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Council Regulation (EU) No 297/2013 of 27 March 2013 amending Regulations (EU) No 44/2012, (EU) No 39/2013 and (EU) No 40/2013 as regards certain fishing opportunities

OJ L 90, 28.3.2013, p. 10–47 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 04 Volume 011 P. 269 - 306

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2013/297/oj

28.3.2013   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 90/10


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 297/2013

of 27 March 2013

amending Regulations (EU) No 44/2012, (EU) No 39/2013 and (EU) No 40/2013 as regards certain fishing opportunities

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 43(3) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

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

(2)

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

(3)

By Regulation (EU) No 44/2012 (2), the Council fixed fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks in EU waters, and for EU vessels in certain non-EU waters for 2012. By Regulations (EU) No 39/2013 (3) and (EU) No 40/2013 (4), the Council fixed fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks in EU waters, and for EU vessels in certain non-EU waters for 2013.

(4)

In Regulation (EU) No 39/2013, it is appropriate to clarify the special condition for the fixing of fishing opportunities for horse mackerel in areas VIIIc and IX.

(5)

Additional fishing opportunities for Greenland halibut in NAFO 3LMNO became available for the Union in 2012 as a result of quota transfers between the Union and other Contracting Parties to the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO). Consequently, for the year 2012, Annex IC to Regulation (EU) No 44/2012 should be amended with effect from 1 January 2012 so as to reflect those new fishing opportunities. These modifications concern the year 2012 only and are without prejudice to the principle of relative stability.

(6)

Fishing opportunities for EU and Norwegian vessels, and the conditions of access to fishery resources in each other's waters are established each year in the light of consultations on fishing rights held in accordance with the bilateral agreement on fisheries with Norway (5). Pending the conclusion of those consultations on the arrangements for 2013, Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 fixed provisional fishing opportunities for the stocks concerned. On 18 January 2013, the consultations with Norway were concluded. It is appropriate that the relevant provisions of Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 be amended accordingly.

(7)

Catch limits for sandeel in the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) zone IIIa and in EU waters of ICES zones IIa and IV are provisionally laid down in Annex IA to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013. In February 2013, ICES published scientific advice for the stock of sandeel in EU waters of ICES divisions IIa and IIIa and ICES subarea IV. In accordance with that advice, the catch limits for management areas 1 and 2 should be fixed at 224 544 tonnes and 17 544 tonnes respectively. For management area 3, ICES advices a total catch limit of 78 331 tonnes. Since management area 3 covers both EU and Norwegian catches, the Union limit in this area should be set at no more than 40 000 tonnes. For management areas 4 and 6, catch and survey data were insufficient for ICES to conduct an age-based assessment. Consequently, in line with the approach adopted for other stocks in similar circumstances, it is appropriate to set catch limits in management areas 4 and 6 of 4 000 tonnes 336 tonnes respectively, which amounts to reductions of 20 % compared with the 2012 catch limits in those areas. In accordance with ICES advice, it is appropriate to fix catch limits of zero for management areas 5 and 7. Given that sandeel is a stock that is shared with Norway and given the availability of sandeel in EU waters in 2013, it is appropriate to provide for an exchange of quotas with Norway. Consequently, the amount allocated to Norway from the Union's share of the total allowable catch (TAC) should be fixed at the level of 22 450 tonnes of sandeel in management area 1 in exchange for 1 769 tonnes of North Norway cod, 131 tonnes of North Norway haddock, 250 tonnes of plaice in the North Sea and 95 tonnes of ling in the North Sea. Annex IA to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

The 9th Annual Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC), held in Manila from 2 to 9 December 2012, adopted new conservation and management measures for bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna concerning fishing effort limitations, as well as measures for the closed area for fishing with fish aggregating devices (FADs). The WCPFC also agreed on management measures regarding the overlap area between WCPFC and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). According to those measures, EU vessels listed in the register of both organisations must comply only with the IATTC conservation and management measures set out in Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 when fishing in the overlap area. Those WCPFC measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(9)

Under the provisions of International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) concerning the conservation of Atlantic swordfish, the Union may count up to 200 tonnes of its swordfish catch taken from the North Atlantic management area against its uncaught South Atlantic swordfish quota. The Union may also count up to 200 tonnes of its swordfish catch taken from the South Atlantic management area against its uncaught North Atlantic swordfish quota. Those provisions should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(10)

At its first annual meeting, held in 2013, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) fixed fishing opportunities consisting of a TAC for jack mackerel, including a modification of the associated reporting in this fishery, and effort limitations for pelagic and bottom fisheries. Those provisions should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(11)

Regulations (EU) No 39/2013 and (EU) No 40/2013 apply, in general, from 1 January 2013. This Regulation should apply from 1 January 2013 as regards amendments to those Regulations. Such retroactive application is without prejudice to the principles of legal certainty and protection of legitimate expectations as the fishing opportunities concerned have not yet been exhausted. The amendment to Regulation (EU) 44/2012 should apply as of 1 January 2012. Since the modification of some catch limits have an influence on the economic activities and the planning of the fishing season of EU vessels, it is necessary to amend Regulations (EU) No 44/2012, (EU) No 39/2013 and (EU) No 40/2013 urgently. For the same reason, this Regulation should enter into force immediately after its publication,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 44/2012

Annex IC to Regulation (EU) No 44/2012 is hereby amended in accordance with the text set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

Article 2

Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 39/2013

Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 39/2013 is hereby amended in accordance with the text set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

Article 3

Amendments to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013

Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 is hereby amended as follows:

(1)

in Article 4, the following point is added:

"(n)

‧overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC‧ is the geographical area defined by the following limits:

longitude 150 ° W,

longitude 130 ° W,

latitude 4 ° S,

latitude 50 ° S."

(2)

Article 24 is replaced by the following:

"Article 24

Pelagic fisheries - capacity limitation

Member States having actively exercised pelagic fisheries activities in the SPRFMO Convention Area in 2007, 2008 or 2009 shall limit the total level of gross tonnage of vessels flying their flag and fishing for pelagic stocks in 2013 to the total Union level of 78 600 gross tonnage in that area."

