31.1.2019   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 29/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2019/124

of 30 January 2019

fixing for 2019 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

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

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

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 43(3) of the Treaty provides that the Council, on a proposal from the Commission, is to adopt measures on the fixing and allocation of fishing opportunities.

(2)

Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) requires that conservation measures be adopted taking into account available scientific, technical and economic advice, including, where relevant, reports drawn up by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) and other advisory bodies, as well as any advice received from Advisory Councils.

(3)

It is incumbent upon the Council to adopt measures on the fixing and allocation of fishing opportunities, including certain conditions functionally linked thereto, as appropriate. In accordance with Article 16(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, fishing opportunities should be fixed in accordance with the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) established in Article 2(2) of that Regulation. In accordance with Article 16(1) of that Regulation, fishing opportunities should be allocated to Member States in such a way as to ensure relative stability of fishing activities of each Member State for each fish stock or fishery.

(4)

The total allowable catch (TAC) should therefore be established, in line with Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, on the basis of available scientific advice, taking into account biological and socio-economic aspects whilst ensuring fair treatment between fishing sectors, as well as in the light of the opinions expressed during the consultation of stakeholders, in particular at the meetings of the Advisory Councils.

(5)

In accordance with Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the full landing obligation is to apply at the latest from 1 January 2019. When a fishery falls under the landing obligation, all species in that fishery subject to catch limits should be landed. Article 16(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 provides that, when the landing obligation in respect of a fish stock is introduced, fishing opportunities are to be fixed taking into account the change from fixing fishing opportunities that reflect landings to fixing fishing opportunities that reflect catches. On the basis of the joint recommendations submitted by the Member States and in accordance with Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the Commission adopted a number of delegated Regulations laying down details for the implementation of the landing obligation in the form of specific discard plans applicable on a temporary basis for a maximum period of three years.

(6)

The fishing opportunities for stocks of species falling under the landing obligation from 1 January 2019 should take into account the fact that discarding will in principle no longer be allowed. Therefore, the fishing opportunities should be based on the advice figure for total catches (instead of the advice figure for total landings), as provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The amounts that, by way of exception, may continue to be discarded during the operation of the landing obligation should be deducted from that advice figure for total catches.

(7)

There are certain stocks for which ICES has issued scientific advice for no catches. If the TACs for those stocks are set at the level indicated in the scientific advice, the obligation to land all catches in mixed fisheries with by-catches from these stocks would lead to the phenomenon of ‘choke species’. In order to strike the right balance between continuing fisheries in view of the potentially severe socio-economic implications, and the need to achieve a good biological status for those stocks, taking into account the difficulty of fishing all stocks in a mixed fishery at maximum sustainable yield at the same time, it is appropriate to establish specific TACs for by-catches for those stocks. The level of these TACs should be such that mortality for these stocks is not increased and that it provides incentives for improvements in selectivity and avoidance. In order to guarantee to the extent possible the use of fishing opportunities in mixed fisheries in accordance with Article 16(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, it is appropriate to establish a pool for quota exchanges for those Member States that have no quota to cover their unavoidable by-catches.

(8)

In order to progressively reduce unwanted catches of the stocks concerned, Member States should as from 2019 implement multiannual by-catch reduction plans in the relevant fisheries with a view to progressively reducing unwanted catches of the stocks concerned by taking national measures and, where appropriate, by cooperating at regional level in order to submit joint recommendations to the Commission in 2019. These by-catch reduction plans are to be evaluated by STECF and reviewed two years after their entry into application. In addition, all vessels benefitting from these specific TACs should implement full catch documentation as from 2019.

(9)

According to scientific advice, European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in the Celtic Sea, Channel, Irish Sea and southern North Sea (ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7a, and 7d to 7h) remains in a perilous state. Spawning-stock biomass has been declining since 2005 and is now below Blim. Fishing mortality has increased over the time-series, peaking in 2013 before a rapid decline to below the fishing mortality that results in the maximum sustainable yield (FMSY). Recruitment was estimated to be poor since 2008, with the exception of the 2013 and 2014 year-class estimates which show average recruitment. ICES advises that when the maximum sustainable yield (MSY) approach is applied, total removals in 2019 should be no more than 1 789 tonnes, which is an increase compared to the 2018 advice. Therefore, higher catches could be allowed for hooks and lines fishery for this species. It is also appropriate to continue the set of measures for unavoidable by-catches of European seabass with certain other gears, while providing a limited increase in the catch allowances. Measures for managing recreational fisheries for European seabass should be adapted, taking account of the significant impact of such fisheries on the stocks concerned. Within the limits of the scientific advice, the catch-and-release practice and bag limit should continue, but should be applied for a longer period.

(10)

As regards the European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) stock, the ICES has advised that all anthropogenic mortalities, including recreational and commercial fisheries, should be reduced to zero, or kept as close to zero as possible. Moreover, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) adopted Recommendation GFCM/42/2018/1 establishing management measures for European eel in the Mediterranean Sea. It is appropriate to establish a level playing field across the Union and hence to establish also for the Union waters of the ICES area as well as brackish waters such as estuaries, coastal lagoons and transitional waters a consecutive three-month closure period for all fisheries of European eel at all life stages. As the fishing closure period should be consistent with the conservation objectives set out in Council Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007 (2) and with the temporal migration patterns of European eel, for the Union waters of the ICES area it is appropriate to set it in the period between 1 August 2019 and 29 February 2020.

(11)

For some years, certain TACs for stocks of elasmobranchs (skates, sharks, rays) have been set at zero, with a linked provision establishing an obligation to immediately release accidental catches. The reason for that specific treatment was the poor conservation status of those stocks and the assumption that discarding, because of high survival rates, would not raise fishing mortality rates and would be beneficial for the conservation of those species. As of 1 January 2019, however, catches of those species have to be landed, unless they are covered by any of the derogations from the landing obligation provided for in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013. Point (a) of Article 15(4) of that Regulation allows such derogations for species in respect of which fishing is prohibited and which are identified as such in a Union legal act adopted in the area of the CFP. Therefore, it is appropriate to prohibit the fishing of those species in the areas concerned.

(12)

Pursuant to Article 16(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, for stocks subject to specific multiannual plans the TACs should be established in accordance with the rules laid down in those plans.

(13)

The North Sea multiannual plan was established by Regulation (EU) 2018/973 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3) and entered into force in 2018. Fishing opportunities for stocks listed in Article 1 of that Plan should be established in accordance with targets (ranges of FMSY) and safeguards in compliance with conditions provided for in that Plan. The ranges of FMSY have been identified in the relevant ICES advice. Fishing opportunities for by-catch stocks in the North Sea should be established in accordance with the precautionary approach, as set out in Article 5(2) of Regulation (EU) 2018/973. In order to limit variations in fishing opportunities between consecutive years, in accordance with point (c) of Article 4(5) of that Regulation, it is appropriate to use the upper range of FMSY for common sole in ICES division 2a and subarea 4.

(14)

The TACs for stocks of sole in the Western Channel and of bluefin tuna in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean should be established in accordance with the rules laid down Council Regulation (EC) No 509/2007 (4) and Regulation (EU) 2016/1627 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5). The objective for the Southern hake stock as set out in Council Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005 (6) is to rebuild the biomass of the stocks concerned to a level that is within safe biological limits, while staying in line with the scientific data. In accordance with scientific advice, in the absence of definitive data on a target spawning stock biomass and while taking into account changes in safe biological limits, it is appropriate, in order to contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the CFP, to fix the TAC on the basis of the maximum sustainable yield advice provided by ICES.

(15)

As a result of a benchmark exercise on the stock of herring to the west of Scotland, ICES has provided advice for the combined herring stocks in divisions 6a, 7b and 7c (West of Scotland, West of Ireland). The advice covers two separate TACs (for divisions 6aS, 7b and 7c on the one hand, and for divisions 5b, 6b and 6aN on the other). According to ICES, a rebuilding plan has to be developed for those stocks. Since, according to scientific advice, the management plan for the northern stock (7) cannot be applied to the combined stocks and it is not possible to set separate fishing opportunities for those two stocks, a TAC should be established to permit limited catches in a commercially operated scientific sampling programme.

(16)

For stocks for which there is no sufficient or reliable data in order to provide size estimates, management measures and TAC levels should follow the precautionary approach to fisheries management as defined in point (8) of Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, while taking into account stock-specific factors, including, in particular, available information on stock trends and mixed fisheries considerations.

(17)

Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 (8) introduced additional conditions for year-to-year management of TACs including, under Articles 3 and 4 of that Regulation, flexibility provisions for precautionary and analytical TACs. Under Article 2 of that Regulation, when fixing the TACs, the Council is to decide to which stocks Article 3 or 4 of that Regulation is not to apply, in particular on the basis of the biological status of the stocks. More recently, the year-to-year flexibility mechanism was introduced by Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 for all stocks that are subject to the landing obligation. Therefore, in order to avoid excessive flexibility that would undermine the principle of rational and responsible exploitation of marine biological resources, hinder the achievement of the objectives of the CFP and deteriorate the biological status of the stocks, it should be established that Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply to analytical TACs only where the year-to-year flexibility provided for in Article 15(9) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 is not used.

(18)

Where a TAC relating to a stock is allocated to one Member State only, it is appropriate to empower that Member State in accordance with Article 2(1) of the Treaty to determine the level of such TAC. Provisions should be made to ensure that, when fixing that TAC level, the Member State concerned acts in a manner fully consistent with the principles and rules of the CFP.

