27.1.2012   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 25/55


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) No 44/2012

of 17 January 2012

fixing for 2012 the fishing opportunities available in EU waters and, to EU vessels, in certain non-EU waters for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are subject to international negotiations or agreements

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

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

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

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

(2)

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) requires that Union measures governing access to waters and resources and the sustainable pursuit of fishing activities be established taking into account available scientific, technical and economic advice and in particular reports drawn up by the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF), as well as in the light of any advice received from Regional Advisory Councils.

(3)

It is incumbent upon the Council to adopt measures on the fixing and allocation of fishing opportunities by fishery or by group of fisheries, including certain conditions functionally linked thereto, as appropriate. Fishing opportunities should be distributed among Member States in such a way as to assure each Member State relative stability of fishing activities for each stock or fishery and having due regard to the objectives of the common fisheries policy established in Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

(4)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation relating to revising quotas for capelin available to the Union in Greenland waters of ICES subareas V and XIV under the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Greenland, powers should be conferred on the Commission.

(5)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of catch limits for certain stocks of short-lived species, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission relating to revising the TAC in the light of scientific information collected during the first half of 2012. Those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by the Member States of the Commission's exercise of implementing powers (2).

(6)

The Commission should adopt immediately applicable implementing acts relating to revising the TAC of these stocks of short-lived species where, in duly justified cases relating to the need for the Union to comply with its international obligations, imperative grounds of urgency so require.

(7)

Certain TACs allow Member States to grant additional allocations for vessels participating in trials on fully documented fisheries. The aim of those trials is to test a catch-quota system to avoid discards and the waste of otherwise usable fish resources it entails. Uncontrolled discards of fish are a threat to the long term sustainability of fish as a public good and thus to the common fisheries policy objectives. By contrast, catch-quota systems inherently present the fishers with an incentive to optimise the catch selectivity of their operations. In order to achieve a rational management of discards, a fully documented fishery should cover every operation at sea, rather than what is landed at port. The conditions for Member States to grant such additional allocations should therefore include an obligation to ensure the use of close circuit television cameras (CCTV) associated to a system of sensors. This should enable to record in detail all retained and discarded parts of catches. A system based on human observers operating in real time on board would be less efficient, more costly, and less reliable. Consequently, the use of CCTV is at this time a prerequisite for the achievement of discard reduction schemes such as fully documented fisheries, provided that the requirements of Directive 95/46/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 1995 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (3) are complied with.

(8)

The TACs should be established on the basis of available scientific advice, taking into account biological and socio-economic aspects whilst ensuring fair treatment between fishing sectors, as well as in the light of the opinions expressed during the consultation of stakeholders, in particular at the meetings with the Advisory Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture and the Regional Advisory Councils concerned.

(9)

For stocks subject to specific multiannual plans, the TACs should be established in accordance with the rules laid down in those plans. Consequently, the TACs for stocks of sole in the North Sea, of plaice in the North Sea, of cod in the North Sea, Skagerrak and the eastern Channel, and of bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean should be established in accordance with the rules laid down in 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 (4); Council Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 of 18 December 2008 establishing a long-term plan for cod stocks and the fisheries exploiting those stocks (5) (the ‘Cod Plan’); and Council Regulation (EC) No 302/2009 of 6 April 2009 concerning a multiannual recovery plan for bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean (6).

(10)

For stocks for which there is no sufficient or reliable data in order to provide size estimates, management measures and TAC levels should follow the precautionary approach to fisheries management as defined in point (i) of Article 3 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002, while taking into account stock-specific factors, including, in particular, available information on stock trends and mixed fisheries considerations.

(11)

In accordance with Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 of 6 May 1996 introducing additional conditions for year-to-year management of TACs and quotas (7), the stocks that are subject to the various measures referred to therein should be identified.

(12)

It is necessary to establish the fishing effort ceilings for 2012 in accordance with Articles 11 and 12 of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008, Article 9 of Regulation (EC) No 676/2007 and Articles 5 and 9 of Regulation (EC) No 302/2009, while taking into account Council Regulation (EC) No 754/2009 of 27 July 2009 excluding certain groups of vessels from the fishing effort regime laid down in Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 (8).

(13)

It is appropriate, following advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), to maintain and revise a system to manage sandeel in EU waters of ICES divisions IIa and IIIa and ICES subarea IV.

(14)

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

(15)

Norway lobster is caught in mixed demersal fisheries together with various other species. In a zone to the west of Ireland, known as the Porcupine Bank, scientific advice has recommended that catches of this species do not increase in 2012. In order to help continue the recovery of the stock, it is appropriate to keep fishing opportunities confined, in a certain part of that zone and in certain periods, to the catching of pelagic species with which Norway lobster is not caught.

(16)

In accordance with the procedure provided for in the agreements or protocols on fisheries relations with Norway (9), the Faroe Islands (10), Greenland (11) and Iceland (12), the Union has held consultations on fishing rights with those partners. The consultations with the Faroe Islands have not been finalised and the arrangements for 2012 with that partner are expected to be concluded in early 2012. Similarly, consultations with Iceland will continue in 2012. In order to avoid interruption of Union fishing activities whilst allowing for the necessary flexibility for the conclusion of those arrangements in 2012, it is appropriate for the Union to establish on a provisional basis the fishing opportunities for stocks subject to the agreements with Iceland and/or the Faroe Islands.

(17)

In accordance with the consultations between coastal states on the management of mackerel, blue whiting, Atlanto-Scandian herring and North Sea haddock, the Union may authorise fishing by EU vessels of up to 10 % beyond the quota available to the Union, provided that any quantities fished beyond the quota available to the Union would be deducted from its quota in 2013. Similarly, the Union may use in 2013 any unused quantities up to 10 % of the quota available to it in 2012. It is appropriate to enable such flexibility in the management of those fishing opportunities to the Member States concerned, in particular by allowing the Member States concerned to opt for the use of a flexibility quota.

(18)

The Union fisheries for cod in EU and international waters of ICES zones I and IIB have traditionally entailed by-catches of haddock. It is therefore necessary to fix haddock by-catch limits for those fisheries that are in line with historical levels.

(19)

The Union is a contracting party to several fisheries organisations and participates in other organisations as a cooperating non-party. Moreover, by virtue of the 2003 Act of Accession, fisheries agreements previously concluded by the Republic of Poland, such as the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock resources in the central Bering Sea, are as from the date of accession of Poland managed by the Union. Those fisheries organisations have recommended the introduction for 2012 of a number of measures, including fishing opportunities for EU vessels. Those fishing opportunities should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(20)

At its 33rd Annual Meeting in 2011, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) adopted a number of fishing opportunities for 2012 of certain stocks in Subareas 1-4 of the NAFO Convention Area. Those fishing opportunities, which consist of certain TACs and, in the case of shrimp in fishery Division 3M, an effort allocation scheme, should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(21)

At its 82nd Annual Meeting in 2011, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) adopted conservation measures for yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and skipjack tuna. IATTC also adopted a resolution on the conservation of oceanic whitetip sharks. Those measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(22)

At its Annual Meeting in 2011, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) adopted the compliance tables fixing the adjusted quotas and indicating the under-utilisation and over-utilisation of the fishing opportunities of the ICCAT contracting parties. In that context, ICCAT recognised that, during the year 2010, the Union had under-exploited its quota for Northern and Southern swordfish, bigeye tuna and Northern albacore. In order to respect the adjustments to the Union quotas established by ICCAT, it is necessary to carry out the distribution of the fishing opportunities arising from this under-utilisation on the basis of the respective contribution of each Member State towards the under-utilisation without any modification of the distribution key established in this Regulation concerning the annual allocation of TACs. Furthermore, as a result of the same annual meeting, the rebuilding plan for blue and white marlins was amended, the Union quota for blue marlin decreased, the Union quota for white marlin slightly increased, and an ICCAT recommendation was adopted on the conservation of silky sharks. Those measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(23)

At its Annual Meeting in 2011, the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) did not modify its measures regarding fishing opportunities as currently implemented in the law of the Union. The currently applicable measures adopted by the IOTC should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(24)

During the Third International Meeting, held in May 2007, for the creation of a Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMO) in the high seas of the South Pacific (SPRFMO), the participants adopted interim measures, including fishing opportunities, in order to regulate pelagic fishing activities as well as bottom fisheries in that area until the establishment of such RFMO. Those interim measures were revised at the 2nd Preparatory Conference for the SPRFMO Commission held in January 2011 and will be revised again at the 3rd Preparatory Conference for the SPRFMO Commission to be held from 30 January to 3 February 2012. Those interim measures are voluntary and not legally binding under international law. It is however appropriate, in accordance with the cooperation and conservation obligations enshrined in the International Law of the Sea, to implement those measures in the law of the Union by establishing an overall quota for the Union and an allocation among the Member States concerned.

(25)

At its Annual Meeting in 2011, the South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) did not modify the total allowable catches for Patagonian toothfish, orange roughy, alfonsinos and deep-sea red crab agreed for 2011 and 2012 at its Annual Meeting in 2010. The currently applicable measures adopted by the SEAFO should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(26)

In the light of the most recent scientific advice from ICES and in accordance with the international commitments in the context of the North East Atlantic Fisheries Convention (NEAFC), it is necessary to limit the fishing effort on certain deep-sea species.

(27)

The 8th Annual Meeting of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) in 2011 has been postponed until 2012. However, it is appropriate that the currently applicable conservation and management measures remain in place until that Annual Meeting is held.

(28)

At its Annual Meeting in 2011, the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Pollock resources in the central Bering Sea did not modify its measures regarding fishing opportunities. The currently applicable measures should be implemented in the law of the Union.

(29)

Certain international measures which create or restrict fishing opportunities for the Union are adopted by the relevant RFMOs at the end of the year and become applicable before the entry into force of this Regulation. It is therefore necessary for the provisions that implement such measures in the law of the Union to apply retroactively. In particular, since the fishing season in CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) Convention Area runs from 1 December to 30 November, and thus certain fishing opportunities or prohibitions in the CCAMLR Convention Area are laid down for a period of time starting from 1 December 2011, it is appropriate that the relevant provisions of this Regulation apply from that date. Such retroactive application will be without prejudice to the principle of legitimate expectations as CCAMLR members are forbidden to fish in the CCAMLR Convention Area without authorisation.

(30)

On 16 December 2011 the Union made a declaration with respect to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (‘Venezuela’) on the granting of fishing opportunities in EU waters to fishing vessels flying the flag of Venezuela in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the coast of French Guyana. It is necessary to fix the fishing opportunities for snappers available to Venezuela in EU waters.

(31)

The use of fishing opportunities available to EU vessels set out in this Regulation is subject to Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy (13), and in particular to Articles 33 and 34 thereof concerning the recording of catches and fishing effort and the notification of data on the exhaustion of fishing opportunities. It is therefore necessary to specify the codes to be used by Member States when sending data to the Commission relating to landings of stocks subject to this Regulation.

(32)

In order to avoid the interruption of fishing activities and to ensure the livelihood of the fishermen of the Union, this Regulation should apply from 1 January 2012, except for the provisions concerning fishing effort limits, which should apply from 1 February 2012, and specific provisions in particular regions, which should have a specific date of application as indicated in recital 29. For reasons of urgency, this Regulation should enter into force immediately after its publication.

(33)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

TITLE I

SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

1.   This Regulation fixes fishing opportunities available in EU waters and, to EU vessels, in certain non-EU waters for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are subject to international negotiations or agreements.

