Regulations No. 0043 of 2009

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26.1.2009   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 22/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 43/2009

of 16 January 2009

fixing for 2009 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 of 20 December 2002 on the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources under the Common Fisheries Policy (1), and in particular Article 20 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 of 6 May 1996 introducing additional conditions for year-to-year management of TACs and quotas (2), and in particular Article 2 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 811/2004 of 21 April 2004 establishing measures for the recovery of the Northern hake stock (3), and in particular Article 5 thereof,

Having regard to 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 (4) and in particular Articles 4 and 8 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 388/2006 of 23 February 2006 establishing a multiannual plan for the sustainable exploitation of the stock of sole in the Bay of Biscay (5), and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 509/2007 of 7 May 2007 establishing a multiannual plan for the sustainable exploitation of the stock of sole in the Western Channel (6), and in particular Articles 3 and 5 thereof,

Having regard to 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 (7), and in particular Articles 6 and 9 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1300/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a multiannual plan for the stock of herring distributed to the West of Scotland and the fisheries exploiting that stock (8), and in particular Article 4 thereof,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks (9), and in particular Articles 7, 8, 9 and 12 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 requires the Council to adopt the measures necessary to ensure access to waters and resources and the sustainable pursuit of fishing activities taking account of available scientific advice and, in particular, the report prepared by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF).

(2)

Under Article 20 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002, it is incumbent upon the Council to establish the total allowable catches (TAC) by fishery or group of fisheries. Fishing opportunities should be allocated to Member States and third countries in accordance with the criteria laid down in Article 20 of that Regulation.

(3)

In order to ensure effective management of the TACs and quotas, the specific conditions under which fishing operations occur should be established.

(4)

The principles and certain procedures for fishery management need to be laid down at Community level, so that Member States can ensure the management of the vessels flying their flag.

(5)

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 lays down definitions of relevance for the allocation of fishing opportunities.

(6)

Fishing opportunities should be used in accordance with the Community legislation on the subject, and in particular with Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83 of 22 September 1983 laying down detailed rules for recording information on Member States' catches of fish (10), Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86 of 22 September 1986 defining characteristics for fishing vessels (11), Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87 of 20 May 1987 establishing detailed rules concerning the marking and documentation of fishing vessels (12), Council Regulation (EEC) No 3880/91 of 17 December 1991 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States in the north-east Atlantic (13), Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy (14), Council Regulation (EC) No 1627/94 of 27 June 1994 laying down general provisions concerning special fishing permits (15), Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms (16), Council Regulation (EC) No 1434/98 of 29 June 1998 specifying conditions under which herring may be landed for industrial purposes other than direct human consumption (17), Council Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002 of 16 December 2002 establishing specific access requirements and associated conditions applicable to fishing for deep-sea stocks (18), Council Regulation (EC) No 1954/2003 of 4 November 2003 on the management of the fishing effort relating to certain Community fishing areas and resources (19), Commission Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 of 18 December 2003 laying down detailed provisionsregarding satellite-based Vessel Monitoring Systems (20), 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 (21), Regulation (EC) No 811/2004, Council Regulation (EC) No 2115/2005 of 20 December 2005 establishing a recovery plan for Greenland halibut in the framework of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (22), Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005, Regulation (EC) No 388/2006, Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006 of 21 December 2006 concerning management measures for the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea (23), Regulation (EC) No 509/2007, Council Regulation (EC) No 520/2007 of 7 May 2007 laying down technical measures for the conservation of certain stocks of highly migratory species (24), Regulation (EC) No 676/2007 Council Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007 of 22 October 2007 laying down conservation and enforcement measures applicable in the Regulatory Area of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (25), 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 (26), Regulation (EC) No 1300/2008, Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 1359/2008 of 28 November 2008 fixing for 2009 and 2010 the fishing opportunities for Community fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks (27).

(7)

It should be clarified that this Regulation should apply if marine organisms caught during fishing operations conducted solely for the purpose of scientific investigations are sold, stored, displayed, or offered for sale for any purpose.

(8)

It is necessary, following the advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), to maintain the application of a system to manage the catch limits of anchovy in ICES zone VIII. The Commission should fix the catch limits for the stock of anchovy in ICES zone VIII in the light of scientific information collected during the first half of 2008 and of discussions taking place in the context of a multiannual plan for anchovy.

(9)

It is necessary, following the advice from the ICES, to maintain and revise a system to manage the fishing effort on sandeel in ICES zones IIIa and IV and EC waters of zone IIa.

(10)

This Regulation should fix and distribute a number of new fishing opportunities for skates and rays in areas VIId, IIIa, VIa-b, VIIa-c, e-k, VIII and IX. A method for allocating these new fishing opportunities, based on objective criteria should be established, whilst bearing in mind the interests of each Member State concerned. For this purpose, it seems appropriate to take into account the record of landings of each Member State concerned for this species in these areas during a recent and sufficiently representative period.

(11)

As a transitional measure in the light of the most recent scientific advice from the ICES, the fishing effort on certain deep-sea species should be further reduced.

(12)

Under Article 20 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 it is incumbent upon the Council to decide on the conditions associated with the limits on catches and/or fishing effort limits. Scientific advice indicates that substantial catches in excess of agreed TACs result in the sustainability of fishing operations being prejudiced. It is therefore appropriate to introduce associated conditions that will result in improved implementation of the agreed fishing possibilities.

(13)

In accordance with Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96, the stocks that are subject to the various measures referred to therein must be identified.

(14)

In accordance with the procedure provided for in the agreements or protocols on fisheries relations, the Community has held consultations on fishing rights with Norway (28), the Faroe Islands (29) and Greenland (30).

(15)

The Community is a contracting party to several fisheries organisations, and participates in other organisations as a cooperating non-party. Moreover, by virtue of the Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Republic of Poland to the European Union, as from its date of accession fisheries agreements previously concluded by this country, such as the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock resources in the central Bering Sea, are managed by the Community. Those fisheries organisations have recommended the introduction for 2009 of a number of measures, including the setting of catch limitations and/or effort limitations and other associated conservation and control rules for certain species. Such recommendations should therefore be implemented by the Community. In order to effectively contribute to the conservation of fish stocks and pending the adoption of the relevant Council acts implementing these measures into Community law, it is necessary to incorporate them in this Regulation.

(16)

The Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) failed to adopt catch limitations for yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and skipjack tuna at its Annual Meeting in 2008, and although the Community is not a member of the IATTC, it is necessary to adopt measures to ensure sustainable management of the resource under the jurisdiction of the IATTC

(17)

At its Annual Meeting in 2008, the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) adopted catch limits for two additional fish stocks and a conservation measure to protect Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem addressing UN General Assembly Resolution 61/105 on Sustainable Fisheries in the SEAFO Convention Area. These measures were agreed by the Community on the basis of a negotiating mandate from the Council and with input from the Member States and sector representatives present at the Annual Meeting. These measures are binding upon the Community from 2009. It is necessary to implement these measures into Community law.

(18)

During the Third International Meeting for the creation of a new South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPFO) held in May 2007, the participants adopted interim measures in order to regulate pelagic fishing activities as well as bottom fisheries in the South Pacific. It is necessary to implement these measures into Community law.

(19)

During 2008, alternative systems for effort management based on kilowatt day ceilings were allowed under certain conditions, with a view to the successive introduction of such a system as a general rule. A general shift towards management by kilowatt day ceilings in 2009 should be made for effort limitations linked to the long-term plan for cod stocks, while in other effort regimes the current system should be maintained in 2009, including the option of introducing kilowatt day schemes at the discretion of the Member State.

(20)

Certain temporary provisions should be maintained on the use of vessel monitoring system (VMS) data in order to provide for greater efficiency and effectiveness in the monitoring, control and surveillance of effort management.

(21)

For the adjustment of fishing effort limitations on sole as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 509/2007 alternative arrangements should be established in order to manage fishing effort consistently with the TAC, as laid down in Article 5(2) of that Regulation.

(22)

For the adjustment of fishing effort limitations on plaice and sole as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 676/2007, alternative arrangements should be established in order to manage fishing effort consistently with the TAC, as laid down in Article 9(2) of that Regulation.

(23)

For the cod stocks in the North Sea, the Skagerrak and the Western channel, in the Irish Sea and in the west of Scotland, and the stocks of hake and of Norway lobster in ICES zones VIIIc and IXa, the levels of permissible effort within the management scheme need to be adapted.

(24)

In order to contribute to the conservation of fish stocks, certain supplementary measures on control and technical conditions of fishing should be implemented in 2009.

(25)

Following further scientific analysis and consultations with stakeholders in 2008, it is appropriate to take measures to protect the spawning aggregations of blue ling in addition to catch limitations in view of regulating directed fishery and by-catches in order to protect spawning aggregations of blue ling in ICES zone VIa.

(26)

Scientific investigations have demonstrated that the fishing practices when fishing with gillnets and entangling nets in ICES zones VIa, VIb, VIIb, VIIc, VIIj, VIIk, VIII, IX, X and XII constitute a serious threat to deep-sea species. However, transitional measures to allow these fisheries to take place under certain conditions should be implemented until more permanent measures are adopted.

(27)

In accordance with the Agreed Record of conclusions between the European Community and Norway of 10 December 2008, technical measures to increase selectivity of towed gears in order to reduce discards of whiting in the North Sea should continue to be tested during the first part of 2009.

(28)

In order to ensure sustainable exploitation of the hake and Norway lobster stock and to reduce discards, the use of the latest developments as regards selective gears should be permitted in ICES zones VIIIa, VIIIb and VIIId.

(29)

The use of gears that do not catch Norway lobster should be permitted in certain areas dedicated to the protection of the species, where fishing is prohibited.

(30)

In the light of advice from the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF), certain herring spawning ground closures are not necessary to ensure sustainable exploitation of that species in ICES zone VIa.

(31)

In order to contribute to the conservation of octopus and in particular to protect juveniles, it is necessary to maintain, in 2009, a minimum size of octopus from the maritime waters under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries and situated in the region of Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic (CECAF) pending the adoption of a regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 850/98.

(32)

In the light of advice from STECF, fishing with beam trawl using electrical pulse current should be allowed in 2009 in ICES zones IVc and IVb south under certain conditions.

(33)

In order to ensure that catches of blue whiting by third-country vessels in Community waters are correctly accounted for, it is necessary to maintain the strengthened control provisions for such vessels.

(34)

In order to ensure the livelihood of Community fishers and in order to avoid endangering resources and any possible difficulty due to the lapsing of Council Regulation (EC) No 40/2008 of 16 January 2008 fixing for 2008 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required (31), it is essential to open those fisheries on 1 January 2009 and maintain in force in January 2009 some of the rules of the said Regulation. Given the urgency of the matter, it is imperative to grant an exception to the six-week period referred to in Title I, Article 3 of the Protocol on the role of national parliaments in the European Union, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaties establishing the European Communities,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation fixes fishing opportunities for the year 2009, for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, and the associated conditions under which such fishing opportunities may be used.

In addition, it fixes certain effort limits and associated conditions for January 2010, and for certain Antarctic stocks it fixes the fishing opportunities and specific conditions for the periods set out in Annex IE.

Article 2

Scope

1.   If not otherwise provided for, this Regulation shall apply to:

(a)

Community fishing vessels (‘Community vessels’); and

(b)

Fishing vessels flying the flag of, and registered in, third countries (‘third-country fishing vessels’) in Community waters (‘EC waters’).

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the provisions of this Regulation, except point 4.2 of Annex III and footnote 1 to Annex XI, shall not apply to fishing operations conducted solely for the purpose of scientific investigations which are carried out with the permission and under the authority of the Member State whose flag the vessel is flying and of which the Commission and the Member States in whose waters the research is carried out have been informed in advance. Member States conducting fishing operations for the purpose of scientific investigations shall inform the Commission, the Member States in whose waters the research is carried out, ICES and STECF of all catches from such fishing operations.

Article 3

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, in addition to the definitions laid down in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002, the following definitions shall apply:

(a)

‘total allowable catches’ (TAC) means the quantity that can be taken and landed from each stock each year;

(b)

‘quota’ means a proportion of the TAC allocated to the Community, Member States or third countries;

(c)

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

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 as defined in Regulation (EEC) No 3880/91;

(b)

‘Skagerrak’ means the 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 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)

‘Gulf of Cádiz’ means the area of ICES zone IXa east of longitude 7o23'48"W;

(e)

the GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) zone is as defined in Council Decision 98/416/EC of 16 June 1998 on the accession of the European Community to the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (32);

(f)

CECAF (Eastern Central Atlantic or FAO major fishing zone 34) zones are as defined in Council Regulation (EC) No 2597/95 of 23 October 1995 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (33);

(g)

‘NEAFC Convention Area’ means the waters as set out in Article 1 of the Convention attached to Council Decision 81/608/EEC of 13 July 1981 concerning the conclusion of the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the North-East Atlantic Fisheries (34);

(h)

‘NEAFC Regulatory Area’ means the waters of the NEAFC Convention Area which lie beyond the waters under the jurisdiction of NEAFC Contracting Parties;

(i)

NAFO (Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) zones are as defined in Council Regulation (EEC) No 2018/93 of 30 June 1993 on the submission of catch and activity statistics by Member States fishing in the Northwest Atlantic (35);

(j)

‘NAFO Regulatory Area’ means the part of the area of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) Convention not falling under the sovereignty or within the jurisdiction of coastal States;

(k)

SEAFO (South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) zones are as defined in Council Decision 2002/738/EC of 22 July 2002 on the conclusion by the European Community of the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean (36);

(l)

the ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) zone is as defined in Council Decision 86/238/EECof 9 June 1986 on the accession of the Community to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas, as amended by the Protocol annexed to the Final Act of the Conference of Plenipotentiaries of the States Parties to the Convention signed in Paris on 10 July 1984 (37);

(m)

CCAMLR (Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) zones are as defined in Regulation (EC) No 601/2004;

(n)

the IATTC (Inter American Tropical Tuna Convention) zone is as defined in Council Decision 2006/539/EC of 22 May 2006 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Community, of the Convention for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission established by the 1949 Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica (38);

(o)

the IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission) zone is as defined in Council Decision 95/399/EC of 18 September 1995 on the accession of the Community to the Agreement for the establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (39);

(p)

‘SPFO (South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation) area’ means the high seas area south of the Equator, north of the CCAMLR Convention area, east of the SIOFA Convention Area as defined in the Council Decision 2006/496/EC of 6 July 2006 on the signing, on behalf of the European Community, of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (40), and west of the areas of fisheries jurisdictions of South American States;

(q)

the WCPFC (Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention) zone is as defined in Council Decision 2005/75/EC of 26 April 2004 on the accession of the Community to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (41).

(r)

‘High Seas of the Bering Sea’ means the 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.

CHAPTER II

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS

Article 5

Catch limits and allocations

1.   The catch limits for Community vessels in Community waters or in certain non-Community waters and the allocation of such catch limits among Member States and additional conditions in accordance with Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 are set out in Annex I.

2.   Community vessels are hereby authorised to make catches, within the quota limits set out in Annex I, in waters falling within the fisheries jurisdiction of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and Norway, and the fishing zone around Jan Mayen, subject to the conditions set out in Articles 11, 20 and 21.

3.   The Commission shall fix the catch limits for the fisheries on sandeel in ICES zones IIIa and IV and EC waters of ICES zone IIa according to the rules laid down in point 6 of Annex IID.

4.   The Commission shall fix catch limits for capelin in Greenland waters of ICES zones V and XIV available to the Community at 7,7 % of the capelin TAC as soon as the TAC has been established.

5.   Catch limits for the stock of Norway pout in ICES zone IIIa and in EC waters of ICES zones IIa and IV and for the stock of sprat in EC waters of ICES zones IIa and IV may be revised by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 in the light of scientific information collected during the first half of 2009.

6.   The Commission may fix the catch limits for the stock of anchovy in ICES zone VIII in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 in the light of scientific information collected during the first half of 2009.

7.   As a consequence of a revision of the stock of Norway pout in accordance with paragraph 5, the catch limits for the stocks of whiting in ICES zone IIIa and ICES zone IV and EC waters of ICES zone IIa and for the stocks of haddock in ICES zone IIIa and EC waters of ICES zones IIIb, IIIc and IIId and in ICES zone IV and EC waters of ICES zone IIa may be revised by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 to take into account industrial by-catches in the Norway pout fishery.

Article 6

Prohibited species

It shall be prohibited for Community vessels to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship and to land the following species in all Community and non-Community waters:

Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus),

White shark (Carcharodon carcharias).

Article 7

Special provisions on allocations

1.   The allocation of fishing opportunities among Member States as set out in Annex I shall be without prejudice to:

(a)

exchanges made pursuant to Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002;

(b)

reallocations made pursuant to Articles 21(4), 23(1) and 32(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, pursuant to Article 23(4) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 or pursuant to Article 10(4) of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008;

(c)

additional landings allowed under Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96;

(d)

quantities withheld in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96;

(e)

deductions made pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96.

2.   For the purpose of withholding quotas to be transferred to 2010, Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall apply, by way of derogation from that Regulation, to all stocks subject to analytical TAC.

Article 8

Fishing effort limits and associated conditions for the management of stocks

1.   From 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2010, the fishing effort limitations and associated conditions laid down in:

(a)

Annex IIA shall apply for the management of certain stocks in the Kattegat, the Skagerrak and ICES zones IV, VIa, VIIa, VIId and EC waters of ICES zone IIa and Vb;

(b)

Annex IIB shall apply for the management of hake and Norway lobster in ICES zones VIIIc and IXa with the exception of the Gulf of Cádiz;

(c)

Annex IIC shall apply for the management of the sole stock in ICES zone VIIe;

(d)

Annex IID shall apply for the management of sandeel stocks in ICES zones IIIa and IV and EC waters of ICES zone IIa.

2.   For the period from 1 January 2009 to 31 January 2009 for the stocks mentioned in paragraph 1, the fishing effort and associated conditions laid down in Annexes IIA, IIB, IIC and IID to Regulation (EC) No 40/2008 shall continue to apply.

3.   The Commission shall fix the fishing effort for 2009 for the fisheries on sandeel in ICES zones IIIa and IV and in EC waters of ICES zone IIa based on the rules laid down in points 4 and 5 of Annex IID.

4.   Member States shall ensure that for 2009 the fishing effort levels, measured in kilowatt days absent from port, by vessels holding deep-sea fishing permits do not exceed 65 % of the average annual fishing effort deployed by the vessels of the Member State concerned in 2003 on trips when deep-sea fishing permits were held and/or deep-sea species, as listed in Annexes I and II to Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002, were caught. This paragraph shall apply only to fishing trips on which more than 100 kg of deep sea species, other than greater silver smelt, were caught.

Article 9

Conditions for landing catches and by-catches

1.   Fish from stocks for which catch limits are established shall be retained on board or landed only if:

(a)

the catches have been taken by vessels of a Member State having a quota and that quota is not exhausted; or

(b)

the catches consist of a part of a Community share which has not been allocated by quota among Member States, and that share has not been exhausted.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the following fish may be retained on board and landed even if a Member State has no quotas or the quotas or shares are exhausted:

(a)

species, other than herring and mackerel, where

(i)

they are caught mixed with other species with nets whose mesh size is less than 32 mm in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 850/98; and

(ii)

the catches are not sorted either on board or on landing;

or

(b)

mackerel, where

(i)

they are caught mixed with horse mackerel or pilchard;

(ii)

they do not exceed 10 % of the total weight of mackerel, horse mackerel and pilchard on board and;

(iii)

the catches are not sorted either on board or on landing.

3.   All landings shall count against the quota or, if the Community share has not been allocated between Member States by quotas, against the Community share, except for catches made under the provisions of paragraph 2.

4.   The determination of the percentage of by-catches and their disposal shall be made in accordance with Articles 4 and 11 of Regulation (EC) No 850/98.

Article 10

Unsorted landings in ICES zones IIIa, IV and VIId and EC waters of ICES zone IIa

1.   Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1434/98 concerning the prohibition to retain herring on board under certain circumstances shall not apply to herring caught in ICES zones IIIa, IV and VIId and EC waters of ICES zone IIa.

2.   When catch limits of a Member State for herring in ICES zones IIIa, IV and VIId and EC waters of ICES zone IIa are exhausted, vessels flying the flag of that Member State, registered in the Community and operating within the fisheries to which the relevant catch limitations apply, shall be prohibited from landing catches which are unsorted and which contain herring.

3.   Member States shall ensure that an adequate sampling programme is in place allowing an efficient monitoring of unsorted landings by species caught in ICES zones IIIa, IV and VIId and EC waters of ICES zone IIa.

4.   Unsorted catches in ICES zones IIIa, IV and VIId and EC waters of ICES zone IIa shall be landed only at ports and landing locations where a sampling programme as referred to in paragraph 3 is in place.

Article 11

Access limits

No fishing by Community vessels shall take place in the Skagerrak within 12 nautical miles from the baselines of Norway. However, vessels flying the flag of Denmark or Sweden shall be allowed to fish up to four nautical miles from the baselines of Norway.

Article 12

Determination of mesh size and twine thickness

Mesh size and twine thickness referred to in this Regulation shall be determined in accordance with 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 (42), when Community vessels are inspected by Community inspectors, Commission inspectors and national inspectors.

Article 13

Transitional technical and control measures

Transitional technical and control measures for Community vessels shall be as set out in Annex III.

CHAPTER III

CATCH LIMITS AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS FOR THIRD-COUNTRY FISHING VESSELS

Article 14

Authorisation

Fishing vessels flying the flag of Venezuela or Norway and fishing vessels registered in the Faroe Islands shall be authorised to make catches in Community waters, within the catch limits set out in Annex I, and subject to the conditions provided for in Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 and Articles 15 to 18 and 22 to 27 of this Regulation.

Artclie 15

Prohibited species

It shall be prohibited for third-country fishing vessels to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship and to land the following species in all Community waters:

Basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus),

White shark (Carcharodon carcharias).

Article 16

Geographical restrictions

1.   Fishing by fishing vessels flying the flag of Norway or registered in the Faroe Islands shall be limited to those parts of the 200 nautical mile zone lying seawards of 12 nautical miles from the baselines of Member States in ICES zone IV, the Kattegat and the Atlantic Ocean north of 43o00'N, except the area referred to in Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

2.   Fishing in the Skagerrak by fishing vessels flying the flag of Norway shall be allowed seawards of four nautical miles from the baselines of Denmark and Sweden.

3.   Fishing by fishing vessels flying the flag of Venezuela shall be limited to those parts of the 200 nautical mile zone lying seawards of 12 nautical miles from the baselines of the Department of French Guyana.

Article 17

Transit through Community waters

Third-country fishing vessels that transit through Community waters shall stow their nets so that they may not readily be used, in accordance with the following conditions:

(a)

nets, weights and similar gear shall be disconnected from their trawl boards and towing and hauling wires and ropes;

(b)

nets which are on or above deck shall be securely lashed to some part of the superstructure.

Article 18

Conditions for landing catches and by-catches

Fish from stocks for which catch limits are fixed shall not be retained on board or landed unless the catches have been taken by fishing vessels of a third-country having a quota and that quota is not exhausted.

Article 19

Transitional technical and control measures

Transitional technical and control measures for third-country fishing vessels shall be as set out in Annex III.

CHAPTER IV

FISHING AUTHORISATIONS OF COMMUNITY VESSELS

Article 20

Fishing authorisations and associated conditions

1.   The following Community vessels shall be exempt from the obligation to have a fishing authorisation, as set out in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008, when they engage in fishing activities in Norwegian waters of the North Sea:

(a)

vessels of a tonnage equal to or less than 200 GT;

(b)

vessels carrying out fisheries for human consumption for species other than mackerel; or

(c)

vessels flying the flag of Sweden, in line with established practice.

2.   The maximum number of fishing authorisations and other associated conditions for Community vessels fishing in waters of a third country are set out in Part I of Annex IV.

3.   If one Member State transfers quota to another Member State (swap) in the fishing areas set out in Part I of Annex IV, on the basis of Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002, the transfer shall include an appropriate transfer of fishing authorisations and shall be notified to the Commission. However, the total number of fishing authorisations for each fishing area, as set out in Part I of Annex IV, shall not be exceeded.

4.   Community vessels shall comply with the conservation and control measures and all other provisions governing the zone in which they operate.

Article 21

Faroe Islands

Community vessels authorised to conduct a directed fishery for one species in waters of the Faroe Islands may conduct directed fishery for another species provided that they give prior notification to the Faroese authorities.

CHAPTER V

FISHING AUTHORISATIONS OF THIRD-COUNTRY FISHING VESSELS

Article 22

Obligation to have a fishing authorisation

1.   Fishing vessels of less than 200 GT flying the flag of Norway shall be exempt from the obligation to have a fishing authorisation, as set out in Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008, when they engage in fishing activities in Community waters.

2.   The fishing authorisation issued to third-country fishing vessel engaging in fishing activities in Community waters shall be kept on board. However, fishing vessels registered in the Faroe Islands or Norway shall be exempt from that obligation.

Article 23

Application for a fishing authorisation

Without prejudice to Article 19(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008, an application to the Commission for a fishing authorisation from an authority of a third-country shall contain the following information:

(a)

the name of the vessel;

(b)

the registration number;

(c)

external identification letters and numbers;

(d)

the port of registration;

(e)

the name and address of the owner or charterer;

(f)

the gross tonnage and overall length;

(g)

the engine power;

(h)

the call sign and radio frequency;

(i)

the intended method of fishing;

(j)

the intended area of fishing;

(k)

the species for which it is intended to fish;

(l)

the period for which an authorisation is applied for.

Article 24

Number of fishing authorisations

The maximum number of fishing authorisations and other associated conditions for third-country vessels fishing in Community waters shall be laid down in Part II of Annex IV.

Article 25

Cancellation

Without prejudice to Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008, fishing authorisations may be cancelled with a view to the issue of new fishing authorisations. Such cancellations shall take effect on the day preceding the date of issue of the fishing authorisations by the Commission. New fishing authorisations shall take effect from their date of issue.

Article 26

Obligations of the holder of the fishing authorisation

1.   In addition to complying with any data transmission requirement laid down in accordance with Article 23(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008, third-country fishing vessels shall keep a logbook in which the information set out in Part I of Annex V shall be entered.

2.   When transmitting information in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008, third-country fishing vessels shall transmit the information set out in Annex VI to the Commission, in accordance with the rules laid down in that Annex.

3.   Paragraph 2 shall not apply to vessels flying the flag of Norway fishing in ICES zone IIIa.

Article 27

Specific provisions concerning the Department of French Guyana

1.   In addition to the conditions set out in Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008, the granting of fishing authorisations to fish in the waters of the Department of French Guyana shall be subject to an undertaking by the owner of the third-country fishing vessel concerned to permit an observer to come on board at the Commission's request.