(19)

It is necessary to establish the fishing effort ceilings for 2019 in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 509/2007, and Articles 5, 6, 7 and 9 of, and Annex I to, Regulation (EU) 2016/1627.

(20)

In order to guarantee full use of fishing opportunities, it is appropriate to allow for the implementation of a flexible arrangement between certain TAC areas where the same biological stock is concerned.

(21)

For certain species, such as certain species of sharks, even a limited fishing activity could result in a serious conservation risk. Fishing opportunities for such species should therefore be fully restricted through a general prohibition on fishing those species.

(22)

At the 12th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, held in Manila from 23 to 28 October 2017, a number of species were added to the lists of protected species in Appendices I and II of the Convention. Therefore, it is appropriate to provide for the protection of those species with respect to Union fishing vessels fishing in all waters and non-Union fishing vessels fishing in Union waters.

(23)

The use of fishing opportunities available to Union fishing vessels set out in this Regulation is subject to Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 (9), and in particular to Articles 33 and 34 of that Regulation, concerning the recording of catches and fishing effort and the notification of data on the exhaustion of fishing opportunities. It is therefore necessary to specify the codes to be used by Member States when sending data to the Commission relating to landings of stocks subject to this Regulation.

(24)

It is appropriate, following advice from the ICES, to maintain a specific system to manage sandeel and associated by-catches in Union waters of ICES divisions 2a and 3a and ICES subarea 4. Given that the ICES scientific advice is expected to become available only in February 2019, it is appropriate to set the TAC and quotas for that stock provisionally at zero until such advice is released.

(25)

In accordance with the procedure provided for in the agreements or protocols on fisheries relations with Norway (10) and the Faroe Islands (11), the Union has held consultations on fishing rights with those partners. In accordance with the procedure provided for in the agreement and protocol on fisheries relations with Greenland (12), the Joint Committee has established the level of fishing opportunities available for the Union in Greenland waters in 2019. It is therefore necessary to include those fishing opportunities in this Regulation.

(26)

At its annual meeting in 2018, the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) adopted conservation measures for the two redfish stocks in the Irminger Sea. Those measures should be implemented in Union law.

(27)

At its annual meeting in 2017, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) agreed that in 2018 and 2019, the Union may distribute the unallocated reserves for bluefin tuna for 2019 and 2020, considering in particular the needs of coastal developing ICCAT contracting parties and cooperating non-contracting parties, entities or fishing entities (CPCs) in their artisanal fisheries. That distribution was agreed at the inter-sessional meeting of Panel 2 of ICCAT (Madrid, March 2018) based, for the Union allocation, on the information received from Member States, in particular Greece, Spain and Portugal. As a result of that the Union received specific catch possibilities of 87 tonnes for 2019 and 100 tonnes for 2020 to be used by Union artisanal fleets in certain Union regions. That allocation of new fishing possibilities was endorsed by ICCAT at its annual meeting in 2018 and it is therefore relevant to establish an allocation key for those additional fishing possibilities.

(28)

In 2019, the TAC for Mediterranean swordfish is decreased in line with the ICCAT Recommendation 16 05. As it is already the case for the stock of Eastern and Mediterranean bluefin tuna, it is appropriate that catches in recreational fisheries of all other ICCAT stocks should be subject to the catch limits as adopted by the ICCAT. Furthermore, Union fishing vessels of at least 20 metres length fishing for bigeye tuna in the ICCAT Convention Area should be subject to the capacity limitations adopted by ICCAT in the ICCAT Recommendation 15 01. All those measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(29)

At its 37th annual meeting in 2018, the Parties to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) adopted catch limits for both target and by-catch species for the period from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019. The uptake of the quotas during 2018 should be considered when setting fishing opportunities for 2019.

(30)

At its annual meeting in 2017, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) adopted new catch limits for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) that do not affect the Union catch limits in IOTC. It also reduced possibilities for using fish-aggregating devices (FADs) and supply vessels. Those provisions were not revised at its annual meeting in 2018 and should thus continue being implemented in the law of the Union.

(31)

The annual meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) will be held from 23 to 27 January 2019. It is appropriate that the current measures in the SPRFMO Convention Area are provisionally maintained until such annual meeting is held.

(32)

At its annual meeting in 2017, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) adopted a conservation measure for yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and skipjack tuna for the period 2018-2020. It was not revised at its annual meeting in 2018 and should thus continue being implemented in the law of the Union.

(33)

At its annual meeting in 2018, the Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT) confirmed the TAC for the Southern bluefin tuna for the period 2018-2020 adopted at the annual meeting in 2016. The currently applicable measures on allocation of fishing opportunities adopted by CCSBT should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(34)

At its annual meeting in 2018, the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) adopted TACs for the main species under its purview. The applicable measures on allocation of fishing opportunities adopted by SEAFO should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(35)

At its 15th annual meeting in 2018, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) adopted conservation and management measures. Those measures should be implemented in the law of the Union through an amendment to these fishing opportunities in 2019.

(36)

At its 40th annual meeting in 2018, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) adopted a number of fishing opportunities for 2019 for certain stocks in subareas 1 to 4 of the NAFO Convention Area. Those measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(37)

At its 42nd annual meeting in 2018, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) adopted catch and effort limits for certain small pelagic stocks for the years 2019, 2020 and 2021 in the geographical subareas 17 and 18 (Adriatic Sea) of the GFCM Agreement Area. Those measures should be implemented in the law of the Union. The maximum catch limits established in Annex IL are fixed exclusively for one year and without prejudice to any other measures adopted in the future and any possible allocation scheme between Member States.

(38)

At its 42nd annual meeting in 2018, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) adopted Recommendation GFCM/42/2018/1 establishing management measures for European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.) in the Mediterranean Sea. These measures are already implemented at Union level through Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007. The Recommendation also includes an annual closure period of three consecutive months which needs to be transposed into Union law and defined by each Member State in accordance with the conservation objectives of Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007, its management plan(s) for eel and the temporal migration patterns of eel in the Member State. The closure shall apply to all marine waters of the Mediterranean and to brackish waters such as estuaries, coastal lagoons and transitional waters, in accordance with the Recommendation.

(39)

Taking into account the particularities of the Slovenian fleet and their marginal impact on the stocks of small pelagic species, it is appropriate to preserve the existing fishing patterns and to ensure access of the Slovenian fleet to a minimum quantity of small pelagic species.

(40)

The 5th Meeting of the Parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) in 2018 adopted conservation and management measures for the stocks under the scope of the Agreement. Those measures should be implemented in Union law.

(41)

Certain international measures which create or restrict fishing opportunities for the Union are adopted by the relevant Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) at the end of the year and become applicable before the entry into force of this Regulation. It is therefore necessary for the provisions that implement such measures in the law of the Union to apply retroactively. In particular, since the fishing season in CCAMLR Convention Area runs from 1 December to 30 November, and thus certain fishing opportunities or prohibitions in the CCAMLR Convention Area are laid down for a period of time starting from 1 December 2018, it is appropriate that the relevant provisions of this Regulation apply from that date. Such retroactive application does not prejudice the principle of legitimate expectations as CCAMLR members are forbidden to fish in the CCAMLR Convention Area without authorisation.

(42)

As regards the fishing opportunities for snow crab around the area of Svalbard, the Treaty of Paris of 1920 grants equal and non-discriminatory access to resources for all parties to that Treaty, including with respect to fishing. The view of the Union concerning that access, as regards fishing for snow crab on the continental shelf around Svalbard, has been set out in two notes verbales to Norway dated 25 October 2016 and 24 February 2017. In order to ensure that the exploitation of snow crab within the area of Svalbard is made consistent with such non-discriminatory management rules as may be set out by Norway, which enjoys sovereignty and jurisdiction in the area within the limits of the said Treaty, it is appropriate to fix the number of vessels that are authorised to conduct such fishery. The allocation of such fishing opportunities among Member States is limited to 2019. It is recalled that in the Union primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with applicable law lies with the flag Member States.

(43)

In accordance with the declaration by the Union addressed to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the granting of fishing opportunities in Union waters to fishing vessels flying the flag of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the exclusive economic zone off the coast of French Guiana (13), it is necessary to fix the fishing opportunities for snapper available to Venezuela in Union waters.

(44)

Given that certain provisions are to be applied on a continuous basis, and in order to avoid legal uncertainty during the period between the end of 2019 and the date of entry into force of the Regulation fixing the fishing opportunities for 2020, the provisions concerning prohibitions and closed seasons set out in this Regulation should continue to apply at the beginning of 2020, until the entry into force of the Regulation fixing the fishing opportunities for 2020.

(45)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission as regards authorising individual Member States to manage fishing effort allocations in accordance with a kilowatt-day system. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (14).

(46)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission as regards granting of additional days at sea for permanent cessation of fishing activities and for enhanced scientific observer coverage as well as establishing formats of spreadsheets for the collection and transmission of information concerning transfer of days at sea between fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

(47)

In order to avoid the interruption of fishing activities and to ensure the livelihood of the fishermen of the Union, this Regulation should apply from 1 January 2019, except for the provisions concerning fishing effort limits, which should apply from 1 February 2019, and certain provisions concerning particular regions, which should have a specific date of application. For reasons of urgency, this Regulation should enter into force immediately after its publication.