2.   The fishing opportunities referred to in paragraph 1 shall include:

(a)

catch limits for the year 2012;

(b)

fishing effort limits for the period from 1 February 2012 to 31 January 2013;

(c)

fishing opportunities for the period from 1 December 2011 to 30 November 2012 for certain stocks in the CCAMLR Convention Area; and

(d)

fishing opportunities for the periods set out in Article 27 for certain stocks in the IATTC Convention Area.

3.   This Regulation also fixes provisional fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are subject to fisheries consultations with third countries. The definitive fishing opportunities shall be fixed upon conclusion of those consultations in accordance with the Treaty.

4.   Certain fishing opportunities identified in Annex I remain unallocated and may not be fished by the Member States until definitive fishing opportunities have been established in accordance with paragraph 3.

Article 2

Scope

This Regulation shall apply to:

(a)

EU vessels; and

(b)

third-country vessels in EU waters.

Article 3

Definitions

For the purpose of this Regulation the following definitions shall apply:

(a)

‘EU vessel’ means a fishing vessel flying the flag of a Member State and registered in the Union;

(b)

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

(c)

‘EU waters’ means waters under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of the Member States with the exception of waters adjacent to the overseas countries and territories listed in Annex II to the Treaty;

(d)

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

(e)

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

(f)

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

(g)

‘mesh size’ means the mesh size of fishing nets as determined in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 517/2008 (14).

Article 4

Fishing zones

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

(a)

ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) zones are the geographical areas specified in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 218/2009 (15);

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

CECAF (Committee for Eastern Central Atlantic Fisheries) zones are the geographical areas specified in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 (16);

(e)

NAFO (Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) zones are the geographical areas specified in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 217/2009 (17);

(f)

‘SEAFO (South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean (18);

(g)

‘ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (19);

(h)

‘CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in point (a) of Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 (20);

(i)

‘IATTC (Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission established by the 1949 Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica (21);

(j)

‘IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Agreement for the establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (22);

(k)

‘SPRFMO (South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation) Convention Area’ is the high seas geographical area south of 10° N, north of the CCAMLR Convention Area, east of the SIOFA Convention Area as defined in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (23), and west of the areas of fisheries jurisdictions of South American States;

(l)

‘the WCPFC (Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (24);

(m)

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

TITLE II

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EU VESSELS

CHAPTER I

General provisions

Article 5

TACs and allocations

1.   The TACs for EU vessels in EU waters or in certain non-EU waters and the allocation of such TACs among Member States, and the conditions functionally linked thereto, where appropriate, are set out in Annex I.

2.   EU vessels are authorised to make catches, within the TACs 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 condition set out in Article 14 of and Annex III to this Regulation and in Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 (25) and its implementing provisions.

3.   The Commission shall revise quotas for capelin available to the Union in Greenland waters of ICES subareas V and XIV on the basis of the TAC and its allocation to the Union established by Greenland in accordance with the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Rule Government of Greenland, on the other hand, and the Protocol thereto.

4.   In the light of scientific information collected during the first half of 2012, TACs set out in Annex I for the following stocks may be revised by the Commission by means of implementing acts adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 38(2):

(a)

the stock of sandeel and associated by-catches in EU waters of ICES divisions IIa and IIIa and ICES subarea IV in accordance with Annex IIB to this Regulation;

(b)

the stock of Norway pout and associated by-catches in ICES subarea IIIa and EU waters of ICES division IIa and ICES subarea IV; and

(c)

the stock of sprat and associated by-catches in EU waters of ICES division IIa and ICES subarea IV.

5.   On duly justified imperative grounds of urgency relating to the obligation of the Union to comply with its international obligations, the Commission shall revise the TACs set out in Annex I for the stocks referred to in paragraph 4 of this Article by means of immediately applicable implementing acts in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 38(3). Those acts shall remain in force for the period of application of this Regulation, and in any case not later than 31 December 2012.

Article 6

Additional allocation for vessels participating in trials on fully documented fisheries

1.   For certain stocks, a Member State may grant an additional allocation to vessels flying its flag participating in trials on fully documented fisheries. Those stocks are identified in Annex I. The additional allocation shall not exceed an overall limit set out in Annex I as a percentage of the quota allocated to that Member State.

2.   The additional allocation referred to in paragraph 1 may be granted only in accordance with the following conditions:

(a)

the vessel makes use of close circuit television cameras (CCTV) associated to a system of sensors to record all fishing and processing activities on board the vessels;

(b)

the amount of the additional allocation granted to an individual vessel that participates in trials on fully documented fisheries shall be no more than 75 % of the discards estimated for the type of vessel to which it belongs, and in any case shall not represent more than a 30 % increase of the vessel's basic allocation; and

(c)

all catches of the relevant stock subject to the additional allocation by that vessel shall be counted against its total allocation.

Notwithstanding point (b), a Member State may exceptionally grant to vessel flying its flag additional allocation that corresponds to more than 75 % of the estimated discards for the type of vessel to which the vessel concerned belongs, provided that:

(i)

the estimated discards for the type of vessel are less than 10 %;

(ii)

it can be demonstrated that the inclusion of that type of vessel is important to evaluate the potential of the CCTV system for control purposes; and

(iii)

an overall limit of 75 % of the estimated discards is not exceeded for all vessels participating in the trials.

3.   Where a Member State detects that a vessel participating in trials on fully documented fisheries fails to comply with the conditions set out in paragraph 2, it shall immediately withdraw the additional allocation granted to that vessel and exclude it from participation in those trials for the remainder of the year 2012.

4.   Prior to granting the additional allocation referred to in paragraph 1, a Member State shall submit to the Commission the following information:

(a)

the list of vessels flying its flag participating in trials on fully documented fisheries,

(b)

the specifications of the remote electronic monitoring equipment installed on board those vessels;

(c)

the capacity, type and specification of gears used by those vessels;

(d)

the estimated discards for each type of vessel participating in the trials; and

(e)

the amount of catches of the stock subject to the relevant TAC made in 2011 by the vessels participating in the trials.

5.   The Commission may request that the assessment of the estimated discards for the type of vessel referred to in point (b) of paragraph 2, be submitted to a scientific advisory body for review. In the absence of a confirming assessment, the Member State concerned shall inform the Commission, in writing, of the measures taken to ensure that the relevant vessels comply with the estimated discards condition established in point (b) of paragraph 2.

Article 7

Flexibility in the management of certain stocks

1.   For certain stocks identified in Annex I, a Member State may opt to increase its initial quota set in Annex I by 10 %. The Member State concerned shall notify its decision to the Commission. Upon such notification, the increased quota shall be considered the quota allocated to that Member State.

2.   Any quantities fished in 2012 under such increased quota that exceed the initial quota shall be deducted for the purpose of calculating the quota of the Member State concerned for the relevant stock for 2013.

3.   Any quantities not fished under the initial quota up to 10 % of that quota shall be added for the purpose of calculating the quota of the Member State concerned for the relevant stock for 2013.

Article 8

Conditions for landing catches and by-catches

Fish from stocks for which TACs are established shall be retained on board or landed only if:

(a)

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

(b)

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

Article 9

Fishing effort limits

From 1 February 2012 to 31 January 2013, the fishing effort measures laid down in Annex IIA shall apply for the management of certain cod, plaice and sole stocks in:

(a)

the Skagerrak;

(b)

that part of ICES division IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat;

(c)

ICES subarea IV;

(d)

EU waters of ICES division IIa; and

(e)

ICES division VIId.

Article 10

Catch and effort limits for deep-sea fisheries

1.   Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002 (26) establishing the requirement of holding a deep-sea fishing permit shall apply to Greenland halibut. The catching, retaining on board, transhipping and landing of Greenland halibut shall be subject to the conditions referred to in that Article.

2.   Member States shall ensure that for 2012 the fishing effort levels, measured in kilowatt days absent from port, by vessels holding deep-sea fishing permits referred to in Article 3(1) of Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002 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 or deep-sea species, as listed in Annexes I and II to that Regulation, 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 11

Special provisions on allocations of fishing opportunities

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

(a)

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

(b)

reallocations made pursuant to Article 37 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 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 Articles 37, 105, 106 and 107 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

2.   Except where otherwise specified in Annex I to this Regulation, Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall apply to stocks subject to precautionary TAC and Article 3(2) and (3) and Article 4 of that Regulation shall apply to stocks subject to analytical TAC.

Article 12

Closed fishing season

1.   It shall be prohibited to fish or retain on board any of the following species in the Porcupine Bank during the period from 1 May to 31 July 2012: tusk, blue ling and ling.

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

Point

Latitude

Longitude

1

52° 27′ N

12° 19′ W

2

52° 40′ N

12° 30′ W

3

52° 47′ N

12° 39,600′ W

4

52° 47′ N

12° 56′ W

5

52° 13,5′ N

13° 53,830′ W

6

51° 22′ N

14° 24′ W

7

51° 22′ N

14° 03′ W

8

52° 10′ N

13° 25′ W

9

52° 32′ N

13° 07,500′ W

10

52° 43′ N

12° 55′ W

11

52° 43′ N

12° 43′ W

12

52° 38,800′ N

12° 37′ W

13

52° 27′ N

12° 23′ W

14

52° 27′ N

12° 19′ W

3.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, transit through the Porcupine Bank, carrying on board the species referred to in that paragraph, shall be permitted in accordance with Article 50(3), (4) and (5) of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

Article 13

Prohibitions

1.   It shall be prohibited for EU vessels to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship or to land the following species:

(a)

basking shark (Cetorhinus maximus) and white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) in EU and non-EU waters;

(b)

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in all waters, except where it is provided otherwise in Annex I, Part B to Regulation (EU) No 43/2012 (27);

(c)

angel shark (Squatina squatina) in EU waters;

(d)

common skate (Dipturus batis) in EU waters of ICES division IIa and ICES subareas III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X;

(e)

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

(f)

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

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

Article 14

Data transmission

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

CHAPTER II

Fishing authorisations in third-country waters

Article 15

Fishing authorisations

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

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

CHAPTER III

Fishing opportunities in waters of regional fisheries management organisations

Section 1

ICCAT Convention Area

Article 16

Fishing, farming and fattening capacity limitations for bluefin tuna

1.   The number of EU bait boats and trolling boats authorised to fish actively for bluefin tuna between 8 kg/75 cm and 30 kg/115 cm in the Eastern Atlantic shall be limited as set out in point 1 of Annex IV.

2.   The number of EU coastal artisanal fishing vessels authorised to fish actively for bluefin tuna between 8 kg/75 cm and 30 kg/115 cm in the Mediterranean shall be limited as set out in point 2 of Annex IV.

3.   The number of EU vessels fishing for bluefin tuna in the Adriatic Sea for farming purposes authorised to fish actively for bluefin tuna between 8 kg/75 cm and 30 kg/115 cm shall be limited as set out in point 3 of Annex IV.

4.   The number and total capacity in gross tonnage of fishing vessels authorised to fish for, retain on board, tranship, transport, or land bluefin tuna in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean shall be limited as set out in point 4 of Annex IV.

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

6.   The bluefin tuna farming capacity, the fattening capacity and the maximum input of wild caught bluefin tuna allocated to the farms in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean shall be limited as set out in point 6 of Annex IV.

Article 17

Additional conditions to the bluefin tuna quota allocated in Annex ID

In addition to the prohibition period provided for in Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 302/2009, purse-seine fishing for bluefin tuna shall be prohibited in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean from 15 April to 15 May 2012.

