance with Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, each Member State takes the necessary measures to ensure the gathering of all data concerning the activities of the vessels which fly its flag whatever their places of landings.

(d)   Exemptions concerning the sampling rules:

lengths:

(1)

the national programme of a Member State can exclude the estimation of the length distribution of the landings for stocks for which TACs and quotas have been defined under the following conditions:

(i)

the relevant quotas must correspond to less than 5 % of the Community share of the TAC or to less than 100 tonnes on average during the previous three years;

(ii)

the sum of all quotas of Member States whose allocation is less than 5 %, must account for less than 15 % of the Community share of the TAC.

If the condition set out in point (i) is fulfilled, but not the condition set out in point (ii), the relevant Member States may set up a coordinated programme to achieve for their overall landings the implementation of the sampling scheme described in Appendix XV, or another sampling scheme, leading to the same precision.

If appropriate, the national programme may be adjusted until 31 January of every year to take into account the exchange of quotas between Member States;

(2)

for stocks for which TACs and quotas have not been defined and outside the Mediterranean area, the same rules apply on the basis of the average landings of the previous three years and with reference to the total Community landings from a stock;

(3)

for the stocks in the Mediterranean area, the landings by weight of a Mediterranean Member State for a species corresponding to less than 5 % of the total national landings from the Mediterranean area, or to less than 200 tonne, except for bluefin tuna.

ages:

(1)

the national programme of a Member State can exclude the estimation of the age distribution of the landings for stocks for which TACs and quotas have been defined under the following conditions:

(i)

the relevant quotas correspond to less than 10 % of the Community share of the TAC or to less than 200 tonnes on average during the previous three years;

(ii)

the sum of all quotas of Member States whose allocation is less than 10 %, accounts for less than 25 % of the Community share of the TAC.

If the condition set out in point (i) is fulfilled, but not the condition set out in point (ii), the relevant Member States may set up a coordinated programme to achieve for their overall landings the implementation of the sampling scheme described in Appendix XV, or another sampling scheme, leading to the same precision.

If appropriate, the national programme may be adjusted adjusted until 31 January of every year to take into account the exchange of quotas between Member States;

(2)

for stocks for which TACs and quotas have not been defined and outside the Mediterranean area, the same rules apply on the basis of the average landings of the previous three years and with reference to the total Community landings from a stock;

(3)

for the stocks in the Mediterranean area, the landings by weight of a Mediterranean Member State for a species corresponding to less than 5 % of the total national landings from the Mediterranean area, or to less than 200 tonnes, except for bluefin tuna;

(4)

Whenever possible, age-reading should be performed on commercial catches. If this is not the case, Member States should specify it within their national programme.

Others:

if cooperation between Member States guarantees that the overall estimate of the parameters under point (a) reach the necessary precision level, each concerned Member State is not held individually to guarantee that its own data are enough to reach this precision level.

(e)   Discards

Discards must be the subject of an estimation of the distribution of the lengths when they represent on an annual basis, either more than 10 % of the total catches by weight or more than 20 % of the catches in numbers for the stocks for which annual discard data must be collected as specified in Appendix XII and according to the rules defined in that Appendix for commercial landings.

The sampling intensities are those as defined in Appendix XV for commercial landings.

When discards take place for length ranges which are not represented in the landings, age-reading must take place in accordance with the rules set out in Appendix XV.

However, if Member States can not reach this level of precision or only at excessive costs, they can obtain a derogation from the Commission provided this request is fully documented.

(f)   Recreational and game fisheries

For the stocks specified in Appendix XI, Member States must set up pilot surveys consistent with the level of disaggregation defined in that Appendix. These surveys must make it possible to establish the levels of precision required for the future. The conclusions of these surveys must be forwarded to the Commission by 31 October 2003 at the latest.

2.

Extended programme:

complementary parameters:

all the sampling programmes for the estimation of the composition by age or length of the landings and specified Appendix XV,

the sampling programmes for the estimation of the annual composition in lengths of landings for the stocks specified in Appendix XIII,

the sampling programme for the estimation of the annual composition in lengths of the discards for stocks specified in Appendix XII and Appendix XV.

I.   Other biological samplings

(1)

At the minimum programme level, data must be collected in the following way.

(a)   Parameters

(i)

The growth curves by length and by weight, the relations between age/length and maturity, and the relation between age/length and fecundity must be provided for all stocks mentioned in Appendix XVI, including for those not subject to an annual estimation of the age composition of the catches.

(ii)

Biological sampling programmes of the landings must be implemented to estimate the share of the various stocks in these landings for: herring in the Skagerrak, Kattegat, and eastern North Sea separately, wild and reared salmon in the Baltic Sea, the various species of skates and rays in areas IV and VIId.

(iii)

Member States should perform their sampling scheme for sex ratio from their commercial catches. However, in cases in which this task is impossible, samples obtained during scientific surveys may be used.

(b)   Disaggregation level

For parameters referred to in point (a)(i):

definitions are provided by stock according to the periodicity defined in Appendix XVI. The validity of existing data used for biological parameters estimation must be checked every three to six years as defined in Appendix XVI. Member States must update these parameters if needed,

for the Norway lobster (Nephrops), Greenland halibut, deep sea shrimps (Pandalus borealis), plaice, sole and hake, the growth curves and maturity ogives are established separately for males and for females.

For parameters referred to in point (a)(ii):

data should be provided quarterly and following the fishing techniques typology described in Appendix IV.

(c)   Precision levels

(i)

For growth curves:

for stocks for which ages of individual fish can be read, average weights and lengths for each age must be estimated with a precision of level 3, up to an age such that cumulated landings for the corresponding ages account for at least 95 % of the national landings for the relevant stock,

for stocks for which age reading is not possible, but for which a growth curve can be estimated, average weights and lengths for each age must be estimated with a precision of level 2, up to an age such that cumulated landings for the corresponding ages account for at least 90 % of the national landings, for the relevant stock.

(ii)

For maturity, fecundity and sex ratios, a choice can be made between reference to age or length, provided that Members States which have to conduct the corresponding biological sampling have agreed the following:

for maturity and fecundity, precision of level 3 must be achieved within the age and/or length range, the limits of which correspond to a 20 % and 90 % of mature fish,

for sex ratio, precision of level 3 must be achieved, up to and age or length such that cumulated landings for the corresponding ages or lengths account for at least 95 % of the national landings for this stock.

(iii)

Stocks and species compositions of the catches referred to in point (a)(ii) must be estimated with level 1 precision.

(d)   Exemptions

(1)

The national programme of a Member State can exclude the estimation of the biological parameters for stocks for which TACs and quotas have been defined under the following conditions:

(i)

the relevant quotas correspond to less than 10 % of the Community share of the TAC or to less than 200 tonnes on average during the previous three years;

(ii)

the sum of all quotas of Member States whose allocation is less than 5 %, accounts for less than 20 % of the Community share of the TAC.

If appropriate, the national programme can be adjusted until 1 February of every year to take into account the exchange of quotas between Member States.

(2)

For stocks for which TACs and quotas have not been defined, the same rules apply on the basis of the average landings of the previous three years and with reference to the total Community landings.

