14.1.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 12/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 27/2005

of 22 December 2004

fixing for 2005 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 423/2004 of 26 February 2004 establishing measures for the recovery of cod stocks (2), and in particular Articles 6 and 8 thereof,

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

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

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

(2)

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

(3)

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

(4)

It is necessary to establish the principles and certain procedures of fishery management at Community level, so that Member States can ensure the management of the vessels flying their flag.

(5)

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 (4), it is necessary to identify the stocks which are subject to the various measures referred to therein.

(6)

In accordance with the procedure provided for in the agreements or protocols on fisheries relations, the Community has held consultations on fishing rights with Norway (5), the Faroe Islands (6), and Greenland (7).

(7)

Pursuant to the Article 6 of the 2003 Act of Accession, fisheries agreements concluded by Latvia and Lithuania with third countries shall be managed by the Community. In accordance with these agreements, the Community has held consultations with the Russian Federation.

(8)

The Community is a Contracting Party to several regional fisheries organisations. Those fisheries organisations have recommended the setting of catch limitations and other conservation rules for certain species. Those recommendations should therefore be implemented by the Community.

(9)

At its Annual Meeting in June 2004, the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) adopted catch limitations for yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and skipjack tuna, and technical measures as regards the treatment of by-catches. Although the Community is not a member of the IATTC, it is necessary to implement those measures to ensure sustainable management of the resource under the jurisdiction of that Organisation.

(10)

At its Annual Meeting in 2004, the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) adopted tables indicating the under-utilisation and over-utilisation of the fishing possibilities of the ICCAT contracting parties. In that context, the ICCAT adopted a Decision observing that during the year 2003, the European Community had under-exploited its quota for several stocks.

(11)

In order to respect the adjustments to the Community quotas established by the ICCAT, it is necessary for the distribution of the fishing opportunities arising from the under-utilisation to be carried out on the basis of the respective contribution of each Member State towards the underutilisation without modifying the distribution key established in this Regulation concerning the annual allocation of TACs.

(12)

At its Annual Meeting, the ICCAT adopted a number of technical measures for certain stocks of highly migratory species in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, specifying inter alia a new minimum size for bluefin tuna, restrictions on fishing within certain area and time periods in order to protect the bigeye tuna, measures concerning sport and recreational fishing activities in the Mediterranean Sea and the establishment of a sampling program for the estimation of the size of the bluefin tuna caged. In order to contribute to the conservation of fish stocks it is necessary to implement these measures in 2005 pending the adoption of a Council Regulation amending Regulation (EC) No 973/2001 of 14 May 2001 laying down certain technical measures for the conservation of certain stocks of highly migratory species (8).

(13)

At its Annual Meeting in 2004, the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) has adopted a recommendation to restrict fishing within certain areas in order to protect vulnerable deep-water habitats. This recommendation should be implemented by the Community.

(14)

As a temporary measure, catches of herring in mixed fisheries as referred to in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 973/2001 should be counted against the relevant quota for herring.

(15)

As a temporary measure, the fishing effort concerning certain deep-sea species should be reduced in accordance with scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

(16)

The execution of fishing opportunities should be in accordance with the Community legislation on the matter, and in particular with Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87 of 20 May 1987 establishing detailed rules concerning the marking and documentation of fishing vessels (9), Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83 of 22 September 1983 laying down detailed rules for recording information on Member States' catches of fish (10), Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy (11), Council Regulation (EC) No 1954/2003 of 4 November 2003 on the management of the fishing effort relating to certain Community fishing areas and resources, Council Regulation (EC) No 1626/94 of 27 June 1994 laying down certain technical measures for the conservation of fishery resources in the Mediterranean (12), Council Regulation (EC) No 1627/94 of 27 June 1994 laying down general provisions concerning special fishing permits (13), 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 (14), Council Regulation (EC) No 88/98 of 18 December 1997 laying down certain technical measures for the conservation of fishery resources in the waters of the Baltic Sea, the Belts and the Sound (15), Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms (16), Council Regulation (EC) No 1434/98 of 29 June 1998 specifying conditions under which herring may be landed for industrial purposes other than direct human consumption (17), Council Regulation No 423/2004 of 26 February 2004 establishing measures for the recovery of cod stocks (18), Commission Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 of 18 December 2003 laying down detailed provisions regarding satellite-based Vessel Monitoring Systems (19), Council Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86 of 22 September 1986 defining characteristics for fishing vessels (20), Council Regulation (EC) No 973/2001 of 14 May 2001 laying down certain technical measures for the conservation of certain stocks of highly migratory species (21), Council Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002 of 16 December 2002 establishing specific access requirements and associated conditions applicable to fishing for deep sea-stocks (22) and Council Regulation (EC) No 2270/2004 of 22 December 2004 fixing for 2005 and 2006 the fishing opportunities for Community fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks (23).

(17)

In order to contribute to the conservation of fish stocks, certain complementary measures on control and technical conditions of fishing should be implemented in 2005.

(18)

For the stocks of sole in the Western channel, of Southern hake and of Nephrops, it is necessary to apply a provisional effort management scheme. For the cod stocks in the Kattegat, in the North Sea, Skagerrak and the Western channel, in the Irish Sea and in the west of Scotland, the existing effort management scheme needs to be adapted.

(19)

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

(20)

It is necessary, following the advice from the ICES, to apply a temporary system to manage the fishing effort of the industrial fishery for sandeel in ICES Sub-area IV and Division IIIa North.

(21)

Scientific advice indicates that the stock of North Sea plaice is not fished sustainably and that levels of discards are very high. Scientific advice and advice from the North Sea Regional Advisory Council indicates that it is appropriate to adjust the fishing opportunities in terms of fishing effort of vessels targeting plaice.

(22)

For the adjustment of fishing effort limitations on cod as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 423/2004 alternative arrangements are proposed in order to manage fishing effort consistently with the TAC, as laid down in Article 8(3) of the said Regulation.

(23)

At its 25th Annual Meeting of 15 to 19 September 2003, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) adopted a rebuilding plan for Greenland halibut in NAFO Sub-area 2 and divisions 3KLMNO. The plan foresees a reduction of the TAC level until 2007 as well as additional measures to ensure its effectiveness. It is necessary to implement that plan for 2005 pending the adoption of a Council Regulation implementing multiannual measures to rebuild the Greenland halibut stock.