2.   In addition to complying with any data transmission requirement laid down in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008, third-country fishing vessels fishing in the waters of the Department of French Guyana shall keep a logbook corresponding to the model appearing in Part II of Annex V. Catch data shall be sent to the Commission upon request, via the French authorities.

CHAPTER VI

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR FISHING IN THE GFCM AREA

SECTION 1

Conservation measures

Article 28

Establishment of a closed season for the dolphinfish fisheries using fish aggregating devices (FADs)

1.   In order to protect the dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), in particular small fish, the dolphinfish fisheries using fish aggregating devices (FADs) shall be prohibited from 1 January 2009 to 14 August 2009, in all geographical sub-areas of the GFCM Agreement area as set out in Annex VII.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, if a Member State can demonstrate that due to bad weather, the fishing vessels flying its flag were unable to utilise their normal fishing days that Member State may carry over days lost by its vessels in FAD fisheries until 31 January of the following year. Member States wishing to benefit from this carry over shall submit to the Commission before 1 January 2010 an application for the additional number of days on which a vessel will be authorised to fish dolphinfish by using FADs during the prohibition period from 1 January 2010 until 31 January 2010. Such an application shall be accompanied by the following information:

(a)

a report containing the details of the cessation of fishing activities in question, including appropriate supporting meteorological information;

(b)

the name of the vessel;

(c)

the registration number;

(d)

the external identification markings as defined in Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 26/2004 of 30 December 2003 on the Community fishing fleet register (43).

The Commission shall forward the information obtained from the Member States to the Executive Secretary of the GFCM.

3.   Member States shall send to the Commission before 1 November 2009 a report on the implementation of the measures referred to in paragraph 2 for the year 2008.

4.   Member States shall report to the Commission by 15 January 2010 the total landings and transhipments of dolphinfish carried out in 2009 by the fishing vessels flying their flag in all geographical sub-areas of the GFCM Agreement area as set out in Annex VII.

The Commission shall forward the information received from the Member States to the Executive Secretary of the GFCM.

Article 29

Establishment of fisheries restrictive areas in order to protect the deep-sea sensitive habitats

1.   Fishing with towed dredges and bottom trawl nets shall be prohibited in the areas bounded by lines joining the following coordinates:

(a)

Deep Sea fisheries restricted area ‘Lophelia reef off Capo Santa Maria di Leuca’

39o 27.72' N, 18o 10.74' E

39o 27.80' N, 18o 26.68' E

39o 11.16' N, 18o 32.58' E

39o 11.16' N, 18o 04.28' E;

(b)

Deep Sea fisheries restricted area ‘The Nile delta area cold hydrocarbon seeps’

31o 30.00' N, 33o 10.00' E

31o 30.00' N, 34o 00.00' E

32o 00.00' N, 34o 00.00' E

32o 00.00' N, 33o 10.00' E;

(c)

Deep Sea fisheries restricted area ‘The Eratosthenes Seamount’

33o 00.00' N, 32o 00.00' E

33o 00.00' N, 33o 00.00' E

34o 00.00' N, 33o 00.00' E

34o 00.00' N, 32o 00.00' E.

2.   Member States shall take the measures necessary for the protection of the deep-sea sensitive habitats in the areas referred to in paragraph 1 and in particular shall ensure that these areas are protected from the impacts of any other activity than fishing activity jeopardising the conservation of the features that characterise these particular habitats.

Article 30

Minimum mesh size of trawl nets deployed in certain local and seasonal demersal trawl fisheries in the Mediterranean Sea

1.   By way of derogation from Article 8(1)(h) and from point (2) of Article 9(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006, Member States may continue to authorise fishing vessels flying their flag the use of codend mesh size smaller than 40 mm diamond to operate in certain local and seasonal demersal trawl fisheries exploiting fish stocks that are not shared with third countries.

2.   Paragraph 1 shall apply only to fishing activities formally authorised by Member States in accordance with national law in force on 1 January 2007 and shall not involve any future increase in fishing effort with respect to the year 2006.

3.   Member States shall submit to the Commission by 15 January 2009, through the accustomed data-processing support, the list of vessels authorised in accordance with paragraph 1.

4.   The list of authorised vessels shall include the following information:

(a)

the name of the vessel;

(b)

the vessel's Community fleet register number (CFR) and external marking as defined in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 26/2004;

(c)

the authorised fishery(ies) carried out by each vessel defined in terms of target stock(s), the fishing area set out in Annex VII and the technical mesh size characteristics of the fishing gear deployed;

(d)

the authorised fishing period.

5.   Where the list of authorised vessels as referred to in paragraph 4 does not contain changes with respect to what was communicated in the year 2008, Member States shall inform the Commission by 15 January 2009 that no changes have occurred.

6.   The Commission shall forward the information received from the Member States to the Executive Secretary of the GFCM.

SECTION 2

Reporting of statistical matrixes

Article 31

Transmission of data

1.   Member States shall submit to the Executive Secretary of the GFCM, by 30 June 2009, the data of Task 1.1 and Task 1.2 of the GFCM statistical matrix as set out in Annex X.

2.   Member States shall submit to the Executive Secretary of the GFCM, by 30 June 2009 and to the extent possible, the data of Tasks 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 of the GFCM statistical matrix as set out in Annex X.

3.   Member States shall use the GFCM data-entry system as available at the GFCM web-site (44) for the submission of data referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2.

4.   Member States shall inform the Commission of the data submitted on the basis of this Article.

CHAPTER VII

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE NAFO REGULATORY AREA

Article 32

Catch reporting

1.   The master of a vessel authorised to fish for Greenland halibut in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2115/2005 shall, by electronic means, send to the competent authorities of his flag Member State a catch report stating the quantities of Greenland halibut caught by his vessel, including zero catch returns.

2.   The report provided for in paragraph 1 shall for the first time be transmitted at the latest at the end of the tenth day following the date of the entry of the vessel into the NAFO Regulatory Area or after the beginning of the fishing trip. The report shall be transmitted on a five day basis. When catches of Greenland halibut notified in accordance with paragraph 1 are deemed to have exhausted 75 % of the flag Member States' quota allocation, the master of a vessel shall transmit the reports on a three day basis.

3.   Each Member State shall upon receipt forward the catch reports to the Commission. The Commission shall promptly forward that information to the NAFO Secretariat.

Article 33

Additional control measures

1.   Vessels authorised to fish for Greenland halibut in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2115/2005 may only enter into the NAFO Regulatory Area to fish for Greenland halibut if they have less than 50 tons of any catch on board or if access is permitted in accordance with paragraphs 2, 3 and 4 of this Article.

2.   Where a vessel authorised to fish for Greenland halibut in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2115/2005 has catches from outside the NAFO Regulatory Area of 50 tons or more on board, it shall communicate to the NAFO Secretariat, by e-mail or fax at the latest 72 hours prior to the entry (ENT) into the NAFO Regulatory area, the amount of catch retained on board, the position (latitude/longitude) where the master of the vessel estimates that the vessel will commence fishing, and the estimated time of arrival at the position.

3.   If an inspection vessel, following the notification referred to in paragraph 2, signals its intention to carry out an inspection, it shall communicate the coordinates of a checkpoint for an inspection to take place to the fishing vessel. The checkpoint shall be no more than 60 nautical miles from the position where the master of the vessel estimates that the vessel will commence fishing.

4.   If a fishing vessels authorised to fish for Greenland halibut in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2115/2005 receives no communication from the NAFO Secretariat or from an inspection vessel, by the time it enters the NAFO Regulatory Area, that an inspection vessel intends to carry out an inspection in accordance with paragraph 3, the fishing vessel may proceed to fish. The fishing vessel may also commence fishing activities without prior inspection if the inspection vessel has not commenced the inspection within three hours following the arrival of the fishing vessel at the checkpoint.

CHAPTER VIII

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR THE LANDING OR TRANSHIPPING OF FISH FROZEN AFTER BEING CAUGHT BY THIRD-COUNTRY FISHING VESSELS IN THE NEAFC CONVENTION AREA

Article 34

Port State control

Without prejudice to Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 and to Council Regulation (EC) No 1093/94 of 6 May 1994 setting the terms under which fishing vessels of a third country may land directly and market their catches at Community ports (45) the procedures set out in this Chapter shall apply to landing or transhipping in ports of Member States of fish frozen after being caught by third-country fishing vessels in the NEAFC Convention area.

Article 35

Designated ports

Landings and transhipments in Community waters shall only be allowed in designated ports.

Member States shall designate a place used for landings or a place close to the shore (designated ports) where landings or transhipment operations of fish, referred to in Article 34, are permitted. Member States shall notify the Commission of any changes to the list of ports designated in 2007 at least fifteen days before the change shall come into force.

The Commission shall publish the list of designated ports and changes thereto in the ‘C’ series of the Official Journal of the European Union and place it on its website.

Article 36

Prior notice of entry into port

1.   By way of derogation from Article 28e(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, the masters of all fishing vessels or their representatives, carrying fish referred to in Article 34 of this Regulation, intending to call into a port to land or tranship shall notify the competent authorities of the Member State of the port they wish to use at least three working days before the estimated time of arrival.

2.   The notification referred to in paragraph 1 shall be accompanied by the form provided for in Part I of Annex IX with Part A duly completed as follows:

(a)

Form PSC 1 shall be used where the fishing vessel is landing its own catch;

(b)

Form PSC 2 shall be used where the fishing vessel has engaged in transhipment operations. In such cases a separate form shall be used for each donor vessel.

3.   Masters of vessels or their representatives may cancel a prior notification by notifying the competent authorities of the port they wish to use at least 24 hours before the notified estimated time of arrival in the port. The notification shall be accompanied by a copy of the original FormPSC 1 or PSC 2 with the word ‘CANCELLED’ written across Part B.

4.   The competent authorities of the port Member State shall forward a copy of the form as referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 without delay to the flag State of the fishing vessel, to the flag State(s) of donor vessels when the vessel has engaged in transhipment operations and to the NEAFC Secretary.

Article 37

Authorisation to land or tranship

1.   Landings or transhipments may only be authorised by the competent authorities of the port Member State if the flag State of the fishing vessel intending to land or tranship, or where the vessel has engaged in transhipment operations outside a port, the flag State or States of donor vessels, have confirmed by returning a copy of the form transmitted pursuant to Article 36(4) with Part B duly completed, that:

(a)

the fishing vessels declared to have caught the fish had sufficient quota for the species declared;

(b)

the quantities of fish on board have been duly reported and taken into account for the calculation of any catch or effort limitations that may be applicable;

(c)

the fishing vessels declared to have caught the fish had authorisation to fish in the areas declared;

(d)

the presence of the vessel in the area of catch declared has been verified according to VMS data.

Landing or transhipment operations may only commence after authorisation has been given by the competent authorities of the port Member State.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1 the competent authorities of the port Member State may authorise all or part of a landing in the absence of the confirmation referred to in paragraph 1 but shall in such cases keep the fish concerned in storage under their control. The fish shall only be released to be sold, taken over or transported once the confirmation referred to in paragraph 1 has been received. If the confirmation has not been received within 14 days of the landing the competent authorities of the port Member State may confiscate and dispose of the fish in accordance with national rules.

3.   The competent authorities of the port Member State shall notify without delay its decision whether or not to authorise the landing or transhipment by transmitting a copy of the form provided for in Part I of Annex IX with Part C duly completed to the Commission and to the Secretary of NEAFC when the fish landed or transhipped is caught in the NEAFC Convention area.

Article 38

Inspections

1.   The competent authorities of Member States shall carry out inspections of at least 15 % of landings or transhipments by third-country fishing vessels, referred to in Article 34, in its ports each year.

2.   Inspections shall involve the monitoring of the entire discharge or transhipment and include a cross-check between the quantities by species recorded in the prior notice of landing and the quantities by species landed or transhipped.

3.   Inspectors shall make all possible efforts to avoid unduly delaying a fishing vessel and ensure that the fishing vessel suffers the minimum interference and inconvenience and that degradation of the quality of the fish is avoided.

Article 39

Inspection reports

1.   Each inspection shall be documented by completing an inspection report as set out in Part II of Annex IX.

2.   A copy of each inspection report shall be transmitted without delay to the flag State of the inspected fishing vessel and to the flag State or States of donor vessels where the fishing vessel has engaged in transhipment operations and to the Commission and the Secretary of NEAFC when the fish landed or transhipped is caught in the NEAFC Convention Area.

3.   The original or a certified copy of each inspection report shall be forwarded on request to the flag State of the inspected fishing vessel.

CHAPTER IX

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE CCAMLR CONVENTION AREA

SECTION 1

Restrictions and vessel information requirements

Article 40

Prohibitions and catch limitations

1.   Direct fishing of the species set out in Annex X shall be prohibited in the zones and during the periods set out in that Annex.

2.   For new and exploratory fisheries, the catch and by-catch limits set out in Annex XI shall apply in the Subareas set out in that Annex.

SECTION 2

Exploratory fisheries

Article 41

Rules of conduct for exploratory fisheries

Without prejudice to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 Member States shall ensure that all Community vessels are equipped with:

(a)

adequate communication equipment (including MF/HF radio and carriage of at least one 406MHz Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) and trained operators on board and wherever possible fitted with GMDSS equipment;

(b)

sufficient immersion survival suits for all on board;

(c)

adequate arrangements to handle medical emergencies that may arise in the course of the voyage;

(d)

reserves of food, fresh water, fuel and spare parts for critical equipment to provide for unforseen delays and besetment;

(e)

an approved Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (SOPEP) outlining marine pollution mitigation arrangements (including insurance) in the event of a fuel or waste spill.

Article 42

Participation in exploratory fisheries

1.   Fishing vessels flying the flag of, and registered in a Member State that have been notified to CCAMLR in accordance with the provisions of Articles 7 and 7a of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 may participate in long-line exploratory fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in Subareas FAO 88.1 and 88.2 as well as in Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3(b) outside areas of national jurisdiction.

2.   No more than one fishing vessel shall fish in Division 58.4.3(b) at any one time.

3.   With regard to Subareas FAO 88.1 and 88.2 as well as Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3(b) total catch 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 Annex XII. Fishing in any SSRU shall cease when the reported catch reaches the specified catch limit, and that SSRU shall be closed to fishing for the remainder of the season.

4.   Fishing shall take place over as large a geographical and bathymetric range as possible to obtain the information necessary to determine fishery potential and to avoid over-concentration of catch and fishing effort. However, fishing in Subareas FAO 88.1 and 88.2 as well as in Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3(b) shall be prohibited in depths less than 550 m.

Article 43

Reporting systems

Fishing vessels participating in the exploratory fisheries as referred to in Article 42 shall be subject to the following catch and effort reporting systems:

(a)

the Five-day Catch and Effort Reporting System set out in Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004, with the exception that Member States shall submit to the Commission catch and effort reports not later than two working days after the end of each reporting period, for immediate transmission to CCAMLR. In Subareas FAO 88.1 and 88.2 as well as in Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3(b) reporting shall be made by Small Scale Research Units;

(b)

the Monthly fine-scale Catch and Effort Reporting System set out in Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004;

(c)

the total number and weight of Dissostichus eleginoides and Dissostichus mawsoni discarded, including those with the ‘jellymeat’ condition, shall be reported.

Article 44

Definition of hauls

1.   For the purposes of this Section, a haul shall comprise the setting of one or more lines in a single location. The precise geographic position of a haul shall be determined by the centre-point of the line or lines deployed for the purposes of catch and effort reporting.

2.   To be designated as a research haul:

(a)

each research haul shall be separated by no less than five nautical miles from any other research haul, distance to be measured from the geographical mid-point of each research haul;

(b)

each haul shall comprise at least 3 500 hooks and no more than 5 000 hooks; this may comprise a number of separate lines set in the same location;

(c)

each haul of a longline shall have a soak time of not less than six hours, measured from the time of completion of the setting process to the beginning of the hauling process.

Article 45

Research plans

Fishing vessels participating in the exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 42 shall implement Research Plans, in each and all SSRUs in which Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3(b) are divided. The Research Plan shall be implemented in the following manner:

(a)

on first entry into a SSRU, the first 10 hauls, designated ‘first series’, shall be designated ‘research hauls’ and must satisfy the criteria set out in Article 44(2); research hauls shall be carried out on, or close to, positions provided by the CCAMLR Secretariat, based on a stratified random design in prescribed areas within that SSRU;

(b)

the next 10 hauls, or 10 tonnes of catch, whichever trigger level is achieved first, shall be designated the ‘second series’. Hauls in the second series may, at the discretion of the master, be fished as part of normal exploratory fishing. However, provided they satisfy the requirements of Article 44(2), these hauls may also be designated as research hauls;

(c)

on completion of the first and second series of hauls, if the master wishes to continue to fish within the SSRU, the vessel shall undertake a ‘third series’ which shall result in a total of 20 research hauls being made in all three series. The third series of hauls shall be completed during the same visit as the first and the second series in a SSRU;

(d)

on completion of 10 research hauls of the third series, the vessel may continue to fish within the SSRU.

Article 46

Data collection plans

1.   Fishing vessels participating in the exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 42 shall implement data collection plans, in each and all SSRUs in which Subareas FAO 88.1 and 88.2 as well as Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3(b) are divided. The Data Collection Plan shall comprise the following data:

(a)

the position and sea depth at each end of every line in a haul;

(b)

the setting, soak, and hauling times;

(c)

the number and species of fish lost at surface;

(d)

the number of hooks set;

(e)

the bait type;

(f)

the baiting success ( %);

(g)

the hook type.

2.   All data referred to under paragraph 1 shall be collected for every research haul; in particular, all fish in a research haul up to 100 fish are to be measured and at least 30 fish sampled for biological studies. Where more than 100 fish are caught, a method for randomly subsampling the fish shall be applied.

Article 47

Tagging programme

1.   Without prejudice to Article 7b of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 each longline vessel shall tag and release Dissostichus spp., continuously while fishing, at a rate specified in the conservation measure for that fishery according to the CCAMLR Tagging Protocol.

2.   From the date of entry into force of this Regulation until the end of the 2008/2009 fishing season, each longline vessel shall tag and release skates, continuously while fishing, at a rate specified in the conservation measure for that fishery according to the CCAMLR Tagging Protocol. All tagged skates must be double-tagged and released alive.

3.   All toothfish and skate tags for use in exploratory fisheries shall be sourced from the CCAMLR Secretariat.

Article 48

Scientific observers

1.   Each fishing vessel participating in the exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 42 shall have at least two scientific observers, one of which shall be an observer appointed in accordance with the CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation, on board throughout all fishing activities within the fishing period.

2.   Each Member State, subject to and in accordance with their applicable laws and regulations, including rules governing the admissibility of evidence in domestic courts, shall consider and act on reports from inspectors of designating CCAMLR Contracting Party under this scheme on the same basis as reports from its own inspectors and both Member State and designating CCAMLR Contracting Party concerned shall cooperate in order to facilitate judicial or other proceedings arising from any such report.

Article 49

Notifications of intent to participate in a krill fishery during the 2009/2010 fishing season

1.   Only those Member States which are Members of the CCAMLR Commission may fish for krill in the CCAMLR Convention Area during the 2009/2010 fishing season. By way of derogation from Article 5a of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004, such Member States, if intending to fish for krill in the CCAMLR Convention Area, shall notify the CCAMLR Secretariat and the Commission, of their intention no later than 1 June 2009, immediately prior to the season in which they intend to fish, using the format laid down in Annex XII to this Regulation in order to ensure an appropriate review by the CCAMLR Commission before the vessels commence fishing as well as the net configuration form using the format laid down in Annex XIII.

2.   The notification, referred to in paragraph 1 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.   Member States intending to fish for krill in the CCAMLR Convention Area shall only notify vessels flying its flag at the time of the notification.

4.   By way of derogation from paragraph 3, Member States shall be entitled to authorise participation in a krill fishery by a vessel other than that notified to CCAMLR in accordance with paragraphs 1 to 3, if the notified vessel is prevented from participation due to legitimate operational reasons or force majeure. In such circumstances Member States concerned shall immediately inform the CCAMLR Secretariat and the Commission, providing:

(i)

full details of the intended replacement vessel(s) referred to in paragraph 2;

(ii)

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

5.   By way of derogation from paragraphs 3 and 4, Member States shall not authorise a vessel on either of the CCAMLR IUU Vessel Lists to participate in krill fisheries.

Article 50

Precautionary catch limitations on krill fishery for certain sub areas

1.   The total combined catch of krill in Statistical Sub areas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4 shall be limited to 3,47 million tonnes in any fishing season. The total catch of krill in Statistical Division 58.4.2 shall be limited to 2,645 million tonnes in any fishing season.

2.   Until an allocation of this total catch limit between smaller management units has been defined, based on the advice from the Scientific Committee, the total combined catch in Statistical Sub areas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4 shall be further limited to 620 000 tonnes in any fishing season. The total catch in Division 58.4.2 shall be limited to 260 000 tonnes West of 55oE and 192 000 tonnes East of 55oE in any fishing season.

3.   A fishing season shall begin on 1 December and end on 30 November of the following year.

4.   Each vessel participating in the krill fishery in Division 58.4.2 shall have at least one scientific observer in accordance with the CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation or a domestic scientific observer fulfilling the requests in that scheme, and where possible one additional scientific observer on board throughout all fishing activities within the fishing period.

Article 51

Data Reporting System for krill fisheries

1.   Catches of krill shall be reported in accordance with Articles 11, 13 and 14 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004.

2.   The operation of the krill fishery shall be carried out in accordance with Article 9 of Council Regulation (EC) No 600/2004 of 22 March 2004 laying down certain technical measures applicable to fishing activities in the area covered by the Convention on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources (46).

3.   Vessels shall use marine mammal exclusion devices on trawls.

4.   When the total reported catch in any fishing season is greater than or equal to 80 % of the trigger level of 620 000 tonnes in Sub areas 48.1, 48.2, 48.3 and 48.4 and of 260 000 tonnes west of 55oE and 192 000 tonnes east of 55oE in sub area 58.4.2, catches shall be reported in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004.

5.   In the fishing season following that in which the total catch has been greater than or equal to 80 % of the trigger level, laid down in paragraph 2, catches shall be reported in accordance with Article 11 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 when the total catch is greater than or equal to 50 % of that trigger level.

6.   Member States shall report to the CCAMLR Executive Secretary, with a copy to the Commission, the total green weight of krill caught and lost.

7.   At the end of each fishing season Member States shall obtain from each of its vessels the haul-by-haul data required to complete the ccamlr fine-scale catch and effort data form. It shall transmit those data, in the trawl fisheries form C1 of CCAMLR, to the CCAMLR Executive Secretary and to the Commission not later than 1 April of the following year.

Article 52

Interim prohibition of deep-sea gillnetting

1.   For the purpose of this Article the following definition shall apply:

Gillnets are strings of single, double or triple netting walls, vertical, near the surface, in midwater or on the bottom, in which fish will gill, entangle or enmesh. Gillnets have floats on the upper line (headrope) and, in general, weights on the ground-line (footrope). Gillnets consist of single or, less commonly, double or triple netting (known as ‘trammel net’) mounted together on the same frame ropes. Several types of nets may be combined in one gear (for example, trammel net combined with gillnet). These nets can be used either alone or, as is more usual, in large numbers placed in line (‘fleets’ of nets). The gear can be set, anchored to the bottom (known as ‘bottom-set net’) or left drifting, free or connected with the vessel (known as ‘driftnet’).

2.   The use of gillnets in the CCAMLR Convention Area, for purposes other than scientific research, is prohibited until such time as the Scientific Committee has investigated and reported on the potential impacts of this gear and the Commission has agreed on the basis of advice from the Scientific Committee that such a method may be used in the CCAMLR Convention Area.

3.   Proposal for the use of gillnets for scientific research in waters deeper than 100 meters shall be notified in advance to the Scientific Committee and be approved by the Commission before such research can commence.

4.   Any vessel seeking to transit the CCAMLR Convention Area carrying gillnets must give advance notice of its intent, including the expected dates of its passage through the CCAMLR Convention Area to the CCAMLR Secretariat. Any vessel in possession of gillnets within the CCAMLR Convention Area which has not given such an advance notice, shall be deemed to be in breach of this provision.

Article 53

Minimisation of the incidental mortality of seabirds

1.   Without prejudice to Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 vessels using exclusively the Spanish method of longline fishing shall release weights before line tension occurs.

2.   The following weights may be used:

(a)

traditional weights made from rocks or concrete of at least 8,5 kg mass which shall be used, spaced at intervals of no more than 40 m;

(b)

traditional weights made from rocks or concrete of at least 6 kg mass which shall be used, spaced at intervals of no more than 20 m; or

(c)

solid steel weights, not made from chain links, of at least 5 kg mass which shall be used, spaced at intervals of no more than 40 m.

3.   Vessels using exclusively the trotline method shall use weights only at the distal end of the droppers in the trotline. The weights shall be traditional weights of at least 6 kg or solid steel weights of at least 5 kg.

4.   Vessels using both the Spanish method referred to in paragraph 1 and the trotline method referred to in paragraph 3 shall use:

(i)

for the Spanish method: line weighting in accordance with the provisions in paragraph 1;

(ii)

for the trotline method: line weighting which shall consist either of 8,5 kg traditional weights or of 5 kg steel weights attached on the hook-end of all droppers in the trotline at no more than 80 m intervals.

Article 54

Closure of all fisheries

1.   Following notification by the CCAMLR Secretariat of the closure of a fishery, Member States shall ensure that all vessels flying their flag and fishing in the area, management area, subarea, division, small-scale research unit or other management unit, subject to the closure notice, shall remove all their fishing gear from the water by the notified closure date and time.

2.   On receipt of such notification by the vessel, no further longlines may be set within 24 hours of the notified date and time. If such notification is received less than 24 hours before the closure date and time, no further longlines may be set following receipt of that notification.

3.   In the case of closure of the fishery, all vessels shall depart from the fishing area as soon as all fishing gear has been removed from the water.

4.   Where a vessel is unable to remove all its fishing gear from the water by the notified closure date and time for reasons relating to:

(i)

the safety of the vessel and crew;

(ii)

the limitations which may arise from adverse weather conditions;

(iii)

sea-ice cover; or

(iv)

the need to protect the Antarctic marine environment,

the vessel shall notify the Member State concerned of the situation. The Member States shall promptly notify the CCAMLR Secretariat, and the Commission. The vessel shall nonetheless make all reasonable efforts to remove all its fishing gear from the water as soon as possible.

5.   If paragraph 4 applies, Member States shall carry out an investigation of the vessel's actions and, according to its domestic procedures, report the CCAMLR Secretariat and the Commission of its findings, including all relevant matters, no later than the next CCAMLR meeting. The final report shall assess whether the vessel made all reasonable efforts to remove all its fishing gear from the water:

(i)

by the notified closure date and time; and

(ii)

as soon as possible after the notification referred to in paragraph 4.