(3)

Article 25 is replaced by the following:

"Article 25

Pelagic fisheries - TACs

1.   Only Member States having actively exercised pelagic fisheries activities in the SPRFMO Convention Area in 2007, 2008 or 2009, as specified in Article 24, may fish for pelagic stocks in that area in accordance with the TACs set out in Annex IJ.

2.   The fishing opportunities set out in Annex IJ may only be fished under the condition that Member States send to the Commission, in order to communicate them to the SPRFMO Secretariat, the list of vessels actively fishing or engaged in transhipment in the SPRFMO Convention Area, records from vessel monitoring systems (VMS), monthly catch reports and, where available, port calls at the latest by the fifth day of the following month."

(4)

Article 29 is replaced by the following:

"Article 29

Fishing effort limitations for bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna

Member States shall ensure that fishing days allocated to purse-seine vessels fishing for bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in the part of the WCPFC Convention Area in the high seas and located between 20 ° N and 20 ° S does not increase."

(5)

in Article 30 paragraph 1 is replaced by the following:

"1.   In the part of the WCPFC Convention Area located between 20 ° N and 20 ° S, fishing activities of purse-seine vessels making use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) shall be prohibited between 00:00 hours of 1 July 2013 and 24:00 hours of 31 October 2013. During that period, a purse-seine vessel may only engage in fishing operations within that part of the WCPFC Convention Area if it carries onboard an observer to monitor that at no time does the vessel:

(a)

deploy or service a FAD or associated electronic device;

(b)

fish on schools in association with FADs."

(6)

the following Article is inserted:

"Article 30a

Overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC

1.   Vessels listed exclusively in the WCPFC register shall apply the measures set out in Articles 29 to 31 when fishing in the overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC as defined in point (n) of Article 4.

2.   Vessels listed in both the WCPFC register and the IATTC register and vessels listed exclusively in the IATTC register shall apply the measures set out in point (a) of Article 27(1) and in Article 27(2) to (6) when fishing in the overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC as defined in point (n) of Article 4."

(7)

Annexes IA, IB, ID, IJ, III and VIII are hereby amended in accordance with the text set out in Annex III to this Regulation.

Article 4

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2013.

However, Article 1 shall apply from 1 January 2012.

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

Done at Brussels, 27 March 2013.

For the Council

The President

E. GILMORE


(1)  OJ L 358, 31.12.2002, p. 59.

(2)  Council Regulation (EU) No 44/2012 of 17 January 2012 fixing for 2012 the fishing opportunities available in EU waters and, to EU vessels, in certain non-EU waters for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are subject to international negotiations or agreements (OJ L 25, 27.1.2012, p. 55).

(3)  Council Regulation (EU) No 39/2013 of 21 January 2013 fixing for 2013 the fishing opportunities available to EU vessels for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are not subject to international negotiations or agreements (OJ L 23, 25.1.2013, p. 1).

(4)  Council Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 of 21 January 2013 fixing for 2013 the fishing opportunities available in EU waters and, to EU vessels, in certain non- EU waters for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are subject to international negotiations or agreements (OJ L 23, 25.1.2013, p. 54).

(5)  Agreement on fisheries between the European Economic Community and the Kingdom of Norway (OJ L 226, 29.8.1980, p. 48).


ANNEX I

In Annex IC to Regulation (EU) No 44/2012, the entry for Greenland halibut in NAFO 3LMNO is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

NAFO 3LMNO

(GHL/N3LMNO)

Estonia

328

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

335

Latvia

46

Lithuania

23 (1)

Spain

4 486

Portugal

1 875 (2)

Union

7 093 (3)

TAC

12 098


(1)  To this quota, an additional quantity of 19,6 tonnes is added as a result of a transfer of fishing opportunities from a third country.

(2)  To this quota, an additional quantity of 10 tonnes is added as a result of a transfer of fishing opportunities from a third country.

(3)  To this quota, an additional quantity of 29,6 tonnes is added as a result of a transfer of fishing opportunities from third countries."


ANNEX II

1.

In Part B of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 39/2013, the entry for Horse mackerel in VIIIc is replaced by the following:

‘Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc

(JAX/08C.)

Spain

22 409 (1)  (3)

Analytical TAC

France

388 (1)

Portugal

2 214 (1)  (3)

Union

25 011

TAC

25 011

2.

In Part B of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 39/2013, the entry for Horse mackerel in IX is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

IX

(JAX/09.)

Spain

7 762 (4)  (5)

Analytical TAC

Portugal

22 238 (4)  (5)

Union

30 000

TAC

30 000

3.

In Part B of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 39/2013, the entry for Horse mackerel in X; EU waters of CECAF is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

X; EU waters of CECAF (6)

(JAX/X34PRT)

Portugal

To be established (7)  (8)

Precautionary TAC

Union

To be established (9)

TAC

To be established (9)

4.

In Part B of Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 39/2013, the entry for Horse mackerel in EU waters of CECAF is replaced by the following:

‘Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of CECAF (10)

(JAX/341PRT)

Portugal

To be established (11)  (12)

Precautionary TAC

Union

To be established (13)

TAC

To be established (13)


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

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

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

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

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

(6)  Waters adjacent to the Azores.

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

(8)  Article 6 of this Regulation applies.

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

(10)  Waters adjacent to Madeira.

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

(12)  Article 6 of this Regulation applies.

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


ANNEX III

1.

Annex IA to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for sandeel and associated by-catches in EU waters of IIa, IIIa and IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Sandeel and associated by-catches

Ammodytes spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa, IIIa and IV (1)

Denmark

249 006 (2)

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

5 443 (2)

Germany

381 (2)

Sweden

9 144 (2)

Union

263 974

Norway

22 450

TAC

286 424

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following sandeel management areas, as defined in Annex IIB:

Zone

:

EU waters of sandeel management areas

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

(SAN/234_1)

(SAN/234_2)

(SAN/234_3)

(SAN/234_4)

(SAN/234_5)

(SAN/234_6)

(SAN/234_7)

Denmark

190 635

16 549

37 731

3 773

0

317

0

United Kingdom

4 167

362

825

82

0

7

0

Germany

292

25

58

6

0

0

0

Sweden

7 000

608

1 386

139

0

12

0

Union

202 094

17 544

40 000

4 000

0

336

0

Norway

22 450

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

224 544

17 544

40 000

4 000

0

336

0"

(b)

the entry for anglerfish in Norwegian waters of IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(ANF/04-N.)