(48)

Fishing opportunities should be used in full compliance with Union law,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

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 2019 and, where specified in this Regulation, for the year 2020;

(b)

fishing effort limits for the period from 1 February 2019 to 31 January 2020, except where other periods are established for effort limits in Articles 27, 28 and 41, as well as regarding provisions on fish-aggregating devices (FADs);

(c)

fishing opportunities for the period from 1 December 2018 to 30 November 2019 for certain stocks in the CCAMLR Convention Area;

(d)

fishing opportunities for certain stocks in the IATTC Convention Area set out in Article 29 for the periods in 2019 and 2020 specified in that Article.

Article 2

Scope

1.   This Regulation shall apply to the following vessels:

(a)

Union fishing vessels;

(b)

third-country vessels in Union waters.

2.   This Regulation shall also apply to recreational fisheries where they are expressly referred to in the relevant provisions.

Article 3

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the definitions referred to 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 of the landing obligation referred to in Article 15(4) to (7) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the quantity of fish that can be landed from each stock each year;

(ii)

in all other fisheries, the quantity of fish that can 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 assessments’ means quantitative evaluations 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 determined in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 517/2008 (15);

(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.

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 (16);

(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:

53° 30′ N 15° 00′ W,

53° 30′ N 11° 00′ W,

51° 30′ N 11° 00′ W,

51° 30′ N 13° 00′ W,

51° 00′ N 13° 00′ W,

51° 00′ N 15° 00′ W,

53° 30′ N 15° 00′ W;

(e)

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

43° 00′ N 8° 00′ W,

43° 00′ N 10° 00′ W,

42° 00′ N 10° 00′ W,

42° 00′ N 8° 00′ W;

(f)

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

42° 00′ N 8° 00′ W,

42° 00′ N 10° 00′ W,

38° 30′ N 10° 00′ W,

38° 30′ N 9° 00′ W,

40° 00′ N 9° 00′ W,

40° 00′ N 8° 00′ W;

(g)

‘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;

(h)

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

(i)

‘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 (17);

(j)

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 (18);

(k)

‘GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) geographical subareas’ are the areas defined in Annex I to Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (19).

(l)

‘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 (20);

(m)

‘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 (21);

(n)

‘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 (22);

(o)

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 (23);

(p)

‘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 (24);

(q)

‘SIOFA Agreement Area’ is the geographic area defined in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (25);

(r)

‘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 (26);

(s)

‘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 (27);

(t)

‘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 sea of the coastal States of the Bering Sea is measured;

(u)

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

longitude 150° W,

longitude 130° W,

latitude 4° S,

latitude 50° S.

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 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 shall be authorised to make catches, within the TACs set out in Annex I to this Regulation, in waters falling within the fisheries jurisdiction of the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Norway, and the fishing zone around Jan Mayen, subject to the condition set out in Article 15 of, and Annex III to, this Regulation and in Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council (28) 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 analytical assessments are available, in the exploitation of the stock consistent with maximum sustainable yield from 2019 onwards, with as high a probability as possible; or

(ii)

if analytical assessments are unavailable or incomplete, in the exploitation of the stock consistent with the precautionary approach to fisheries management.

3.   By 15 March 2019, 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.

Article 7

Conditions for landing catches and by-catches

1.   Catches that are not subject to the landing obligation established in 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 8

Quota exchanges mechanism for TACs for unavoidable by-catches related to the introduction of the landing obligation

1.   In order to take into account the introduction of the landing obligation and to make quotas available to Member States without a quota for certain by-catches, the quota exchange mechanism as defined in this Article shall apply to the TACs identified in Annex IA.

2.   6 % of each quota from the 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 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 2019. Member States without quota shall have exclusive access to the quota pool until 31 March 2019.

3.   The quantities drawn from the pool may not be exchanged or transferred to the following year. Any unused quantities shall be returned to those Member States that have initially contributed to the pool for quota exchanges after 31 March 2019.

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.   Those quotas 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 above mechanism 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 9

Fishing effort limits

For the periods referred to in point (b) of Article 1(2), the following fishing effort measures shall apply:

(a)

Annex IIA for the recovery of hake and Norway lobster in ICES divisions 8c and 9a, with the exception of the Gulf of Cádiz;

(b)

Annex IIB for the management of the sole stock in ICES division 7e.

Article 10

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 on board, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area.

2.   By derogation from paragraph 1, in January 2019 and from 1 April to 31 December 2019, Union fishing vessels in ICES divisions 4b, 4c, 7d, 7e, 7f and 7h and in waters within 12 nautical miles from baselines under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom in ICES divisions 7a and 7g may fish for European seabass, and retain on board, tranship, relocate or land European seabass caught in that area with the following gears and within the following limits:

(a)

using demersal trawls (29), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 400 kilogrammes per two months and 1 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board caught by that vessel in any single day;

(b)

using seines (30), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 210 kilogrammes per month and 1 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board caught by that vessel in any single day;

(c)

using hooks and lines (31), not exceeding 5,5 tonnes per vessel per year;

(d)

using fixed gillnets (32), for unavoidable by-catches not exceeding 1,4 tonnes per vessel per year.

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 (c) with recorded catches using hooks and lines, and in point (d) 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.

3.   The catch limits set 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 in paragraph 2 for either gear shall apply.

Member States shall report to the Commission all catches of European seabass per type of gear not later than 15 days after the end of each month.

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

(a)

from 1 January to 31 March and from 1 November and to 31 December 2019, only catch-and-release fishing allowing high rates of survivability for European seabass shall be allowed. During that period, it shall be prohibited to retain on board, relocate, tranship or land European seabass caught in that area;

(b)

from 1 April to 31 October 2019, not more than one specimen of European seabass may be retained per fisherman per day.

5.   In recreational fisheries in ICES divisions 8a and 8b, a maximum of three specimens of European seabass may be retained per fisherman per day.

Article 11

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 between 1 August 2019 and 29 February 2020. Member States shall communicate the determined period to the Commission not later than 1 June 2019.

Article 12

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 17 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.

Article 13

Closed fishing seasons

1.   It shall be prohibited to fish or retain on board any of the following species in the Porcupine Bank during the period from 1 May to 31 May 2019: cod, megrims, anglerfish, haddock, whiting, hake, Norway lobster, plaice, pollack, saithe, skates and rays, common sole, tusk, blue ling, ling and picked dogfish.

For the purposes of this paragraph, the Porcupine Bank shall comprise the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

Point

Latitude

Longitude

1

52° 27′ N

12° 19′ W

2

52° 40′ N

12° 30′ W

3

52° 47′ N

12° 39,600′ W

4

52° 47′ N

12° 56′ W

5

52° 13,5′ N

13° 53,830′ W

6

51° 22′ N

14° 24′ W

7

51° 22′ N

14° 03′ W

8

52° 10′ N

13° 25′ W

9

52° 32′ N

13° 07,500′ W

10

52° 43′ N

12° 55′ W

11

52° 43′ N

12° 43′ W

12

52° 38,800′ N

12° 37′ W

13

52° 27′ N

12° 23′ W

14

52° 27′ N

12° 19′ W

By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, transit through the Porcupine Bank while carrying on board the species referred to in that subparagraph, shall be permitted in accordance with Article 50(3), (4) and (5) of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

2.   Commercial fishing for sandeel with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16 mm shall be prohibited in ICES divisions 2a, 3a and ICES subarea 4 from 1 January to 31 March 2019 and from 1 August to 31 December 2019.

The prohibition set out in the first subparagraph shall also apply to third-country vessels authorised to fish for sandeel and associated by-catches in Union waters of ICES subarea 4.

Article 14

Prohibitions

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

(b)

white shark (Carcharodon carcharías) in all waters;

(c)

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

(e)

basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in all waters;

(f)

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

(g)

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

(h)

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;

(i)

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

(j)

smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and subarea 4 and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 14;

(k)

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

(l)

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in all waters;

(m)

the following species of Mobula rays in all waters:

(i)

devil fish (Mobula mobular),

(ii)

lesser Guinean devil ray (Mobula rochebrunei),

(iii)

spinetail mobula (Mobula japanica),

(iv)

smoothtail mobula (Mobula thurstoni),

(v)

longhorned mobula (Mobula eregoodootenkee),

(vi)

Munk's devil ray (Mobula munkiana),

(vii)

Chilean devil ray (Mobula tarapacana),

(viii)

shortfin devil ray (Mobula kuhlii),

(ix)

lesser devil ray (Mobula hypostoma),

(x)

reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi),

(xi)

giant manta ray (Mobula birostris);

(n)

the following species of sawfish (Pristidae) in all waters:

(i)

pointed sawfish (Anoxypristis cuspidata),

(ii)

dwarf sawfish (Pristis clavata),

(iii)

smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata),

(iv)

largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis),

(v)

green sawfish (Pristis zijsron);

(o)

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

(p)

Norwegian skate (Dipturus nidarosiensis) in Union waters of ICES divisions 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h and 7k;

(q)

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

(r)

whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in all waters;

(s)

Common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) in the Mediterranean;

(t)

white skate (Rostroraja alba) in Union waters of ICES subareas 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10;

(u)

guitarfishes (Rhinobatidae) in Union waters of ICES subareas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12;

(v)

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;

(w)

angel shark (Squatina squatina) in Union waters.