If cooperation between the Member States guarantees that the overall estimates of all parameters set out in point (a)(i) reach the necessary precision levels, a Member State concerned is not held individually to guarantee that its own data is enough to reach this precision level.

2.

At the extended programme level

Complementary parameters:

for the stocks mentioned in Appendix XVI, an annual updating and discrimination by sex will be eligible,

for stocks not mentioned in Appendix XVI, but mentioned in Appendix XV and for which length data have been collected, growth, maturity and sex ratio data will be eligible every three years,

the growth and maturity curves for the species mentioned in Appendix XIII are eligible, but the updating of the data will not be performed more frequently than every three years,

for the groups of species mentioned in Appendix XII or XIII, sampling programmes of the catches to establish the species composition will be eligible every three years.

CHAPTER IV

MODULE OF EVALUATION OF THE ECONOMIC SITUATION OF THE SECTOR

J.   Collection of economic data by groups of vessels

1.

At the minimum programme level, data must be gathered in the following way.

(a)   Parameters:

data must be collected to cover all the parameters mentioned in Appendix XVII according to the segmentation set out in Appendix III,

investment must be measured in order to estimate the overall value of assets, including the capital value of the leased equipment. Insured values must be preferred. If the collection of the insured value proves too difficult, the replacement value of the vessel can be gathered by default. In such a case, the need for this substitution must be shown in the national programme,

within production costs, labour costs must cover all expenditures paid by employers, including social security, health insurance, retirements and other related taxes.

(b)   Disaggregation levels:

each parameter is estimated for each group of vessels as defined in Appendix III,

in accordance with the specifications of Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 1543/2000, data concerning prices are gathered on an annual basis, while distinguishing for the fleets performing in the Mediterranean the catches coming from the various geographical areas mentioned in Appendix I, level 3.

(c)   Precision levels:

for each parameter and for each segment, level 1 precision must be achieved.

2.

Extended programme level

(a)   Complementary parameters:

the extended programme covers all the data defined in Appendix XVIII.

(b)   Disaggregation levels:

the partition of the groups of vessels referred to in point (1)(a), first indent, may be carried up to the level defined in Appendix IV and regarding the regional differentiation of level 2 of Appendix I.

K.   Collection of data concerning the processing industry

1.

At the minimum programme level

Member States should conduct pilot surveys in order to assess the annual value per sector of the parameters listed in Appendix XIX; these pilot surveys must compare the cost-efficiency relationship of different data collection strategies, including sampling schemes. The conclusions of these surveys must be forwarded to the Commission by 31 October 2003 at the latest.

2.

Extended programme level

(a)   Complementary parameters

Activities of collecting and managing the data shall make it possible:

(i)

to appreciate the overall sensitivity of the sector and/or of the companies located in the coastal regions (nomenclature of territorial units for statistical purposes, NUTS 3) with respect to the catches from the stocks subject to TACs and quotas and/or affected by other measures connected with the conservation of fishery resources, or with respect to the catches from outside of Community waters;

(ii)

to assess the impact, including the social and the economic impact, on the processing industry of measures taken on behalf of the CFP such as measures envisaged by Council Regulation (EEC) No 3759/92 (9), Council Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999 (10), and specific measures adopted for the fisheries and aquaculture sector of the most remote regions (programme of options specific to remoteness and to insularity, POSEI).

(b)   Disaggregation levels

The analysis of the companies of the sector may take into account the establishment of these companies in various regions, coastal or not, at the NUTS 3 level.


(1)  OJ L 274, 25.9.1986, p. 1.

(2)  The data are considered as part of the economic evaluation collected as Chapter IV.

(3)  The data are considered as part of the economic evaluation collected as Chapter IV.

(4)  The data are considered as part of the economic evaluation collected as Chapter IV.

(5)  OJ L 276, 10.10.1983, p. 1.

(6)  The data are considered as part of the economic evaluation collected as Chapter IV.

(7)  OJ L 261, 20.10.1993, p. 1.

(8)  OJ L 17, 21.1.2000, p. 22.

(9)  OJ L 388, 31.12.1992, p. 1.

(10)  OJ L 337, 30.12.1999, p. 10.

List of Appendixes

Appendix I:

Geographic stratification by regional fisheries organisation

Appendix II:

Functional units (FU) and statistical rectangles for Nephrops norvegicus

Appendix III (section C):

Basic segmentation of vessels for capacities (MP)

Appendix IV (section C):

Detailed disaggregation of vessels for capacities (EP)

Appendix V (section D):

Fishing power units by type of fishing technique

Appendix VI (section D):

Stocks for which specific effort must be defined (MP)

Appendix VII (section D):

Target species and depths (EP)

Appendix VIII (section D):

Intermediate typology for effort information (MP)

Appendix IX (section D):

Definition of fishing effort in relation to fishing operation (EP)

Appendix X (section D):

Detailed typology of fishing techniques (EP)

Appendix XI (section E):

List of recreational fisheries stocks (MP)

Appendix XII (section E):

List of stocks for landings and discards monitoring (MP)

Appendix XIII:

List of optional species for EP

Appendix XIV (section G):

List of surveys (MP, EP)

Appendix XV (section H):

Age-length sampling scheme (MP, EP)

Appendix XVI (section I):

Other biological samplings

Appendix XVII (section J):

Economic information per fleet segment, as defined in Appendix III (MP)

Appendix XVIII (section J):

Data needs for basic economic evaluation per fleet segment (EP)

Appendix XIX (section K):

Economic information per primary and secondary industry (sectors) (MP)

Appendix I

Geographic stratification by regional fisheries organisations

 

ICES

NAFO

ICCAT

GFCM

CCAMLR

IOTC

Other

Level 1

Area

Area

FAO area

Area

Area

FAO area

FAO area

 

 

 

e.g. 37

e.g. 48

 

 

 

 

 

Mediterranean and Black Sea

 

 

 

Level 2

Subarea

Subarea

FAO Subarea

Subarea

Subarea

FAO Subarea

FAO Subarea

e.g. IV

e.g. 21.2

 

e.g. 37.1

e.g. 48.1

 

 

North Sea

Labrador

 

Mediterranean

Antarctic Peninsula

 

 

Level 3

Division

Division

Division

Division

Division

Division

Division

e.g. IVc

e.g. 21.2H

5° × 5°

e.g. 37.1.2

5° × 5°

5° × 5°

5° × 5°

 

 

 

Gulf of Lions

 

 

 

Level 4

Rectangle

Rectangle

Rectangle

Rectangle

Rectangle

Rectangle

Rectangle

30′ × 1°

 