(24)

At its 26th Annual Meeting of 13 to 17 September 2004, the NAFO adopted Management Measures for a number of previously unregulated stocks, namely skates in Division 3LNO, redfish in Division 3O and white hake in Division 3NO. It is therefore necessary to implement these measures and to establish an allocation between Member States.

(25)

In order to comply with international obligations undertaken by the Community as a Contracting Party to the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR), including the obligation to apply the measures adopted by the CCAMLR Commission, the TACs adopted by that Commission for the 2004-2005 season and the corresponding season limit dates should be applied.

(26)

At its XXIII Annual meeting in 2004, the CCAMLR adopted relevant catch limits for the stocks open to established fisheries by any CCAMLR Member. CCAMLR also approved the participation of Community fishing vessels in exploratory fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in Sub-areas FAO 88.1 and in Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2, 58.4.3a) and 58.4.3b) and made the relevant fishing activities subject to catch and by-catch limits, as well as to certain specific technical measures. Those limits and technical measures should also be applied.

(27)

In order to ensure the livelihood of Community fishermen, it is important to open these fisheries on 1 January 2005. Given the urgency of the matter, it is imperative to grant an exception to the six-week period referred to in paragraph I(3) of the Protocol on the role of national Parliaments in the European Union, annexed to the Treaty on European Union and to the Treaties establishing the European Communities,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

SCOPE AND DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation fixes fishing opportunities for the year 2005, for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, and the specific conditions under which such fishing opportunities may be used.

However, for certain Antarctic stocks, it fixes the fishing opportunities and specific conditions for the periods set out in Annex IF.

Article 2

Scope

This Regulation shall apply to:

(a)

Community fishing vessels (‘Community vessels’); and

(b)

fishing vessels flying the flag of, and registered in, third countries (‘third country vessels’) in waters falling within the sovereignty or jurisdiction of Member States (‘EC waters’).

Article 3

Definitions

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

(a)

‘fishing opportunities’ means:

(i)

total allowable catches (‘TACs’) or the number of vessels authorised to fish and/or the duration of these authorisations;

(ii)

shares of the TACs available to the Community;

(iii)

quotas allocated to the Community in third country waters;

(iv)

allocation of Community fishing opportunities under (ii) and (iii) to Member States in the form of quotas;

(v)

allocation to third countries of quotas to be fished in Community waters;

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

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

(e)

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

(f)

‘North Sea’ means ICES Sub-area IV and that part of ICES Division IIIa which is not covered by the definition of the Skagerrak given in point (d);

(g)

‘Gulf of Riga’ means the area bounded on the west bya line drawn from Ovisi lighthouse (57°34.1234′N, 21°42.9574′E) on the west coast of Latvia to the Southern Rock of Cape Loode (57°57.4760′N, 21°58.2789′E) on the island of Saaremaa, then southwards to the southernmost point of the peninsula of Sõrve and then in a north-eastern direction along the east coast of the island of Saaremaa, and in the north by a line drawn from 58°30.0′N 23°13.2′E to 58°30.0′N 23°41′1E;

(h)

‘Gulf of Cadiz’ means the area of ICES Sub-division IXa east of longitue 7°23′48″W.

Article 4

Fishing zones

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

(a)

ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) zones are as defined in Regulation (EEC) No 3880/91 of 17 December 1991 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the north-east Atlantic (24);

(b)

CECAF (Eastern Central Atlantic or FAO major fishing zone 34) zones are as defined in Regulation (EC) No 2597/95 of 23 October 1995 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (25);

(c)

NAFO (Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) zones are as defined in Regulation (EEC) No 2018/93 of 30 June 1993 on the submission of catch and activity statistics by Member States fishing in the Northwest Atlantic (26);

(d)

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

CHAPTER II

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS

Article 5

Fishing opportunities and allocations

1.   Fishing opportunities for Community vessels in Community waters or in certain non-Community waters and the allocation of such fishing opportunities among Member States shall be as set out in Annex I.

2.   Community vessels are hereby authorised to make catches, within the quota limits set out in Annex I, in waters falling within the fisheries jurisdiction of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Norway, and the fishing zone around Jan Mayen, subject to the conditions set out in Articles 9, 16 and 17.

3.   The Commission shall fix the fishing opportunities for capelin in zones V, XIV (Greenland waters) available to the Community equal to 7,7 % of the capelin TAC as soon as the TAC has been established.

4.   Fishing opportunities for the stocks of blue whiting in zones I-XIV (EC waters and international waters) and herring in zones I and II (EC waters and international waters) may be increased by the Commission in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 when third countries do not respect a responsible management of those stocks.

Article 6

Special provisions and allocations

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

(a)

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

(b)

reallocations made pursuant to Article 21(4), Article 23(1) and Article 32(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93;

(c)

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

(d)

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

(e)

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

Article 7

Quota flexibility

For 2005, the following stocks shall be as set out in Annex I to this Regulation:

(a)

the stocks which are subject to a precautionary or to an analytical TAC;

(b)

the stocks to which the year-to-year flexibility conditions set out in Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 are to apply; and

(c)

the stocks to which the penalty coefficients provided for in Article 5(2) of that Regulation are to apply.

Article 8

Conditions for landing catch and by-catches

1.   Fish from stocks for which fishing opportunities are fixed shall not be retained on board or landed unless:

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

for all species other than herring and mackerel, where they are mixed with other species, the catches have been taken with nets whose mesh size is less than 32 millimetres in accordance with Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 850/98, and are not sorted either on board or on landing; or

(d)

for herring, the catches comply with the measures referred to in point 12 of Annex III; or

(e)

for mackerel, where they are mixed with horse mackerel or pilchard, the mackerel does not exceed 10 % of the total weight of mackerel, horse mackerel and pilchard on board, and the catches are not sorted either on board or on landing; or

(f)

catches are taken during the course of scientific investigations carried out under Regulation (EC) No 850/98 or Regulation (EC) No 88/98.

2.   All landings shall count against the quota or, if the Community share has not been allocated between Member States by quotas, against the Community share, except for catches made under the provisions of paragraph 1 (c), (e) and (f).