Belgium

45

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

1 152

Germany

18

The Netherlands

16

United Kingdom

269

Union

1 500

TAC

Not relevant"

(c)

the entry for tusk in EU and international waters of V, VI and VII is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EU and international waters of V, VI and VII

(USK/567EI.)

Germany

13

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Spain

46

France

548

Ireland

53

United Kingdom

264

Others

13 (3)

Union

937

Norway

2 923 (4)  (5)  (6)

TAC

3 860

(d)

the entry for herring in IIIa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Herring (7)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IIIa

(HER/03A.)

Denmark

23 115 (8)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

370 (8)

Sweden

24 180 (8)

Union

47 665 (8)

TAC

55 000

(e)

the entry for herring in EU and Norwegian waters of IV north of 53° 30'N is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Herring (9)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

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

(HER/4AB.)

Denmark

81 945

Analytical TAC.

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

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

Germany

50 632

France

23 464

The Netherlands

59 995

Sweden

4 863

United Kingdom

65 901

Union

286 800

Norway

138 620 (10)

TAC

478 000

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters south

of 62°N (HER/*04N-) ()

Union

50 000

()  Landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm. Member States shall report separately their landings of herring in IVa (HER/*4AN.) and IVb (HER/*4BN.)."

(f)

the entry for herring in Norwegian waters south of 62°N is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Herring (12)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HER/04-N.)

Sweden

922 (12)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

922

TAC

478 000

(g)

the entry for herring in IIIa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Herring (13)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IIIa

(HER/03A-BC)

Denmark

5 692

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

51

Sweden

916

Union

6 659

TAC

6 659

(h)

the entry for herring in IV, VIId and EU waters of IIa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Herring (14)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IV, VIId and EU waters of IIa

(HER/2A47DX)

Belgium

71

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

13 787

Germany

71

France

71

The Netherlands

71

Sweden

67

United Kingdom

262

Union

14 400

TAC

14 400

(i)

the entry for herring in IVc, VIId is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Herring (15)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IVc, VIId (16)

(HER/4CXB7D)

Belgium

9 285 (17)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

1 187 (17)

Germany

733 (17)

France

13 035 (17)

The Netherlands

23 276 (17)

United Kingdom

5 064 (17)

Union

52 580

TAC

478 000

(j)

the entry for cod in Skagerrak is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Skagerrak

(COD/03AN.)

Belgium

9 (18)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

3 026 (18)

Germany

76 (18)

The Netherlands

19 (18)

Sweden

530 (18)

Union

3 660

TAC

3 783

(k)

the entry for cod in IV; EU waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by Skagerrak and Kattegat is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

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

(COD/2A3AX4)

Belgium

782 (19)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

4 495 (19)

Germany

2 850 (19)

France

966 (19)

The Netherlands

2 540 (19)

Sweden

30 (19)

United Kingdom

10 311 (19)

Union

21 974

Norway

4 501 (20)

TAC

26 475

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(COD/*04N-)

Union

19 099"

(l)

the entry for cod in Norwegian waters south of 62°N is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(COD/04-N.)

Sweden

382 (21)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

382

TAC

Not relevant

(m)

the entry for cod in VIId is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIId

(COD/07D.)

Belgium

66 (22)

Analytical TAC

France

1 295 (22)

The Netherlands

39 (22)

United Kingdom

143 (22)

Union

1 543

TAC

1 543

(n)

the entry for haddock in IIIa, EU waters of Subdivisions 22-32 is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

IIIa, EU waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(HAD/3A/BCD)

Belgium

13

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

2 231

Germany

142

The Netherlands

3

Sweden

264

Union

2 653

TAC

2 770"

(o)

the entry for haddock in IV; EU waters of IIa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

IV; EU waters of IIa

(HAD/2AC4.)

Belgium

257

Analytical TAC

Denmark

1 770

Germany

1 126

France

1 963

The Netherlands

193

Sweden

178

United Kingdom

29 194

Union

34 681

Norway

10 359

TAC

45 040

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(HAD/*04N-)

Union

25 798"

(p)

the entry for haddock in Norwegian waters south of 62°N is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HAD/04-N.)

Sweden

707 (23)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

707

TAC

Not relevant

(q)

the entry for whiting in IIIa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IIIa

(WHG/03A.)

Denmark

929

Precautionary TAC

The Netherlands

3

Sweden

99

Union

1 031

TAC

1 050"

(r)

the entry for whiting in IV; EU waters of IIa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IV; EU waters of IIa

(WHG/2AC4.)

Belgium

365

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

1 577

Germany

410

France

2 370

The Netherlands

912

Sweden

3

United Kingdom

11 402

Union

17 039

Norway

1 893 (24)

TAC

18 932

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(WHG/*04N-)

Union

11 544"

(s)

the entry for whiting and pollack in Norwegian waters south of 62°N is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Whiting and pollack

Merlangius merlangus and Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(WHG/04-N.) for whiting;

(POL/04-N.) for pollack

Sweden

190 (25)

Precautionary TAC.

Union

190

TAC

Not relevant

(t)

the entry for blue whiting in Norwegian waters of II and IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of II and IV

(WHB/24-N.)

Denmark

0

Analytical TAC

United Kingdom

0

Union

0

TAC

643 000"

(u)

the entry for blue whiting in EU and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

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

(WHB/1X14)

Denmark

17 715 (26)

Analytical TAC

Germany

6 888 (26)

Spain

15 018 (26)  (27)

France

12 328 (26)

Ireland

13 718 (26)

The Netherlands

21 601 (26)

Portugal

1 395 (26)  (27)

Sweden

4 382 (26)

United Kingdom

22 987 (26)

Union

116 032 (26)

Norway

45 000

TAC

643 000

(v)

the entry for blue whiting in VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1 is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(WHB/8C3411)

Spain

13 213

Analytical TAC

Portugal

3 303

Union

16 516 (28)

TAC

643 000

(w)

the entry for blue whiting in EU waters of II, IVa, V, VI north of 56° 30'N and VII west of 12° W is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

EU waters of II, IVa, V, VI north of 56° 30′ N and VII west of 12° W

(WHB/24A567)

Norway

113 630 (29)  (30)

Analytical TAC

TAC

643 000

(x)

the entry for blue ling in EU waters and international waters of Vb, VI, VII is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

EU waters and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

(BLI/5B67-)

Germany

25

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Estonia

4

Spain

79

France

1 806

Ireland

7

Lithuania

2

Poland

1

United Kingdom

459

Others

7 (31)

Union

2 390

Norway

150 (32)

TAC

2 540

(y)

the entry for ling in EU and international waters of VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

(LIN/6X14.)