Article 18

Recreational and sport fisheries

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

Article 19

Sharks

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

2.   It shall be prohibited to undertake a directed fishery for species of thresher sharks of the genus Alopias.

3.   Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of hammerhead sharks of the family Sphyrnidae (except for the Sphyrna tiburo) in association with fisheries in the ICCAT Convention Area shall be prohibited.

4.   Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) taken in any fishery shall be prohibited.

5.   Retaining on board silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) taken in any fishery shall be prohibited.

Section 2

CCAMLR Convention Area

Article 20

Prohibitions and catch limitations

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

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

Article 21

Exploratory fisheries

1.   Only those Member States which are members of the CCAMLR Commission may participate in longline exploratory fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in FAO Subareas 88.1 and 88.2 as well as in Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2 and 58.4.3a outside areas of national jurisdiction in 2012. If such a Member State intends to participate in such fisheries, it shall notify the CCAMLR Secretariat in accordance with Articles 7 and 7a of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 and in any case no later than 1 June 2012.

2.   With regard to FAO Subareas 88.1 and 88.2 as well as Divisions 58.4.1,58.4.2 and 58.4.3a TACs and by-catch limits per subarea and division, and their distribution among Small Scale Research Units (SSRUs) within each of them, shall be as set out in Annex V, Part B. Fishing in any SSRU shall cease when the reported catch reaches the specified TAC, and the SSRU shall be closed to fishing for the remainder of the season.

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

Article 22

Krill fishery during the 2012/2013 fishing season

1.   Only those Member States which are members of the CCAMLR Commission may fish for krill (Euphausia superba) in the CCAMLR Convention Area during the 2012/2013 fishing season. If such a Member State intends to fish for krill in the CCAMLR Convention Area, it shall notify the CCAMLR Secretariat, in accordance with Article 5a of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004, and the Commission, and in any case no later than 1 June 2012:

(a)

of its intention to fish for krill, using the format laid down in Annex V, Part C;

(b)

of the net configuration form, using the format laid down in Annex V, Part D.

2.   The notification referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall include the information provided for in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 for each vessel to be authorised by the Member State to participate in the krill fishery.

3.   A Member State intending to fish for krill in the CCAMLR Convention Area shall only notify its intention to do so in respect of authorised vessels either flying its flag at the time of the notification or flying the flag of another CCAMLR member that are expected, at the time the fishery takes place, to be flying the flag of that Member State.

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

(a)

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

(b)

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

5.   Member States shall not authorise a vessel on either of the CCAMLR illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) Vessel Lists to participate in krill fisheries.

Section 3

IOTC Convention Area

Article 23

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

1.   The maximum number of EU vessels fishing for tropical tunas in the IOTC Convention Area and the corresponding capacity in gross tonnage shall be as set out in point 1 of Annex VI.

2.   The maximum number of EU vessels fishing for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) and albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the IOTC Convention Area and the corresponding capacity in gross tonnage shall be as set out in point 2 of Annex VI.

3.   Member States may re-allocate vessels assigned to one of the two fisheries referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 to the other fishery, provided that they can demonstrate to the Commission that this change does not lead to an increase of fishing effort on the fish stocks involved.

4.   Member States shall ensure that, where there is a proposed transfer of capacity to their fleet, vessels to be transferred are on the IOTC Record of Vessels or on the record of vessels of other tuna regional fisheries organisations. Furthermore, no vessels featuring on the list of vessels engaged in IUU fishing activities (IUU vessels) of any RFMO may be transferred.

5.   In order to take into account the implementation of the development plans submitted to the IOTC, Member States may only increase their fishing capacity beyond the ceilings referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 within the limits set out in those plans.

Article 24

Sharks

1.   Retaining on board, transhipping or landing any part or whole carcass of thresher sharks of all the species of the family Alopiidae in any fishery shall be prohibited.

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

Section 4

SPRFMO Convention Area

Article 25

Pelagic fisheries — capacity limitation

Member States having actively exercised pelagic fisheries activities in the SPRFMO Convention Area in 2007, 2008 or 2009 shall limit the total level of gross tonnage of vessels flying their flag and fishing for pelagic stocks in 2012 to the levels of total 78 610 gross tonnage in that area in such manner that sustainable exploitation of the pelagic fishery resources in the South Pacific is ensured.

Article 26

Pelagic fisheries — TACs

1.   Only Member States having actively exercised pelagic fisheries activities in the SPRFMO Convention Area in 2007, 2008 or 2009, as specified in Article 25, may fish for pelagic stocks in that area in accordance with the TACs set out in Annex IJ.

2.   Member States shall notify the Commission on a monthly basis of the names and characteristics, including gross tonnage, of vessels flying their flag engaged in the fishery referred to in this Article.

3.   For the purpose of monitoring the fishery referred to in this Article, Member States shall send to the Commission, in order to communicate them to the SPRFMO Interim Secretariat, records from vessel monitoring systems (VMS), monthly catch reports and, where available, port calls at the latest by the 15th day of the following month.

Article 27

Bottom fisheries

Member States with a track record in bottom fishing effort or catch in the SPRFMO Convention Area over the period from 1 January 2002 to 31 December 2006 shall limit their effort or catch to:

(a)

the average level of catches or effort parameters over that period; and

(b)

only those parts of the SPRFMO Convention Area where bottom fisheries has occurred in any previous fishing season.

Section 5

IATTC Convention Area

Article 28

Purse-seine fisheries

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

(a)

from 29 July to 28 September 2012 or from 18 November 2012 to 18 January 2013 in the area defined by the following limits:

the Pacific coastlines of the Americas,

longitude 150° W,

latitude 40° N,

latitude 40° S;

(b)

from 29 September to 29 October 2012 in the area defined by the following limits:

longitude 96° W,

longitude 110° W,

latitude 4° N,

latitude 3° S.

2.   The Member States concerned shall notify the Commission of the selected period of closure referred to in paragraph 1 before 1 April 2012. All the purse-seine vessels of the Member States concerned shall stop purse-seine fishing in the areas defined in paragraph 1 during the selected period.

3.   Purse-seine vessels fishing for tuna in the IATTC Convention Area shall retain on board and then land or tranship all yellowfin, bigeye and skipjack tuna caught.

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

(a)

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

(b)

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

5.   It shall be prohibited to fish for oceanic whitetip sharks (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the IATTC Convention Area, and to retain on board, to tranship, to store, to offer to sell, to sell or to land any part or whole carcass of oceanic whitetip sharks in that area.

6.   When accidentally caught, the species referred to in paragraph 5 shall not be harmed. It shall be promptly released by vessel operators, who shall also:

(a)

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

(b)

report the information specified in paragraph (a) to the Member State of which they are nationals. Member States shall transmit this information to the Commission by 31 January 2013.

Section 6

SEAFO Convention Area

Article 29

Prohibition of fishing for deep water sharks

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

skates (Rajidae),

spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias),

blurred smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus bigelowi),

shorttail lanternshark (Etmopterus brachyurus),

great lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps),

smooth lanternshark (Etmopterus pusillus),

ghost catshark (Apristurus manis),

velvet dogfish (Scymnodon squamulosus),

and deep-sea sharks of super-order Selachimorpha.

Section 7

WCPFC Convention Area

Article 30

Fishing effort limitations for bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna, skipjack tuna and south Pacific albacore

Member States shall ensure that the total fishing effort for bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) and south Pacific albacore (Thunnus alalunga) in the WCPFC Convention Area is limited to the fishing effort provided for in fisheries partnership agreements between the Union and coastal States in that region.

Article 31

Closed area for FAD fishing

1.   In the part of the WCPFC Convention Area located between 20° N and 20° S, fishing activities of purse-seine vessels making use of fish aggregating devices (FADs) shall be prohibited between 00:00 hours of 1 July 2012 and 24:00 hours of 30 September 2012. During that period, a purse-seine vessel may only engage in fishing operations within that part of the WCPFC Convention Area if it carries onboard an observer to monitor that at no time does the vessel:

(a)

deploy or service a FAD or associated electronic device;

(b)

fish on schools in association with FADs.

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

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

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

when a serious malfunction of freezer equipment occurs.

Article 32

Closed areas for purse-seine fisheries

The fishing by purse-seine vessels for bigeye tuna and yellowfin tuna shall be prohibited in the following high seas areas:

(a)

the international waters enclosed by the boundaries of the EEZ of Indonesia, Palau, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea;

(b)

the international waters enclosed by the boundaries of the EEZ of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Fiji, Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Article 33

Limitations to the number of EU vessels authorised to fish swordfish

The maximum number of EU vessels authorised to fish for swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in areas south of 20° S of the WCPFC Convention Area shall be as indicated in Annex VII.

Section 8

Bering Sea

Article 34

Prohibition on fishing in the high seas of the Bering Sea

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

TITLE III

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THIRD-COUNTRY VESSELS IN EU WATERS

Article 35

TACs

Fishing vessels flying the flag of Norway and fishing vessels registered in the Faroe Islands shall be authorised to make catches in EU waters within the TACs set out in Annex I to this Regulation and subject to the conditions provided for in this Title and Chapter III of Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008.

Article 36

Fishing authorisations

1.   The maximum number of fishing authorisations for third-country vessels fishing in EU waters is laid down in Annex VIII.

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

Article 37

Prohibitions

1.   It shall be prohibited for third-country vessels to fish for, to retain on board, to tranship or to land the following species:

(a)

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

(b)

angel shark (Squatina squatina) in all EU waters;

(c)

common skate (Dipturus batis) in EU waters of ICES division IIa and ICES subareas III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, IX and X;

(d)

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

(e)

porbeagle (Lamna nasus) in all EU waters; and

(f)

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

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

TITLE IV

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 38

Committee procedure

1.   The Commission shall be assisted by the Committee for fisheries and aquaculture established by Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002. That committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

2.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.

3.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011, in conjunction with Article 5 thereof, shall apply.

Article 39

Entry into force and application

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

It shall apply from 1 January 2012.

However, Article 9 shall apply from 1 February 2012.

The fishing opportunities or prohibitions for the CCAMLR Convention Area set out in Articles 20, 21 and 22 and Annexes IE and V shall apply with effect from the beginning of the respective periods of application specified for those fishing opportunities or prohibitions.

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

Done at Brussels, 17 January 2012.

For the Council

The President

N. WAMMEN


(1)  OJ L 358, 31.12.2002, p. 59.

(2)  OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13.

(3)  OJ L 281, 23.11.1995, p. 31.

(4)  OJ L 157, 19.6.2007, p. 1.

(5)  OJ L 348, 24.12.2008, p. 20.

(6)  OJ L 96, 15.4.2009, p. 1.

(7)  OJ L 115, 9.5.1996, p. 3.

(8)  OJ L 214, 19.8.2009, p. 16.

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

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

(11)  Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community on the one hand, and the Government of Denmark and the Home Rule Government of Greenland, on the other hand (OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 4) and Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for in that Agreement (OJ L 172, 30.6.2007, p. 9).

(12)  Agreement on fisheries and the marine environment between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Iceland (OJ L 161, 2.7.1993, p. 2).

(13)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(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 (OJ L 97, 1.4.2004, p. 16).

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

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

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

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

(25)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 of 29 September 2009 concerning authorisations for fishing activities of Community fishing vessels outside Community waters and the access of third country vessels to Community waters (OJ L 286, 29.10.2008, p. 33).

(26)  Council Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002 of 16 December 2002 establishing specific access requirements and associated conditions applicable to fishing for deep-sea stocks (OJ L 351, 28.12.2002, p. 6).

