02021R0092 — EN — 16.04.2022 — 004.001


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COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/92

of 28 January 2021

fixing for 2021 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 031 29.1.2021, p. 31)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

  No

page

date

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COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/406 of 5 March 2021

  L 81

1

9.3.2021

►M2

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/703 of 26 April 2021

  L 146

1

29.4.2021

►M3

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/1069 of 28 June 2021

  L 230

5

30.6.2021

►M4

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/1239 of 29 July 2021

  L 276

1

31.7.2021

►M5

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/1888 of 27 October 2021

  L 384

1

29.10.2021

►M6

COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2022/109 of 27 January 2022

  L 21

1

31.1.2022


Corrected by:

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Corrigendum, OJ L 294, 17.8.2021, p.  55 (2021/92)




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COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/92

of 28 January 2021

fixing for 2021 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



TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

1.  
This Regulation fixes the fishing opportunities available in Union waters and to Union fishing vessels in certain non-Union waters, for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks.
2.  

The fishing opportunities referred to in paragraph 1 include:

(a) 

catch limits for the year 2021 and, where specified in this Regulation, for the year 2022;

(b) 

fishing effort limits for the year 2021, except the fishing effort limits set out in Annex II, which will apply from 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022;

(c) 

fishing opportunities for the period from 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2021 for certain stocks in the CCAMLR Convention Area.

Article 2

Scope

1.  

This Regulation applies to the following vessels:

(a) 

Union fishing vessels;

(b) 

third-country vessels in Union waters.

2.  

This Regulation also applies to:

(a) 

recreational fisheries, where such fisheries are expressly referred to in the relevant provisions of this Regulation; and

(b) 

commercial fisheries from shore.

Article 3

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the definitions set out in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 apply. In addition, the following definitions apply:

(a) 

‘third-country vessel’ means a fishing vessel flying the flag of, and registered in, a third country;

(b) 

‘recreational fisheries’ means non-commercial fishing activities exploiting marine biological resources such as recreation, tourism or sport;

(c) 

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

(d) 

‘total allowable catch’ (TAC) means:

(i) 

in fisheries subject to the exemption from the landing obligation referred to in Article 15(4) to (7) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the quantity of fish that may be landed from each stock each year;

(ii) 

in all other fisheries, the quantity of fish that may be caught from each stock each year;

(e) 

‘quota’ means a proportion of the TAC allocated to the Union, a Member State or a third country;

(f) 

‘analytical assessment’ means quantitative evaluation of trends in a given stock, based on data about the stock’s biology and exploitation, which scientific review has indicated to be of sufficient quality to provide scientific advice on options for future catches;

(g) 

‘mesh size’ means the mesh size of fishing nets as defined in point (34) of Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241;

(h) 

‘Union fishing fleet register’ means the register set up by the Commission in accordance with Article 24(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(i) 

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

(j) 

‘instrumented buoy’ means a buoy clearly marked with a unique reference number allowing identification of its owner and equipped with a satellite tracking system to monitor its position;

(k) 

‘operational buoy’ means any instrumented buoy, previously activated, switched on and deployed at sea on a drifting fish aggregating device (FAD) or log, which transmits positions and any other available information such as echo-sounder estimates.

Article 4

Fishing zones

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

(a) 

ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) zones are the geographical areas specified in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 218/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 1 );

(b) 

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

(c) 

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

(d) 

‘functional unit 16 of ICES subarea 7’ means the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

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53° 30' N 15° 00' W,
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53° 30' N 11° 00' W,
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51° 30' N 11° 00' W,
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51° 30' N 13° 00' W,
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51° 00' N 13° 00' W,
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51° 00' N 15° 00' W;
(e) 

‘functional unit 25 of ICES division 8c’ means the geographical sea area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

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43° 00' N 9° 00' W,
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43° 00' N 10° 00' W,
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43° 30' N 10° 00' W,
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43° 30' N 9° 00' W,
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44° 00' N 9° 00' W,
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44° 00' N 8° 00' W,
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43° 30' N 8° 00' W;
(f) 

‘functional unit 26 of ICES division 9a’ means the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

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43° 00' N 8° 00' W,
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43° 00' N 10° 00' W,
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42° 00' N 10° 00' W,
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42° 00' N 8° 00' W;
(g) 

‘functional unit 27 of ICES division 9a’ means the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

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42° 00' N 8° 00' W,
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42° 00' N 10° 00' W,
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38° 30' N 10° 00' W,
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38° 30' N 9° 00' W,
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40° 00' N 9° 00' W,
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40° 00' N 8° 00' W;
(h) 

‘functional unit 30 of ICES division 9a’ means the geographical area under the jurisdiction of Spain in the Gulf of Cádiz and in the adjacent waters of 9a;

(i) 

‘functional unit 31 of ICES division 8c’ means the geographical sea area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

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43° 30' N 6° 00' W,
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44° 00' N 6° 00' W,
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44° 00' N 2° 00' W,
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43° 30' N 2° 00' W;
(j) 

‘Gulf of Cádiz’ means the geographical area of ICES division 9a east of longitude 7o 23' 48″ W;

(k) 

‘CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in point (a) of Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 ( 2 );

(l) 

CECAF (Committee for Eastern Central Atlantic Fisheries) areas are the geographical areas specified in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 3 );

(m) 

‘IATTC (Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission established by the 1949 Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica ( 4 );

(n) 

‘ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas ( 5 );

(o) 

‘IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission) Area of Competence’ is the geographical area defined in the Agreement for the establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission ( 6 );

(p) 

NAFO (Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) areas are the geographical areas specified in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 217/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 7 );

(q) 

‘SEAFO (South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean ( 8 );

(r) 

‘SIOFA (Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement) Agreement Area’ is the geographic area defined in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement ( 9 );

(s) 

‘SPRFMO (South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean ( 10 );

(t) 

‘WCPFC (Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean ( 11 );

(u) 

‘high seas of the Bering Sea’ is the geographical area of the high seas of the Bering Sea beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial seas of the coastal States of the Bering Sea is measured;

(v) 

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

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longitude 150o W,
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longitude 130o W,
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latitude 4o S,
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latitude 50o S.



TITLE II

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNION FISHING VESSELS



CHAPTER I

General provisions

Article 5

TACs and allocations

1.  
The TACs for Union fishing vessels in Union waters or in certain non-Union waters and the allocation of such TACs among Member States, and the conditions functionally linked thereto, where appropriate, are set out in Annex I.
2.  
Union fishing vessels may be authorised to fish, within the TACs set out in Annex I to this Regulation, in waters falling within the fisheries jurisdiction of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, and the fishing zone around Jan Mayen, subject to the conditions set out in Article 22 of, and Part A of Annex V to, this Regulation and in Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 12 ) and its implementing provisions.
3.  
Union fishing vessels may be authorised to fish, within the TACs set out in Annex I to this Regulation, in waters falling within the fisheries jurisdiction of the United Kingdom, subject to the conditions set out in Article 22 of this Regulation and Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 and its implementing provisions.

Article 6

TACs to be determined by Member States

1.  
The TACs for certain fish stocks shall be determined by the Member State concerned. Those stocks are identified in Annex I.
2.  

The TACs to be determined by a Member State shall:

(a) 

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

(b) 

result:

(i) 

if an analytical assessment is available, in the exploitation of the stock in line with MSY, with as high a probability as possible, or

(ii) 

if an analytical assessment is unavailable or incomplete, in the exploitation of the stock consistent with the precautionary approach to fisheries management.

3.  

By 15 March 2021, each Member State concerned shall submit the following information to the Commission:

(a) 

the TACs adopted;

(b) 

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

(c) 

details on how the TACs adopted comply with paragraph 2.

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Article 7a

Application of fishing opportunities in Greenland waters

Where a reference is made to this Article in a fishing opportunities table in Annex IB, the fishing opportunities in that table shall apply from the date of provisional application of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union, of the one part, and the Government of Greenland and the Government of Denmark, of the other part, to 31 December 2021.

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Article 8

Conditions for landing catches and by-catches

1.  

Catches that are not subject to the landing obligation under Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 shall be retained on board or landed only if they:

(a) 

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

(b) 

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

2.  
The stocks of non-target species within safe biological limits referred to in Article 15(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 are identified in Annex I to this Regulation for the purposes of the derogation from the obligation to count catches against the relevant quotas provided for in that Article.

Article 9

Quota-exchange mechanism for TACs for unavoidable by-catches with regard to the landing obligation

1.  
In order to take into account the introduction of the landing obligation and to make quotas for certain by-catches available to Member States without a quota, the quota-exchange mechanism set out in paragraphs 2 to 5 shall apply to the TACs identified in Annex IA.
2.  
6 % of each quota from the provisional TACs for cod in the Celtic Sea, cod in the West of Scotland, whiting in the Irish Sea and plaice in ICES divisions 7h, 7j and 7k, and 3 % of each quota from the provisional TAC for West of Scotland whiting, allocated to each Member State, shall be made available for a pool for quota exchanges, which shall open as of 1 January 2021. Member States without quota shall have exclusive access to the quota pool until ►M2  31 July 2021 ◄ .
3.  
The quantities drawn from the pool may not be exchanged or transferred to the following year. Any unused quantities shall be returned, after ►M2  31 July 2021 ◄ , to those Member States that have initially contributed to the pool for quota exchanges.
4.  
The quotas provided in return shall be preferably taken from a list of TACs identified by each Member State contributing to the pool as listed in the Appendix to Annex IA.
5.  
The quotas referred to in paragraph 4 shall be of equivalent commercial value by using a market exchange rate or other mutually acceptable exchange rates. In absence of alternatives, the equivalent economic value in accordance to the average Union prices of the previous year, as provided by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products, shall be used.
6.  
In cases where the quota-exchange mechanism set out in paragraphs 2–5 of this Article does not allow Member States to cover their unavoidable by-catches to a similar extent, Member States shall endeavour to agree on quota exchanges pursuant to Article 16(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, ensuring that quotas exchanged are of equivalent commercial value.

Article 10

Fishing effort limits in ICES division 7e

1.  
For the periods referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2), the technical aspects of the rights and obligations related to Annex II for the management of the sole stock in ICES division 7e are set out in Annex II.
2.  
The Commission may, by means of implementing acts, allocate a requesting Member State a number of days at sea additional to those referred to in point 5 of Annex II, on which a vessel may be authorised by its flag Member State to be present within ICES division 7e when carrying on board any regulated gear, on the basis of such a request by that Member State, in accordance with point 7.4 of that Annex. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 58(2).
3.  
The Commission may, by means of implementing acts, allocate a requesting Member State a maximum of three days between 1 February 2021 and 31 January 2022 additional to those referred to in point 5 of Annex II, on which a vessel may be present within ICES division 7e on the basis of an enhanced programme of scientific observer coverage as referred to in point 8.1 of that Annex. Such an allocation shall be done on the basis of the description submitted by that Member State in accordance with point 8.3 of Annex II and following consultation with the STECF. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 58(2).

Article 11

Measures on European seabass fisheries

1.  
It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels, as well as for any commercial fisheries from shore, to fish for European seabass in ICES divisions 4b and 4c, and in ICES subarea 7. It shall be prohibited to retain, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area.

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1a.  
The prohibition set out in paragraph 1 shall not apply to by-catches of seabass in shore-based commercial netting activities. This exemption applies to historic numbers of beach nets set at pre-2017 levels. Shore-based commercial netting activities shall not target seabass and only unavoidable by-catches of seabass may be landed.

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2.  

By way of derogation from paragraph 1, in January 2021 and from 1 April to 31 July, Union fishing vessels in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7d, 7e, 7f and 7h may fish for European seabass, and retain, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area with the following gear and within the following limits:

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(a) 

using demersal trawls ( 13 ), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 520 kilogrammes per two months and 5 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board caught by that vessel per fishing trip;

(b) 

using seines ( 14 ), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 520 kilogrammes per two months and 5 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board caught by that vessel per fishing trip.

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2a.  

By way of derogation from paragraph 1, from 1 August to 31 December, Union fishing vessels in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7d, 7e, 7f and 7h may fish for European seabass, and retain, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area with the following gear and within the following limits:

(a) 

using demersal trawls ( 15 ), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 380 kilogrammes per month and 5 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board caught by that vessel per fishing trip;

(b) 

using seines ( 16 ), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 380 kilogrammes per month and 5 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board caught by that vessel per fishing trip;

2b.  
Notwithstanding paragraphs 2 and 2a, catches referred to in points (a) and (b) of those paragraphs shall not exceed 760 kilogrammes for the period from 1 July to 31 August.
2c.  

By way of derogation from paragraph 1, in January 2021 and from 1 April to 31 December, Union fishing vessels in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7d, 7e, 7f and 7h may fish for European seabass, and retain, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area with the following gear and within the following limits:

(a) 

using hooks and lines ( 17 ), not exceeding 5,7 tonnes per vessel;

(b) 

using fixed gillnets ( 18 ), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 1,4 tonnes per vessel.

The derogations set out in the first subparagraph shall apply to Union fishing vessels that have recorded catches of European seabass over the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2016: in point (a) with recorded catches using hooks and lines, and in point (b) with recorded catches using fixed gillnets. In the case of a replacement of a Union fishing vessel, Member States may allow the derogation to apply to another fishing vessel provided that the number of Union fishing vessels subject to the derogation and their overall fishing capacity do not increase.