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

Article 15

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, they shall use the stock codes set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

CHAPTER II

Fishing authorisations in third-country waters

Article 16

Fishing authorisations

1.   The maximum number of fishing authorisations for Union fishing vessels fishing in waters of a third country is set out in Annex III.

2.   Where one Member State transfers quota to another Member State (‘swap’) in the fishing areas set out in Annex III to this Regulation on the basis of 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 Annex III to this Regulation, shall not be exceeded.

CHAPTER III

Fishing opportunities in waters of regional fisheries management organisations

Section 1

General provisions

Article 17

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 2020 for quota transfers from a RFMO Contracting Party to the Union and their subsequent allocation to Member States.

Section 2

ICCAT Convention Area

Article 18

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 IV.

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 IV.

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 IV.

4.   The number and total capacity in gross tonnage 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 IV.

5.   The number of traps engaged in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna fishery shall be limited as set out in point 5 of Annex IV.

6.   The bluefin tuna farming capacity, the 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 IV.

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 (33) shall be limited as set out in point 7 of Annex IV 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 IV.

Article 19

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 20

Sharks

1.   Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of bigeye thresher sharks (Alopias superciliosus) 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) in association with 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) taken in any fishery shall be prohibited.

Section 3

CCAMLR Convention Area

Article 21

Prohibitions and catch limitations

1.   Direct fishing of the species set out in Part A of Annex V, shall be prohibited in the zones and during the periods set out therein.

2.   For exploratory fisheries, the TACs and by-catch limits set out in Part B of Annex V, shall apply in the subareas set out therein.

Article 22

Exploratory fisheries

1.   Member States may participate in longline exploratory fisheries for toothfish (Dissostichus spp.) in FAO subareas 88.1 and 88.2 as well as in divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3a outside areas of national jurisdiction in 2019. If a Member State intends to participate in such fisheries, it shall notify the CCAMLR Secretariat in accordance with Articles 7 and 7a of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 and in any case no later than 1 June 2019.

2.   With regard to FAO subareas 88.1 and 88.2 as well as divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3a, TACs and by-catch limits per subarea and division, and their distribution among Small Scale Research Units (SSRUs) within each of them, shall be as set out in Part B of Annex V. Fishing in any 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.

3.   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 divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3a shall be prohibited in depths less than 550 metres.

Article 23

Krill fishery during the 2019/2020 fishing season

1.   If a Member State intends to fish for krill (Euphausia superba) in the CCAMLR Convention Area during the 2019/2020 fishing season, it shall notify the Commission, no later than 1 May 2019, of its intention to fish for krill, using the format laid down in Part C of Annex V to this Regulation. 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 2019.

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 on any CCAMLR illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) Vessel List to participate in krill fisheries.

Section 4

IOTC Area of Competence

Article 24

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 VI.

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 VI.

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 this 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 Vessels or on the record of vessels of other tuna RFMOs. Furthermore, no vessels featuring 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 25

Drifting FADs and supply vessels

1.   A purse-seine vessel shall not deploy more than 350 active drifting FADs at any time.

2.   The number of supply vessels shall be no more than one supply vessel in support of not less than two purse-seine vessels, all flying the flag of the same Member State. This provision shall not apply to Member States using only one supply vessel.

3.   A single purse seine vessel shall not be supported by more than one single supply vessel of the same flag State at any time.

4.   As from 1 January 2018, the Union shall not register new or additional supply vessels in the IOTC Record of Authorised Vessels.

Article 26

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.

Section 5

SPRFMO Convention Area

Article 27

Pelagic fisheries

1.   Only Member States having 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 IJ.

2.   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 2019 to the total Union level of 78 600 gross tonnage in that area.

3.   The fishing opportunities set out in Annex IJ 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 28

Bottom fisheries

1.   Member States shall limit their bottom fishing catch or effort in 2019 in the SPRFMO Convention Area to those parts of the 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 the track record.

Section 6

IATTC Convention Area

Article 29

Purse-seine fisheries

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

(a)

from 29 July 00:00 hours to 8 October 2019 24:00 hours or from 9 November 2019 00:00 hours to 19 January 2020 24:00 hours in the area defined by the following limits:

the Pacific coastlines of the Americas,

longitude 150° W,

latitude 40° N,

latitude 40° S;

(b)

from 9 October 2019 00:00 hours to 8 November 2019 24:00 hours in the area defined by the following limits:

longitude 96° W,

longitude 110° W,

latitude 4° N,

latitude 3° S.

2.   For each of their vessels, Member States concerned shall notify to the Commission before 1 April 2019 the selected period of closure referred to in 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 30

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 set out in point (a) of Article 29(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 31

Catch limits for bigeye tuna in long-line fisheries

The total annual catches of bigeye tuna by longline vessels of each Member State in the IATTC Convention Area shall not exceed 500 tonnes or their respective yearly catches of bigeye tuna in 2001.

Article 32

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 store, to offer to sell, to sell or to land 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 33

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 to sell or to sell any part or whole carcass of Mobulid rays (family Mobulidae, which includes the genera Manta and Mobula). As soon as Union fishing vessels notice that Mobulid rays have been caught, Union fishing vessels shall, wherever possible, promptly release them alive and unharmed.

Section 7

SEAFO Convention Area

Article 34

Prohibition of fishing for deep water sharks

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

ghost catshark (Apristurus manis),

blurred smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus bigelowi),

shorttail lanternshark (Etmopterus brachyurus),

great lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps),

smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus),

skates (Rajidae),

velvet dogfish (Scymnodon squamulosus),

deep-sea sharks of the Selachimorpha super-order,

picked dogfish (Squalus acanthias).

Section 8

WCPFC Convention Area

Article 35

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

1.   Member States shall ensure that the total 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 do not exceed 2 000 tonnes.

Article 36

Management of fishing with FADs

1.   In the part of the WCPFC Convention Area located between 20° N and 20° S, it shall be prohibited for purse-seine vessels to deploy, service or set on FADs between 00:00 hours of 1 July 2019 and 24:00 hours of 30 September 2019.

2.   In addition to the prohibition set in paragraph 1, it shall be prohibited to set on FADs on the high seas of the WCPFC Convention Area, between 20° N and 20° S, for an additional two months: either from 00:00 hours of 1 April 2019 to 24:00 hours of 31 May 2019, or from 00:00 hours of 1 November 2019 to 24:00 hours of 31 December 2019. The choice for the additional two months shall be notified to the Commission before 31 January 2019.

3.   Member States shall ensure that each of its purse-seine vessels have deployed at sea, at any time, no more than 350 FADs with activated instrumented buoys. The buoy shall be activated exclusively onboard a vessel.

4.   All purse-seine vessels fishing in the part of the WCPFC Convention Area referred to in paragraph 1 shall retain onboard and land or tranship all bigeye, yellowfin and skipjack tuna caught.

5.   Paragraph 4 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.

Article 37

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 VII.

Article 38

Catch limits for swordfish in long-line fisheries south of 20° S

Member States shall ensure that catches of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) south of 20° S by long-liners do not exceed the limit set out in Annex IH. 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 39

Silky sharks and oceanic whitetip sharks

1.   Retaining on board, transhipping, storing or landing 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 40

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 as defined in point (u) of Article 4.

2.   Vessels listed in both the WCPFC register and the IATTC register and vessels listed exclusively in the IATTC register shall apply the measures set out in point (a) of Article 29(1), Article 29(2), (3) and (4), and Articles 30, 31 and 32 when fishing in the overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC as defined in point (u) of Article 4.

Section 9

GFCM Agreement Area

Article 41

Small pelagic stocks in geographical subareas 17 and 18

1.   Catches of small pelagic stocks by Union fishing vessels in the geographical subareas 17 and 18 shall not exceed the levels set out in Annex IL to this Regulation.

2.   Union fishing vessels targeting small pelagic stocks in geographical subareas 17 and 18 shall not exceed 180 fishing days per year. Within that total of 180 fishing days, a maximum of 144 fishing days targeting sardine and a maximum of 144 fishing days targeting anchovy shall apply.

Article 42

European eel in the Mediterranean Sea (GSAs 1 to 27)

1.   All activities by Union vessels and other Union fishing activities catching European eel, namely targeted, incidental and recreational fisheries, shall be subject to the provisions of this Article.

2.   This Article shall apply to the Mediterranean Sea and to brackish waters such as estuaries, coastal lagoons and transitional waters.

3.   It shall be prohibited to fish for European eel in Union and international waters of the Mediterranean Sea, for a consecutive three-month period to be determined by each Member State. The fishing closure period shall be consistent with the conservation objectives set out in Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007, with national management plans in place and with the temporal migration patterns of European eel in the Member States concerned. Member States shall communicate the determined period to the Commission no later than one month before the entry into force of the closure and in any case no later than 31 January 2019.

Section 10

Bering Sea

Article 43

Prohibition on fishing in the high seas of the Bering Sea

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

Section 11

SIOFA

Article 44

Interim bottom fishing measures

1.   Member States whose vessels have fished for more than 40 days in any given year in the SIOFA Agreement Area up to 2016 shall ensure that fishing vessels flying their flag limit their annual bottom fishing effort and/or catch to its average annual level and that fishing activities take place within the area assessed in their impact assessment submitted to SIOFA.

2.   Member States whose vessels have not fished for more than 40 days in any given single year in the SIOFA Agreement Area up to 2016 shall ensure that vessels flying its flag limit their bottom fishing effort and/or catch, and spatial distribution, in accordance with their historical fishing record.