1° × 1°

1° × 1°

1° × 1°

1° × 1°

1° × 1°

Appendix II

Functional Units (FU) and Statistical rectangles for Nephrops norvegicus

FU No

Name

ICES zone

Statistical rectangles

3

Skagerrak

IIIa

47G0-G1; 46F9-G1; 45F8-G1; 44F7-G0; 43F8-F9

4

Kattegat

IIIa

44G1-G2; 42-43G0-G2; 41G1-G2

5

Botney Gut — Silver Pit

IVb, c

36-37 F1-F4; 35F2-F3

6

Farn Deeps

IVb

38-40 E8-E9; 37E9

7

Fladen Ground

IVa

44-49 E9-F1; 45-46E8

8

Firth of Forth

IVb

40-41E7; 41E6

9

Moray Firth

IVa

44-45 E6-E7; 44E8

10

Noup

IVa

47E6

11

North Minch

VIa

44-46 E3-E4

12

South Minch

VIa

41-43 E2-E4

13

Clyde

VIa

39-40 E4-E5

14

Irish Sea East

VIIa

35-38E6; 38E5

15

Irish Sea West

VIIa

36E3; 35-37 E4-E5; 38E4

16

Porcupine Bank

VIIc, k

34D6-D8; 33D5-D8; 32D5-D6

17

Aran Grounds

VIIb

34-35 D9-E0

18

Ireland NW coast

VIIb

37D9-E1; 36D9

19

Ireland SW and SE coast

VIIg, j

31-33D9-E0; 31E1; 32E1-E2; 33E2-E3

20

NW Labadie, Baltimore and Galley

VIIg,j

 

21

Jones and Cockburn

VIIg, h, j

27-29E1-E2; 31E2-E4; 32E3

22

Smalls

VIIg

 

23

Bay of Biscay north

VIIIa

22-24E6-E7; 23-24E5

24

Bay of Biscay south

VIIIb

20-21E7-E8; 19E8

25

North Galicia

VIIIc

15E0-E1; 16E1

26

West Galicia

IXa

13-14E0-E1

27

North Portugal (North of Cape Espichel)

IXa

6-12E0; 9-12E1

28

South-west Portugal (Alentejo)

IXa

3-5E0-E1

29

South Portugal (Algarve)

IXa

2E0-E2

30

Gulf of Cadiz

IXa

2-3E2-E3

31

Cantabrian Sea

VIIIc

16E4-E7

32

Norwegian Deep

lVa

44-52F2-F6; 43F5-F7

33

Off Horn Reef

lVb

39-41E4; 39-41E5

Appendix III (section C)

Basic segmentation of vessels for capacities (MP)

Image

Appendix IV (section C)

Detailed disaggregation of vessels for capacities (EP)

Image

Appendix V (section D)

Fishing power units by type of fishing technique

Fishing technique

Fishing power units

Mobile gears

kW and GT

Fixed gears

GT

Polyvalent

kW

Appendix VI (section D)

Stocks for which specific effort must be defined (MP)

Species and area

Threshold 1 (1)

Threshold 2 (2)

Salmon (Baltic Sea)

30 %

5 %

Cod (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Haddock (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Saithe (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Whiting (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Plaice (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Sole (all areas, except Mediterraneas)

10 %

5 %

Sole (Mediterranean)

30 %

5 %

Nephrops (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Hake (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Anchovy (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Sardine (all areas)

50 %

5 %

Mackerel (all areas)

50 %

10 %

Horse mackerel (all areas)

50 %

10 %

Swordfish (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Bluefin tuna (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Big-eye tuna (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Albacore (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Yellowfin tuna (all areas)

30 %

5 %

Herring (all areas)

50 %

10 %

Sprat (all areas)

50 %

10 %

Sandeel (all areas)

70 %

 

Norway pout (all areas)

70 %

 


(1)  A fishing day is to be considered as targeting one specific species, if the percentage of this species in total daily catch is higher than threshold 1.

(2)  A fishing day is to be considered as affecting significantly a species, if the percentage of the particular species is higher than threshold 2.

Appendix VII (section D)

Target species and depths (EP)

Stock

Area

Threshold

Cod

NAFO

30 %

Grenadiers

All areas

30 %

Greenland halibut

All areas

30 %

Redfish

All areas

30 %

Pandalus spp.

All areas

30 %

Pagelus bogaraveo

ICES

30 %

Aphanopus carbo

ICES

30 %

Argentina silus

ICES

30 %

Beryx spp.

ICES

30 %

Coryphaenoides rupestris

ICES

30 %

Hoplostethus atlanticus

ICES

30 %

Molva dypterygia

ICES

30 %

Molva molva

ICES

30 %

Depth ranges: 0 - 200 m, 201 - 500 m, 501 - 1 000 m, > 1 000 m

Appendix VIII (section D)

Intermediate typology for effort information (MP)

Image

Appendix IX (section D)

Definition of fishing effort in relation to fishing operation (EP)

Gear type

Variable

Trawls

Duration of haul × kW

Purse seiners

Number of sets

Nets

Number of nets × length × time at sea

Longlines

Number of hooks × time at sea

Pots, traps and pound nets

Numbers × annual time at sea

Appendix X (section D)

Detailed typology of fishing techniques (EP)

I.   Mobile gears

(a)   Beam trawl

1.

Engine power < 221 kW for vessels operating in North Sea

(i)

mesh size: < 32 mm, 80 − 109 mm, ≥ 110 mm

2.

Engine power ≥ 221 kW for vessels operating in North Sea

(i)

mesh size: 80 − 109 mm, ≥ 110 mm

3.

Beam trawlers operating outside the North Sea

(i)

mesh size: < 32 mm, 80 − 109 mm, ≥ 110 mm

(b)   Demersal trawl and demersal seine

1.   Bottom trawl

(i)

single trawl, paired trawl, twin trawl, other multirig trawl, four-panels trawl, high-opening trawl

(ii)

mesh size: < 32 mm, 32 − 54 mm, 55 − 69 mm, 70 − 79 mm, 80 − 109 mm, ≥ 110 mm

(iii)

(i) and (ii) may be combined

2.   Danish seiners

(i)

mesh size: < 32 mm, 32 − 54 mm, 55 − 69 mm, 70 − 79 mm, 80 − 109 mm, ≥ 110 mm

3.   Scottish seiners

(i)

mesh size: < 32 mm, 32 − 54 mm, 55 − 69 mm, 70 − 79 mm, 80 − 109 mm, ≥ 110 mm

(c)   Pelagic trawl and seiners

1.   Pelagic trawl

(i)

single trawler, paired trawlers

(ii)

mesh size: trawl: < 32 mm, 32 − 54 mm, 55 − 69 mm, 70 − 79 mm, 80 − 109 mm, ≥ 110 mm (Atlantic and North Sea); < 32 mm, 32 − 90 mm, 91 − 105 mm, 106 − 119 mm, ≥ 120 mm (Baltic Sea); 14 − 49 mm, 50 − 99 mm, 100 − 119 mm, ≥ 120 mm (Mediterranean)

2.   Pelagic seiner and purse seiner

(i)

with fish aggregating devices (FAD)

(ii)

without FAD

(d)   Dredges

(i)

hydraulic dredge

(ii)

Other dredges

II.   Passive gears

(a)   Fixed gears and lines

1.   Fixed nets

(i)

trammel nets

(ii)

entangling nets

(iii)

gill nets

(iv)

subdivision by mesh size, also permitted: 10 − 99 mm, 100 − 119 mm, ≥ 120 mm (Atlantic and North Sea); < 105 mm, 105 − 119 mm, ≥ 120 mm (Baltic Sea)

2.   Longlines

(i)

surface longlines

(ii)

bottom longlines

(iii)

mid-waterlines

3.   Other gear using hooks

(i)

troll line

(ii)

pole line with live bait

(iii)

pole line without live bait

(b)   Drift nets

(i)

mesh sizes for the Baltic: ≤ 30 mm, ≥ 150 mm

(ii)

mesh sizes for the Mediterranean: ≤ 150 mm, 151 − 299 mm, ≥ 300 mm

(c)   Pots and traps

(i)

fish traps, including trap nets and pound nets

(ii)

crustaceans pots with possible subdivision by target species.

