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Document 32023R0730

Council Regulation (EU) 2023/730 of 31 March 2023 amending Regulation (EU) 2023/194 fixing for 2023 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters, as well as fixing for 2023 and 2024 such fishing opportunities for certain deep-sea fish stocks, and Regulation (EU) 2022/109

ST/7526/2023/INIT

OJ L 95, 4.4.2023, p. 1–27 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2023/730/oj

4.4.2023   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 95/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2023/730

of 31 March 2023

amending Regulation (EU) 2023/194 fixing for 2023 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters, as well as fixing for 2023 and 2024 such fishing opportunities for certain deep-sea fish stocks, and Regulation (EU) 2022/109

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

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

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Council Regulation (EU) 2023/194 (1) fixes for 2023 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters. The total allowable catches (TACs) and measures functionally linked to the TACs set by Regulation (EU) 2023/194 should be amended to take into account the publication of scientific advice as well as the outcomes of consultations with third countries and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) meetings.

(2)

Regulation (EU) 2023/194 sets a provisional TAC for anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) in ICES subarea 8 for the period from 1 January 2023 to 30 June 2023, pending the availability of scientific advice for that stock for 2023. The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) published scientific advice for that stock for 2023 on 16 December 2022. The definitive TAC for that stock for 2023 should be set in line with that advice.

(3)

Between 9 and 13 March 2023, bilateral consultations between the Union and the United Kingdom on the level of the TAC for sandeel and associated by-catches (Ammodytes spp.) in United Kingdom and Union waters of ICES subarea 4, United Kingdom waters of ICES division 2a and Union waters of division 3a were conducted. Those consultations were conducted pursuant to Article 498(2), (4) and (6) of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part (2) (TCA) and on the basis of the Union position endorsed by the Council on 2 March 2023. The outcome of those consultations was documented in a Written Record. The relevant TAC should therefore be set at the level agreed with the United Kingdom.

(4)

The Union and Norway held bilateral consultations on: (i) shared and jointly managed stocks in the Skagerrak, including Northern prawn (Pandalus borealis) and whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in ICES division 3a, with the aim of agreeing on the management of those stocks including the fishing opportunities; (ii) access to waters; and (iii) exchanges of fishing opportunities. Consultations on the management of the stocks in the Skagerrak were conducted between 9 November and 9 December 2022, on the basis of the Union position agreed by the Council. Between 9 November 2022 and 16 March 2023, consultations on access to waters and on exchanges of fishing opportunities were conducted, also on the basis of the Union position agreed by the Council. The outcome of those consultations was documented in two Agreed Records, signed by the Heads of Delegation of the Union and Norway on 17 March 2023. The relevant fishing opportunities should be fixed at the level set out in those Agreed Records, and the other provisions of the Agreed Records should be implemented in Union law. The relevant fishing opportunities set by Regulation (EU) 2023/194 and the fishing opportunities for capelin (Mallotus villosus) in Greenland waters of ICES subareas 5 and 14 set by Council Regulation (EU) 2022/109 (3) should be amended accordingly.

(5)

At its 11th annual meeting in 2023, the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) adopted catch limits for jack mackerel (Trachurus murphyi), maintained exploratory fisheries for toothfishes (Dissostichus spp.) and removed the fishing effort limit for pelagic fisheries. Those measures should be implemented in Union law.

(6)

At its 2022 annual meeting, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) maintained the catch limits for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the IOTC Area of Competence under the rebuilding plan for that stock. Regulation (EU) 2023/194 sets the Union quota for that stock for 2023 in line with that measure adopted by the IOTC. Following revision of the Union base annual catch limit under the rebuilding plan for yellowfin tuna in the IOTC Area of Competence, the IOTC revised the Union quota for that stock for 2023 in line with the rebuilding plan. That revised Union quota should be implemented in Union law.