TITLE III

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIRD-COUNTRY VESSELS IN UNION WATERS

Article 45

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 shall be authorised to make catches 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 46

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 47

Fishing authorisations

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

Article 48

Conditions for landing catches and by-catches

The conditions specified in Article 7 shall apply to catches and by-catches of third-country vessels fishing under the authorisations specified in Article 45.

Article 49

Closed fishing seasons

Third-country vessels authorised to fish for sandeel and associated by-catches in Union waters of ICES subarea 4 shall not fish for sandeel in that area with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16 mm from 1 January to 31 March 2019 and from 1 August to 31 December 2019.

Article 50

Prohibitions

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

(b)

the following species of sawfish in Union waters:

(i)

pointed sawfish (Anoxypristis cuspidata),

(ii)

dwarf sawfish (Pristis clavata),

(iii)

smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata),

(iv)

largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis),

(v)

green sawfish (Pristis zijsron);

(c)

basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) and white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in Union waters;

(d)

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;

(e)

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;

(f)

smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus) in Union waters of ICES division 2a and ICES subareas 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12 and 14;

(g)

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;

(h)

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in Union waters;

(i)

the following species of Mobula rays in Union waters:

(i)

devil fish (Mobula mobular),

(ii)

lesser Guinean devil ray (Mobula rochebrunei),

(iii)

spinetail mobula (Mobula japanica),

(iv)

smoothtail mobula (Mobula thurstoni),

(v)

longhorned mobula (Mobula eregoodootenkee),

(vi)

Munk's devil ray (Mobula munkiana),

(vii)

Chilean devil ray (Mobula tarapacana),

(viii)

shortfin devil ray (Mobula kuhlii),

(ix)

lesser devil ray (Mobula hypostoma),

(x)

reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi),

(xi)

giant manta ray (Mobula birostris);

(j)

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

(k)

Norwegian skate (Dipturus nidarosiensis) in Union waters of ICES divisions 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 7c, 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h and 7k;

(l)

undulate ray (Raja undulata) in Union waters of ICES subareas 6, 9 and 10 and white skate (Rostroraja alba) in Union waters of ICES subareas 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10;

(m)

guitarfishes (Rhinobatidae) in Union waters of ICES subareas 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12;

(n)

common guitarfish (Rhinobatos rhinobatos) in the Mediterranean;

(o)

whale shark (Rhincodon typus) in all waters;

(p)

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

(q)

angel shark (Squatina squatina) in Union waters.

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 51

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 52

Transitional provision

Article 10, Article 12(2), Articles 14, 20, 21, 26, 32, 33, 34, 39, 42, 43 and 50 shall continue to apply, mutatis mutandis, in 2020 until the entry into force of the Regulation fixing the fishing opportunities for 2020.

Article 53

Entry into force

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2019.

However, Article 9 shall apply from 1 February 2019. The provisions on fishing opportunities set out in Articles 21, 22 and 23 and Annexes IE and V for certain stocks in the CCAMLR Convention Area shall apply from 1 December 2018.

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

Done at Brussels, 30 January 2019.

For the Council

The President

G. CIAMBA


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

(2)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007 of 18 September 2007 establishing measures for the recovery of the stock of European eel (OJ L 248, 22.9.2007, p. 17).

(3)  Regulation (EU) 2018/973 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2018 establishing a multiannual plan for demersal stocks in the North Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks, specifying details of the implementation of the landing obligation in the North Sea and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 676/2007 and (EC) No 1342/2008 (OJ L 179, 16.7.2018, p. 1).

(4)  Council Regulation (EC) No 509/2007 of 7 May 2007 establishing a multi-annual plan for the sustainable exploitation of the stock of sole in the Western Channel (OJ L 122, 11.5.2007, p. 7).

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

(6)  Council Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005 of 20 December 2005 establishing measures for the recovery of the Southern hake and Norway lobster stocks in the Cantabrian Sea and Western Iberian peninsula and amending Regulation (EC) No 850/98 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms (OJ L 345, 28.12.2005, p. 5).

(7)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1300/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a multi-annual plan for the stock of herring distributed to the west of Scotland and the fisheries exploiting that stock (OJ L 344, 20.12.2008, p. 6).

(8)  Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 of 6 May 1996 introducing additional conditions for year-to-year management of TACs and quotas (OJ L 115, 9.5.1996, p. 3).

(9)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Union control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, amending Regulations (EC) No 847/96, (EC) No 2371/2002, (EC) No 811/2004, (EC) No 768/2005, (EC) No 2115/2005, (EC) No 2166/2005, (EC) No 388/2006, (EC) No 509/2007, (EC) No 676/2007, (EC) No 1098/2007, (EC) No 1300/2008, (EC) No 1342/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93, (EC) No 1627/94 and (EC) No 1966/2006 (OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1).

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

(11)  Agreement on fisheries between the European Economic Community, of the one part, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Government of the Faeroe Islands, of the other part (OJ L 226, 29.8.1980, p. 12).

(12)  Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Rule Government of Greenland, on the other hand (OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 4) and Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in that Agreement (OJ L 293, 23.10.2012, p. 5).

(13)  OJ L 6, 10.1.2012, p. 9.

(14)  Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13).

(15)  Commission Regulation (EC) No 517/2008 of 10 June 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 as regards the determination of the mesh size and assessing the thickness of twine of fishing nets (OJ L 151, 11.6.2008, p. 5).

(16)  Regulation (EC) No 218/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the north-east Atlantic (OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 70).

(17)  Council Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 of 22 March 2004 laying down certain control measures applicable to fishing activities in the area covered by the Convention on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources and repealing Regulations (EEC) No 3943/90, (EC) No 66/98 and (EC) No 1721/1999 (OJ L 97, 1.4.2004, p. 16).

(18)  Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 1).

(19)  Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on certain provisions for fishing in the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) Agreement area and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006 concerning management measures for the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea (OJ L 347, 30.12.2011, p. 44).

(20)  Concluded by Council Decision 2006/539/EC of 22 May 2006 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community of 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 (OJ L 224, 16.8.2006, p. 22).

(21)  The Union acceded by Council Decision 86/238/EEC of 9 June 1986 on the accession of the Community to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, as amended by the Protocol annexed to the Final Act of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries of the States Parties to the Convention signed in Paris on 10 July 1984 (OJ L 162, 18.6.1986, p. 33).

(22)  The Union acceded by Council Decision 95/399/EC of 18 September 1995 on the accession of the Community to the Agreement for the establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (OJ L 236, 5.10.1995, p. 24).

(23)  Regulation (EC) No 217/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of catch and activity statistics by Member States fishing in the north-west Atlantic (OJ L 87, 31.3.2009, p. 42).

(24)  Concluded by Council Decision 2002/738/EC of 22 July 2002 on the conclusion by the European Community of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean (OJ L 234, 31.8.2002, p. 39).

(25)  The Union acceded by Council Decision 2008/780/EC of 29 September 2008 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (OJ L 268, 9.10.2008, p. 27).

(26)  The Union acceded by Council Decision 2012/130/EU of 3 October 2011 on the approval, on behalf of the European Union, of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery Resources in the South Pacific Ocean (OJ L 67, 6.3.2012, p. 1).

(27)  The Union acceded by Council Decision 2005/75/EC of 26 April 2004 on the accession of the Community to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (OJ L 32, 4.2.2005, p. 1).

(28)  Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 (OJ L 347, 28.12.2017, p. 81).

(29)  All types of demersal trawls (OTB, OTT, PTB, TBB, TBN, TBS and TB).

(30)  All types of seines (SSC, SDN, SPR, SV, SB and SX).

(31)  All long lines or pole and line or rod and line fisheries (LHP, LHM, LLD, LL, LTL, LX and LLS).

(32)  All fixed gillnets and traps (GTR, GNS, FYK, FPN and FIX).

(33)  Council Regulation (EC) No 520/2007 of 7 May 2007 laying down technical measures for the conservation of certain stocks of highly migratory species and repealing Regulation (EC) No 973/2001 (OJ L 123, 12.5.2007, p. 3).


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:

Antarctic — CCAMLR Convention Area

ANNEX IF:

South-East Atlantic Ocean — SEAFO Convention Area

ANNEX IG:

Southern bluefin tuna — areas of distribution

ANNEX IH:

WCPFC Convention Area

ANNEX IJ:

SPRFMO Convention Area

ANNEX IK

IOTC Area of Competence

ANNEX IL

GFCM Agreement Area

ANNEX IIA:

Fishing effort for vessels in the context of the recovery of certain Southern hake and Norway lobster stocks in ICES divisions 8c and 9a excluding the Gulf of Cádiz

ANNEX IIB:

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

ANNEX IIC:

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

ANNEX III:

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

ANNEX IV:

ICCAT Convention Area

ANNEX V:

CCAMLR Convention Area

ANNEX VI:

IOTC Area of Competence

ANNEX VII:

WCPFC Convention Area

ANNEX VIII:

Quantitative limitations of fishing authorisations for third-country vessels fishing in Union waters


ANNEX I

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

The tables in Annexes IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF, IG, IJ, IK and IL set out the TACs and quotas (in tonnes live weight, except where otherwise specified) by stock, and the conditions functionally linked thereto, where appropriate.

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

The references to fishing zones are references to ICES zones, unless otherwise specified. Within each area, fish stocks are referred to following the alphabetical order of the Latin names of the species. Only Latin names identify species for regulatory purposes; vernacular names are provided for ease of reference.