Belgium

30

Analytical TAC

Article 11 of this Regulation applies.

Denmark

5

Germany

109

Spain

2 211

France

2 357

Ireland

591

Portugal

5

United Kingdom

2 716

Union

8 024

Norway

6 140 (33)  (34)

TAC

14 164

(z)

the entry for ling in Norwegian waters of IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(LIN/04-N.)

Belgium

7

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

831

Germany

23

France

9

The Netherlands

1

United Kingdom

74

Union

945

TAC

Not relevant"

(aa)

the entry for Norway lobster in Norwegian waters of IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(NEP/04-N.)

Denmark

947

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

0

United Kingdom

53

Union

1 000

TAC

Not relevant"

(bb)

the entry for Northern prawn in IIIa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

IIIa

(PRA/03A.)

Denmark

2 308

Analytical TAC

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

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

Sweden

1 243

Union

3 551

TAC

6 650"

(cc)

the entry for Northern prawn in Norwegian waters south of 62°N is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(PRA/04-N.)

Denmark

357

Analytical TAC

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

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

Sweden

123 (35)

Union

480

TAC

Not relevant

(dd)

the entry for plaice in Skagerrak is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

Skagerrak

(PLE/03AN.)

Belgium

55

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

7 117

Germany

37

The Netherlands

1 369

Sweden

381

Union

8 959

TAC

9 142"

(ee)

the entry for plaice in IV; EU waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

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

(PLE/2A3AX4)

Belgium

5 614

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

18 245

Germany

5 263

France

1 053

The Netherlands

35 086

United Kingdom

25 964

Union

91 225

Norway

5 845

TAC

97 070

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(PLE/*04N-)

Union

37 331"

(ff)

the entry for saithe in IIIa and IV; EU waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32 is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

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

(POK/2A34.)

Belgium

32

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

3 757

Germany

9 487

France

22 326

The Netherlands

95

Sweden

516

United Kingdom

7 273

Union

43 486

Norway

47 734 (36)

TAC

91 220

(gg)

the entry for saithe in VI; EU and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

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

(POK/56-14)

Germany

484

Analytical TAC

France

4 805

Ireland

421

United Kingdom

3 254

Union

8 964

Norway

500 (37)

TAC

9 464

(hh)

the entry for saithe in Norwegian waters south of 62° N is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(POK/04-N.)

Sweden

880 (38)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

880

TAC

Not relevant

(ii)

the entry for Greenland halibut in EU waters of IIa and IV; EU and international waters of VB and VI is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Greenland Halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

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

(GHL/2A-C46)

Denmark

13

Analytical TAC

Germany

23

Estonia

13

Spain

13

France

218

Ireland

13

Lithuania

13

Poland

13

United Kingdom

857

Union

1 176

Norway

824 (39)

TAC

2 000

(jj)

the entry for mackerel in IIIa and IV; EU waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32 is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

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

(MAC/2A34.)

Belgium

440 (42)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

15 072 (42)

Germany

459 (42)

France

1 387 (42)

The Netherlands

1 396 (42)

Sweden

4 174 (40)  (41)  (42)

United Kingdom

1 293 (42)

Union

24 221 (40)  (42)

Norway

141 809 (43)

TAC

Not relevant

Special condition:

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

 

IIIa

(MAC/*03A.)

IIIa and IVbc

(MAC/*3A4BC)

IVb

(MAC/*04B.)

IVc

(MAC/*04C.)

VI, international waters of IIa, from 1 January to 31 March 2013 and in December 2013

(MAC/*2A6.)

Denmark

0

4 130

0

0

8 107

France

0

490

0

0

0

The Netherlands

0

490

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

390

10

1 573

United Kingdom

0

490

0

0

0

Norway

3 000

0

0

0

0"

(kk)

the entry for mackerel in VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of IIa, XII and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

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

(MAC/2CX14-)

Germany

17 326

Analytical TAC

Spain

18

Estonia

144

France

11 552

Ireland

57 753

Latvia

106

Lithuania

106

The Netherlands

25 267

Poland

1 220

United Kingdom

158 825

Union

272 317

Norway

11 788 (44)  (45)

TAC

Not relevant

Special condition:

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

 

EU and Norwegian waters of IVa

(MAC/*4A-EN)

During the periods from 1 January to 15 February 2013 and from 1 September to 31 December 2013

Norwegian waters of IIa

(MAC/*2AN-)

Germany

6 971

710

France

4 648

473

Ireland

23 237

2 366

The Netherlands

10 166

1 035

United Kingdom

63 905

6 507

Union

108 927

11 091"

(ll)

the entry for mackerel in VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1 is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(MAC/8C3411)

Spain

25 682 (46)

Analytical TAC

France

170 (46)

Portugal

5 308 (46)

Union

31 160

TAC

Not relevant

Special condition:

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

 

VIIIb

(MAC/*08B.)

Spain

2 157

France

14

Portugal

446"

(mm)

the entry for mackerel in Norwegian waters of IIa and IVa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IIa and IVa

(MAC/2A4A-N)

Denmark

10 694 (47)

Analytical TAC

Union

10 694 (47)

TAC

Not relevant

(nn)

the entry for common sole in EU waters of II and IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

EU waters of II and IV

(SOL/24-C.)

Belgium

1 164

Analytical TAC

Denmark

532

Germany

931

France

233

The Netherlands

10 511

United Kingdom

599

Union

13 970

Norway

30 (48)

TAC

14 000

(oo)

the entry for sprat and associated by-catches in IIIa is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Sprat and associated by-catches

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

IIIa

(SPR/03A.)