6.   Where a vessel does not depart from the closed area as soon as all fishing gear has been removed from the water, the flag Member State or vessel shall inform the CCAMLR Secretariat and the Commission.

CHAPTER X

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE SEAFO AREA

SECTION 1

Authorisation of vessels

Article 55

Authorisation of vessels

1.   Member States shall submit electronically, where possible, to the Commission by 1 June 2009, the list of their vessels that are authorised to operate in the SEAFO Convention Area by issue of a fishing authorisation.

2.   Owners of the vessels included in the list referred to in paragraph 1 shall be citizens or legal entities of the Community.

3.   Fishing vessels may be authorised to operate in the SEAFO Convention Area only if they are able to fulfil in respect of those vessels the requirements and responsibilities under the SEAFO Convention and its conservation and management measures.

4.   No fishing authorisation shall be issued to vessels that have a history of IUU fishing activities unless the new owners have provided sufficient evidence demonstrating that the previous owners and operators have no legal, beneficial or financial interest in, or control over those vessels, or that, having taken into account all relevant facts, their vessels are not engaged in or associated with IUU fishing.

5.   The list referred to in paragraph 1 shall include the following information:

(a)

the name of vessel, registration number, previous names (if known), and port of registry;

(b)

the previous flag (if any);

(c)

the International Radio Call Sign (if any);

(d)

the name and address of owner or owners;

(e)

the type of vessel;

(f)

the length;

(g)

the name and address of operator (manager) or operators (managers) (if any);

(h)

the gross register tonnage; and

(i)

the power of main engine or engines.

6.   Member States shall promptly notify the Commission, after the establishment of the initial list of authorised vessels, of any addition to, deletion from and/or any modification whenever such changes occur.

Article 56

Obligations for authorised vessels

1.   Vessels shall comply with all the relevant SEAFO conservation and management measures.

2.   Authorised vessels shall keep on board valid certificates of vessel registration and valid authorisation to fish and/or tranship.

Article 57

Unauthorised vessels

1.   Member States shall take measures to prohibit the fishing for, the retaining on board, the transhipment and landing of species covered by the SEAFO Convention by the vessels which are not entered into the SEAFO record of authorised vessels.

2.   Member States shall notify the Commission of any factual information showing that there are reasonable grounds for suspecting vessels not on the SEAFO record of authorised vessels to be engaged in fishing for and/or transhipment of species covered by the SEAFO Convention in the SEAFO Convention Area.

3.   Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the owners of vessels included in the SEAFO record of authorised vessels are not engaged in or associated with fishing activities conducted by vessels not entered into the record of authorised vessels in the SEAFO Convention Area.

SECTION 2

Transhipments

Article 58

Prohibition of transhipments at sea

Each Member State shall prohibit transhipments at sea by vessels flying their flag in the SEAFO Convention Area, for species covered by the SEAFO Convention.

Article 59

In-port Transhipments

1.   Community vessels which catch species covered by the SEAFO Convention in the SEAFO Convention Area shall only tranship in the port of a SEAFO Contracting Party if they have prior authorisation from the Contracting Party in whose port the operation will take place. Community vessels shall be permitted to carry out transhipments only if they have obtained such a prior authorisation to tranship from the flag Member State and the port State.

2.   Each Member State shall ensure that its authorised fishing vessels obtain a prior authorisation to engage in in-port transhipments. Member States shall also ensure that the transhipments are consistent with the reported catch amount of each vessel and require the reporting of transhipments.

3.   The master of a Community fishing vessel who transships to another vessel, hereinafter referred to as ‘the receiving vessel’, any quantity of catches of species covered by the SEAFO Convention fished in the SEAFO Convention Area shall at the time of the transshipment inform the flag State of the receiving vessel of the species and quantities involved, of the date of the transshipment and the location of catches and shall submit to his flag Member State a SEAFO transshipment declaration in accordance with the format set out in Part I of Annex XIV.

4.   The master of the Community fishing vessel shall notify, at least 24 hours in advance, the following information to the SEAFO Contracting Party in whose port the transshipment will take place:

the names of the transshipping fishing vessels,

the names of the receiving vessels,

the tonnage by species to be transshipped,

the day and port of transshipment.

5.   Not later than 24 hours before the beginning, and at the end of a transshipment when this takes place in a port of a SEAFO Contracting Party, the master of the Community flagged receiving vessel shall inform the competent authorities of the port State of the quantities of catches of species covered by the SEAFO Convention on board his vessel and transmit the SEAFO transshipment declaration to these competent authorities within 24 hours.

6.   The master of the receiving Community vessel shall, 48 hours before landing, submit a SEAFO transshipment declaration to the competent authorities of the port State where the landing takes place.

7.   Each Member State shall take the appropriate measures to verify the accuracy of the information received and shall cooperate with the flag State to ensure that landings are consistent with the reported catches amount of each vessel.

8.   Each Member State with vessels authorised to fish in the SEAFO Convention Area for species covered by the SEAFO Convention, shall notify by 1 June 2009 to the Commission the details of the transshipments by its flag vessels.

SECTION 3

Conservation measures for the management of vulnerable deep-water habitats and ecosystems

Article 60

Closed areas

All fishing activities for species covered by the SEAFO Convention by Community vessels shall be prohibited in the areas defined below:

(a)

Sub Division A1

(i)

Dampier Seamount

10o00'S 02o00'W

10o00'S 00o00'E

12o00'S 02o00'W

12o00'S 00o00'E;

(ii)

Malahit Guyot Seamount

11o00'S 02o00'W

11o00'S 04o00'W

13o00'S 02o00'W

13o00'S 04o00'W;

(b)

Sub-division B1

Molloy Seamount

27o00'S 08o00'E

27o00'S 10o00'E

29o00'S 08o00'E

29o00'S 10o00'E;

(c)

Division C

(i)

Schmidt-Ott Seamount & Erica Seamount

37o00'S 13o00E

37o00'S 17o00'E

40o00'S 13o00E

40o00'S 17o00'E;

(ii)

Africana seamount

37o00'S 28o00E

37o00'S 30o00E

38o00'S 28o00E

38o00'S 30o00E;

(iii)

Panzarini Seamount

39o00'S 11o00'E

39o00'S 13o00'E

41o00'S 11o00'E

41o00'S 13o00'E;

(d)

Sub-division C1

(i)

Vema Seamount

31o00'S 08o00'E

31o00'S 09o00'E

32o00'S 08o00'E

32o00'S 09o00'E;

(ii)

Wust Seamount

33o00'S 06o00'E

33o00'S 08o00'E

34o00'S 06o00'E

34o00'S 08o00'E;

(e)

Division D

(i)

Discovery, Junoy, Shannon Seamounts

41o00'S 06o00'W

41o00'S 03o00'E

44o00'S 06o00'W

44o00'S 03o00'E;

(ii)

Schwabenland & Herdman Seamounts

44o00'S 01o00'W

44o00'S 02o00'E

47o00'S 01o00'W

47o00'S 02o00'E.

Article 61

Resumption of fishing in a closed area

1.   No fishing shall resume in a closed fishing area referred to in Article 60 until the flag State has identified and mapped vulnerable marine ecosystems, including seamounts, hydrothermal vents and cold water corals in the area and made an assessment on the impact of any resumption of fishing on such vulnerable marine ecosystems.

2.   The results of the identification, mapping and impact assessment carried out in accordance with paragraph 1 shall be submitted by the flag State to the Commission for transmission to the Annual Scientific Committee Meeting of SEAFO.

3.   Member States may submit Research Fishing Plans to the Commission for evaluation of the impact of the fisheries on the sustainability of the fisheries resources and on vulnerable marine habitats.

SECTION 4

Measures on reducing incidental by-catch of seabirds

Article 62

Information on interactions with seabirds

Member States shall collect and provide all available information to the Commission by 1 June 2009, on interactions with seabirds, including incidental catches by their fishing vessels, fishing for species covered by the SEAFO Convention.

Article 63

Mitigation measures

1.   All Community vessels fishing south of the parallel of latitude 30 degrees South shall carry and use bird-scaring lines (tori poles):

(a)

tori poles shall comply with agreed tori pole design and deployment guidelines, as set out in Part II of Annex XIV;

(b)

tori poles shall be deployed prior to longlines entering the water at all times south of the parallel of latitude 30 degrees South;

(c)

where practical, vessels shall be encouraged to use a second tori pole and bird-scaring line at times of high bird abundance or activity;

(d)

back-up tori lines shall be carried by all vessels and be ready for immediate use.

2.   Longlines shall be set at night only (i.e. during the hours of darkness between the times of nautical twilight (47). During longline fishing at night, only the minimum ship's lights necessary for safety shall be used.

3.   The dumping of offal shall be prohibited while gear is being shot or set. The dumping of offal during the hauling of gear shall be avoided. Any such discharge shall take place, where possible, on the opposite side of the vessel to that where the gear is being hauled. For vessels or fisheries where there is no requirement to retain offal on board the vessel, a system shall be implemented to remove fish hooks from offal and fish heads prior to discharge. Nets shall be cleaned prior to shooting to remove items that might attract seabirds.

4.   Community vessels shall adopt shooting and hauling procedures that minimise the time during which the net is lying on the surface with the meshes slack. Net maintenance shall, to the extent possible, not be carried out with the net in the water.

5.   Community vessels shall be encouraged to develop gear configurations that will minimise the likelihood of birds encountering the part of the net to which they are most vulnerable. This may include increasing the weighting or decreasing the buoyancy of the net so that it sinks faster, or placing coloured streamer or other devices over particular areas of the net where the mesh sizes create a particular danger to birds.

6.   Community vessels which are so configured that they lack on-board processing facilities or adequate capacity to retain offal on-board, or the ability to discharge offal on the opposite side of the vessel to that where gear is being hauled, shall not be authorised to fish in the SEAFO Convention Area.

7.   Every effort shall be made to ensure that birds captured alive during fishing operations are released alive and that whenever possible hooks are removed without jeopardising the life of the bird concerned.

SECTION 5

Technical measures

Article 64

Measures for the protection of deep water sharks

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

SECTION 6

Control

Article 65

Special Provisions for Patagonian Toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides)

1.   The master of a vessel authorised to fish for Patagonian Toothfish in the SEAFO Convention Area in accordance with Article 55 shall, by electronic means, send to the competent authorities of his flag Member State and the SEAFO Secretariat a catch report stating the quantities of Patagonian Toothfish caught by his vessel including nil returns. This report shall be sent every five days of the fishing trip. Each Member State shall promptly forward that information to the Commission.

2.   Member States with vessels authorised to fish for Patagonian Toothfish in the SEAFO Convention Area shall provide detailed catch and effort data to the Commission, and the SEAFO Secretariat, no later than 30 June 2009.

Article 66

Special Provisions for Deep-sea Red Crab (Chaceon spp.)

1.   The master of a vessel authorised to fish for Deep-sea Red Crab in the SEAFO Convention Area in accordance with Article 55 shall, by electronic means, send to the competent authorities of his flag Member State and the SEAFO Secretariat a catch report stating the quantities of Deep-sea Red Crab caught by his vessel including nil returns. This report shall be sent every five days of the fishing trip. Each Member State shall promptly forward that information to the Commission.

2.   Member States with vessels authorised to fish for Deep-sea Red Crab in the SEAFO Convention Area shall provide detailed catch and effort data to the Commission, and the SEAFO Secretariat, no later than 30 June 2009.

Article 67

Special Provisions for Alfonsino (Beryx spp.)

1.   The master of a vessel authorised to fish for Alfonsino in the SEAFO Convention Area in accordance with Article 55 shall, by electronic means, send to the competent authorities of his flag Member State and the SEAFO Secretariat a catch report stating the quantities of Alfonsino caught by his vessel including nil returns. This report shall be sent every five days of the fishing trip. Each Member State shall promptly forward that information to the Commission.

2.   Member States with vessels authorised to fish for Alfonsino in the SEAFO Convention Area shall provide detailed catch and effort data to the Commission, and the SEAFO Secretariat, no later than 30 June 2009.

Article 68

Special Provisions for Orange Roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus)

1.   The master of a vessel authorised to fish for Orange Roughy in the SEAFO Convention Area in accordance with Article 55 shall, by electronic means, send to the competent authorities of his flag Member State and the SEAFO Secretariat a catch report stating the quantities of Orange Roughy caught by his vessel including nil returns. This report shall be sent every five days of the fishing trip. Each Member State shall promptly forward that information to the Commission.

2.   Member States with vessels authorised to fish for Orange Roughy in the SEAFO Convention Area shall provide detailed catch and effort data to the Commission, and the SEAFO Secretariat, no later than 30 June 2009.

Article 69

Communication of vessel movements and catches

1.   Fishing vessels and fishing research vessels authorised to fish in the SEAFO Convention Area and which are engaged in fishing shall send entry, catch and exit reports to the flag Member State's authorities by VMS, or other appropriate means, and, if the flag Member State so requires, to the SEAFO Executive Secretary.

2.   The entry report shall be made no more than 12 hours and at least 6 hours in advance of each entry into the SEAFO Convention Area and shall include entering date, time, geographical position of the vessel and the quantity of fish on board by species (FAO 3 Alfa Code) and by live weight (Kg).

3.   The Catch report shall be made by species (FAO 3 Alfa Code) and by live weight (Kg) at the end of each calendar month.

4.   The exit report shall be made no more than 12 hours and at least 6 hours in advance of each exit from the SEAFO Convention Area. It shall include exiting date, time, geographical position of the vessel, the number of fishing days and the catch taken by species (FAO 3 Alfa Code) and by live weight (Kg) in the SEAFO Convention Area since the commencement of fishing in the SEAFO Convention Area, or since the last catch report.

Article 70

Scientific observation and collection of information to support stock assessment

1.   Each Member State shall ensure that all its fishing vessels operating in the SEAFO Convention Area, and targeting species covered by the SEAFO Convention, carry qualified scientific observers.

2.   Each Member State shall require the submission of the information collected by the observers, in respect of each vessel flying its flag, within 30 days of leaving the SEAFO Convention Area. The data shall be submitted in the format specified by the SEAFO Scientific Committee. The Member State shall provide the Commission with a copy of the information, as soon as possible, taking account of the need to maintain confidentiality of non-aggregated data. The Member State may also provide the SEAFO Executive Secretary with a copy of the information.

3.   The information referred to in this Article shall, to the greatest extent possible, be collected and verified by designated observers by 30 June 2009.

Article 71

Sightings of non-Contracting Party vessels

1.   Fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State shall report to their flag Member State information on any possible fishing activity by vessels flying the flag of a non-Contracting Party in the SEAFO Convention Area. This information shall contain, inter alia:

(a)

the name of the vessel;

(b)

the registration number of the vessel;

(c)

the flag State of the vessel;

(d)

any other relevant information regarding the sighted vessel.

2.   Each Member State shall submit the information referred to in paragraph 1 to the Commission as rapidly as possible. The Commission shall forward this information to the SEAFO Executive Secretary for information.

SECTION 7

Protection of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems

Article 72

Use of terms

For the purpose of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1)

‘bottom fishing activities’ means fishing activities where the fishing gear is likely to contact the seafloor during the normal course of fishing operations;

(2)

‘existing bottom fishing areas’ means areas where VMS data and/or other available geo-reference data indicate that bottom fishing activities have been conducted within a reference period of 1987 to 2007;

(3)

‘new bottom fishing areas’ means areas within the SEAFO Regulatory Area other than existing bottom fishing areas;

(4)

‘exploratory fisheries’ means fisheries conducted in new bottom fishing areas;

(5)

‘marine ecosystem’ means a dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit;

(6)

‘Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem (VME)’ means any marine ecosystem whose integrity (i.e. ecosystem structure or function) is, according to the best scientific information available and to the principle of precaution, threatened by significant adverse impacts resulting from physical contact with bottom gears in the normal course of fishing operations, including reefs, seamounts, hydrothermal vents, cold water corals or cold water sponge beds. The most vulnerable ecosystems are those that are easily disturbed and that are very slow to recover, or may never recover;

(7)

‘significant adverse impacts’ means impacts (evaluated individually, in combination or cumulatively) which compromise ecosystem integrity in a manner that impairs the ability of affected populations to replace themselves and that degrades the long-term natural productivity of habitats, or causes on more than a temporary basis significant loss of species richness, habitat or community types;

(8)

‘bottom gears’ means gears deployed in the normal course of fishing operations in contact with the seabed, including bottom trawls, dredges, bottom-set gill nets, bottom-set longlines, pots and traps;

(9)

‘VME encounter’ means an encounter by a vessel with VME indicator organisms occurring above the threshold level of a catch per set of more than 100 kg of live coral and/or 1 000 kg of live sponge

(10)

‘VME indicator organisms’ means corals and sponges;

(11)

‘Indicator species of coral’ means antipatharians, gorgonians, cerianthid anemone fields, lophelia, or sea pen fields.

Article 73

Identification of existing bottom fishing areas

Member States with vessels involved in bottom fishing activities in the period of 1987-2007 in the SEAFO Convention Area shall submit comprehensive maps of existing fishing areas to the Commission by 1 April 2009. The Commission shall forward these maps to the Executive Secretary of SEAFO without delay. Maps shall be based on VMS data and/or other available geo-reference data and expressed in the most precise spatial and temporal resolution as possible.

Article 74

Bottom fishing activities in new bottom fishing areas

1.   As from 1 November 2009, all exploratory fisheries or fishing activities with bottom gear not previously used in the existing fishing area concerned shall be conducted in accordance with the requirements set out in an Exploratory Bottom Fisheries Protocol.

2.   The Exploratory Bottom Fisheries Protocol referred to in paragraph 1 shall be developed by each Member State concerned and include the following:

(a)

a harvesting plan which outlines target species, dates and areas. Area and effort restrictions shall be considered to ensure fisheries occur on a gradual basis in a limited geographical area;

(b)

where possible, an initial assessment of the known and anticipated impacts of its bottom fishing activities on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems;

(c)

a mitigation plan including measures to prevent significant adverse impact to Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems that may be encountered during the fishery;

(d)

a catch monitoring plan that includes recording/reporting of all species caught. The recording/reporting of catch shall be sufficiently detailed to conduct an assessment of activity, if required;

(e)

a data collection plan to facilitate the identification of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems/species in the area fished.

3.   As from the date referred to in paragraph 1, exploratory fisheries or fishing activities with bottom gear not previously used in the existing fishing area shall not commence until the information outlined in paragraph 2 has been provided by the Member States to the SEAFO Executive Secretary via the Commission.

4.   Member States shall provide a report of the results of bottom fishing activities to the SEAFO Secretary via the Commission.

Article 75

Assessment of bottom fishing activities in new and existing areas

1.   Member States whose vessels conduct or intend to conduct bottom fishing activities in the SEAFO Regulatory Area shall carry out an assessment of the known and anticipated impacts of those activities on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. Such an assessment shall aim at determining if such activities, taking account of the history of bottom fishing activities in the SEAFO Regulatory Area, would have a significant adverse impact on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems.

2.   For the purposes of the implementation of the assessment referred to in paragraph 1, Member States shall rely on the best scientific and technical information available concerning the location of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems in the areas in which their fishing vessels intend to operate. That information shall include, where available, scientific data on the basis of which the likelihood of occurrence of such ecosystems can be estimated.

3.   Member States shall submit their assessment referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 to the Commission and SEAFO Secretariat as soon as possible but not later than 1 September 2009. This submission shall also include a description of the mitigation measures intended to prevent significant adverse impacts on Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems and be carried out in accordance with guidance developed by the SEAFO Scientific Committee, as available.

Article 76

Scientific Observers

1.   In addition to the requirement set out in Article 70, Member States shall ensure that vessels flying their flag and conducting exploratory fisheries in accordance with Article 74 have a scientific observer on board. Observers shall collect data in accordance with a Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem Data Collection Protocol.

2.   The Observers collecting data in accordance with the Vulnerable Marine Ecosystem Data Collection Protocol referred to in paragraph 1 shall:

(a)

monitor any set for evidence of VMEs and the presence of vulnerable marine species;

(b)

record the following information for identification of VMEs: vessel name, gear type, date, position (latitude/longitude), depth, species code, trip-number, set-number, and name of the observer on datasheets;

(c)

collect representative biological samples from the entire catch. Biological samples shall be collected and frozen when requested by the scientific authority in a flag Member State or by the Commission;

(d)

transmit samples to the scientific authority of a flag Member State at the end of the fishing trip.

Article 77

VME encounters

1.   Vessels flying Community flag conducting bottom fishing activities within the SEAFO Regulatory Area shall comply with the following:

(a)

where a VME encounter is suspected based on the available information, in particular where significant quantities of VME indicator organisms are present in the catch, the vessels shall quantify catch of VME indicator organisms. Observers deployed in accordance with Article 74 shall identify corals, sponges and any other VME organisms to the lowest possible taxonomical level and apply the Exploratory Bottom Fisheries Protocol as provided for in Article 74(2) and SEAFO catch sampling forms. Observers shall submit SEAFO trip summary reports to flag Member States which without delay shall forward the information to the SEAFO Secretariat via the Commission;

(b)

where a VME encounter is confirmed, on the basis of measures taken under point (a), the vessel master shall:

(i)

report the incident to the flag Member State, which without delay shall forward the information to the Commission and the SEAFO Executive Secretary. The Commission shall immediately request Member States to alert all Community vessels authorised to operate in the SEAFO Regulatory Area,

(ii)

cease fishing, haul the gear, and move away at least two nautical miles from the endpoint of the tow/set in the direction least likely to result in further encounters based on all available sources of information. Any further tows or sets shall be parallel to the tow/set when the encounter was made.

2.   The Commission shall, in case a confirmed VME encounter takes place in new fishing areas, upon a notification from the SEAFO Executive Secretary, implement an interim closure of two miles radius around the reporting position referred to in paragraph 1(b). The reporting position is that provided by the vessel, either the endpoint of the tow/set or another position that the evidence suggests is closest to the exact encounter location. This temporary closure shall apply until such time when the SEAFO Secretariat advises that the area can be reopened.

CHAPTER XI

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE IOTC AREA

Article 78

Reduction of sea-birds by-catch

1.   Member States shall collect and provide all available information to the IOTC, with copy to the Commission, on interactions with seabirds, including incidental catches by their fishing vessels.

2.   Member States shall seek to achieve reductions in levels of seabird by catch across all fishing areas, seasons, and fisheries through the use of effective mitigation measures.

3.   Community vessels fishing south of 30oS shall carry and use bird-scaring lines (tori poles) according to following technical provisions:

(a)

tori poles shall be in accordance with agreed tori pole design and deployment guidelines adopted by IOTC;

(b)

tori lines are to be deployed prior to longlines entering the water at all times south of 30oS;

(c)

where practical, vessels shall use a second tori pole and bird-scaring line at times of high bird abundance or activity;

(d)

back-up tori lines shall be carried by all vessels and be ready for immediate use.

4.   Community surface longline vessels, whilst targeting swordfish, utilising the ‘American longline system’ and equipped with a line-throwing device, shall be exempted from the requirements of paragraph 3.

Article 79

Limitation of fishing capacity of vessels fishing for tropical tunas

1.   The maximum number of Community vessels fishing for tropical tunas in the IOTC Area, and the corresponding capacity in gross tonnage (GT), shall be as follows:

Member State

Maximum number of vessels

Capacity (GT)

Spain

22

61 400

France

21

31 467

Italy

1

2 137

2.   Notwithstanding paragraph 1, Member States may change the number of vessels, by gear type, 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.

3.   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. No vessels on an IUU vessels list of any Regional Fisheries Management Organisation may be transferred.

4.   The Community vessels referred to in paragraph 1 shall also be authorised to fish for swordfish and albacore in the IOTC Area.

5.   In order to take into account the implementation of the development plans submitted to the IOTC, the limitations of fishing capacity, as mentioned in this Article, may be increased within the limits set out in those development plans.

Article 80

Limitation of fishing capacity of vessels fishing for swordfish and albacore

1.   The maximum number of Community vessels fishing for swordfish and albacore in the IOTC Area, and the corresponding capacity in GT, shall be as follows:

Member State

Maximum number of vessels

Capacity (GT)

Spain

27

11 600

France

25

1 940

Portugal

26

10 100

United Kingdom

4

1 400

2.   Notwithstanding paragraph 1, Member States may change the number of vessels, by gear type, 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.

3.   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. No vessels on an IUU vessels list of any Regional Fisheries Management Organisation may be transferred.

4.   The Community vessels referred to in paragraph 1 shall also be authorised to fish for tropical tunas in the IOTC Area.

5.   In order to take into account the implementation of the development plans submitted to the IOTC, the limitations of fishing capacity, as mentioned in this Article, may be increased within the limits set out in those development plans.

CHAPTER XII

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE SPFO AREA

Article 81

Pelagic fisheries — Capacity limitation

1.   Member States actively exercising fisheries activities in 2008 shall limit the total level of GT of vessels flying their flag and fishing for pelagic stocks in 2009 to the levels of total 63 000 GT in the SPFO area in a manner that sustainable exploitation of the pelagic fishery resources in South Pacific is ensured.

2.   Member States with a catch history in the pelagic fisheries in the South Pacific, but not exercising their fisheries activities in 2008, may enter the fishery in the SPFO in 2009 provided that they exercise voluntary restraint of fishing effort.

3.   Member States shall notify the Commission on a monthly basis of the names and characteristics, including GT, of their vessels engaged in the fishery in the SPFO area.

4.   Member States shall notify the Commission on a monthly basis of the effective presence of their vessels in the SPFO area in 2009. VMS records plus catch reports, and, where available, port calls shall serve as means of notification.

5.   Member States shall submit for review to the Interim Science Working Group of the SPFO any stock assessments and research in respect of pelagic stocks in the SPFO area and shall promote the active participation of their scientific experts in the SPFO scientific works on pelagic species.

6.   Member States shall ensure as much as possible an appropriate level of observer coverage on fishing vessels flying their flag in order to observe the pelagic fisheries in the South Pacific and collect relevant scientific information.

Article 82

Bottom fisheries

1.   Member States shall limit bottom fishing effort or catch in the SPFO area to the average annual levels over the period 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2006 in terms of the number of fishing vessels and other parameters that reflect the level of catch, fishing effort, and fishing capacity.

2.   Member States shall not expand bottom fishing activities into new regions of the SPFO area where such fishing is not currently occurring.

3.   Community vessels shall cease bottom fishing activities within five nautical miles of any site in the SPFO area where, in the course of fishing operations, evidence of vulnerable marine ecosystems is encountered. Community vessels shall report the encounter, including the location, and the type of ecosystem in question, to the authorities of their flag State, to the Commission and to the SPFO Interim Secretariat so that appropriate measures can be adopted in respect of the relevant site.

4.   Member States shall appoint observers to each vessel flying their flag and undertaking or proposing to undertake bottom trawling activities in the SPFO area and ensure an appropriate level of observer coverage on vessels flying their flag and undertaking other bottom fishing activities in the SPFO area.