Appendix XI (section E)

List of recreational fisheries stocks (MP)

1.   Salmon (marine waters in the Baltic Sea and North Sea):

catch figures collected in weight and number:

by Geographical area as defined Appendix 1, level 2.

2.   Bluefin tuna (all areas):

catch figures collected in weight and number by:

annual

geographical area as defined Appendix 1, level 2.

distinguishing catch of fish below and above 10 kg.

Appendix XII (section E)

List of stocks for landings and discards monitoring (MP)

LEGEND:

Catch and landings monitoring: within the market or sea-sampling programme the stratification of sampling is prioritised at the total or fleet level, with monthly, quarterly or annual sampling schemes, with data reported by rectangle, division or area.

Fishing technique stratification:

M

Monthly by type of fishing technique (Appendix III)

N

Monthly total

Q

Quarterly by type of fishing technique (Appendix III)

R

Quarterly total

Y

Yearly by type of fishing technique (Appendix III)

Z

Yearly total

Geographical stratification:

0

Functional unit

1

ICES Statistical rectangle

2

ICES/NAFO divisions

3

ICES/NAFO subareas

4

ICCAT 1o rectangle

5

ICCAT 5o rectangle

6

FAO division

7

FAO subarea

8

FAO area

Species

Area

Sampling strata

Discards

MP

EP

MP

Baltic ICES Area III (excluding Skagerrak)

Herring

Clupea harengus

IIIb-c

Q2

M1

 

Herring

Clupea harengus

IIId

Q2

M1

 

Herring

Clupea harengus

IIIa S

Q2

M1

 

Cod

Gadus morhua

IIIa S

Q2

M2

Yearly

Cod

Gadus morhua

IIIb-d

Q2

M2

Yearly

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Functional unit

Q0

M0

Yearly

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

IIIa

Q2

M1

Yearly

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

IIIb-d

Q2

M1

Yearly

Salmon

Salmo salar

IIIb-d

R2

Q1

 

Sea trout

Salmo trutta

IIIb-d

R2

Q2

 

Sole

Solea solea

IIIa

R2

Q1

Yearly

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

IIIb-d

Q2

M1

 

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

IIIa S

Q2

M1

 

North Sea (Skagerrak) ICES area IIIa (north)

Sandeel

Ammodytidae

IIIa N

Q2

M1

 

Herring

Clupea harengus

IIIa N

Q2

M1

Yearly

Cod

Gadus morhua

IIIa N

Q2

M2

Yearly

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

IIIa N

Q2

M1

Yearly

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

IIIa N

Q2

M1

Yearly

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

IIIa N

Q2

M1

 

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Functional unit

Q0

M0

Yearly

Pandalid shrimps

Pandalus spp.

IIIa N

R2

Q1

 

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

IIIa N

Q2

M1

Yearly

Saithe

Pollachius virens

IIIa N

Q2

M1

Yearly

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

IIIa N

Q2

M1

 

Sole

Solea solea

IIIa N

R2

Q1

Yearly

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

IIIa N

Q2

M1

 

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

IIIa N

Q2

M1

 

ICES area I, II

Atlanto-Scandian herring

Clupea harengus

IIa, V

Q2

M2

Yearly

Cod

Gadus morhua

I, II

Q2

M2

Yearly

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

I, II

Q2

M2

Yearly

Shrimp

Pandalus borealis

I, II

Y2

Q2

 

Saithe

Pollachius virens

I, II

Q2

M2

Yearly

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

I, II

Y3

Q2

 

North Sea and Eastern Channel ICES areas IV, VIId

Sandeels

Ammodytidae

IV

Q1

M1

 

Herring

Clupea harengus

IV, VIId

Q2

M1

Yearly

Shrimp

Crangon crangon

IV, VIId

Q1

M1

 

Sea bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

IV, VIId

Y3

Q3

 

Cod

Gadus morhua

IV, VIId

Q2

M1

Yearly

Four-spot megrim

Lepidorhombus boscii

IV, VIId

Y2

Q2

 

Megrim

Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

IV, VIId

Y2

Q2

 

Black-bellied angler

Lophius budegassa

IV, VIId

Y2

Q2

 

Anglerfish

Lophius piscatorius

IV, VIId

Y2

Q2

 

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

IV, VIId

Q2

M1

Yearly

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

IV, VIId

Q2

M1

Yearly

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

IV, VIId

Q2

M2

 

Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

IV, VIId

Z2

R2

 

Mullet

Mullus barbatus

IV, VIId

Z2

Q2

 

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

IV, VIId

Z2

Q2

 

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Functional unit

Q0

M0

Yearly

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

IV

R2

Q1

 

Scallops

Pecten spp.

VIId

Z2

Q2

 

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

IV

Q2

M1

Yearly

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

VIId

Q2

M1

Yearly

Saithe

Pollachius virens

IV, VIId

Q2

M1

Yearly

Turbot

Psetta maxima

IV, VIId

Q2

M1

 

Thornback ray

Raja clavata

IV, VIId

Z2

R2

 

Starry ray

Raja radiata

IV, VIId

Z2

R2

 

Cuckoo ray

Raja naevus

IV, VIId

Z2

R2

 

Spotted ray

Raja montagui

IV, VIId

Z2

R2

 

Other rays and skates

Rajidae

IV, VIId

Z2

R2

 

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

IV, VIId

Q2

M1

Yearly

Brill

Scopthalmus rhombus

IV, VIId

Q2

M1

 

Sole

Solea solea

IV

Q2

M1

Yearly

Sole

Solea solea

VIId

Q2

M1

Yearly

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

IV, VIId

Q1

M1

 

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

IV, VIId

Z2

R2

 

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

IV

Q1

M1

 

NE Atlantic and Western Channel ICES II, V, VI, VII (excluding d) VIII, IX, X, XII, XIV

Scabbardfish

Aphanopus spp.