3.   By derogation from paragraph 1, when fishing opportunities of a Member State for herring in Sub-areas II (EC waters), III, IV and subdivision VII d are exhausted, it shall be prohibited for vessels, flying the flag of that Member State, and registered in the Community, and operating within the fisheries to which the relevant catch limitations apply, to land catches which are unsorted and which contain herring.

4.   The determination of the percentage of by-catches and their disposal shall be made in accordance with Articles 4 and 11 of Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and Articles 2 and 3 of Regulation (EC) No 88/98.

Article 9

Access limits

No fishing by Community vessels shall take place in the Skagerrak within 12 nautical miles from the baselines of Norway. However, vessels flying the flag of Denmark or Sweden shall be allowed to fish up to 4 miles from the baselines of Norway.

Article 10

Special conditions for landings of unsorted catches from Sub-areas IIa (EC waters), III, IV and VIId

The measures set out in Annex II shall apply with regard to the landing of unsorted landings from Sub-areas IIa (EC waters), III, IV and VIId.

Article 11

Other technical and control measures

The technical measures set out in Annex III shall apply in 2005 in addition to those set out in Regulation (EC) No 850/98, Regulation (EC) No 88/98, Regulation (EC) No 1626/94 and Regulation (EC) No 973/2001.

Detailed rules for the implementation of point 10 of Annex III may be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 30(2) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

Article 12

Effort limitations and associated conditions for the management of stocks

1.   For the period 1 January to 31 January 2005, for the management of cod stocks in Kattegat, North Sea, Eastern Channel, Skagerrak, to the West of Scotland and in the Irish Sea the fishing effort limitations and associated conditions laid down in points 1 to 5, 6a, 6c, 6d, 6e and 7 to 22 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 2287/2003 of 19 December 2003 fixing for 2004 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 (27) shall apply.

2.   For the period 1 February 2005 to 31 December 2005 for the management of cod stocks mentioned in paragraph 1, the fishing effort limitations and associated conditions laid down in Annex IVa shall apply.

3.   From the 1 February 2005, the fishing effort limitations and associated conditions laid down in Annex IVb shall apply to the management of fisheries in the Cantabrian Sea and the Western Iberian peninsula.

4.   From 1 February 2005, the fishing effort limitations and associated conditions laid down in Annex IVc shall apply to the management of the stock of sole in the Western Channel.

5.   The fishing effort limitations and associated conditions laid down in Annex V shall apply to the management of sandeel stocks in Skagerrak and the North Sea.

6.   The Commission shall fix the final fishing effort for 2005 for the fisheries on sandeel in zones IIa, IIIa, IV based on the rules laid down in point 6 of Annex V.

7.   All vessels using gear types identified in points 4 of Annexes IVa, IVb, IVc respectively and fishing in areas defined in points 2 of Annexes IVa, IVb, IVc respectively shall hold a special fishing permit issued in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1627/94.

8.   Member States shall ensure that for 2005 the fishing effort levels, measured in kilowatt days absent from port, by vessels holding deep-sea fishing permits do not exceed 90 % of the average annual fishing effort deployed by that Member State's vessels in 2003 on trips when deep-sea fishing permits were held and deep-sea species, as listed in Annex I and Annex II to Council Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002, excluding greater silver smelt, were caught.

CHAPTER III

FISHING OPPORTUNITIES AND ASSOCIATED CONDITIONS FOR THIRD COUNTRY VESSELS

Article 13

Authorisation

Vessels flying the flag of Barbados, Guyana, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela and vessels registered in the Faroe Islands shall be authorised to make catches in Community waters, within the quota limits set out in Annex I, and subject to the conditions provided for in Articles 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.

Article 14

Geographic restrictions

Fishing by vessels flying the flag of:

(a)

Norway or registered in the Faroe Islands shall be limited to those parts of the 200 nautical mile zone lying seawards of 12 nautical miles from the baselines of Member States in the North Sea, Kattegat and the Atlantic Ocean north of 43°00′N, except the area referred to in Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002; fishing in the Skagerrak by vessels flying the flag of Norway shall be allowed seawards of four nautical miles from the baselines of Denmark and Sweden;

(b)

Barbados, Guyana, Japan, South Korea, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela shall be limited to those parts of the 200-nautical-mile zone lying seawards of 12 nautical miles from the baselines of the French Department of Guyana.

Article 15

Conditions for landing catch and by-catch

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

CHAPTER IV

LICENSING ARRANGEMENTS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS

Article 16

Licences and associated conditions

1.   Notwithstanding the general rules on fishing licences and special fishing permits provided for in Regulation (EC) No 1627/94, fishing in waters of third countries shall be subject to the holding of a licence issued by the authorities of the third country.

However, the first subparagraph shall not apply to the following Community vessels, when fishing in Norwegian waters of the North Sea:

(a)

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

(b)

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

(c)

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

2.   The maximum number of licences and other associated conditions shall be fixed as set out in Part I of Annex VI. Requests for licences shall indicate the types of fishing and the name and characteristics of the vessels for which licences are to be issued and shall be addressed by the authorities of the Member States to the Commission. The Commission shall submit these requests to the authorities of the third country concerned.

If one Member State transfers quota to another Member State (swap) in the fishing areas set out in Part I of Annex VI, the transfer shall include an appropriate transfer of licences and shall be notified to the Commission. However, the total number of licences for each fishing area, as set out in Part I of Annex VI, shall not be exceeded.

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

Article 17

Faroe Islands

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

CHAPTER V

LICENSING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THIRD COUNTRY VESSELS

Article 18

Obligation to have a licence and a special fishing permit

1.   Notwithstanding Article 28b of Regulation (EC) No 2847/93, vessels flying the flag of Norway of less than 200 GT shall be exempt from the obligation to have a licence and a fishing permit.

2.   The licence and special fishing permit shall be kept on board. However, vessels registered in the Faroe Islands or Norway shall be exempt from that obligation.

3.   Vessels from third countries authorised to fish on 31 December 2004 may continue to fish as from 1 January 2005 until the list of vessels authorised to fish is submitted to and approved by the Commission.

Article 19

Application for a licence and special fishing permit

An application to the Commission for a licence and special fishing permit from an authority of a third country shall be accompanied by the following information:

(a)

name of the vessel;

(b)

registration number;

(c)

external identification letters and numbers;

(d)

port of registration;

(e)

name and address of the owner or charterer;

(f)

gross tonnage and overall length;

(g)

engine power;

(h)

call sign and radio frequency;

(i)

intended method of fishing;

(j)

intended area of fishing;

(k)

species for which it is intended to fish;

(l)

period for which a licence is required.