(7)

Under several International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) recommendations, the Union may, upon request, carry over a percentage of its unused quota of stocks in the ICCAT Convention area from the penultimate or the preceding year to a given year, according to rules for each stock as laid down by ICCAT. Those recommendations should be implemented in Union law on the basis of a Commission proposal as soon as possible, so that the Member States can use the Union quotas for ICCAT stocks in their totality as provided by ICCAT for 2024. Pending the implementation of those recommendations in Union law, Regulation (EU) 2023/194 sets quotas for individual Member States for certain stocks on the basis of a total Union quota for 2023 as agreed by ICCAT before any adjustments due to overfishing or underfishing by Member States.

(8)

The Union quotas for stocks in the ICCAT Convention area for 2023 were adjusted during the ICCAT annual meeting in November 2022 in accordance with several ICCAT recommendations under which the Union is allowed, upon request, to carry over a set percentage of its unused quota of fishing opportunities from 2021 to 2023. The quotas for individual Member States for those stocks for 2023 should take into account the carry-overs of unused Union quotas allowed by ICCAT before the start of the fishing seasons for those stocks. Therefore, the quotas for northern albacore (Thunnus alalunga) (ALB/AN05N), for southern albacore (ALB/AS05N), for bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the Atlantic Ocean (BET/ATLANT), as well as for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Atlantic Ocean, north of 5° N (SWO/AN05N), and for swordfish in the Atlantic Ocean, south of 5° N (SWO/AS05N), should be amended to reflect such adjustments, taking into account the principle of relative stability. Furthermore, certain measures functionally linked to the fishing opportunities should be maintained in order to respect the Union’s international commitments.

(9)

Fishing effort limits for Union vessels fishing for bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in the ICCAT Convention area and maximum input and capacity for Union farms of bluefin tuna in that area are based on information provided in the annual fishing plans, the annual fishing capacity management plans and the annual farming management plans for bluefin tuna of Member States. Member States are to transmit those plans to the Commission by 31 January each year, pursuant to Article 6(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1627 of the European Parliament and of the Council (4). The fishing effort limits and maximum farming input and capacity are then reported by the Commission to the ICCAT Secretariat, through the Union fishing and capacity management plan, for discussion and approval by ICCAT pursuant to Article 6(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/1627. The Union fishing effort limits and Union maximum framing input and capacity for 2023 should be set in line with the Union plan approved by ICCAT on 8 March 2023.

(10)

Regulation (EU) 2023/194 should therefore be amended accordingly.

(11)

The fishing opportunities provided for in Regulation (EU) 2023/194 apply from 1 January 2023. The provisions introduced by this Regulation concerning fishing opportunities should therefore also apply from 1 January 2023, except for the fishing opportunities for capelin in Greenland waters of ICES subareas 5 and 14, which should apply from 15 October 2022 to 15 April 2023. Such retroactive application does not affect the principles of legal certainty or protection of legitimate expectations, as the fishing opportunities concerned are increased. Given the urgency of avoiding any interruption of fishing activities, this Regulation should enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2023/194

Regulation (EU) 2023/194 is amended as follows:

(1)

Article 7 is deleted;

(2)

paragraph 2 of Article 34 is deleted;

(3)

Annexes IA, IB, ID, IH, IJ and VI are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2022/109

In Annex IB of Regulation (EU) 2022/109, the table for capelin (Mallotus villosus) in Greenland waters of ICES subareas 5 and 14 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Zone:

Greenland waters of 5 and 14

(CAP/514GRN)

Denmark

0

 

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

0

 

Sweden

0

 

All Member States

0

(1)

Union

0

(2)

Norway

10 000

(2)

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

Denmark, Germany and Sweden may access the “All Member States” quota only once they have exhausted their own quota. However, Member States with more than 10 % of the Union quota shall not access the “All Member States” quota at all. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (CAP/514GRN_AMS).

(2)

For a fishing period from 15 October 2022 to 15 April 2023.

’.

Article 3

Entry into force and application

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

The provisions of this Regulation shall apply from 1 January 2023, except for the provisions concerning capelin (Mallotus villosus) in Greenland waters of ICES subareas 5 and 14, which shall apply from 15 October 2022 to 15 April 2023.

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

Done at Brussels, 31 March 2023.

For the Council

The President

J. ROSWALL


(1)  Council Regulation (EU) 2023/194 of 30 January 2023 fixing for 2023 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters, as well as fixing for 2023 and 2024 such fishing opportunities for certain deep-sea fish stocks (OJ L 28, 31.1.2023, p. 1).