IXa, X

Q2

Q3

 

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

X

R2

Q2

 

Crab

Cancer pagurus

All areas

Z2

Y2

 

Herring

Clupea harengus

VIa, VIIa, b, c, j

Q2

M1

Yearly

Conger

Conger conger

X

R2

Q2

 

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

All areas

Y2

Q2

 

Sea bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

All areas (excluding IX)

Y2

Q2

 

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

IXa (only Cadiz)

Q2

M2

 

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

VIII

Q2

M1

 

Cod

Gadus morhua

VIa, VIb, VIIa, VIIb-k, VIII, XII, XIV

Q2

M2

 

Blue-mouth rockfish

Helicolenus dactylopterus

IXa, X

Q2

M2

 

Lobsters

Homarus gammarus

All areas

Z2

Y2

 

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

All areas

Z2

Y2

 

Four-spot megrim

Lepidorhombus boscii

Vb, VI, XII, XIV, VII, VIIIa-e, IX, X

Q2

M2

 

Megrim

Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

Vb, VI, XII, XIV, VII, VIIIa-e, IX, X

Q2

M2

 

Common squid

Loligo vulgaris

VIIIc, IXa

Y2

Q2

 

Black-bellied angler

Lophius budegassa

Vb, VI, XII, XIV, VII, VIIIa, b, d, e

Q2

M2

 

Black-bellied angler

Lophius budegassa

VIIIc, IX

Q2

M2

 

Anglerfish

Lophius piscatorius

Vb, VI, XII, XIV, VII, VIIIa, b, d, e

Q2

M2

 

Anglerfish

Lophius piscatorius

VIIIc, IX

Q2

M2

 

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Vb, VI, XII, XIV

Y2

Q2

Yearly

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

VIa, VIb, VIIa, VII, VIII, XII, XIV

Q2

M2

Yearly

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Vb, VI, XII, XIV, VIIa, VIIb-k, VIII

Q2

M2

Yearly

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

IX

Y2

Q2

 

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

IIIa, IV, VI, VII, VIIIa, b, VIIIc, IXa

Q2

M2

Yearly

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

I-IX, XII, XIV

Q2

M1

 

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

X

R2

Q2

 

Ling

Molva molva

All areas

Y2

Q2

 

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

All areas

Z2

Y2

 

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Functional unit

Q0

M0

 

Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris

VIIIc, IXa

Y2

Q2

 

Shrimps

Parapenaeus longirostris, Aristeus antennatus

VIIIc, IXa

Y2

Q2

 

Forkbeard

Phycis phycis

X

Q2

M2

 

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

VIIa, VIIe-g

Q2

M2

Yearly

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Vb, VI, XII, XIV

Q2

M2

 

Saithe

Pollachius virens

VII, VIII

Y2

Q2

 

Wreckfish

Polyprion americanus

X

Y2

Q2

 

Blond ray

Raja brachyura

All areas

Y2

Q2

 

Thornback ray

Raja clavata

All areas

Y2

Q2

 

Spotted ray

Raja montagui

All areas

Y2

Q2

 

Cuckoo ray

Raja naevus

All areas

Y2

Q2

 

Other rays and skates

Rajidae

All areas

Y2

Q2

 

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Va, XII, XIV

Y2

Q2

 

Sardine

Sardina pilchardus

VIII, IX

Q2

M1

 

Spanish mackerel

Scomber japonicus

VIII, IX

Y2

R2

 

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

II, IIIa, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX

Q2

M1

 

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Va, XII, XIV

Q2

M2

 

Cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis

VIIIc, IXa

Y2

Q2

 

Sole

Solea solea

VIIa, VIIe, VIIf, g, VIIIa, b

Q2

M2

 

Sole

Solea solea

VIIb, c, VIIh, j, k, IXa

Y2

Q2

 

Sea bream

Sparidae

VIIIc, IXa, X

Y2

Q2

 

Blue jack mackerel

Trachurus picturatus

X

Q2

M2

 

Horse mackerel

Trachurus trachurus

IIa, IVa, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX

Q2

M1

 

Pouting

Trisopterus luscus

VIIIc, IXa

Y2

Q2

 

Mediterranean

Blue-and-red shrimp

Aristeus antennatus

1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Giant red shrimp

Aristeomorpha foliacea

1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Bogue

Boops boops

3,1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Seabass

Dicentrarchus labrax

1,2

Y,6

Q,6

 

Curled octopus

Eledone cirrosa

1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

White octopus

Eledone moschata

1.1, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Grey gurnard

Eutrigla gurnardus

1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Billfish

Istiophoridae

All areas

Q5

Q4

 

Common squid

Loligo vulgaris

1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Black-bellied anglerfish

Lophius budegassa

1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Anglerfish

Lophius piscatorius

1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Mullet

Mullus barbatus

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Q6

M,6

 

Pandora

Pagellus erythrinus

1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

White shrimp

Parapenaeus longirostris

1.1, 1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Caramote prawn

Penaeus kerathurus

3,1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Picarels

Spicara maris

3,1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Thornback ray

Raja clavata

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Brown ray

Raja miraletus

1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Atlantic bonito

Sarda sarda

All areas

Q5

Q4

 

Sardine

Sardina pilchardus

1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1

Q,6

M,6

 

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Sharks

Selachii

All areas

Q5

Q4

 

Cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis

1.3, 2.1, 3.1

Q6

M,6

 

Sole

Solea vulgaris

1.2, 2.1, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Gilthead sea bream

Sparus aurata

1.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Mediterranean horse mackerel

Trachurus mediterraneus

1.1, 1.3, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

All areas

Q5

Q4

 

Bluefin tuna

Thunnus thynnus

All areas

Q5

Q4

 

Horse mackerel

Trachurus trachurus

1.1, 1.3, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Tub gurnard

Trigla lucerna

1.3, 2.2, 3.1

Y,6

Q,6

 

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

All areas

Q5

Q4

 

NAFO areas

Cod

Gadus morhua

2J3KL

Y2

Q2

Yearly

Cod

Gadus morhua

3M

Y2

Q2

Yearly

Cod

Gadus morhua

3NO

Y2

Q2

Yearly

Cod

Gadus morhua

3Ps

Y2

Q2

 

Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

3NO

Y2

Q2

 

American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

3LNO

Y2

Q2

 

American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

3M

Y2

Q2

 

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda ferruginea

3LNO

Y2

Q2

 

Grenadier

Macrouridae

SA 2 + 3

Y2

Q2

 

Pandalid shrimps

Pandalus spp.

3M

Y2

Q2

Yearly

Skates

Raja spp.

SA 3

Y2

Q2

 

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

3KLMNO

Y2

Q2

Yearly

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

1D

Y2

Q2

 

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

3M

Y2

Q2

Yearly

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

3LN

Y2

Q2

Yearly

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

3O

Y2

Q2

 

Highly migratory species, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific Oceans

Frigate tuna

Auxis spp.

 

Y

M4

Yearly

Atlantic back skipjack

Euthynnus alleteratus

 

Y

M4

Yearly

Billfish

Istiophoridae

 

Y

M4

Yearly

Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

 

M5

M4

 

Atlantic bonito

Sarda sarda

 

Y

M4

Yearly

Shark

Squalidae

 

Y

M4

Yearly

Albacore

Thunnus alalunga

 

M5

M4

 

Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

 

M5

M4

Yearly

Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

 

M5

M4

Yearly

Bluefin tuna

Thunnus thynnus

 

M5

M4

 

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

 

M5

M4

 

CECAF FAO 34

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Madeira

Q2

M2

 

Hake

Merluccius spp.