(27)  Council Regulation (EU) No 43/2012 of 18 January 2012 fixing for 2012 the fishing opportunities available to EU vessels for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks which are not subject to international negotiations or agreements (see page 1 of this Official Journal).


LIST OF ANNEXES

ANNEX I

:

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

ANNEX IA

:

Skagerrak, Kattegat, ICES subareas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV, EU waters of CECAF

ANNEX IB

:

North East Atlantic and Greenland, ICES subareas I, II, V, XII and XIV and Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

ANNEX IC

:

North West Atlantic — NAFO Convention Area

ANNEX ID

:

Highly migratory fish — all areas

ANNEX IE

:

Antarctic — CCAMLR Convention Area

ANNEX IF

:

South-East Atlantic Ocean — SEAFO Convention Area

ANNEX IG

:

Southern bluefin tuna — all areas

ANNEX IH

:

WCPFC Convention Area

ANNEX IJ

:

SPRFMO Convention Area

ANNEX IIA

:

Fishing effort for vessels in the context of the management of certain cod, plaice and sole stocks in the Skagerrak, that part of ICES division IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat, ICES subarea IV, EU waters of ICES division IIa and ICES division VIId

ANNEX IIB

:

Fishing opportunities for vessels fishing for sandeel in ICES divisions IIa, IIIa and ICES subarea IV

ANNEX III

:

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

ANNEX IV

:

ICCAT Convention Area

ANNEX V

:

CCAMLR Convention Area

ANNEX VI

:

IOTC Convention Area

ANNEX VII

:

WCPFC Convention Area

ANNEX VIII

:

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

ANNEX I

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

The tables in Annexes IA, IB, IC, ID, IE, IF, IG, IH and IJ set out the TACs and quotas (in tonnes live weight, except where otherwise specified) by stock, and conditions functionally linked thereto, where appropriate. All fishing opportunities set out in this Annex shall be subject to the rules set out in Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, and in particular Articles 33 and 34 thereof.

The references to fishing zones are references to ICES zones, unless otherwise specified. Within each area, fish stocks are referred to following the alphabetical order of the Latin names of the species. For the purposes of this Regulation, the following comparative table of Latin names and common names is provided:

Scientific name

Alpha-3 code

Common name

Amblyraja radiata

RJR

Starry ray

Ammodytes spp.

SAN

Sandeels

Argentina silus

ARU

Greater silver smelt

Beryx spp.

ALF

Alfonsinos

Brosme brosme

USK

Tusk

Caproidae

BOR

Boarfish

Centrophorus squamosus

GUQ

Leafscale gulper shark

Centroscymnus coelolepis

CYO

Portuguese dogfish

Chaceon maritae

CGE

Deep sea red crab

Champsocephalus gunnari

ANI

Antarctic 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

Dipturus batis

RJB

Common skate

Dissostichus eleginoides

TOP

Patagonian toothfish

Dissostichus mawsoni

TOA

Antarctic toothfish

Engraulis encrasicolus

ANE

Anchovy

Etmopterus princeps

ETR

Great lanternshark

Etmopterus pusillus

ETP

Smooth lanternshark

Euphausia superba

KRI

Krill

Gadus morhua

COD

Cod

Galeorhinus galeus

GAG

Tope shark

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

WIT

Witch flounder

Hippoglossoides platessoides

PLA

American plaice

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

HAL

Atlantic halibut

Hoplostethus atlanticus

ORY

Orange roughy

Illex illecebrosus

SQI

Shortfin squid

Lamna nasus

POR

Porbeagle

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

NOS

Grey rockcod

Lepidorhombus spp.

LEZ

Megrims

Leucoraja circularis

RJI

Sandy ray

Leucoraja fullonica

RJF

Shagreen ray

Leucoraja naevus

RJN

Cuckoo ray

Limanda ferruginea

YEL

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda limanda

DAB

Dab

Lophiidae

ANF

Anglerfish

Macrourus spp.

GRV

Grenadiers

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 molva

LIN

Ling

Nephrops norvegicus

NEP

Norway lobster

Pandalus borealis

PRA

Northern prawn

Paralomis spp.

PAI

Crabs

Penaeus spp.

PEN

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

Platichthys flesus

FLE

Flounder

Pleuronectes platessa

PLE

Plaice

Pleuronectiformes

FLX

Flatfish

Pollachius pollachius

POL

Pollack

Pollachius virens

POK

Saithe

Psetta maxima

TUR

Turbot

Raja brachyura

RJH

Blonde ray

Raja clavata

RJC

Thornback ray

Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis

JAD

Norwegian skate

Raja microocellata

RJE

Small-eyed ray

Raja montagui

RJM

Spotted ray

Raja undulata

RJU

Undulate ray

Rajiformes

SRX

Skates and rays

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

GHL

Greenland halibut

Rostroraja alba

RJA

White skate

Scomber scombrus

MAC

Mackerel

Scophthalmus rhombus

BLL

Brill

Sebastes spp.

RED

Redfish

Solea solea

SOL

Common sole

Solea spp.

SOO

Sole

Sprattus sprattus

SPR

Sprat

Squalus acanthias

DGS

Spurdog/dogfish

Tetrapturus albidus

WHM

White marlin

Thunnus maccoyii

SBF

Southern bluefin tuna

Thunnus obesus

BET

Bigeye tuna

Thunnus thynnus

BFT

Bluefin tuna

Trachurus spp.

JAX

Horse mackerel

Trisopterus esmarkii

NOP

Norway pout

Urophycis tenuis

HKW

White hake

Xiphias gladius

SWO

Swordfish

The following comparative table of common names and Latin names is provided exclusively for explanatory purposes:

Alfonsinos

ALF

Beryx spp.

American plaice

PLA

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Anchovy

ANE

Engraulis encrasicolus

Anglerfish

ANF

Lophiidae

Antarctic icefish

ANI

Champsocephalus gunnari

Antarctic toothfish

TOA

Dissostichus mawsoni

Atlantic halibut

HAL

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Bigeye tuna

BET

Thunnus obesus

Birdbeak dogfish

DCA

Deania calcea

Blonde ray

RJH

Raja brachyura

Blue ling

BLI

Molva dypterygia

Blue marlin

BUM

Makaira nigricans

Blue whiting

WHB

Micromesistius poutassou

Bluefin tuna

BFT

Thunnus thynnus

Boarfish

BOR

Caproidae

Brill

BLL

Scophthalmus rhombus

Capelin

CAP

Mallotus villosus

Cod

COD

Gadus morhua

Common skate

RJB

Dipturus batis

Common sole

SOL

Solea solea

Crabs

PAI

Paralomis spp.

Cuckoo ray

RJN

Leucoraja naevus

Dab

DAB

Limanda limanda

Deep sea red crab

CGE

Chaceon maritae

Flatfish

FLX

Pleuronectiformes

Flounder

FLE

Platichthys flesus

Great lanternshark

ETR

Etmopterus princeps

Greater silver smelt

ARU

Argentina silus

Greenland halibut

GHL

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Grenadiers

GRV

Macrourus spp.

Grey rockcod

NOS

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

Haddock

HAD

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Hake

HKE

Merluccius merluccius

Herring

HER

Clupea harengus

Horse mackerel

JAX

Trachurus spp.

Kitefin shark

SCK

Dalatias licha

Krill

KRI

Euphausia superba

Leafscale gulper shark

GUQ

Centrophorus squamosus

Lemon sole

LEM

Microstomus kitt

Ling

LIN

Molva molva

Mackerel

MAC

Scomber scombrus

Megrims

LEZ

Lepidorhombus spp.

Northern prawn

PRA

Pandalus borealis

Norway lobster

NEP

Nephrops norvegicus

Norway pout

NOP

Trisopterus esmarkii

Norwegian skate

JAD

Raja (Dipturus) nidarosiensis

Orange roughy

ORY

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Patagonian toothfish

TOP

Dissostichus eleginoides

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

PEN

Penaeus spp.

Plaice

PLE

Pleuronectes platessa

Pollack

POL

Pollachius pollachius

Porbeagle

POR

Lamna nasus

Portuguese dogfish

CYO

Centroscymnus coelolepis

Redfish

RED

Sebastes spp.

Roundnose grenadier

RNG

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Saithe

POK

Pollachius virens

Sandeels

SAN

Ammodytes spp.

Sandy ray

RJI

Leucoraja circularis

Shagreen ray

RJF

Leucoraja fullonica

Shortfin squid

SQI

Illex illecebrosus

Skates and rays

SRX

Rajiformes

Small-eyed ray

RJE

Raja microocellata

Smooth lanternshark

ETP

Etmopterus pusillus

Snow crab

PCR

Chionoecetes spp.

Sole

SOO

Solea spp.

Southern bluefin tuna

SBF

Thunnus maccoyii

Spotted ray

RJM

Raja montagui

Sprat

SPR

Sprattus sprattus

Spurdog/dogfish

DGS

Squalus acanthias

Squid

SQS

Martialia hyadesi

Starry ray

RJR

Amblyraja radiata

Swordfish

SWO

Xiphias gladius

Thornback ray

RJC

Raja clavata

Tope shark

GAG

Galeorhinus galeus

Turbot

TUR

Psetta maxima

Tusk

USK

Brosme brosme

Undulate ray

RJU

Raja undulata

White hake

HKW

Urophycis tenuis

White marlin

WHM

Tetrapturus albidus

White skate

RJA

Rostroraja alba

Whiting

WHG

Merlangius merlangus

Witch flounder

WIT

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Yellowtail flounder

YEL

Limanda ferruginea

ANNEX IA

Skagerrak, Kattegat, ICES subareas I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV, EU waters of CECAF

Species

:

Sandeel

Ammodytes spp.

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(SAN/04-N.)

Denmark

0

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

0

Union

0

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Sandeel and associated by-catches

Ammodytes spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa, IIIa and IV (1)

(SAN/2A3A4.)

Denmark

167 436 (2)  (3)

Analytical TAC

United Kingdom

3 660 (2)  (3)

Germany

256 (2)  (3)

Sweden

6 148 (2)  (3)

Not allocated

2 500 (4)

Union

180 000 (3)

Norway

20 000

TAC

200 000

Special condition:

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

Zone

:

EU waters of sandeel management areas ()

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

(SAN/*234_1)

(SAN/*234_2)

(SAN/*234_3)

(SAN/*234_4)

(SAN/*234_5)

(SAN/*234_6)

(SAN/*234_7)

Denmark

167 436

0

0

0

0

0

0

United Kingdom

3 660

0

0

0

0

0

0

Germany

256

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sweden

6 148

0

0

0

0

0

0

Union

177 500

0

0

0

0

0

0

Norway

20 000

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

197 500

0

0

0

0

0

0

()  May be revised in accordance with Article 5(4) of this Regulation.


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I, II and XIV

(USK/1214EI)

Germany

6 (6)

Analytical TAC

France

6 (6)

United Kingdom

6 (6)

Others

3 (6)

Union

21 (6)

TAC

21


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EU waters of IV

(USK/04-C.)

Denmark

53

Analytical TAC

Germany

16

France

37

Sweden

5

United Kingdom

80

Others

5 (7)

Union

196

TAC

196


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EU and international waters of V, VI and VII

(USK/567EI.)

Germany

4

Analytical TAC

Article 12 of this Regulation applies.

Spain

14

France

172

Ireland

17

United Kingdom

83

Others

4 (8)

Union

294

Norway

2 923 (9)  (10)  (11)

TAC

3 217


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(USK/04-N.)