(2)  Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of the other part (OJ L 149, 30.4.2021, p. 10).

(3)  Council Regulation (EU) 2022/109 of 27 January 2022 fixing for 2022 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable in Union waters and for Union fishing vessels in certain non-Union waters (OJ L 21, 31.1.2022, p. 1).

(4)  Regulation (EU) 2016/1627 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 September 2016 on a multiannual recovery plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 302/2009 (OJ L 252, 16.9.2016, p. 1).


ANNEX

The Annexes to Regulation (EU) 2023/194 are amended as follows:

(1)

In Annex IA:

(a)

in Part A, the first table is replaced by the following:

Species:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone:

8

(ANE/08.)

Spain

 

29 700

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

3 300

 

Union

 

33 000

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

33 000

 

’.

(b)

in Part B, the tables for the stocks listed below are replaced by the following:

(i)

the table for sandeel and associated by-catches (Ammodytes spp.) in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4, United Kingdom waters of 2a and Union waters of 3a is replaced by the following:

Species:

Sandeel and associated by-catches

Ammodytes spp.

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a; Union waters of 3a

Denmark

 

181 637

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

 

279

(1)

Sweden

 

6 678

(1)

Union

 

188 594

 

United Kingdom

 

5 773

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

194 367

 

(1)

Up to 2 % of the quota may consist of by-catches of whiting and mackerel (OT1/*2A3A4X). By-catches of whiting and mackerel counted against the quota pursuant to this provision and by-catches of species counted against the quota pursuant to Article 15(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 shall, together, not exceed 9 % of the quota.

Special condition: within the limits of these quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following sandeel management areas, as defined in Annex III:

 

1r

2r

3r

4

5r

6

7r

 

(SAN/234_1R)(1)

(SAN/234_2R)(1)

(SAN/234_3R)(1)

(SAN/234_4)(1)

(SAN/234_5R)(1)

(SAN/234_6)(1)

(SAN/234_7R)(1)

Denmark

109 166

38 311

2 285

31 744

0

131

0

Germany

167

59

4

49

0

0

0

Sweden

4 013

1 409

84

1 167

0

5

0

Union

113 346

39 779

2 373

32 960

0

136

0

United Kingdom

3 469

1 218

73

1 009

0

4

0

Total

116 815

40 997

2 446

33 969

0

140

0

(1)

Up to 10 % of this quota can be banked and used in the following year only within this management area.

’;

(ii)

the table for tusk (Brosme brosme) in Norwegian waters of 4 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(USK/04-N.)

Belgium

 

0

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Denmark

 

50

 

Germany

 

0

 

France

 

0

 

Netherlands

 

0

 

Union

 

50

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

’;

(iii)

the table for herring (Clupea harengus) in 3a is replaced by the following:

Species:

Herring (1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

3a

(HER/03A.)

Denmark

 

9 771

(1)(2)(3)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

 

156

(1)(2)(3)

Sweden

 

10 221

(1)(2)(3)

Union

 

20 148

(1)(2)(3)

Norway

 

3 102

(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

23 250

 

(1)

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

(2)

Only the following amounts of the herring stocks HER/03A. (HER/*03A.) and HER/03A-BC (HER/*03A-BC) may be fished in 3a:

Denmark

559

 

Germany

7

 

Sweden

403

 

Union

969

 

Norway

310

 

(3)

Special condition: up to 50% of this amount may be fished in United Kingdom waters of 4 (HER/*04-UK), and 50% may be fished in Union waters of 4b (HER/*4B-EU).

’;

(iv)

the table for herring (Clupea harengus) in Union, United Kingdom and Norwegian waters of 4 north of 53°30' N is replaced by the following:

Species:

Herring (1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Union, United Kingdom and Norwegian waters of 4 north of 53°30' N

(HER/4AB.)

Denmark

 

55 491

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies.