Article 20

Number of licences

The number of licences and special associated conditions shall be fixed as set out in Part II of Annex VI.

Article 21

Cancellation and withdrawal

1.   Licences and special fishing permits may be cancelled with a view to the issue of new licences and special fishing permits. Such cancellations shall take effect on the day preceding the date of issue of the new licences and special fishing permits by the Commission. New licences and special fishing permits shall take effect from their date of issue.

2.   Licences and special fishing permits shall be wholly or partially withdrawn before the date of expiry if the quota for the stock in question set out in Annex I has been exhausted.

3.   Licences and special fishing permits shall be withdrawn in the event of any failure to meet the obligations laid down in this Regulation.

Article 22

Failure to comply with relevant rules

1.   For a period not exceeding 12 months, no licence and special fishing permit shall be issued for any vessel in respect of which the obligations laid down in this Regulation have not been fulfilled.

2.   The Commission shall submit to the authorities of the third country concerned the names and characteristics of the vessels which will not be authorised to fish in the Community fishing zone for the following month or months as a consequence of an infringement of the relevant rules.

Article 23

Obligations of the licence holder

1.   Third-country vessels shall comply with the conservation and control measures and other provisions governing fishing of Community vessels in the zone in which they operate, in particular Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93, (EC) No 1627/94, (EC) No 88/98, (EC) No 850/98, (EC) No 1434/98 and (EEC) No 1381/87.

2.   The vessels referred to in paragraph 1 shall keep a logbook in which the information set out in Part I of Annex VII, shall be entered.

3.   Third-country vessels, except vessels flying the flag of Norway fishing in ICES Division IIIa, shall transmit the information set out in Annex VIII to the Commission, in accordance with the rules laid down in that Annex.

Article 24

Specific provisions concerning the French Department of Guyana

1.   The granting of licences to fish in the waters of the French Department of Guyana shall be subject to an undertaking by the owner of the vessel concerned to permit an observer to come on board at the Commission's request.

2.   The master of each vessel in possession of a licence for finfish or tuna fishing in the waters of the French Department of Guyana shall, on landing the catch after each trip, submit a declaration to the French authorities stating the quantities of shrimp caught and kept on board since the last declaration. This declaration shall be in accordance with the model set out in Part III of Annex VI. The master shall be responsible for the accuracy of the declaration. The French authorities shall take all appropriate measures to verify the accuracy of the declarations, by checking them in particular against the logbook referred to in Article 23(2). The declaration shall be signed by the competent official after it has been verified. Before the end of each month, the French authorities shall send to the Commission all the declarations relating to the preceding month.

3.   Vessels fishing in the waters of the French Department of Guyana shall keep a logbook corresponding to the model appearing in Part II of Annex VII. A copy of this logbook shall be sent to the Commission within 30 days of the last day of each fishing trip, via the French authorities.

4.   If, for a period of one month, the Commission receives no communication concerning a vessel in possession of a licence to fish in waters of the French Department of Guyana, the licence of that vessel shall be withdrawn.

CHAPTER VI

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE NAFO REGULATORY AREA

SECTION 1

Community participation

Article 25

List of vessels

1.   Only Community vessels of more than 50 gross tonnes which have been issued a special fishing permit by their flag Member State and are included in the NAFO vessel register shall be authorised, on the conditions set out in the permit, to fish, keep on board, trans-ship and land fishery resources from the NAFO Regulatory Area.

2.   Each Member State shall inform the Commission in computer readable form, at least 15 days before the new vessel enters the NAFO Regulatory area, of any amendment to its list of vessels flying its flag and registered in the Community that are authorized to fish in the NAFO Regulatory area. The Commission shall forward this information promptly to the NAFO Secretariat.

3.   The information referred to in paragraph 2 shall include the following information:

(a)

the internal number of the vessel, as defined in Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 26/2004 of 30 December 2003 on the Community fishing fleet register (28);

(b)

the international radio call sign;

(c)

the vessel charterer, where applicable;

(d)

the vessel type.

4.   For vessels temporarily flying the flag of a Member State (bare boat charter), the information forwarded shall include:

(a)

the date from which the vessel has been authorised to fly the flag of the Member State;

(b)

the date from which the vessel has been authorised by the Member State to engage in fishing in the NAFO Regulatory Area;

(c)

the name of the State where the vessel is registered or has been previously registered and the date as from which it ceased flying the flag of that State;

(d)

the name of the vessel;

(e)

the official registration number of the vessel assigned by the competent national authorities;

(f)

the home port of the vessel after the transfer;

(g)

the name of owner or charterer of the vessel;

(h)

a declaration that the master has been provided with a copy of the regulations in force in the NAFO Regulatory Area;

(i)

the principal species which can be fished by the vessel in the NAFO Regulatory Area;

(j)

the sub-areas where the vessel may be expected to fish.

SECTION 2

Technical measures

Article 26

Mesh sizes

1.   The use of trawl net having in any section thereof net meshes of dimensions less than 130 mm shall be prohibited for direct fishing of the groundfish species referred to in Annex IX. This mesh size may be reduced to a minimum of 60 mm for direct fishing of short-finned squid (Illex illecebrosus). For direct fishing of skates (Rajidae) this mesh size shall be increased to a minimum of 280 mm in the cod-end and 220 mm in all other parts of the trawl.

2.   Vessels fishing for shrimp (Pandalus borealis) shall use nets with a minimum mesh size of 40 mm.

Article 27

Attachments to nets

1.   The use of any means or device other than those described in this Article which obstructs the meshes of a net or which diminishes their size shall be prohibited.

2.   Canvas, netting or any other material may be attached to the underside of the cod-end in order to reduce or prevent damage.

3.   Devices may be attached to the upper side of the cod-end provided that they do not obstruct the meshes of the cod-end. The use of top-side chafers shall be limited to those listed in Annex X.

4.   Vessels fishing for shrimp (Pandalus borealis) shall use sorting grids or grates with a maximum spacing between bars of 22 mm. Vessels fishing for shrimp in Division 3L shall also be equipped with toggle chains of a minimum of 72 cm in length as described in Appendix 4 to Annex III.