Denmark

27 875 (49)

Precautionary TAC

Germany

58 (49)

Sweden

10 547 (49)

Union

38 480

TAC

41 600

(pp)

the entry for sprat and associated by catches in EU waters of IIa and IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Sprat and associated by-catches

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(SPR/2AC4-C)

Belgium

1 737 (51)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

137 489 (51)

Germany

1 737 (51)

France

1 737 (51)

The Netherlands

1 737 (51)

Sweden

1 330 (50)  (51)

United Kingdom

5 733 (51)

Union

151 500

Norway

10 000

TAC

161 500

(qq)

the entry for horse mackerel and associated by-catches in EU waters of IVb, IVc and VIId is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of IVb, IVc and VIId

(JAX/4BC7D)

Belgium

38 (54)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

16 367 (54)

Germany

1 445 (52)  (54)

Spain

304 (54)

France

1 358 (52)  (54)

Ireland

1 029 (54)

The Netherlands

9 854 (52)  (54)

Portugal

35 (54)

Sweden

75 (54)

United Kingdom

3 895 (52)  (54)

Union

34 400

Norway

3 550 (53)

TAC

37 950

(rr)

the entry for horse mackerel and associated by-catches in EU waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

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

(JAX/2A-14)

Denmark

15 702 (55)  (57)

Analytical TAC

Germany

12 251 (55)  (56)  (57)

Spain

16 711 (57)

France

6 306 (55)  (56)  (57)

Ireland

40 803 (55)  (57)

The Netherlands

49 156 (55)  (56)  (57)

Portugal

1 610 (57)

Sweden

675 (55)  (57)

United Kingdom

14 775 (55)  (56)  (57)

Union

157 989

TAC

157 989

(ss)

the entry for Norway pout and associated by-catches in IIIa; EU waters of IIa and IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Norway pout and associated by-catches

Trisopterus esmarki

Zone

:

IIIa; EU waters of IIa and IV

(NOP/2A3A4.)

Denmark

167 345 (58)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

32 (58)  (59)

The Netherlands

123 (58)  (59)

Union

167 500 (58)

Norway

20 000

TAC

187 500

(tt)

the entry for industrial fish in Norwegian waters of IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Industrial fish

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(I/F/04-N.)

Sweden

800 (60)  (61)

Precautionary TAC

Union

800

TAC

Not relevant

(uu)

the entry for other species in EU waters of Vb, VI and VII is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

EU waters of Vb, VI and VII

(OTH/5B67-C)

Union

Not relevant

Precautionary TAC

Norway

140 (62)

TAC

Not relevant

(vv)

the entry for other species in Norwegian waters of IV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(OTH/04-N.)

Belgium

35

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

3 250

Germany

366

France

151

The Netherlands

260

Sweden

Not relevant (63)

United Kingdom

2 438

Union

6 500 (64)

TAC

Not relevant

(ww)

the entry for other species in EU waters of IIa, IV and VIa north of 56° 30'N is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa, IV and VIa north of 56° 30′ N

(OTH/2A46AN)

Union

Not relevant

Precautionary TAC

Norway

3 250 (65)  (66)

TAC

Not relevant

2.

Annex IB to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for herring in EU, Norwegian and international waters of I and II is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

EU, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

(HER/1/2-)

Belgium

14 (67)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

13 806 (67)

Germany

2 418 (67)

Spain

46 (67)

France

596 (67)

Ireland

3 574 (67)

The Netherlands

4 941 (67)

Poland

699 (67)

Portugal

46 (67)

Finland

214 (67)

Sweden

5 116 (67)

United Kingdom

8 827 (67)

Union

40 297 (67)

Norway

34 695 (68)

TAC

619 000

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned Union share of the TAC, no more than 34 695 tonnes may be taken in the following zone:

Norwegian waters north of 62° N and the fishery zone around Jan Mayen

(HER/*2AJMN)"

(b)

the entry for cod in Norwegian waters of I and II is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(COD/1N2AB.)

Germany

2 413

Analytical TAC

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

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

Greece

299

Spain

2 691

Ireland

299

France

2 215

Portugal

2 691

United Kingdom

9 363

Union

19 971

TAC

Not relevant"

(c)

the entry for cod in Greenland waters of NAFO 1 and Greenland waters of XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 1 and Greenland waters of XIV

(COD/N1GL14)

Germany

1 391 (69)  (70)  (71)

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

309 (69)  (70)  (71)

Union

1 700 (69)  (70)  (71)

Norway

500

TAC

Not relevant

(d)

The entry for cod in I and IIb is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

I and IIb

(COD/1/2B.)

Germany

7 739 (74)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Spain

14 329 (74)

France

3 758 (74)

Poland

3 057 (74)

Portugal

2 816 (74)

United Kingdom

5 223 (74)

Other Member States

250 (72)  (74)

Union

37 172 (73)

TAC

986 000

(e)

the entry for Atlantic halibut in Greenland waters of V and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(HAL/514GRN)

Portugal

125

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

125

Norway

75 (75)

TAC

Not relevant

(f)

the entry for Atlantic halibut in Greenland waters of NAFO 1 is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 1

(HAL/N1GRN.)

Union

125

Analytical TAC

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

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

Norway

75 (76)

TAC

Not relevant

(g)

the entry for grenadiers in Greenland waters of V and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Grenadiers

Macrourus spp.

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(GRV/514GRN)

Union

140 (77)

Analytical TAC

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

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

TAC

Not relevant (78)

(h)

the entry for grenadiers in Greenland waters of NAFO 1 is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Grenadiers

Macrourus spp.

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 1

(GRV/N1GRN.)

Union

140 (79)

Analytical TAC

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

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

TAC

Not relevant (80)

(i)

the entry for capelin in Greenland waters of V and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(CAP/514GRN)

Denmark

4 909

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

46

Sweden

352

Germany

214

All Member States

254 (81)  (82)

Union

5 775 (83)

TAC

Not relevant

(j)

the entry for haddock in Norwegian waters of I and II is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(HAD/1N2AB.)

Germany

317

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

191

United Kingdom

973

Union

1 481

TAC

Not relevant"

(k)

the entry for Northern prawn in Greenland waters of V and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(PRA/514GRN)

Denmark

2 400

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

2 400

Union

4 800

Norway

2 700

TAC

Not relevant"

(l)

the entry for saithe in Norwegian waters of I and II is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(POK/1N2AB.)