Belgium

0

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

165

Germany

1

France

0

The Netherlands

0

United Kingdom

4

Union

170

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Herring (12)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IIIa

(HER/03A.)

Denmark

18 912 (13)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

303 (13)

Sweden

19 783 (13)

Union

38 998 (13)

TAC

45 000


Species

:

Herring (14)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

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

(HER/4AB.)

Denmark

64 369

Analytical TAC.

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

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

Germany

41 852

France

21 286

The Netherlands

53 537

Sweden

4 120

United Kingdom

57 836

Union

243 000

Norway

117 450 (15)

TAC

405 000

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters south

of 62° N (HER/*04N-)

Union

50 000


Species

:

Herring (16)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HER/04-N.)

Sweden

922 (16)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

922

TAC

405 000


Species

:

Herring (17)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

By-catches in IIIa

(HER/03A-BC)

Denmark

5 692

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

51

Sweden

916

Union

6 659

TAC

6 659


Species

:

Herring (18)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

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

(HER/2A47DX)

Belgium

89

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

17 134

Germany

89

France

89

The Netherlands

89

Sweden

84

United Kingdom

326

Union

17 900

TAC

17 900


Species

:

Herring (19)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IVc, VIId (20)

(HER/4CXB7D)

Belgium

8 774 (21)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

882 (21)

Germany

573 (21)

France

10 871 (21)

The Netherlands

19 261 (21)

United Kingdom

4 189 (21)

Union

44 550

TAC

405 000


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

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

(HER/5B6ANB)

Germany

2 486 (23)

Analytical TAC

France

470 (23)

Ireland

3 360 (23)

The Netherlands

2 486 (23)

United Kingdom

13 438 (23)

Not allocated

660 (24)

Union

22 900 (23)

TAC

22 900


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Skagerrak

(COD/03AN.)

Belgium

9 (25)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

3 026 (25)

Germany

76 (25)

The Netherlands

19 (25)

Sweden

530 (25)

Union

3 660

TAC

3 783


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

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

(COD/2A3AX4)

Belgium

782 (26)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

4 495 (26)

Germany

2 850 (26)

France

966 (26)

The Netherlands

2 540 (26)

Sweden

30 (26)

United Kingdom

10 311 (26)

Union

21 974

Norway

4 501 (27)

TAC

26 475

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(COD/*04N-)

Union

19 099


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(COD/04-N.)

Sweden

382 (28)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

382

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIId

(COD/07D.)

Belgium

66 (29)

Analytical TAC

France

1 295 (29)

The Netherlands

39 (29)

United Kingdom

143 (29)

Union

1 543

TAC

1 543


Species

:

Dab and flounder

Limanda limanda and Platichthys flesus

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(D/F/2AC4-C)

Belgium

503

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

1 888

Germany

2 832

France

196

The Netherlands

11 421

Sweden

6

United Kingdom

1 588

Union

18 434

TAC

18 434


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(ANF/2AC4-C)

Belgium

324 (30)

Analytical TAC

Denmark

714 (30)

Germany

349 (30)

France

66 (30)

The Netherlands

245 (30)

Sweden

8 (30)

United Kingdom

7 455 (30)

Union

9 161 (30)

TAC

9 161


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(ANF/04-N.)

Belgium

45

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

1 152

Germany

18

The Netherlands

16

United Kingdom

269

Union

1 500

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

IIIa, EU waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(HAD/3A/BCD)

Belgium

11

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

1 943

Germany

123

The Netherlands

2

Sweden

229

Union

2 308

TAC

2 409


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

IV; EU waters of IIa

(HAD/2AC4.)

Belgium

224

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 7 of this Regulation applies.

Denmark

1 539

Germany

979

France

1 707

The Netherlands

168

Sweden

155

United Kingdom

25 386

Union

30 158

Norway

9 008

TAC

39 166

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(HAD/*04N-)

Union

22 433


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HAD/04-N.)

Sweden

707 (31)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

707

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

EU and international waters VIb, XII and XIV

(HAD/6B1214)

Belgium

7

Analytical TAC

Germany

9

France

364

Ireland

260

United Kingdom

2 660

Union

3 300

TAC

3 300


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IIIa

(WHG/03A.)

Denmark

929

Precautionary TAC

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

The Netherlands

3

Sweden

99

Union

1 031

TAC

1 050


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IV; EU waters of IIa

(WHG/2AC4.)

Belgium

337

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

1 458

Germany

379

France

2 191

The Netherlands

843

Sweden

3

United Kingdom

10 539

Union

15 750

Norway

1 306 (32)

TAC

17 056

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(WHG/*04N-)

Union

10 671


Species

:

Whiting and Pollack

Merlangius merlangus and Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(W/P/04-N.)

Sweden

190 (33)

Precautionary TAC.

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

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

Union

190

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of II and IV

(WHB/24-N.)

Denmark

0

Analytical TAC

United Kingdom

0

Union

0

TAC

391 000


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV (WHB/1X14)

Denmark

9 683 (34)  (36)

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 7 of this Regulation applies.

Germany

3 765 (34)  (36)

Spain

8 209 (34)  (35)  (36)

France

6 738 (34)  (36)

Ireland

7 498 (34)  (36)

The Netherlands

11 807 (34)  (36)

Portugal

763 (34)  (35)  (36)

Sweden

2 395 (34)  (36)

United Kingdom

12 563 (34)  (36)

Not allocated

4 500 (37)

Union

63 421 (34)  (36)

Norway

30 000

TAC

391 000


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(WHB/8C3411)

Spain

8 034

Analytical TAC

Portugal

2 009

Union

10 043 (38)

TAC

391 000


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

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

(WHB/24A567)

Norway

64 226 (39)  (40)

Analytical TAC

TAC

391 000


Species

:

Lemon sole and witch

Microstomus kitt and Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(L/W/2AC4-C)

Belgium

346

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

953

Germany

122

France

261

The Netherlands

793

Sweden

11

United Kingdom

3 905

Union

6 391

TAC

6 391


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

EU waters and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

(BLI/5B67-) (43)

Germany

20 (46)

Analytical TAC

Article 12 of this Regulation applies.

Estonia

3 (46)

Spain

62 (46)

France

1 423 (46)

Ireland

5 (46)

Lithuania

1 (46)

Poland

1 (46)

United Kingdom

362 (46)

Others

5 (41)  (46)

Not allocated

150 (47)

Union

1 882 (46)

Norway

150 (42)

TAC

2 032


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EU and international waters of I and II

(LIN/1/2.)

Denmark

8

Analytical TAC

Germany

8

France

8

United Kingdom

8

Others

4 (48)

Union

36

TAC

36


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EU waters of IV

(LIN/04-C.)

Belgium

16

Analytical TAC

Denmark

243

Germany

150

France

135

The Netherlands

5

Sweden

10

United Kingdom

1 869

Union

2 428

TAC

2 428


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EU and international waters of V

(LIN/05.)

Belgium

9

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

6

Germany

6

France

6

United Kingdom

6

Union

33

TAC

33


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EU and international waters of VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV (LIN/6X14.)

Belgium

29 (51)

Analytical TAC

Article 12 of this Regulation applies.

Denmark

5 (51)

Germany

107 (51)

Spain

2 156 (51)

France

2 299 (51)

Ireland

576 (51)

Portugal

5 (51)

United Kingdom

2 647 (51)

Not allocated

200 (52)

Union

7 824 (51)

Norway

6 140 (49)  (50)

TAC

14 164


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(LIN/04-N.)

Belgium

6

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

747

Germany

21

France

8

The Netherlands

1

United Kingdom

67

Union

850

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

IIIa; EU waters of Subdivisions 22-32

(NEP/3A/BCD)

Denmark

4 409

Analytical TAC

Germany

13

Sweden

1 578

Union

6 000

TAC

6 000


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(NEP/04-N.)

Denmark

1 135

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

1

United Kingdom

64

Union

1 200

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

IIIa

(PRA/03A.)

Denmark

2 457

Analytical TAC

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

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

Sweden

1 323

Union

3 780

TAC

7 080


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(PRA/2AC4-C)

Denmark

2 273

Analytical TAC

The Netherlands

21

Sweden

91

United Kingdom

673

Union

3 058

TAC

3 058


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(PRA/04-N.)

Denmark

357

Analytical TAC

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

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

Sweden

123 (53)

Union

480

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

Skagerrak

(PLE/03AN.)

Belgium

48

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

6 189

Germany

32

The Netherlands

1 190

Sweden

332

Union

7 791

TAC

7 950


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

Kattegat

(PLE/03AS.)

Denmark

1 769

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

20

Sweden

199

Union

1 988

TAC

1 988


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

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

(PLE/2A3AX4)

Belgium

4 874

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

15 840

Germany

4 569

France

914

The Netherlands

30 462

United Kingdom

22 542

Union

79 201

Norway

5 209

TAC

84 410

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(PLE/*04N-)

Union

32 500


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

IIIa and IV; EU waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32

(POK/2A34.)

Belgium

27

Analytical TAC

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

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

Denmark

3 263

Germany

8 241

France

19 395

The Netherlands

82

Sweden

448

United Kingdom

6 318

Union

37 774

Norway

41 546 (54)

TAC

79 320


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

VI; EU and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV

(POK/56-14)

Germany

391

Analytical TAC

France

3 878

Ireland

407

United Kingdom

3 154

Union

7 830

Norway

400 (55)

TAC

8 230


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(POK/04-N.)

Sweden

880 (56)

Analytical TAC

Union

880

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Turbot and brill

Psetta maxima and Scopthalmus rhombus

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(T/B/2AC4-C)

Belgium

340

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

727

Germany

186

France

88

The Netherlands

2 579

Sweden

5

United Kingdom

717

Union

4 642

TAC

4 642


Species

:

Greenland Halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV; EU and international waters of Vb and VI

(GHL/2A-C46)

Denmark

2

Analytical TAC

Germany

3

Estonia

2

Spain

2

France

31

Ireland

2

Lithuania

2

Poland

2

United Kingdom

123

Union

169

TAC

520 (57)


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

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

(MAC/2A34.)

Belgium

421 (60)  (62)

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 7 of this Regulation applies.

Denmark

11 097 (60)  (62)

Germany

439 (60)  (62)

France

1 326 (60)  (62)

The Netherlands

1 335 (60)  (62)

Sweden

4 001 (58)  (59)  (60)  (62)

United Kingdom

1 236 (60)  (62)

Union

19 855 (58)  (60)  (62)

Norway

89 537 (61)

TAC

Not relevant

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zones. These are provisional quotas in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation:

 

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 2012 and in December 2012 (MAC/*2A6.)

Denmark

0

4 130

0

0

7 735

France

0

490

0

0

0

The Netherlands

0

490

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

390

10

1 503

United Kingdom

0

490

0

0

0

Norway

3 000

0

0

0

0


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

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

(MAC/2CX14-)

Germany

16 487 (65)

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 7 of this Regulation applies.

Spain

18 (65)

Estonia

137 (65)

France

10 993 (65)

Ireland

54 956 (65)

Latvia

101 (65)

Lithuania

101 (65)

The Netherlands

24 043 (65)

Poland

1 161 (65)

United Kingdom

151 132 (65)

Union

259 129 (65)

Norway

10 463 (63)  (64)

TAC

Not relevant

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zones and periods specified below. These are provisional quotas in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

 

EU and Norwegian waters of IVa

(MAC/*04A-EN)

During the periods from 1 January to 15 February 2012 and from 1 September to 31 December 2012

Norwegian waters of IIa

(MAC/*2AN-)

Germany

6 633

675

France

4 423

450

Ireland

22 112

2 252

The Netherlands

9 674

985

United Kingdom

60 810

6 192

Union

103 652

10 554


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1

(MAC/8C3411)

Spain

24 438 (66)  (67)

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 7 of this Regulation applies.