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3.  
The catch limits set out in paragraph 2 shall not be transferable between vessels and, where a monthly limit applies, from one month to another. For Union fishing vessels using more than one gear in a single calendar month, the lowest catch limit set out in paragraph 2 for either gear shall apply.

Member States shall report to the Commission all catches of European seabass per type of gear no later than 15 days after the end of each month.

4.  
France and Spain shall ensure that fishing mortality of European seabass stock in ICES divisions 8a and 8b from their commercial and recreational fisheries do not exceed the FMSY point value resulting in 3 108 tonnes of total catches, as required by Article 4(3) of Regulation (EU) 2019/472.
5.  

In recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 6a, 7a to 7k:

(a) 

►M4  from 1 January to 28 February and from 1 December to 31 December 2021 ◄ , only catch-and-release fishing with a rod or a handline for European seabass shall be allowed. During that period, it shall be prohibited to retain, relocate, tranship or land European seabass caught in that area;

(b) 

►M4  from 1 March to 30 November ◄ not more than two specimens of European seabass may be caught and retained per fisherman per day; the minimum size of European seabass retained shall be 42 cm.

Point (b) of the first subparagraph shall not apply to fixed nets, which shall not be used to catch or retain European seabass during the period referred to in that point.

6.  
In recreational fisheries, including from shore, in ICES divisions 8a and 8b, a maximum of two specimens of European seabass may be caught and retained per fisherman per day. This paragraph shall not apply to fixed nets, which shall not be used to catch or retain European seabass.
7.  
Paragraphs 5 and 6 shall be without prejudice to more stringent national measures on recreational fisheries.

Article 12

Measures on European eel fisheries in Union waters of the ICES area

Any targeted, incidental and recreational fishery of European eel shall be prohibited in Union waters of the ICES area and brackish waters such as estuaries, coastal lagoons and transitional waters for a consecutive three-month period to be determined by each Member State concerned between 1 August 2021 and 28 February 2022. Member States shall communicate the determined period to the Commission no later than 1 June 2021.

Article 13

Special provisions on allocations of fishing opportunities

1.  

The allocation of fishing opportunities among Member States as set out in this Regulation shall be without prejudice to:

(a) 

exchanges made pursuant to Article 16(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(b) 

deductions and reallocations made pursuant to Article 37 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009;

(c) 

reallocations made pursuant to Articles 12 and 47 of Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2403;

(d) 

additional landings allowed under Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 and Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(e) 

quantities withheld in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 and Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(f) 

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

(g) 

quota transfers and exchanges pursuant to Article 23 of this Regulation.

2.  
Stocks which are subject to precautionary or analytical TACs are identified in Annex I to this Regulation for the purposes of the year-to-year management of TACs and quotas provided for in Regulation (EC) No 847/96.
3.  
Except where otherwise specified in Annex I to this Regulation, Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall apply to stocks subject to a precautionary TAC, and Article 3(2) and (3) and Article 4 of that Regulation shall apply to stocks subject to an analytical TAC.
4.  
Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply where a Member State uses the year-to-year flexibility provided for in Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

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Article 14

Closed fishing seasons for sandeels

Commercial fishing for sandeels with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16 mm shall be prohibited in ICES divisions 2a and 3a and in ICES subarea 4 from 1 January to 31 March 2021 and from 1 August to 31 December 2021.

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Article 15

Technical measures for cod and whiting in the Celtic Sea

1.  

The following measures shall apply to ►M4  Union vessels fishing with bottom trawls and seines in Union waters of ICES division 7g ◄ , the part of ICES division 7h north of latitude 49° 30' North and the part of ICES division 7j north of latitude 49° 30' North and east of longitude 11° West:

(a) 

Union vessels fishing with bottom trawls or seines shall use gear with one of the following mesh sizes:

(i) 

110 mm cod-end with 120 mm square-mesh panel;

(ii) 

100 mm T90 cod-end;

(iii) 

120 mm cod-end;

(iv) 

100 mm cod-end with 160 mm square-mesh panel;

(b) 

in addition to measures referred to in point (a), Union vessels fishing with bottom trawls whose catches, measured before any discards, consist of at least 20 % of haddock shall use:

(i) 

a fishing gear that is constructed with a minimum of one metre spacing between the fishing line and ground gear; or

(ii) 

any means proven to be at least equally selective for avoidance of cod, according to the assessment by ICES or the STECF, and approved by the Commission.

2.  
Member States may exempt from the application of point (b) of paragraph 1 vessels fishing with bottom trawls whose catches, measured before any discards, consist of less than 1,5 % of cod, provided that those vessels are subject to a progressive increase of observer coverage at sea up to at least 20 % of all their fishing trips as of 1 July 2021.
3.  
Union vessels fishing with bottom trawls and seines in ICES divisions 7f to 7k and in the area west of 5° W longitude in ICES division 7e shall be prohibited from fishing unless they use a minimum cod-end mesh size of at least 100 mm. Nevertheless, that minimum cod-end mesh size requirement shall not apply to vessels whose by-catches of cod do not exceed 1,5 %, according to the assessment by the STECF, when fishing outside the areas referred to in paragraph 1.
4.  
Measures referred to in paragraph 3 shall apply to Union vessels fishing with bottom trawls and seines in ICES divisions 7b and 7c from 1 June 2021. Union vessels fishing in those areas may also use other fishing gear which, according to the assessment by the STECF, results in the same or better selectivity characteristics in mixed demersal fisheries as that of a minimum cod-end mesh size of at least 100 mm, and which has been approved by the Commission.
5.  

By way of derogation from paragraph 1, in ICES divisions 7f and 7g, the part of ICES division 7h north of latitude 49° 30' North and the part of ICES division 7j north of latitude 49° 30' North and east of longitude 11° West:

(a) 

vessels operating with bottom trawls or seines with catches comprising more than 30 % of Norway lobster shall use one of the following gear options:

(i) 

300 mm squared mesh panel; however, vessels below 12 metres in length overall may use a 200 mm square mesh panel;

(ii) 

Seltra panel;

(iii) 

sorting grid with a 35 mm bar spacing as referred to in Annex VI Part B of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241 or a similar Netgrid selectivity device;

(iv) 

100 mm cod-end with a 100 mm square mesh panel;

(v) 

dual cod-end with the uppermost cod-end constructed with T90 mesh of at least 90 mm and fitted with a separation panel with a maximum mesh size of 300 mm;

(b) 

vessels operating with bottom trawls or seines with catches comprising more than 55 % of whiting or 55 % of anglerfish, hake or megrim combined, shall use one of the following gear options:

(i) 

100 mm cod-end with a 100 mm squared mesh panel;

(ii) 

100 mm T90 cod-end and extension.

6.  
In accordance with Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and Article 27(2) of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241, the catch percentages shall be calculated as the proportion by live weight of all marine biological resources landed after each fishing trip.

Article 16

Technical measures in the Irish Sea

The following measures shall apply to Union fishing vessels operating with bottom trawls or seines in ICES division 7a (Irish Sea):

(a) 

vessels operating with bottom trawls or seines with a cod-end mesh size equal to or larger than 70 mm and smaller than 100 mm and with catches comprising more than 30 % of Norway lobster shall use one of the following gear options:

(i) 

300 mm square mesh panel; however, vessels below 12 metres in length overall may use a 200 mm squared mesh panel;

(ii) 

Seltra panel;

(iii) 

sorting grid with 35 mm bar spacing;

(iv) 

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) netgrid;

(v) 

flip-flap trawl;

(b) 

vessels equal to or greater than 12 metres in length overall operating with bottom trawls or seines with catches comprising more than 10 % of haddock, cod and skates and rays combined, shall use 120 mm cod-end;

(c) 

vessels equal to or greater than 12 metres in length overall operating with bottom trawls or seines with catches comprising less than 10 % of haddock, cod and skates and rays combined shall apply a cod-end mesh size of 100 mm with a 100 mm square mesh panel.

Point (c) of the first paragraph shall not apply to vessels with catches comprising more than 30 % of Norway lobster or more than 85 % of queen scallops (Aequipecten opercularis).

Article 17

Technical measures in the West of Scotland

The following measures shall apply to Union fishing vessels operating with bottom trawls or seines in ICES divisions 6a and 5b, within Union waters, east of 12°W (West of Scotland) in Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) fisheries:

(a) 

vessels shall use a square mesh panel (positioning retained) of at least 300 mm for vessels deploying a cod-end mesh size less than 100 mm; however, for vessels below 12 m in length overall or with engine power of 200 kW or less, the panel overall length may be 2 m and the panel 200 mm;

(b) 

vessels with catches comprising more than 30 % of Norway lobster shall use a square mesh panel (positioning retained) of at least 160 mm for vessels deploying a cod-end mesh size of 100-119 mm.

Article 18

Remedial measures for cod in the North Sea

1.  
The closed areas to fishing, except with pelagic gear (purse seines and trawls), and the periods during which the closures apply are set out in Annex IV.
2.  
Vessels fishing with bottom trawls and seines with minimum mesh size of at least 70 mm in ICES divisions 4a and 4b or at least 90 mm in ICES division 3a, and longlines ( 19 ) shall be prohibited from fishing in Union waters of ICES division 4a, north of latitude 58° 30′ 00″ N and south of latitude 61° 30′ 00″ N and in Union waters of ICES divisions 3a.20 (Skagerrak), 4a and 4b, north of latitude 57° 00′ 00″ N and east of longitude 5° 00′ 00″ E.
3.  

By way of derogation from paragraph 2, fishing vessels referred to in that paragraph may fish in the areas referred to in that paragraph provided that they fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

(a) 

the percentage of cod catches does not exceed 5 % of the total catches per fishing trip; vessels with cod catches that have not exceeded 5 % of their total catches in the period 2017–2019 are presumed to comply with this criterion provided that they continue to use the same gear which they used in that period; this presumption may be rebutted;

(b) 

a regulated and highly selective bottom trawl or seine is used, resulting, according to a scientific study, in at least a 30 % reduction in cod catches compared to vessels fishing with the baseline mesh size for towed gears as specified in point 1.1 of Part B of Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241; such studies may be evaluated by the STECF; in the case of a negative evaluation by the STECF, those gears shall no longer be considered to be valid for use in the areas referred to in paragraph 2 of this Article;

(c) 

for vessels operating with bottom trawls and seines with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 100 mm (TR1), the following highly selective gears are used:

(i) 

belly trawls with a minimum belly mesh size of 600 mm;

(ii) 

raised fishing line (0,6 m);

(iii) 

horizontal separating panel with large mesh escape panel;

(d) 

for vessels operating with bottom trawls and seines with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 70 mm in ICES division 4a and 90 mm in ICES division 3a and less than 100 mm (TR2), the following highly selective gears are used:

(i) 

horizontal sorting grid with maximum 50 mm bar spacing separating flatfish and roundfish, with an unblocked fish outlet for roundfish;

(ii) 

Seltra panel with 300 mm square-mesh size;

(iii) 

sorting grid with maximum 35 mm bar spacing, with an unblocked fish outlet;

(e) 

vessels are subject to a national cod avoidance plan to sustain cod catches in line with the fishing mortality corresponding to the fishing opportunities fixed, based on scientific advice levels, through spatial or technical measures, or a combination thereof; such plans should be assessed no later than two months following their implementation, by the STECF in the case of Member States, and by their relevant national scientific body in the case of third countries, and, where deemed necessary, further revised if such assessments consider that the objective of the national cod avoidance plan will not be met.

4.  
Member States shall enhance monitoring, control and surveillance of vessels referred to in paragraph 2 to control compliance with the conditions set out in points (a) to (e) of paragraph 3.
5.  
The measures provided for in this Article shall not apply to fishing operations conducted for the exclusive purpose of scientific investigations, provided that those investigations are carried out in full compliance with the conditions set out in Article 25 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241.

Article 19

Remedial measures for cod in Kattegat

1.  

Union vessels fishing in the Kattegat with bottom trawls (gear codes: OTB, OTT, OT, TBN, TBS, TB, TX and PTB) with minimum mesh size of 70 mm shall use one of the following selective gears:

(a) 

a sorting grid with maximum 35 mm bar spacing, with an unblocked fish outlet;

(b) 

a sorting grid with maximum 50 mm bar spacing separating flatfish and roundfish, with an unblocked fish outlet for roundfish;

(c) 

Seltra panel with 300 mm square-mesh size;

(d) 

a regulated highly selective gear, the technical attributes of which result, according to the scientific study assessed by the STECF, in catches of less than 1,5 % of cod, if it is the only gear that the vessel carries on board.

2.  
Those Union vessels participating in a project of a Member State concerned and having functioning equipment for fully documented fisheries may use a gear in accordance with Part B of Annex V of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241. Member States concerned shall communicate the list of those vessels to the Commission.
3.  
The measures provided for in this Article shall not apply to fishing operations conducted for the exclusive purpose of scientific investigations, provided that those investigations are carried out in full compliance with the conditions set out in Article 25 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241.

Article 20

Prohibited species

1.  