Germany

 

37 409

 

France

 

19 555

 

Netherlands

 

49 163

 

Sweden

 

3 753

 

Union

 

165 371

 

Faroe Islands

0

 

Norway

 

115 001

(2)

United Kingdom

72 563

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

396 556

 

(1)

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

(2)

Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC. Within the limit of this quota, no more than the following quantity may be taken in Union waters of 4b (HER/*4AB-C):

 

2 700

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

Union

 

2 700

 

 

 

 

 

’;

(v)

the table for cod (Gadus morhua) in 4, United Kingdom waters of 2a and the part of 3a not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat is replaced by the following:

Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

4; United Kingdom waters of 2a; the part of 3a not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

(COD/2A3AX4)

Belgium

 

542

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

 

3 118

 

Germany

 

1 977

 

France

 

670

(1)

Netherlands

 

1 761

(1)

Sweden

 

21

 

Union

 

8 089

 

Norway

 

3 681

(2)

United Kingdom

9 882

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

21 652

 

(1)

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

 

(2)

Of which 3 064 tonnes may be taken in Union waters. Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (COD/*04N-)

 

 

 

 

Union

 

5 853

 

 

 

 

 

’;

(vi)

the table for anglerfishes (Lophiidae) in Norwegian waters of 4 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(ANF/04-N.)

Belgium

 

33

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Denmark

 

842

 

Germany

 

13

 

Netherlands

 

12

 

Union

 

900

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

’;

(vii)

the table for haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in 4 and United Kingdom waters of 2a is replaced by the following:

Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(HAD/2AC4.)

Belgium

 

363

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies.

Denmark

 

2 495

(1)

Germany

 

1 588

(1)

France

 

2 768

(1)

Netherlands

 

272

(1)

Sweden

 

223

(1)

Union

 

7 709

(1)

Norway

 

13 432

(2)

United Kingdom

 

37 261

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

58 402

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58° 30’ N (HAD/*6AN58).

(2)

Of which 11 182 tonnes may be taken in Union waters. Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (HAD/*04N-)

 

 

 

 

Union

 

4 774

 

 

 

 

 

’;

(viii)

the table for whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in 3a is replaced by the following:

Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

3a

(WHG/03A.)

Denmark

 

480

 

Precautionary TAC

Netherlands

 

2

 

Sweden

 

52

 

Union

 

534

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

676

 

’;

(ix)

the table for whiting (Merlangius merlangus) in 4 and United Kingdom waters of 2a is replaced by the following:

Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(WHG/2AC4.)

Belgium

 

600

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies.

Denmark

 

2 596

 

Germany

 

675

 

France

 

3 900

 

Netherlands

 

1 500

 

Sweden

 

4

 

Union

 

9 275

 

Norway

 

3 429

(1)

United Kingdom

 

21 410

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

34 294

 

(1)

Of which 2 855 tonnes may be taken in Union waters. Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (WHG/*04N-)

 

 

 

 

Union

 

5 333

 

 

 

 

 

’;

(x)

the table for hake (Merluccius merluccius) in Norwegian waters of 4 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Hake

Merluccius

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(HKE/04-N.)

Belgium

 

16

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

1 496

 

Germany

 

169

 

France

 

69

 

Netherlands

 

120

 

Sweden

 

Not relevant

 

Union

 

1 870

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

’;

(xi)

the table for blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8a, 8b, 8d, 8e, 12 and 14 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

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

(WHB/1X14)

Denmark

 

62 968

(1)

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies.

Germany

 

24 483

(1)

Spain

 

53 383

(1)(2)

France

 

43 821

(1)

Ireland

 

48 761

(1)

Netherlands

 

76 784

(1)

Portugal

 

4 959

(1)(2)

Sweden

 

15 576

(1)

Union

 

330 735

(1)(3)

Norway

 

74 000

(4)(5)

Faroe Islands

0

 

United Kingdom

106 036

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

(1)

Special condition: within a total access limit of 0 tonnes for the Union, Member States may fish up to the following percentage of their quotas in Faroese waters (WHB/*05-F.): 0 %

(2)

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

(3)

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

 

 

10 000

 

(4)

Can be fished in Union waters of 2a, 4, 6a North of 56°30’N, 6b and 7 West of 12°W.