Article 83

Data collection and sharing

Member States shall collect, verify and provide data in accordance with the procedures outlined in the SPFO Standards for the collection, reporting, verification and exchange of data.

CHAPTER XIII

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE WCPFC AREA

Article 84

Fishing effort limitations

Member States shall ensure that the total fishing effort for bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna and south pacific albacore in the WCPFC Area is limited to the fishing effort provided for in fisheries partnership agreements between the Community and coastal States in the region.

Article 85

Closed area for FAD fishing

1.   In the part of the WCPFC Area located between 20oN and 20oS, fishing activities of purse seine vessels making use of FADs shall be prohibited between 00:00 hours on 1 August 2009 and 24:00 hours on 30 September 2009. During this period, a purse seine vessel may only engage in fishing operations within that part of the WCPFC Area, if it carries onboard an observer to monitor that at no time does the vessel:

deploy or service a FAD or associated electronic device,

fish on schools in association with FADs.

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

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

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

when the fish is unfit for human consumption for reasons other than those connected with size, or

when a serious malfunction of freezer equipment occurs.

Article 86

Management plans for the use of FADs

1.   Member States whose vessels are authorised to fish in the WCPFC Area shall develop management plans for the use of anchored or drifting FADs. Those management plans shall include strategies to limit the interaction with juvenile bigeye and yellowfin tuna.

2.   Management plans referred to in paragraph 1 shall be submitted to the Commission not later than 15 October 2009. The Commission shall compile those management plans and submit a Community management plan to the WCPFC Secretariat not later than 31 December 2009.

Article 87

Maximum number of vessels fishing for swordfish

1.   The number of Community vessels fishing for swordfish in areas south of 20o S of the WCPFC Area shall not exceed 14 vessels. Community participation shall be limited to vessels flying the flag of Spain.

2.   The total catch limit for swordfish in the area referred to in paragraph 1 shall be 3 107 tonnes.

CHAPTER XIV

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE ICCAT AREA

Article 88

Reduction of sea-birds by-catch

1.   Member States shall collect all available information on interactions with seabirds, including incidental catches by their fishing vessels and shall transmit that information to the ICCAT Secretariat and the Commission.

2.   Member States shall seek to achieve reductions in levels of seabird by catch across all fishing areas, seasons, and fisheries through the use of effective mitigation measures.

3.   Community vessels fishing south of 20oS shall carry and use bird-scaring lines (tori poles) according to following technical provisions:

(a)

tori poles shall meet the conditions on the tori pole design and be in accordance with the deployment guidelines adopted by ICCAT;

(b)

tori lines are to be deployed prior to longlines entering the water at all times south of 20oS;

(c)

where practical vessels shall use a second tori pole and bird-scaring line at times of high bird abundance or activity;

(d)

back-up tori lines shall be carried by all vessels and be ready for immediate use.

4.   By way of derogation from paragraph 3, Community longline vessels targeting swordfish may use monofilament longline gear, provided that these vessels:

(a)

set their longlines during the period between nautical dusk/dawn as laid down in the nautical dusk/dawn almanac for the geographical position fished;

(b)

use a minimum swivel weight of 60 g placed not more than 3 m from the hook to achieve optimum sink rates.

Article 89

Establishment of a closed area/fishing season of the swordfish fisheries in Mediterranean Sea

In order to protect the swordfish, in particular small fish, fishing for swordfish in Mediterranean Sea shall be prohibited from 1 October to 30 November 2009.

Article 90

Minimum size for Atlantic swordfish

Incidental captures of Atlantic swordfish, which is regarded as undersized in accordance with Article 8(1) of Regulation (EC) No 520/2007, are tolerated if these incidental captures do not exceed 15 %, expressed in numbers of individuals per landing, of the total swordfish catch of the concerned vessel.

Article 91

Sharks

1.   Member States shall take appropriate measures to reduce fishing mortality in fisheries targeting North Atlantic shortfin mako.

2.   Community vessels fishing shall promptly release alive and unharmed bigeye thresher sharks (Alopias superciliosus) caught in association with fisheries managed by ICCAT, when brought along side for taking on board the vessel.

Incidental catches and live releases shall be recorded in the logbook.

Article 92

Closed fishing season for bluefin tuna

1.   Bluefin tuna fishing in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean shall be prohibited for large-scale pelagic longline vessels with overall length over 24 meters during the period from 1 June to 31 December.

By way of derogation from the first subparagraph, in the area delimited by west of 10o W and north of 42o N, such fishing shall be prohibited for such vessels from 1 February to 31 July.

2.   Purse seine fishing for bluefin tuna in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean shall be prohibited during the period from 15 June to 15 April.

3.   Bluefin tuna fishing by bait boats and trolling boats in the Eastern Atlantic shall be prohibited during the period from 15 October to 15 June.

4.   Bluefin tuna fishing by pelagic trawlers in the Eastern Atlantic shall be prohibited during the period from 15 October to 15 June.

5.   Bluefin tuna recreational and sport fishing in the Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean shall be prohibited from 15 October to 15 June.

Article 93

Recreational and sport fisheries for bluefin tuna

Member States shall allocate, from their quotas allocated in Annex ID, a specific quota of bluefin tuna for recreational and sport fisheries.

CHAPTER XV

ILLEGAL, UNREPORTED AND UNREGULATED FISHERIES

Article 94

North Atlantic

Vessels engaged in illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries in the North Atlantic shall be subject to the measures set out in Annex XV.

CHAPTER XVI

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS IN THE HIGH SEAS OF THE BERING SEA

Article 95

Prohibition to fish in the High Seas of the Bering Sea

Fishing for Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the High Seas of the Bering Sea shall be prohibited.

CHAPTER XVII

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 96

Data transmission

When, pursuant to Articles 15(1) and 18(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, Member States send 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.

Article 97

Entry into force

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2009.

Where the TACs of the CCAMLR area are set for periods starting before 1 January 2009, Article 40 shall apply with effect from the beginning of the respective periods of application of the TACs.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 January 2009.

For the Council

The President

K. SCHWARZENBERG


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(3)  OJ L 150, 30.4.2004, p. 1.

(4)  OJ L 345, 28.12.2005, p. 5.

(5)  OJ L 65, 7.3.2006, p. 1.

(6)  OJ L 122, 11.5.2007, p. 7.

(7)  OJ L 157, 19.6.2007, p. 1.

(8)  OJ L 344, 20.12.2008, p. 6.

(9)  OJ L 348, 24.12.2008, p. 20.

(10)  OJ L 276, 10.10.1983, p. 1.

(11)  OJ L 274, 25.9.1986, p. 1.

(12)  OJ L 132, 21.5.1987, p. 9.

(13)  OJ L 365, 31.12.1991, p. 1.

(14)  OJ L 261, 20.10.1993, p. 1.

(15)  OJ L 171, 6.7.1994, p. 7.

(16)  OJ L 125, 27.4.1998, p. 1.

(17)  OJ L 191, 7.7.1998, p. 10.

(18)  OJ L 351, 28.12.2002, p. 6.

(19)  OJ L 289, 7.11.2003, p. 1.

(20)  OJ L 333, 20.12.2003, p. 17.

(21)  OJ L 97, 1.4.2004, p. 16.

(22)  OJ L 340, 23.12.2005, p. 3.

(23)  OJ L 36, 8.2.2007, p. 6.

(24)  OJ L 123, 12.5.2007, p. 3.

(25)  OJ L 318, 5.12.2007, p. 1.

(26)  OJ L 286, 29.10.2008, p. 33.

(27)  OJ L 352, 31.12.2008, p. 1.

(28)  OJ L 226, 29.8.1980, p. 48.

(29)  OJ L 226, 29.8.1980, p. 12.

(30)  OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 1.

(31)  OJ L 19, 23.1.2008, p. 1.

(32)  OJ L 190, 4.7.1998, p. 34.

(33)  OJ L 270, 13.11.1995, p. 1.

(34)  OJ L 227, 12.8.1981, p. 21.

(35)  OJ L 186, 28.7.1993, p. 1.

(36)  OJ L 234, 31.8.2002, p. 39.

(37)  OJ L 162, 18.6.1986, p. 33.

(38)  OJ L 224, 16.8.2006, p. 22.

(39)  OJ L 236, 5.10.1995, p. 24.

(40)  OJ L 196, 18.7.2006, p. 14.

(41)  OJ L 32, 4.2.2005, p. 1.

(42)  OJ L 151, 11.6.2008, p. 5.

(43)  OJ L 5, 9.1.2004, p. 25.

(44)  http://www.gfcm.org/gfcm/topic/16164

(45)  OJ L 121, 12.5.1994. p. 3.

(46)  OJ L 97, 1.4.2004, p. 1.

(47)  The exact times of nautical twilight are set out in the Nautical Almanac tables for the relevant latitude, local time and date. All times, whether for ship operations or observer reporting, shall be referenced to GMT.


ANNEX I

CATCH LIMITS APPLICABLE TO COMMUNITY VESSELS IN AREAS WHERE CATCH LIMITS EXIST AND FOR THIRD-COUNTRIES' FISHING VESSELS IN EC WATERS, BY SPECIES AND BY AREA (IN TONNES LIVE WEIGHT, EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE SPECIFIED)

All catch limits set out in this Annex shall be considered as quotas for the purposes of Article 5 of this Regulation, and shall, therefore, be subject to the rules set out in Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, and in particular Articles 14 and 15 thereof.

Within each area, fish stocks are referred to following the alphabetical order of the Latin names of the species. The following table of correspondences of Latin names and common names is given for the purposes of this Regulation:

Scientific name

Alpha-3 code

Common name

Ammodytes spp.

SAN

Sandeels

Anarhichas lupus

CAA

Atlantic catfish

Anarhichas spp.

CAT

Catfishes

Aphanopus carbo

BSF

Black scabbardfish

Argentina silus

ARU

Greater silver smelt

Beryx spp.

ALF

Alfonsinos

Boreogadus saida

POC

Polar cod

Brosme brosme

USK

Tusk

Centrophorus squamosus

GUQ

Leafscale gulper shark

Centroscymnus coelolepis

CYO

Portuguese dogfish

Cetorhinus maximus

BSK

Basking shark

Chaenocephalus aceratus

SSI

Blackfin icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari

ANI

Antarctic 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

Dissostichus eleginoides

TOP

Antarctic toothfish

Engraulis encrasicolus

ANE

Anchovy

Etmopterus princeps

ETR

Great lantern shark

Etmopterus pusillus

ETP

Smooth lantern shark

Etmopterus spinax

ETX

Velvet belly

Euphausia superba

KRI

Krill

Gadus morhua

COD

Cod

Galeorhinus galeus

GAG

Tope shark

Germo alalunga

ALB

Albacore tunna

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

Short fin squid

Lamna nasus

POR

Porbeagle

Lampanyctus achirus

LAC

Lantern fish

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

NOS

Grey rockcod

Lepidorhombus spp.

LEZ

Megrims

Limanda ferruginea

YEL

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda limanda

DAB

Dab

Lophiidae

ANF

Anglerfish

Macrourus berglax

RHG

Roughead grenadier

Macrourus spp.

GRV

Grenadier

Makaira nigricans

BUM

Blue marlin

Mallotus villosus

CAP

Capelin

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 macrophthalmus

SLI

Spanish ling

Molva molva

LIN

Ling

Nephrops norvegicus

NEP

Norway lobster

Notothenia rossii

NOR

Marbled rockcod

Pagellus bogaraveo

SBR

Red Seabream

Pandalus borealis

PRA

Northern prawn

Paralomis spp.

PAI

Crab

Penaeus spp.

PEN

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

Phycis spp.

FOX

Forkbeards

Platichthys flesus

FLE

Flounder

Pleuronectes platessa

PLE

Plaice

Pleuronectiformes

FLX

Flatfish

Pollachius pollachius

POL

Pollack

Pollachius virens

POK

Saithe

Psetta maxima

TUR

Turbot

Pseudochaenichthus georgianus

SGI

South Georgian icefish

Radjiformes — Rajidae

SRX-RAJ

Skates and rays

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

GHL

Greenland halibut

Salmo salar

SAL

Atlantic salmon

Scomber scombrus

MAC

Mackerel

Scophthalmus rhombus

BLL

Brill

Sebastes spp.

RED

Redfish

Solea solea

SOL

Common sole

Solea spp.

SOX

Sole

Sprattus sprattus

SPR

Sprat

Squalus acanthias

DGS

Spurdog/dogfish

Tetrapturus alba

WHM

White marlin

Thunnus alalunga

ALB

Albacore

Thunnus albacares

YFT

Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus maccoyii

SBF

Southern Bluefin Tuna

Thunnus obesus

BET

Bigeye tuna

Thunnus thynnus

BFT

Bluefin tuna

Trachurus spp.

JAX

Horse mackerel

Trisopterus esmarki

NOP

Norway pout

Urophycis tenuis

HKW

White hake

Xiphias gladius

SWO

Swordfish

The following table of correspondences of common names and Latin names is given exclusively for explanatory purposes:

Albacore

ALB

Thunnus alalunga

Albacore tunna

ALB

Germo alalunga

Alfonsinos

ALF

Beryx spp.

American plaice

PLA

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Anchovy

ANE

Engraulis encrasicolus

Anglerfish

ANF

Lophiidae

Antarctic icefish

ANI

Champsocephalus gunnari

Antarctic toothfish

TOP

Dissostichus eleginoides

Atlantic catfish

CAA

Anarhichas lupus

Atlantic halibut

HAL

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Atlantic salmon

SAL

Salmo salar

Basking shark

BSK

Cetorhinus maximus

Bigeye tuna

BET

Thunnus obesus

Birdbeak dogfish

DCA

Deania calcea

Black scabbardfish

BSF

Aphanopus carbo

Blackfin icefish

SSI

Chaenocephalus aceratus

Blue ling

BLI

Molva dypterygia

Blue marlin

BUM

Makaira nigricans

Blue whiting

WHB

Micromesistius poutassou

Bluefin tuna

BFT

Thunnus thynnus

Brill

BLL

Scophthalmus rhombus

Capelin

CAP

Mallotus villosus

Catfishes

CAT

Anarhichas spp.

Cod

COD

Gadus morhua

Common sole

SOL

Solea solea

Crab

PAI

Paralomis spp.

Dab

DAB

Limanda limanda

Flatfish

FLX

Pleuronectiformes

Flounder

FLE

Platichthys flesus

Forkbeards

FOX

Phycis spp.

Great lantern shark

ETR

Etmopterus princeps

Greater silver smelt

ARU

Argentina silus

Greenland halibut

GHL

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Grenadier

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

Kitefin shark

SCK

Dalatias licha

Krill

KRI

Euphausia superba

Lantern fish

LAC

Lampanyctus achirus

Leafscale gulper shark

GUQ

Centrophorus squamosus

Lemon sole

LEM

Microstomus kitt

Ling

LIN

Molva molva

Mackerel

MAC

Scomber scombrus

Marbled rockcod

NOR

Notothenia rossii

Megrims

LEZ

Lepidorhombus spp.

Northern prawn

PRA

Pandalus borealis

Norway lobster

NEP

Nephrops norvegicus

Norway pout

NOP

Trisopterus esmarki

Orange roughy

ORY

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Penaeus shrimps

PEN

Penaeus spp.

Plaice

PLE

Pleuronectes platessa

Polar cod

POC

Boreogadus saida

Pollack

POL

Pollachius pollachius

Porbeagle

POR

Lamna nasus

Portuguese dogfish

CYO

Centroscymnus coelolepis

Red Seabream

SBR

Pagellus bogaraveo

Redfish

RED

Sebastes spp.

Roughead grenadier

RHG

Macrourus berglax

Roundnose grenadier

RNG

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Saithe

POK

Pollachius virens

Sandeels

SAN

Ammodytes spp.

Short fin squid

SQI

Illex illecebrosus

Skates and rays

SRX-RAJ

Radjiformes — Rajidae

Smooth lantern shark

ETP

Etmopterus pusillus

Snow crab

PCR

Chionoecetes spp.

Sole

SOX

Solea spp.

Southern Bluefin Tuna

SBF

Thunnus maccoyii

South Georgian icefish

SGI

Pseudochaenichthus georgianus

Spanish ling

SLI

Molva macrophthalmus

Sprat

SPR

Sprattus sprattus

Spurdog/dogfish

DGS

Squalus acanthias

Squid

SQS

Martialia hyadesi

Swordfish

SWO

Xiphias gladius

Tope shark

GAG

Galeorhinus galeus

Turbot

TUR

Psetta maxima

Tusk

USK

Brosme brosme

Unicorn icefish

LIC

Channichthys rhinoceratus

Velvet belly

ETX

Etmopterus spinax

White hake

HKW

Urophycis tenuis

White marlin

WHM

Tetrapturus alba

Whiting

WHG

Merlangius merlangus

Witch flounder

WIT

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Yellowfin tuna

YFT

Thunnus albacares

Yellowtail flounder

YEL

Limanda ferruginea

ANNEX IA

SKAGERRAK, KATTEGAT, ICES zones I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV, EC waters of CECAF, French Guyana waters

Species

:

Sandeel

Ammodytidae

Zone

:

EC waters of IIIa; EC waters of IIa and IV (1)

(SAN/2A3A4.)

Denmark

167 436

 

United Kingdom

3 660

 

Germany

256

 

Sweden

6 148

 

EC

177 500

 

Norway

20 000 (2)

 

Faroe

2 500 (2)

 

TAC

200 000

Analytical TAC.Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

EC and international waters of I and II

(ARU/1/2.)

Germany

31

 

France

10

 

The Netherlands

25

 

United Kingdom

50

 

EC

116

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

EC waters of III and IV

(ARU/3/4.)

Denmark

1 180

 

Germany

12

 

France

8

 

Ireland

8

 

The Netherlands

55

 

Sweden

46

 

United Kingdom

21

 

EC

1 331

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

EC and international waters of V, VI and VII

(ARU/567.)

Germany

405

 

France

9

 

Ireland

375

 

The Netherlands

4 226

 

United Kingdom

297

 

EC

5 311

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EC and international waters of I, II and XIV

(USK/1214EI.)

Germany

7 (3)

 

France

7 (3)

 

United Kingdom

7 (3)

 

Others

3 (3)

 

EC

24 (3)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EC waters of III

(USK/03-C.)

Denmark

14

 

Sweden

7

 

Germany

7

 

EC

28

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EC waters of IV

(USK/04-C.)

Denmark

62

 

Germany

19

 

France

44

 

Sweden

6

 

United Kingdom

94

 

Others

6 (4)

 

EC

231

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EC and international waters of V, VI and VII

(USK/567EI.)

Germany

6

 

Spain

21

 

France

254

 

Ireland

25

 

United Kingdom

123

 

Others

6 (5)

 

EC

435

 

Norway (6)

3 350 (7)  (8)

 

TAC

3 785

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(USK/4AB-N.)

Belgium

0

 

Denmark

165

 

Germany

1

 

France

0

 

The Netherlands

0

 

United Kingdom

4

 

EC

170

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring (9)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IIIa

(HER/03A.)

Denmark

15 611

 

Germany

250

 

Sweden

16 329

 

EC

32 190

 

Faroe Islands

500 (10)

 

TAC

37 722

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring (11)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

EC and Norwegian waters of ICES zone IV north of 53o30'N

(HER/04A.), (HER/04B.)

Denmark

23 475

 

Germany

14 762

 

France

10 072

 

The Netherlands

22 519

 

Sweden

1 740

 

United Kingdom

25 275

 

EC

97 843

 

Norway

49 590 (12)

 

TAC

171 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters south

of 62oN (HER/*04N-)

EC

50 000


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(HER/04-N.)

Sweden

846 (13)

 

EC

846

 

TAC

not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring (14)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

By-catches in zone IIIa

(HER/03A-BC.)

Denmark

7 157

 

Germany

64

 

Sweden

1 152

 

EC

8 373

 

TAC

8 373

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring (15)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

By-catches in IV, VIId and in EC waters of IIa

(HER/2A47DX.)

Belgium

79

 

Denmark

15 303

 

Germany

79

 

France

79

 

The Netherlands

79

 

Sweden

75

 

United Kingdom

291

 

EC

15 985

 

TAC

15 985

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring (16)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIId; IVc (17)

(HER/4CXB7D.)

Belgium

7 100 (18)

 

Denmark

335 (18)

 

Germany

210 (18)

 

France

5 462 (18)

 

The Netherlands

8 550 (18)

 

United Kingdom

1 910 (18)

 

EC

23 567

 

TAC

171 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

EC and international waters of Vb and VIb and VIaN (19)

(HER/5B6ANB)

Germany

2 359

 

France

446

 

Ireland

3 187

 

The Netherlands

2 359

 

United Kingdom

12 749

 

EC

21 100

 

Faroe Islands

660 (20)

 

TAC

21 760

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIbc; VIaS (21)

(HER/6AS7BC)

Ireland

8 467

 

The Netherlands

847

 

EC

9 314

 

TAC

9 314

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VI Clyde (22)

(HER/06ACL.)

United Kingdom

800

 

EC

800

 

TAC

800

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIa (23)

(HER/07A/MM.)

Ireland

1 250

 

United Kingdom

3 550

 

EC

4 800

 

TAC

4 800

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIe and VIIf

(HER/7EF.)

France

500

 

United Kingdom

500

 

EC

1 000

 

TAC

1 000

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIg (24) , VIIh (24) , VIIj (24) and VIIk (24)

(HER/7G-K.)

Germany

66

 

France

365

 

Ireland

5 115

 

The Netherlands

365

 

United Kingdom

7

 

EC

5 918

 

TAC

5 918

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone

:

VIII

(ANE/08.)

Spain

0

 

France

0

 

EC

0

 

TAC

0

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone

:

IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(ANE/9/3411)

Spain

3 826

 

Portugal

4 174

 

EC

8 000

 

TAC

8 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Skagerrak (25)

(COD/03AN.)

Belgium

10

 

Denmark

3 291

 

Germany

83

 

The Netherlands

21

 

Sweden

576

 

EC

3 981

 

TAC

4 114

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Kattegat (26)

(COD/03AS.)

Denmark

312

 

Germany

6

 

Sweden

187

 

EC

505

 

TAC

505

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

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

(COD/2A3AX4)

Belgium

851

 

Denmark

4 889

 

Germany

3 100

 

France

1 051

 

The Netherlands

2 762

 

Sweden

33

 

United Kingdom

11 216

 

EC

23 902

 

Norway

4 896 (27)

 

TAC

28 798

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(COD/*04N-)

EC

20 775


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62o N

(COD/04-N.)

Sweden

382 (28)

 

EC

382

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

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

(COD/561214)

Belgium

0

 

Germany

4

 

France

48

 

Ireland

68

 

United Kingdom

182

 

EC

302

 

TAC

302

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

VIa; EC waters of Vb

(COD/*5BC6A)

Belgium

0

Germany

4

France

38

Ireland

54

United Kingdom

144

EC

240


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIIa

(COD/07A.)

Belgium

12

 

France

33

 

Ireland

592

 

The Netherlands

3

 

United Kingdom

259

 

EC

899

 

TAC

899

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIIb-c, VIIe-k, VIII, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(COD/7XAD34)

Belgium

167

 

France

2 735

 

Ireland

825

 

The Netherlands

1

 

United Kingdom

295

 

EC

4 023

 

TAC

4 023

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIId

(COD/07D.)

Belgium

72

 

France

1 409

 

The Netherlands

42

 

United Kingdom

155

 

EC

1 678

 

TAC

1 678

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

Zone

:

EC and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

(POR/1-14CI)

Denmark

23 (29)

 

France

248 (29)

 

Germany

5 (29)

 

Ireland

6 (29)

 

Portugal

20 (29)

 

Spain

131 (29)

 

Sweden

1 (29)

 

United Kingdom

2 (29)

 

EC

436 (29)

 

TAC

436 (29)

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(LEZ/2AC4-C)

Belgium

5

 

Denmark

4

 

Germany

4

 

France

26

 

The Netherlands

21

 

United Kingdom

1 537

 

EC

1 597

 

TAC

1 597

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

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

(LEZ/561214)

Spain

318

 

France

1 240

 

Ireland

363

 

United Kingdom

878

 

EC

2 799

 

TAC

2 799

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VII

(LEZ/07.)

Belgium

494

 

Spain

5 490

 

France

6 663

 

Ireland

3 029

 

United Kingdom

2 624

 

EC

18 300

 

TAC

18 300

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(LEZ/8ABDE.)

Spain

1 176

 

France

949

 

EC

2 125

 

TAC

2 125

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(LEZ/8C3411)

Spain

1 320

 

France

66

 

Portugal

44

 

EC

1 430

 

TAC

1 430

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Dab and flounder

Limanda limanda and Platichthys flesus

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(D/F/2AC4-C)

Belgium

513

 

Denmark

1 927

 

Germany

2 890

 

France

200

 

The Netherlands

11 654

 

Sweden

6

 

United Kingdom

1 620

 

EC

18 810

 

TAC

18 810

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(ANF/2AC4-C)

Belgium

401

 

Denmark

884

 

Germany

432

 

France

82

 

The Netherlands

303

 

Sweden

10

 

United Kingdom

9 233

 

EC

11 345

 

TAC

11 345

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(ANF/4AB-N.)

Belgium

47

 

Denmark

1 189

 

Germany

19

 

The Netherlands

17

 

United Kingdom

278

 

EC

1 550

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

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

(ANF/561214)

Belgium

200

 

Germany

228

 

Spain

214

 

France

2 462

 

Ireland

557

 

The Netherlands

193

 

United Kingdom

1 713

 

EC

5 567

 

TAC

5 567

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VII

(ANF/07.)

Belgium

2 595 (30)

 

Germany

289 (30)

 

Spain

1 031 (30)

 

France

16 651 (30)

 

Ireland

2 128 (30)

 

The Netherlands

336 (30)

 

United Kingdom

5 050 (30)

 

EC

28 080 (30)

 

TAC

28 080 (30)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(ANF/8ABDE.)

Spain

1 206

 

France

6 714

 

EC

7 920

 

TAC

7 920

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(ANF/8C3411)

Spain

1 467

 

France

1

 

Portugal

292

 

EC

1 760

 

TAC

1 760

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

IIIa, EC waters of IIIb, IIIc and IIId

(HAD/3A/BCD)

Belgium

11

 

Denmark

1 866

 

Germany

118

 

The Netherlands

2

 

Sweden

220

 

EC

2 217 (31)

 

TAC

2 590

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

IV; EC waters of IIa

(HAD/2AC4.)

Belgium

243

 

Denmark

1 668

 

Germany

1 061

 

France

1 850

 

The Netherlands

182

 

Sweden

168

 

United Kingdom

27 507

 

EC

32 679 (32)

 

Norway

8 685

 

TAC

42 110

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(HAD/*04N-)

EC

24 863


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62o N

(HAD/04-N.)