It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship or to land the following species:

(a) 

starry ray (Raja radiata) in Union waters of ICES divisions 2a, 3a and 7d and ICES subarea 4;

(b) 

splendid alfonsino (Beryx splendens) in NAFO subarea 6;

(c) 

leafscale gulper shark (Centrophorus squamosus) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subarea 4 and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas 1 and 14;

(d) 

Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subarea 4 and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas 1 and 14;

(e) 

kitefin shark (Dalatias licha) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subarea 4 and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas 1 and 14;

(f) 

birdbeak dogfish (Deania calcea) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subarea 4 and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas 1 and 14;

(g) 

common skate (Dipturus batis) complex (Dipturus cf. flossada and Dipturus cf. intermedia) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subareas 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10;

(h) 

great lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subarea 4 and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas 1 and 14;

(i) 

tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus) when taken with longlines in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subarea 4 and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 14;

(j) 

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in all waters;

(k) 

thornback ray (Raja clavata) in Union waters of ICES division 3a;

(l) 

undulate ray (Raja undulata) in Union waters of ICES subareas 6 and 10;

(m) 

whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in all waters;

(n) 

common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) in the Mediterranean;

(o) 

picked dogfish (Squalus acanthias) in Union waters of ICES subareas 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, with the exception of avoidance programmes as set out in Annex IA.

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

Article 21

Data transmission

When, pursuant to Articles 33 and 34 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, Member States submit to the Commission data relating to landings of quantities of stocks caught and fishing effort, they shall use the stock codes set out in Annex I to this Regulation.



CHAPTER II

Fishing authorisations in third - country waters

Article 22

Fishing authorisations

1.  
The maximum number of fishing authorisations for Union fishing vessels in third-country waters, where applicable, is set out in Part A of Annex V.
2.  
Where one Member State transfers quota to another Member State (‘swap’) in the fishing areas set out in Part A of Annex V to this Regulation in accordance with Article 16(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the transfer shall include an appropriate transfer of fishing authorisations and shall be notified to the Commission. However, the total number of fishing authorisations for each fishing area, as set out in Part A of Annex V to this Regulation, shall not be exceeded.



CHAPTER III

Fishing opportunities in waters of regional fisheries management organisations



Section 1

General provisions

Article 23

Quota transfers and exchanges

1.  
Where, under the rules of a regional fisheries management organisation (RFMO), quota transfers or exchanges between the Contracting Parties to the RFMO are permitted, a Member State (‘the Member State concerned’) may discuss with a Contracting Party to the RFMO and, as appropriate, establish a possible outline of an intended quota transfer or exchange.
2.  
Upon notification to the Commission by the Member State concerned, the Commission may endorse the outline of the intended quota transfer or exchange that the Member State has discussed with the relevant Contracting Party to the RFMO. Thereupon, the Commission shall express, without undue delay, the consent to be bound by such quota transfer or exchange with the relevant Contracting Party to the RFMO. The Commission shall notify the secretariat of the RFMO of the agreed quota transfer or exchange in accordance with the rules of that organisation.
3.  
The Commission shall inform the Member States of the agreed quota transfer or exchange.
4.  
The fishing opportunities received from or transferred to the relevant Contracting Party to the RFMO under the quota transfer or exchange shall be deemed to be quotas allocated to, or deducted from, the allocation of the Member State concerned, as of the moment that the quota transfer or exchange takes effect in accordance with the terms of the agreement reached with the relevant Contracting Party to the RFMO or in accordance with the rules of the relevant RFMO, as appropriate. Such allocation shall not change the existing distribution key for the purpose of allocating fishing opportunities among Member States in accordance with the principle of relative stability of fishing activities.
5.  
This Article shall apply until 31 January 2022 for quota transfers from a RFMO Contracting Party to the Union and their subsequent allocation to Member States.



Section 2

NEAFC Convention Area

Article 24

Closures for redfish in the Irminger

All fishing activities shall be prohibited in the area bounded by following coordinates measured according to the WGS84 system:



Latitude

Longitude

63°00'

-30°00'

61°30'

-27°35'

60°45'

-28°45'

62°00'

-31°35'

63°00'

-30°00'



Section 3

ICCAT Convention Area

Article 25

Fishing, farming and fattening capacity limitations

1.  
The number of Union bait boats and trolling boats authorised to fish actively for bluefin tuna between 8 kg/75 cm and 30 kg/115 cm in the eastern Atlantic shall be limited as set out in point 1 of Annex VI.
2.  
The number of Union coastal artisanal fishing vessels authorised to fish actively for bluefin tuna between 8 kg/75 cm and 30 kg/115 cm in the Mediterranean shall be limited as set out in point 2 of Annex VI.
3.  
The number of Union fishing vessels fishing for bluefin tuna in the Adriatic Sea for farming purposes authorised to fish actively for bluefin tuna between 8 kg/75 cm and 30 kg/115 cm shall be limited as set out in point 3 of Annex VI.
4.  
The number of fishing vessels authorised to fish for, retain on board, tranship, transport, or land bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean shall be limited as set out in point 4 of Annex VI.
5.  
The number of traps engaged in bluefin tuna fishery in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean shall be limited as set out in point 5 of Annex VI.
6.  
The bluefin tuna total farming and fattening capacity, and the maximum input of wild caught bluefin tuna allocated to the farms in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean shall be limited as set out in point 6 of Annex VI.
7.  
The maximum number of Union fishing vessels authorised to fish for northern albacore as a target species in accordance with Article 12 of Council Regulation (EC) No 520/2007 ( 20 ) shall be limited as set out in point 7 of Annex VI to this Regulation.
8.  
The maximum number of Union fishing vessels of at least 20 metres length that fish for bigeye tuna in the ICCAT Convention Area shall be limited as set out in point 8 of Annex VI.

Article 26

Recreational fisheries

Where appropriate, Member States shall allocate a specific share for recreational fisheries from their allocated quotas as set out in Annex ID.

Article 27

Sharks

1.  
Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of bigeye thresher sharks (Alopias superciliosus) caught in any fishery shall be prohibited.
2.  
It shall be prohibited to undertake a directed fishery for species of thresher sharks of the Alopias genus.
3.  
Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of hammerhead sharks of the Sphyrnidae family (except for the Sphyrna tiburo) caught in fisheries in the ICCAT Convention Area shall be prohibited.
4.  
Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) taken in any fishery shall be prohibited.
5.  
Retaining on board silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) caught in any fishery shall be prohibited.



Section 4

CCAMLR Convention Area

Article 28

Exploratory fisheries notifications for toothfish

Member States may participate in longline exploratory fisheries for toothfishes (Dissostichus spp.) in FAO subareas 88.1 and 88.2 as well as in FAO divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3a outside areas of national jurisdiction in 2021. If a Member State intends to participate in such exploratory fisheries, it shall notify the CCAMLR Secretariat in accordance with Articles 7 and 7a of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 no later than 1 June 2021.

Article 29

Limits on exploratory fisheries for toothfish

1.  
Fishing for toothfish during the 2020–2021 fishing season shall be limited to the Member States, subareas and number of vessels set out in table A of Annex VII for the species, TACs and by-catch limits set out in table B of that Annex.
2.  
Direct fishing of shark species for purposes other than scientific research shall be prohibited. Any by-catch of shark, especially juveniles and gravid females, taken accidentally in the toothfish fishery shall be released alive.
3.  
Where applicable, fishing in any small-scale research unit (SSRU) shall cease when the reported catch reaches the specified TAC, and the SSRU shall be closed to fishing for the remainder of the season.
4.  
Fishing shall take place over as large a geographical and bathymetric range as possible to obtain the information necessary to determine fishery potential and to avoid over-concentration of catch and fishing effort. However, fishing in FAO subareas 88.1 and 88.2 as well as in FAO divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3a, where permitted in accordance with Article 28, shall be prohibited in depths less than 550 metres.

Article 30

Krill fishery during the 2020–2021 fishing season

1.  
If a Member State intends to fish for krill (Euphausia superba) in the CCAMLR Convention Area during the 2020–2021 fishing season, it shall notify the Commission, no later than 1 May 2021, of its intention to fish for krill, using the format laid down in Part B of the Appendix to Annex VII. On the basis of the information provided by Member States, the Commission shall submit the notifications to the CCAMLR Secretariat no later than 30 May 2021.
2.  
The notification referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall include the information provided for in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 for each vessel to be authorised by the Member State to participate in the krill fishery.
3.  
A Member State intending to fish for krill in the CCAMLR Convention Area shall notify its intention to do so only in respect of authorised vessels either flying its flag at the time of the notification or flying the flag of another CCAMLR member that are expected, at the time the fishery takes place, to be flying the flag of that Member State.
4.  

Member States shall be entitled to authorise participation in a krill fishery by vessels other than those notified to CCAMLR Secretariat in accordance with paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of this Article, if an authorised vessel is prevented from participation due to legitimate operational reasons or force majeure. In such circumstances the Member States concerned shall immediately inform the CCAMLR Secretariat and the Commission, providing:

(a) 

full details of the intended replacement vessel(s), including information provided for in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004;

(b) 

a comprehensive account of the reasons justifying the replacement and any relevant supporting evidence or references.

5.  
Member States shall not authorise a vessel placed on any CCAMLR illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing vessel list to participate in krill fisheries.



Section 5

IOTC Area of Competence

Article 31

Limitation of fishing capacity of vessels fishing in the IOTC Area of Competence

1.  
The maximum number of Union fishing vessels fishing for tropical tunas in the IOTC Area of Competence and the corresponding capacity in gross tonnage shall be as set out in point 1 of Annex VIII.
2.  
The maximum number of Union fishing vessels fishing for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) and albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the IOTC Area of Competence and the corresponding capacity in gross tonnage shall be as set out in point 2 of Annex VIII.
3.  
Member States may reallocate vessels assigned to one of the two fisheries referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 to the other fishery, provided that they can demonstrate to the Commission that such change does not lead to an increase of fishing effort on the fish stocks involved.
4.  
Member States shall ensure that, where there is a proposed transfer of capacity to their fleet, vessels to be transferred are on the IOTC record of authorised vessels or on the record of vessels of other tuna RFMOs. Furthermore, no vessels placed on the list of vessels engaged in IUU fishing activities of any RFMO may be transferred.
5.  
Member States may only increase their fishing capacity beyond the ceilings referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 within the limits set out in the development plans submitted to the IOTC.

Article 32

Drifting FADs and supply vessels

1.  
Drifting FADs shall be equipped with instrumented buoys. The use of any other buoys, such as radio buoys, shall be prohibited.
2.  
A purse seine vessel shall not follow more than 300 operational buoys at any one time.
3.  
The maximum number of instrumented buoys that may be acquired annually for each purse seine vessel shall be 500. No purse seine vessel shall have more than 500 instrumented buoys (buoy in stock and operational buoy) at any time.
4.  
The maximum number of supply vessels shall be two supply vessels in support of not less than five purse seiners, all flying the flag of a Member State. This provision shall not apply to Member States using only one supply vessel.
5.  
A single purse seine vessel shall not be supported by more than one single supply vessel flying the flag of a Member State at any time.
6.  
The Union shall not register new or additional supply vessels in the IOTC record of authorised vessels.

Article 33

Sharks

1.  
Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of thresher sharks of all the species of the Alopiidae family in any fishery shall be prohibited.
2.  
Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) in any fishery shall be prohibited, except for vessels under 24 metres overall length engaged solely in fishing operations within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Member State whose flag they fly, and provided that their catch is destined solely for local consumption.
3.  
When accidentally caught, species referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released.

Article 34

Mobulid rays

1.  
It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship, to land, to store, to offer for sale or to sell any part or whole carcass of Mobulid rays (Mobulidae family which includes the genera Manta and Mobula), except for fishing vessels carrying out subsistence fishery (i.e. where the fish caught are consumed directly by the families of the fishermen).

By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, Mobulid rays that are unintentionally caught through artisanal fishing (i.e. fisheries other than longline or surface fisheries, i.e. purse seines, pole and line, gillnet fisheries, handline and trolling vessels, and registered in the IOTC record of authorised vessels) may be landed for purposes of local consumption only.

2.  
All fishing vessels, other than those carrying out subsistence fishery, shall promptly release alive and unharmed, to the extent practicable, Mobulid rays as soon as they are seen in the net, on the hook, or on the deck, and shall do so in a manner that will result in the least possible harm to the individuals captured.



Section 6

SPRFMO Convention Area

Article 35

Pelagic fisheries

1.  
Only those Member States which have actively exercised pelagic fisheries activities in the SPRFMO Convention Area in 2007, 2008 or 2009 may fish for pelagic stocks in that area in accordance with the TACs set out in Annex IH.
2.  
The Member States referred to in paragraph 1 shall limit the total level of gross tonnage of vessels flying their flag and fishing for pelagic stocks in 2021 to the total Union level of 78 600 gross tonnage in that area.
3.  
The fishing opportunities set out in Annex IH may only be used under the condition that Member States send to the Commission the list of vessels actively fishing or engaged in transhipment in the SPRFMO Convention Area, records from vessel monitoring systems, monthly catch reports and, where available, port calls, at the latest by the fifth day of the following month, with the aim of communicating that information to the SPRFMO Secretariat.

Article 36

Bottom fisheries

1.  
Member States shall limit their bottom fishing catch or effort in 2021 in the SPRFMO Convention Area to those parts of that Convention Area where bottom fishing has occurred from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2006 and to a level that does not exceed the annual average levels of catches or effort parameters in that period. They may fish beyond the track record only if SPRFMO endorses their plan to fish beyond the track record.
2.  
Member States without a track record in bottom fishing catch or effort in the SPRFMO Convention Area over the period from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2006 shall not fish, unless SPRFMO endorses their plan to fish without a track record.