Article 28

By-catches

1.   Masters of vessels may not conduct directed fisheries for species for which by-catch limits apply. A directed fishery for a species is conducted when that species comprises the largest percentage by weight of the catch in any one haul.

2.   By-catches of the species listed in Annex ID for which no quotas have been fixed by the Community for a part of the NAFO Regulatory Area and taken in that part when fishing directly for any species may not exceed for each species 2 500 kg or 10 % by weight of the total catch retained on board, whichever is the greater. However, in a part of the NAFO Regulatory Area where directed fishing of certain species is banned or an ‘others’ quota has been fully utilised, by-catches of each of the species listed in Annex ID shall not exceed 1 250 kg or 5 % respectively.

3.   Whenever the total amounts of species for which by-catch limits apply in any haul exceed the limits laid down in paragraph 2, whichever is applicable, vessels shall immediately move a minimum of five nautical miles from the previous haul position. Whenever the total amounts of species for which by-catch limits apply in any subsequent haul exceed the said limits, vessels shall again immediately move a minimum of five nautical miles from the previous haul position and shall not return to the area for at least 48 hours.

4.   For vessels fishing for shrimp (Pandalus borealis), in the event that total by-catches of all species listed in Annex ID in any haul exceed 5 % by weight in Division 3M and 2,5 % in Division 3L, vessels shall immediately move a minimum of five nautical miles from the position of the previous haul.

5.   Catches of shrimp shall not be used in the calculation of by-catch level of groundfish species.

Article 29

Minimum size of fish

Fish from the NAFO Regulatory Area which do not have the size required as set out in Annex XI may not be processed, retained on board, trans-shipped, landed, transported, stored, sold, displayed or offered for sale, but shall be returned immediately to the sea. Where the quantity of caught fish not having the required size exceeds 10 % of the total quantity, the vessel shall move away to a distance of at least five nautical miles from any position of the previous haul before continuing fishing. Any processed fish for which minimum fish size requirements apply which is below a length equivalent in Annex XI, shall be deemed to originate from fish that is below the minimum fish size.

SECTION 3

Control measures

Article 30

Product labelling and separate stowage

1.   All processed fish harvested in the NAFO Regulatory Area shall be labelled in such a way that each species and product category is identifiable. It shall also be marked as having been caught in the NAFO Regulatory Area.

2.   All shrimp harvested in Division 3L and all Greenland halibut harvested in Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3KLMNO shall be marked as having been caught in these respective areas.

3.   Catches of the same species shall be stowed clearly separate from catches of other species. All catches taken within the NAFO Regulatory Area shall be stowed separately from catches taken outside this area.

Catches may be stowed in more than one part of the hold but in each part of the hold where it is stowed, it shall be kept clearly separate, by the use of plastic, plywood, netting, etc. from catches of other species.

Article 31

Production logbook and stowage plan

1.   In addition to complying with Articles 6, 8, 11 and 12 of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, masters of vessels shall enter in the logbook the information listed in Annex XII to this Regulation.

2.   Each Member State shall, in computer readable form, before the 15th of each month, notify the Commission of the quantities of stocks specified in Annex XIII landed during the preceding month and communicate any information received under Articles 11 and 12 of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.

3.   The master of a Community vessel shall, in respect of catches of the species listed in Annex ID, keep:

(a)

a production logbook stating their cumulative production, by species;

(b)

a stowage plan that shows the location of the different species in the holds as well as the quantities of such species on board in product weight stated in kilograms.

4.   The production logbook and stowage plan referred to in paragraph 3 shall be updated on a daily basis for the preceding day reckoned from 00.00 hrs (UTC) until 24.00 hrs (UTC) and shall be kept onboard until the vessel has unloaded completely.

5.   The master shall provide the necessary assistance to enable the quantities declared in the logbook and the processed products stored on board to be verified.

Article 32

Nets

When fishing directly for one or more of the species listed in Annex IX, vessels shall not carry nets with a mesh size smaller than that laid down in Article 26. However, vessels fishing in the course of the same voyage in areas other than the NAFO Regulatory Area may keep such nets on board provided these nets are securely lashed and stowed and are not available for immediate use, that is to say:

(a)

nets shall be unshackled from their boards and their hauling or trawling cables and ropes; and

(b)

nets carried on or above the deck shall be lashed securely to a part of the superstructure.

Article 33

Trans-shipment

Community vessels shall not engage in trans-shipment operations in the NAFO Regulatory Area unless they have received prior authorisation to do so from their competent authorities.

Article 34

Monitoring of fishing effort

1.   Each Member State shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the fishing effort of its vessels referred to in Article 25 is commensurate to the fishing possibilities available to that Member State in the NAFO Regulatory Area.

2.   Member States shall transmit to the Commission the fishing plan for their vessels fishing for species in the NAFO Regulatory Area no later than 31 January 2005 or, thereafter, at least 30 days before the commencement of such activity. The fishing plan shall identify, inter alia, the vessel or vessels which will engage in these fisheries and the intended number of fishing days in the NAFO Regulatory Area.

Member States shall, on an indicative basis, inform the Commission of the intended activities of the vessels in other areas.

The fishing plan shall represent the total fishing effort to be deployed with respect to the fisheries in relation to the extent of the fishing opportunities available to the Member State making the notification.

Member States shall, no later than 31 December 2005, report to the Commission on the implementation of their fishing plans, including the number of vessels actually engaged in this fishery and the total number of days fished.

SECTION 4

Special provisions for Northern prawns

Article 35

Northern prawn fisheries

Each Member State shall report to the Commission daily on the quantities of Northern prawns (Pandalus borealis) caught in Division 3L of the NAFO Regulatory Area by vessels flying its flag and registered in the Community. All fishing activities shall take place in depths greater than 200 metres and shall be limited to one vessel per each Member State allocation at any one time.

SECTION 5

Special provisions for recovery plan of Greenland halibut

Article 36

Prohibition concerning Greenland halibut

It shall be prohibited for Community fishing vessels to fish Greenland halibut in NAFO Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3KLMNO and to retain on board, trans-ship or land Greenland halibut fished in that zone if they do not carry a special fishing permit issued by their flag Member State.