Sweden

707 (33)

 

EC

707

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

EC and international waters of ICES zones VIb, XII and XIV

(HAD/6B1214)

Belgium

13

 

Germany

16

 

France

649

 

Ireland

463

 

United Kingdom

4 738

 

EC

5 879

 

TAC

5 879

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

EC waters of Vb and VIa

(HAD/5BC6A.)

Belgium

4

 

Germany

5

 

France

194

 

Ireland

576

 

United Kingdom

2 737

 

EC

3 516

 

TAC

3 516

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

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

(HAD/7X7A34)

Belgium

129

 

France

7 719

 

Ireland

2 573

 

United Kingdom

1 158

 

EC

11 579

 

TAC

11 579

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

VIIa

(HAD/07A.)

Belgium

23

 

France

103

 

Ireland

617

 

United Kingdom

681

 

EC

1 424

 

TAC

1 424

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IIIa

(WHG/03A.)

Denmark

232

 

The Netherlands

1

 

Sweden

25

 

EC

258 (34)

 

TAC

1 050

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IV; EC waters of IIa

(WHG/2AC4.)

Belgium

270

 

Denmark

1 166

 

Germany

303

 

France

1 752

 

The Netherlands

674

 

Sweden

2

 

United Kingdom

8 426

 

EC

12 593 (35)

 

Norway

1 517 (36)

 

TAC

15 173

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(WHG/*04N-)

EC

9 252


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

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

(WHG/561214)

Germany

4

 

France

70

 

Ireland

171

 

United Kingdom

329

 

EC

574

 

TAC

574

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VIIa

(WHG/07A.)

Belgium

1

 

France

7

 

Ireland

120

 

The Netherlands

0

 

United Kingdom

81

 

EC

209

 

TAC

209

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

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

(WHG/7X7A.)

Belgium

163

 

France

9 999

 

Ireland

4 918

 

The Netherlands

81

 

United Kingdom

1 788

 

EC

16 949

 

TAC

16 949

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VIII

(WHG/08.)

Spain

1 440

 

France

2 160

 

EC

3 600

 

TAC

3 600

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(WHG/9/3411)

Portugal

653

 

EC

653

 

TAC

653

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Whiting and Pollack

Merlangius merlangus and Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62o N

(W/P/04-N.)

Sweden

190 (37)

 

EC

190

 

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

IIIa; EC waters of IIIb, IIIc and IIId

(HKE/3A/BCD)

Denmark

1 430

 

Sweden

122

 

EC

1 552

 

TAC

1 552 (38)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(HKE/2AC4-C)

Belgium

26

 

Denmark

1 045

 

Germany

120

 

France

231

 

The Netherlands

60

 

United Kingdom

326

 

EC

1 808

 

TAC

1 808 (39)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

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

(HKE/571214)

Belgium

265 (40)

 

Spain

8 513

 

France

13 147 (40)

 

Ireland

1 593

 

The Netherlands

171 (40)

 

United Kingdom

5 190 (40)

 

EC

28 879

 

TAC

28 879 (41)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(HKE/*8ABDE)

Belgium

34

Spain

1 374

France

1 374

Ireland

172

The Netherlands

17

United Kingdom

772

EC

3 742


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(HKE/8ABDE.)

Belgium

9 (42)

 

Spain

5 926

 

France

13 309

 

The Netherlands

17 (42)

 

EC

19 261

 

TAC

19 261 (43)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

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

(HKE/*57-14)

Belgium

2

Spain

1 717

France

3 090

The Netherlands

5

EC

4 814


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(HKE/8C3411)

Spain

5 186

 

France

498

 

Portugal

2 420

 

EC

8 104

 

TAC

8 104

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of II and IV

(WHB/4AB-N.)

Denmark

3 800

 

United Kingdom

200

 

EC

4 000

 

TAC

590 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Blue whiting Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

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

(WHB/1X14)

Denmark

11 307 (44)  (45)

 

Germany

4 396 (44)  (45)

 

Spain

9 586 (44)  (45)

 

France

7 869 (44)  (45)

 

Ireland

8 756 (44)  (45)

 

The Netherlands

13 787 (44)  (45)

 

Portugal

890 (44)  (45)

 

Sweden

2 797 (44)  (45)

 

United Kingdom

14 670 (44)  (45)

 

EC

74 058 (44)  (45)

 

Norway

63 200 (46)  (47)

 

Faroe Islands

10 500 (48)  (49)

 

TAC

590 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(WHB/8C3411)

Spain

12 124

 

Portugal

3 031

 

EC

15 155 (50)  (51)

 

TAC

590 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

EC waters of II, IVa, V, VI north of 56o30N and VII west of 12oW

(WHB/24A567)

Norway

96 914 (52)  (53)

 

Faroe Islands

20 000 (54)  (55)

 

TAC

590 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Lemon sole and witch

Microstomus kitt and Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(L/W/2AC4-C)

Belgium

368

 

Denmark

1 013

 

Germany

130

 

France

277

 

The Netherlands

843

 

Sweden

11

 

United Kingdom

4 151

 

EC

6 793

 

TAC

6 793

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of VI, VII

(BLI/67-)

Germany

21

 

Estonia

3

 

Spain

67

 

France

1 518

 

Ireland

6

 

Lithuania

1

 

Poland

1

 

United Kingdom

386

 

Others

6 (56)

 

EC

2 009

 

Norway

150 (57)

 

Faroe Islands

150 (58)

 

TAC

2 309

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EC and international waters of I and II

(LIN/1/2.)

Denmark

10

 

Germany

10

 

France

10

 

United Kingdom

10

 

Others (59)

5

 

EC

45

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

IIIa; EC waters of IIIb, IIIc and IIId

(LIN/03.)

Belgium

7 (60)

 

Denmark

57

 

Germany

7 (60)

 

Sweden

22

 

United Kingdom

7 (60)

 

EC

100

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EC waters of IV

(LIN/04.)

Belgium

18

 

Denmark

286

 

Germany

177

 

France

159

 

The Netherlands

6

 

Sweden

12

 

United Kingdom

2 196

 

EC

2 856

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EC and international waters of V

(LIN/05.)

Belgium

9

 

Denmark

6

 

Germany

6

 

France

6

 

United Kingdom

6

 

EC

34

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

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

(LIN/6X14.)

Belgium

40

 

Denmark

7

 

Germany

147

 

Spain

2 969

 

France

3 166

 

Ireland

793

 

Portugal

7

 

United Kingdom

3 645

 

EC

10 776

 

Norway

5 638 (61)  (62)

 

Faroe Islands

250 (63)  (64)

 

TAC

16 664

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(LIN/4AB-N.)

Belgium

6

 

Denmark

747

 

Germany

21

 

France

8

 

The Netherlands

1

 

United Kingdom

67

 

EC

850

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

IIIa ; EC waters of IIIb, IIIc and IIId

(NEP/3A/BCD)

Denmark

3 800

 

Germany

11 (65)

 

Sweden

1 359

 

EC

5 170

 

TAC

5 170

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(NEP/2AC4-C)

Belgium

1 299

 

Denmark

1 299

 

Germany

19

 

France

38

 

The Netherlands

669

 

United Kingdom

21 513

 

EC

24 837

 

TAC

24 837

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(NEP/4AB-N.)

Denmark

1 145

 

Germany

1

 

UK

64

 

EC

1 210

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VI; EC waters of Vb

(NEP/5BC6.)

Spain

38

 

France

153

 

Ireland

255

 

United Kingdom

18 445

 

EC

18 891

 

TAC

18 891

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VII

(NEP/07.)

Spain

1 479

 

France

5 994

 

Ireland

9 091

 

United Kingdom

8 086

 

EC

24 650

 

TAC

24 650

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(NEP/8ABDE.)

Spain

246

 

France

3 858

 

EC

4 104

 

TAC

4 104

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VIIIc

(NEP/08C.)

Spain

108

 

France

4

 

EC

112

 

TAC

112

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(NEP/9/3411)

Spain

94

 

Portugal

280

 

EC

374

 

TAC

374

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

IIIa

(PRA/03A.)

Denmark

4 033

 

Sweden

2 172

 

EC

6 205

 

TAC

11 620

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(PRA/2AC4-C)

Denmark

3 700

 

The Netherlands

35

 

Sweden

149

 

United Kingdom

1 096

 

EC

4 980

 

TAC

4 980

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62o N

(PRA/04-N.)

Denmark

500

 

Sweden

164 (66)

 

EC

664

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

Penaeus spp

Zone

:

French Guyana waters (67)

(PEN/FGU.)

France

4 108 (68)

 

EC

4 108 (68)

 

TAC

4 108 (68)

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

Skagerrak (69)

(PLE/03AN.)

Belgium

56

 

Denmark

7 280

 

Germany

37

 

The Netherlands

1 400

 

Sweden

390

 

EC

9 163

 

TAC

9 350

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

Kattegat (70)

(PLE/03AS.)

Denmark

2 081

 

Germany

23

 

Sweden

234

 

EC

2 338

 

TAC

2 338

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

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

(PLE/2A3AX4)

Belgium

3 238

 

Denmark

10 523

 

Germany

3 035

 

France

607

 

The Netherlands

20 237

 

United Kingdom

14 975

 

EC

52 615

 

Norway

2 885

 

TAC

55 500

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(PLE/*04N-)

EC

21 590


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

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

(PLE/561214)

France

22

 

Ireland

287

 

United Kingdom

477

 

EC

786

 

TAC

786

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIa

(PLE/07A.)

Belgium

37

 

France

16

 

Ireland

934

 

The Netherlands

11

 

United Kingdom

432

 

EC

1 430

 

TAC

1 430

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIb and VIIc

(PLE/7BC.)

France

19

 

Ireland

75

 

EC

94

 

TAC

94

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIId and VIIe

(PLE/7DE.)

Belgium

760

 

France

2 534

 

United Kingdom

1 352

 

EC

4 646

 

TAC

4 646

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIf and VIIg

(PLE/7FG.)

Belgium

59

 

France

107

 

Ireland

200

 

United Kingdom

56

 

EC

422

 

TAC

422

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIh, VIIj and VIIk

(PLE/7HJK.)

Belgium

8

 

France

16

 

Ireland

184

 

The Netherlands

32

 

United Kingdom

16

 

EC

256

 

TAC

256

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIII, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(PLE/8/3411)

Spain

75

 

France

298

 

Portugal

75

 

EC

448

 

TAC

448

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

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

(POL/561214)

Spain

6

 

France

216

 

Ireland

63

 

United Kingdom

165

 

EC

450

 

TAC

450

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VII

(POL/07.)

Belgium

476

 

Spain

29

 

France

10 959

 

Ireland

1 168

 

United Kingdom

2 668

 

EC

15 300

 

TAC

15 300

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(POL/8ABDE.)

Spain

286

 

France

1 394

 

EC

1 680

 

TAC

1 680

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VIIIc

(POL/08C.)

Spain

236

 

France

26

 

EC

262

 

TAC

262

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(POL/9/3411)

Spain

278

 

Portugal

10

 

EC

288

 

TAC

288

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

IIIa and IV; EC waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and IIId

(POK/2A34.)

Belgium

44

 

Denmark

5 222

 

Germany

13 187

 

France

31 035

 

The Netherlands

132

 

Sweden

718

 

United Kingdom

10 110

 

EC

60 448

 

Norway

65 486 (71)

 

TAC

125 934

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

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

(POK/561214)

Germany

821

 

France

8 158

 

Ireland

470

 

United Kingdom

3 617

 

EC

13 066

 

TAC

13 066

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62oN

(POK/04-N.)

Sweden

880 (72)

 

EC

880

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

VII, VIII, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(POK/7/3411)

Belgium

8

 

France

1 723

 

Ireland

1 578

 

United Kingdom

481

 

EC

3 790

 

TAC

3 790

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Turbot and brill

Psetta maxima and Scopthalmus rhombus

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(T/B/2AC4-C)

Belgium

386

 

Denmark

825

 

Germany

211

 

France

99

 

The Netherlands

2 923

 

Sweden

6

 

United Kingdom

813

 

EC

5 263

 

TAC

5 263

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajidae

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(SRX/2AC4-C)

Belgium

277 (73)  (74)  (75)

 

Denmark

11 (73)  (74)  (75)

 

Germany

14 (73)  (74)  (75)

 

France

43 (73)  (74)  (75)

 

The Netherlands

236 (73)  (74)  (75)

 

United Kingdom

1 062 (73)  (74)  (75)

 

EC

1 643 (73)  (75)

 

TAC

1 643 (75)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajidae

Zone

:

EC waters of VIa-b and VIIa-c, e-k

(SRX/67AKXD)

Belgium

1 422 (76)  (77)

 

Estonia

8 (76)  (77)

 

France

6 383 (76)  (77)

 

Germany

19 (76)  (77)

 

Ireland

2 055 (76)  (77)

 

Lithuania

33

 

Netherlands

6 (76)  (77)

 

Portugal

35 (76)  (77)

 

Spain

1 718 (76)  (77)

 

United Kingdom

4 070 (76)  (77)

 

EC

15 748 (76)  (77)

 

TAC

15 748 (77)

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajidae

Zone

:

EC waters of VIId

(SRX/07D)

Belgium

94 (78)  (79)

 

France

789 (78)  (79)

 

The Netherlands

5 (78)  (79)

 

United Kingdom

157 (78)  (79)

 

EC

1 044 (78)  (79)

 

TAC

1 044 (79)

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajidae

Zone

:

EC waters of VIII and IX

(SRX/8910-C)

Belgium

13 (80)  (81)

 

France

2 435 (80)  (81)

 

Portugal

1 974 (80)  (81)

 

Spain

1 986 (80)  (81)

 

United Kingdom

14 (80)  (81)

 

EC

6 423 (80)  (81)

 

TAC

6 423 (81)

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajidae

Zone

:

EC waters of IIIa

(SRX/03-C.)

Denmark

53 (82)  (83)

 

Sweden

15 (82)  (83)

 

EC

68 (82)  (83)

 

TAC

68 (83)

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Greenland Halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV; EC and international waters of VI

(GHL/2A-C46)

Denmark

4

 

Germany

7

 

Estonia

4

 

Spain

4

 

France

69

 

Ireland

4

 

Lithuania

4

 

Poland

4

 

United Kingdom

270

 

EC

720 (84)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

IIIa and IV; EC waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and IIId

(MAC/2A34.)

Belgium

498

 

Denmark

13 132

 

Germany

519

 

France

1 569

 

The Netherlands

1 579

 

Sweden

4 690 (85)  (86)

 

United Kingdom

1 463

 

EC

23 450 (85)

 

Norway

12 300 (87)

 

TAC

511 287 (88)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

IIIa

(MAC/*03A.)

IIIa and IVbc

(MAC/*3A4BC)

IVb

(MAC/*04B.)

IVc

(MAC/*04C.)

VI; international waters of IIa from 1 January to 31 March 2009

(MAC/*2A6.)

Denmark

 

4 130

 

 

4 020

France

 

490

 

 

 

The Netherlands

 

490

 

 

 

Sweden

 

 

390

10

 

United Kingdom

 

490

 

 

 

Norway

3 000

 

 

 

 


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

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

(MAC/2CX14-)

Germany

19 821

 

Spain

20

 

Estonia

165

 

France

13 216

 

Ireland

66 070

 

Latvia

122

 

Lithuania

122

 

The Netherlands

28 905

 

Poland

1 396

 

United Kingdom

181 694

 

EC

311 531

 

Norway

12 300 (89)

 

Faroe Islands

4 798 (90)

 

TAC

511 287 (91)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the zones specified and only during the periods 1 January to 15 February and 1 October to 31 December.

 

EC waters of IVa

(MAC/*04A-C)

Germany

5 981

France

3 988

Ireland

19 938

The Netherlands

8 723

United Kingdom

54 829

EC EC

93 459


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(MAC/8C3411)

Spain

29 529 (92)

 

France

196 (92)

 

Portugal

6 104 (92)

 

EC

35 829

 

TAC

35 829

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

VIIIb

(MAC/*08B.)

Spain

2 480

France

16

Portugal

513


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

IIIa, EC waters of IIIb, IIIc and IIId

(SOL/3A/BCD)

Denmark

671

 

Germany

39 (93)

 

The Netherlands

65 (93)

 

Sweden

25

 

EC

800

 

TAC

800 (94)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

EC waters of II and IV

(SOL/24.)

Belgium

1 159

 

Denmark

530

 

Germany

927

 

France

232

 

The Netherlands

10 466

 

United Kingdom

596

 

EC

13 910

 

Norway

90 (95)

 

TAC

14 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

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

(SOL/561214)

Ireland

54

 

United Kingdom

14

 

EC

68

 

TAC

68

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIa

(SOL/07A.)

Belgium

237

 

France

3

 

Ireland

80

 

The Netherlands

75

 

United Kingdom

107

 

EC

502

 

TAC

502

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIb and VIIc

(SOL/7BC.)

France

10

 

Ireland

40

 

EC

50

 

TAC

50

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIId

(SOL/07D.)

Belgium

1 420

 

France

2 840

 

United Kingdom

1 014

 

EC

5 274

 

TAC

5 274

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIe

(SOL/07E.)

Belgium

23

 

France

245

 

United Kingdom

382

 

EC

650

 

TAC

650

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIf and VIIg

(SOL/7FG.)

Belgium

621

 

France

62

 

Ireland

31

 

United Kingdom

279

 

EC

993

 

TAC

993

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIh, VIIj, and VIIk

(SOL/7HJK.)

Belgium

46

 

France

92

 

Ireland

249

 

The Netherlands

74

 

United Kingdom

92

 

EC

553

 

TAC

553

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIIa and b

(SOL/8AB.)

Belgium

54

 

Spain

10

 

France

4 024

 

The Netherlands

302

 

EC

4 390

 

TAC

4 390

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Sole

Solea spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc, VIIId, VIIIe, IX, X; EC waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(SOX/8CDE34)

Spain

458

 

Portugal

758

 

EC

1 216

 

TAC

1 216

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

IIIa

(SPR/03A.)

Denmark

34 843

 

Germany

73

 

Sweden

13 184

 

EC

48 100

 

TAC

52 000

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(SPR/2AC4-C)

Belgium

1 729

 

Denmark

136 826

 

Germany

1 729

 

France

1 729

 

The Netherlands

1 729

 

Sweden

1 330 (96)

 

United Kingdom

5 705

 

EC

150 777

 

Norway

10 000 (97)

 

Faroe Islands

9 160 (98)  (99)

 

TAC

170 000 (100)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

VIId and VIIe

(SPR/7DE.)

Belgium

31

 

Denmark

1 997

 

Germany

31

 

France

430

 

The Netherlands

430

 

United Kingdom

3 226

 

EC

6 144

 

TAC

6 144

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Spurdog/dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Zone

:

EC waters of IIIa

(DGS/03A-C.)

Denmark

31 (101)

 

Sweden

73 (101)

 

EC

104 (101)

 

TAC

104 (101)

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Spurdog/dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(DGS/2AC4-C)

Belgium

4 (102)

 

Denmark

26 (102)

 

Germany

5 (102)

 

France

8 (102)

 

The Netherlands

7 (102)

 

Sweden

0 (102)

 

United Kingdom

216 (102)

 

EC

266 (102)

 

Norway

50 (103)

 

TAC

316

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Spurdog/dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Zone

:

EC and international waters of I, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIV

(DGS/15X14)

Belgium

73 (104)

 

Germany

16 (104)

 

Spain

38 (104)

 

France

309 (104)

 

Ireland

195 (104)

 

The Netherlands

1 (104)

 

Portugal

2 (104)

 

United Kingdom

368 (104)

 

EC

1 002 (104)

 

TAC

1 002

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa and IV

(JAX/2AC4-C)

Belgium

54

 

Denmark

23 509

 

Germany

1 772

 

France

37

 

Ireland

1 364

 

The Netherlands

3 814

 

Sweden

750

 

United Kingdom

3 470

 

EC

34 770

 

Norway

3 600 (105)

 

Faroe Islands

939 (106)

 

TAC

39 309

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

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

JAX/578/14

Denmark

15 056

 

Germany

12 035

 

Spain

16 435

 

France

7 952

 

Ireland

39 179

 

The Netherlands

57 415

 

Portugal

1 591

 

United Kingdom

16 276

 

EC

165 939

 

Faroe Islands

4 061 (107)

 

TAC

170 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc and IX

(JAX/8C9.)

Spain

31 069 (108)

 

France

393 (108)

 

Portugal

26 288 (108)

 

EC

57 750

 

TAC

57 750

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

X; EC waters of CECAF (109)

(JAX/X34PRT)

Portugal

3 200 (110)

 

EC

3 200

 

TAC

3 200

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EC waters of CECAF (111)

(JAX/341PRT)

Portugal

1 280 (112)

 

EC

1 280

 

TAC

1 280

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EC waters of CECAF (113)

(JAX/341SPN)

Spain

1 280

 

EC

1 280

 

TAC

1 280

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

Zone

:

IIIa; EC waters of IIa and IV

(NOP/2A3A4.)

Denmark

26 226

 

Germany

5 (114)

 

The Netherlands

19 (114)

 

EC

26 250

 

Norway

1 000 (115)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(NOP/4AB-N.)

Denmark

950 (116)

 

United Kingdom

50 (116)

 

EC

1 000 (116)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Industrial fish

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(I/F/4AB-N.)

Sweden

800 (117)  (118)

 

EC

800

 

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Combined quota

Zone

:

EC waters of Vb, VI and VII

(R/G/5B67-C)

EC

Not relevant

 

Norway

140 (119)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(OTH/4AB-N.)

Belgium

27

 

Denmark

2 500

 

Germany

282

 

France

116

 

The Netherlands

200

 

Sweden

Not relevant (120)

 

United Kingdom

1 875

 

EC

5 000 (121)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

EC waters of IIa, IV and VIa north of 56o30'N

(OTH/2A46AN)

EC

Not relevant

 

Norway

2 720 (122)  (123)

Faroe Islands

150 (124)

TAC

Not relevant


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

(2)  To be taken in zone IV.

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

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

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

(6)  This quota should be fished in EC waters of IIa, IV, Vb, VI and VII.

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

(8)  Including ling. The quotas for Norway are ling 5 638 tonnes, and tusk 3 350 tonnes and are interchangeable of up to 2 000 tonnes and may only be fished with long-lines in zones Vb, VI and VII.

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

(10)  To be taken in Skagerrak.

(11)  Landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes equal to or larger than 32 mm. Member States must inform the Commission of their landings of herring distinguishing between ICES zones IVa and IVb.

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

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters south

of 62oN (HER/*04N-)

EC

50 000

(13)  By-catches of cod, haddock, pollack and whiting and saithe shall be counted against the quota for these species.

(14)  Landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes smaller than 32 mm.

(15)  Landings of herring taken in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes smaller than 32 mm.

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

(17)  Except Blackwater stock: reference is to the herring stock in the maritime region of the Thames estuary within a zone delimited by a line running due south from Landguard Point (51o56' N, 1o19.1' E) to latitude 51o33' N and hence due west to a point on the coast of the United Kingdom.

(18)  Up to 50 % of this quota may be taken in zone IVb. However, the use of this special condition must be notified in advance to the Commission (HER/*04B.).

(19)  Reference is to the herring stock in ICES zone VIa, north of 56o00' N and in that part of VIa which is situated east of 07o00' W and north of 55o00' N, excluding the Clyde.

(20)  This quota may only be taken in ICES zone VIa north of 56o30' N.

(21)  Reference is to the herring stock in ICES zone VIa south of 56o00' N and west of 07o00' W.

(22)  Clyde stock: reference is to the herring stock in the maritime area situated to the north-east of a line drawn between the Mull of Kintyre and Corsewall Point.

(23)  Zone VIIa is reduced by the area added to the ICES zones VIIg, VIIh, VIIj and VIIk bounded:

to the north by latitude 52o 30'N,

to the south by latitude 52o 00'N,

to the west by the coast of Ireland,

to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.

(24)  This zone is increased by the area bounded:

to the north by latitude 52o 30'N,

to the south by latitude 52o 00'N,

to the west by the coast of Ireland,

to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.

(25)  Area as defined in Article 4(b) of this Regulation.

(26)  Area as defined in Article 4(c) of this Regulation.

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

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(COD/*04N-)

EC

20 775

(28)  By-catches of haddock, pollack and whiting and saithe shall be counted against the quota for this species.

(29)  A maximum landing size of 210 cm (fork length) shall be respected.

(30)  Of which up to 5 % may be fished in ICES zones VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe (ANF/*8ABDE).

(31)  Excluding an estimate of 264 tonnes of industrial by-catches.

(32)  Excluding an estimate of 746 tonnes of industrial by-catches.

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(HAD/*04N-)

EC

24 863

(33)  By-catches of cod, pollack and whiting and saithe shall be counted against the quota for this species.

(34)  Excluding an estimate of 773 tonnes of industrial by-catch.

(35)  Excluding an estimate of 1 063 tonnes of industrial by-catches.

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

Special conditions

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(WHG/*04N-)

EC

9 252

(37)  By-catches of cod, haddock and saithe shall be counted against the quota for these species.

(38)  Within an overall TAC of 51 500 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

(39)  Within an overall TAC of 51 500 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

(40)  Transfers of this quota may be effected to EC waters of zones IIa and IV. However, such transfers must be notified in advance to the Commission.

(41)  Within an overall TAC of 51 500 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

Special conditions

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

 

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

(HKE/*8ABDE)

Belgium

34

Spain

1 374

France

1 374

Ireland

172

The Netherlands

17

United Kingdom

772

EC

3 742

(42)  Transfers of this quota may be effected to Zones IV and EC waters of zone IIa. However, such transfers must be notified in advance to the Commission.

(43)  Within an overall TAC of 51 500 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

Special conditions

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

 

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

(HKE/*57-14)

Belgium

2

Spain

1 717

France

3 090

The Netherlands

5

EC

4 814

(44)  Of which up to 68 % may be fished in Norwegian Economic Zone or in the fishery zone around Jan Mayen (WHB/*NZJM1).

(45)  Of which up to 27 % may be fished in Faroese waters (WHB/*05B-F).

(46)  May be fished in EC waters in zones II, IVa, VIa north of 56o30N, VIb and VII west of 12oW (WHB/*8CX34) No more than 40 000 tonnes may be fished in zone IVa.

(47)  Of which up to 500 tonnes may consist of argentine (Argentina spp.).

(48)  Catches of blue whiting may include unavoidable catches of argentine (Argentina spp.).

(49)  May be fished in EC waters in zones II, IVa, V, VIa north of 56o30' N, VIb and VII west of 12o W. The catch in zone IVa shall be no more than 2 625 tonnes.