(5)

Special condition: from the Norwegian quota, the following quantity may be fished in Union waters of 2a, 4, 6a North of 56°30’N, 6b and 7 West of 12°W:

 

 

150 000

 

’;

(xii)

the table for blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) in 8c, 9 and 10 and Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

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

(WHB/8C3411)

Spain

 

41 910

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies.

Portugal

 

10 477

 

Union

 

52 387

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

 

 

10 000

 

 

 

 

 

’;

(xiii)

the table for ling (Molva molva) in Norwegian waters of 4 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Ling

Molva

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(LIN/04-N.)

Belgium

 

4

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Denmark

 

477

 

Germany

 

13

 

France

 

5

 

Netherlands

 

1

 

Union

 

500

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

’;

(xiv)

the table for Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) in Norwegian waters of 4 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(NEP/04-N.)

Denmark

 

200

 

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

 

0

 

Union

 

200

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

’;

(xv)

the table for Northern prawn (Pandalus borealis) in 3a is replaced by the following:

Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

3a

(PRA/03A.)

Denmark

 

1 429

 

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

 

769

 

Union

 

2 198

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

4 117

 

’;

(xvi)

the table for Northern prawn (Pandalus borealis) in Norwegian waters south of 62o N is replaced by the following:

Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62o N

(PRA/4N-S62)

Denmark

 

200

 

Analytical TAC

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

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

Sweden

 

123

(1)

Union

 

323

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

’;

(xvii)

the table for plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) in 4, United Kingdom waters of 2a, the part of 3a not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat, is replaced by the following:

Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

4; United Kingdom waters of 2a; the part of 3a not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

(PLE/2A3AX4)

Belgium

 

4 732

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies.

Denmark

 

15 378

 

Germany

 

4 436

 

France

 

887

 

Netherlands

 

29 572

 

Union

 

55 005

 

Norway

 

9 305

(1)

United Kingdom

 

35 184

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

132 922

 

(1)

Of which 7 746 tonnes may be taken in Union waters. Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (PLE/*04N-)

 

 

 

 

Union

 

30 209

 

 

 

 

 

’;

(xviii)

the table for saithe (Pollachius virens) in 3a and 4 and United Kingdom waters of 2a is replaced by the following:

Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

3a and 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(POK/2C3A4)

Belgium

 

17

(1)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

1 964

(1)

Germany

 

4 960

(1)

France

 

11 672

(1)

Netherlands

 

50

(1)

Sweden

 

270

(1)

Union

 

18 933

(1)

Norway

 

28 255

(2)

United Kingdom

 

6 186

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

53 374

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 15 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58°30’ N (POK/*6AN58).

(2)

Of which 23 106 tonnes may be taken in Union waters of 4 and in 3a (POK/*3A4-C). Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (POK/*04N-)

 

 

 

 

 

Union

 

16 178

 

 

 

 

 

’;

(xix)

the table for common sole (Solea solea) in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 and United Kingdom waters of 2a is replaced by the following:

Species:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(SOL/24-C.)

Belgium

 

681

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

311

 

Germany

 

545

 

France

 

136

 

Netherlands

 

6 151

 

Union

 

7 824

 

Norway

 

5

(1)

United Kingdom

 

1 323

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

9 152

 

(1)

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

’;

(xx)

the table for other species in Norwegian waters of 4 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Other species

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(OTH/04-N.)

Belgium

 

14

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

1 320

 

Germany

 

149

 

France

 

61

 

Netherlands

 

106

 

Sweden

 

Not relevant

(1)

Union

 

1 650

(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

(1)

Quota of “other species” allocated by Norway to Sweden at a traditional level.

(2)

Species not covered by other TACs.

’;

(xxi)

the table for other species in Union waters of 4 and 6a north of 56°30' N is replaced by the following:

Species:

Other species

Zone:

Union waters of 4 and 6a north of 56°30' N

(OTH/46AN-EU)

Union

 

Not relevant

 

Precautionary TAC

Norway

 

500

(1)(2)

Faroe Islands

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

(1)

Limited to 4 (OTH/*4-EU).

(2)

Species not covered by other TACs.

’.

(2)

Annex IB:

(a)

the table for herring (Clupea harengus) in United Kingdom, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of 1 and 2 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

United Kingdom, Faroese, Norwegian and international waters of 1 and 2

(HER/1/2-)

Belgium

10

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

10 220

 

Germany

1 790

 

Spain

34

 

France

441

 

Ireland

2 646

 

Netherlands

3 657

 

Poland

517

 

Portugal

34

 

Finland

158

 

Sweden

3 787

 

Union

23 294

 

United Kingdom

9 983

 

 

 

 

TAC

511 171

 

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

Norwegian waters north of 62° N and the fishery zone around Jan Mayen (HER/*2AJMN)

 

19 780

 

 

 

2, 5b north of 62° N (Faroese waters) (HER/*25B-F)

 

 

Belgium

0

 

 

 

Denmark

0

 

 

 

Germany

0

 

 

 

Spain

0

 

 

 

France

0

 

 

 

Ireland

0

 

 

 

Netherlands

0

 

 

 

Poland

0

 

 

 

Portugal

0

 

 

 

Finland

0

 

 

 

Sweden

0

 

 

 

’;

(b)

the table for cod (Gadus morhua) in Norwegian waters of 1 and 2 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 1 and 2

(COD/1N2AB.)

Germany

2 081

 

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

258

 

Spain

2 321

 

Ireland

258

 

France

1 911

 

Portugal

2 321

 

Union

9 150

 

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

’;

(c)

the table for grenadiers (Macrourus spp.) in Greenland waters of 5 and 14 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Grenadiers

Macrourus spp.

Zone:

Greenland waters of 5 and 14

(GRV/514GRN)

Union

60

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

(2)

(1)

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

(2)

The amount below, in tonnes, is allocated to Norway. Special condition for this amount: roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris) (RNG/514GRN) and roughhead grenadier (Macrourus berglax) (RHG/514GRN) shall not be targeted. They shall only be taken as by-catch and shall be reported separately.

 

 

45

 

 

 

’;

(d)

the table for grenadiers (Macrourus spp.) in Greenland waters of NAFO 1 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Grenadiers

Macrourus spp.

Zone:

Greenland waters of NAFO 1

(GRV/N1GRN.)

Union

45

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

(2)

(1)

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

(2)

The amount below, in tonnes, is allocated to Norway. Special condition for this amount: roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris) (RNG/N1GRN.) and roughhead grenadier (Macrourus berglax) (RHG/N1GRN.) shall not be targeted. They shall only be taken as by-catch and shall be reported separately.

 

 

55

 

 

 

’;

(e)

the table for haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) in Norwegian waters of 1 and 2 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 1 and 2

(HAD/1N2AB.)

Germany

250

 

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

150

 

Union

400

 

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

’;

(f)

the table for Northern prawn (Pandalus borealis) in Greenland waters of 5 and 14 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Greenland waters of 5 and 14

(PRA/514GRN)

Denmark

1 439

 

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

1 438

 

Union

2 877

 

Norway

2 123

 

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

’;

(g)

the table for saithe (Pollachius virens) in Norwegian waters of 1 and 2 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 1 and 2

(POK/1N2AB.)

Germany

474

 

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

76

 

Union

550

 

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

’;

(h)

the table for Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in Norwegian waters of 1 and 2 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 1 and 2

(GHL/1N2AB.)

Germany

125

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

125

(1)

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

’;

(i)

the table for Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in Greenland waters of NAFO 1 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone:

Greenland waters of NAFO 1

(GHL/N1G-S68)

Germany

1 700

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

1 700

(1)

Norway

325

(1)

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

To be fished south of 68o N.

’;

(j)

the table for Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) in Greenland waters of 5, 12 and 14 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone:

Greenland waters of 5, 12 and 14

(GHL/5-14GL)

Germany

4 300

 

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

4 300

(1)

Norway

850

 

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

To be fished by no more than six vessels at the same time.

’;

(k)

the table for redfish (Sebastes mentella) in Norwegian waters of 1 and 2 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Redfish

Sebastes mentella

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 1 and 2

(REB/1N2AB.)

Germany

851

 

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

106

 

France

93

 

Portugal

450

 

Union

1 500

 

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

’;

(l)

the table for redfish (demersal) (Sebastes spp.) in Greenland waters of NAFO 1F and Greenland waters of 5 and 14 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Redfish (demersal)

Sebastes spp.