Germany

2 040

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

328

United Kingdom

182

Union

2 550

TAC

Not relevant"

(m)

the entry for Greenland halibut in Norwegian waters of I and II is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(GHL/1N2AB.)

Germany

25 (84)

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

25 (84)

Union

50 (84)

TAC

Not relevant

(n)

the entry for Greenland halibut in Greenland waters of NAFO 1 is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 1

(GHL/N1GRN.)

Germany

2 075

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

2 075 (85)

Norway

575

TAC

Not relevant

(o)

the entry for Greenland halibut in Greenland waters of V and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(GHL/514GRN)

Germany

3 695

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

195

Union

3 890 (86)

Norway

575

TAC

Not relevant

(p)

the entry for redfish in Norwegian waters of I and II is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(RED/1N2AB.)

Germany

766 (87)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Spain

95 (87)

France

84 (87)

Portugal

405 (87)

United Kingdom

150 (87)

Union

1 500 (87)

TAC

Not relevant

(q)

the entry for redfish (pelagic) in Greenland waters of NAFO 1F and Greenland waters of V and XIV is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Redfish (pelagic)

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 1F and Greenland waters of V and XIV

(RED/N1G14P)

Germany

2 173 (88)  (89)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

11 (88)  (89)

United Kingdom

16 (88)  (89)

Union

2 200 (88)  (89)

Norway

800 (90)

TAC

Not relevant

(r)

the entry for other species in Norwegian waters of I and II is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(OTH/1N2AB.)

Germany

117 (91)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

47 (91)

United Kingdom

186 (91)

Union

350 (91)

TAC

Not relevant

3.

Annex ID to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 is amended as follows:

(a)

the entry for swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean, North of 5° N, is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, North of 5° N

(SWO/AN05N)

Spain

6 949 (92)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Portugal

1 263 (92)

Other Member States

135,5 (92)  (93)

Union

8 347,5

TAC

13 700

(b)

the entry for swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean, South of 5° N, is replaced by the following:

"Species

:

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, South of 5° N

(SWO/AS05N)

Spain

4 818,18 (94)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Portugal

361,82 (94)

Union

5 180

TAC

15 000

4.

Annex IJ to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 is replaced by the following:

"ANNEX IJ

SPRFMO CONVENTION AREA

Species

:

Jack mackerel

Trachurus murphyi

Zone

:

SPRFMO Convention Area

(CJM/SPRFMO)

Germany

7 808,07

Analytical TAC

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

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

The Netherlands

8 463,14

Lithuania

5 433,05

Poland

9 341,74

Union

31 046"

5.

Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 is replaced by the following:

"ANNEX III

Maximum number of fishing authorisations for eu vessels fishing in third-country waters

Area of fishing

Fishery

Number of fishing authorisations

Allocation of fishing authorisations amongst Member States

Maximum number of vessels present at any time

Norwegian waters and fishery zone around Jan Mayen

Herring, north of 62° 00′ N

77

DK: 25

DE: 5

FR: 1

IE: 8

NL: 9

PL: 1

SV: 10

UK: 18

57

Demersal species, north of 62° 00′ N

80

DE: 16

IE: 1

ES: 20

FR: 18

PT: 9

UK: 14

Unallocated: 2

50

Mackerel

Not relevant

Not relevant

70 (95)

Industrial species, south of 62° 00′ N

480

DK: 450

UK: 30

150

6.

Annex VIII to Regulation (EU) No 40/2013 is replaced by the following:

"ANNEX VIII

QUANTITATIVE LIMITATIONS OF FISHING AUTHORISATIONS FOR THIRD-COUNTRY VESSELS FISHING IN EU WATERS

Flag State

Fishery

Number of fishing authorisations

Maximum number of vessels present at any time

Norway

Herring, north of 62° 00′ N

20

20

Venezuela (96)

Snappers (French Guiana waters)

45

45


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

(2)  At least 98 % of landings counted against this quota shall be of sandeel. By-catches of dab, mackerel and whiting to be counted against the remaining 2 % of the quota (OT1/*2A3A4).

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following sandeel management areas, as defined in Annex IIB:

Zone

:

EU waters of sandeel management areas

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

(SAN/234_1)

(SAN/234_2)

(SAN/234_3)

(SAN/234_4)

(SAN/234_5)

(SAN/234_6)

(SAN/234_7)

Denmark

190 635

16 549

37 731

3 773

0

317

0

United Kingdom

4 167

362

825

82

0

7

0

Germany

292

25

58

6

0

0

0

Sweden

7 000

608

1 386

139

0

12

0

Union

202 094

17 544

40 000

4 000

0

336

0

Norway

22 450

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

224 544

17 544

40 000

4 000

0

336

0"

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

(4)  To be fished in EU waters of IIa, IV, Vb, VI and VII (USK/*24X7C).

(5)  Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per ship, at any moment, is authorised in Vb, VI and VII. However, this percentage may be exceeded in the first 24 hours following the beginning of the fishing on a specific ground. The total incidental catch of other species in Vb, VI and VII shall not exceed 3 000 tonnes (OTH/*5B67-).

(6)  Including ling. The quotas for Norway are: ling 6 140 tonnes (LIN/*5B67-), and tusk 2 923 tonnes (USK/*5B67-) and are interchangeable of up to 2 000 tonnes and shall only be fished with long-lines in Vb, VI and VII."

(7)  Landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm.

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

(9)  Landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm. Member States shall report separately their landings of herring in IVa (HER/04A.) and IVb (HER/04B.).

(10)  Up to 50 000 tonnes of which may be taken in EU waters of IVa and IVb (HER/*4AB-C). Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters south

of 62°N (HER/*04N-) ()

Union

50 000

()  Landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm. Member States shall report separately their landings of herring in IVa (HER/*4AN.) and IVb (HER/*4BN.)."

(11)  Landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm. Member States shall report separately their landings of herring in IVa (HER/*4AN.) and IVb (HER/*4BN.)."

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

(13)  Exclusively for landings of herring taken as by-catch in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes smaller than 32 mm."

(14)  Exclusively for landings of herring taken as by-catch in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes smaller than 32 mm."

(15)  Exclusively for landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm.

(16)  Except Blackwater stock: reference is to the herring stock in the maritime region of the Thames estuary within a zone delimited by a rhumb line running due south from Landguard Point (51° 56′ N, 1° 19,1′ E) to latitude 51° 33′ N and hence due west to a point on the coast of the United Kingdom.

(17)  Special condition: up to 50 % of this quota may be taken in IVb (HER/*04B.)."

(18)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 12 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, under the conditions set out in Article 6 of this Regulation."

(19)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 12 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, under the conditions set out in Article 6 of this Regulation.

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

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(COD/*04N-)

Union

19 099"

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

(22)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag and participating in trials on fully documented fisheries an additional allocation within an overall limit of 12 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, under the conditions set out in Article 6 of this Regulation."

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

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

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(WHG/*04N-)

Union

11 544"

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

(26)  Special condition: of which up to 64 % may be fished in Norwegian Economic Zone or in the fishery zone around Jan Mayen (WHB/*NZJM1).

(27)  Transfers of this quota may be effected to VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1. However, such transfers must be notified in advance to the Commission."

(28)  Special condition: of which up to 64 % may be fished in Norwegian EEZ or in the fishery zone around Jan Mayen (WHB/*NZJM2)."

(29)  To be counted against Norway's catch limits established under the Coastal States arrangement.

(30)  Special condition: the catch in IV shall be no more than 28 408 tonnes, i.e. 25 % of Norway's access quota."

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

(32)  To be fished in EU waters of IIa, IV, Vb, VI and VII (BLI/*24X7C)."

(33)  Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per ship, at any moment, is authorised in Vb, VI and VII. However, this percentage may be exceeded in the first 24 hours following the beginning of the fishing on a specific ground. The total incidental catch of other species in VI and VII shall not exceed 3 000 tonnes (OTH/*6X14.).

(34)  Including tusk. The quotas for Norway are: ling 6 140 tonnes and tusk 2 923 tonnes and are interchangeable of up to 2 000 tonnes and may only be fished with long-lines in Vb, VI and VII."

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

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

(37)  To be fished north of 56° 30′ N (POK/*5614N)."

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

(39)  To be taken in EU waters of IIa and VI. In VI this quantity may only be fished with long-lines (GHL/*2A6-C)."

(40)  Special condition: including 242 tonnes to be taken in Norwegian waters south of 62° N (MAC/*04N-).

(41)  When fishing in Norwegian waters, by-catches of cod, haddock, pollack and whiting and saithe are to be counted against the quotas for these species.

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

(43)  To be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC (access quota). This amount includes the Norwegian share in the North Sea TAC of the amount of 39 599 tonnes. This quota may be fished in IVa only (MAC/*04A.), except for 3 000 tonnes that may be fished in IIIa (MAC/*03A.).

Special condition:

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

 

IIIa

(MAC/*03A.)

IIIa and IVbc

(MAC/*3A4BC)

IVb

(MAC/*04B.)

IVc

(MAC/*04C.)

VI, international waters of IIa, from 1 January to 31 March 2013 and in December 2013

(MAC/*2A6.)

Denmark

0

4 130

0

0

8 107

France

0

490

0

0

0

The Netherlands

0

490

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

390

10

1 573

United Kingdom

0

490

0

0

0

Norway

3 000

0

0

0

0"

(44)  May be fished in IIa, VIa north of 56° 30′ N, IVa, VIId, VIIe, VIIf and VIIh (MAC/*AX7H).

(45)  An additional 28 362 tonnes of access quota may be fished by Norway North of 56°30′ N and counted against its catch limit (MAC/*N6530).

Special condition:

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

 

EU and Norwegian waters of IVa

(MAC/*4A-EN)

During the periods from 1 January to 15 February 2013 and from 1 September to 31 December 2013

Norwegian waters of IIa

(MAC/*2AN-)

Germany

6 971

710

France

4 648

473

Ireland

23 237

2 366

The Netherlands

10 166

1 035

United Kingdom

63 905

6 507

Union

108 927

11 091"

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

Special condition:

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

 

VIIIb

(MAC/*08B.)

Spain

2 157

France

14

Portugal

446"

(47)  Catches taken in IIa (MAC/*02A.) and IVa (MAC/*4A.) shall be reported separately."

(48)  May be fished only in EU waters of IV (SOL/*04-C.)."

(49)  At least 95 % of landings counted against this quota must be of sprat. By-catches of dab, whiting and haddock to be counted against the remaining 5 % of the quota (OTH/*03A.)."

(50)  Including sandeel.

(51)  At least 98 % of landings counted against this quota shall be of sprat. By-catches of dab and whiting to be counted against the remaining 2 % of the quota (OTH/*2AC4C)."

(52)  Special condition: up to 5 % of this quota fished in division VIId may be accounted for as fished under the quota concerning the zone: EU waters of IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV (JAX/*2A-14).

(53)  May only be fished in EU waters of IV (JAX/*04-C.).

(54)  At least 95 % of landings counted against this quota must be of horse mackerel. By-catches of boarfish, haddock, whiting and mackerel are to be counted against the remaining 5 % of the quota (OTH/*4BC7D)."

(55)  Special condition: up to 5 % of this quota fished in EU waters of IIa or IVa before 30 June 2013 may be accounted for as fished under the quota concerning the zone of EU waters of IVb, IVc and VIId (JAX/*4BC7D).

(56)  Special condition: up to 5 % of this quota may be fished in VIId (JAX/*07D.).

(57)  At least 95 % of landings counted against this quota must be of horse mackerel. By-catches of boarfish, haddock, whiting and mackerel are to be counted against the remaining 5 % of the quota (OTH/*2A-14)."

(58)  At least 95 % of landings counted against this quota must be of Norway pout. By-catches of haddock and whiting to be counted against the remaining 5 % of the quota (OT2/*2A3A4).

(59)  Quota may be fished in EU waters of ICES zones IIa, IIIa and IV only."

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

(61)  Special condition: of which no more than 400 tonnes of horse mackerel (JAX/*04-N.)."

(62)  Taken with long-lines only."

(63)  Quota allocated by Norway to Sweden of "other species" at a traditional level.

(64)  Including fisheries not specifically mentioned. Exceptions may be introduced after consultations, as appropriate."

(65)  Limited to IIa and IV (OTH/*2A4-C).

(66)  Including fisheries not specifically mentioned. Exceptions may be introduced after consultations, as appropriate."

(67)  When reporting catches to the Commission the quantities fished in each of the following areas shall also be reported: NEAFC Regulatory Area, EU waters, Faroese waters, Norwegian waters, the fishery zone around Jan Mayen, the fishery protection zone around Svalbard.

(68)  Catches taken against this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC (access quota). This quota may be fished in EU waters north of 62° N.

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned Union share of the TAC, no more than 34 695 tonnes may be taken in the following zone:

Norwegian waters north of 62° N and the fishery zone around Jan Mayen

(HER/*2AJMN)"

(69)  The area in East Greenland called the ‧Kleine Banke‧ is closed for all fisheries. This area is bounded by the following coordinates:

 

64°40' N 37°30′ W

 

64°40' N 36°30′ W

 

64°15' N 36°30′ W, and

 

64°15' N 37°30′ W

(70)  May be fished in East or West Greenland. However, in East Greenland the fishery shall only be permitted:

by trawlers from 1 July to 31 December 2013.

by longliners from 1 April to 31 December 2013.

(71)  The fishery shall be conducted with 100 % observer coverage and with Vessels Monitoring Systems (VMS). A maximum of 80 % of the quota can be taken in one of the areas below. In addition, a minimum effort of 10 hauls per vessel shall be conducted in each area:

Area

Boundary

1.

East Greenland (COD/N65E44)

North of 65° N East of 44°W

2.

East Greenland (COD/645E44)

Between 64°N and 65°N East of 44°W

3.

East Greenland (COD/624E44)

Between 62°N and 64°N East of 44°W

4.

East Greenland (COD/S62E44)

South of 62°N East of 44°W

5.

West Greenland (COD/S62W44)

South of 62°N West of 44°W

6.

West Greenland (COD/N62W44)

North of 62°N West of 44°W"

(72)  Except Germany, Spain, France, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

(73)  The allocation of the share of the cod stock available to the Union in the zone Spitzbergen and Bear Island and the associated by-catches of haddock are entirely without prejudice to the rights and obligations deriving from the 1920 Treaty of Paris.

(74)  By-catches of haddock may represent up to 15 % per haul. The by-catch quantities of haddock are in addition to the quota for cod."

(75)  To be fished with long-lines (HAL/*514GN)."

(76)  To be fished with long-lines (HAL/*N1GRN)."

(77)  Special condition: roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris) (RNG/514GRN) and rough-head grenadier (Macrourus berglax) (RHG/514GRN) shall not be targeted. They shall only be taken as by-catch and shall be reported separately.

(78)  A total of 120 tonnes is allocated to Norway and can be fished in either this TAC zone or Greenland waters of NAFO 1 (GRV/514N1G). Special condition: roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris) (RNG/514N1G) and rough-head grenadier (Macrourus berglax) (RHG/514N1G) shall not be targeted. They shall only be taken as by-catch and shall be reported separately."

(79)  Special condition: roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris) (RNG/N1GRN.) and rough-head grenadier (Macrourus berglax) (RHG/N1GRN.) shall not be targeted. They shall only be taken as by-catch and shall be reported separately.

(80)  A total of 120 tonnes is allocated to Norway and can be fished in either this TAC zone or Greenland waters of V and XIV (GRV/514N1G). Special condition: roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris) (RNG/514N1G) and rough-head grenadier (Macrourus berglax) (RHG/514N1G) shall not be targeted. They shall only be taken as by-catch and shall be reported separately."

(81)  Except Member States with more than 10 % of the Union quota.

(82)  Member States with an assigned quota may access the "All Member States" quota only once they have exhausted their own quota.

(83)  To be fished from 1 January until 30 April 2013. If a catch level of 70 % of this initial Union quota is attained by 15 April 2013, this Union quota shall automatically be increased by an additional amount of 5 775 tonnes, to be fished within the same period. That additional Union quota shall be considered to be allocated according to the same distribution key."

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

(85)  To be fished South of 68° N."

(86)  To be fished by no more than 6 vessels at the same time."

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

(88)  May only be fished by trawl.

(89)  Special condition: the quotas may be fished in the NEAFC Regulatory Area on the condition that the part of the quotas fished therein are reported separately (RED/*5-14P). When fished in the NEAFC Regulatory Area, it may only be taken as of 10 May 2013 as deep pelagic redfish, and only within the area (the "NEAFC box") bounded by the lines joining the following coordinates:

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

64° 45′

28° 30′

2

62° 50′

25° 45′

3

61° 55′

26° 45′

4

61° 00′

26° 30′

5

59° 00′

30° 00′

6

59° 00′

34° 00′

7

61° 30′

34° 00′

8

62° 50′

36° 00′

9

64° 45′

28° 30′

(90)  To be fished in the NEAFC box defined in footnote 2 only (RED/*5-14N)."

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

(92)  Special condition: up to 2,39 % of this amount may be fished in the Atlantic Ocean, South of 5° N (SWO/*AS05N).

(93)  Except Spain and Portugal, and exclusively as by-catch."

(94)  Special condition: up to 3,86 % of this amount may be fished in the Atlantic Ocean, North of 5° N (SWO/*AN05N)."

(95)  Without prejudice to additional licences granted to Sweden by Norway in accordance with established practice."

(96)  To issue those fishing authorisations, proof must be produced that a valid contract exists between the ship owner applying for the fishing authorisation and a processing undertaking situated in the Department of French Guiana, and that it includes an obligation to land at least 75 % of all snapper catches from the vessel concerned in that department so that they may be processed in that undertaking's plant. Such a contract must be endorsed by the French authorities, which shall ensure that it is consistent both with the actual capacity of the contracting processing undertaking and with the objectives for the development of the Guianese economy. A copy of the duly endorsed contract shall be appended to the fishing authorisation application. Where such an endorsement is refused, the French authorities shall give notification of this refusal and state their reasons for it to the party concerned and to the Commission."


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