France

162 (66)  (67)

Portugal

5 051 (66)  (67)

Union

29 651 (67)

TAC

Not relevant

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zone. These are provisional quotas in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

 

VIIIb

(MAC/*08B.)

Spain

2 052

France

14

Portugal

424


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IIa and IVa

(MAC/2A4A-N.)

Denmark

10 176 (68)  (69)

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 7 of this Regulation applies.

Union

10 176 (68)  (69)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

EU waters of II and IV

(SOL/24-C.)

Belgium

1 346

Analytical TAC

Denmark

615

Germany

1 077

France

269

The Netherlands

12 151

United Kingdom

692

Union

16 150

Norway

50 (70)

TAC

16 200


Species

:

Sprat and associated by-catches

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

IIIa

(SPR/03A.)

Denmark

34 843 (71)

Precautionary TAC

Germany

73 (71)

Sweden

13 184 (71)

Union

48 100

TAC

52 000


Species

:

Sprat and associated by-catches

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa and IV

(SPR/2AC4-C)

Belgium

1 631 (75)  (76)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

129 103 (75)  (76)

Germany

1 631 (75)  (76)

France

1 631 (75)  (76)

The Netherlands

1 631 (75)  (76)

Sweden

1 330 (72)  (75)  (76)

United Kingdom

5 383 (75)  (76)

Not allocated

9 160 (77)

Union

151 500 (76)

Norway

10 000 (73)

TAC

161 500 (74)


Species

:

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of IVb, IVc and VIId

(JAX/4BC7D)

Belgium

44 (80)

Precautionary TAC

Denmark

19 339 (80)

Germany

1 708 (78)  (80)

Spain

359 (80)

France

1 604 (78)  (80)

Ireland

1 216 (80)

The Netherlands

11 642 (78)  (80)

Portugal

41 (80)

Sweden

75 (80)

United Kingdom

4 602 (78)  (80)

Union

40 630

Norway

3 550 (79)

TAC

44 180


Species

:

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa, IVa; VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

(JAX/2A-14)

Denmark

15 502 (81)  (83)  (84)

Analytical TAC

Germany

12 096 (81)  (82)  (83)  (84)

Spain

16 498 (83)  (84)

France

6 226 (81)  (82)  (83)  (84)

Ireland

40 284 (81)  (83)  (84)

The Netherlands

48 532 (81)  (82)  (83)

Portugal

1 589 (83)  (84)

Sweden

675 (81)  (83)  (84)

United Kingdom

14 587 (81)  (82)  (83)  (84)

Not allocated

2 000 (84)  (85)

Union

157 989 (84)

TAC

157 989


Species

:

Norway pout and associated by-catches

Trisopterus esmarki

Zone

:

IIIa; EU waters of IIa and IV

(NOP/2A3A4.)

Denmark

0

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

0

The Netherlands

0

Union

0

Norway

0

TAC

0


Species

:

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(NOP/04-N.)

Denmark

0

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

0

Union

0

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Industrial fish

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(I/F/04-N.)

Sweden

800 (86)  (87)

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Union

800

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Combined quota

Zone

:

EU waters of Vb, VI and VII

(R/G/5B67-C)

Union

Not relevant

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Norway

140 (88)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV

(OTH/04-N.)

Belgium

27

Precautionary TAC

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

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

Denmark

2 500

Germany

282

France

116

The Netherlands

200

Sweden

Not relevant (89)

United Kingdom

1 875

Union

5 000 (90)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

EU waters of IIa, IV and VIa north of 56° 30′ N

(OTH/2A46AN)

Union

Not relevant

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

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

Norway

2 720 (91)  (92)

TAC

Not relevant


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

(2)  At least 98 % of landings counted against the TAC must be of sandeel. By-catches of dab, mackerel and whiting to be counted against the remaining 2 % of the TAC.

(3)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(4)  Unallocated quota in accordance with Article 1(4) of this Regulation.

Special condition:

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

Zone

:

EU waters of sandeel management areas ()

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

(SAN/*234_1)

(SAN/*234_2)

(SAN/*234_3)

(SAN/*234_4)

(SAN/*234_5)

(SAN/*234_6)

(SAN/*234_7)

Denmark

167 436

0

0

0

0

0

0

United Kingdom

3 660

0

0

0

0

0

0

Germany

256

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sweden

6 148

0

0

0

0

0

0

Union

177 500

0

0

0

0

0

0

Norway

20 000

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

197 500

0

0

0

0

0

0

()  May be revised in accordance with Article 5(4) of this Regulation.

(5)  May be revised in accordance with Article 5(4) of this Regulation.

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

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

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

(9)  To be fished in EU waters of IIa, IV, Vb, VI and VII (USK/*24X7C).

(10)  Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per ship, at any moment, is authorised in 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 Vb, VI and VII shall not exceed 3 000 tonnes (OTH/*5B67-).

(11)  Including ling. The quotas for Norway are: ling 6 490 tonnes (LIN/*5B67-), and tusk 2 923 tonnes (USK/*5B67-) and are interchangeable of up to 2 000 tonnes and may only be fished with long-lines in Vb, VI and VII.

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

(13)  Special condition: up to 50 % of this amount may be fished in EU waters of IV (HER/*04-C.).

(14)  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 IVa (HER/04A.) and IVb (HER/04B.).

(15)  Up to 50 000 tonnes of which may be taken in EU waters of IVa and IVb (HER/*4AB-C). Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters south

of 62° N (HER/*04N-)

Union

50 000

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

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

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

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

(20)  Except Blackwater stock: reference is to the herring stock in the maritime region of the Thames estuary within a zone delimited by a rhumb line running due south from Landguard Point (51° 56′ N, 1° 19,1′ E) to latitude 51° 33′ N and hence due west to a point on the coast of the United Kingdom.

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

(22)  Reference is to the herring stock in VIa, north of 56° 00′ N and in that part of VIa which is situated east of 07°00′ W and north of 55° 00′ N, excluding the Clyde.

(23)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(24)  Unallocated quota in accordance with Article 1(4) of this Regulation.

(25)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag participating in trials on fully documented fisheries additional allocation within an overall limit of 12 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, under the conditions set out in Article 6 of this Regulation.

(26)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag participating in trials on fully documented fisheries additional allocation within an overall limit of 12 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, under the conditions set out in Article 6 of this Regulation.

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

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(COD/*04N-)

Union

19 099

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

(29)  In addition to this quota, a Member State may grant to vessels flying its flag participating in trials on fully documented fisheries additional allocation within an overall limit of 12 % of the quota allocated to that Member State, under the conditions set out in Article 6 of this Regulation.

(30)  Special condition: of which up to 5 % may be fished in: VI; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV (ANF/*56-14).

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

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

Special condition:

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

 

Norwegian waters of IV

(WHG/*04N-)

Union

10 671

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

(34)  Special condition: of which up to 68 % may be fished in Norwegian Economic Zone or in the fishery zone around Jan Mayen (WHB/*NZJM1).

(35)  Transfers of this quota may be effected to VIIIc, IX and X; EU waters of CECAF 34.1.1. However, such transfers must be notified in advance to the Commission.

(36)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(37)  Unallocated quota in accordance with Article 1(4) of this Regulation.

(38)  Special condition: of which up to 68 % may be fished in Norwegian EEZ or in the fishery zone around Jan Mayen (WHB/*NZJM2).

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

(40)  Special condition: the catch in IV shall be no more than 20 581 tonnes, i.e. 25 % of Norway's access quota.

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

(42)  To be fished in EU waters of IIa, IV, Vb, VI and VII (BLI/*24X7C).

(43)  Special rules apply in accordance with Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1288/2009 () and point 7 of Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 43/2009 ().

(44)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1288/2009 of 27 November 2009 establishing transitional technical measures from 1 January 2010 to 30 June 2011 (OJ L 347, 24.12.2009, p. 6).

(45)  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 (OJ L 22, 26.1.2009, p. 1).

(46)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(47)  Unallocated quota in accordance with Article 1(4) of this Regulation.

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

(49)  Special condition: of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per ship, at any moment, is authorised in 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 VI and VII shall not exceed 3 000 tonnes.

(50)  Including tusk. The quotas for Norway are: ling 6 140 tonnes and tusk 2 923 tonnes and are interchangeable of up to 2 000 tonnes and may only be fished with long-lines in Vb, VI and VII.

(51)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(52)  Unallocated quota in accordance with Article 1(4) of this Regulation.

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

(54)  May only be taken in EU waters of IV and in IIIa (POK/*3A4-C). Catches taken within this quota are to be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC.

(55)  To be fished north of 56° 30′ N.

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

(57)  Of which 350 tonnes are allocated to Norway and are to be taken in the EU waters of IIa and VI. In VI this quantity may only be fished with long-lines (GHL/*2A6-C).

(58)  Special condition: including 242 tonnes to be taken in Norwegian waters south of 62° N (MAC/*04N-).

(59)  When fishing in Norwegian waters, by-catches of cod (COD/*2134.), haddock (HAD/*2134.), pollack (POL/*2134.) and whiting (WHG/*2134.) and saithe (POK/*2134.) are to be counted against the quotas for these species.

(60)  May also be taken in Norwegian waters of IVa (MAC/*4AN.).

(61)  To be deducted from Norway's share of the TAC (access quota). This amount includes the Norwegian share in the North Sea TAC of the amount of 35 145 tonnes. This quota may be fished in IVa only (MAC/*04A.), except for 3 000 tonnes that may be fished in IIIa (MAC/*03A.).

(62)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zones. These are provisional quotas in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation:

 

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 2012 and in December 2012 (MAC/*2A6.)

Denmark

0

4 130

0

0

7 735

France

0

490

0

0

0

The Netherlands

0

490

0

0

0

Sweden

0

0

390

10

1 503

United Kingdom

0

490

0

0

0

Norway

3 000

0

0

0

0

(63)  May be fished in IIa, VIa north of 56° 30′ N, IVa, VIId, VIIe, VIIf and VIIh (MAC/*AX7H).

(64)  An additional 17 907 tonnes of access quota may be fished by Norway North of 56°30′ N and counted against its catch limit (MAC/*N6530).

(65)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zones and periods specified below. These are provisional quotas in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

 

EU and Norwegian waters of IVa

(MAC/*04A-EN)

During the periods from 1 January to 15 February 2012 and from 1 September to 31 December 2012

Norwegian waters of IIa

(MAC/*2AN-)

Germany

6 633

675

France

4 423

450

Ireland

22 112

2 252

The Netherlands

9 674

985

United Kingdom

60 810

6 192

Union

103 652

10 554

(66)  Special condition: quantities subject to exchanges with other Member States may be taken in 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.

(67)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the following zone. These are provisional quotas in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

 

VIIIb

(MAC/*08B.)

Spain

2 052

France

14

Portugal

424

(68)  Catches taken in IIa (MAC/*02A.) and IVa (MAC/*4A.) to be reported separately.

(69)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(70)  May be fished only in EU waters of IV (SOL/*04-C.).

(71)  At least 95 % of landings counted against the TAC must be of sprat. By-catches of dab, whiting and haddock to be counted against the remaining 5 % of the TAC.

(72)  Including sandeel.

(73)  May only be fished in EU waters of IV (SPR/*04-C.).