Article 37

List of vessels

1.   Member State shall ensure that vessels to which the special fishing permits referred to in Article 36 are to be issued are included in a list containing their names and internal numbers as defined in Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 26/2004. Member States shall issue the special fishing permit only when the vessel has been entered into the NAFO vessel register.

2.   Each Member State shall send to the Commission the list provided for in paragraph 1 and all subsequent amendments in a computer readable form.

3.   Amendments to the list provided for in paragraph 1 shall be transmitted to the Commission at least five days prior to the date that the vessel newly inserted in that list enters Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3KLMNO. The Commission shall promptly forward amendments to the list to the NAFO Secretariat.

4.   Each Member State shall take necessary measures to allocate its quota for Greenland halibut among its vessels included in the list referred to in paragraph 1. Member States shall inform the Commission of the allocation of quotas not later than 15 days following the date of entry into force of this Regulation.

Article 38

Reports

1.   Masters of vessels referred to in Article 37(2) shall transmit the following reports to the Flag Member State:

(a)

the quantities of Greenland halibut retained onboard when the Community vessel enters Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3KLMNO. This report shall be transmitted not earlier than 12 hours and not later than 6 hours in advance of each entry of the vessel to this zone;

(b)

weekly catches of Greenland halibut. This report shall be transmitted for the first time no later than the end of the seventh day following the entry of the vessel into Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3 KLMNO, or, when fishing trips take more than seven days, at the latest on Monday for catches that have been taken in the sub-area 2 and divisions 3 KLMNO during the preceding week ending at midnight on Sunday;

(c)

the quantities of Greenland halibut held onboard when the Community vessel exits Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3KLMNO. This report shall be transmitted not earlier than 12 hours and not later than 6 hours in advance of each departure of the vessel from this zone and shall include the number of fishing days and the total catches in this zone;

(d)

the quantities loaded and unloaded for each trans-shipment of Greenland halibut during the vessel's stay in Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3KLMNO. These reports shall be transmitted no later than 24 hours after the completion of the trans-shipment.

2.   Member States shall, upon receipt, transmit the reports provided for in paragraph 1(a), (c) and (d) to the Commission.

3.   When catches of Greenland halibut notified in accordance with paragraph 2 are deemed to have exhausted 70 % of the Member States' quota allocation, masters shall transmit the reports referred to in point 1(b) on a three day basis.

Article 39

Designated ports

1.   It shall be prohibited to land any quantities of Greenland halibut at any place other than ports designated by NAFO Contracting Parties. Landings of Greenland halibut in ports of non-Contracting Parties are prohibited.

2.   Member States shall designate ports in which landings of Greenland halibut may take place and shall determine the associated inspection and surveillance procedures, including the terms and conditions for recording and reporting the quantities of Greenland halibut within each landing.

3.   Member States shall transmit to the Commission within 15 days of the date of entry into force of this Regulation a list of designated ports and, within 15 days thereafter, the associated inspection and surveillance procedures referred to in paragraph 2. The Commission shall promptly forward this information to the NAFO Secretariat.

4.   The Commission shall promptly transmit the list of the designated ports referred to in paragraph 2 as well as ports designated by other Contracting Parties of NAFO to all Member States.

Article 40

Inspection in port

1.   Member States shall ensure that all vessels entering a designated port to land and/or trans-ship Greenland halibut caught within NAFO Sub-Area 2 and Divisions 3 KLMNO are submitted to an inspection in port in accordance with the port inspection scheme of NAFO.

2.   It shall be prohibited to discharge and/or trans-ship catches from the vessels referred to in paragraph 1 until the inspectors are present.

3.   All quantities discharged shall be weighed by species before being transported to a cold store or another destination.

4.   Member States shall transmit the corresponding port inspection report to the NAFO Secretariat, with a copy to the Commission, within seven working days from the date at which the inspection was completed.

Article 41

Prohibition of landings and trans-shipments for Non-Contracting Party vessels

Member States shall ensure that landings and trans-shipments of Greenland halibut from non-Contracting Party vessels which have been engaged in fishing activities in the NAFO Regulatory Area are prohibited.

Article 42

Follow up on fishing activities

Member States shall submit a report to the Commission by 31 December 2005 at the latest on the implementation of the measures laid down in Articles 36 to 41, including the total number of days fished.

SECTION 6

Special provisions for redfish

Article 43

Redfish fishery

1.   Every second Monday, the master of a Community vessel fishing for redfish in Division Sub-Area 2 and Division IF, 3K and 3M of the NAFO Regulatory Area, shall notify to the competent authorities of the Member State, whose flag the vessel is flying or in which the vessel is registered, the quantities of redfish caught in those zones in the two-week period ending at 12 midnight on the previous Sunday.

When accumulated catches reach 50 % of the TAC, the notification shall be made weekly each Monday.

2.   Member States shall report to the Commission every second Tuesday before 12 noon for the fortnight ending at 12 midnight on the previous Sunday the quantities of redfish caught in Sub-area 2 and Divisions IF, 3K and 3M of the NAFO Regulatory Area by vessels flying their flag and registered in their territory.

When accumulated catches have reached 50 % of the TAC, reports shall be sent on a weekly basis.

CHAPTER VII

SPECIAL PROVISIONS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THE AREA OF CCAMLR

SECTION 1

Restrictions and vessel information requirements

Article 44

Prohibitions and catch limitations

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

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

Article 45

Information requirements relating to vessels authorised to fish in the Area of CCAMLR

1.   In addition to the information requirements relating to authorised vessels set forth in Article 3(2) of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004, Member States shall, as from 1 August 2005, communicate to the Commission the following in respect of such vessels:

(a)

vessel IMO number (if issued);

(b)

previous flag, if any;

(c)

international Radio Call Sign;

(d)

name and address of vessel's owner(s), and any beneficial owner(s), if known;

(e)

type of vessel;

(f)

where and when built;

(g)

length;

(h)

colour photograph of the vessel, which shall consist of:

(i)

one photograph not smaller than 12 × 7 cm showing the starboard side of the vessel, displaying its full overall length and complete structural features;

(ii)

one photograph not smaller than 12 × 7 cm showing the port side of the vessel, displaying its full overall length and complete structural features;

(iii)

one photograph not smaller than 12 × 7 cm showing the stern, taken directly from astern;

(i)

measures taken to ensure tamper-proof operation of the satellite monitoring device installed on board.