Article 37

Exploratory fisheries

1.  
Member States may participate in longline exploratory fisheries for toothfishes (Dissostichus spp.) in the SPRFMO Convention Area in 2021 only if the SPRFMO has approved their application for such fisheries that includes a fisheries operation plan and commitment to implement a data collection plan.
2.  
Fishing shall take place only in the research blocks specified by SPRFMO. Fishing shall be prohibited in depths less than 750 metres and more than 2 000 metres.
3.  
The TAC shall be as set out in Annex IH. Fishing shall be limited to one trip of a maximum duration of 21 consecutive days and to a maximum number of 5 000 hooks per set, with a maximum of 20 sets per research block. Fishing shall cease either when the TAC is reached or if 100 sets have been set and hauled, whichever is earlier.



Section 7

IATTC Convention Area

Article 38

Purse-seine fisheries

1.  

Fishing by purse seiner vessels for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) shall be prohibited:

(a) 

from 00.00 hours on 29 July 2021 to 24.00 hours on 8 October 2021 or from 00.00 hours on 9 November 2021 to 24.00 hours on 19 January 2022 in the area defined by the following limits:

— 
the Pacific coastlines of the Americas,
— 
longitude 150o W,
— 
latitude 40o N,
— 
latitude 40o S;
(b) 

from 00.00 hours on 9 October 2021 to 24.00 hours on 8 November 2021 in the area defined by the following limits:

— 
longitude 96o W,
— 
longitude 110o W,
— 
latitude 4o N,
— 
latitude 3o S.
2.  
For each of their vessels, Member States concerned shall notify to the Commission before 1 April 2021 the selected period of closure referred to in point (a) of paragraph 1. All purse seine vessels of the Member States concerned shall stop purse-seine fishing in the areas defined in paragraph 1 during the selected period.
3.  
Purse seine vessels fishing for tuna in the IATTC Convention Area shall retain on board and then land or tranship all yellowfin, bigeye and skipjack tuna caught.
4.  

Paragraph 3 shall not apply in the following cases:

(a) 

where the fish is considered unfit for human consumption for reasons other than size; or

(b) 

during the final set of a trip when there may be insufficient well space remaining to accommodate all the tuna caught in that set.

Article 39

Drifting FADs

1.  
A purse seine vessel shall not have more than 450 FADs active at any time in the IATTC Convention Area. A FAD shall be considered active when it is deployed at sea, starts transmitting its location and is being tracked by the vessel, its owner or operator. A FAD shall only be activated on board a purse seine vessel.
2.  
A purse seine vessel may not deploy FADs during the 15 days before the start of the selected closure period referred to in point (a) of Article 38(1), and it shall recover the same number of FADs as initially deployed within 15 days prior to the start of the closure period.
3.  
Member States shall report to the Commission, on a monthly basis, daily information on all active FADs as required by the IATTC. The reports shall be submitted with a delay of at least 60 days, but not longer than 75 days. The Commission shall transmit that information to the IATTC Secretariat without delay.

Article 40

Catch limits for bigeye tuna in longline fisheries

The total annual catches of bigeye tuna by longline vessels of each Member State in the IATTC Convention Area are established in Annex IL.

Article 41

Prohibition of fishing for oceanic whitetip sharks

1.  
It shall be prohibited to fish for oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the IATTC Convention Area, and to retain on board, to tranship, to land, to store, to offer for sale or to sell any part or whole carcass of oceanic whitetip sharks caught in that area.
2.  
When accidentally caught, the species referred to in paragraph 1 shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released by vessel operators.
3.  

Vessel operators shall:

(a) 

record the number of releases with indication of status (dead or alive);

(b) 

report the information specified in point (a) to the Member State of which they are nationals. Member States shall transmit the information collected during the previous year to the Commission by 31 January.

Article 42

Prohibition of fishing for Mobulid rays

It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels in the IATTC Convention Area to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship, to land, to store, to offer for sale or to sell any part or whole carcass of Mobulid rays (Mobulidae family which includes the genera Manta and Mobula). As soon as Union fishing vessels notice that Mobulid rays have been caught, they shall, wherever possible, promptly release them alive and unharmed.



Section 8

SEAFO Convention Area

Article 43

Prohibition of fishing for deep-water sharks

Directed fishing for the following deep-water sharks in the SEAFO Convention Area shall be prohibited:

(a) 

ghost catshark (Apristurus manis);

(b) 

blurred smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus bigelowi);

(c) 

shorttail lanternshark (Etmopterus brachyurus);

(d) 

great lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps);

(e) 

smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus);

(f) 

skates (Rajidae);

(g) 

velvet dogfish (Scymnodon squamulosus);

(h) 

deep-sea sharks of the Selachimorpha super-order;

(i) 

picked dogfish (Squalus acanthias).



Section 9

WCPFC Convention Area

Article 44

Conditions for bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna and South Pacific albacore fisheries

1.  
Member States shall ensure that the number of 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 located in the high seas between 20° N and 20° S does not exceed 403 days.
2.  
Union fishing vessels shall not target South Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the WCPFC Convention Area south of 20° S.
3.  
Member States shall ensure that catches of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) by longliners in 2021 do not exceed the limits set out in the table of Annex IG.

Article 45

Management of fishing with FADs

1.  
In the part of the WCPFC Convention Area located between 20o N and 20o S, it shall be prohibited for purse seine vessels to deploy, service or set on FADs between 00.00 hours on 1 July 2021 and 24.00 hours on 30 September 2021.
2.  
In addition to the prohibition set out in paragraph 1, it shall be prohibited to set on FADs on the high seas of the WCPFC Convention Area, between 20o N and 20o S, for an additional two months: either from 00.00 hours on 1 April 2021 to 24.00 hours on 31 May 2021, or from 00.00 hours on 1 November 2021 to 24.00 hours on 31 December 2021.
3.  

Paragraph 2 shall not apply in the following cases:

(a) 

in the final set of a trip, if the vessel has insufficient well space left to accommodate all fish;

(b) 

where the fish is unfit for human consumption for reasons other than size; or

(c) 

when a serious malfunction of freezer equipment occurs.

4.  
Member States shall ensure that each of its purse seiners have deployed at sea, at any time, no more than 350 FADs with activated instrumented buoys. The buoy shall be activated exclusively on board a vessel.
5.  
All purse seiners fishing in the part of the WCPFC Convention Area referred to in paragraph 1 shall retain on board, tranship and land all bigeye, yellowfin and skipjack tuna caught.

Article 46

Limitations to the number of Union fishing vessels authorised to fish for swordfish

The maximum number of Union fishing vessels authorised to fish for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in areas south of 20° S of the WCPFC Convention Area shall be as set out in Annex IX.

Article 47

Catch limits for swordfish in longline fisheries south of 20° S

Member States shall ensure that catches of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) south of 20° S by longliners do not exceed in 2021 the limit set out in Annex IG. Member States shall also ensure that there is no shift of the fishing effort for swordfish to the area north of the 20° S, as a result of that measure.

Article 48

Silky sharks and oceanic whitetip sharks

1.  

Retaining on board, transhipping, landing or storing any part or whole carcass of the following species in the WCPFC Convention Area shall be prohibited:

(a) 

silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis);

(b) 

oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus).

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

Article 49

Overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC

1.  
Vessels listed exclusively in the WCPFC register shall apply the measures set out in this Section when fishing in the overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC.
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 38(1), Article 38(2), (3) and (4) and Articles 39, 40 and 41 when fishing in the overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC.



Section 10

Bering Sea

Article 50

Prohibition on fishing in the high seas of the Bering Sea

Fishing for pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) in the high seas of the Bering Sea shall be prohibited.



Section 11

SIOFA Agreement Area

Article 51

Limits to bottom fishing

Member States shall ensure that vessels flying their flag that are fishing in the SIOFA Agreement Area:

(a) 

limit their annual bottom fishing effort and catch to their average annual level for those years where their vessels were active in the SIOFA Agreement Area, over a representative period for which data declared to the Commission exists;

(b) 

do not expand the spatial distribution of bottom fishing effort, excluding long-line and trap methods, beyond areas fished in recent years;

(c) 

are not authorised to fish in the interim protected areas of Atlantis Bank, Coral, Fools Flat, Middle of What, Walter’s Shoal, as defined in Annex IK, except with long-line and traps methods and on condition of having a scientific observer on board at all times while fishing in those areas.



TITLE III

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIRD-COUNTRY VESSELS IN UNION WATERS

Article 52

Fishing vessels flying the flag of Norway and fishing vessels registered in the Faroe Islands

Fishing vessels flying the flag of Norway and fishing vessels registered in the Faroe Islands may be authorised to fish in Union waters within the TACs set out in Annex I to this Regulation and shall be subject to the conditions provided for in this Regulation and in Title III of Regulation (EU) 2017/2403.

Article 53

Fishing vessels flying the flag of the United Kingdom, registered in the United Kingdom and licensed by a United Kingdom fisheries administration

Fishing vessels flying the flag of the United Kingdom, registered in the United Kingdom and licensed by a fisheries administration of the United Kingdom may be authorised to fish in Union waters within the TACs set out in Annex I to this Regulation and shall be subject to the conditions provided for in this Regulation and in Regulation (EU) 2017/2403.

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Article 53a

Quota transfers and exchanges with the United Kingdom

1.  
Any quota transfer or exchange between the Union and the United Kingdom shall take place in accordance with paragraphs 2 to 4.
2.  
A Member State intending to transfer or exchange quotas with the United Kingdom may discuss with the United Kingdom an outline of the quota transfer or exchange.
3.  
Where the Commission endorses an outline of quota transfer or exchange referred to in paragraph 2 notified by the Member State concerned, the Commission shall express, without undue delay, the consent to be bound by such quota transfer or exchange. The Commission shall notify the United Kingdom and the Member States of the agreed quota transfer or exchange.
4.  
The quota received from or transferred to the United Kingdom under the agreed quota transfer or exchange shall be deemed to be quotas allocated to, or deducted from, the allocation of the Member State concerned, as of the moment that the quota transfer or exchange has been notified in accordance with paragraph 3. Such exchanges shall not change the existing distribution key for the purposes of allocating fishing opportunities among Member States in accordance with the principle of relative stability of fishing activities.

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Article 54

Fishing vessels flying the flag of Venezuela

Fishing vessels flying the flag of Venezuela shall be subject to the conditions provided for in this Regulation and in Title III of Regulation (EU) 2017/2403.

Article 55

Fishing authorisations

The maximum number of fishing authorisations for third-country vessels fishing in Union waters shall be as set out in Part B of Annex V.

Article 56

Conditions for landing catches and by-catches

The conditions specified in Article 8 shall apply to catches and by-catches of third-country vessels fishing under the authorisations referred to in Article 55.

Article 57

Prohibited species

1.  

It shall be prohibited for third-country vessels to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship or to land the following species whenever they are found in Union waters:

(a) 

starry ray (Raja radiata) in Union waters of ICES divisions 2a, 3a and 7d and ICES subarea 4;

(b) 

common skate (Dipturus batis) complex (Dipturus cf. flossada and Dipturus cf. intermedia) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subareas 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10;

(c) 

tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus) when taken with longlines in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subareas 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 14;

(d) 

kitefin shark (Dalatias licha), birdbeak dogfish (Deania calcea), leafscale gulper shark (Centrophorus squamosus), great lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps) and Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subareas 1, 4 and 14;

(e) 

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in Union waters;

(f) 

thornback ray (Raja clavata) in Union waters of ICES division 3a;

(g) 

undulate ray (Raja undulata) in Union waters of ICES subareas 6, 9 and 10;

(h) 

common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) in the Mediterranean;

(i) 

whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in all waters;

(j) 

picked dogfish (Squalus acanthias) in Union waters of ICES subareas 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

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



TITLE IV

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 58

Committee procedure

1.  
The Commission shall be assisted by the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture established by Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013. That committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.
2.  
Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.

Article 59

Transitional provision

Articles 11, 19, 20, 27, 33, 34, 41, 42, 43, 48, 50 and 57 shall continue to apply, mutatis mutandis, in 2022 until the entry into force of the Regulation fixing the fishing opportunities for 2022.

Articles 15, 16 and 17 shall apply until the date on which a delegated act adopted in accordance with Article 15(2) of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241 and amending Annex VI of that Regulation by introducing corresponding technical measures for the North Western Waters becomes applicable.

Article 60

Entry into force

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2021.

However, Article 11(1), (2), (3) and (5), Articles 14 and 18 shall apply from 1 January to ►M2  31 July 2021 ◄ .

The provisions on fishing opportunities set out in Articles 28, 29 and 30 and Annex VII for stocks indicated in that Annex in the CCAMLR Convention Area shall apply from 1 December 2020.

The provisions on fishing effort limits set out in Annex II shall apply from 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022.

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




ANNEX

LIST OF ANNEXES



ANNEX I:

TACs applicable to Union fishing vessels in areas where TACs exist by species and by area

ANNEX IA:

Skagerrak, Kattegat, ICES subareas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 14, Union waters of CECAF, French Guiana waters

ANNEX IB:

North East Atlantic and Greenland, ICES subareas 1, 2, 5, 12 and 14 and Greenland waters of NAFO 1

ANNEX IC:

North West Atlantic – NAFO Convention Area

ANNEX ID:

ICCAT Convention Area

ANNEX IE:

South-East Atlantic Ocean – SEAFO Convention Area

ANNEX IF:

Southern bluefin tuna – areas of distribution

ANNEX IG:

WCPFC Convention Area

ANNEX IH:

SPRFMO Convention Area

ANNEX IJ:

IOTC Area of Competence

ANNEX IK:

SIOFA Agreement Area

ANNEX IL:

IATTC Convention Area

ANNEX II:

Fishing effort for vessels in the context of the management of Western Channel sole stocks in ICES division 7e

ANNEX III:

Management areas for sandeel in ICES divisions 2a, 3a and ICES subarea 4

ANNEX IV:

Seasonal closures to protect spawning cod

ANNEX V:

Fishing authorisations

ANNEX VI:

ICCAT Convention Area

ANNEX VII:

CCAMLR Convention Area

ANNEX VIII:

IOTC Area of Competence

ANNEX IX:

WCPFC Convention Area




ANNEX I

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

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

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

The references to fishing zones in the Annexes are references to ICES zones, unless otherwise specified. Within each area, fish stocks are referred to according to the alphabetical order of the scientific names of the species. Only scientific names identify species for regulatory purposes. Common names are provided for ease of reference.