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

Scientific name

Alpha-3 code

Common name

Amblyraja radiata

RJR

Starry ray

Ammodytes spp.

SAN

Sandeels

Argentina silus

ARU

Greater silver smelt

Beryx spp.

ALF

Alfonsinos

Brosme brosme

USK

Tusk

Caproidae

BOR

Boarfish

Centrophorus squamosus

GUQ

Leafscale gulper shark

Centroscymnus coelolepis

CYO

Portuguese dogfish

Chaceon spp.

GER

Deep sea red crab

Chaenocephalus aceratus

SSI

Blackfin icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari

ANI

Mackerel icefish

Channichthys rhinoceratus

LIC

Unicorn icefish

Chionoecetes spp.

PCR

Snow crab

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

Toothfish

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

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

HAL

Atlantic halibut

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

Anglerfish

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

Flatfish

Pollachius pollachius

POL

Pollack

Pollachius virens

POK

Saithe

Psetta maxima

TUR

Turbot

Pseudochaenichthys georgianus

SGI

South Georgia icefish

Pseudopentaceros spp.

EDW

Pelagic armourhead

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 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

Redfish

Solea solea

SOL

Common sole

Solea spp.

SOO

Sole

Sprattus sprattus

SPR

Sprat

Squalus acanthias

DGS

Picked dogfish

Tetrapturus albidus

WHM

White marlin

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 Latin names is provided exclusively for explanatory purposes:

Alfonsinos

ALF

Beryx spp.

American plaice

PLA

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Anchovy

ANE

Engraulis encrasicolus

Anglerfish

ANF

Lophiidae

Antarctic toothfish

TOA

Dissostichus mawsoni

Atlantic halibut

HAL

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

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

Boarfish

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 crab

GER

Chaceon spp.

European seabass

BSS

Dicentrarchus labrax

Flatfish

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 armourhead

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

Redfish

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 crab

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

Amblyraja radiata

Swordfish

SWO

Xiphias gladius

Thornback ray

RJC

Raja clavata

Toothfish

TOT

Dissostichus spp.

Tope shark

GAG

Galeorhinus galeus

Turbot

TUR

Psetta maxima

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

Species:

Sandeel and associated by-catches

Ammodytes spp.

Zone:

Union waters of 2a, 3a and 4 (1)

Denmark

0 (2)

 

 

United Kingdom

0 (2)

 

 

Germany

0 (2)

 

 

Sweden

0 (2)

 

 

Union

0

 

 

TAC

0

 

Analytical TAC

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

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

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 IIC:

Zone

:

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

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

United Kingdom

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Germany

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Union

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

()  In management area 2r the TAC may only be fished as a monitoring TAC with an associated sampling protocol for the fishery.


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 1 and 2

(ARU/1/2.)

Germany

24

 

 

France

8

 

 

The Netherlands

19

 

 

United Kingdom

39

 

 

Union

90

 

 

TAC

90

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

Union waters of 3a and 4

(ARU/3A4-C)

Denmark

1 093

 

 

Germany

11

 

 

France

8

 

 

Ireland

8

 

 

The Netherlands

51

 

 

Sweden

43

 

 

United Kingdom

20

 

 

Union

1 234

 

 

TAC

1 234

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5, 6 and 7

(ARU/567.)

Germany

355

 

 

France

7

 

 

Ireland

329

 

 

The Netherlands

3 710

 

 

United Kingdom

260

 

 

Union

4 661

 

 

TAC

4 661

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Union and international waters of 1, 2 and 14

(USK/1214EI)

Germany

6 (4)

 

 

France

6 (4)

 

 

United Kingdom

6 (4)

 

 

Others

3 (4)

 

 

Union

21 (4)

 

 

TAC

21

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

3a

(USK/03A.)

Denmark

15

 

 

Sweden

8

 

 

Germany

8

 

 

Union

31

 

 

TAC

31

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Union waters of 4

(USK/04-C.)

Denmark

68

 

 

Germany

20

 

 

France

47

 

 

Sweden

7

 

 

United Kingdom

102

 

 

Others

7 (5)

 

 

Union

251

 

 

TAC

251

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5, 6 and 7

(USK/567EI.)

Germany

17

 

 

Spain

60

 

 

France

705

 

 

Ireland

68

 

 

United Kingdom

340

 

 

Others

17 (6)

 

 

Union

1 207

 

 

Norway

2 923  (7)  (8)  (9)  (10)

 

 

TAC

4 130

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(USK/04-N.)

Belgium

0

 

 

Denmark

165

 

 

Germany

1

 

 

France

0

 

 

The Netherlands

0

 

 

United Kingdom

4

 

 

Union

170

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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


Species:

Boarfish

Caproidae

Zone:

Union and international waters of 6, 7 and 8

(BOR/678-)

Denmark

5 357

 

 

Ireland

15 086

 

 

United Kingdom

1 387

 

 

Union

21 830

 

 

TAC

21 830

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Herring (11)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

3a

(HER/03A.)

Denmark

12 325  (12)

 

 

Germany

197 (12)

 

 

Sweden

12 893  (12)

 

 

Union

25 415  (12)

 

 

Norway

3 911

 

 

Faroe Islands

0 (13)

 

 

TAC

29 326

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring (14)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Union and Norwegian waters of 4 north of 53° 30′ N

(HER/4AB.)

Denmark

59 468

 

 

Germany

39 404

 

 

France

20 670

 

 

The Netherlands

51 717

 

 

Sweden

3 913

 

 

United Kingdom

55 583

 

 

Union

230 755

 

 

Faroe Islands

250

 

 

Norway

111 652  (15)

 

 

TAC

385 008

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters south of 62° N (HER/*04N-) ()

Union

50 000

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


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HER/04-N.)

Sweden

886 (17)

 

 

Union

886

 

 

TAC

385 008

 

Analytical TAC

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

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


Species:

Herring (18)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

3a

(HER/03A-BC)

Denmark

5 692

 

 

Germany

51

 

 

Sweden

916

 

 

Union

6 659

 

 

TAC

6 659

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring (19)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

4, 7d and Union waters of 2a

(HER/2A47DX)

Belgium

65

 

 

Denmark

12 628

 

 

Germany

65

 

 

France

65

 

 

The Netherlands

65

 

 

Sweden

62

 

 

United Kingdom

240

 

 

Union

13 190

 

 

TAC

13 190

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring (20)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

4c, 7d (21)

(HER/4CXB7D)

Belgium

8 632  (22)

 

 

Denmark

800 (22)

 

 

Germany

530 (22)

 

 

France

10 277  (22)

 

 

The Netherlands

18 162  (22)

 

 

United Kingdom

3 950  (22)

 

 

Union

42 351  (22)

 

 

TAC

385 008

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b, 6b and 6aN (23)

(HER/5B6ANB)

Germany

466 (24)

 

 

France

88 (24)

 

 

Ireland

630 (24)

 

 

The Netherlands

466 (24)

 

 

United Kingdom

2 520  (24)

 

 

Union

4 170  (24)

 

 

TAC

4 170

 

Analytical TAC

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

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


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

6aS (25), 7b, 7c

(HER/6AS7BC)

Ireland

1 482

 

 

The Netherlands

148

 

 

Union

1 630

 

 

TAC

1 630

 

Analytical TAC

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

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


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

6 Clyde (26)

(HER/06ACL.)

United Kingdom

To be established

 

 

Union

To be established (27)

 

 

TAC

To be established (27)

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 6 of this Regulation applies.


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7a (28)

(HER/07A/MM)

Ireland

1 795

 

 

United Kingdom

5 101

 

 

Union

6 896

 

 

TAC

6 896

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7e and 7f

(HER/7EF.)

France

465

 

 

United Kingdom

465

 

 

Union

930

 

 

TAC

930

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

7g (29), 7h (29), 7j (29) and 7k (29)

(HER/7G-K.)

Germany

53

 

 

France

293

 

 

Ireland

4 097

 

 

The Netherlands

293

 

 

United Kingdom

6

 

 

Union

4 742

 

 

TAC

4 742

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone:

8

(ANE/08.)

Spain

29 700

 

 

France

3 300

 

 

Union

33 000

 

 

TAC

33 000

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone:

9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(ANE/9/3411)

Spain

0 (30)

 

 

Portugal

0 (30)

 

 

Union

0 (30)

 

 

TAC

0 (30)

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Skagerrak

(COD/03AN.)

Belgium

11

 

 

Denmark

3 364

 

 

Germany

84

 

 

The Netherlands

21

 

 

Sweden

589

 

 

Union

4 069

 

 

TAC

4 205

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Kattegat

(COD/03AS.)

Denmark

350 (31)

 

 

Germany

7 (31)

 

 

Sweden

210 (31)

 

 

Union

567 (31)

 

 

TAC

567 (31)

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

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

(COD/2A3AX4)

Belgium

828 (32)

 

 

Denmark

4 758

 

 

Germany

3 017

 

 

France

1 023  (32)

 

 

The Netherlands

2 688  (32)

 

 

Sweden

32

 

 

United Kingdom

10 914  (32)

 

 

Union

23 260

 

 

Norway

5 004  (33)

 

 

TAC

29 437

 

Analytical 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

21 236


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(COD/04-N.)