Zone:

Greenland waters of NAFO 1F and Greenland waters of 5 and 14

(RED/N1G14D)

Germany

969

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

5

(1)

Union

974

(1)

Norway

556

(1)

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

May only be fished by trawl, and only north and west of the line defined by the following coordinates:

Point

Latitude

Longitude

 

1

59° 15' N

54° 26' W

 

2

59° 15' N

44° 00' W

 

3

59° 30' N

42° 45' W

 

4

60° 00' N

42° 00' W

 

5

62° 00' N

40° 30' W

 

6

62° 00' N

40° 00' W

 

7

62° 40' N

40° 15' W

 

8

63° 09' N

39° 40' W

 

9

63° 30' N

37° 15' W

 

10

64° 20' N

35° 00' W

 

11

65° 15' N

32° 30' W

 

12

65° 15' N

29° 50' W

 

’;

(m)

the table for other species in Norwegian waters of 1 and 2 is replaced by the following:

Species:

Other species

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 1 and 2

(OTH/1N2AB.)

Germany

89

(1)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

36

(1)

Union

125

(1)

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

’.

(3)

In Annex ID:

(a)

the table for northern albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in Atlantic Ocean, north of 5° N is replaced by the following:

Species:

Northern albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Zone:

Atlantic Ocean, north of 5° N

(ALB/AN05N)

Ireland

 

3 398,46

 

Analytical TAC

Spain

 

19 154,93

 

France

 

6 024,53

 

Portugal

 

2 100,86

 

Union

 

30 678,78

(1)(2)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

37 801

 

(1)

The number of Union fishing vessels fishing for Northern albacore as a target species, in accordance with Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 520/2007, shall be 1 241 .

(2)

Special condition: Within the limit of this quota, no more than the following quantity may be taken in United Kingdom waters (ALB/*AN05N-UK): 280,00.

’;

(b)

the table for southern albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in Atlantic Ocean, south of 5° N is replaced by the following:

Species:

Southern albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Zone:

Atlantic Ocean, south of 5° N

(ALB/AS05N)

Spain

 

1 051,29

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

345,49

 

Portugal

 

735,71

 

Union

 

2 132,50

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

28 000

 

’;

(c)

the table for bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in Atlantic Ocean is replaced by the following:

Species:

Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Zone:

Atlantic Ocean

(BET/ATLANT)

Spain

 

8 181,90

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

 

3 475,31

(1)

Portugal

 

3 106,23

(1)

Union

 

14 763,44

(1)

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

62 000

(1)

(1)

Catches of bigeye tuna by purse seiners (BET/*ATLPS) and longliners with an overall length of 20 metres and above (BET/*ATLLL) shall be reported separately. As of June, when catches reach 80 % of the quota, Member States are required to transmit the catches for these vessels on a weekly basis.

’;

(d)

the table for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in 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

 

6 359,36

(2)

Analytical TAC

Portugal

 

1 155,83

(2)

Other Member States

129,84

(1)(2)

Union

 

7 645,03

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

13 200

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (SWO/AN05N_AMS).

(2)

Special condition: up to 2,39 % of this quantity may be fished in the Atlantic Ocean, south of 5° N (SWO/*AS05N). Catches to be counted against the special condition of the shared quota shall be reported separately (SWO/*AS05N_AMS).

”.

(e)

the table for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in 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

 

5 002,72

(1)

Analytical TAC

Portugal

 

329,53

(1)

Union

 

5 332,26

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

10 000

 

(1)

Special condition: up to 3,51% of this quantity may be fished in the Atlantic Ocean, north of 5° N (SWO/*AN05N).

’.

(4)

Annex IH is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX IH

SPRFMO CONVENTION AREA

Species:

Toothfishes

Dissostichus spp.