2.   As from 1 August 2005, Member States shall, to the extent practicable, also communicate to the Commission the following information relating to vessels authorised to fish in the Area of CCAMLR:

(a)

name and address of operator, if different from vessel owner(s);

(b)

names and nationality of master and, where relevant, of fishing master;

(c)

type of fishing method or methods;

(d)

beam (m);

(e)

gross registered tonnage;

(f)

vessel communication types and numbers (INMARSAT A, B and C numbers);

(g)

normal crew complement;

(h)

power of main engine or engines (kW);

(i)

carrying capacity (tonnes), number of fish holds and their capacity (m3);

(j)

any other information (e.g. ice classification) considered appropriate.

SECTION 2

Exploratory fisheries

Article 46

Participation in exploratory fisheries

1.   Fishing vessels flying the flag of and registered in Spain that have been notified to CCAMLR in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 may participate in long-line exploratory fisheries for Dissostichus spp. in Sub-area FAO 88.1, and in Divisions 58.4.1, 58.4.2, 58.4.3a) outside Areas of national jurisdiction and 58.4.3b) outside Areas of national jurisdiction.

2.   No more than one fishing vessel shall fish in Divisions 58.4.3a) and 58.4.3b) at any one time.

3.   With regard to Sub-area 88.1 and Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.4.2, total catch and by-catch limits per Sub-area and Division, and their distribution among Small Scale Research Units (SSRUs) within each of them are set out in Annex XV. Fishing in any SSRU shall cease when the reported catch reaches the specified catch limit and that SSRU shall be closed to fishing for the remainder of the season.

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

Article 47

Reporting systems

Fishing vessels participating in the exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 46 shall be subject to the following catch and effort reporting systems:

(a)

the Five-day Catch and Effort Reporting System set out in Article 12 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004, with the exception that Member States shall submit to the Commission catch and effort reports not later than two working days after the end of each reporting period, for immediate transmission to CCAMLR. In Sub-area 88.1 and in Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.42, reporting will be made by Small Scale Research Units;

(b)

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

(c)

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

Article 48

Special requirements

1.   The exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 46 shall be carried out in accordance with Article 8 of Council Regulation (EC) No 600/2004 of 22 March 2004 laying down certain technical measures applicable to fishing activities in the area covered by the Convention on the conservation of Antarctic marine living resources (29) with regard to applicable measures to reduce the incidental mortality of seabirds in the course of long-line fisheries. In addition to these measures:

(a)

the discharge of offal shall be prohibited in these fisheries;

(b)

vessels participating in exploratory fisheries in Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.4.2 which comply with CCAMLR Protocols (A, B or C) for longline weighting shall be exempted from the night setting requirement; however, vessels which catch a total of three (3) seabird shall immediately revert to night setting in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No 601/2004;

(c)

vessels participating in exploratory fisheries in Sub-area 88.1 and Divisions 58.4.3a) and 58.4.3b) which catch a total of three (3) seabirds shall cease fishing immediately and shall not be permitted to fish outside the normal fishing season for the remainder of the 2004/2005 season.

2.   Fishing vessels participating in exploratory fisheries in FAO Sub-area 88.1 shall be subject to the following additional requirements:

(a)

vessels shall be prohibited from discharging:

(i)

oil or fuel products or oily residues into the sea, except as permitted in Annex I to MARPOL 73/78 (International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships);

(ii)

garbage;

(iii)

food wastes not capable of passing through a screen with openings no greater than 25 mm;

(iv)

poultry or parts (including egg shells);

(v)

sewage within 12 nautical miles of land or ice shelves, or sewage while the ship is travelling at a speed of less than 4 knots; or

(vi)

incineration ash.

(b)

no live poultry or other living birds shall be brought into Sub-area 88.1 and any dressed poultry not consumed shall be removed from Sub-area 88.1;

(c)

fishing for Dissostichus spp. in Sub-area 88.1 shall be prohibited within 10 nautical miles of the coast of the Balleny Islands.

Article 49

Definition of hauls

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

2.   To be designated as a research haul:

(a)

each research haul shall be separated by no less than 5 nautical miles from any other research haul, distance to be measured from the geographical mid-point of each research haul;

(b)

each haul shall comprise at least 3 500 hooks and no more than 10 000 hooks; this may comprise a number of separate lines set in the same location;

(c)

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

Article 50

Research plans

Fishing vessels participating in the exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 46 shall implement Research Plans, in each and all SSRUs in which FAO Sub-area 88.1 and Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.4.2 are divided. The Research Plan shall be implemented in the following manner:

(a)

on first entry into a SSRU, the first 10 hauls, designated ‘first series’, shall be designated ‘research hauls’ and must satisfy the criteria set out in Article 49(2);

(b)

the next 10 hauls, or 10 tonnes of catch, whichever trigger level is achieved first, are designated the ‘second series’. Hauls in the second series can, at the discretion of the master, be fished as part of normal exploratory fishing. However, provided they satisfy the requirements of Article 49(2), these hauls can also be designated as research hauls;

(c)

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

(d)

on completion of 20 research hauls of the third series, the vessel may continue to fish within the SSRU;

(e)

in SSRUs A, B, C, E and G in Sub-area 88.1 where fishable seabed area is less than 15 000 km2, points (b), (c) and (d) shall not apply and on completion of 10 research hauls the vessel may continue to fish within the SSRU.

Article 51

Data collection plans

1.   Fishing vessels participating in the exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 46 shall implement Data Collection Plans, in each and all SSRUs in which FAO Sub-area 88.1 and Divisions 58.4.1 and 58.4.2 are divided. The Data Collection Plan shall comprise the following data:

(a)

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

(b)

the setting, soak, and hauling times;

(c)

the number and species of fish lost at surface;

(d)

the number of hooks set;

(e)

the bait type;

(f)

the baiting success (%);

(g)

the hook type; and

(h)

the sea and cloud conditions and phase of the moon at the time of setting the lines.