(50)  Of which up to 68 % may be fished in Norwegian Exclusive Economic Zone or in the fishery zone around Jan Mayen (WHB/*NZJM2).

(51)  Of which up to 27 % may be fished in Faroese waters (WHB/*05B-F).

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

(53)  The catch in Zone IV shall be no more than 24 229 tonnes, i.e. 25 % of Norway's access level.

(54)  To be counted against the catch limits of the Faroe Islands established under the Coastal States arrangement.

(55)  May also be fished in zone VIb. The catch in zone IV shall be no more than 5 000 tonnes.

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

(57)  This quota can be fished in EC-waters of IIa, IV, Vb, VI and VII.

(58)  By-catches of roundnose grenadier and black scabbard fish to be counted against this quota. This quota can be fished in EC waters of VIa north of 56o30'N and VIb.

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

(60)  Quota may be fished in EC waters of ICES zones IIIa, IIIb, IIIc and IIId only.

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

(62)  Including tusk. The quotas for Norway are ling 5 638 tonnes and tusk 3 350 tonnes and are interchangeable of up to 2 000 tonnes and may only be fished with long-lines in zones Vb, VI and VII.

(63)  Including tusk. Only to be taken in zones VIb and VIa north of 56o 30' N.

(64)  Of which an incidental catch of other species of 20 % per ship, at any moment, is authorised in ICES zone VIa and VIb. However, this percentage may be exceeded in the first 24 hours following the beginning of the fishing on a specific ground. The total incidental catch of other species in zone VI shall not exceed 75 tonnes.

(65)  Quota may be fished in EC waters of ICES zones IIIa, IIIb, IIIc and IIId only.

(66)  By-catches of cod, haddock, pollack, whiting and saithe shall be counted against the quotas for this species.

(67)  Area as defined in Article 16(3) of this Regulation.

(68)  Fishing for shrimps Penaeus subtilis and Penaeus brasiliensis is prohibited in waters less than 30 m deep.

(69)  Area as defined in Article 4(b) of this Regulation.

(70)  Area as defined in Article 4(c) of this Regulation.

(71)  May only be taken in IV (EC waters) and IIIa. Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

(72)  By-catches of cod, haddock, pollack and whiting shall be counted against the quota for this species.

(73)  Catches of Cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/2AC4-C), Thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/2AC4-C), Blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/2AC4-C), Spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/2AC4-C) and Starry ray (Amblyraja radiata) (RJR/2AC4-C) shall be reported separately.

(74)  By-catch quota. These species shall not comprise more than 25 % by live weight of the catch retained on board. This condition applies only to vessels over 15 m length overall.

(75)  Does not apply to Common skate (Dipturus batis). Catches of this species may not be retained on board and shall be promptly released unharmed to the extent practicable. Fishers shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species.

(76)  Catches of Cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus)) (RJN/67AKXD), Thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/67AKXD), Blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/67AKXD), Spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/67AKXD), Smalleyed ray (Raja microocellata) (RJE/67AKXD), Sandy ray (Leucoraja circularis) (RJI/67AKXD) and Shagreen ray (Leucoraja fullonica) (RJF/67AKXD) shall be reported separately.

(77)  Does not apply to Undulate ray (Raja undulata), Common skate (Dipturus batis), Norwegian skate (Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis) and White skate (Rostroraja alba). Catches of these species may not be retained on board and shall be promptly released unharmed to the extent practicable. Fishers shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species.

(78)  Catches of Cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/07D.), Thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/07D.), Blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/07D.), Spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/07D.) and Starry ray (Amblyraja radiata) (RJR/07D.) shall be reported separately.

(79)  Does not apply to Common skate (Dipturus batis) and Undulate Ray (Raja undulate). Catches of this species may not be retained on board and shall be promptly released unharmed to the extent practicable. Fishers shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species.

(80)  Catches of Cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/8910-C), Thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/8910-C) shall be reported separately.

(81)  Does not apply to Undulate ray (Raja undulata), Common skate (Dipturus batis) and White skate (Rostroraja alba). Catches of these species may not be retained on board and shall be promptly released unharmed to the extent practicable. Fishers shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species.

(82)  Catches of Cuckoo ray (Leucoraja naevus) (RJN/03-C.), Thornback ray (Raja clavata) (RJC/03-C.), Blonde ray (Raja brachyura) (RJH/03-C.), Spotted ray (Raja montagui) (RJM/03-C.) and Starry ray (Amblyraja radiata) (RJR/03-C.) shall be reported separately.

(83)  Does not apply to Common skate (Dipturus batis). Catches of this species may not be retained on board and shall be promptly released unharmed to the extent practicable. Fishers shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of the species.

(84)  Of which 350 tonnes are allocated to Norway and are to be taken in the EC waters of ICES zones IIa and VI. In ICES zone VI this quantity may only be fished with long-lines.

(85)  Including 242 tonnes to be taken in Norwegian waters south of 62oN(MAC/*04N-).

(86)  When fishing in Norwegian waters, by-catches of cod, haddock, Pollack and whiting and saithe shall be counted against the quotas for this species.

(87)  To be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC (access quota). This quota may be fished in zone IVa only, except for 3 000 tonnes that may be fished in zone IIIa.

(88)  TAC agreed by the EC, Norway and Faroe Islands for the northern area.

Special conditions

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

 

IIIa

(MAC/*03A.)

IIIa and IVbc

(MAC/*3A4BC)

IVb

(MAC/*04B.)

IVc

(MAC/*04C.)

VI; international waters of IIa from 1 January to 31 March 2009

(MAC/*2A6.)

Denmark

 

4 130

 

 

4 020

France

 

490

 

 

 

The Netherlands

 

490

 

 

 

Sweden

 

 

390

10

 

United Kingdom

 

490

 

 

 

Norway

3 000

 

 

 

 

(89)  May be fished only in ICES zones IIa, VIa (north of 56o30'N), IVa, VIId, VIIe, VIIf and VIIh.

(90)  May be fished in EC waters of ICES zones IVa north of 59oN from 1 January to 15 February and from 1 October to 31 December. A quantity of 3 982 tonnes of the Faroe Islands' own quota may be fished in ICES zone VIa north of 56o30'N throughout the year.

(91)  TAC agreed by the EC, Norway and Faroe Islands for the northern area.

Special conditions

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the zones specified and only during the periods 1 January to 15 February and 1 October to 31 December.

 

EC waters of IVa

(MAC/*04A-C)

Germany

5 981

France

3 988

Ireland

19 938

The Netherlands

8 723

United Kingdom

54 829

EC EC

93 459

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

Special conditions

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

 

VIIIb

(MAC/*08B.)

Spain

2 480

France

16

Portugal

513

(93)  Quota may be fished in EC waters of ICES zones IIIa, IIIb, IIIc and IIId only.

(94)  Of which no more than 750 tonnes may be fished in IIIa.

(95)  May be fished only in zone IV.

(96)  Including sandeel.

(97)  May only be fished in EC waters of ICES zone IV.

(98)  This quantity may be fished in ICES zone IV and zone VIa North of 56o30'N. Any by-catch of blue whiting shall be counted against the blue whiting quota established for ICES zones VIa, VIb and VII.

(99)  1 832 tonnes can be caught as herring in fisheries using nets with mesh sizes less than 32 mm. If the quota of 1 832 tonnes of herring is exhausted then all fisheries using nets with mesh sizes less than 32 mm is prohibited.

(100)  Preliminary TAC. The final TAC will be established in the light of new scientific advice during the first half of 2009.

(101)  A maximum landing size of 100 cm (total length) shall be respected.

(102)  A maximum landing size of 100 cm (total length) shall be respected.

(103)  Including catches taken with long-lines of tope shark (Galeorhinus galeus), kitefin shark (Dalatias licha), bird beak dogfish (Deania calceus), leafscale gulper shark (Centrophorus squamosus), greater lantern shark (Etmopterus princeps), smooth lantern shark (Etmopterus spinax), Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis) and Spurdog (Squalus acanthias).

(104)  A maximum landing size of 100 cm (total length) shall be respected.

(105)  May only be fished in EC waters of ICES zone IV.

(106)  May be fished in ICES zones IV, VIa North of 56o30'N, VII e, VIIf and VIIh.

(107)  May be fished in ICES zone IV, VIa North of 56o30'N, VIIe, VIIf and VIIh.

(108)  Of which no more than 5 % may consist of horse mackerel between 12 and 14 cm, notwithstanding Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 850/98. For the purposes of the control of this quantity, the weight of the landings shall be affected by a coefficient of 1,2.

(109)  Waters adjacent to the Azores.

(110)  Of which no more than 5 % may consist of horse mackerel between 12 and 14 cm, notwithstanding Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 850/98. For the purposes of the control of this quantity, the weight of the landings shall be affected by a coefficient of 1,2.

(111)  Waters adjacent to Madeira.

(112)  Of which no more than 5 % may consist of horse mackerel between 12 and 14 cm, notwithstanding Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 850/98. For the purposes of the control of this quantity, the weight of the landings shall be affected by a coefficient of 1,2.

(113)  Waters adjacent to the Canary Islands.

(114)  Quota may be fished in EC waters of ICES zones IIa, IIIa and IV only.

(115)  This quota may be fished only in ICES IV and VIa North of 56o30'N.

(116)  Including inextricably mixed horse mackerel.

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

(118)  Of which no more than 400 tonnes of horse mackerel.

(119)  Taken with long-lines only, including grenadiers, rat tails, Mora mora and greater fork beard.

(120)  Quota allocated by Norway to Sweden of ‘other species’ at a traditional level.

(121)  Including fisheries not specifically mentioned, exceptions may be introduced after consultations as appropriate.

(122)  Limited to ICES zones IIa and IV.

(123)  Including fisheries not specifically mentioned, exceptions may be introduced after consultations as appropriate.

(124)  Limited to by-catches of whitefish in ICES zones IV and VIa.

ANNEX IB

NORTH EAST ATLANTIC AND GREENLAND

ICES zones I, II, V, XII, XIV and Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

Species

:

Snow crab

Chionoecetes spp.

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(PCR/N01GRN)

Ireland

62

 

Spain

437

EC

500

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

EC and international waters of I and II

(HER/1/2.)

Belgium

37 (1)

 

Denmark

36 647 (1)

Germany

6 418 (1)

Spain

121 (1)

France

1 581 (1)

Ireland

9 487 (1)

The Netherlands

13 115 (1)

Poland

1 855 (1)

Portugal

121 (1)

Finland

567 (1)

Sweden

13 580 (1)

United Kingdom

23 430 (1)

EC

106 959

Norway

96 263 (2)

TAC

1 643 000

Analytical TACArticle 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.

Special conditions

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

 

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

(HER/*2AJMN)

Belgium

33 ()

Denmark

32 982 ()

Germany

5 776 ()

Spain

109 ()

France

1 423 ()

Ireland

8 539 ()

The Netherlands

11 803 ()

Poland

1 669 ()

Portugal

109 ()

Finland

511 ()

Sweden

12 222 ()

United Kingdom

21 087 ()

()  When the sum of the catches of all Member States have reached 96 263 tonnes no further catches shall be permitted.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(COD/1N2AB.)

Germany

2 335

 

Greece

289

Spain

2 605

Ireland

289

France

2 143

Portugal

2 605

United Kingdom

9 058

EC

19 324

TAC

525 000

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1; Greenland waters of V and XIV

(COD/N01514)

Germany

2 454 (4)  (5)

 

United Kingdom

546 (4)  (5)

EC

3 500 (4)  (5)  (6)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

I and IIb

(COD/1/2B.)

Germany

3 476

 

Spain

8 984

France

1 483

Poland

1 628

Portugal

1 897

United Kingdom

2 226

All Member States

100 (7)

EC

19 793 (8)

TAC

525 000

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Cod and haddock

Gadus morhua and Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(C/H/05B-F.)

Germany

10

 

France

60

United Kingdom

430

EC

500

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(HAL/514GRN)

Portugal

1 000 (9)

 

EC

1 075 (10)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(HAL/N01GRN)

EC

75 (11)

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Zone

:

IIb

(CAP/02B.)

EC

0

 

TAC

0

 


Species

:

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(CAP/514GRN)

All Member States

0

 

EC

0

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(HAD/1N2AB.)

Germany

535

 

France

322

United Kingdom

1 643

EC

2 500

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

Faroese waters

(WHB/2A4AXF)

Denmark

1 320

 

Germany

90

France

144

The Netherlands

126

United Kingdom

1 320

EC

3 000

TAC

590 000 (12)

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Ling and Blue ling

Molva molva and Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(B/L/05B-F.)

Germany

898

 

France

1 992

United Kingdom

175

EC

3 065 (13)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(PRA/514GRN)

Denmark

1 082

 

France

1 082

EC

7 000 (14)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(PRA/N01GRN)

Denmark

2 000

 

France

2 000

EC

4 000

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(POK/1N2AB.)

Germany

2 400

 

France

386

United Kingdom

214

EC

3 000

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

International waters of I and II

(POK/1/2INT)

EC

0

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(POK/05B-F.)

Belgium

49

 

Germany

301

France

1 463

The Netherlands

49

United Kingdom

563

EC

2 425

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(GHL/1N2AB.)

Germany

25 (15)

 

United Kingdom

25 (15)

EC

50 (15)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

International waters of I and II

(GHL/1/2INT)

EC

0

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(GHL/514GRN)

Germany

6 271

 

United Kingdom

330

EC

7 500 (16)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(GHL/N01GRN)

Germany

1 550

 

EC

2 500 (17)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species:

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone:

:

Norwegian waters of IIa

(MAC/02A-N.)

Denmark

12 300 (18)

 

EC

12 300 (18)

TAC

511 287 (19)

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(MAC/05B-F.)

Denmark

3 982 (20)

 

EC

3 982 (20)

TAC

511 287 (21)

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

EC and international waters of V; international waters of XII and XIV

(RED/51214.)

Estonia

0 (22)

 

Germany

0 (22)

Spain

0 (22)

France

0 (22)

Ireland

0 (22)

Latvia

0 (22)

The Netherlands

0 (22)

Poland

0 (22)

Portugal

0 (22)

United Kingdom

0 (22)

EC

0 (22)

TAC

To be established

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(RED/1N2AB.)

Germany

766 (23)

 

Spain

95 (23)

France

84 (23)

Portugal

405 (23)

United Kingdom

150 (23)

EC

1 500 (23)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

International waters of I and II

(RED/1/2INT)

EC

Not relevant (24)

 

TAC

10 500

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(RED/514GRN)

Germany

0 (25)  (26)

 

France

0 (25)  (26)

United Kingdom

0 (25)  (26)

EC

0 (25)  (26)  (27)

TAC

To be established

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Icelandic waters of Va

(RED/05A-IS)

Belgium

0 (28)  (29)  (30)

 

Germany

0 (28)  (29)  (30)

France

0 (28)  (29)  (30)

United Kingdom

0 (28)  (29)  (30)

EC

0 (28)  (29)  (30)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Faroese waters Vb

(RED/05B-F.)

Belgium

11

 

Germany

1 473

France

99

United Kingdom

17

EC

1 600

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

By-catches

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(XBC/N01GRN)

EC

2 300 (31)  (32)

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Other species (33)

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(OTH/1N2AB.)

Germany

117 (33)

 

France

47 (33)

United Kingdom

186 (33)

EC

350 (33)

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Other species (34)

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(OTH/05B-F.)

Germany

305

 

France

275

United Kingdom

180

EC

760

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Flatfish

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(FLX/05B-F.)

Germany

54

 

France

42

United Kingdom

204

EC

300

TAC

Not relevant

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


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

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

Special conditions

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

 

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

(HER/*2AJMN)

Belgium

33 ()

Denmark

32 982 ()

Germany

5 776 ()

Spain

109 ()

France

1 423 ()

Ireland

8 539 ()

The Netherlands

11 803 ()

Poland

1 669 ()

Portugal

109 ()

Finland

511 ()

Sweden

12 222 ()

United Kingdom

21 087 ()

()  When the sum of the catches of all Member States have reached 96 263 tonnes no further catches shall be permitted.

(3)  When the sum of the catches of all Member States have reached 96 263 tonnes no further catches shall be permitted.

(4)  To be fished south of 61oN in West Greenland and south of 62oN in East Greenland.

(5)  Vessels may be required to have a scientific observer on board.

(6)  Of which 500 tonnes are allocated to Norway. May only be fished south of 62oN in XIV and Va and south of 61oN in NAFO 1.

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

(8)  The allocation of the share of the cod stock available to the Community in the zone Spitzbergen and Bear Island is entirely without prejudice to the rights and obligations deriving from the 1920 Treaty of Paris.

(9)  To be fished by no more than 6 Community demersal long-liners targeting Atlantic halibut. Catches of associated species to be counted against this quota. Vessels may be required to have a scientific observer on board.

(10)  Of which 75 tonnes to be fished only with long-lines, are allocated to Norway.

(11)  Of which 75 tonnes to be fished with long-lines, are allocated to Norway.

(12)  TAC agreed by the EC, Faroe Islands, Norway and Iceland.

(13)  By-catch of maximum of 1 080 tonnes of roundnose grenadier and black scabbard fish to be counted against this quota.

(14)  Of which 3 500 tonnes are allocated to Norway and 1 335 tonnes to the Faroe Islands.

(15)  Only as by-catch.

(16)  Of which 824 tonnes are allocated to Norway and 75 tonnes are allocated to the Faroe Islands.

(17)  Of which 800 tonnes are allocated to Norway and 150 tonnes are allocated to the Faroe Islands. To be fished in NAFO 1 only.

(18)  May also be fished in Norwegian waters of IV and in international waters of IIa (MAC/*4N-2A).

(19)  TAC agreed by the EC, Norway and the Faroe Islands for the northern area.

(20)  May be fished in EC waters of IVa (MAC/*04A.).

(21)  TAC agreed by the EC, Norway and the Faroe Islands for the northern area.

(22)  Provisional quota pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations at NEAFC.

(23)  Only as by-catch.

(24)  The fishery will only take place within the period 15 August to 15 November 2009. The fishery will be closed when the TAC is fully utilised by NEAFC Contracting Parties.

(25)  Provisional quota pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations in NEAFC and subsequently with Greenland.

(26)  May only be fished by pelagic trawl. May be fished East or West.

(27)  Of which pm tonnes are allocated to Norway and pm tonnes are allocated to the Faroe Islands.

(28)  Including unavoidable by-catches (cod not allowed).

(29)  To be fished between July and December.

(30)  Provisional quota pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Iceland for 2009.

(31)  By-catches are defined as any catches of species not covered by the vessel's target species indicated on the fishing authorisation. May be fished East or West.

(32)  Of which 120 tonnes of roundnose grenadier are allocated to Norway. To be fished in V, XIV and NAFO 1 only.

(33)  Only as by-catch.

(34)  Excluding fish species of no commercial value.

ANNEX IC

NORTH WEST ATLANTIC

Area of NAFO

All TACs and associate conditions are adopted in the framework of NAFO.

Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

NAFO 2J3KL

(COD/N2J3KL)

EC

0 (1)

 

TAC

0 (1)


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

NAFO 3NO

(COD/N3NO.)

EC

0 (2)

 

TAC

0 (2)


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

NAFO 3M

(COD/N3M.)

EC

0 (3)

 

TAC

0 (3)


Species

:

Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone

:

NAFO 2J3KL

(WIT/N2J3KL)

EC

0 (4)

 

TAC

0 (4)


Species

:

Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone

:

NAFO 3NO

(WIT/N3NO.)

EC

0 (5)

 

TAC

0 (5)


Species

:

American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Zone

:

NAFO 3M

(PLA/N3M.)

EC

0 (6)

 

TAC

0 (6)


Species

:

American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Zone

:

NAFO 3LNO

(PLA/N3LNO.)

EC

0 (7)

 

TAC

0 (7)


Species

:

Short fin squid

Illex illecebrosus

Zone

:

NAFO sub-zones 3 and 4

(SQI/N34.)

Estonia

128 (8)

 

Latvia

128 (8)

Lithuania

128 (8)

Poland

128 (8)

EC

 (8)  (9)

TAC

34 000

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda ferruginea

Zone

:

NAFO 3LNO

(YEL/N3LNO.)

EC

0 (10)  (11)

 

TAC

17 000


Species

:

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Zone

:

NAFO 3NO

(CAP/N3NO.)

EC

0 (12)

 

TAC

0 (12)


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

NAFO 3L (13)

(PRA/N3L.)

Estonia

334

 

Latvia

334

Lithuania

334

Poland

334

EC

334 (14)

TAC

30 000

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

NAFO 3M (15)

(PRA/*N3M.)

TAC

not relevant (16)

 


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

NAFO 3LMNO

(GHL/N3LMNO)

Estonia

321,3

 

Germany

328

Latvia

45,1

Lithuania

22,6

Spain

4 396,5

Portugal

1 837,5

EC

6 951

TAC

11 856

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Skate

Rajidae

Zone

:

NAFO 3LNO

(SRX/N3LNO.)

Spain

6 561

 

Portugal

1 274

Estonia

546

Lithuania

119

EC

8 500

TAC

13 500

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

NAFO 3LN

(RED/N3LN.)

EC

0 (17)

 

TAC

0 (17)


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

NAFO 3M

(RED/N3M.)

Estonia

1 571 (18)

 

Germany

513 (18)

Spain

233 (18)

Latvia

1 571 (18)

Lithuania

1 571 (18)

Portugal

2 354 (18)

EC

7 813 (18)

TAC

8 500 (18)

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

NAFO 3O

(RED/N3O.)

Spain

1 771

 

Portugal

5 229

EC

7 000

TAC

20 000

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

NAFO Subarea 2, Divisions IF and 3K

(RED/N1F3K.)

Latvia

269

 

Lithuania

2 234

TAC

2 503


Species

:

White hake

Urophycis tenuis

Zone

:

NAFO 3NO

(HKW/N3NO.)

Spain

2 165

 

Portugal

2 835

EC

5 000

TAC

8 500

Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 does not apply.Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 applies.


(1)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) 1386/2007.

(2)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(3)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch. By-catches shall be limited to 10 % per haul and an 8 % limit on landings.

(4)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No1386/2007.

(5)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(6)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(7)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(8)  To be fished between 1 July and 31 December.

(9)  No specified Community share, an amount of 29 467 tonnes is available to Canada and the EC Member States except Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

(10)  Despite having access to a shared quota of 85 tonnes for the Community, it is decided to set this amount to 0. There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(11)  Catches taken by vessels under this quota shall be reported to the Flag Member State and forwarded to the Executive Secretary of NAFO via the Commission at 48 hour intervals.

(12)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(13)  Not including the box bounded by the following coordinates:

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

47o20'0

46o40'0

2

47o20'0

46o30'0

3

46o00'0

46o30'0

4

46o00'0

46o40'0

(14)  All Member States except Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

(15)  Vessels may also fish this stock in Division 3L in the box bounded by the following coordinates:

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

47o20'0

46o40'0

2

47o20'0

46o30'0

3

46o00'0

46o30'0

4

46o00'0

46o40'0

Moreover, fishing for shrimp shall be prohibited from 1 June to 31 December 2009 in the area bounded by the following coordinates:

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

47o55'0

45o00'0

2

47o30'0

44o15'0

3

46o55'0

44o15'0

4

46o35'0

44o30'0

5

46o35'0

45o40'0

6

47o30'0

45o40'0

7

47o55'0

45o00'0

(16)  Not relevant. Fishery managed by limitations in fishing effort. The Member States concerned shall issue special fishing permits for their fishing vessels engaging in this fishery, and shall notify those permits to the Commission prior to the commencement of the vessel's activity, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1627/94. By way of derogation from Article 8 of that Regulation, permits will only become valid if the Commission has not objected within five working days following the notification.

Member State

Maximum number of vessels

Maximum number of fishing days

Denmark

2

131

Estonia

8

1 667

Spain

10

257

Latvia

4

490

Lithuania

7

579

Poland

1

100

Portugal

1

69

Each Member State shall, within 25 days following the calendar month in which the catches are made, report monthly to the Commission the number of fishing days and the catches made in Division 3M and in the area defined in footnote (1).

(17)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the limits defined in Article 4(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(18)  This quota is subject to compliance with the TAC of 8500 tonnes established for this stock for all NAFO Contracting Parties. Upon exhaustion of the TAC, the directed fishery for this stock shall be stopped irrespective of the level of catches.

ANNEX ID

HIGHLY MIGRATORY FISH — All areas

TACs in this area are adopted in the framework of international fisheries organisations on tuna fisheries, such as ICCAT and IATTC.

Species

:

Bluefin tuna

Thunnus thynnus

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, east of longitude 45o W, and Mediterranean

(BFT/AE045W)

Cyprus

114,37

 

Greece

212,35

Spain

4 116,53

France

3 591,11

Italy

3 176,10

Malta

262,92

Portugal

387,3

All Member States

45,92 (1)

EC

11 906,60

TAC

22 000


Species

:

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, north of latitude 5o N

(SWO/AN05N)

Spain

6 573,9

 

Portugal

1 439,5

All Member States

218,7 (2)

EC

8 232

TAC

14 000


Species

:

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, south of latitude 5o N

(SWO/AS05N)

Spain

5 385

 

Portugal

332

EC

5 717

TAC

17 000


Species

:

Northern albacore

Germo alalunga

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, north of latitude 5o N

(ALB/AN05N)

Ireland

6 696,0 (3)

 

Spain

20 082,1 (3)

France

6 522,4 (3)

United Kingdom

555,3 (3)

Portugal

4 337,1 (3)

EC

38 193 (4)

TAC

30 200


Species

:

Southern albacore

Germo alalunga

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, south of latitude 5o N

(ALB/AS05N)

Spain

943,7

 

France

311,0

Portugal

660,0

EC

1 914,7

TAC

29 900


Species

:

Bigeye Tuna

Thunnus obesus

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean

(BET/ATLANT)

Spain

17 093,6

 

France

8 055,4

Portugal

6 051

EC

31 200

TAC

90 000


Species

:

Blue marlin

Makaira nigricans

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean

(BUM/ATLANT)

EC

103

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

White marlin

Tetrapturus alba

Zone:

:

Atlantic Ocean

(WHM/ATLANT)

EC

46,5

 

TAC

Not relevant


(1)  Except Cyprus, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Malta and Portugal, and only as by-catch.

(2)  Except Spain and Portugal, and only as by-catch.

(3)  The distribution between the Member States of the maximum number of fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State authorised to fish for Northern Albacore as a target species in accordance with Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 520/2007:

Member State

Maximum number of vessels

Ireland

50

Spain

730

France

151

United Kingdom

12

Portugal

310

EC

1 253

(4)  The number of Community vessels fishing for Northern Albacore as a target species is fixed to 1 253 vessels in accordance with Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 520/2007.