Annexes IA to IL are part of Annex I.

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following comparative table of scientifc names and common names of the species is provided:



Scientific name

Alpha-3 code

Common name

Ammodytes spp.

SAN

Sandeels

Argentina silus

ARU

Greater silver smelt

Beryx spp.

ALF

Alfonsinos

Brosme brosme

USK

Tusk

Caproidae

BOR

Boarfishes

Centrophorus squamosus

GUQ

Leafscale gulper shark

Centroscymnus coelolepis

CYO

Portuguese dogfish

Chaceon spp.

GER

Deep sea red crabs

Chaenocephalus aceratus

SSI

Blackfin icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari

ANI

Mackerel icefish

Channichthys rhinoceratus

LIC

Unicorn icefish

Chionoecetes spp.

PCR

Snow crabs

Clupea harengus

HER

Herring

Coryphaenoides rupestris

RNG

Roundnose grenadier

Dalatias licha

SCK

Kitefin shark

Deania calcea

DCA

Birdbeak dogfish

Dicentrarchus labrax

BSS

European seabass

Dipturus batis (Dipturus cf. flossada and Dipturus cf. intermedia)

RJB

Common skate complex

Dissostichus eleginoides

TOP

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus mawsoni

TOA

Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus spp.

TOT

Toothfishes

Engraulis encrasicolus

ANE

Anchovy

Etmopterus princeps

ETR

Great lanternshark

Etmopterus pusillus

ETP

Smooth lanternshark

Euphausia superba

KRI

Krill

Gadus morhua

COD

Cod

Galeorhinus galeus

GAG

Tope shark

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

WIT

Witch flounder

Hippoglossoides platessoides

PLA

American plaice

Hoplostethus atlanticus

ORY

Orange roughy

Illex illecebrosus

SQI

Shortfin squid

Lamna nasus

POR

Porbeagle

Lepidorhombus spp.

LEZ

Megrims

Leucoraja naevus

RJN

Cuckoo ray

Limanda ferruginea

YEL

Yellowtail flounder

Lophiidae

ANF

Anglerfishes

Macrourus spp.

GRV

Grenadiers

Makaira nigricans

BUM

Blue marlin

Mallotus villosus

CAP

Capelin

Manta birostris

RMB

Giant manta ray

Martialia hyadesi

SQS

Squid

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

HAD

Haddock

Merlangius merlangus

WHG

Whiting

Merluccius merluccius

HKE

Hake

Micromesistius poutassou

WHB

Blue whiting

Microstomus kitt

LEM

Lemon sole

Molva dypterygia

BLI

Blue ling

Molva molva

LIN

Ling

Nephrops norvegicus

NEP

Norway lobster

Notothenia gibberifrons

NOG

Humped rockcod

Notothenia rossii

NOR

Marbled rockcod

Notothenia squamifrons

NOS

Grey rockcod

Pandalus borealis

PRA

Northern prawn

Paralomis spp.

PAI

Crabs

Penaeus spp.

PEN

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

Pleuronectes platessa

PLE

Plaice

Pleuronectiformes

FLX

Flatfishes

Pollachius pollachius

POL

Pollack

Pollachius virens

POK

Saithe

Scophthalmus maximus

TUR

Turbot

Pseudochaenichthys georgianus

SGI

South Georgia icefish

Pseudopentaceros spp.

EDW

Pelagic armourheads

Raja alba

RJA

White skate

Raja brachyura

RJH

Blonde ray

Raja circularis

RJI

Sandy ray

Raja clavata

RJC

Thornback ray

Raja fullonica

RJF

Shagreen ray

Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis

JAD

Norwegian skate

Raja microocellata

RJE

Small-eyed ray

Raja montagui

RJM

Spotted ray

Raja radiata

RJR

Starry ray

Raja undulata

RJU

Undulate ray

Rajiformes

SRX

Skates and rays

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

GHL

Greenland halibut

Sardina pilchardus

PIL

Sardine

Scomber scombrus

MAC

Mackerel

Scophthalmus rhombus

BLL

Brill

Sebastes spp.

RED

Redfishes

Solea solea

SOL

Common sole

Solea spp.

SOO

Sole

Sprattus sprattus

SPR

Sprat

Squalus acanthias

DGS

Picked dogfish

Tetrapturus albidus

WHM

White marlin

Thunnus alalunga

ALB

Albacore

Thunnus maccoyii

SBF

Southern bluefin tuna

Thunnus obesus

BET

Bigeye tuna

Thunnus thynnus

BFT

Bluefin tuna

Trachurus murphyi

CJM

Jack mackerel

Trachurus spp.

JAX

Horse mackerel

Trisopterus esmarkii

NOP

Norway pout

Urophycis tenuis

HKW

White hake

Xiphias gladius

SWO

Swordfish

The following comparative table of common names and scientific names of the species is provided exclusively for explanatory purposes:



Common name

Alpha-3 code

Scientific name

Albacore

ALB

Thunnus alalunga

Alfonsinos

ALF

Beryx spp.

American plaice

PLA

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Anchovy

ANE

Engraulis encrasicolus

Anglerfishes

ANF

Lophiidae

Antarctic toothfish

TOA

Dissostichus mawsoni

Bigeye tuna

BET

Thunnus obesus

Birdbeak dogfish

DCA

Deania calcea

Blackfin icefish

SSI

Chaenocephalus aceratus

Blonde ray

RJH

Raja brachyura

Blue ling

BLI

Molva dypterygia

Blue marlin

BUM

Makaira nigricans

Blue whiting

WHB

Micromesistius poutassou

Bluefin tuna

BFT

Thunnus thynnus

Boarfishes

BOR

Caproidae

Brill

BLL

Scophthalmus rhombus

Capelin

CAP

Mallotus villosus

Cod

COD

Gadus morhua

Common skate complex

RJB

Dipturus batis (Dipturus cf. flossada and Dipturus cf. intermedia)

Common sole

SOL

Solea solea

Crabs

PAI

Paralomis spp.

Cuckoo ray

RJN

Leucoraja naevus

Deep sea red crabs

GER

Chaceon spp.

European seabass

BSS

Dicentrarchus labrax

Flatfishes

FLX

Pleuronectiformes

Giant manta ray

RMB

Manta birostris

Great lanternshark

ETR

Etmopterus princeps

Greater silver smelt

ARU

Argentina silus

Greenland halibut

GHL

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Grenadiers

GRV

Macrourus spp.

Grey rockcod

NOS

Notothenia squamifrons

Haddock

HAD

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Hake

HKE

Merluccius merluccius

Herring

HER

Clupea harengus

Horse mackerel

JAX

Trachurus spp.

Humped rockcod

NOG

Notothenia gibberifrons

Jack mackerel

CJM

Trachurus murphyi

Kitefin shark

SCK

Dalatias licha

Krill

KRI

Euphausia superba

Leafscale gulper shark

GUQ

Centrophorus squamosus

Lemon sole

LEM

Microstomus kitt

Ling

LIN

Molva molva

Mackerel

MAC

Scomber scombrus

Mackerel icefish

ANI

Champsocephalus gunnari

Marbled rockcod

NOR

Notothenia rossii

Megrims

LEZ

Lepidorhombus spp.

Northern prawn

PRA

Pandalus borealis

Norway lobster

NEP

Nephrops norvegicus

Norway pout

NOP

Trisopterus esmarkii

Norwegian skate

JAD

Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis

Orange roughy

ORY

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Patagonian toothfish

TOP

Dissostichus eleginoides

Pelagic armourheads

EDW

Pseudopentaceros spp.

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

PEN

Penaeus spp.

Picked dogfish

DGS

Squalus acanthias

Plaice

PLE

Pleuronectes platessa

Pollack

POL

Pollachius pollachius

Porbeagle

POR

Lamna nasus

Portuguese dogfish

CYO

Centroscymnus coelolepis

Redfishes

RED

Sebastes spp.

Roundnose grenadier

RNG

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Saithe

POK

Pollachius virens

Sandeels

SAN

Ammodytes spp.

Sandy ray

RJI

Raja circularis

Sardine

PIL

Sardina pilchardus

Shagreen ray

RJF

Raja fullonica

Shortfin squid

SQI

Illex illecebrosus

Skates and rays

SRX

Rajiformes

Small-eyed ray

RJE

Raja microocellata

Smooth lanternshark

ETP

Etmopterus pusillus

Snow crabs

PCR

Chionoecetes spp.

Sole

SOO

Solea spp.

South Georgia icefish

SGI

Pseudochaenichthys georgianus

Southern bluefin tuna

SBF

Thunnus maccoyii

Spotted ray

RJM

Raja montagui

Sprat

SPR

Sprattus sprattus

Squid

SQS

Martialia hyadesi

Starry ray

RJR

Raja radiata

Swordfish

SWO

Xiphias gladius

Thornback ray

RJC

Raja clavata

Toothfishes

TOT

Dissostichus spp.

Tope shark

GAG

Galeorhinus galeus

Turbot

TUR

Scophthalmus maximus

Tusk

USK

Brosme brosme

Undulate ray

RJU

Raja undulata

Unicorn icefish

LIC

Channichthys rhinoceratus

White hake

HKW

Urophycis tenuis

White marlin

WHM

Tetrapturus albidus

White skate

RJA

Raja alba

Whiting

WHG

Merlangius merlangus

Witch flounder

WIT

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Yellowtail flounder

YEL

Limanda ferruginea




ANNEX IA

SKAGERRAK, KATTEGAT, ICES SUBAREAS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 AND 14, UNION WATERS OF CECAF, FRENCH GUIANA WATERS

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Species:

Sandeels and associated by-catches

Ammodytes spp.

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a; Union waters of 3a (1)

Denmark

86 652

(2) (3)

Analytical TAC

Germany

132

(2) (3)

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

Sweden

3 182

(2) (3)

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

Union

89 966

(2)

 

United Kingdom

2 534

(2)

 

TAC

92 500

(2)

 

(1)

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

(2)

In management areas 1r and 2r the TAC may only be fished as monitoring TAC with an associated sampling protocol for the fishery.

(3)

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

Zone: United Kingdom and Union waters of sandeel management areas



 

1r

2r

3r

4

5r

6

7r

 

(SAN/234_1R)

(SAN/234_2R)

(SAN/234_3R)

(SAN/234_4)

(SAN/234_5R)

(SAN/234_6)

(SAN/234_7R)

Denmark

5 118

4 684

12 091

64 627

0

131

0

Germany

8

7

18

99

0

0

0

Sweden

188

172

444

2 373

0

5

0

Union

5 314

4 863

12 553

67 099

0

136

0

United Kingdom

150

137

354

1 889

0

4

0

Total

5 464

5 000

12 907

68 989

0

140

0



Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 1 and 2

(ARU/1/2.)

Germany

 

16

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

5

 

 

The Netherlands

 

13

 

 

Union

 

34

 

 

United Kingdom

 

25

 

 

TAC

 

59

 

 



Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

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

(ARU/3A4-C)

Denmark

 

717

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

7

 

 

France

 

5

 

 

Ireland

 

5

 

 

The Netherlands

 

34

 

 

Sweden

 

28

 

 

Union

 

796

 

 

United Kingdom

 

13

 

 

TAC

 

809

 

 



Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5

(ARU/567.)

Germany

 

283

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

6

 

 

Ireland

 

262

 

 

The Netherlands

 

2 958

 

 

Union

 

3 509

 

 

United Kingdom

 

220

 

 

TAC

 

3 729

 

 



Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 1, 2 and 14

(USK/1214EI)

Germany

 

6

(1)

Precautionary TAC

France

 

6

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Others

 

3

(1) (2)

 

Union

 

16

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

6

(1)

 

TAC

 

22

 

 

(1)

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

(2)

Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (USK/1214EI_AMS).



Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4

(USK/04-C.)

Denmark

 

68

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

20

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

47

(1)

 

Sweden

 

7

(1)

 

Others

 

7

(2)

 

Union

 

149

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

102

(1)

 

TAC

 

251

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 25% may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58°30’N (USK/*6AN58).

(2)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (USK/04-C_AMS).



Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5

(USK/567EI.)

Germany

 

60

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Spain

 

208

(1)

 

France

 

2 471

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

238

(1)

 

Others

 

60

(2)

 

Union

 

3 037

(1)

 

Norway

 

0

(3) (4) (5)

 

United Kingdom

 

1 257

(1)

 

TAC

 

4 294

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 (USK/*04-C.).

(2)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (USK/567EI_AMS).

(3)

Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per vessel, at any moment, is authorised in 5b, 6 and 7. 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 5b, 6 and 7 shall not exceed the amount below in tonnes (OTH/*5B67-). By-catch of cod under this provision in area 6a may not be more than 5 %.