Atlantic CE

Q6

M6

 

Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris

Atlantic CE

Q4

M4

 

Deepwater rose shrimp

Parapeneus longirostris

Atlantic CE

Q2

M2

 

Southern pink shrimp

Penaeus notialis

Atlantic CE

Q3

M3

 

Sardine

Sardina pilchardus

Atlantic CE

Q5

M5

 

Mackerel

Scomber japonicus

Madeira

Q2

M2

 

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Madeira

Q2

M2

 

WECAF

Red snapper

Lutjanus purpureus

French Guiana ZEE

Y6

Q7

 

Shrimp

Penaeus subtilis

French Guiana ZEE

M6

M7

 

Appendix XIII

List of optional species for EP

Species

Area

Sampling strata

Baltic ICES area III (excluding Skagerrak)

Eel

Anguilla anguilla

IIIb-d

Z2

Whitefish

Coregonus lavaretus

IIId

R2

Pike

Esox lucius

IIId

R2

Dab

Limanda limanda

IIIb-d

R2

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

IIIa S

R2

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

IIIa S

R2

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

IIIa S

R2

Perch

Perca fluviatilis

IIId

R2

Flounder

Platichthys flesus

IIIb-d

R2

Flounder

Platichthys flesus

IIIb-c

R2

Saithe

Pollachius virens

IIIa S

R2

Turbot

Psetta maxima

IIIb-d

R2

Pike-perch

Stizostedion lucioperca

IIId

R2

North Sea (Skagerrak) ICES area IIIa (north)

Dab

Limanda limanda

IIIa N

R2

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

IIIa N

R2

Shark

Squalidae

IIIa N

Z3

ICES area I, II

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

I, II

Y3

North Sea and Eastern Channel ICES areas IV, VIId

Catfish

Anarhichas spp.

IV

Z3

Argentine

Argentina spp.

IV

Z3

Tusk

Brosme brosme

IV

Z3

Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

IV

Z3

Blue-mouth rockfish

Helicolenus dactylopterus

IV

Z3

Dab

Limanda limanda

IV, VIId

Z2

Roughhead grenadier

Macrourus berglax

IV

Z3

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

IV, VIId

Z2

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

IV

Z3

Ling

Molva molva

IV

Z3

Forkbeard

Phycis phycis

IV

Z3

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

IV

Z3

Salmon

Salmo salar

VI

Z0

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

IV

Z3

Deep water shark

Selachii

IV

Z3

Small shark

Selachii

IV, VIId

Z3

Spurdog

Squalus acanthias

IV, VIId

Z3

NE Atlantic and Western Channel, ICES II, V, VI, VII (excluding d) VIII, IX, X, XII, XIV

Scabbardfish

Aphanopus spp.

All areas, excluding IXa, X

Z2

Argentine

Argentina spp.

All areas

Y2

Meagre

Argyrosoma regius

All areas

Z2

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

All areas, excluding X

Z2

Whelk

Busycon spp.

All areas

Y2

Conger

Conger conger

All areas, excluding X

Y2

Sea bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

IX

Y2

Witch

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

VI, VII

Y2

Blue-mouth rockfish

Helicolenus dactylopterus

All areas, excluding IXa, X

Z2

Common squid

Loligo vulgaris

All areas, excluding VIIIc, IXa

Y2

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

XIV

Y2

Wedge sole

Microchirus variegatus

All areas

Y2

Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

All areas

Z2

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

All areas, excluding X

Y2

Common octopus

Octopus vulgaris

All areas, excluding VIIIc, IXa

Z2

Pandalus shrimp

Pandalus spp.

All areas, excluding VIIIc, IXa

Z2

Forkbeard

Phycis phycis

All areas, excluding X

Z2

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

VIIbc, VIIhjk, VIII, IX, X

Y2

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

All areas

Y2

Salmon

Salmo salar

All areas

Z0

Cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis

All areas, excluding VIIIc, IXa

Z2

Razor clam

Solen spp.

All areas

Z2

Sea bream

Sparidae

All areas, excluding VIIIc, IXa, X

Z2

Spurdog

Squalus acanthias

All areas

Y2

Mediterranean horse mackerel

Trachurus mediterraneus

VIII,IX

Y2

Pouting

Trisopterus spp.

All areas, excluding IXa, VIIIc

Z2

Other deepwater species

Other deepwater species

All areas

Z2

Mediterranean

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

1.1, 3.1

Y6

Clam

Veneridae

2.1, 2.2

Q6

NAFO Areas

Pandalid shrimp

Pandalus spp.

3LN

Y2

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

SA 1

Y2

CECAF FAO 34

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

 

Y7

Silver scabbardfish

Lepidopus caudatus

Mauritania

Y7

Common squid

Loligo vulgaris

Atlantic CE

Y7

Bonito

Sarda sarda

Mauritania

Q7

Round sardinella

Sardinella aurita

Mauritania, Atlantic CE

Y7

Short-body sardinella

Sardinella maderensis

Mauritania, Atlantic CE

Y7

Chub mackerel

Scomber japonicus

Mauritania

Y7

Cuttlefish

Sepia hierredda

Atlantic CE

Y7

Finfish

Sparidae, Serranidae, Haemulidae

Atlantic CE

Y7

Horse mackerel

Trachurus trachurus

Mauritania

Y7

Cunene horse mackerel

Trachurus trecae

Mauritania

Y7

Scabbardfish

Trichiuridae

 

Y7

CCAMLR FAO 58

Antartic icefish

Champsoccephalus gunnari

Kerguelen

Y6

Antartic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Kerguelen

Y6

Grenadiers

Macrouridae

Kerguelen, Crozet

Y6

Grey rockcod

Notothenia squamifrons

Kerguelen

Y6

Skate

Raja spp.

Kerguelen, Crozet

Y6

South-west Atlantic FAO 41

Antartic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Argentina/UK

Y7

Cusk-eel

Genypterus blacodes

Argentina/UK

Y7

Short-finned squid

Illex argentinus

Argentina/UK

Q7

Patagonian squid

Loligo gahi

Argentina/UK

Q7

Grenadier

Macrourus spp.

Argentina/UK

Y7

Patagonian grenadier

Macruronus magellanicus

Argentina/UK

Y7

Southern hake

Merluccius australis

Argentina/UK

Y7

Argentinean hake

Merluccius hubbsi

Argentina/UK

Q7

Southern blue whiting

Micromesistius australis

Argentina/UK

Y7

Rockcod

Notothenia spp.

Argentina/UK

Y7

Patagonian rockcod

Salilota australis

Argentina/UK

Y7

Angola FAO 47

Red striped shrimp

Aristeus varidens

Angola

Q7

Deepwater rose shrimp

Parapenaeus longirostris

Angola

Q7

Penaeus shrimps

Penaeus spp.

Angola

Q7

Appendix XIV (section G)

List of surveys (MP, EP)

Name of the survey

Area

Period

Main objectives (Species etc.)

Survey effort

Priority

Days

Hauls

Baltic

BITS first/fourth quarter

IIIaS, IIIb-c

First and fourth quarter

Cod and other demersal species

129-157

510

1

IBTS first/third quarter

IIIa

First and third quarter

Haddock, cod, saithe, herring, sprat, whiting, mackerel, Norway pout.