ANNEX IE

ANTARCTIC

Area of CCAMLR

These TACs, adopted by CCAMLR, are not allocated to the members of CCAMLR and hence the Community share is undetermined. Catches are monitored by the Secretariat of CCAMLR, who will communicate when fishing must cease due to TAC exhaustion.

Species

:

Antarctic icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari

Zone

:

FAO 48.3 Antarctic

(ANI/F483.)

TAC

(1)

3 834

 


Species

:

Antarctic icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari

Zone

:

FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic (1)

(ANI/F5852.)

TAC

102 (2)

 


Species

:

Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Zone

:

FAO 48.3 Antarctic

(TOP/F483.)

TAC

3 920 (3)

 

Special conditions

Within the limits of the abovementioned quota, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the Subareas specified:

Management Area A: 48 W to 43 30 W — 52 30 S to 56 S (TOP/*F483A)

0

 

Management Area B: 43 30 W to 40 W — 52 30 S to 56 S (TOP/*F483B)

1 176

 

Management Area C: 40 W to 33 30 W — 52 30 S to 56 S (TOP/*F483C)

2 744

 


Species

:

Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Zone

:

FAO 48.4 Antarctic

(TOP/F484.)

TAC

75

 


Species

:

Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Zone

:

FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic

(TOP/F5852.)

TAC

2 500 (4)

 


Species

:

Krill

Euphausia superba

Zone

:

FAO 48

(KRI/F48.)

TAC

3 470 000 (5)

 


Species

:

Krill

Euphausia superba

Zone

:

FAO 58.4.1 Antarctic

(KRI/F5841.)

TAC

440 000 (6)

 

Special conditions

Within the limits of the abovementioned quota, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the Subareas specified:

Division 58.4.1 West of 115o E (KRI/*F-41W)

277 000

 

Division 58.4.1 East of 115o E (KRI/*F-41E)

163 000

 


Species

:

Krill

Euphausia superba

Zone

:

FAO 58.4.2 Antarctic

(KRI/F5842.)

TAC

2 645 000 (7)

 

Special conditions

Within the limits of the abovementioned quota, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the Subareas specified:

Division 58.4.2 West

1 448 000

 

Division 58.4.2 East of 55o E

1 080 000

 


Species

:

Grey rockcod

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

Zone

:

FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic

(NOS/F5852.)

TAC

80

 


Species

:

Crab

Paralomis spp.

Zone

:

FAO 48.3 Antarctic

(PAI/F483.)

TAC

1 600 (8)

 


Species

:

Grenadier

Macrourus spp.

Zone

:

FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic

(GRV/F5852.)

TAC

360

 


Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic

(OTH/F5852.)

TAC

50

 


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajidae

Zone

:

FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic

(SRX/F5852.)

TAC

120

 


Species

:

Squid

Martialia hyadesi

Zone

:

FAO 48.3 Antarctic

(SQS/F483.)

TAC

2 500 (9)

 


(1)  For the purpose of this TAC, the area open to the fishery is defined as that portion of FAO statistical division 58.5.2 that lies within the area enclosed by a line:

(a)

starting at the point where the meridian of longitude 72o15'E intersects the Australia-France Maritime Delimitation Agreement Boundary then south along the meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 53o25'S;

(b)

then east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 74oE;

(c)

then northeasterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the parallel of latitude 52o40'S and the meridian of longitude 76oE;

(d)

then north along the meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 52oS;

(e)

then northwesterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the parallel of latitude 51oS with the meridian of longitude 74o30'E; and

(f)

then southwesterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.

(2)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009.

(3)  This TAC shall be applicable for long-line fishery in the period 1 May to 31 August 2009 and for pot fishery 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009.

(4)  This TAC is applicable for West of 79o20'E only. Fishing east of this meridian within this zone is prohibited (see Annex IX).

(5)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009.

(6)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009.

(7)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009.

(8)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009.

(9)  This TAC is applicable for the period 1 December 2008 to 30 November 2009.

ANNEX IF

SOUTH-EAST ATLANTIC OCEAN

Area of SEAFO

These TACs, are not allocated to the members of SEAFO and hence the Community share is undetermined. Catches are monitored by the Secretariat of SEAFO, who will communicate when fishing must cease due to TAC exhaustion.

Species

:

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

Zone

:

SEAFO

(ALF/SEAFO)

TAC

200

 


Species

:

Deep-sea Red Crab

Chaceon spp.

Zone

:

SEAFO Sub Division B1 (1)

(CRR/F47NAM)

TAC

200

 


Species

:

Deep-sea Red Crab

(Chaceon spp.)

Zone

:

SEAFO, excluding Sub Division B1

(CRR/F47X)

TAC

200

 


Species

:

Patagonian Toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides

Zone

:

SEAFO

(TOP/SEAFO)

TAC

260

 


Species

:

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Zone

:

SEAFO

(ORY/SEAFO)

TAC

100

 


(1)  For the purpose of this TAC, the area open to the fishery is defined as having:

its western boundary on the 0o E longitude,

its northern boundary on the latitude 20oS,

its southern boundary on the latitude 28o S, and

the eastern boundary outer limits of the Namibian EEZ.

ANNEX IG

SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA — ALL AREAS

Species

:

Southern Bluefin Tuna

Thunnus Maccoyii

Zone

:

All areas

(SBF/F41-81)

EC

10 (1)

 

TAC

11 810

 


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


ANNEX II

 

ANNEX IIA

FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE RECOVERY OF CERTAIN STOCKS IN ICES ZONES IIIa, IV, VIa, VIIa, VIId, AND EC WATERS OF ICES ZONES IIa AND Vb

GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.   Scope

1.1.

This Annex shall apply to Community vessels carrying on board any of the gears defined in point 4 and present in ICES zones IIIa, IV, VIa, VIIa, VIId, and EC waters of ICES zones IIa and Vb.

1.2.

This Annex shall not apply to vessels with a length overall of less than 10 metres. These vessels shall not be required to carry special fishing permits issued in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1627/94. The Member State concerned shall assess the fishing effort of those vessels by effort groups to which they belong, using appropriate sampling methods. In 2009, the Commission shall seek scientific advice for evaluating the development of effort deployment of those vessels, with a view to those vessels' future inclusion into the effort regime.

2.   Definitions

For the purposes of this Annex:

(a)

‘effort group’ means a management unit of a Member State for which a maximum allowable fishing effort is set. It is defined by a gear grouping as defined in point 4 and an area as defined in point 3;

(b)

‘2009 management period’ means the period from 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2010;

(c)

‘regulated gear’ means a gear referred to in point 4;

(d)

‘unregulated gear’ means a gear not referred to in point 4.

3.   Geographical areas

For the purposes of this Annex the following geographical areas shall apply:

(a)

Kattegat;

(b)

(i)

Skagerrak,

(ii)

that part of ICES zone IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat, ICES zone IV, and EC waters of ICES zone IIa,

(iii)

ICES zone VIId;

(c)

ICES zone VIIa;

(d)

ICES zone VIa and EC waters of ICES zone Vb.

4.   Regulated gears

For the purpose of this Annex, the following groupings of fishing gears shall apply (regulated gears):

Bottom trawls, Danish seines and similar towed gear, excluding beam trawls, of mesh size:

TR1

equal to or larger than 100 mm;

TR2

equal to or larger than 70 mm and less than 100 mm;

TR3

equal to or larger than 16 mm and less than 32 mm;

Beam trawls of mesh size:

BT1

equal to or larger than 120 mm;

BT2

equal to or larger than 80 mm and less than 120 mm;

Gill nets and entangling nets, excluding trammel nets (GN1);

Trammel nets (GT1);

Longlines (LL1).

5.   Calculation of fishing effort

Fishing effort shall be calculated as the product of the capacity and the activity of a fishing vessel. The fishing effort deployed by a group of vessels in an area shall be calculated as the sum of the products of kilowatt-values for each vessel and the number of days that each vessel has been present in the area.

The capacity of a vessel shall be measured in kilowatt and shall be the engine power of the vessel in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 2930/86, a value to which must be identical the value that the Member State the flag of which the vessel is flying has notified to the Community fishing fleet register.

The activity of a vessel shall be measured in days present within a geographical area referred to in point 3. A day present within an area shall be calculated as any continuous period of 24 hours (or part thereof) during which a vessel is present within any geographical area defined in point 3 and absent from port. The time from which the continuous period is measured is at the discretion of the Member State whose flag is flown by the vessel concerned, provided that the Member State determines the start of the period in a consistent manner for each grouping of gears during a management period. In case that the vessel is present in the same area within a period of 24 hours for several times, the presence shall count as one day only.

FISHING EFFORT LIMITATIONS

6   Maximum allowable fishing effort

6.1.

For each of the effort groups of each Member State the maximum allowable fishing effort for the 2009 management period is set out in Appendix 1.

6.2.

The maximum levels of annual fishing effort set in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1954/2003 shall not affect the maximum allowable fishing effort set in this annex.

7.   Variation in maximum allowable fishing effort as referred to in point 6.1

7.1.

Where a Member State has increased the fishing effort concerning fishing activities of one or more vessels that use a highly selective gear in accordance with point (a) of Article 13(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 or engage in cod-avoiding activities in accordance with points (b), (c) or (d) of Article 13(2) of that Regulation in order to offset effort adjustments that would have applied to those vessels in accordance with Article 12(4) of that Regulation, the maximum allowable fishing effort shall be increased for those effort groups to which the concerned activity of those vessels belongs, by the amount necessary to offset the effort adjustment for that activity.

7.2.

Where a transfer of effort has taken place from a Member State to another Member State in accordance with Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002, the corresponding maximum allowable fishing effort shall be adapted for the donor and the receiving effort group or groups that are concerned by the exchange. Where the receiving Member State does not dispose of a corresponding effort group, the effort received shall be allocated to one or several new effort groups. The maximum allowable effort for those new groups shall be equal to the amount of effort received.

7.3.

The maximum allowable fishing effort shall be adapted according to reallocations and/or deductions made pursuant to Article 23(4) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 and Articles 21(4), 23(1) and 32(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.

7.4.

Where a Member State has reconstituted effort in accordance with Article 16(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008, the maximum allowable fishing effort shall be increased by the fishing effort needed in the effort groups in which the recovered fishing quota will be fished, and the maximum allowable fishing effort of the Member State which has returned the fishing quota shall be reduced in its effort groups reflecting the extent to which these effort groups have less quota available for fishing, unless the Member State returning the quota had not used the corresponding effort for establishing effort baselines.

7.5.

Where a transfer of effort from one effort group to another has taken place within a Member State in accordance with Article 16(3) or Article 17 of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008, the maximum allowable fishing effort for the donor effort group and the receiving effort group shall be adapted accordingly.

7.6.

Amendments to the composition of effort groups decided by the Commission on the basis of Article 31 of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 may include adaptations of the maximum allowable fishing effort. Such adaptations shall not go beyond what is required to reflect the changes undertaken in the effort groups' composition.

8.   Allocation of fishing effort

8.1.

Member States shall regulate the activity of their vessels concerned by allocating fishing effort to them.

8.2.

If a Member State deems so appropriate in order to reinforce the sustainable implementation of this effort regime, it shall not permit fishing in any of the geographical areas to which this Annex applies with a regulated gear by any of its vessels which has no record of such fishing activity, unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in the regulated area.

8.3.

A Member State may establish management periods at its discretion for allocating all or parts of the maximum allowable effort to individual vessels or groups of vessels. In such case, the number of days or hours for which a vessel may be present within the area during a management period shall be fixed at the discretion of the Member State concerned. During any such management periods, the Member State may reallocate effort between individual vessels or groups of vessels.

8.4.

In case that a Member State authorises vessels to be present within an area by hours, the Member State shall continue measuring the consumption of days as specified in point 5. Upon request by the Commission, the Member State shall demonstrate its precautionary measures taken to avoid an excessive consumption of effort within the area due to a vessel terminating presences in the area before the end of a 24-hour period.

9.   General rule

9.1.

Fishing effort deployed by a Community fishing vessel shall be counted by the Member State the flag of which the vessel is flying against the maximum allowable fishing effort for the effort group of the Member State when:

(a)

the vessel carries on board a gear that is included in the gear grouping of the effort group and

(b)

the vessel is present in the area of the effort group.

9.2.

Where a vessel crosses between two or more areas on a fishing trip, the day shall be counted against the area in which the largest proportion of time was spent during that day.

10.   Notification of fishing gear

10.1.

Before the first day of each management period the master of a vessel or his representative shall notify to the authorities of the flag Member State which gear or gears he intends to use during the forthcoming management period. Until such notification is provided the vessel shall not be entitled to fish within the areas defined in point 3 with any of the regulated gears referred to in point 4.

10.2.

The use of more than one fishing gear during a fishing trip needs prior authorisation by the flag Member State. When the authorisation has been given, the fishing effort deployed during that trip shall be counted simultaneously for each of the gears against all the maximum allowable fishing effort concerned. For gears belonging to the same effort group, the fishing effort deployed during that trip shall be counted for one fishing gear only.

10.3.

A vessel wishing to combine the use of one or more of a regulated gear with any other fishing gear shall not be restricted in the use of the unregulated gear in the areas for which it has a special fishing permit. Such vessels must pre-notify when the regulated gear or gears are to be used. When no such notification has been given, all effort deployed by the vessel shall be counted against the maximum allowable fishing effort of the effort group to which the regulated gear or gears belong.

11.   Exemptions

11.1.

A Member State may not count against any maximum allowable fishing effort the activity of a vessel that is in transit across the area, provided that it has no special fishing permit to operate in the area or it has first notified its authorities of its intention to transit. While the vessel is within the area any fishing gears carried on board must be lashed and stowed in accordance with conditions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2847/93.

11.2.

A Member State may not count against any maximum allowable fishing effort the activity of a vessel undertaking non-fishing related activities, provided that the vessel first notifies its flag Member State of its intention to do so, the nature of its activity and that it surrenders its special fishing permit for that time. Such vessels shall not carry any fishing gear or fish on board during that time.

11.3.

A Member State may decide not to count against any maximum allowable fishing effort the activity of a vessel which has been present in the area concerned but was unable to fish because it was assisting another vessel in need of emergency aid or because it was transporting an injured person for emergency medical aid. Within one month after taking that decision, the flag Member State shall inform the Commission and provide evidence of the emergency supplied.

MONITORING OF FISHING EFFORT DEPLOYMENT

12.   Management of effort consumption

12.1.

Member States shall regulate the activity of their vessels concerned by monitoring fishing effort and by taking appropriate action, such as by closing the fishing for an effort group, to ensure that none of the maximum allowable fishing effort is exceeded.

12.2.

Vessels using gears belonging to the grouping of fishing gears referred to in point 4 and fishing in an area defined in point 3 shall hold a special fishing permit for that area issued in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1627/94.

12.3.

In any given management period, a vessel that has exhausted the effort for which it is eligible shall remain in port or out of any of the areas in point 3 for the remainder of the management period unless using only unregulated gears or receiving an additional effort allocation.

13.   Fishing effort messages

13.1.

Articles 19b, 19c, 19d, 19e and 19k of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 shall apply to vessels carrying on board a regulated gear and operating in an area to which this Annex applies. The fishing area referred to in those provisions shall be understood, for the purpose of cod management, as each of the areas (a), (b), (c) and (d) mentioned in point 3 of this Annex and for the purpose of sole and plaice management, as ICES zone IV. In addition to the communication means listed in Article 19c of that Regulation, other secure electronic means may also be used. The reporting requirements laid down in Article 19b(1) of that Regulation shall be deemed to be fulfilled by those vessels using VMS or using an electronic logbook in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1077/2008.

13.2.

Member States may implement, in accordance with Member States concerned by the fishing activity of the former's vessels, alternative control measures to ensure compliance with effort reporting obligations. These measures shall be as effective and transparent as the reporting obligations laid down in Article 19c(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 and shall be notified to the Commission before being implemented.

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

14.   Collection of relevant data

Member States shall record in electronic form the fishing effort allocated and fishing effort deployed by effort groups.

15.   Communication of relevant data

15.1.

Member States shall transmit to the Commission on its request the data on fishing effort deployed by their fishing vessels in the previous month and the months before, using the reporting format set out in Appendix 2.

15.2.

The data shall be sent to the appropriate electronic mailbox address, which the Commission shall communicate to the Member States. When a data transfer to the Fisheries Data Exchange System (or any future data system decided by the Commission) will become operational, the Member State shall transmit the data to the system before the 15th of each month, referring to the effort deployed up to the end of the previous month. The Commission shall notify Member States the date at which the system shall be used for transmission at least two months in advance of the first due date. The first fishing effort declaration that will be sent to the system shall include the effort deployed since 1 February 2009. Member States shall transmit to the Commission on its request the data on fishing effort deployed by their fishing vessels during the month of January 2009.

15.3.

A new format or communication frequency for making the data referred to in point 14 available to the Commission may be adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

15.4.

A format and specific communication obligation concerning lists of vessels holding a special fishing permit in accordance with Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 may be adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

15.5.

A format and specific communication obligation concerning variations to maximum allowable fishing effort referred to in point 7 may be adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

Appendix 1 to Annex IIa

Maximum allowable fishing effort in kilowatt days

Area: see point 3

Regulated gear: see point 4

DK

DE

SE

(a)

TR1

212 768

3 854

16 609

TR2

2 070 883

16 611

887 399

TR3

427 760

0

55 853

BT1

0

0

0

BT2

0

0

0

GN1

101 048

27 454

13 155

GT1

18 684

0

22 130

LL1

140

0

25 339


Area: see point 3

Regulated gear: see point 4

BE

DK

DE

FR

IE

NL

SE

UK

(b)

TR1

498

6 911 144

2 226 533

2 553 909

261

405 985

286 779

10 295 134

TR2

318 363

6 061 661

600 089

11 117 483

18 801

1 062 247

1 536 025

8 165 956

TR3

0

3 920 732

3 501

107 041

0

15 886

263 772

5 824

BT1

1 368 632

1 316 589

29 822

0

0

1 365 348

0

1 739 759

BT2

6 468 447

106 658

1 893 044

829 504

0

33 633 978

0

5 970 903

GN1

126 850

1 962 340

227 773

222 598

0

147 373

80 781

549 863

GT1

0

198 783

516

2 374 073

0

0

53 078

11 027

LL1

0

44 283

0

71 448

0

0

110 468

97 687


Area: see point 3

Regulated gear: see point 4

BE

FR

IE

UK

(c)

TR1

0

184 952

79 246

805 253

TR2

26 622

735

1 120 977

2 602 936

TR3

0

0

9 646

1 588

BT1

0

0

0

0

BT2

1 505 253

0

507 923

0

GN1

0

210

24 713

4 412

GT1

0

0

0

158

LL1

0

0

62

52 067


Area: see point 3

Regulated gear: see point 4

BE

DE

ES

FR

IE

UK

(d)

TR1

0

25 075

590 583

3 398 102

310 005

2 398 481

TR2

442

0

0

5 881

481 938

3 899 614

TR3

0

0

0

0

21 327

29 844

BT1

0

0

0

506

0

117 544

BT2

10 361

0

0

11 692

3 914

0

GN1

0

35 531

13 836

96 903

6 400

162 857

GT1

0

0

0

0

1 946

145

LL1

0

0

1 402 142

54 917

1 013

532 228

Appendix 2 to Annex IIa

Table II

Reporting format

Country

Gear

Area

Year

Month

Cumulative declaration

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

Table III

Data format

Name of field

Maximum number of characters/digits

Alignment (1)

L(eft)/R(ight)

Definition and Comments

(1)

Country

3

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which vessel is registered

(2)

Gear

3

one of the following gear types

TR1

TR2

TR3

BT1

BT2

GN1

GT1

LL1

(3)

Area

8

L

one of the following areas

03AS

02A0407D

07A

06A

(4)

Year

4

The year of the month for which the declaration is done

(5)

Month

2

Month for which the fishing effort declaration is done (expressed by two digits between 01 and 12)

(6)

Cumulative declaration

13

R

cumulative amount of fishing effort expressed in kilowatt days from the 1 of January of the year (4) until the end of the month (5)


(1)  relevant information for transmission of data by fixed-length formatting.

ANNEX IIB

FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE RECOVERY OF CERTAIN SOUTHERN HAKE AND NORWAY LOBSTER STOCKS IN ICES ZONES VIIIC AND IXA EXCLUDING THE GULF OF CADIZ

1.   Scope

The conditions laid down in this Annex shall apply to Community vessels of length overall equal to or greater than 10 metres, carrying on board towed and static gears defined in point 3 and present in zones VIIIc and IXa excluding the Gulf of Cadiz. For the purposes of this Annex, a reference to the 2009 management period means the period from 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2010.

2.   Definition of day present within the area

For the purpose of this Annex, a day present within an area shall be any continuous period of 24 hours (or part thereof) during which a vessel is present within the geographical area defined in point 1 and absent from port. The time from which the continuous period is measured is at the discretion of the Member State whose flag is flown by the vessel concerned.

3.   Fishing gear

For the purpose of this Annex, the following grouping of fishing gears shall apply:

trawls, Danish seines and similar gears of mesh size equal to or larger than 32 mm and gill-nets of mesh size equal to or larger than 60 mm and bottom long-lines.

IMPLEMENTATION OF FISHING EFFORT LIMITATIONS

4.   Vessels concerned by fishing effort limitations

4.1.

Vessels using gears belonging to the grouping of fishing gears referred to in point 3 and fishing in areas defined in point 1 shall hold a special fishing permit issued in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1627/94.

4.2.

A Member State shall not permit fishing with any gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gears defined in point 3 in the area by any of its vessels which have no record of such fishing activity in the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008 in the area, excluding the record of fishing activities as a result of transfer of days between fishing vessels, unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in the regulated area.

4.3.

A vessel flying the flag of a Member State having no quotas in the area defined in point 1 shall not be permitted to fish in that area with a gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gears defined in point 3, unless the vessel is allocated a quota after a transfer as permitted according to the Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 and is allocated days at sea according to point 12 or 13 of this Annex.

5.   Limitations in activity

Each Member State shall ensure that, when carrying on board any gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gear referred to in point 3, fishing vessels flying its flag and registered in the Community shall be present within the area for no more than the number of days specified in point 7.

6.   Exceptions

A Member State shall not count against the days allocated to any of its vessels under this Annex either any days when the vessel has been present within the area but unable to fish because it was assisting another vessel in need of emergency aid or any days when a vessel has been present within the area but unable to fish because it is transporting an injured person for emergency medical aid. The Member State shall provide justification to the Commission within one month of any decisions taken on this basis with associated evidence of the emergency from the competent authorities.

NUMBER OF DAYS PRESENT WITHIN THE AREA ALLOCATED TO FISHING VESSELS

7.   Maximum number of days

7.1.

During the 2009 management period, the maximum number of days at sea for which a Member State may authorise a vessel flying its flag to be present within the area having carried on board any gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gears referred to in point 3 is shown in Table I.

7.2.

For the purposes of fixing the maximum number of days at sea a fishing vessel may be authorised by its flag Member State to be present within the area, the following special conditions shall apply during the 2009 management period in accordance with Table I:

(a)

The total landings of hake in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003 made by the vessel, or by the vessel or vessels using similar gears and qualifying for this special condition, mutatis mutandis, that it has replaced in accordance with Community law, shall represent less than 5 tonnes according to the landings in live weight consigned in the Community logbook, and;

(b)

The total landings of Norway lobster in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003 made by the vessel, or by the vessel or vessels using similar gears and qualifying for this special condition, mutatis mutandis, that it has replaced in accordance with Community law, shall represent less than 2,5 tonnes according to the landings in live weight consigned in the Community logbook.

7.3.

During the 2009 management period, a Member State may manage its fishing effort allocations according to a kilowatt days system. By that system it may authorise any vessel concerned for any gear of the grouping of fishing gears and special conditions laid down in Table I to be present within the area for a maximum number of days which is different from that set out in that Table, provided that the overall amount of kilowatt days corresponding to the grouping and special condition is respected.

This overall amount of kilowatt days shall be the sum of all individual fishing efforts allocated to the vessels flying the flag of that Member State and qualified for the grouping of fishing gears referred to in point 3 and special condition. Such individual fishing efforts shall be calculated in kilowatt days by multiplying the engine power of each vessel by the number of days at sea it would benefit from, according to table I, if the provisions of this point were not applied.

7.4.

A Member State wishing to benefit from the provisions laid down in point 7.3 shall submit a request to the Commission with reports in electronic format containing for the grouping of fishing gears and special condition as laid down in Table I the details of the calculation based on:

list of vessels authorised to fish by indicating their Community Fleet Register number (CFR) and their engine power,

track records of 2001, 2002 and 2003 for such vessels reflecting the catch composition defined in special conditions 7.2(a) or (b), if these vessels are qualified for such special conditions,

the number of days at sea for which each vessel would have initially been authorised to fish according to Table I and the number of days at sea which each vessel would benefit from in application of point 7.3.

On the basis of that description, the Commission may authorise that Member State to benefit from the provisions defined in point 7.3.

8.   Management periods

8.1.

A Member State may divide the days present within the area given in Table I into management periods of durations of one or more calendar months.

8.2.

The number of days or hours for which a vessel may be present within the area during a management period shall be fixed at the discretion of the Member State concerned.

In case that a Member State authorises vessels to be present within the area by hours, the Member State shall continue measuring the consumption of days as specified in point 2. Upon request by the Commission, the Member State shall demonstrate its precautionary measures taken to avoid an excessive consumption of days within the area due to a vessel terminating presences in the area that do not coincide with the end of a 24-hour period.

8.3.

In any given management period a vessel may undertake non-fishing related activities, without that time being counted against its days allocated under point 7, provided that the vessel first notifies its flag Member State of its intention to do so, the nature of its activity and that it surrenders its fishing licence for this time. Such vessels shall not carry any fishing gear or fish on board during that time.

9.   Allocation of additional days for permanent cessation of fishing activities

9.1.

An additional number of days at sea on which a vessel may be authorised by its flag Member State to be present within the geographical area when carrying on board any gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gears referred to in point 3 may be allocated to Member States by the Commission on the basis of permanent cessations of fishing activities that have taken place since 1 January 2004 either in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999 or in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006 or resulting from other circumstances duly motivated by Member States. Any vessels that can be shown to have been definitively withdrawn from the area may also be considered. The effort expended in 2003 measured in kilowatt days of the withdrawn vessels using the gears in question shall be divided by the effort expended by all vessels using those gears during 2003.

The additional number of days at sea shall be then calculated by multiplying the ratio so obtained by the number of days that would have been allocated according to Table I. Any part of a day resulting from this calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole day.

This point shall not apply where a vessel has been replaced in accordance with point 4.1 or when the withdrawal has already been used in previous years to obtain additional days at sea.

9.2.