0

(4)

Including ling. The following quotas for Norway shall only be fished with long-lines in 5b, 6 and 7:

Ling (LIN/*5B67-) 0

Tusk (USK/*5B67-) 0

(5)

The tusk and ling quotas for Norway are interchangeable up to the following amount, in tonnes:

0

▼M2



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

75

 

Germany

0

 

France

0

 

Netherlands

0

 

Union

75

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

▼M4



Species:

Boarfishes

Caproidae

Zone:

6, 7 and 8

(BOR/678-)

Denmark

 

4 700

 

Precautionary TAC

Ireland

 

13 234

 

 

Union

 

17 934

 

 

United Kingdom

 

1 218

 

 

TAC

 

19 152

 

 



Species:

Herring(1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

3a

(HER/03A.)

Denmark

 

9 080

(2)

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

145

(2)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Sweden

 

9 498

(2)

 

Union

 

18 723

(2)

 

Norway

 

2 881

 

 

Faroe Islands

 

0

(3)

 

TAC

 

21 604

 

 

(1)

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

(2)

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

(3)

May only be fished in the Skagerrak (HER/*03AN.).



Species:

Herring(1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

United Kingdom, Union and Norwegian waters of 4 north of 53o30' N

(HER/4AB.)

Denmark

 

49 993

 

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

33 852

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

18 838

 

 

The Netherlands

 

46 381

 

 

Sweden

 

3 449

 

 

Union

 

152 513

 

 

Faroe Islands

 

0

 

 

Norway

 

103 344

(2)

 

United Kingdom

 

61 301

 

 

TAC

 

356 357

 

 

(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 quantity given below may be taken in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4a and 4b (HER/*4AB-C):

 

3 000

 

 

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

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



Union

3 000

▼M2



Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(HER/4N-S62)

Sweden

878

(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

878

 

 

TAC

356 357

 

(1)

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

▼M4



Species:

Herring(1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

3a

(HER/03A-BC)

Denmark

 

5 692

(2)

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

51

(2)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Sweden

 

916

(2)

 

Union

 

6 659

(2)

 

TAC

 

6 659

(2)

 

(1)

Exclusively for catches of herring taken as by-catch in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes smaller than 32 mm.

(2)

Special condition: up to 50% of this quota may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 (HER/*04-C-BC).



Species:

Herring(1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

4, 7d and United Kingdom waters of 2a

(HER/2A47DX)

Belgium

 

38

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

7 421

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

38

 

 

France

 

38

 

 

The Netherlands

 

38

 

 

Sweden

 

36

 

 

Union

 

7 609

 

 

United Kingdom

 

141

 

 

TAC

 

7 750

 

 

(1)

Exclusively for catches of herring taken as by-catch in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes smaller than 32 mm.



Species:

Herring(1)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

4c, 7d(2)

(HER/4CXB7D)

Belgium

 

8 257

(3)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

668

(3)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

452

(3)

 

France

 

9 274

(3)

 

The Netherlands

 

16 142

(3)

 

Union

 

34 793

(3)

 

United Kingdom

 

Not relevant

 

 

TAC

 

356 357

 

 

(1)

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

(2)

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.

(3)

Special condition: up to 50 % of this quota may be taken in 4b (HER/*04B.).



Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

6b and 6aN; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b(1)

(HER/5B6ANB)

Germany

 

353

(2)

Precautionary TAC

France

 

67

(2)

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

Ireland

 

478

(2)

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

The Netherlands

 

353

(2)

 

Union

 

1 251

(2)

 

United Kingdom

 

2 229

(2)

 

TAC

 

3 480

 

 

(1)

Reference is to the herring stock in the part of ICES zone 6a which lies east of the meridian of longitude 7oW and north of the parallel of latitude 55oN, or west of the meridian of longitude 7oW and north of the parallel of latitude 56oN, excluding the Clyde.

(2)

It shall be prohibited to target any herring in the part of the ICES zones subject to this TAC that lies between 56oN and 57o30' N, with the exception of a six nautical mile belt measured from the baseline of the United Kingdom's territorial sea.



Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

6aS(1), 7b, 7c

(HER/6AS7BC)

Ireland

 

1 236

 

Precautionary TAC

The Netherlands

 

124

 

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

Union

 

1 360

 

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

TAC

 

1 360

 

 

(1)

Reference is to the herring stock in 6a south of 56o00' N and west of 07o00' W.



Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7a(1)

(HER/07A/MM)

Ireland

 

808

 

Analytical TAC

Union

 

808

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

United Kingdom

 

6 533

 

 

TAC

 

7 341

 

 

(1)

This zone is reduced by the area bounded:

— to the north by latitude 52o30' N,

— to the south by latitude 52o00' N,

— to the west by the coast of Ireland,

— to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.



Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7e and 7f

(HER/7EF.)

France

 

465

 

Precautionary TAC

Union

 

465

 

 

United Kingdom

 

465

 

 

TAC

 

930

 

 



Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7a south of 52°30’N; 7g(1), 7h(1), 7j(1) and 7k(1)

(HER/7G-K.)

Germany

 

10

(2)

Analytical TAC

France

 

54

(2)

 

Ireland

 

750

(2)

 

The Netherlands

 

54

(2)

 

Union

 

868

(2)

 

United Kingdom

 

1

(2)

 

TAC

 

869

(2)

 

(1)

This zone is increased by the area bounded:

— to the north by latitude 52o30' N,

— to the south by latitude 52o00' N,

— to the west by the coast of Ireland,

— to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.

(2)

This quota may only be allocated to vessels participating in the sentinel fishery to allow fisheries-based data collection for this stock as assessed by ICES. The Member States concerned shall communicate the name(s) of the vessel(s) to the Commission before allowing any catches.

▼B



Species:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone:

8

(ANE/08.)

Spain

29 700

 

Analytical TAC

France

3 300

 

Union

33 000

 

 

TAC

33 000

 

▼M4



Species:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone:

9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(ANE/9/3411)

Spain

 

7 176

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Portugal

 

7 829

(1)

 

Union

 

15 005

(1)

 

TAC

 

15 005

(1)

 

(1)

The quota may only be fished from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Skagerrak

(COD/03AN.)

Belgium

 

5

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

1 515

 

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

Germany

 

38

 

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

The Netherlands

 

9

 

 

Sweden

 

265

 

 

Union

 

1 832

 

 

TAC

 

1 893

 

 

▼B



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Kattegat

(COD/03AS.)

Denmark

75

(1)

Precautionary TAC

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

Germany

2

(1)

Sweden

46

(1)

Union

123

(1)

 

TAC

123

(1)

(1)

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

▼M4



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

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

(COD/2A3AX4)

Belgium

 

347

(1)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

1 993

 

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

Germany

 

1 263

 

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

France

 

428

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

1 126

(1)

 

Sweden

 

13

 

 

Union

 

5 170

 

 

Norway

 

2 252

(2)

 

United Kingdom

 

5 824

(1)

 

TAC

 

13 246

 

 

(1)

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

(2)

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (COD/*04N-)



Union

4 494

▼M2



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(COD/4N-S62)

Sweden

382

(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

382

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

▼M4



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

6b; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b west of 12o00' W and of 12 and 14

(COD/5W6-14)

Belgium

 

0

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

1

(1)

 

France

 

8

(1)

 

Ireland

 

16

(1)

 

Union

 

25

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

49

(1)

 

TAC

 

74

(1)

 

(1)

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



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

6a; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b east of 12o00' W

(COD/5BE6A)

Belgium

 

2

(1)

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

12

(1)

 

France

 

130

(1)

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

Ireland

 

243

(1)

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

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Union

 

387

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

892

(1)

 

TAC

 

1 279

(1)

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of cod in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for cod are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

7a

(COD/07A.)

Belgium

 

3

(1)

Precautionary TAC

France

 

7

(1)

 

Ireland

 

104

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

1

(1)

 

Union

 

115

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

91

(1)

 

TAC

 

206

(1)

 

(1)

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



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

7b, 7c, 7e-k, 8, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(COD/7XAD34)

Belgium

 

18

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

 

290

(1)

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

422

(1)

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

The Netherlands

 

0

(1)

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

Union

 

730

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

75

(1)

 

TAC

 

805

(1)

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of cod in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for cod are permitted under this quota.

▼M5



Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

7d

(COD/07D.)

Belgium

33

( 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

649

( 1 )

Netherlands

19

( 1 )

Union

701

( 1 )

United Kingdom

71

( 2 )

TAC

772

 

( 1 )

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in 4, in that part of 3a which is not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat and in United Kingdom waters of 2a (COD/*2A3X4).

( 2 )

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4, in that part of 3a which is not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat and in United Kingdom waters of 2a (COD/*2A3X4)

▼M4



Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

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

(LEZ/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

8

(1)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

7

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

7

(1)

 

France

 

42

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

33

(1)

 

Union

 

97

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

2 490

(1)

 

TAC

 

2 587

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 20 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58°30’N (LEZ/*6AN58).



Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(LEZ/56-14)

Spain

 

526

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

 

2 053

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

600

(1)

 

Union

 

3 179

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

2 046

(1)

 

TAC

 

5 225

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 25 % may be fished in: United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4 (LEZ/*2AC4C).



Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

7

(LEZ/07.)

Belgium

 

464

(1)

Analytical TAC

Spain

 

5 154

(2)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

6 256

(2)

 

Ireland

 

2 844

(2)

 

Union

 

14 718

 

 

United Kingdom

 

3 421

(2)

 

TAC

 

18 365

 

 

(1)

10 % of this quota may be used in 8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (LEZ/*8ABDE) for by-catches in directed fisheries for sole.

(2)

35 % of this quota may be fished in 8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (LEZ/*8ABDE).



Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(LEZ/8ABDE.)

Spain

 

1 005

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

811

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Union

 

1 816

 

 

TAC

 

1 816

 

 

▼B



Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

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

(LEZ/8C3411)

Spain

1 912

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

96

 

Portugal

64

 

Union

2 072

 

 

TAC

2 158

 

▼M4



Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

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

(ANF/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

312

(1) (2)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

688

(1) (2)

 

Germany

 

336

(1) (2)

 

France

 

64

(1) (2)

 

The Netherlands

 

236

(1) (2)

 

Sweden

 

8

(1) (2)

 

Union

 

1 644

(1) (2)

 

United Kingdom

 

10 328

(1) (2)

 

TAC

 

11 972

 

 

(1)

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

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom waters of 6a south of 58°30’N; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; International waters of 12 and 14 (ANF/*56-14).

▼M2



Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(ANF/04-N.)

Belgium

37

 

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

935

 

Germany

15

 

Netherlands

13

 

Union

1 000

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

▼M4



Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(ANF/56-14)

Belgium

 

202

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

230

(1)

 

Spain

 

216

(1)

 

France

 

2 485

(1)

 

Ireland

 

562

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

194

(1)

 

Union

 

3 889

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

2 488

(1)

 

TAC

 

6 377

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 20 % may be fished in: United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4 (ANF/*2AC4C).



Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

7

(ANF/07.)

Belgium

 

3 384

(1)

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

377

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Spain

 

1 345

(1)

 

France

 

21 714

(1)

 

Ireland

 

2 775

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

438

(1)

 

Union

 

30 033

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

8 090

(1)

 

TAC

 

38 123

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union waters of 8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (ANF/*8ABDE).



Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(ANF/8ABDE.)

Spain

 

1 556

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

8 659

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Union

 

10 215

 

 

TAC

 

10 215

 

 

▼B



Species:

Anglerfishes

Lophiidae

Zone:

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

(ANF/8C3411)

Spain

2 934

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

3

 

Portugal

584

 

Union

3 521

 

 

TAC

3 672

 

▼M4



Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

3a

(HAD/03A.)

Belgium

 

12

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

2 120

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

135

 

 

The Netherlands

 

2

 

 

Sweden

 

250

 

 

Union

 

2 519

 

 

TAC

 

2 630

 

 



Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(HAD/2AC4.)

Belgium

 

287

(1)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

1 970

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

1 254

(1)

 

France

 

2 185

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

215

(1)

 

Sweden

 

169

(1)

 

Union

 

6 080

(1)

 

Norway

 

9 841

 

 

United Kingdom

 

26 865

(1)

 

TAC

 

42 785

 

 

(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).

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (HAD/*04N-)



Union

4 523

▼M2



Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(HAD/4N-S62)

Sweden

707

(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

707

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

▼M4



Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6b; international waters 12 and 14

(HAD/6B1214)

Belgium

 

16

 

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

19

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

799

 

 

Ireland

 

570

 

 

Union

 

1 404

 

 

United Kingdom

 

6 971

 

 

TAC

 

8 375

 

 



Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

6a; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b

(HAD/5BC6A.)

Belgium

 

6

(1)

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

6

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

264

(1)

 

Ireland

 

648

(1)

 

Union

 

924

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

3 843

(1)

 

TAC

 

4 767

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 25 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4 (HAD/*2AC4).



Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

7b-k, 8, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(HAD/7X7A34)

Belgium

 

148

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

8 876

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

2 959

 

 

Union

 

11 983

 

 

United Kingdom

 

2 400

 

 

TAC

 

15 000

 

 



Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

7a

(HAD/07A.)

Belgium

 

49

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

221

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

1 322

 

 

Union

 

1 592

 

 

United Kingdom

 

1 779

 

 

TAC

 

3 371

 

 



Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

3a

(WHG/03A.)

Denmark

 

649

 

Precautionary TAC

The Netherlands

 

2

 

 

Sweden

 

69

 

 

Union

 

720

 

 

TAC

 

929

 

 



Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(WHG/2AC4.)

Belgium

 

413

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

1 785

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

464

 

 

France

 

2 682

 

 

The Netherlands

 

1 032

 

 

Sweden

 

3

 

 

Union

 

6 379

 

 

Norway

 

2 131

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

12 502

 

 

TAC

 

21 306

 

 

(1)

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

Norwegian waters of 4 (WHG/*04N-)



Union

4 518



Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and International waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(WHG/56-14)

Germany

 

3

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

 

50

(1)

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

299

(1)

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

Union

 

352

(1)

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

United Kingdom

 

585

(1)

 

TAC

 

937

(1)

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of whiting in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for whiting are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

7a

(WHG/07A.)

Belgium

 

2

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

 

22

(1)

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

280

(1)

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

The Netherlands

 

0

(1)

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

Union

 

305

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

416

(1)

 

TAC

 

721

(1)

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches of whiting in fisheries for other species. No directed fisheries for whiting are permitted under this quota.



Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h, 7j and 7k

(WHG/7X7A-C)

Belgium

 

74

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

4 663

 

 

Ireland

 

3 916

 

 

The Netherlands

 

39

 

 

Union

 

8 692

 

 

United Kingdom

 

1 134

 

 

TAC

 

10 259

 

 

▼B



Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

8

(WHG/08.)

Spain

880

 

Precautionary TAC

France

1 321

 

Union

2 201

 

 

TAC

2 276

 

▼M2



Species:

Whiting and pollack

Merlangius merlangus and

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(W/P/4N-S62)

Sweden

190

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Union

190

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

▼M4



Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

3a

(HKE/03A.)

Denmark

 

2 741

(1)

Analytical TAC

Sweden

 

233

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Union

 

2 974

 

 

TAC

 

2 974

 

 

(1)

Transfers of this quota may be effected to United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4. However, such transfers shall be notified in advance to the Commission and to the UK.



Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

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

(HKE/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

36

(1) (2)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

1 473

(1) (2)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

169

(1) (2)

 

France

 

326

(1) (2)

 

The Netherlands

 

85

(1) (2)

 

Union

 

2 089

(1) (2)

 

United Kingdom

 

1 354

(1) (2)

 

TAC

 

3 443

 

 

(1)

Not more than 10 % of this quota may be used for by-catch in 3a (HKE/*03A.).

(2)

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



Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(HKE/571214)

Belgium

 

498

(1)

Analytical TAC

Spain

 

15 974

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

24 669

(1)

 

Ireland

 

2 989

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

321

(1)

 

Union

 

44 451

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

10 884

(1)

 

TAC

 

55 335

 

 

(1)

Special condition: 100 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 2a and 4. However, such transfers shall be notified retrospectively annually to the other Party. Member States shall notify in advance to the Commission.

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

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (HKE/*8ABDE)



 

Belgium

66

 

Spain

2 632

 

France

2 632

 

Ireland

329

 

The Netherlands

33

 

Union

5 691

 

United Kingdom

1 480



Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(HKE/8ABDE.)

Belgium

 

16

(1)

Analytical TAC

Spain

 

11 356

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

France

 

25 501

 

 

The Netherlands

 

33

(1)

 

Union

 

36 906

 

 

TAC

 

36 906

 

 

(1)

Transfers of this quota may be effected to United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4. However, such transfers shall be notified in advance to the Commission and to the UK.

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

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14 (HKE/*57-14)



 

Belgium

3

 

Spain

3 289

 

France

5 921

 

The Netherlands

10

 

Union

9 223

▼B



Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

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

(HKE/8C3411)

Spain

5 320

 

Precautionary TAC

France

511

 

Portugal

2 483

 

Union

8 314

 

 

TAC

8 517

 

▼M2



Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 2 and 4

(WHB/24-N.)

Denmark

0

 

Analytical TAC

Union

0

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

▼M4



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

 

45 680

(1)

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

17 761

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Spain

 

38 726

(1) (2)

 

France

 

31 789

(1)

 

Ireland

 

35 373

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

55 700

(1)

 

Portugal

 

3 598

(1) (2)

 

Sweden

 

11 300

(1)

 

Union

 

239 927

(1) (3)

 

Norway

 

37 500

 

 

Faroe Islands

 

0

 

 

United Kingdom

 

71 670

(1)

 

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

 

(1)

Special condition: within a total access limit of 37 500 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:

 

141 648

 

 

▼M2



Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

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

(WHB/8C3411)

Spain

28 644

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Portugal

7 161

 

Union

35 805

(1)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

Special condition: from the EU 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:

141 648

▼M4



Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 2, 4a, 5, 6 north of 56° 30' N and 7 west of 12° W

(WHB/24A567)

Norway

 

141 648

(1) (2)

Analytical TAC

Faroe Islands

 

0

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

TAC

 

Not relevant

 

 

(1)

To be counted against quota established by Norway.

(2)

To be fished in Union waters of ICES 4, 6 and 7.



Species:

Lemon sole and witch flounder

Microstomus kitt and

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone:

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

(L/W/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

272

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

748

 

 

Germany

 

96

 

 

France

 

205

 

 

The Netherlands

 

623

 

 

Sweden

 

8

 

 

Union

 

1 952

 

 

United Kingdom

 

3 476

 

 

TAC

 

5 428

 

 



Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

6 and 7; United Kingdom and international waters of 5

(BLI/5B67-)

Germany

 

116

 

Analytical TAC

Estonia

 

18

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Spain

 

366

 

 

France

 

8 333

 

 

Ireland

 

32

 

 

Lithuania

 

7

 

 

Poland

 

4

 

 

Others

 

32

(1)

 

Union

 

8 908

 

 

Norway

 

0

(2)

 

Faroe Islands

 

0

(3)

 

United Kingdom

 

2 614

 

 

TAC

 

11 522

 

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (BLI/5B67_AMS).

(2)

To be fished in Union waters of 4, 6 and 7 (BLI/*24X7C).

(3)

By-catches of roundnose grenadier and black scabbardfish to be counted against this quota. To be fished in Union waters of 6a north of 56° 30′N and 6b. This provision shall not apply for catches subject to the landing obligation.



Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

International waters of 12

(BLI/12INT-)

Estonia

 

0

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Spain

 

92

(1)

Article 7(1) of this Regulation applies

France

 

2

(1)

 

Lithuania

 

1

(1)

 

Others

 

0

(1) (2)

 

Union

 

95

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

1

(1)

 

TAC

 

96

(1)

 

(1)

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

(2)

Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (BLI/12INT_AMS).



Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

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

(BLI/24-)

Denmark

 

2

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

2

 

 

Ireland

 

2

 

 

France

 

12

 

 

Others

 

2

(1)

 

Union

 

20

 

 

United Kingdom

 

7

 

 

TAC

 

27

 

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (BLI/24_AMS).



Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union waters of 3a

(BLI/03A-)

Denmark

 

1,5

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

1

 

 

Sweden

 

1,5

 

 

Union

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAC

 

4

 

 



Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 1 and 2

(LIN/1/2.)

Denmark

 

9

 

Precautionary TAC

Germany

 

9

 

 

France

 

9

 

 

Others

 

5

(1)

 

Union

 

33

 

 

United Kingdom

 

10

 

 

TAC

 

43

 

 

(1)

Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. Catches to be counted against this shared quota shall be reported separately (LIN/1/2_AMS).



Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union waters of 3a

(LIN/03A-C.)

Belgium

 

13

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

97

 

 

Germany

 

13

 

 

Sweden

 

39

 

 

Union

 

162

 

 

United Kingdom

 

13

 

 

TAC

 

175

 

 



Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 4

(LIN/04-C.)

Belgium

 

23

(1) (2)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

351

(1) (2)

 

Germany

 

217

(1) (2)

 

France

 

195

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

8

(1)

 

Sweden

 

15

(1) (2)

 

Union

 

809

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

3 004

(1) (2)

 

TAC

 

3 813

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 20 % may be fished in United Kingdom, Union and international waters of 6a north of 58°30’N (LIN/*6AN58).

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 25 % but no more than 75t may be fished in: Union waters of 3a (LIN/*03A-C).



Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

United Kingdom and international waters of 5

(LIN/05EI.)

Belgium

 

8

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

6

 

 

Germany

 

6

 

 

France

 

6

 

 

Union

 

26

 

 

United Kingdom

 

6

 

 

TAC

 

32

 

 



Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

6, 7, 8, 9 and 10; international waters of 12 and 14

(LIN/6X14.)

Belgium

 

66

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

12

(1)

 

Germany

 

241

(1)

 

Ireland

 

1 301

(1)

 

Spain

 

4 867

(1)

 

France

 

5 188

(1)

 

Portugal

 

12

(1)

 

Union

 

11 687

(1)

 

Norway

 

0

(2) (3) (4)

 

Faroe Islands

 

0

(5) (6)

 

United Kingdom

 

6 669

(1)

 

TAC

 

18 356

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 40 % may be fished in: United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 (LIN/*04-C.).

(2)

Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per vessel, at any moment, is authorised in 5b, 6 and 7. 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 5b, 6 and 7 shall not exceed the amount below in tonnes (OTH/*6X14.). By-catch of cod under this provision in area 6a may not be more than 5 %.

0

 

 

 

(3)

Including tusk. The quotas for Norway shall only be fished with long-lines in 5b, 6 and 7, and they amount to:

Ling (LIN/*5B67-) 0

 

 

Tusk (USK/*5B67-) 0

 

 

(4)

The ling and tusk quotas for Norway are interchangeable up to the following amount, in tonnes:

0

 

 

 

(5)

Including tusk. To be fished in 6b and 6a north of 56°30' N (LIN/*6BAN.).

(6)

Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 20 % per vessel, at any moment, is authorised in 6a and 6b. 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 6a and 6b shall not exceed the following amount in tonnes (OTH/*6AB.): 0

▼M2



Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(LIN/04-N.)

Belgium

7

 

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

858

 

Germany

24

 

France

10

 

Netherlands

1

 

Union

900

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

▼B



Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

3a

(NEP/03A.)

Denmark

9 084

 

Analytical TAC

Germany

26

 

Sweden

3 250

 

Union

12 360

 

 

TAC

12 360

 

▼M4



Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

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

(NEP/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

997

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

997

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

15

 

 

France

 

29

 

 

The Netherlands

 

514

 

 

Union

 

2 553

 

 

United Kingdom

 

16 524

 

 

TAC

 

19 077

 

 

▼M2



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

 

▼M4



Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b

(NEP/5BC6.)

Spain

 

30

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

121

 

 

Ireland

 

202

 

 

Union

 

353

 

 

United Kingdom

 

14 592

 

 

TAC

 

14 945

 

 



Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

7

(NEP/07.)

Spain

 

993

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

 

4 023

(1)

 

Ireland

 

6 102

(1)

 

Union

 

11 118

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

6 908

(1)

 

TAC

 

18 026

(1)

 

(1)

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

Functional Unit 16 of ICES Subarea 7 (NEP/*07U16):



Spain

 

992

France

 

621

Ireland

 

1 194

Union

 

2 807

United Kingdom

 

483

TAC

 

3 290

▼B



Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(NEP/8ABDE.)

Spain

239

 

Analytical TAC

France

3 745

 

Union

3 984

 

 

TAC

3 984

 



Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

8c

(NEP/08C.)

Spain

2,4

(1)

Precautionary TAC

France

0,0

(1)

Union

2,4

(1)

 

TAC

2,4

(1)

(1)

Exclusively for catches taken as part of a sentinel fishery to collect catch per unit effort (CPUE) data with vessels carrying observers on board:

– 1,7 tonnes in functional unit 25 during five trips per month in August and September,

– 0,7 tonnes in functional unit 31 during 7 days in July.



Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(NEP/9/3411)

Spain

94

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Portugal

280

(1)

Union

374

(1) (2)

 

TAC

374

(1) (2)

(1)

Of which no more than 6 % may be taken in functional units 26 and 27 of ICES division 9a (NEP/*9U267).

(2)

Within the limits of the abovementioned TAC, no more than the following quantity may be taken in functional unit 30 of ICES division 9a (NEP/*9U30): 65

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Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

3a

(PRA/03A.)

Denmark

 

1 741

 

Analytical TAC

Sweden

 

938

 

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

Union

 

2 679

 

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

TAC

 

5 016

 

 



Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

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

(PRA/2AC4-C)

Denmark

 

490

 

Precautionary TAC

The Netherlands

 

5

 

 

Sweden

 

20

 

 

Union

 

515

 

 

United Kingdom

 

145

 

 

TAC

 

660

 

 

▼M2



Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(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 these species.

▼B



Species:

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

Penaeus spp.

Zone:

French Guiana waters

(PEN/FGU.)

France

To be established

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Article 6 of this Regulation applies

Union

To be established

(1) (2)

 

TAC

To be established

(1) (2)

(1)

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

(2)

Fixed at the same quantity as the quota of France.

▼M4



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

Skagerrak

(PLE/03AN.)

Belgium

 

96

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

12 453

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

64

 

 

The Netherlands

 

2 395

 

 

Sweden

 

667

 

 

Union

 

15 675

 

 

TAC

 

19 188

 

 



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

Kattegat

(PLE/03AS.)