22-26

95

1

Herring acoustic survey

IIIa, IIIb-d

Third and fourth quarter

Herring, sprat

60-74

180

1

Sprat acoustic survey

IIIc-d

Second quarter

Sprat

32-39

85

1

Herring larvae survey

IIIc

Second quarter

Herring larvae

54-66

400

2

German flatfish survey

IIIc

Third quarter

Flounder

24-30

20

2

North Sea and Eastern Channel and area II

IBTS first quarter

IV, IIIa

First quarter

Haddock, cod, saithe, herring, sprat, whiting, mackerel, Norway pout.

117-143

360

1

Atlan/Scand. herring survey

IIa

May

Herring, blue whiting

27-33

90 + track

1

IBTS third quarter

IV, IIIa

Third quarter

Haddock, cod, saithe, herring, sprat, whiting, mackerel, Norway pout.

117-143

360

1

NS herring acoustic survey

IV, IIIa

July

Herring, sprat

68-83

150 + track

1

BTS

IVb, IVc, VIId

Third quarter

Plaice, sole

50-62

280

1

Sole net survey

IVb, IVc

Third quarter

Sole, plaice

14-17

60

1

Demersal young fish survey

Coasts of NS

Third, fourth quarter

Plaice, sole, brown shrimp

117-143

1 000

1

Herring larvae survey

IV, VIId

First, fourth quarter

Herring, sprat larvae

37-45

390

2

Greenland halibut survey

IIb slopes

October since 1 997

Greenland halibut

27-33

120 from 300-750 m water depth

2

Nephrops TV survey

IVa, IVb

Second quarter

Nephrops

17-21

90

2

Channel ground fish survey

VIId

Fourth quarter

Whiting, cod, pout, plaice, red gurnard, black bream, red mullet

27-33

100

2

German cod survey

German Bight

First, fourth quarter

Cod, whiting, plaice and dab

14-18

70

2

NE Atlantic area and Western Channel

Western IBTS fourth quarter

VIa, VII, VIII, IXa

October-November

Groundfish survey (gadoids + pelagics) abundance indices

149-182

580

1

ISBCBTS

VIIa, f, g

September

Sole, plaice

22-26

120

1

Mackerel/horse mackerel egg survey

VIa, VII, VIII, IXa

January-July (triennial)

Mackerel, horse mackerel egg production

252-308

1 750 plankton/50 bottom trawls

1

Spawning/pre-spawning herring acoustic survey

VIa, VIIa, g

July, September, November, March, January

Herring, sprat

126-154

Acoustic track

1

Sardine, anchovy, horse mackerel acoustic survey

VIII + IX

March/April/May

Sardine, anchovy, mackerel, horse mackerel abundance indices

77-95

140

1

Bioman

VIII

May

Anchovy SSB (DEP)

18-22

600/20 pelagic hauls

1

Ressgasc

VIIIa, b

May + October

Abundance indices, discards for hake,sole

22-26

70

1

Nephrops TV survey

VIa

February + August/September

Nephrops (from burrow counts)

28-34

200

2

WCBTS

VIIe

October

Sole, plaice, anglerfish, lemon sole

7-9

55

2

Egg production survey

VIIa

January-May (five-yearly)

Egg production (demersal)

58-70

800

2

DARD groundfish

VIIa

March

Groundfish survey (gadoids + pelagics)

9-11

45

2

DARD herring larvae

VIIa

November

Larva indices: herring

5-6

60

2

DARD MIK-net

VIIa

May/June

Pelagic juvenile indices: gadoids

5-6

45

2

DARD nephrops

VIIa

April + August

Distribution and biology: Nephrops

14-18

80

2

Juvenile plaice survey

VIIa

May

Young plaice

6-8

25

2

Nephrops

VIIa

June

Nephrops ecology

6-8

25

2

Cod tagging

VIIa, b, VIa-b

March

Cod

9-11

30

2

Egg and larval survey

VI

April

Demersal (gadoids)

25-31

70

2

ARSA

IXa

March

Abundance indices for demersal stocks

15-19

50

2

Sardine-acoustic survey (SAR)

IXa

November

Abundance indices, recruitment

23-29

40

2

Nephrops

IXa

June

Nephrops abundance indices/Nephrops recruitment

15-19

60

2

Groundfish survey summer

IXa

July/August

Abundance for hake, horse mackerel, mackerel

23-28

65

2

Deep sea fish survey

IXa

August/September

Abundance indices of deep sea stocks

41-50

130

2

ARQDAÇO

X

April/May

Abundance of bluemouth rockfish, forkbears, alfonsinos, conger, seabreams

41-50

35

2

DEEP

X

Fourth quarter

Distribution and abundance

27-33

25

2

Pelagicos

X

Third quarter

Distribution and abundance of tuna and shark

27-33

25

2

Sardine DEPM

VIIIc, IXa

Spring (VIII) winter (IX) trieannial

Sardine SSB and use of CUFES to improve estimates

108-132

1 200

1

Greenland groundfish survey

ICES XIV, NAFO SA1

September/October

Distribution, abundance, biomass, recruitment of target species cod and other species

42-52

70 down to 400 m

2

IBTS (WCGFS)

VIIe-k, VIIIa

March

Groundfish survey (gadoids + pelagics)

27-33

80

2

Scottish West Coast, young fish survey

VIa, VIIa

March

Gadoids, herring, mackerel

19-23

60

2

Rockall survey

VIb

September (biennial)

Haddock

12-14

40

2

Redfish survey

Irminger Sea

June (biennial)

Redfish abundance, age

24-30

20

1

Mediterranean

Medits

37(1, 2, 3.1)

Second quarter

30 species

320-391

1 100

1

Pelmed

37(2)

 

Sardine, anchovy (abundance indices)

23-28

15

2

GRUND

37(1,2)

 

Biological data of 10 target species

81-99

1 080

2

Anchovy

37(3.1)

 

Anchovy abundance estimation

11-13

110

2

Ecomed

37(1)

November-December

Sardine, anchovy (Abundance indices)

27-33

55

2

Sardine

37(3.1, 2.2)

 

Sardine abundance estimation

27-33

110

2

NAFO area

Flemish cap groundfish survey

3M

July since 1 988

Cod, American plaice, redfish, Greenland halibut, roughhead grenadier, shrimp

30-36

120 up to 750 m water depth

1

3NO groundfish survey

3NO

April/May since 1 995

Yellowtail flounder, American plaice, cod, redfish, Greenland halibut, roughhead grenadier

27-33

120 to 1 250 m

2

Indian and Atlantic Oceans

Tuna tagging

Indian and Atlantic Oceans

 

Yellowfin skipjack, bigeye, bluefin, albacore, swordfish

 

 

1

Appendix XV (section H)

Age-length sampling scheme (MP, EP)

(a)

Market sampling effort defined as the numbers of samples taken per tonne of landings on an annual basis.

A

1/20

B

1/50

C

1/100

D

1/200

E

1/500

F

1/1000

G

1/2000

(b)

Length of sampling level defined as the number of fish measured per sample.

0

400

1

200

2

100

3

50

4

25 or less as available

(c)

As regards ageing, in cases where the sampling scheme as given in this Appendix is excessive, the following rule applies.

For stocks for which age reading is possible, 40 individuals must be aged per year within each length interval. However, this number can be reduced if Member States establish that such a reduction will not affect the quality of the age composition estimate.