Sweden

382 (34)

 

 

Union

382

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

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

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


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

6b; Union and international waters of 5b west of 12° 00′ W and of 12 and 14

(COD/5W6-14)

Belgium

0

 

 

Germany

1

 

 

France

12

 

 

Ireland

16

 

 

United Kingdom

45

 

 

Union

74

 

 

TAC

74

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

6a; Union and international waters of 5b east of 12° 00′ W

(COD/5BE6A)

Belgium

3 (35)

 

 

Germany

26 (35)

 

 

France

275 (35)

 

 

Ireland

385 (35)

 

 

United Kingdom

1 046  (35)

 

 

Union

1 735  (35)

 

 

TAC

1 735  (35)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8 of this Regulation applies


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

7a

(COD/07A.)

Belgium

11 (36)

 

 

France

30 (36)

 

 

Ireland

530 (36)

 

 

The Netherlands

3 (36)

 

 

United Kingdom

233 (36)

 

 

Union

807 (36)

 

 

TAC

807 (36)

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

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

(COD/7XAD34)

Belgium

50 (37)

 

 

France

822 (37)

 

 

Ireland

650 (37)

 

 

The Netherlands

0 (37)

 

 

United Kingdom

88 (37)

 

 

Union

1 610  (37)

 

 

TAC

1 610  (37)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8 of this Regulation applies

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

7d

(COD/07D.)

Belgium

74 (38)

 

 

France

1 439  (38)

 

 

The Netherlands

43 (38)

 

 

United Kingdom

159 (38)

 

 

Union

1 715  (38)

 

 

TAC

1 715

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(LEZ/2AC4-C)

Belgium

9

 

 

Denmark

7

 

 

Germany

7

 

 

France

47

 

 

The Netherlands

37

 

 

United Kingdom

2 780

 

 

Union

2 887

 

 

TAC

2 887

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b; 6; international waters of 12 and 14

(LEZ/56-14)

Spain

657

 

 

France

2 563  (39)

 

 

Ireland

749

 

 

United Kingdom

1 813  (39)

 

 

Union

5 782

 

 

TAC

5 782

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

7

(LEZ/07.)

Belgium

490 (40)

 

 

Spain

5 440  (41)

 

 

France

6 602  (41)

 

 

Ireland

3 001  (40)

 

 

United Kingdom

2 599  (40)

 

 

Union

18 132

 

 

TAC

18 132

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(LEZ/8ABDE.)

Spain

943

 

 

France

761

 

 

Union

1 704

 

 

TAC

1 704

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

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

(LEZ/8C3411)

Spain

1 728

 

 

France

86

 

 

Portugal

58

 

 

Union

1 872

 

 

TAC

1 872

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(ANF/2AC4-C)

Belgium

715 (42)

 

 

Denmark

1 577  (42)

 

 

Germany

770 (42)

 

 

France

147 (42)

 

 

The Netherlands

541 (42)

 

 

Sweden

18 (42)

 

 

United Kingdom

16 469  (42)

 

 

Union

20 237  (42)

 

 

TAC

20 237

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(ANF/04-N.)

Belgium

51

 

 

Denmark

1 305

 

 

Germany

21

 

 

The Netherlands

18

 

 

United Kingdom

305

 

 

Union

1 700

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(ANF/56-14)

Belgium

411 (43)

 

 

Germany

470 (43)

 

 

Spain

440

 

 

France

5 067  (43)

 

 

Ireland

1 145

 

 

The Netherlands

396 (43)

 

 

United Kingdom

3 524  (43)

 

 

Union

11 453

 

 

TAC

11 453

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

7

(ANF/07.)

Belgium

3 049  (44)

 

 

Germany

340 (44)

 

 

Spain

1 212  (44)

 

 

France

19 568  (44)

 

 

Ireland

2 501  (44)

 

 

The Netherlands

395 (44)

 

 

United Kingdom

5 934  (44)

 

 

Union

32 999  (44)

 

 

TAC

32 999

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(ANF/8ABDE.)

Spain

1 275

 

 

France

7 096

 

 

Union

8 371

 

 

TAC

8 371

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

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

(ANF/8C3411)

Spain

3 472

 

 

France

3

 

 

Portugal

691

 

 

Union

4 166

 

 

TAC

4 166

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

3a

(HAD/03A.)

Belgium

8

 

 

Denmark

1 435

 

 

Germany

91

 

 

The Netherlands

2

 

 

Sweden

170

 

 

Union

1 706

 

 

TAC

1 780

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

4; Union waters of 2a

(HAD/2AC4.)

Belgium

168

 

 

Denmark

1 153

 

 

Germany

734

 

 

France

1 279

 

 

The Netherlands

126

 

 

Sweden

116

 

 

United Kingdom

19 015

 

 

Union

22 591

 

 

Norway

6 359

 

 

TAC

28 950

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

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

16 804


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HAD/04-N.)

Sweden

707 (45)

 

 

Union

707

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

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

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


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 6b, 12 and 14

(HAD/6B1214)

Belgium

23

 

 

Germany

28

 

 

France

1 155

 

 

Ireland

824

 

 

United Kingdom

8 439

 

 

Union

10 469

 

 

TAC

10 469

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b and 6a

(HAD/5BC6A.)

Belgium

4 (46)

 

 

Germany

4 (46)

 

 

France

178 (46)

 

 

Ireland

528 (46)

 

 

United Kingdom

2 512  (46)

 

 

Union

3 226

 

 

TAC

3 226

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

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

(HAD/7X7A34)

Belgium

93

 

 

France

5 552

 

 

Ireland

1 851

 

 

United Kingdom

833

 

 

Union

8 329

 

 

TAC

8 329

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

7a

(HAD/07A.)

Belgium

59

 

 

France

271

 

 

Ireland

1 619

 

 

United Kingdom

1 790

 

 

Union

3 739

 

 

TAC

3 739

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

3a

(WHG/03A.)

Denmark

1 109

 

 

The Netherlands

4

 

 

Sweden

119

 

 

Union

1 232

 

 

TAC

1 660

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

4; Union waters of 2a

(WHG/2AC4.)

Belgium

226

 

 

Denmark

977

 

 

Germany

254

 

 

France

1 468

 

 

The Netherlands

565

 

 

Sweden

2

 

 

United Kingdom

7 062

 

 

Union

10 554

 

 

Norway

1 219  (47)

 

 

TAC

17 191

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

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

10 881


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(WHG/56-14)

Germany

3 (48)

 

 

France

68 (48)

 

 

Ireland

324 (48)

 

 

United Kingdom

717 (48)

 

 

Union

1 112  (48)

 

 

TAC

1 112  (48)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8 of this Regulation applies


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

7a

(WHG/07A.)

Belgium

2 (49)

 

 

France

25 (49)

 

 

Ireland

419 (49)

 

 

The Netherlands

0 (49)

 

 

United Kingdom

281 (49)

 

 

Union

727 (49)

 

 

TAC

727 (49)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 8 of this Regulation applies


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

7b, 7c, 7d, 7e, 7f, 7g, 7h, 7j and 7k

(WHG/7X7A-C)

Belgium

187

 

 

France

11 510

 

 

Ireland

5 334

 

 

The Netherlands

94

 

 

United Kingdom

2 059

 

 

Union

19 184

 

 

TAC

19 184

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

8

(WHG/08.)

Spain

1 016

 

 

France

1 524

 

 

Union

2 540

 

 

TAC

2 540

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Whiting and pollack

Merlangius merlangus and Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(W/P/04-N.)

Sweden

190 (50)

 

 

Union

190

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

3a

(HKE/03A.)

Denmark

3 950  (51)

 

 

Sweden

336 (51)

 

 

Union

4 286

 

 

TAC

4 286

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(HKE/2AC4-C)

Belgium

71 (52)

 

 

Denmark

2 888  (52)

 

 

Germany

331 (52)

 

 

France

639 (52)

 

 

The Netherlands

166 (52)

 

 

United Kingdom

899 (52)

 

 

Union

4 994  (52)

 

 

TAC

4 994

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

6 and 7; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(HKE/571214)

Belgium

733 (53)

 

 

Spain

23 512

 

 

France

36 310  (53)

 

 

Ireland

4 400

 

 

The Netherlands

473 (53)

 

 

United Kingdom

14 334  (53)

 

 

Union

79 762

 

 

TAC

79 762

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies

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

95

Spain

3 793

France

3 793

Ireland

474

The Netherlands

47

United Kingdom

2 134

Union

10 336


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(HKE/8ABDE.)

Belgium

23 (54)

 

 

Spain

16 036

 

 

France

36 013

 

 

The Netherlands

46 (54)

 

 

Union

52 118

 

 

TAC

52 118

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

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; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14 (HKE/*57-14)

Belgium

5

Spain

4 645

France

8 361

The Netherlands

14

Union

13 025


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

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

(HKE/8C3411)

Spain

5 924

 

 

France

569

 

 

Portugal

2 765

 

 

Union

9 258

 

 

TAC

9 258

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 2 and 4

(WHB/24-N.)

Denmark

0

 

 

United Kingdom

0

 

 

Union

0

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

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

(WHB/1X14)

Denmark

48 813  (55)

 

 

Germany

18 979  (55)

 

 

Spain

41 383  (55)  (56)

 

 

France

33 970  (55)

 

 

Ireland

37 800  (55)

 

 

The Netherlands

59 522  (55)

 

 

Portugal

3 844  (55)  (57)

 

 

Sweden

12 075  (55)

 

 

United Kingdom

63 341  (55)

 

 

Union

319 727  (55)  (57)

 

 

Norway

99 900

 

 

Faroe Islands

10 000

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

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

(WHB/8C3411)

Spain

35 251

 

 

Portugal

8 813

 

 

Union

44 064  (58)

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

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

(WHB/24A567)

Norway

227 975  (59)  (60)

 

 

Faroe Islands

22 500  (61)  (62)

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Lemon sole and witch flounder

Microstomus kitt and Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(L/W/2AC4-C)

Belgium

427

 

 

Denmark

1 175

 

 

Germany

151

 

 

France

322

 

 

The Netherlands

978

 

 

Sweden

13

 

 

United Kingdom

4 808

 

 

Union

7 874

 

 

TAC

7 874

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5b, 6 and 7

(BLI/5B67-)

Germany

120

 

 

Estonia

18

 

 

Spain

377

 

 

France

8 599

 

 

Ireland

33

 

 

Lithuania

7

 

 

Poland

4

 

 

United Kingdom

2 187

 

 

Others

33 (63)

 

 

Union

11 378

 

 

Norway

250 (64)

 

 

Faroe Islands

150 (65)

 

 

TAC

11 778

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

International waters of 12

(BLI/12INT-)

Estonia

1 (66)

 

 

Spain

218 (66)

 

 

France

5 (66)

 

 

Lithuania

2 (66)

 

 

United Kingdom

2 (66)

 

 

Others

1 (66)

 

 

Union

229 (66)

 

 

TAC

229 (66)

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union and international waters of 2 and 4

(BLI/24-)

Denmark

4

 

 

Germany

4

 

 

Ireland

4

 

 

France

23

 

 

United Kingdom

14

 

 

Others

4 (67)

 

 

Union

53

 

 

TAC

53

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union and international waters of 3a

(BLI/03A-)

Denmark

3

 

 

Germany

2

 

 

Sweden

3

 

 

Union

8

 

 

TAC

8

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union and international waters of 1 and 2

(LIN/1/2.)

Denmark

8

 

 

Germany

8

 

 

France

8

 

 

United Kingdom

8

 

 

Others

4 (68)

 

 

Union

36

 

 

TAC

36

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union waters of 3a

(LIN/03A-C.)

Belgium

13

 

 

Denmark

93

 

 

Germany

13

 

 

Sweden

38

 

 

United Kingdom

13

 

 

Union

170

 

 

TAC

170

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union waters of 4

(LIN/04-C.)

Belgium

26 (69)

 

 

Denmark

404 (69)

 

 

Germany

250 (69)

 

 

France

225 (69)

 

 

The Netherlands

9 (69)

 

 

Sweden

17 (69)

 

 

United Kingdom

3 104  (69)

 

 

Union

4 035  (69)

 

 

TAC

4 035

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union and international waters of 5

(LIN/05EI.)

Belgium

9

 

 

Denmark

6

 

 

Germany

6

 

 

France

6

 

 

United Kingdom

6

 

 

Union

33

 

 

TAC

33

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

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

(LIN/6X14.)

Belgium

46 (70)

 

 

Denmark

8 (70)

 

 

Germany

166 (70)

 

 

Ireland

898

 

 

Spain

3 361

 

 

France

3 583  (70)

 

 

Portugal

8

 

 

United Kingdom

4 126  (70)

 

 

Union

12 196

 

 

Norway

8 000  (71)  (72)  (73)

 

 

Faroe Islands

200 (74)  (75)

 

 

TAC

20 396

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(LIN/04-N.)

Belgium

9

 

 

Denmark

1 187

 

 

Germany

33

 

 

France

13

 

 

The Netherlands

2

 

 

United Kingdom

106

 

 

Union

1 350

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Precautionary TAC

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

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


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

3a

(NEP/03A.)

Denmark

10 093

 

 

Germany

29

 

 

Sweden

3 611

 

 

Union

13 733

 

 

TAC

13 733

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(NEP/2AC4-C)

Belgium

1 156

 

 

Denmark

1 156

 

 

Germany

17

 

 

France

34

 

 

The Netherlands

595

 

 

United Kingdom

19 145

 

 

Union

22 103

 

 

TAC

22 103

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

Norwegian waters of 4

(NEP/04-N.)

Denmark

568

 

 

Germany

0

 

 

United Kingdom

32

 

 

Union

600

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

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

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


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b

(NEP/5BC6.)

Spain

31

 

 

France

122

 

 

Ireland

204

 

 

United Kingdom

14 735

 

 

Union

15 092

 

 

TAC

15 092

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

7

(NEP/07.)

Spain

1 187  (76)

 

 

France

4 811  (76)

 

 

Ireland

7 296  (76)

 

 

United Kingdom

6 490  (76)

 

 

Union

19 784  (76)

 

 

TAC

19 784  (76)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(NEP/8ABDE.)

Spain

233

 

 

France

3 645

 

 

Union

3 878

 

 

TAC

3 878

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

8c

(NEP/08C.)

Spain

2 (77)

 

 

France

0 (77)

 

 

Union

2 (77)

 

 

TAC

2 (77)

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(NEP/9/3411)

Spain

100 (78)

 

 

Portugal

301 (78)

 

 

Union

401 (78)  (79)

 

 

TAC

401 (78)  (79)

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

3a

(PRA/03A.)

Denmark

1 120

 

 

Sweden

603

 

 

Union

1 723

 

 

TAC

3 226

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Union waters of 2a and 4

(PRA/2AC4-C)

Denmark

1 163

 

 

The Netherlands

11

 

 

Sweden

47

 

 

United Kingdom

345

 

 

Union

1 566

 

 

TAC

1 566

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(PRA/04-N.)

Denmark

200

 

 

Sweden

123 (80)

 

 

Union

323

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

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

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


Species:

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

Penaeus spp.

Zone:

French Guiana waters

(PEN/FGU.)

France

To be established (81)

 

 

Union

To be established (81)  (82)

 

 

TAC

To be established (81)  (82)

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 6 of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

Skagerrak

(PLE/03AN.)

Belgium

101

 

 

Denmark

13 065

 

 

Germany

67

 

 

The Netherlands

2 513

 

 

Sweden

700

 

 

Union

16 446

 

 

TAC

16 782

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

Kattegat

(PLE/03AS.)

Denmark

1 517

 

 

Germany

17

 

 

Sweden

171

 

 

Union

1 705

 

 

TAC

1 705

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

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

(PLE/2A3AX4)

Belgium

5 694

 

 

Denmark

18 506

 

 

Germany

5 338

 

 

France

1 068

 

 

The Netherlands

35 589

 

 

United Kingdom

26 336

 

 

Union

92 531

 

 

Norway

8 780

 

 

TAC

125 435

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

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

47 868


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(PLE/56-14)

France

9

 

 

Ireland

261

 

 

United Kingdom

388

 

 

Union

658

 

 

TAC

658

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7a

(PLE/07A.)

Belgium

134

 

 

France

58

 

 

Ireland

1 499

 

 

The Netherlands

41

 

 

United Kingdom

1 343

 

 

Union

3 075

 

 

TAC

3 075

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7b and 7c

(PLE/7BC.)

France

11

 

 

Ireland

63

 

 

Union

74

 

 

TAC

74

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7d and 7e

(PLE/7DE.)

Belgium

1 694

 

 

France

5 648

 

 

United Kingdom

3 012

 

 

Union

10 354

 

 

TAC

10 354

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7f and 7g

(PLE/7FG.)

Belgium

378

 

 

France

684

 

 

Ireland

243

 

 

United Kingdom

357

 

 

Union

1 662

 

 

TAC

1 662

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

7h, 7j and 7k

(PLE/7HJK.)

Belgium

7 (83)

 

 

France

14 (83)

 

 

Ireland

47 (83)

 

 

The Netherlands

27 (83)

 

 

United Kingdom

14 (83)

 

 

Union

109 (83)

 

 

TAC

109 (83)

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 8 of this Regulation applies

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

8, 9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(PLE/8/3411)

Spain

66

 

 

France

263

 

 

Portugal

66

 

 

Union

395

 

 

TAC

395

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

6; Union and international waters of 5b; international waters of 12 and 14

(POL/56-14)

Spain

6

 

 

France

190

 

 

Ireland

56

 

 

United Kingdom

145

 

 

Union

397

 

 

TAC

397

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

7

(POL/07.)

Belgium

378 (84)

 

 

Spain

23 (84)

 

 

France

8 712  (84)

 

 

Ireland

929 (84)

 

 

United Kingdom

2 121  (84)

 

 

Union

12 163  (84)

 

 

TAC

12 163

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 13(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

8a, 8b, 8d and 8e

(POL/8ABDE.)

Spain

252

 

 

France

1 230

 

 

Union

1 482

 

 

TAC

1 482

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

8c

(POL/08C.)

Spain

208

 

 

France

23

 

 

Union

231

 

 

TAC

231

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone:

9 and 10; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(POL/9/3411)

Spain

273 (85)

 

 

Portugal

9 (85)  (86)

 

 

Union

282 (85)

 

 

TAC

282 (86)

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone:

3a and 4; Union waters of 2a

(POK/2C3A4)

Belgium

43

 

 

Denmark

5 056

 

 

Germany

12 768

 

 

France

30 045

 

 

The Netherlands

128