Zone:

SPRFMO Convention area

(TOT/SPR-RB)

TAC

75

(1)

Precautionary TAC

(1)

This annual TAC is for exploratory fisheries only. Fishing shall be limited to one trip of a maximum duration of 60 consecutive days which may occur any time between 1 May and 15 November 2023. From 1 to 15 November 2023, longlines shall be set at night-time only and all fishing shall cease immediately if the death of the following occurs:

(a)

one of any of the following species: wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans), grey-headed albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma), black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophris), grey petrel (Procellaria cinerea), soft-plumaged petrel (Pterodroma mollis); or

(b)

three individuals of any of the following species: light-mantled albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata), southern giant petrel (Macronectes giganteus) and northern giant petrel (Macronectes halli).

Fishing shall further be limited to a maximum number of 5 000 hooks per set, with a maximum of 120 sets. Longlines shall be set at least 3 nautical miles apart from each other, and not set at previous longline locations within one calendar year. Fishing shall cease either when the TAC is reached or if 120 sets have been set and hauled during the trip, whichever is earlier. Fishing shall be limited to depths between 600 m and 2 500 m and only take place within the following research block:

 

NW

50° 30’ S, 136° E

 

 

NE

50° 30’ S, 140° 30’ E

 

 

E-Indent

52° 45’ S, 140° 30’ E

 

 

E-corner

52° 45’ S, 145° 30’ E

 

 

SE

54° 50’ S, 145° 30’ E

 

 

SW

54° 50’ S, 136° E

 

 


Species:

Jack mackerel

Trachurus murphyi

Zone:

SPRFMO Convention area

(CJM/SPRFMO)

Germany

15 280,63

 

Analytical TAC

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

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

Netherlands

16 562,63

 

Lithuania

10 632,66

 

Poland

18 282,08

 

Union

60 758,00

 

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

’.

(5)

Annex IJ is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX IJ

IOTC AREA OF COMPETENCE

Catches of yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) by Union vessels fishing shall not exceed the catch limits set out in this Annex.

Species:

Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

Zone:

IOTC Area of Competence

(YFT/IOTC)

France

27 710

 

Analytical TAC

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

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

Italy

2 365

 

Spain

42 903

 

Portugal

100

(1)

Union

73 078

 

 

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

’.

(6)

In Annex VI:

(a)

point 4 is replaced by the following:

‘4.

Maximum number of fishing vessels of each Member State that may be authorised to fish for, retain on board, tranship, transport or land bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean

Table A

 

Number of fishing vessels (1)

 

Greece (2)

Spain

France

Croatia

Italy

Cyprus (3)

Malta (4)

Portugal

Purse seiners (5)

0

6

22

18

21

1

2

0

Longliners

0

41

23

0

40

20

63

0

Baitboat

0

66

8

0

0

0

0

0

Handline

0

1

47

12

0

0

0

0

Trawler

0

0

57

0

0

0

0

0

Small-scale

38

850

140

0

0

0

0

76

Other artisanal (6)

65

0

0

0

60

0

236

0

’;

(b)

point 6 is replaced by the following:

‘6.

Maximum bluefin tuna farming capacity and fattening capacity for each Member State and maximum input of wild-caught bluefin tuna that each Member State may allocate to its farms in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean

Table A

Maximum tuna farming capacity and fattening capacity

 

Number of farms

Capacity (in tonnes)

Greece

2

2 100

Spain

10

11 852

Croatia

4

7 880

Italy

13

10 220

Cyprus

3

1 034

Malta

7

14 679

Portugal

2

500

Table B

Maximum input of wild caught bluefin tuna (in tonnes)

Greece

785,0

Spain

7 738,9

Croatia

2 947,0

Italy

2 064,0

Cyprus

756,6

Malta

10 486,0

Portugal

350,0

’.


(1)  The numbers in this table may be further increased, provided that the international obligations of the Union are complied with.

(2)  One medium-size purse seiner has been replaced by no more than 10 longline vessels or one small purse seiner and three other artisanal vessels.

(3)  One medium-size purse seiner may be replaced by no more than 10 longline vessels or one small purse seiner and no more than three longline vessels.

(4)  One medium-size purse seiner may be replaced by no more than 10 longline vessels.

(5)  The individual numbers of purse seiners in this table are the result of transfers between Member States and do not constitute historical rights for the future.

(6)  Polyvalent vessels, using multi-gear equipment (longline, handline, trolling line).


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