(74)  May be revised in accordance with Article 5(4) of this Regulation.

(75)  At least 98 % of landings counted against the TAC must be of sprat. By-catches of dab and whiting to be counted against the remaining 2 % of the TAC (OTH/*2AC4C).

(76)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(77)  Unallocated quota in accordance with Article 1(4) of this Regulation.

(78)  Special condition: up to 5 % of this quota fished in division VIId may be accounted for as fished under the quota concerning the zone: EU waters of IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c,VIIe-k, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe; EU and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV. However, the use of this special condition must be notified in advance to the Commission (JAX/*2A-14).

(79)  May only be fished in EU waters of IV (JAX/*04-C.).

(80)  At least 95 % of landings counted against the TAC must be of horse mackerel. By-catches of boarfish, haddock, whiting and mackerel are to be counted against the remaining 5 % of the TAC (OTH/*4BC7D).

(81)  Special condition: up to 5 % of this quota fished in EU waters of IIa or IVa before 30 June 2012 may be accounted for as fished under the quota concerning the zone of EU waters of IVb, IVc and VIId. However, the use of this special condition must be notified in advance to the Commission (JAX/*4BC7D).

(82)  Special condition: up to 5 % of this quota may be fished in VIId. However, the use of this special condition must be notified in advance to the Commission (JAX/*07D.).

(83)  At least 95 % of landings counted against the TAC must be of horse mackerel. By-catches of boarfish, haddock, whiting and mackerel are to be counted against the remaining 5 % of the TAC (OTH/*2A-14).

(84)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(85)  Unallocated quota in accordance with Article 1(4) of this Regulation.

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

(87)  Special condition: of which no more than 400 tonnes of horse mackerel (JAX/*04-N.).

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

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

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

(91)  Limited to IIa and IV (OTH/*2A4-C).

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

ANNEX IB

NORTH EAST ATLANTIC AND GREENLAND, ICES SUBAREAS I, II, V, XII AND 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

Union

500

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

EU, Norwegian and international waters of I and II

(HER/1/2.)

Belgium

19 (1)

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 7 of this Regulation applies.

Denmark

18 580 (1)

Germany

3 254 (1)

Spain

61 (1)

France

802 (1)

Ireland

4 810 (1)

The Netherlands

6 649 (1)

Poland

940 (1)

Portugal

61 (1)

Finland

288 (1)

Sweden

6 885 (1)

United Kingdom

11 879 (1)

Union

54 228 (1)

Norway

508 130 (2)

TAC

833 000

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned Union share of the TAC, no more than 48 805 tonnes may be taken in the following zone:

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

(HER/*2AJMN)


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(COD/1N2AB.)

Germany

1 971

Analytical TAC

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

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

Greece

244

Spain

2 198

Ireland

244

France

1 809

Portugal

2 198

United Kingdom

7 645

Union

16 309

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

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

(COD/N01514)

Germany

1 636 (3)  (4)  (5)

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

364 (3)  (4)  (5)

Union

2 000 (3)  (4)  (5)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

I and IIb

(COD/1/2B.)

Germany

5 195 (8)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Spain

11 870 (8)

France

2 339 (8)

Poland

2 285 (8)

Portugal

2 449 (8)

United Kingdom

3 397 (8)

Other Member States

250 (6)

Union

27 785 (7)

TAC

737 000


Species

:

Cod and haddock

Gadus morhua and Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(C/H/05B-F.)

Germany

0 (9)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

0 (9)

United Kingdom

0 (9)

Union

0 (9)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(HAL/514GRN)

Portugal

1 000 (10)

 

Union

1 075 (11)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(HAL/N01GRN)

Union

200 (12)

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Zone

:

IIb

(CAP/02B.)

Union

0

 

TAC

0


Species

:

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(CAP/514GRN)

Union

56 364 (13)  (14)

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(HAD/1N2AB.)

Germany

289

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

174

United Kingdom

887

Union

1 350

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

Faroese waters

(WHB/2A4AXF)

Denmark

0 (16)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

0 (16)

France

0 (16)

The Netherlands

0 (16)

United Kingdom

0 (16)

Union

0 (16)

TAC

0 (15)


Species

:

Ling and blue ling

Molva molva and Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(B/L/05B-F.)

Germany

0 (17)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

0 (17)

United Kingdom

0 (17)

Union

0 (17)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(PRA/514GRN)

Denmark

1 883 (19)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

1 883 (19)

Not allocated

1 334 (20)

Union

8 000 (18)  (19)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(PRA/N01GRN)

Denmark

2 000

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

2 000

Union

4 000

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(POK/1N2AB.)

Germany

2 040

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

328

United Kingdom

182

Union

2 550

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

International waters of I and II

(POK/1/2INT)

Union

0

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(POK/05B-F.)

Belgium

0 (21)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

0 (21)

France

0 (21)

The Netherlands

0 (21)

United Kingdom

0 (21)

Union

0 (21)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(GHL/1N2AB.)

Germany

25 (22)

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

25 (22)

Union

50 (22)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

International waters of I and II

(GHL/1/2INT)

Union

0

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(GHL/N01GRN)

Germany

1 850

Analytical TAC

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

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

Union

2 650 (23)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(GHL/514GRN)

Germany

5 221

Analytical TAC

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

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

United Kingdom

275

Union

6 320 (24)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Redfish (shallow pelagic)

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

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

(RED/51214S)

Estonia

0 (25)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

0 (25)

Spain

0 (25)

France

0 (25)

Ireland

0 (25)

Latvia

0 (25)

The Netherlands

0 (25)

Poland

0 (25)

Portugal

0 (25)

United Kingdom

0 (25)

Union

0 (25)

TAC

0 (25)


Species

:

Redfish (deep pelagic)

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

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

(RED/51214D)

Estonia

149 (26)  (27)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

3 005 (26)  (27)

Spain

533 (26)  (27)

France

283 (26)  (27)

Ireland

1 (26)  (27)

Latvia

54 (26)  (27)

The Netherlands

2 (26)  (27)

Poland

273 (26)  (27)

Portugal

637 (26)  (27)

United Kingdom

7 (26)  (27)

Union

4 944 (26)  (27)

TAC

32 000 (26)  (27)


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(RED/1N2AB.)

Germany

766 (28)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Spain

95 (28)

France

84 (28)

Portugal

405 (28)

United Kingdom

150 (28)

Union

1 500 (28)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

International waters of I and II

(RED/1/2INT)

Union

Not relevant (29)  (30)

Analytical TAC

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

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

TAC

7 500


Species

:

Redfish (pelagic)

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Greenland waters of V and XIV

(RED/514GRN)

Germany

4 446 (31)  (32)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

22 (31)  (32)

United Kingdom

31 (31)  (32)

Union

6 000 (31)  (32)  (33)  (34)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Icelandic waters of Va

(RED/05A-IS)

Belgium

0 (35)  (36)  (37)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

0 (35)  (36)  (37)

France

0 (35)  (36)  (37)

United Kingdom

0 (35)  (36)  (37)

Union

0 (35)  (36)  (37)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

Faroese waters Vb

(RED/05B-F.)

Belgium

0 (38)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

0 (38)

France

0 (38)

United Kingdom

0 (38)

Union

0 (38)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

By-catches

Zone

:

Greenland waters of NAFO 0 and 1

(XBC/N01GRN)

Union

2 300 (39)

 

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Other species (41)

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of I and II

(OTH/1N2AB.)

Germany

117 (41)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

47 (41)

United Kingdom

186 (41)

Union

350 (41)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Other species (42)

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(OTH/05B-F.)

Germany

0 (43)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

0 (43)

United Kingdom

0 (43)

Union

0 (43)

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

Flatfish

Zone

:

Faroese waters of Vb

(FLX/05B-F.)

Germany

0 (44)

Analytical TAC

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

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

France

0 (44)

United Kingdom

0 (44)

Union

0 (44)

TAC

Not relevant


(1)  When reporting catches to the Commission the quantities fished in each of the following areas shall also be reported: NEAFC Regulatory Area, EU 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 EU waters north of 62° N.

Special condition:

Within the limits of the abovementioned Union share of the TAC, no more than 48 805 tonnes may be taken in the following zone:

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

(HER/*2AJMN)

(3)  The area in East Greenland called ‘the Kleine Banke’ is closed for all fisheries. That area is delimited by:

64°40′ N 37°30′ W,

64°40′ N 36°30′ W,

64°15′ N 36°30′ W, and

64°15′ N 37°30′ W.

(4)  May be fished East or West. In East Greenland the fishery is permitted only from 1 July to 31 December 2012.

(5)  The fishery shall be conducted with 100 % observer coverage and with VMS. A maximum of 80 % of the quota must be taken in one of the areas below. In addition, a minimum effort of 20 hauls per vessel shall be conducted in each area:

Area

Boundary

1.

East Greenland (COD/N64E44)

North of 64° N East of 44° W

2.

East Greenland (COD/S64E44)

South of 64° N East of 44° W

3.

West Greenland (COD/GRLW44)

West of 44° W

(6)  Except Germany, Spain, France, Poland, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

(7)  The allocation of the share of the cod stock available to the Union in the zone Spitzbergen and Bear Island and the associated by-catches of haddock are entirely without prejudice to the rights and obligations deriving from the 1920 Treaty of Paris.

(8)  By-catches of haddock may represent up to 19 % of landings per haul. The by-catch quantities of haddock are in addition to the quota for cod.

(9)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(10)  To be fished by no more than six EU demersal long-liners targeting Atlantic halibut. Catches of associated species to be counted against this quota.

(11)  Of which 75 tonnes to be fished only with long-lines, are allocated to Norway (HAL/*514GN).

(12)  Of which 75 tonnes to be fished with long-lines, are allocated to Norway (HAL/*N01GN).

(13)  Of which 7 965 tonnes are allocated to Norway.

(14)  To be fished until 30 April 2012.

(15)  TAC set in accordance with consultations among the Union, Faroe Islands, Norway and Iceland.

(16)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(17)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(18)  Of which 2 900 tonnes are allocated to Norway.

(19)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(20)  Unallocated quota in accordance with Article 1(4) of this Regulation.

(21)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(22)  Only as by-catch.

(23)  Of which 800 tonnes are allocated to Norway to be fished in NAFO 1 only.

(24)  Of which 824 tonnes are allocated to Norway.

(25)  May not be fished from 1 January to 9 May 2012.

(26)  May only be taken within the area bounded by the lines joining the following coordinates:

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

64° 45′

28° 30′

2

62° 50′

25° 45′

3

61° 55′

26° 45′

4

61° 00′

26° 30′

5

59° 00′

30° 00′

6

59° 00′

34° 00′

7

61° 30′

34° 00′

8

62° 50′

36° 00′

9

64° 45′

28° 30′

(27)  May not be fished from 1 January to 9 May 2012.

(28)  Only as by-catch.

(29)  The fishery may only take place within the period from 15 August to 30 November 2012. The fishery will be closed when the TAC is fully utilised by NEAFC Contracting Parties. The Commission shall inform Member States of the date on which the Secretariat of NEAFC has notified NEAFC Contracting Parties that the TAC has been fully utilised. From that date Member States shall prohibit directed fishery for redfish by vessels flying their flag.

(30)  Vessels shall limit their by-catches of redfish in other fisheries to a maximum of 1 % of the total catch retained on board.

(31)  May only be fished by pelagic trawl. May be fished East or West.