Member States wishing to benefit from the allocations referred to in point 9.1 shall submit a request to the Commission with reports in electronic format containing for the grouping of fishing gears and special condition as laid down in Table I the details of the calculation based on:

lists of withdrawn vessels with their Community Fleet Register number (CFR) and their engine power,

the fishing activity deployed by such vessels in 2003 calculated in days at sea according to the grouping of fishing gears and if necessary special condition.

9.3.

On the basis of such a request the Commission may amend the number of days defined in point 7.1 for that Member State in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

9.4.

During the 2009 management period, a Member State may re-allocate those additional numbers of days at sea to all the vessels remaining in fleet and qualified for the gears belonging to the grouping of fishing gears and special condition or to part of them by applying, mutatis mutandis, the provisions laid down in points 7.3 and 7.4.

9.5.

Any additional number of days resulting from a permanent cessation of activity previously allocated by the Commission on the basis of previous definitions of groupings of fishing gears shall be reassessed on the basis of the grouping of fishing gears laid down in point 3. Any additional days so obtained shall remain allocated in 2009.

10.   Allocation of additional days for enhanced observer coverage

10.1.

Three additional days on which a vessel may be present within the area when carrying onboard any gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gears referred to in point 3 may be allocated between 1 February 2009 and 31 January 2010 to Member States by the Commission on the basis of an enhanced programme of observer coverage in partnership between scientists and the fishing industry. Such a programme shall focus in particular on levels of discarding and on catch composition and go beyond the requirements on data collection, as laid down in Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 of 25 February 2008 concerning the establishment of a Community framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy (1) and Commission Regulation (EC) No 665/2008 of 14 July 2008 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 (2) for national programmes.

Observers shall be independent from the owner of the vessel and shall not be a member of the fishing vessel crew.

10.2.

Member States wishing to benefit from the allocations referred to in point 10.1 shall submit a description of their enhanced observer coverage programme to the Commission.

10.3.

On the basis of this description, and after consultation with STECF, the Commission may amend the number of days defined in point 7.1 for that Member State and for the vessels, the area and gear concerned by the enhanced programme of observers in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

10.4.

If such a programme submitted by a Member Stated has been approved by the Commission in the past and the Member State wishes to continue its application without changes, the Member State shall inform the Commission of the continuation of its enhanced observer coverage programme four weeks before the beginning of the period for which the programme applies.

11.   Special conditions for the allocation of days

11.1.

If a vessel has received an unlimited number of days resulting from compliance with the special conditions listed in points 7.2(a) and 7.2(b), the vessel's landings in 2009 shall not exceed 5 tonnes live weight of hake and 2,5 tonnes live weight of Norway lobster.

11.2.

The vessel shall not tranship any fish at sea to another vessel.

11.3.

When either of these conditions is not met by a vessel, that vessel shall with immediate effect no longer be entitled to the allocation of days corresponding to the given special conditions.

Table I

Maximum number of days a vessel may be present within the area by fishing gear per year

Gear point 3

Special conditions point 7

Denomination

Only the gear groupings as defined in point 3 and the special conditions as defined in point 7 are used.

Maximum number of days

3

 

Bottom trawls of mesh size ≥ 32 mm, gill-nets of mesh size ≥ 60 mm and bottom long-lines

175

3

7.2(a) and 7.2(b)

Bottom trawls of mesh size ≥ 32 mm, gill-nets of mesh size ≥ 60 mm and bottom long-lines

Unlimited

EXCHANGES OF FISHING EFFORT ALLOCATIONS

12.   Transfer of days between vessels flying the flag of a Member State

12.1.

A Member State may permit any fishing vessel flying its flag to transfer days present within the area for which it has been authorised to another vessel flying its flag within the area provided that the product of the days received by a vessel multiplied by its engine in kilowatts (kilowatt days) is equal to or less than the product of the days transferred by the donor vessel and the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel. The engine power in kilowatts of the vessels shall be that recorded for each vessel in the Community fishing fleet register.

12.2.

The total number of days present within the area transferred under point 12.1 multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of the donor vessel shall not be higher than the donor vessel's average annual days track record in the area as verified by the Community logbook in the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel.

12.3.

The transfer of days as described in point 12.1 shall be permitted only between vessels operating with any gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gear and during the same management period.

12.4.

Transfer of days is only permitted for vessels benefiting from an allocation of fishing days without special condition, as laid down in point 7.2.

12.5.

On request from the Commission, Member States shall provide information on the transfers that have taken place. Formats of spreadsheet for the collection and transmission of information referred to in the present point may be adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

13.   Transfer of days between fishing vessels flying the flag of different member states

Member States may permit transfer of days present within the area for the same management period and within the area between any fishing vessels flying their flags provided the same provisions as laid down in points 4.2, 4.3, 6 and 12 apply. Where Member States decide to authorise such a transfer, they shall notify the Commission, before such transfers take place, the details of the transfer, including the number of days, the fishing effort and, where applicable, the fishing quotas relating thereto.

USE OF FISHING GEAR

14.   Notification of fishing gear

Before the first day of each management period the master of a vessel or his representative shall notify to the authorities of the flag Member State which gear or gears he intends to use during the forthcoming management period. Until such notification is provided the vessel shall not be entitled to fish within the area defined in point 1 with any gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gear referred to in point 3.

15.   Combined used of regulated and unregulated fishing gear

A vessel wishing to combine the use of one or more of the fishing gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gears referred to in point 3 (regulated gears) with any other grouping of fishing gear not referred to in point 3 (unregulated gears) will not be restricted in their use of the unregulated gear. Such vessels must pre-notify when the regulated gear is to be used. When no such notification has been given, none of the fishing gear belonging to the grouping of fishing gear referred to in point 3 may be carried on board. Such vessels must be authorised and equipped to undertake the alternative fishing activity with the unregulated gears.

TRANSIT

16.   Transit

A vessel is allowed to transit across the area provided that it has no fishing permit to operate in the area or it has first notified its authorities of its intention to do so. While that vessel is within the area any fishing gears carried on board must be lashed and stowed in accordance with conditions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.

MONITORING, INSPECTION AND SURVEILLANCE

17.   Fishing effort messages

Articles 19b, 19c, 19d, 19e and 19k of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 shall apply to vessels carrying on board gears belonging to the grouping of fishing gear defined in point 3 of this Annex and operating in the area defined in point 1 of this Annex. Vessels equipped with vessel monitoring systems in accordance with Article 5 and 6 of Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 shall be excluded from these hailing requirements set out in Article 19(c) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.

18.   Recording of relevant data

Member States shall ensure that the following data received pursuant to Articles 8, 10(1) and 11(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 are recorded in a computer-readable form:

(a)

entry into, and exit from port;

(b)

each entry into, and exit from maritime areas where specific rules on access to waters and resources apply.

19.   Cross-checks

Member States shall verify the submission of logbooks and relevant information recorded in the logbook by using VMS data. Such cross-checks shall be recorded and made available to the Commission on request.

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

20.   Collection of relevant data

Member States, on the basis of information used for the management of fishing days present within the area as set out in this Annex, shall collect for each annual quarter the information about total fishing effort deployed within the area for towed gears and static gears and effort deployed by vessels using different types of gear in the area concerned by this Annex.

21.   Communication of relevant data

21.1.

On request of the Commission, Members States shall make available to the Commission a spreadsheet with the data referred to in point 20 in the format specified in Tables II and III by sending it to the appropriate electronic mailbox address, which shall be communicated to the Member States by the Commission.

21.2.

A new format of spreadsheet for making the data referred to in point 20 available to the Commission may be adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

Table II

Reporting format

Country

CFR

External marking

Length of management period

Area fished

Special condition applying to notified gear(s)

Days eligible using notified gear(s)

Days spent with notified gear(s)

Transfer of days

No1

No2

No3

No1

No2

No3

No1

No2

No3

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(6)

(6)

(6)

(7)

(7)

(7)

(7)

(8)

(8)

(8)

(8)

(9)


Table III

Data format

Name of field

Maximum number of characters/digits

Alignment (3)

L(eft)/R(ight)

Definition and Comments

(1)

Country

3

n/r

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which vessel is registered for fishing under Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

In the case of the donor Vessel, it is always the reporting country.

(2)

CFR

12

n/r

Community Fleet Register number

Unique identification number of a fishing vessel.

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (9 characters). Where a series has fewer than 9 characters additional zeros must be inserted on the left hand side.

(3)

External marking

14

L

Under Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87.

(4)

Length of management period

2

L

Length of the management period measured in months.

(5)

Area fished

1

L

Non relevant information in the case of Annex IIB.

(6)

Special condition applying to notified gear(s)

2

L

Indication of which, if any, of the special condition a-b referred to in point 7.2 of Annex IIB that apply.

(7)

Days eligible using notified gear(s)

3

L

Number of days for which the vessel is eligible under Annex IIB for the choice of gears and length of management period notified.

(8)

Days spent with notified gear(s)

3

L

Number of days the vessel actually spent present within the area and using a gear corresponding to gear notified during the notified management period according to Annex IIB.

(9)

Transfers of days

4

L

For days transferred indicate ‘– number of days transferred’ and for days received indicate ‘+ number of days transferred’.


(1)  OJ L 60, 5.3.2008, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 186, 15.7.2008, p. 3.

(3)  relevant information for transmission of data by fixed-length formatting.

ANNEX IIC

FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE RECOVERY OF WESTERN CHANNEL SOLE STOCKS ICES ZONE VIIe

GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.   Scope

1.1.

The conditions laid down in this Annex shall apply to Community vessels of length overall equal to or greater than 10 metres carrying on board any of the gears defined in point 3, and present in zone VIIe. For the purposes of this Annex, a reference to the 2009 management period means the period from 1 February 2009 to 31 January 2010.

1.2.

Vessels fishing with static nets with mesh size equal to or larger than 120 mm and with track records of less than 300 kg live weight of sole according to the EC logbook in 2004 shall be exempt from the provisions of this Annex on the conditions that:

(a)

such vessels catch less than 300 kg live weight of sole during the 2009 management period; and

(b)

such vessels shall not tranship any fish at sea to another vessel; and

(c)

each Member State concerned makes a report to the Commission by 31 July 2009 and 31 January 2010 on these vessels' track records for sole in 2004 and catches of sole in 2009.

When either of these conditions is not met, the concerned vessels shall with immediate effect no longer be exempted from the provisions of this Annex.

2.   Definition of day present with the area

For the purpose of this Annex, a day present within an area shall be any continuous period of 24 hours (or part thereof) during which a vessel is present within zone VIIe and absent from port. The time from which the continuous period is measured is at the discretion of the Member State whose flag is flown by the vessel concerned.

3.   Fishing gear

For the purposes of this Annex, the following groupings of fishing gears shall apply:

(a)

Beam trawls of mesh size equal to or greater than 80 mm;

(b)

Static nets including gill-nets, trammel-nets and tangle-nets with mesh size less than 220 mm.

IMPLEMENTATION OF FISHING EFFORT LIMITATIONS

4.   Vessels concerned by fishing effort limitations

4.1.

Vessels using gear types identified in point 3 and fishing in areas defined in point 1 shall hold a special fishing permit issued in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1627/94.

4.2.

A Member State shall not permit fishing with a gear belonging to a grouping of fishing gears defined in point 3 in the area by any of its vessels which have no record of such fishing activity in the years 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008 in that area unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in the regulated area.

4.3.

However, a vessel with a track record of using a gear belonging to a grouping of fishing gears defined in point 3 may be authorised to use a different fishing gear, provided that the number of days allocated to this latter gear is greater than or equal to the number of days allocated to the first gear.

4.4.

A vessel flying the flag of a Member State having no quotas in the area defined in point 1 shall not be permitted to fish in that area with a gear belonging to a grouping of fishing gear defined in point 3, unless the vessel is allocated a quota after a transfer as permitted according to the Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 and is allocated days at sea according to point 11 or 12 of this Annex.

5.   Limitations in activity

Each Member State shall ensure that, when carrying on board any of the groupings of fishing gears referred to in point 3, fishing vessels flying its flag and registered in the Community shall be present within the area for no more than the number of days set out in point 7.

6.   Exceptions

A Member State shall not count against the days allocated to any of its vessels under this Annex either any days when the vessel has been present within the area but unable to fish because it was assisting another vessel in need of emergency aid or any days when a vessel has been present within the area but unable to fish because it is transporting an injured person for emergency medical aid. The Member State shall provide justification to the Commission within one month of any decisions taken on this basis with associated evidence of the emergency from the competent authorities.

NUMBER OF DAYS PRESENT WITHIN THE AREA ALLOCATED TO FISHING VESSELS

7.   Maximum number of days

7.1.

During the 2009 management period, the maximum number of days at sea for which a Member State may authorise a vessel flying its flag to be present within the area having carried on board and used any one of the fishing gears referred to in point 3 is shown in Table I.

7.2.

During the 2009 management period, the number of days at sea for which a vessel is present within the total area covered by this Annex and Annex IIA shall not exceed the number shown in Table I of this Annex. However, where the vessel is subject to allocations of maximum effort for its presence in areas covered by Annex IIA alone, it shall comply with the maximum effort thus fixed.

7.3.

During the 2009 management period, a Member State may manage its fishing effort allocation according to a kilowatt days system. By that system it may authorise any vessel concerned to be present within the area for a maximum number of days which is different from that set out in Table I for any one of the groupings of fishing gears laid down in that Table, provided that the overall amount of kilowatt days corresponding to such a grouping is respected.

For a specific grouping of fishing gears, the overall amount of kilowatt days shall be the sum of all individual fishing efforts allocated to the vessels flying the flag of the Member State concerned and qualified for that specific grouping. Such individual fishing efforts shall be calculated in kilowatt days by multiplying the engine power of each vessel by the number of days at sea it would benefit from, according to Table I, if the provisions of this point were not applied.

7.4.

A Member State wishing to benefit from the provisions laid down in point 7.3 shall submit a request to the Commission with reports in electronic format containing for each grouping of fishing gears the details of the calculation based on:

list of vessels authorised to fish by indicating their Community Fleet Register number (CFR) and their engine power,

the number of days at sea for which each vessel would had initially been authorised to fish according to Table I and the number of days at sea which each vessel would benefit from in application of point 7.3.

On the basis of that description, the Commission may authorise that Member State to benefit from the provisions defined in point 7.3.

8.   Management periods

8.1.

A Member State may divide the days present within the area given in Table I into management periods of durations of one or more calendar months.

8.2.

The number of days or hours for which a vessel may be present within the area during a management period shall be fixed at the discretion of the Member State concerned.

In case that a Member State authorises vessels to be present within the area by hours, the Member State shall continue measuring the consumption of days as specified in point 2. Upon request by the Commission, the Member State shall demonstrate its precautionary measures taken to avoid an excessive consumption of days within the area due to a vessel terminating presences in the area that do not coincide with the end of a 24-hour period.

8.3.

In any given management period a vessel that has used the number of days present within the area for which it is eligible shall remain in port or out of the area for the remainder of the management period unless it is using a gear for which no maximum number of days has been fixed.

9.   Allocation of additional days for permanent cessations of fishing activities

9.1.

An additional number of days at sea on which a vessel may be authorised by its flag Member State to be present within the geographical area when carrying on board any of the gears referred to in point 3 may be allocated to Member States by the Commission on the basis of permanent cessations of fishing activities that have taken place since 1 January 2004 either in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999 or in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006 or resulting from other circumstances duly motivated by Member States. The effort expended in 2003 measured in kilowatt days of the withdrawn vessels using the gear in question shall be divided by the effort expended by all vessels using that gear during 2003.

The additional number of days at sea shall be then calculated by multiplying the ratio so obtained by the number of days that would have been allocated according to Table I. Any part of a day resulting from this calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole day.

This point shall not apply where a vessel has been replaced in accordance with point 4.2 or when the withdrawal has already been used in previous years to obtain additional days at sea.

9.2.

Member States wishing to benefit from the allocations referred to in point 9.1 shall submit a request to the Commission with reports in electronic format containing for each grouping of fishing gears the details of the calculation based on:

lists of withdrawn vessels with their Community Fleet Register number (CFR) and their engine power,

the fishing activity deployed by such vessels in 2003 calculated in days at sea by concerned grouping of fishing gears.

9.3.

On the basis of such a request the Commission may amend the number of days defined in point 7.2 for that Member State in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

9.4.

During the 2009 management period, a Member State may re-allocate those additional numbers of days at sea to all the vessels remaining in fleet and qualified for the relevant grouping of fishing gears or to part of them by applying, mutatis mutandis, the provisions laid down in points 7.3 and 7.4.

9.5.

Any additional number of days resulting from a permanent cessation of activity previously allocated by the Commission remains allocated in 2009.

10.   Allocation of additional days for enhanced observer coverage

10.1.

Three additional days on which a vessel may be present within the area when carrying onboard any of the groupings of fishing gear referred to in point 3 may be allocated between 1 February 2009 and 31 January 2010 to Member States by the Commission on the basis of an enhanced programme of observer coverage in partnership between scientists and the fishing industry. Such a programme shall focus in particular on levels of discarding and on catch composition and go beyond the requirements on data collection, as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 and Regulation (EC) No 665/2008 for national programmes.

Observers shall be independent from the owner of the vessel and shall not be a member of the fishing vessel crew.

10.2.

Member States wishing to benefit from the allocations referred to in point 10.1 shall submit a description of their enhanced observer coverage programme to the Commission for approval.

10.3.

On the basis of this description, and after consultation with STECF, the Commission may amend the number of days defined in point 7.1 for that Member State and for the vessels, the area and gear concerned by the enhanced programme of observers in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

10.4.

If such a programme submitted by a Member Stated has been approved by the Commission in the past and the Member State wishes to continue its application without changes, the Member State shall inform the Commission of the continuation of its enhanced observer coverage programme four weeks before the beginning of the period for which the programme applies.

Table I

Maximum number of days a vessel may be present within the area by fishing gear per year

Gear

point 3

Denomination

Only the gear groupings as defined in point 3 are used

Western Channel

3.a.

Beam trawls of mesh size ≥ 80 mm

192

3.b.

Static nets with mesh size < 220 mm

192

EXCHANGES OF FISHING EFFORT ALLOCATIONS

11.   Transfer of days between fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State

11.1.

A Member State may permit any of its fishing vessels flying its flag to transfer days present within the area for which it has been authorised to another of its vessels flying its flag within the area provided that the product of the days received by a vessel and its engine power in kilowatts (kilowatt days) is equal to or less than the product of the days transferred by the donor vessel and the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel. The engine power in kilowatts of the vessels shall be that recorded for each vessel in the Community fishing fleet register.

11.2.

The total number of days present within the area, multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of the donor vessel, shall not be higher than the donor vessel's average annual days track record in the area as verified by the Community logbook in the years 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel.

11.3.

The transfer of days as described in point 11.1 shall be permitted only between vessels operating within the same gear grouping referred to in point 3 and during the same management period.

11.4.

On request from the Commission, Member States shall provide reports on the transfers that have taken place. A detailed format of spreadsheet for making these reports available to the Commission may be adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

12.   Transfer of days between fishing vessels flying the flag of different Member States

Member States may permit transfer of days present within the area for the same management period and within the area between any fishing vessels flying their flags provided the same provisions as laid down in points 4.2, 4.4, 6 and 11 apply. Where Member States decide to authorise such a transfer, as a preliminary they shall notify the Commission before such transfers take place, the details of the transfer, including the number of days transferred, the fishing effort and, where applicable, the fishing quotas relating thereto, as agreed between them.

USE OF FISHING GEAR

13.   Notification of fishing gear

Before the first day of each management period the master of a vessel or his representative shall notify to the authorities of the flag Member State which gear or gears he intends to use during the forthcoming management period. Until such notification is provided the vessel shall not be entitled to fish within the area defined in point 1 with any of the groupings of fishing gear referred to in point 3.

14.   Non-fishing related activities

In any given management period a vessel may undertake non-fishing related activities, without that time being counted against its days allocated under point 7, provided that the vessel first notifies its flag Member State of its intention to do so, the nature of its activity and that it surrenders its fishing licence for that time. Such vessels shall not carry any fishing gear or fish on board during that time.

TRANSIT

15.   Transit

A vessel shall be allowed to transit across the area provided that it has no fishing permit to operate in the area or it has first notified its authorities of its intention to do so. While that vessel is within the area any fishing gears carried on board must be lashed and stowed in accordance with conditions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.

MONITORING, INSPECTION AND SURVEILLANCE

16.   Fishing effort messages

Articles 19b, 19c, 19d, 19e and 19k of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 shall apply to vessels carrying on board the groupings of fishing gear defined in point 3 of this Annex and operating in the area defined in point 1 of this Annex. Vessels equipped with vessel monitoring systems in accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 shall be excluded from these hailing requirements set out in Article 19(c) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.

17.   Recording of relevant data

Member States shall ensure that the following data received pursuant to Articles 8, 10(1) and 11(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 are recorded in a computer-readable form:

(a)

entry into, and exit from port;

(b)

each entry into, and exit from maritime areas where specific rules on access to waters and resources apply.

18.   Cross-checks

Member States shall verify the submission of logbooks and relevant information recorded in the logbook by using VMS data. Such cross-checks shall be recorded and made available to the Commission on request.

19.   Alternative control measures

Member States may implement alternative control measures to ensure compliance with the obligations referred to in point 16 which are as effective and transparent as these reporting obligations. Such alternative measures shall be notified to the Commission before being implemented.

20.   Prior notification of transhipments and landings

The master of a Community vessel or his representative wishing to tranship any quantity retained on board or to land in a port or landing location of a third country shall inform the competent authorities of the flag Member State at least 24 hours prior to transhipping or to landing in a third country the information referred to in Article 19b of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.

21.   Margin of tolerance in the estimation of quantities reported in the logbook

By way of derogation from Article 5(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83, the permitted margin of tolerance, when estimating quantities, in kilograms retained on board of vessels referred to in point 16 shall be 8 % of the logbook figure. Where no conversion factors are laid down in Community legislation, the conversion factors adopted by the Member states whose flag the vessel is flying shall apply.

22.   Separate stowage

When quantities of sole greater than 50 kg are stowed on board a vessel, it shall be prohibited to retain on board a fishing vessel in any container any quantity of Sole mixed with any other species of marine organism. The masters of Community vessels shall give inspectors of Member States such assistance as will enable the quantities declared in the logbook and the catches of sole retained on board to be cross checked.

23.   Weighing

23.1.

The competent authorities of a Member State shall ensure that any quantity of sole exceeding 300 kg caught in the area shall be weighed before sale. The scales used for the weighing shall be approved by the competent national authorities.

23.2.

The competent authorities of a Member State may require that any quantity of sole exceeding 300 kg caught in the area and first landed in that Member State is weighed in the presence of controllers before being transported from the port of first landing.

REPORTING OBLIGATIONS

24.   Collection of relevant data

Member States, on the basis of information used for the management of fishing days present within the area as set out in this Annex, shall collect for each annual quarter the information about total fishing effort deployed within the area for towed gears and static gears and effort deployed by vessels using different types of gear in the area concerned by this Annex.

25.   Communication of relevant data

25.1.

On request of the Commission, Members States shall make available to the Commission a spreadsheet with the data referred to in point 24 in the format specified in Tables II and III by sending it to the appropriate electronic mailbox address, which shall be communicated to the Member States by the Commission.

25.2.

A new format of spreadsheet for the purpose of making the data referred to in point 26 available to the Commission may be adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

Table II

Reporting format

Country

CFR

External marking

Length of management period

Area fished

Gear(s) notified

Special condition applying to notified gear(s)

Days eligible using notified gear(s)

Days spent with notified gear(s)

Transfer of days

No1

No2

No3

No1

No2

No3

No1

No2

No3

No1

No2

No3

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

(6)

(6)

(6)

(7)

(7)

(7)

(7)

(8)

(8)

(8)

(8)

(9)

(9)

(9)

(9)

(10)


Table III

Data format

Name of field

Maximum number of characters/digits

Alignment (1)

L(eft)/R(ight)

Definition and Comments

(1)

Country

3

n/r

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which vessel is registered for fishing under Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

In the case of the donor Vessel, it is always the reporting country.

(2)

CFR

12

n/r

Community Fleet Register number

Unique identification number of a fishing vessel.

Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (9 characters). Where a series has fewer than 9 characters additional zeros must be inserted on the left hand side.

(3)

External marking

14

L

Under Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87.

(4)

Length of management period

2

L

Length of the management period measured in months.

(5)

Area fished

1

L

Non relevant information in the case of Annex IIC.

(6)

gear(s) notified

5

L

Indication of gear grouping notified in accordance with point 3 to Annex IIC (a or b).

(7)

Special condition applying to notified gear(s)

2

L

Non relevant information in the case of Annex IIC.

(8)

Days eligible using notified gear(s)

3

L

Number of days for which the vessel is eligible under Annex IIC for the choice of gear groupings and length of management period notified.

(9)

Days spent with notified gear(s)

3

L

Number of days the vessel actually spent present within the area and using a gear corresponding to grouping gear notified during the notified management period according to Annex IIC.

(10)

Transfers of days

4

L

For days transferred indicate ‘– number of days transferred’ and for days received indicate ‘+ number of days transferred’.


(1)  relevant information for transmission of data by fixed-length formatting.

ANNEX IID

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES AND FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS FISHING FOR SANDEEL IN ICES ZONES IIIA AND IV AND IN EC WATERS OF ICES ZONE IIa

1.

The conditions laid down in this Annex shall apply to Community vessels fishing in ICES zones IIIa and IV and in EC waters of ICES zone IIa with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16 mm.

2.

The conditions laid down in this Annex shall apply to third-country vessels authorised to fish for sandeel in EC waters of ICES zone IV unless otherwise specified, or as a consequence of consultations between the Community and Norway as set out in point 7.3 of the Agreed Record of conclusions between the European Community and Norway of 10 December 2008.

3.

For the purposes of this Annex a day present within the area shall be:

(a)

the 24-hour period between 00:00 hours of a calendar day and 24:00 hours of the same calendar day or any part of such a period or;

(b)

any continuous period of 24 hours as recorded in the Community logbook between the date and time of departure and the date and time of arrival or any part of any such time period.

4.

Each Member State concerned shall maintain a data base containing for ICES zones IIIa and IV and for each vessel flying its flag or registered within the Community which have been fishing with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16 mm, the following information:

(a)

the name and internal registration number of the vessel;

(b)

the installed engine power of the vessel in kilowatts measured in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86;

(c)

the number of days present within the area when fishing with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gear with a mesh size of less than 16 mm;

(d)

the kilowatt-days as the product of the number of days present within the area and the installed engine power in kilowatts.

5.

Exploratory fishery relating to sandeel abundance shall start no earlier than 1 April 2009 and end no later than 6 May 2009.

The total ceiling of fishing effort allowed in the exploratory fishery relating to sandeel abundance in 2009 shall be determined on the basis of the total fishing effort deployed by Community vessels in 2007 established in accordance with point 4 and shall be divided among Member States in accordance with the quota allocations for this TAC.

6.