Denmark

 

422

 

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

5

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Sweden

 

48

 

 

Union

 

475

 

 

TAC

 

719

 

 



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

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

(PLE/2A3AX4)

Belgium

 

5 393

 

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

17 526

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

5 056

 

 

France

 

1 011

 

 

The Netherlands

 

33 706

 

 

Union

 

62 692

 

 

Norway

 

10 039

 

 

United Kingdom

 

37 963

 

 

TAC

 

143 419

 

 

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 4 (PLE/*04N-)



Union

39 153



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(PLE/56-14)

France

 

10

 

Precautionary TAC

Ireland

 

248

 

 

Union

 

258

 

 

United Kingdom

 

400

 

 

TAC

 

658

 

 



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7a

(PLE/07A.)

Belgium

 

62

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

27

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

1 069

 

 

The Netherlands

 

19

 

 

Union

 

1 177

 

 

United Kingdom

 

1 455

 

 

TAC

 

2 846

 

 

▼B



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7b and 7c

(PLE/7BC.)

France

4

 

Precautionary TAC

Ireland

15

 

Union

19

 

 

TAC

19

 

▼M4



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7d and 7e

(PLE/7DE.)

Belgium

 

1 537

 

Analytical TAC

France

 

6 850

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Union

 

8 387

 

 

United Kingdom

 

3 533

 

 

TAC

 

11 920

 

 



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7f and 7g

(PLE/7FG.)

Belgium

 

360

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

648

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

240

 

 

Union

 

1 249

 

 

United Kingdom

 

480

 

 

TAC

 

1 911

 

 



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7h, 7j and 7k

(PLE/7HJK.)

Belgium

 

4

(1)

Precautionary TAC

France

 

8

(1)

Article 9 of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

28

(1)

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

The Netherlands

 

16

(1)

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

Union

 

56

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

11

(1)

 

TAC

 

67

(1)

 

(1)

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

▼B



Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

8, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(PLE/8/3411)

Spain

26

 

Precautionary TAC

France

103

 

Portugal

26

 

Union

155

 

 

TAC

155

 

▼M4



Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(POL/56-14)

Spain

 

3

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

88

 

 

Ireland

 

26

 

 

Union

 

117

 

 

United Kingdom

 

67

 

 

TAC

 

184

 

 



Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

7

(POL/07.)

Belgium

 

277

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Spain

 

17

(1)

 

France

 

6 381

(1)

 

Ireland

 

680

(1)

 

Union

 

7 355

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

2 071

(1)

 

TAC

 

9 426

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 2 % may be fished in: 8a, 8b, 8d and 8e (POL/*8ABDE).

▼B



Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(POL/8ABDE.)

Spain

252

 

Precautionary TAC

France

1 230

 

Union

1 482

 

 

TAC

1 482

 



Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

8c

(POL/08C.)

Spain

149

 

Precautionary TAC

France

17

 

Union

166

 

 

TAC

166

 



Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(POL/9/3411)

Spain

196

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Portugal

7

(1) (2)

Union

203

(1)

 

TAC

203

(2)

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in Union waters of 8c (POL/*08C.).

(2)

In addition to this TAC, Portugal may fish quantities of pollack not exceeding 98 tonnes (POL/93411P).

▼M4



Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

3a and 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a

(POK/2C3A4)

Belgium

 

19

(1)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

 

2 287

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

5 776

(1)

 

France

 

13 594

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

58

(1)

 

Sweden

 

314

(1)

 

Union

 

22 048

(1)

 

Norway

 

31 096

(2)

 

United Kingdom

 

6 367

(1)

 

TAC

 

59 511

 

 

(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)

May only 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.



Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b, 12 and 14

(POK/56-14)

Germany

 

319

(1)

Analytical TAC

France

 

3 160

(1)

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Ireland

 

369

(1)

 

Union

 

3 848

(1)

 

Norway

 

0

 

 

United Kingdom

 

2 327

(1)

 

TAC

 

6 175

 

 

(1)

Special condition: of which up to 30 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4 (POK/*2AC4C)

▼M2



Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(POK/4N-S62)

Sweden

880

(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

880

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

(1)

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

▼M4



Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

7, 8, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(POK/7/3411)

Belgium

 

5

 

Precautionary TAC

France

 

1 196

 

 

Ireland

 

1 493

 

 

Union

 

2 695

 

 

United Kingdom

 

481

 

 

TAC

 

3 176

 

 



Species:

Turbot and brill

Scophthalmus maximus and

Scophthalmus rhombus

Zone:

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

(T/B/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

396

 

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

846

 

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Germany

 

216

 

 

France

 

102

 

 

The Netherlands

 

3 001

 

 

Sweden

 

6

 

 

Union

 

4 568

 

 

United Kingdom

 

1 063

 

 

TAC

 

5 848

 

 



Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

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

(SRX/2AC4-C)

Belgium

 

257

(1) (2) (3) (4)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

 

10

(1) (2) (3)

 

Germany

 

13

(1) (2) (3)

 

France

 

40

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

The Netherlands

 

220

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Union

 

540

(1) (3)

 

United Kingdom

 

1 110

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

TAC

 

1 650

(3)

 

(1)

Catches of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in United Kingdom and Union waters of 4 (RJH/04-C.), cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/2AC4-C), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/2AC4-C) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/2AC4-C) shall be reported separately.

(2)

By-catch quota. These species shall not comprise more than 25 % by live weight of the catch retained on board per fishing trip. This condition applies only to vessels over 15 metres' length overall. This provision shall not apply for catches subject to the landing obligation as set out in Article 15(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and UK retained Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

(3)

Shall not apply to blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in United Kingdom waters of 2a and small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) in United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4. When accidentally caught, these species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released. Fishermen shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species.

(4)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in 7d (SRX/*07D2.), without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57 of this Regulation and in UK law for the areas specified therein. Catches of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/*07D2.), cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*07D2.), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*07D2.) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*07D2.) shall be reported separately. This special condition shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) and undulate ray (Raja undulata).



Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

Union waters of 3a

(SRX/03A-C.)

Denmark

 

35

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Sweden

 

10

(1)

 

Union

 

45

(1)

 

TAC

 

45

 

 

(1)

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



Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

United Kingdom and Union waters of 6a, 6b, 7a-c and 7e-k

(SRX/67AKXD)

Belgium

 

837

(1) (2) (3) (4)

Precautionary TAC

Estonia

 

5

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

France

 

3 757

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Germany

 

11

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Ireland

 

1 210

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Lithuania

 

19

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

The Netherlands

 

4

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Portugal

 

21

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Spain

 

1 011

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Union

 

6 875

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

United Kingdom

 

2 800

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

TAC

 

9 675

(3)(4)

 

(1)

Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/67AKXD), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/67AKXD), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/67AKXD), spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/67AKXD), sandy ray (Raja circularis) (RJI/67AKXD) and shagreen ray (Raja fullonica) (RJF/67AKXD) shall be reported separately.

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in 7d (SRX/*07D.), without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57 of this Regulation for the areas specified therein. Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*07D.), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*07D.), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/*07D.), spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*07D.), sandy ray (Raja circularis) (RJI/*07D.) and shagreen ray (Raja fullonica) (RJF/*07D.) shall be reported separately. This special condition shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) and undulate ray (Raja undulata).

(3)

Shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata), except in 7f and 7g. When accidentally caught, this species shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released. Fishermen shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species. Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities of small-eyed ray in areas 7f and 7g (RJE/7FG.) provided below may be taken:

 

Species:

Small-eyed ray

Raja microocellata

Zone:

7f and 7g

(RJE/7FG.)

 

Belgium

 

8

Precautionary TAC

 

Estonia

 

0

 

 

France

 

39

 

 

Germany

 

0

 

 

Ireland

 

12

 

 

Lithuania

 

0

 

 

The Netherlands

 

0

 

 

Portugal

 

0

 

 

Spain

 

10

 

 

Union

 

69

 

 

United Kingdom

 

54

 

 

TAC

 

123

 

 

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in 7d and reported under the following code: (RJE/*07D.). This special condition is without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57 of this Regulation and relevant prohibitions in UK law for the areas specified therein.

(4)

Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata).



Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

7d

(SRX/07D.)

Belgium

 

125

(1) (2) (3) (4)

Precautionary TAC

France

 

1 051

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

The Netherlands

 

7

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

Union

 

1 183

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

United Kingdom

 

217

(1) (2) (3) (4)

 

TAC

 

1 400

(4)

 

(1)

Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/07D.), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/07D.), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/07D.), spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/07D.) and small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) (RJE/07D.) shall be reported separately.

(2)

Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in 6a, 6b, 7a-c and 7e-k (SRX/*67AKD). Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*67AKD), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*67AKD), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/*67AKD) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*67AKD) shall be reported separately. This special condition shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata) and to undulate ray (Raja undulata).

(3)

Special condition: of which up to 10 % may be fished in United Kingdom and Union waters of 2a and 4 (SRX/*2AC4C). Catches of blonde ray (Raja brachyura) in United Kingdom and European Union waters of 4 (RJH/*04-C.), cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/*2AC4C), thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/*2AC4C) and spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/*2AC4C) shall be reported separately. This special condition shall not apply to small-eyed ray (Raja microocellata).

(4)

Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata).

▼M2



Species:

Skates and rays

Rajiformes

Zone:

Union waters of 8 and 9

(SRX/89-C.)

Belgium

10

(1) (2)

Precautionary TAC

France

1 949

(1) (2)

Portugal

1 580

(1) (2)

Spain

1 590

(1) (2)

Union

5 129

(1) (2)

United Kingdom

pm

(1) (2)

 

TAC

pm

(2)

(1)

Catches of cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/89-C.), blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/89-C.) and thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/89-C.) shall be reported separately.

(2)

Shall not apply to undulate ray (Raja undulata). This species shall not be targeted in the areas covered by this TAC. In cases where it is not subject to the landing obligation, by-catch of undulate ray in subareas 8 and 9 may only be landed whole or gutted. The catches shall remain under the quotas shown in the table below. The above provisions are without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57 of this Regulation for the areas specified therein. By-catches of undulate ray shall be reported separately under the codes indicated in the tables below. Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities of undulate ray given below may be taken:

Species:

Undulate ray

Raja undulata

Zone:

Union waters of 8

(RJU/8-C.)

Belgium

0

Precautionary TAC

France

13

Portugal

10

Spain

10

Union

33

United Kingdom

pm

 

TAC

pm

Species:

Undulate ray

Raja undulata

Zone:

Union waters of 9

(RJU/9-C.)

Belgium

0

Precautionary TAC

France

20

Portugal

15

Spain

15

Union

50

United Kingdom

pm

 

TAC

pm

▼M4



Species:

Undulate ray

Raja undulata

Zone:

7d and 7e

(RJU/7DE.)

Belgium

 

19

(1)

Precautionary TAC

Estonia

 

0

(1)

 

France

 

97

(1)

 

Germany

 

0

(1)

 

Ireland

 

25

(1)

 

Lithuania

 

0

(1)

 

The Netherlands

 

0

(1)

 

Portugal

 

0

(1)

 

Spain

 

21

(1)

 

Union

 

162

(1)

 

United Kingdom

 

72

(1)

 

TAC

 

234

(1)

 

(1)

This species shall not be targeted in the areas covered by this TAC. This species may only be landed whole or gutted. For Union vessels, this is without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in Articles 20 and 57 of this Regulation for the areas specified therein. For United Kingdom vessels, this is without prejudice to the prohibitions set out in relevant prohibitions in UK law for the areas specified therein.



Species:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone:

6; United Kingdom and Union waters of 4; United Kingdom waters of 2a; United Kingdom and international waters of 5b

(GHL/2A-C46)

Denmark

 

29

 

Analytical TAC

Germany

 

51

 

 

Estonia

 

29

 

 

Spain

 

29

 

 

France

 

478

 

 

Ireland

 

29

 

 

Lithuania

 

29

 

 

Poland

 

29

 

 

Union

 

703

 

 

Norway

 

0

 

 

United Kingdom

 

1 868

 

 

TAC

 

2 571

 

 

▼M5



Species:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone:

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

(MAC/2A34.)

Belgium

544

( 1 )( 2 )

Analytical TAC

Article 8(2) of this Regulation applies

Denmark

18 666

( 1 )( 2 )

Germany

567

( 1 )( 2 )

France

1 713

( 1 )( 2 )

The Netherlands

1 724

( 1 )( 2 )

Sweden

5 108

( 1 )( 2 )( 3 )

Union

28 322

( 1 )( 2 )

Norway

Not relevant

( 4 )

United Kingdom

Not relevant

( 1 )( 2 )( 3 )

TAC

852 284

 

( 1 )

Special condition: up to 60 % may be fished in United Kingdom and international waters of 2a, 5b, 6, 7, 8d, 8e, 12 and 14 (MAC/*2AX14).

( 2 )

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

 

Norwegian waters of 2a (MAC/*02AN-)

Faroese waters (MAC/*FRO1)

Belgium

0

0

Denmark

0

0

Germany

0

0

France

0

0

The Netherlands

0

0

Sweden

0

0

Union

0

0

( 3 )

Special condition: including the following tonnage to be taken in Norwegian waters of 2a and 4a (MAC/*2A4AN):

 

251

When fishing under this special condition, by-catches of cod, haddock, pollack, whiting and saithe are to be counted against the quotas for those species.

( 4 )

To be deducted from Norway’s share of the TAC (access quota). This amount includes the following Norwegian share of the North Sea TAC:

 

0

This quota may be fished in 4a only (MAC/*04A.), except for the following amount, in tonnes, which may be fished in 3a (MAC/*03A.):

 

0

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