(32)  Special condition: the quotas may be fished in the NEAFC Regulatory Area on the condition that reporting conditions established by Greenland are fulfilled (RED/*51214). When fished in the NEAFC Regulatory Area, it may only be taken as of 10 May 2012 as deep pelagic redfish, and only within the area (the ‘NEAFC box’) bounded by the lines joining the following coordinates (RED/*5-14):

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

64° 45′

28° 30′

2

62° 50′

25° 45′

3

61° 55′

26° 45′

4

61° 00′

26° 30′

5

59° 00′

30° 00′

6

59° 00′

34° 00′

7

61° 30′

34° 00′

8

62° 50′

36° 00′

9

64° 45′

28° 30′

(33)  Special condition: of which 1 800 tonnes shall be fished in association with demersal components outside the NEAFC box defined in footnote 2 (RED/*5-14X).

(34)  Of which 1 500 tonnes are allocated to Norway to be fished in the NEAFC box defined in footnote 2 only (RED/*5-14N).

(35)  Including unavoidable by-catches (cod not allowed).

(36)  May only be fished between July and December 2012.

(37)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(38)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(39)  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.

(40)  Of which 120 tonnes of roundnose grenadier are allocated to Norway to be fished in V, XIV and NAFO 1 only (RNG/*514N1).

(41)  Only as by-catch.

(42)  Excluding fish species of no commercial value.

(43)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

(44)  Provisional quota in accordance with Article 1(3) of this Regulation.

ANNEX IC

NORTH WEST ATLANTIC

NAFO CONVENTION AREA

All TACs and associated conditions are adopted in the framework of NAFO.

Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

NAFO 2J3KL

(COD/N2J3KL)

Union

0 (1)

 

TAC

0 (1)


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

NAFO 3NO

(COD/N3NO.)

Union

0 (3)

 

TAC

0 (3)


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

NAFO 3M

(COD/N3M.)

Estonia

103

 

Germany

432

Latvia

103

Lithuania

103

Poland

352

Spain

1 328

France

185

Portugal

1 821

United Kingdom

865

Union

5 292

TAC

9 280


Species

:

Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone

:

NAFO 2J3KL

(WIT/N2J3KL)

Union

0 (4)

 

TAC

0 (4)


Species

:

Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone

:

NAFO 3NO

(WIT/N3NO.)

Union

0 (5)

 

TAC

0 (5)


Species

:

American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Zone

:

NAFO 3M

(PLA/N3M.)

Union

0 (6)

 

TAC

0 (6)


Species

:

American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Zone

:

NAFO 3LNO

(PLA/N3LNO.)

Union

0 (7)

 

TAC

0 (7)


Species

:

Shortfin squid

Illex illecebrosus

Zone

:

NAFO sub-zones 3 and 4

(SQI/N34.)

Estonia

128 (8)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Latvia

128 (8)

Lithuania

128 (8)

Poland

227 (8)

Union

Not relevant (8)  (9)

TAC

34 000


Species

:

Yellowtail flounder

Limanda ferruginea

Zone

:

NAFO 3LNO

(YEL/N3LNO.)

Union

0 (10)

 

TAC

17 000


Species

:

Capelin

Mallotus villosus

Zone

:

NAFO 3NO

(CAP/N3NO.)

Union

0 (11)

 

TAC

0 (11)


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

NAFO 3L (12)

(PRA/N3L.)

Estonia

134

Analytical TAC

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

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

Latvia

134

Lithuania

134

Poland

134

Spain

105,5

Portugal

28,5

Union

670

TAC

12 000


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

NAFO 3M (13)

(PRA/*N3M.)

TAC

Not relevant (14)  (15)

 


Species

:

Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

NAFO 3LMNO

(GHL/N3LMNO)

Estonia

328

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

335

Latvia

46

Lithuania

23

Spain

4 486

Portugal

1 875

Union

7 093

TAC

12 098


Species

:

Skate

Rajidae

Zone

:

NAFO 3LNO

(SKA/N3LNO.)

Spain

4 132

Analytical TAC

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

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

Portugal

802

Estonia

343

Lithuania

75

Union

5 352

TAC

8 500


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

NAFO 3LN

(RED/N3LN.)

Estonia

297

 

Germany

203

Latvia

297

Lithuania

297

Union

1 094

TAC

6 000


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

NAFO 3M

(RED/N3M.)

Estonia

1 571 (16)

Analytical TAC

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

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

Germany

513 (16)

Spain

233 (16)

Latvia

1 571 (16)

Lithuania

1 571 (16)

Portugal

2 354 (16)

Union

7 813 (16)

TAC

6 500 (16)


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

NAFO 3O

(RED/N3O.)

Spain

1 771

Analytical TAC

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

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

Portugal

5 229

Union

7 000

TAC

20 000


Species

:

Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone

:

NAFO Subarea 2, Divisions 1F and 3K

(RED/N1F3K.)

Latvia

0 (17)

 

Lithuania

0 (17)

TAC

0 (17)


Species

:

White hake

Urophycis tenuis

Zone

:

NAFO 3NO

(HKW/N3NO.)

Spain

1 273

Analytical TAC

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

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

Portugal

1 668

Union

2 941

TAC

5 000


(1)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007 ().

(2)  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 (OJ L 318, 5.12.2007, p. 1).

(3)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits of a maximum of 1 000 kg or 4 %, whichever is greater.

(4)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(5)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(6)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(7)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(8)  To be fished between 1 July and 31 December 2012.

(9)  No specified Union's share. An amount of 29 458 tonnes is available to Canada and the Member States of the Union except Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

(10)  Despite having access to a shared quota of 85 tonnes for the Union, it is decided to set this amount to 0. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(11)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(12)  Not including the box bounded by the following coordinates:

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

47° 20′ 0

46° 40′ 0

2

47° 20′ 0

46° 30′ 0

3

46° 00′ 0

46° 30′ 0

4

46° 00′ 0

46° 40′ 0

(13)  Vessels may also fish this stock in Division 3L in the box bounded by the following coordinates:

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

47° 20′ 0

46° 40′ 0

2

47° 20′ 0

46° 30′ 0

3

46° 00′ 0

46° 30′ 0

4

46° 00′ 0

46° 40′ 0

Moreover, fishing for shrimp is prohibited from 1 June to 31 December 2012 in the area bounded by the following coordinates:

Point No

Latitude N

Longitude W

1

47° 55′ 0

45° 00′ 0

2

47° 30′ 0

44° 15′ 0

3

46° 55′ 0

44° 15′ 0

4

46° 35′ 0

44° 30′ 0

5

46° 35′ 0

45° 40′ 0

6

47° 30′ 0

45° 40′ 0

7

47° 55′ 0

45° 00′ 0

(14)  Not relevant. Fishery managed by limitations in fishing effort. The Member States concerned shall issue fishing authorisations for their fishing vessels engaging in this fishery and shall notify those authorisations to the Commission prior to the commencement of the vessel's activity, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

Member State

Maximum number of vessels

Maximum number of fishing days

Denmark

0

0

Estonia

0

0

Spain

0

0

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

0

0

Poland

0

0

Portugal

0

0

(15)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

(16)  This quota is subject to compliance with the TAC of 6 500 tonnes established for this stock for all NAFO Contracting Parties. Upon exhaustion of the TAC, the directed fishery for this stock must be stopped irrespective of the level of catches.

(17)  No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota. This species may be caught only as by-catch within the limits specified in Article 4(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1386/2007.

ANNEX ID

HIGHLY MIGRATORY FISH — ALL AREAS

TACs in these areas are adopted in the framework of international fisheries organisations on tuna fisheries, such as ICCAT.

Species

:

Bluefin tuna

Thunnus thynnus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters of IV Atlantic Ocean, east of 45° W, and Mediterranean

(BFT/AE045WM)

Cyprus

66,98 (5)

 

Greece

124,37

Spain

2 411,01 (2)  (5)

France

958,52 (2)  (3)  (5)

Italy

1 787,91 (5)  (6)

Malta

153,99 (5)

Portugal

226,84

Other Member States

26,90 (1)

Union

5 756,41 (2)  (3)  (5)  (6)

TAC

12 900


Species

:

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, North of 5° N

(SWO/AN05N)

Spain

6 949

 

Portugal

1 263

Other Member States

145,6 (7)

Union

8 357,6

TAC

13 700


Species

:

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, South of 5° N

(SWO/AS05N)

Spain

5 024,9

 

Portugal

354,2

Union

5 379,1

TAC

15 000


Species

:

Northern albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, north of 5° N

(ALB/AN05N)

Ireland

3 896,0 (10)

 

Spain

14 076,4 (10)

France

6 119,1 (10)

United Kingdom

232,9 (10)

Portugal

2 534,7 (10)

Union

26 939,1 (8)

TAC

28 000


Species

:

Southern albacore

Thunnus alalunga

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean, south of 5° N

(ALB/AS05N)

Spain

759,2

 

France

249,5

Portugal

531,3

Union

1 540

TAC

24 000


Species

:

Bigeye tuna

Thunnus obesus

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean

(BET/ATLANT)

Spain

15 758,7

 

France

7 951,8

Portugal

6 156,5

Union

29 867

TAC

85 000


Species

:

Blue marlin

Makaira nigricans

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean

(BUM/ATLANT)

Spain

24

 

Portugal

48,6

Union

72,6

TAC

Not relevant


Species

:

White marlin

Tetrapturus albidus

Zone

:

Atlantic Ocean

(WHM/ATLANT)

Spain

34

 

Portugal

21,8

Union

55,8

TAC

Not relevant


(1)  Except Cyprus, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Malta and Portugal, and only as by-catch.

(2)  Special condition: within this TAC, the following catch limits and allocation between Member States shall apply to catches of bluefin tuna between 8 kg/75 cm and 30 kg/115 cm by the vessels referred to in point 1 of Annex IV (BFT/*8301):

Spain

350,51

France

158,14

Union

508,65

(3)  Special condition: within this TAC, the following catch limits and allocation between Member States shall apply to catches of bluefin tuna weighing no less than 6,4 kg or measuring no less than 70 cm by the vessels referred to in point 1 of Annex IV (BFT/*641):

France

45 ()

Union

45

()  This quantity may be revised by the Commission upon request from France, up to an amount of 100 tonnes as indicated by ICCAT Recommendation 08-05.

(4)  This quantity may be revised by the Commission upon request from France, up to an amount of 100 tonnes as indicated by ICCAT Recommendation 08-05.

(5)  Special condition: within this TAC, the following catch limits and allocations between Member States shall apply to catches of bluefin tuna between and 8 kg and 30 kg by the vessels referred to in point 2 of Annex IV (BFT/*8302):

Spain

48,22

France

47,57

Italy

37,55

Cyprus

1,34

Malta

3,08

Union

137,77

(6)  Special condition: within this TAC, the following catch limits and allocations between Member States shall apply to catches of bluefin tuna between and 8 kg and 30 kg by the vessels referred to in point 3 of Annex IV (BFT/*643):

Italy

37,55

Union

37,55

(7)  Except Spain and Portugal, and only as by-catch.

(8)  The number of EU vessels fishing for northern albacore as a target species is fixed to 1 253 in accordance with Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 520/2007 ().

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

(10)  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

ANNEX IE

ANTARCTIC

CCAMLR CONVENTION AREA

These TACs, adopted by CCAMLR, are not allocated to the members of CCAMLR and hence the Union's share is undetermined. Catches are monitored by the Secretariat of CCAMLR, which will communicate when fishing must cease due to TAC exhaustion.

Unless specified otherwise, these TACs are applicable for the period from 1 December 2011 to 30 November 2012.

Species

:

Antarctic icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari

Zone

: