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Council Regulation (EU) 2017/127 of 20 January 2017 fixing for 2017 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters

OJ L 24, 28.1.2017, p. 1–172 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 24/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2017/127

of 20 January 2017

fixing for 2017 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 in the light of 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 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 (TACs) should therefore be established, in line with Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, on the basis of available scientific advice, taking into account biological and socioeconomic 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)

The landing obligation referred to in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 is introduced on a fishery-by-fishery basis. In the region covered by this Regulation, when a fishery falls under the landing obligation, all species in that fishery subject to catch limits should be landed. From 1 January 2017, the landing obligation applies to the species that define the fisheries. 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 specific discard plans applicable on a temporary basis for a maximum period of three years, in preparation for the full implementation of the landing obligation.

(6)

The fishing opportunities for stocks of species falling under the landing obligation from 1 January 2017 should compensate for former discards and be based on scientific information and advice. In order to ensure fair compensation for the fish that has been previously discarded and that will have to be landed from 1 January 2017, a top-up should be calculated according to the following methodology: the new landings figure should be calculated by subtracting from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) figure of total catches the amounts that will continue to be discarded during the operation of the landing obligation; subsequently a top-up applied to the TAC figure should be proportional to the change between the new calculated landings figure and the previous ICES landings figure.

(7)

Council Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 (2) has been amended by Regulation (EU) 2016/2094 of the European Parliament and of the Council (3), deleting Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008. For this reason, and in line with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2250 (4), as of 1 January 2017 the landing obligation of cod will apply to catches of cod in ICES subarea IV, ICES division IIIa and Union waters of ICES division IIa, in accordance with the Articles 1 and 3 of, and the Annex to, the Commission Delegated Regulation. For this reason, fishing opportunities for the cod stock should be fixed in accordance with Article 16(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, taking into account the amounts of fish that were discarded in the past and that now will have to be landed.

(8)

According to scientific advice, sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in the Celtic Sea, Channel, Irish Sea and southern North Sea (ICES divisions IVb, IVc and VIIa, VIId–VIIh) remains in a perilous state and the stock continues to decline. The conservation measures to prohibit fishing for sea bass should therefore be maintained in ICES divisions VIIa, VIIb, VIIc, VIIg, VIIj and VIIk, with the exception of the waters within 12 nautical miles of the baseline under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom. Spawning aggregations of sea bass should be protected with commercial catches restricted further in 2017. On the basis of social and economic impacts limited fisheries using hooks and lines should be permitted, while providing for a closure to protect spawning aggregations. Additionally, due to incidental and unavoidable by-catches of sea bass by vessels using demersal trawls and seines, such by-catches should be limited to 3 % of the weight of the total catch of marine organisms on board with a maximum of 400 kilograms per month. For the same reasons, for fixed gillnets by-catches should be limited to 250 kilograms per month. Catches of recreational fishermen from the Northern stock and, for precautionary reasons, from the stock in the Bay of Biscay should be restricted by a daily limit.

(9)

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 this specific treatment is that the conservation status of those stocks is poor and, because of their high survival rates, discards will not raise fishing mortality rates for them, but are deemed as beneficial for the conservation of these species. As of 1 January 2015, however, catches of those species in pelagic fisheries have to be landed, unless they are covered by any of the derogations from the landing obligation foreseen in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013. Article 15(4)(a) 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 Common Fisheries Policy. Therefore, it is appropriate to prohibit the fishing of those species in the areas concerned.

(10)

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. Consequently, the TACs for stocks of sole in the Western Channel, of plaice and sole in the North Sea and of bluefin tuna in the Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean should be established in accordance with the rules laid down in Council Regulations (EC) No 509/2007 (5), (EC) No 676/2007 (6) and (EC) No 302/2009 (7). The objective for the Southern hake stock as set out in Council Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005 (8) is to rebuild the biomass of the stocks concerned to 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 Common Fisheries Policy as defined in Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, to fix the TAC on the basis of maximum sustainable yield advice, as provided by ICES.

(11)

As regards the stock of pollack in subareas IX and X and Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1, which was previously identified as whiting, it is appropriate to allocate to Portugal, additionally, fishing opportunities not exceeding 98 tonnes. The whiting TAC in those areas should be discontinued.

(12)

As a result of the recent benchmark exercise, as regards the stock of herring to the west of Scotland, ICES has provided advice for the combined herring stocks in Divisions VIa, VIIb and VIIc (West of Scotland, West of Ireland). The advice covers two separate TACs (for VIaS, VIIb and VIIc on the one hand, and for Vb, VIb and VIaN on the other). According to ICES, a rebuilding plan has to be developed for these stocks. Since, according to scientific advice, the management plan for the northern stock (9) cannot be applied to the combined stocks and it is not possible to set separate fishing opportunities for these two stocks, a limited TAC is established to permit a commercially operated scientific sampling programme.

(13)

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 Article 4(1)(8) 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.

(14)

Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 (10) 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 Articles 3 or 4 of that Regulation shall not 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.

(15)

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 Common Fisheries Policy.

(16)

It is necessary to establish the fishing effort ceilings for 2017 in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 509/2007, Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 676/2007, and Articles 5 and 9 of Regulation (EC) No 302/2009.

(17)

In order to guarantee full use of fishing opportunities, it is appropriate to allow for the implementation of a flexible arrangement between some of the TAC areas where the same biological stock is concerned. It is thus appropriate in particular to allow a limited inter-area flexibility for haddock from area Vb and VIa to area IIa and IV.

(18)

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

(19)

At the 11th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, held in Quito from 3 to 9 November 2014, a number of species were added to the lists of protected species in Appendices I and II of the Convention, with effect from 8 February 2015. 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.

(20)

The use of fishing opportunities available to Union fishing vessels set out in this Regulation is subject to Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 (11), 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.

(21)

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 IIa and IIIa and ICES subarea IV. Given that the ICES scientific advice is expected to become available only in February 2017, it is appropriate to set the TAC and quotas for this stock provisionally at zero until such advice is released.

(22)

In accordance with the procedure provided for in the agreements or protocols on fisheries relations with Norway (12) and the Faroe Islands (13), 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 (14), the Joint Committee has established the level of fishing opportunities available for the Union in Greenland waters in 2017. It is therefore necessary to include these fishing opportunities in this Regulation.

(23)

At its Annual Meeting in 2016, North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) adopted conservation measures on the two redfish stocks in the Irminger Sea. These measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(24)

At its Annual Meeting in 2016, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) adopted an extension of the TAC and quotas for North and South Atlantic albacore and North and South Atlantic swordfish and an extension of the TAC for yellowfin tuna. Furthermore, it also set a catch limit for North Atlantic blue shark, East Atlantic and West Atlantic sailfish, it set a TAC for Mediterranean swordfish and confirmed for 2017 TACs and quotas previously established for bluefin tuna and bigeye tuna. Concerning blue and white marlins, ICCAT confirmed for 2017 the TACs previously established and accepted the proposed payback plan proposed by the EU due to the overharvest by Spain in 2014 and 2015. As it is already the case for the stock of 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 that organisation. Furthermore, Union fishing vessels of at least 20 metre 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 these measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(25)

At its 35th Annual Meeting in 2016, 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 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. The uptake of such quota during 2016 should be considered when setting fishing opportunities for the year 2017.

(26)

At its Annual Meeting in 2016, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) adopted catch limits for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares). It also adopted a measure reducing the use of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) and limiting the use of supply vessels. As the activities of supply vessels and the use of FADs are an integral part of the fishing effort exerted by the purse seine fleet, the measure should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(27)

The Annual Meeting of the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) will be held on 18-22 January 2017. It is appropriate that current measures in the SPRFMO Convention Area are provisionally maintained until such Annual Meeting is held. However, the stock of jack mackerel should not be targeted before a TAC is set as a result of that Annual Meeting.

(28)

The Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) failed to conclude its 90th Annual Meeting during 2016 and an Extraordinary Meeting will take place on 7-10 February 2017. It is appropriate that the current measures for yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and skipjack tuna in the IATTC Convention Area are provisionally maintained until the Extraordinary Meeting is held.

(29)

At its Annual Meeting in 2016, the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) adopted a conservation measure for biennial TACs for Patagonian toothfish, deep sea red crab, alfonsinos and pelagic armourhead. A biennial TAC for orange roughy in Division B1 was also adopted, while the TAC for those species in the remainder of the SEAFO Convention Area was limited to one year. The currently applicable measures on allocation of fishing opportunities adopted by SEAFO should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(30)

At its 13th Annual Meeting, the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) confirmed the conservation and management measures in place. Those measures should continue to be implemented in the law of the Union.

(31)

At its 38th Annual Meeting in 2016, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) adopted a number of fishing opportunities for 2017 of certain stocks in Subareas 1-4 of the NAFO Convention Area. Those measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(32)

At its 40th Annual Meeting in 2016, the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) adopted catch and effort limits for certain small pelagic stocks for the years 2017 and 2018 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.

(33)

Taking into account the particularities of the Slovenian fleet, 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.

(34)

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 2016, 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.

(35)

As regards the fishing opportunities for snow crab around the area of Svalbard, the Treaty of Paris of 1920 grants an equal and non-discriminatory access to resources for all parties to that Treaty, including with respect to fishing. The Union's view of this access as regards fishing for snow crab on the continental shelf around Svalbard has been set out in a note verbale to Norway dated 25 October 2016, in respect of a Norwegian regulation of the fishing for snow crab on its continental shelf, which in the Union's view disregards the specific provisions of the Treaty of Paris and in particular those laid down in Articles 2 and 3 thereof. 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 2017. It is recalled that primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with applicable law lies with the flag Member States.

(36)

In accordance with the declaration by the Union addressed to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on the granting of fishing opportunities in EU waters to fishing vessels flying the flag of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the exclusive economic zone off the coast of French Guiana (15), it is necessary to fix the fishing opportunities for snapper available to Venezuela in Union waters.

(37)

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 2017 and the date of entry into force of the Regulation fixing the fishing opportunities for 2018, it is appropriate that the provisions concerning prohibitions and closed seasons continue to apply at the beginning of 2018, until the entry into force of the Regulation fixing the fishing opportunities for 2018.

(38)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for granting an individual Member State an authorisation to benefit from the system of managing its fishing effort allocations in accordance with a kilowatt days system, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (16).

(39)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission relating to the granting of additional days at sea for permanent cessation of fishing activities and for enhanced scientific observer coverage as well as to establish the formats of spreadsheet for the collection and transmission of information concerning transfer of days at sea between fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State.

(40)

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 2017, except for the provisions concerning fishing effort limits, which should apply from 1 February 2017, and certain provisions in particular regions, which should have a specific date of application. For reasons of urgency, this Regulation should enter into force immediately after its publication.

(41)

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

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 2017 and, where specified in this Regulation, for the year 2018;

(b)

fishing effort limits for the period from 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018, except where other periods are established for effort limits in Articles 25 and 26 and Annex IIE;

(c)

fishing opportunities for the period from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017 for certain stocks in the CCAMLR Convention Area;

(d)

fishing opportunities for certain stocks in the IATTC Convention Area set out in Article 27 for the periods in 2017 and 2018 specified in that provision.

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 shall 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 for 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 landing obligation referred to in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the quantity of fish that can be caught from each stock each year;

(ii)

in all other fisheries, the quantity of fish that can be landed 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 (17);

(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 shall 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 (18);

(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 this 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 this 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 VII’ 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 IXa’ 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 IXa’ 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)

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

(h)

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 (19);

(i)

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 (20);

(j)

‘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 (21);

(k)

‘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 (22);

(l)

‘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 (23);

(m)

‘IATTC (Inter — American Tropical Tuna Commission) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission established by the 1949 Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica (24);

(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 (25);

(o)

‘SPRFMO (South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation) Convention Area’ is the high seas geographical area south of 10° N, north of the CCAMLR Convention Area, east of the SIOFA Convention Area as defined in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (26), and west of the areas of fisheries jurisdictions of South American States;

(p)

‘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);

(q)

‘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 (28).

(r)

‘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;

(s)

‘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, 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 14 of, and Annex III to, this Regulation and in Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 (29) 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 Common Fisheries Policy, 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 2017 onwards, with as high a probability as possible;

(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 2017, 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

Fishing effort limits

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

(a)

Annex IIA for the management of plaice and sole stocks in ICES subarea IV;

(b)

Annex IIB for the recovery of hake and Norway lobster in ICES divisions VIIIc and IXa, with the exception of the Gulf of Cádiz;

(c)

Annex IIC for the management of the sole stock in ICES division VIIe.

Article 9

Measures on Sea bass fisheries

1.   It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels to fish for sea bass in ICES divisions VIIb, VIIc, VIIj and VIIk, as well as in the waters of ICES divisions VIIa and VIIg that are more than 12 nautical miles from the baseline under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom. It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels to retain on board, tranship, relocate or land sea bass caught in that area.

2.   It shall be prohibited for Union fishing vessels as well as for any commercial fisheries from shore to fish for sea bass and to retain on board, relocate, tranship or land sea bass caught in the following areas:

(a)

ICES divisions IVb, IVc, VIId, VIIe, VIIf and VIIh;

(b)

waters within 12 nautical miles from baseline under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom in ICES divisions VIIa and VIIg.

By derogation from the first subparagraph, the following measures shall apply regarding sea bass in the areas referred to in that subparagraph:

(a)

a Union fishing vessel deploying demersal trawls and seines (30) may retain on board unavoidable by-catches of sea bass that do not exceed 3 % of the weight of the total catches of marine organisms on board in any single day. The catches of sea bass retained on board by a Union fishing vessel on the basis of this derogation may not exceed 400 kilograms per month;

(b)

in January 2017 and from 1 April to 31 December 2017, Union fishing vessels using hooks and lines (31), may fish for sea bass and retain on board, relocate, tranship or land sea bass caught in that area not exceeding 10 tonnes per vessel per year;

(c)

Union fishing vessels using fixed gillnets (32) may retain on board unavoidable by-catches of sea bass not exceeding 250 kilograms per month.

The above derogations shall apply to Union fishing vessels that have recorded catches of sea bass over the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 September 2016: in point (b) with recorded catches using hooks and lines, and in point (c) with recorded catches using fixed gillnets.

3.   The catch limits set in paragraph 2 shall not be transferable between vessels. Member States shall report to the Commission catches of sea bass per type of gear not later than 20 days after the end of each month.

4.   From 1 January to 30 June 2017 in recreational fisheries in ICES divisions IVb, IVc, VIIa and from VIId to VIIh, only catch-and-release fishing for sea bass, including from shore, shall be allowed. During this period, it shall be prohibited to retain on board, relocate, tranship or land sea bass caught in that area.

5.   In recreational fisheries, including from shore, not more than one specimen of sea bass may be retained per fisherman per day during the following periods and in the following areas:

(a)

from 1 July to 31 December 2017 in ICES divisions IVb, IVc, VIIa and from VIId to VIIh;

(b)

from 1 January to 31 December 2017 in ICES divisions VIIj and VIIk.

6.   From 1 January to 31 December 2017 in recreational fisheries in ICES divisions VIIIa and VIIIb, a maximum of five fish per fisherman may be retained each day.

Article 10

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 Article 10(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008;

(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 15 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 11

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 2017: 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 paragraph, 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 millimetres shall be prohibited in ICES divisions IIa, IIIa and ICES subarea IV from 1 January to 31 March 2017 and from 1 August to 31 December 2017.

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 IV.

Article 12

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 IIa, IIIa and VIId and ICES subarea IV;

(b)

white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in all waters;

(c)

leafscale gulper shark (Centrophorus squamosus) in Union waters of ICES division IIa and subarea IV and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas I and XIV;

(d)

Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis) in Union waters of ICES division IIa and subarea IV and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas I and XIV;

(e)

basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) in all waters;

(f)

kitefin shark (Dalatias licha) in Union waters of ICES division IIa and subarea IV and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas I and XIV;

(g)

birdbeak dogfish (Deania calcea) in Union waters of ICES division IIa and subarea IV and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas I and XIV;

(h)

common skate (Dipturus batis) complex (Dipturus cf. flossada and Dipturus cf. intermedia) in Union waters of ICES division IIa and ICES subareas III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X;

(i)

great lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps) in Union waters of ICES division IIa and subarea IV and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas I and XIV;

(j)

smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus) in Union waters of ICES division IIa and subarea IV and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas I, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIV;

(k)

tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus) when taken with longlines in Union waters of ICES division IIa and subarea IV and in Union and international waters of ICES subareas I, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIV;

(l)

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in all waters;

(m)

reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) in all waters;

(n)

giant manta ray (Manta birostris) in all waters;

(o)

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);

(p)

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

(i)

narrow sawfish (Anoxypristis cuspidata);

(ii)

dwarf sawfish (Pristis clavata);

(iii)

smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata);

(iv)

largetooth sawfish (Pristis pristis);

(v)

green sawfish (Pristis zijsron);

(q)

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

(r)

Norwegian skate (Dipturus nidarosiensis) in Union waters of ICES divisions VIa, VIb, VIIa, VIIb, VIIc, VIIe, VIIf, VIIg, VIIh and VIIk;

(s)

undulate ray (Raja undulata) in Union waters of ICES subareas VI and X;

(t)

white skate (Rostroraja alba) in Union waters of ICES subareas VI, VII, VIII, IX and X;

(u)

guitarfishes (Rhinobatidae) in Union waters of ICES subareas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XII;

(v)

picked dogfish (Squalus acanthias) in Union waters, 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 13

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 14

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

Article 15

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 2018 for quota transfers from a RFMO Contracting Party to the Union and their subsequent allocation to Member States.

Section 1

ICCAT Convention Area

Article 16

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 of at least 20 metres length that fish for bigeye tuna in the ICCAT Convention Area shall be limited as set out in point 7 of Annex IV.

Article 17

Recreational fisheries

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

Article 18

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 2

CCAMLR Convention Area

Article 19

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 20

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 2017. 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 2017.

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 21

Krill fishery during the 2017/2018 fishing season

1.   If a Member State intends to fish for krill (Euphausia superba) in the CCAMLR Convention Area during the 2017/2018 fishing season, it shall notify the Commission, no later than 1 May 2017, using the format laid down in Part C of Annex V to this Regulation of its intention to fish for krill. 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 2017.

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 3

IOTC Area of Competence

Article 22

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 re-allocate 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 regional fisheries organisations. 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 23

Drifting fish aggregating devices (FADs) and supply vessels

1.   A purse seine vessel shall not deploy more than 425 active drifting FADs at any one time.

2.   The number of Union supply vessels shall not exceed half of the Union purse-seine vessels. For the purposes of this paragraph, the number of Union supply vessels and Union purse-seine vessels shall be established on the basis of the IOTC register of active vessels.

Article 24

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, transshipping 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 paragraph 1 and 2 shall not be harmed. Specimens shall be promptly released.

Section 4

SPRFMO Convention Area

Article 25

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 2017 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, in order to communicate this information to the SPRFMO Secretariat.

Article 26

Bottom fisheries

1.   Member States shall limit their bottom fishing catch or effort in 2017 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 5

IATTC Convention Area

Article 27

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 to 28 September 2017 or from 18 November 2017 to 18 January 2018 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 29 September to 29 October 2017 in the area defined by the following limits:

longitude 96° W,

longitude 110° W,

latitude 4° N,

latitude 3° S.

2.   The Member States concerned shall notify the Commission of the selected period of closure referred to in paragraph 1 before 1 April 2017. All the 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 28

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 29

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 promptly release them alive and unharmed wherever possible.

Section 6

SEAFO Convention Area

Article 30

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 7

WCPFC Convention Area

Article 31

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

1.   Member States shall ensure that the number of fishing days allocated to purse-seine vessels fishing for bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) and skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in the part of the WCPFC Convention Area located in the high seas between 20° N and 20° S does not exceed 403 days.

2.   Union fishing vessels shall not target south Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the WCPFC Convention Area south of 20° S.

3.   Member States shall ensure that catches of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) by longliners do not exceed 2 000 tonnes in 2017.

4.   Member States shall ensure that the by-catch of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) by purse seiners do not exceed 2 857 tonnes in 2017.

Article 32

Closed area for FAD fishing

1.   In the part of the WCPFC Convention Area located between 20° N and 20° S, fishing activities of purse-seine vessels making use of FADs shall be prohibited between 00:00 hours of 1 July 2017 and 24:00 hours of 31 October 2017. During that period, a purse-seine vessel may only engage in fishing operations within that part of the WCPFC Convention Area if it carries on board an observer to monitor that at no time does the vessel:

(a)

deploy or service a FAD or associated electronic device;

(b)

fish on schools in association with FADs.

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

3.   Paragraph 2 shall not apply in the following cases:

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

when a serious malfunction of freezer equipment occurs.

Article 33

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 34

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 35

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 Article 4(s).

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 Article 27(1)(a), (2), (3) and (4) and Article 28 when fishing in the overlap area between IATTC and WCPFC as defined in Article 4(s).

Section 8

GFCM Agreement Area

Article 36

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 exerted in 2014, reported in accordance with Article 24 of Regulation (EU) No 1343/2011, as set out in Annex IL to this Regulation.

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

Section 9

Bering Sea

Article 37

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.

TITLE III

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIRD-COUNTRY VESSELS IN UNION WATERS

Article 38

TACs

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 Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008.

Article 39

Fishing authorisations

Fishing vessels flying the flag of Venezuela shall be subject to the conditions provided for in this Regulation and in Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008. The maximum number of fishing authorisations for third-country vessels fishing in Union waters shall be as set out in Annex VIII.

Article 40

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 39.

Article 41

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 IIa, IIIa and VIId and ICES subarea IV;

(b)

the following species of sawfish in Union waters:

(i)

narrow 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 IIa and ICES subareas III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X;

(e)

tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus) when taken with longlines in Union waters of ICES division IIa and ICES subareas I, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIV;

(f)

smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus) in Union waters of ICES division IIa and ICES subareas I, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIV;

(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 IIa and ICES subareas I, IV and XIV;

(h)

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in Union waters;

(i)

reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) in Union waters;

(j)

giant manta ray (Manta birostris) in Union waters;

(k)

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);

(l)

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

(m)

Norwegian skate (Dipturus nidarosiensis) in Union waters of ICES divisions VIa, VIb, VIIa, VIIb, VIIc, VIIe, VIIf, VIIg, VIIh and VIIk;

(n)

undulate ray (Raja undulata) in Union waters of ICES subareas VI, IX and X and white skate (Rostroraja alba) in Union waters of ICES subareas VI, VII, VIII, IX and X;

(o)

guitarfishes (Rhinobatidae) in Union waters of ICES subareas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X and XII;

(p)

picked dogfish (Squalus acanthias) in Union waters;

(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 42

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 43

Transitional provision

Articles 9, 11(2), 12, 18, 19, 24, 28, 29, 30, 34, 37, 41 shall continue to apply, mutatis mutandis, in 2018 until the entry into force of the Regulation fixing the fishing opportunities for 2018.

Article 44

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 2017.

However, Article 8 shall apply from 1 February 2017.

The provisions on fishing opportunities set out in Articles 19, 20 and 21 and Annexes IE and V for certain stocks in the CCAMLR Convention Area shall apply from 1 December 2016.

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

Done at Brussels, 20 January 2017.

For the Council

The President

L. GRECH


(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 1342/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks and repealing Regulation (EC) No 423/2004 (OJ L 348, 24.12.2008, p. 20).

(3)  Regulation (EU) 2016/2094 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 November 2016 amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks (OJ L 330, 3.12.2016, p. 1).

(4)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/2250 of 4 October 2016 establishing a discard plan for certain demersal fisheries in the North Sea and in Union waters of ICES division IIa (OJ L 340, 15.12.2016, p. 2).

(5)  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).

(6)  Council Regulation (EC) No 676/2007 of 11 June 2007 establishing a multiannual plan for fisheries exploiting stocks of plaice and sole in the North Sea (OJ L 157, 19.6.2007, p. 1).

(7)  Council Regulation (EC) No 302/2009 of 6 April 2009 concerning a multiannual recovery plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, amending Regulation (EC) No 43/2009 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1559/2007 (OJ L 96, 15.4.2009, p. 1).

(8)  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).

(9)  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).

(10)  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).

(11)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community 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).

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

(13)  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).

(14)  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).

(15)  OJ L 6, 10.1.2012, p. 9.

(16)  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).

(17)  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).

(18)  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).

(19)  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).

(20)  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).

(21)  Concluded by Council Decision 2002/738/EC (OJ L 234, 31.8.2002, p. 39).

(22)  The Union acceded by Council Decision 86/238/EEC (OJ L 162, 18.6.1986, p. 33).

(23)  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).

(24)  Concluded by Council Decision 2006/539/EC (OJ L 224, 16.8.2006, p. 22).

(25)  The Union acceded by Council Decision 95/399/EC (OJ L 236, 5.10.1995, p. 24).

(26)  Concluded by Council Decision 2008/780/EC (OJ L 268, 9.10.2008, p. 27).

(27)  The Union acceded by Council Decision 2005/75/EC (OJ L 32, 4.2.2005, p. 1).

(28)  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).

(29)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 of 29 September 2008 concerning authorisations for fishing activities of Community fishing vessels outside Community waters and the access of third-country vessels to Community waters, amending Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93 and (EC) No 1627/94 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 3317/94 (OJ L 286, 29.10.2008, p. 33).

(30)  All types of demersal trawls including Danish/Scottish seines, including OTB, OTT, PTB, TBB, SSC, SDN, SPR, SV, SB, SX, TBN, TBS, TB.

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

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


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 I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV, Union waters of CECAF, French Guiana waters

ANNEX IB:

North East Atlantic and Greenland, ICES subareas I, II, V, XII and XIV 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 ICES subarea IV

ANNEX IIB:

Fishing effort for vessels in the context of the recovery of certain Southern hake and Norway lobster stocks in ICES divisions VIIIc and IXa excluding the Gulf of Cádiz

ANNEX IIC:

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

ANNEX IID:

Management areas for sandeel in ICES divisions IIa, IIIa and ICES subarea IV

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, IH, 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 (1), 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

Sea bass

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

Gobionotothen gibberifrons

NOG

Humped rockcod

Hippoglossoides platessoides

PLA

American plaice

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

HAL

Atlantic halibut

Hoplostethus atlanticus

ORY

Orange roughy

Illex illecebrosus

SQI

Shortfin squid

Istiophorus albicans

SAI

Sailfish

Lamna nasus

POR

Porbeagle

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

NOS

Grey rockcod

Lepidorhombus spp.

LEZ

Megrims

Leucoraja naevus

RJN

Cuckoo ray

Limanda ferruginea

YEL

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda limanda

DAB

Common dab

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 rossii

NOR

Marbled rockcod

Pandalus borealis

PRA

Northern prawn

Paralomis spp.

PAI

Crabs

Penaeus spp.

PEN

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

Platichthys flesus

FLE

European flounder

Pleuronectes platessa

PLE

Plaice

Pleuronectiformes

FLX

Flatfish

Pollachius pollachius

POL

Pollack

Pollachius virens

POK

Saithe

Prionace glauca

BSH

Blue shark

Psetta maxima

TUR

Turbot

Pseudochaenichthys georgianus

SGI

South Georgia icefish

Pseudopentaceros spp.

EDW

Pelagic armourhead

Rostroraja alba

RJA

White skate

Raja brachyura

RJH

Blonde ray

Raja circularis

RJI

Sandy ray

Raja clavata

RJC

Thornback ray

Raja fullonica

RJF

Shagreen ray

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 albacares

YFT

Yellowfin tuna

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:

Common name

Alpha-3 code

Scientific name

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

Blue shark

BSH

Prionace glauca

Boarfish

BOR

Caproidae

Brill

BLL

Scophthalmus rhombus

Capelin

CAP

Mallotus villosus

Cod

COD

Gadus morhua

Common dab

DAB

Limanda limanda

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 flounder

FLE

Platichthys flesus

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

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

Haddock

HAD

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Hake

HKE

Merluccius merluccius

Herring

HER

Clupea harengus

Horse mackerel

JAX

Trachurus spp.

Humped rockcod

NOG

Gobionotothen 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

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

Sailfish

SAI

Istiophorus albicans

Saithe

POK

Pollachius virens

Sandeels

SAN

Ammodytes spp.

Sandy ray

RJI

Raja circularis

Sardine

PIL

Sardina pilchardus

Sea bass

BSS

Dicentrarchus labrax

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

Rostroraja alba

Whiting

WHG

Merlangius merlangus

Witch flounder

WIT

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Yellowfin tuna

YFT

Thunnus albacares

Yellowtail flounder

YEL

Limanda ferruginea


(1)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community 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).

ANNEX IA

SKAGERRAK, KATTEGAT, ICES SUBAREAS I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII AND XIV, UNION WATERS OF CECAF, FRENCH GUIANA WATERS

Species:

Sandeel

Ammodytes spp.

Zone:

Norwegian waters of IV

(SAN/04-N.)

Denmark

0

 

 

United Kingdom

0

 

 

Union

0

 

 

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:

Sandeel and associated by-catches

Ammodytes spp.

Zone:

Union waters of IIa, IIIa and IV (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


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

Union and international waters of I and II

(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 III and IV

(ARU/34-C)

Denmark

911

 

 

Germany

9

 

 

France

7

 

 

Ireland

7

 

 

The Netherlands

43

 

 

Sweden

35

 

 

United Kingdom

16

 

 

Union

1 028

 

 

TAC

1 028

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone:

Union and international waters of V, VI and VII

(ARU/567.)

Germany

296

 

 

France

6

 

 

Ireland

274

 

 

The Netherlands

3 091

 

 

United Kingdom

217

 

 

Union

3 884

 

 

TAC

3 884

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Union and international waters of I, II and XIV

(USK/1214EI)

Germany

6 (3)

 

 

France

6 (3)

 

 

United Kingdom

6 (3)

 

 

Others

3 (3)

 

 

Union

21 (3)

 

 

TAC

21

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(USK/3A/BCD)

Denmark

15

 

 

Sweden

7

 

 

Germany

7

 

 

Union

29

 

 

TAC

29

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Union waters of IV

(USK/04-C.)

Denmark

64

 

 

Germany

19

 

 

France

44

 

 

Sweden

6

 

 

United Kingdom

96

 

 

Others

6 (4)

 

 

Union

235

 

 

TAC

235

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Union and international waters of V, VI and VII

(USK/567EI.)

Germany

13

 

 

Spain

46

 

 

France

548

 

 

Ireland

53

 

 

United Kingdom

264

 

 

Others

13 (5)

 

 

Union

937

 

 

Norway

2 923  (6)  (7)  (8)  (9)

 

 

TAC

3 860

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone:

Norwegian waters of IV

(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 VI, VII and VIII

(BOR/678-)

Denmark

6 696

 

 

Ireland

18 858

 

 

United Kingdom

1 734

 

 

Union

27 288

 

 

TAC

27 288

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Herring (10)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

IIIa

(HER/03A.)

Denmark

21 131  (11)

 

 

Germany

338 (11)

 

 

Sweden

22 104  (11)

 

 

Union

43 573  (11)

 

 

Norway

6 767

 

 

Faroe Islands

400 (12)

 

 

TAC

50 740

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring (13)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

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

(HER/4AB.)

Denmark

82 745

 

 

Germany

51 032

 

 

France

23 561

 

 

The Netherlands

60 285

 

 

Sweden

4 897

 

 

United Kingdom

66 268

 

 

Union

288 788

 

 

Faroe Islands

200

 

 

Norway

139 666  (14)

 

 

TAC

481 608

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring (16)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HER/04-N.)

Sweden

1 151  (16)

 

 

Union

1 151

 

 

TAC

481 608

 

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 (17)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

IIIa

(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 (18)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

IV, VIId and Union waters of IIa

(HER/2A47DX)

Belgium

56

 

 

Denmark

10 891

 

 

Germany

56

 

 

France

56

 

 

The Netherlands

56

 

 

Sweden

53

 

 

United Kingdom

207

 

 

Union

11 375

 

 

TAC

11 375

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring (19)

Clupea harengus

Zone:

IVc, VIId (20)

(HER/4CXB7D)

Belgium

9 308  (21)

 

 

Denmark

1 201  (21)

 

 

Germany

741 (21)

 

 

France

13 136  (21)

 

 

The Netherlands

23 463  (21)

 

 

United Kingdom

5 105  (21)

 

 

Union

52 954

 

 

TAC

481 608

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

Union and international waters of Vb, VIb and VIaN (22)

(HER/5B6ANB)

Germany

466 (23)

 

 

France

88 (23)

 

 

Ireland

630 (23)

 

 

The Netherlands

466 (23)

 

 

United Kingdom

2 520  (23)

 

 

Union

4 170  (23)

 

 

TAC

4 170

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

VIaS (24), VIIb, VIIc

(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:

VI Clyde (25)

(HER/06ACL.)

United Kingdom

To be established

 

 

Union

To be established (26)

 

 

TAC

To be established (26)

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 6(2) of this Regulation applies.


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

VIIa (27)

(HER/07A/MM)

Ireland

1 074

 

 

United Kingdom

3 053

 

 

Union

4 127

 

 

TAC

4 127

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

VIIe and VIIf

(HER/7EF.)

France

465

 

 

United Kingdom

465

 

 

Union

930

 

 

TAC

930

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone:

VIIg (28), VIIh (28), VIIj (28) and VIIk (28)

(HER/7G-K.)

Germany

161

 

 

France

893

 

 

Ireland

12 502

 

 

The Netherlands

893

 

 

United Kingdom

18

 

 

Union

14 467

 

 

TAC

14 467

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone:

VIII

(ANE/08.)

Spain

29 700

 

 

France

3 300

 

 

Union

33 000

 

 

TAC

33 000

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone:

IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(ANE/9/3411)

Spain

5 978

 

 

Portugal

6 522

 

 

Union

12 500

 

 

TAC

12 500

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Skagerrak

(COD/03AN.)

Belgium

14

 

 

Denmark

4 596

 

 

Germany

115

 

 

The Netherlands

29

 

 

Sweden

804

 

 

Union

5 558

 

 

TAC

5 744

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Kattegat

(COD/03AS.)

Denmark

324 (29)

 

 

Germany

7 (29)

 

 

Sweden

194 (29)

 

 

Union

525 (29)

 

 

TAC

525 (29)

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

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

(COD/2A3AX4)

Belgium

1 159

 

 

Denmark

6 659

 

 

Germany

4 222

 

 

France

1 432

 

 

The Netherlands

3 762

 

 

Sweden

44

 

 

United Kingdom

15 275

 

 

Union

32 553

 

 

Norway

6 667  (30)

 

 

TAC

39 220

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(COD/04-N.)

Sweden

382 (31)

 

 

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:

VIb; Union and international waters of Vb west of 12° 00′ W and of XII and XIV

(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:

VIa; Union and international waters of Vb east of 12° 00′ W

(COD/5BE6A)

Belgium

0

 

 

Germany

0

 

 

France

0

 

 

Ireland

0

 

 

United Kingdom

0

 

 

Union

0

 

 

TAC

0 (32)

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

VIIa

(COD/07A.)

Belgium

2 (33)

 

 

France

5 (33)

 

 

Ireland

97 (33)

 

 

The Netherlands

0 (33)

 

 

United Kingdom

42 (33)

 

 

Union

146 (33)

 

 

TAC

146 (33)

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

VIIb, VIIc, VIIe-k, VIII, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(COD/7XAD34)

Belgium

109

 

 

France

1 789

 

 

Ireland

739

 

 

The Netherlands

0

 

 

United Kingdom

193

 

 

Union

2 830

 

 

TAC

2 830

 

Analytical TAC

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone:

VIId

(COD/07D.)

Belgium

88

 

 

France

1 730

 

 

The Netherlands

51

 

 

United Kingdom

190

 

 

Union

2 059

 

 

TAC

2 059

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

Union waters of IIa and IV

(LEZ/2AC4-C)

Belgium

8

 

 

Denmark

7

 

 

Germany

7

 

 

France

43

 

 

The Netherlands

34

 

 

United Kingdom

2 540

 

 

Union

2 639

 

 

TAC

2 639

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

Union and international waters of Vb; VI; international waters of XII and XIV

(LEZ/56-14)

Spain

646

 

 

France

2 518

 

 

Ireland

736

 

 

United Kingdom

1 782

 

 

Union

5 682

 

 

TAC

5 682

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

VII

(LEZ/07.)

Belgium

370 (34)

 

 

Spain

4 107  (35)

 

 

France

4 985  (35)

 

 

Ireland

2 266  (34)

 

 

United Kingdom

1 963  (34)

 

 

Union

13 691

 

 

TAC

13 691

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(LEZ/8ABDE.)

Spain

748

 

 

France

604

 

 

Union

1 352

 

 

TAC

1 352

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone:

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(LEZ/8C3411)

Spain

1 070

 

 

France

53

 

 

Portugal

36

 

 

Union

1 159

 

 

TAC

1 159

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Common dab and European flounder

Limanda limanda and Platichthys flesus

Zone:

Union waters of IIa and IV

(D/F/2AC4-C)

Belgium

503

 

 

Denmark

1 888

 

 

Germany

2 832

 

 

France

196

 

 

The Netherlands

11 421

 

 

Sweden

6

 

 

United Kingdom

1 588

 

 

Union

18 434

 

 

TAC

18 434

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

Union waters of IIa and IV

(ANF/2AC4-C)

Belgium

478 (36)

 

 

Denmark

1 054  (36)

 

 

Germany

515 (36)

 

 

France

98 (36)

 

 

The Netherlands

361 (36)

 

 

Sweden

12 (36)

 

 

United Kingdom

11 003  (36)

 

 

Union

13 521  (36)

 

 

TAC

13 521

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

Norwegian waters of IV

(ANF/04-N.)

Belgium

45

 

 

Denmark

1 152

 

 

Germany

18

 

 

The Netherlands

16

 

 

United Kingdom

269

 

 

Union

1 500

 

 

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:

VI; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(ANF/56-14)

Belgium

275

 

 

Germany

314

 

 

Spain

294

 

 

France

3 383

 

 

Ireland

765

 

 

The Netherlands

265

 

 

United Kingdom

2 354

 

 

Union

7 650

 

 

TAC

7 650

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

VII

(ANF/07.)

Belgium

3 097  (37)

 

 

Germany

345 (37)

 

 

Spain

1 231  (37)

 

 

France

19 875  (37)

 

 

Ireland

2 540  (37)

 

 

The Netherlands

401 (37)

 

 

United Kingdom

6 027  (37)

 

 

Union

33 516  (37)

 

 

TAC

33 516  (37)

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(ANF/8ABDE.)

Spain

1 368

 

 

France

7 612

 

 

Union

8 980

 

 

TAC

8 980

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone:

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(ANF/8C3411)

Spain

3 296

 

 

France

3

 

 

Portugal

656

 

 

Union

3 955

 

 

TAC

3 955

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

IIIa, Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(HAD/3A/BCD)

Belgium

10

 

 

Denmark

1 667

 

 

Germany

106

 

 

The Netherlands

2

 

 

Sweden

197

 

 

Union

1 982

 

 

TAC

2 069

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

IV; Union waters of IIa

(HAD/2AC4.)

Belgium

196

 

 

Denmark

1 348

 

 

Germany

858

 

 

France

1 495

 

 

The Netherlands

147

 

 

Sweden

136

 

 

United Kingdom

22 225

 

 

Union

26 405

 

 

Norway

7 238

 

 

TAC

33 643

 

Analytical TAC

Special condition:

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

 

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

Union

19 641


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HAD/04-N.)

Sweden

707 (38)

 

 

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 VIb, XII and XIV

(HAD/6B1214)

Belgium

10

 

 

Germany

36

 

 

France

494

 

 

Ireland

411

 

 

United Kingdom

3 739

 

 

Union

4 690

 

 

TAC

4 690

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

Union and international waters of Vb and VIa

(HAD/5BC6A.)

Belgium

4 (39)

 

 

Germany

5 (39)

 

 

France

204 (39)

 

 

Ireland

605

 

 

United Kingdom

2 879  (39)

 

 

Union

3 697  (39)

 

 

TAC

3 697  (39)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

VIIb-k, VIII, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(HAD/7X7A34)

Belgium

86

 

 

France

5 168

 

 

Ireland

1 722

 

 

United Kingdom

775

 

 

Union

7 751

 

 

TAC

7 751

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone:

VIIa

(HAD/07A.)

Belgium

33

 

 

France

150

 

 

Ireland

898

 

 

United Kingdom

993

 

 

Union

2 074

 

 

TAC

2 074

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

IIIa

(WHG/03A.)

Denmark

929

 

 

The Netherlands

3

 

 

Sweden

99

 

 

Union

1 031

 

 

TAC

1 050

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

IV; Union waters of IIa

(WHG/2AC4.)

Belgium

315

 

 

Denmark

1 361

 

 

Germany

354

 

 

France

2 045

 

 

The Netherlands

787

 

 

Sweden

3

 

 

United Kingdom

9 838

 

 

Union

14 703

 

 

Norway

1 300  (40)

 

 

TAC

16 003

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

VI; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(WHG/56-14)

Germany

1 (41)

 

 

France

26 (41)

 

 

Ireland

64 (41)

 

 

United Kingdom

122 (41)

 

 

Union

213 (41)

 

 

TAC

213 (41)

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

VIIa

(WHG/07A.)

Belgium

0

 

 

France

3

 

 

Ireland

46

 

 

The Netherlands

0

 

 

United Kingdom

31

 

 

Union

80

 

 

TAC

80

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

VIIb, VIIc, VIId, VIIe, VIIf, VIIg, VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

(WHG/7X7A-C)

Belgium

268

 

 

France

16 501

 

 

Ireland

7 646

 

 

The Netherlands

134

 

 

United Kingdom

2 951

 

 

Union

27 500

 

 

TAC

27 500

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone:

VIII

(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 (42)

 

 

Union

190

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(HKE/3A/BCD)

Denmark

3 107  (43)

 

 

Sweden

264 (43)

 

 

Union

3 371

 

 

TAC

3 371  (44)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

Union waters of IIa and IV

(HKE/2AC4-C)

Belgium

56 (45)

 

 

Denmark

2 271  (45)

 

 

Germany

261 (45)

 

 

France

503 (45)

 

 

The Netherlands

130 (45)

 

 

United Kingdom

707 (45)

 

 

Union

3 928  (45)

 

 

TAC

3 928  (46)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

VI and VII; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(HKE/571214)

Belgium

622 (47)

 

 

Spain

19 944

 

 

France

30 800  (47)

 

 

Ireland

3 732

 

 

The Netherlands

401 (47)

 

 

United Kingdom

12 159  (47)

 

 

Union

67 658

 

 

TAC

67 658  (48)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(HKE/8ABDE.)

Belgium

20 (49)

 

 

Spain

13 787

 

 

France

30 961

 

 

The Netherlands

40 (49)

 

 

Union

44 808

 

 

TAC

44 808  (50)

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone:

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(HKE/8C3411)

Spain

6 732

 

 

France

646

 

 

Portugal

3 142

 

 

Union

10 520

 

 

TAC

10 520

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

Norwegian waters of II and IV

(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 I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

(WHB/1X14)

Denmark

58 818  (51)

 

 

Germany

22 869  (51)

 

 

Spain

49 865  (51)  (52)

 

 

France

40 933  (51)

 

 

Ireland

45 547  (51)

 

 

The Netherlands

71 721  (51)

 

 

Portugal

4 632  (51)  (52)

 

 

Sweden

14 550  (51)

 

 

United Kingdom

76 319  (51)

 

 

Union

385 254  (51)  (53)

 

 

Norway

110 000

 

 

Faroe Islands

9 000

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

VIIIc, IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(WHB/8C3411)

Spain

41 375

 

 

Portugal

10 344

 

 

Union

51 719  (54)

 

 

TAC

Not relevant

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone:

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

(WHB/24A567)

Norway

220 494  (55)  (56)

 

 

Faroe Islands

21 500  (57)  (58)

 

 

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 IIa and IV

(L/W/2AC4-C)

Belgium

346

 

 

Denmark

953

 

 

Germany

122

 

 

France

261

 

 

The Netherlands

794

 

 

Sweden

11

 

 

United Kingdom

3 904

 

 

Union

6 391

 

 

TAC

6 391

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

(BLI/5B67-)

Germany

116

 

 

Estonia

18

 

 

Spain

365

 

 

France

8 323

 

 

Ireland

32

 

 

Lithuania

7

 

 

Poland

4

 

 

United Kingdom

2 117

 

 

Others

32 (59)

 

 

Union

11 014

 

 

Norway

150 (60)

 

 

Faroe Islands

150 (61)

 

 

TAC

11 314

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

International waters of XII

(BLI/12INT-)

Estonia

1 (62)

 

 

Spain

341 (62)

 

 

France

8 (62)

 

 

Lithuania

3 (62)

 

 

United Kingdom

3 (62)

 

 

Others

1 (62)

 

 

Union

357 (62)

 

 

TAC

357 (62)

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union and international waters of II and IV

(BLI/24-)

Denmark

4

 

 

Germany

4

 

 

Ireland

4

 

 

France

23

 

 

United Kingdom

14

 

 

Others

4 (63)

 

 

Union

53

 

 

TAC

53

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone:

Union and international waters of III

(BLI/03-)

Denmark

3

 

 

Germany

2

 

 

Sweden

3

 

 

Union

8

 

 

TAC

8

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union and international waters of I and II

(LIN/1/2.)

Denmark

8

 

 

Germany

8

 

 

France

8

 

 

United Kingdom

8

 

 

Others

4 (64)

 

 

Union

36

 

 

TAC

36

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

IIIa; Union waters of IIIbcd

(LIN/3A/BCD)

Belgium

6 (65)

 

 

Denmark

50

 

 

Germany

6 (65)

 

 

Sweden

19

 

 

United Kingdom

6 (65)

 

 

Union

87

 

 

TAC

87

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union waters of IV

(LIN/04-C.)

Belgium

22

 

 

Denmark

350

 

 

Germany

216

 

 

France

195

 

 

The Netherlands

7

 

 

Sweden

15

 

 

United Kingdom

2 689

 

 

Union

3 494

 

 

TAC

3 494

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Union and international waters of V

(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 VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

(LIN/6X14.)

Belgium

51

 

 

Denmark

9

 

 

Germany

187

 

 

Spain

3 774

 

 

France

4 024

 

 

Ireland

1 008

 

 

Portugal

9

 

 

United Kingdom

4 634

 

 

Union

13 696

 

 

Norway

6 500  (66)  (67)  (68)

 

 

Faroe Islands

200 (69)  (70)

 

 

TAC

20 396

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 12(1) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone:

Norwegian waters of IV

(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:

IIIa; Union waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(NEP/3A/BCD)

Denmark

9 345

 

 

Germany

27

 

 

Sweden

3 343

 

 

Union

12 715

 

 

TAC

12 715

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

Union waters of IIa and IV

(NEP/2AC4-C)

Belgium

1 048

 

 

Denmark

1 048

 

 

Germany

15

 

 

France

31

 

 

The Netherlands

539

 

 

United Kingdom

17 353

 

 

Union

20 034

 

 

TAC

20 034

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

Norwegian waters of IV

(NEP/04-N.)

Denmark

947

 

 

Germany

0

 

 

United Kingdom

53

 

 

Union

1 000

 

 

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:

VI; Union and international waters of Vb

(NEP/5BC6.)

Spain

33

 

 

France

133

 

 

Ireland

222

 

 

United Kingdom

16 019

 

 

Union

16 407

 

 

TAC

16 407

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

VII

(NEP/07.)

Spain

1 521

 

 

France

6 166

 

 

Ireland

9 352

 

 

United Kingdom

8 317

 

 

Union

25 356

 

 

TAC

25 356

 

Analytical TAC

Article 12(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 zone:

 

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

Spain

935

France

586

Ireland

1 124

United Kingdom

455

Union

3 100


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(NEP/8ABDE.)

Spain

250

 

 

France

3 910

 

 

Union

4 160

 

 

TAC

4 160

 

Analytical TAC


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

VIIIc

(NEP/08C.)

Spain

0

 

 

France

0

 

 

Union

0

 

 

TAC

0

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone:

IX and X; Union waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(NEP/9/3411)

Spain

84 (71)

 

 

Portugal

252 (71)

 

 

Union

336 (71)

 

 

TAC

336

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

IIIa

(PRA/03A.)

Denmark

2 429

 

 

Sweden

1 309

 

 

Union

3 738

 

 

TAC

7 000

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Union waters of IIa and IV

(PRA/2AC4-C)

Denmark

1 818

 

 

The Netherlands

17

 

 

Sweden

73

 

 

United Kingdom

538

 

 

Union

2 446

 

 

TAC

2 446

 

Precautionary TAC


Species:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(PRA/04-N.)

Denmark

205

 

 

Sweden

123 (72)

 

 

Union

328

 

 

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 (73)

 

 

Union

to be established (73)  (74)

 

 

TAC

to be established (73)  (74)

 

Precautionary TAC

Article 6(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

Skagerrak

(PLE/03AN.)

Belgium

106

 

 

Denmark

13 733

 

 

Germany

70

 

 

The Netherlands

2 641

 

 

Sweden

736

 

 

Union

17 286

 

 

TAC

17 639

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

Kattegat

(PLE/03AS.)

Denmark

2 086

 

 

Germany

23

 

 

Sweden

234

 

 

Union

2 343

 

 

TAC

2 343

 

Analytical TAC

Article 7(2) of this Regulation applies


Species:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone:

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

(PLE/2A3AX4)

Belgium

7 435

 

 

Denmark

24 164

 

 

Germany

6 970

 

 

France

1 394

 

 

The Netherlands