Species

Area

Landings sampling

 

 

Length

Age

MP

EP

MP

EP

Baltic ICES area III (excluding Skagerrak)

Eel

Anguilla anguilla

IIIb-d

 

C3

 

C3

Herring

Clupea harengus

IIIa S

F2

E2

F2

E2

Herring

Clupea harengus

IIIb-c

F2

E2

F3

E3

Herring

Clupea harengus

IIId

F2

E2

F2

E2

Whitefish

Coregonus lavaretus

IIId

 

C3

 

C3

Pike

Esox lucius

IIId

 

C3

 

C3

Cod

Gadus morhua

IIIa S

C3

B2

C3

B2

Cod

Gadus morhua

IIIb-d

D3

C2

D4

C3

Dab

Limanda limanda

IIIb-d

 

D3

 

D3

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

IIIa S

 

C3

 

C3

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

IIIa S

 

C3

 

C3

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

IIIa S

 

C3

 

C3

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Functional unit

C1

B1

 

 

Perch

Perca fluviatilis

IIId

 

C3

 

C3

Flounder

Platichtys flesus

IIIb-c

 

D3

 

D3

Flounder

Platichtys flesus

IIIb-d

 

D3

 

D3

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

IIIa

C3

B2

C3

B2

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

IIIb-d

C3

B2

C3

B2

Saithe

Pollachius virens

IIIa S

 

C3

 

C3

Turbot

Psetta maxima

IIIb-d

 

C3

 

C3

Salmon

Salmo salar

IIIb-d

C3

B2

C3

B2

Sea trout

Salmo trutta

IIIb-d

C3

B2

C3

B2

Sole

Solea solea

IIIa S

B2

B3

B2

B3

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

IIIa S

F2

E2

F3

E3

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

IIIb-d

G2

F2

G3

F3

Pike-perch

Stizostedion lucioperca

IIId

 

C3

 

C3

North Sea (Skagerrak) ICES area IIIa (north)

Sandeel

Ammodytidae

IIIa N

F3

E2

F3

E2

Herring

Clupea harengus

IIIa N

F2

E2

F2

E2

Cod

Gadus morhua

IIIa N

C3

B2

C4

B2

Dab

Limanda limanda

IIIa N

 

C3

 

C3

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

IIIa N

C3

B2

C3

B2

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

IIIa N

 

C3

 

C3

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

IIIa N

C3

B2

C3

B2

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

IIIa N

F3

E2

F3

E2

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Functional unit

C1

B1

 

 

Pandalid shrimps

Pandalus spp.

IIIa N

C0

B0

 

 

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

IIIa N

C3

B2

C3

B2

Saithe

Pollachius virens

IIIa N

C3

B2

C3

B2

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

IIIa N

E2

E3

E2

E3

Shark

Squalidae

IIIa N

 

C4

 

 

Sole

Solea solea

IIIa N

B3

B2

B3

B2

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

IIIa N

F2

E2

F2

E2

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

IIIa N

F3

E2

F3

E2

ICES area I, II

Atlanto-Scandian herring

Clupea harengus

IIa, V

F3

E3

F4

E4

Cod

Gadus morhua

I, II

D3

C2

E4

D3

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

I, II

D3

C2

E4

D3

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

I, II

D2

C2

 

 

Saithe

Pollachius virens

I, II

D2

C2

E3

D3

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

I, II

 

F3

 

 

Redfishes

Sebastes spp.

I, II

E2

C2

 

 

North Sea and Eastern Channel ICES areas IV, VIId

Sandeel

Ammodytidae

IV

G3

G2

G3

G2

Catfish

Anarhichas spp.

IV

 

C4

 

 

Argentine

Argentina spp.

IV

 

C4

 

 

Tusk

Brosme brosme

IV

 

C4

 

 

Herring

Clupea harengus

IV, VIId

F3

E3

F4

E4

Sea bass

Dicentrarchus labrax

IV, VIId

D3

C3

 

D4

Cod

Gadus morhua

IV, VIId

D3

C3

D4

C3

Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

IV

 

C4

 

 

Blue-mouth rockfish

Helicolenus dactylopterus

IV

 

C4

 

 

Four-spot megrim

Lepidorhombus boscii

IV, VIId

E3

D3

E4

D4

Megrim

Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

IV, VIId

E3

D3

E4

D4

Dab

Limanda limanda

IV, VIId

 

C4

 

 

Black-bellied angler

Lophius budegassa

IV, VIId

D4

C4

D4

C4

Anglerfish

Lophius piscatorius

IV, VIId

D4

C4

D4

C4

Roughhead grenadier

Macrourus berglax

IV

 

C4

 

 

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

IV, VIId

D3

C3

D4

C3

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

IV, VIId

D3

E4

D4

C3

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

IV, VIId

 

C4

 

 

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

IV, VIId

F3

F2

F3

F2

Lemon sole

Microstomus kitt

IV, VIId

D4

C4

D4

C4

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

IV

 

C4

 

 

Ling

Molva molva

IV

 

C4

 

 

Mullet

Mullus barbatus

IV, VIId

D3

C3

 

E3

Red mullet

Mullus surmuletus

IV, VIId

D3

C3

 

E3

Norway lobster (functional unit)

Nephrops norvegicus

IV

B0

A0

 

 

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

IV

E2

D1

 

 

Scallop

Pecten spp.

VIId

D3

C3

 

 

Forkbeard

Phycis phycis

IV

 

C4

 

 

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

IV

E3

D3

E4

D3

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

VIId

C1

C0

C3

C2

Saithe

Pollachius virens

IV, VIId

D3

C3

D4

C3

Turbot

Psetta maxima

IV, VIId

D4

C4

D4

C4

Thornback ray

Raja clavata

IV, VIId

E4

E3

 

 

Starry ray

Raja radiata

IV, VIId

E4

E3

 

 

Cuckoo ray

Raja naevus

IV, VIId

E4

E3

 

 

Spotted ray

Raja montagui

IV, VIId

E4

E3

 

 

Other rays and skates

Rajidae

IV, VIId

E4

E3

 

 

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

IV

 

C4

 

 

Salmon

Salmo salar

VI

 

C4

 

 

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

IV, VIId

F3

E3

F4

E4

Brill

Scophthalmus rhombus

IV, VIId

D4

C4

D4

C4

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

IV

 

C4

 

 

Deep water shark

Selachii

IV

 

C4

 

 

Small shark

Selachii

IV, VIId

 

C4

 

 

Sole

Solea solea

IV

D3

C3

D4

C3

Sole

Solea solea

VIId

C1

C0

C3

C2

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

IV, VIId

G3

G2

G3

G2

Spurdog

Squalus acanthias

IV, VIId

 

C4

 

 

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

IV, VIId

F2

E2

F4

E4

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

IV

G3

G2

G3

G2

NE Atlantic and Western Channel ICES areas II, V, VI, VII (excluding d) VIII, IX, X, XII, XIV

Scabbardfish

Aphanopus spp.

All areas (excluding IXa, X)

 

F3

 

 

Scabbardfish

Aphanopus spp.

IXa, X

B2

B1

B4

B3

Argentine

Argentina spp.

All areas

 

F4