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

Article 52

Tagging programme

Each fishing vessel participating in the exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 46 shall implement a tagging programme as follows:

(a)

Dissostichus spp. individuals shall be tagged and released at a rate of one individual per tonne of green weight catch throughout the season according to the CCAMLR Tagging Protocol. Vessels shall only discontinue tagging after they have tagged 500 individuals, or leave the fishery having tagged one individual per tonne of green weight caught;

(b)

the programme shall target individuals of all sizes in order to meet the tagging requirement of one individual per one tonne of green weight catch. All released individuals shall be double-tagged and releases shall cover as broad a geographical area as possible;

(c)

all tags shall be clearly imprinted with a unique serial number and a return address so that the origin of tags can be retraced in the case of recapture of the tagged individual;

(d)

all recaptured tagged individuals (i.e. fish caught that have a previously inserted tag) shall not be re-released, even if it was at liberty for only a short period;

(e)

all recaptured tagged individuals shall be biologically sampled (length, weight, sex, gonad stage), an electronic photograph taken if possible, the otoliths recovered and the tag removed;

(f)

all relevant tag data and any data recording tag recaptures shall be reported electronically in the CCAMLR format to CCAMLR within three months of the vessel departing these fisheries;

(g)

all relevant tag data, any data recording tag recaptures, and specimens from recaptures shall also be reported electronically in the CCAMLR format to the relevant regional tag data repository as detailed in the CCAMLR Tagging Protocol.

Article 53

Scientific observers

Each fishing vessel participating in the exploratory fisheries referred to in Article 46 shall have at least two scientific observers, one of which shall be an observer appointed in accordance with the CCAMLR Scheme of International Scientific Observation, on board throughout all fishing activities within the fishing period.

CHAPTER VIII

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 54

Scientific monitoring

1.   This Regulation shall not apply to fishing operations conducted solely for the purpose of scientific investigations which are carried out with the permission and under the authority of the Member State concerned, and of which the Commission and the Member State in whose waters the research is carried out have been informed in advance.

2.   Marine organisms caught for the purposes referred to in paragraph 1 may be sold, stored, displayed or offered for sale, provided that:

(a)

they meet the standards laid down in Annex XII to Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and the marketing standards adopted pursuant to Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 of 17 December 1999 on the common organisation of the market in fishery and aquaculture products (30), or

(b)

they are sold directly for purposes other than human consumption.

Article 55

Data transmission

Pursuant to Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, data relating to the landing of quantities of stocks caught shall be sent by Member States to the Commission in computer readable form by using stock codes set out in each table of stock.

Article 56

Entry into force

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

It shall apply as from the 1 January 2005.

Where the TACs of the CCAMLR area are set for periods starting before 1 January 2005, Article 44 shall apply with effect from the beginning of the respective periods of application of the TACs.

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

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2004.

For the Council

The President

C. VEERMAN


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(13)  OJ L 171, 6.7.1994, p. 7.

(14)  OJ L 97, 1.4.2004, p. 16.

(15)  OJ L 9, 15.1.1998, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 812/2004 (OJ L 150, 30.4.2004, p. 12).

(16)  OJ L 125, 27.4.1998, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 602/2004 (OJ L 97, 1.4.2004, p. 30).

(17)  OJ L 191, 7.7.1998, p. 10.

(18)  OJ L 70, 9.3.2004, p. 8.

(19)  OJ L 333, 20.12.2003, p. 17.

(20)  OJ L 274, 25.9.1986, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 3259/94 (OJ L 339, 29.12.1994, p. 11).

(21)  OJ L 137, 19.5.2001, p. 1. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 831/2004 (OJ L 127, 29.4.2004, p. 33).

(22)  OJ L 351, 28.12.2002, p. 6.

(23)  OJ L 396, 31.12.2004, p. 4.

(24)  OJ L 365, 31.12.1991, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by European Parliament and Council Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(25)  OJ L 270, 13.11.1995, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003.

(26)  OJ L 186, 28.7.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003.

(27)  OJ L 344, 31.12.2003, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1928/2004 (OJ L 332, 6.11.2004, p. 5).

(28)  OJ L 5, 9.1.2004, p. 25.

(29)  OJ L 97, 1.4.2004, p. 1.

(30)  OJ L 17, 21.1.2000, p. 22. Regulation as amended by the 2003 Act of Accession.


ANNEX I

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

All catch limitations set out in this Annex shall be considered as quotas for the purposes of Article 9 of this Regulation, and shall, therefore, be subject to the rules set out in Regulation (EC) No 2847/93, and in particular Articles 14 and 15 thereof.

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

Common name

Alpha-3 code

Scientific name

Albacore

ALB

Thunnus alalunga

Alfonsinos

ALF

Beryx spp.

American plaice

PLA

Hippoglossoides platessoides

Anchovy

ANE

Engraulis encrasicolus

Anglerfish

ANF

Lophiidae

Antarctic icefish

ANI

Champsocephalus gunnari

Antarctic toothfish

TOP

Dissostichus eleginoides

Atlantic catfish

CAT

Anarhichas lupus

Atlantic halibut

HAL

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Atlantic salmon

SAL

Salmo salar

Basking shark

BSK

Cetorhinus maximus

Bigeye tuna

BET

Thunnus obesus

Birdbeak dogfish

DCA

Deania calcea

Black scabbardfish

BSF

Aphanopus carbo

Blackfin icefish

SSI

Chaenocephalus aceratus

Blue ling

BLI

Molva dypterigia

Blue marlin

BUM

Makaira nigricans

Blue whiting

WHB

Micromesistius poutassou

Bluefin tuna

BFT

Thunnus thynnus

Cod

COD

Gadus morhua

Common sole

SOL

Solea solea

Crab

PAI

Paralomis spp.

Dab

DAB

Limanda limanda

Flatfish

FLX

Pleuronectiformes

Flounder

FLX

Platichthys flesus

Forkbeards

FOX

Phycis spp.

Greater silver smelt

ARU

Argentina silus

Greenland halibut

GHL

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Grenadier

GRV

Macrourus spp.

Great lantern shark

ETR

Etmopterus princeps

Grey rockcod

NOS

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

Haddock

HAD

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Hake

HKE

Merluccius merluccius

Herring

HER

Clupea harengus

Horse mackerel

JAX

Trachurus spp.

Humped rockcod

NOG

Gobionotothen gibberifrons

Kitefin shark

SCK

Dalatias licha

Krill

KRI

Euphausia superba

Lantern fish

LAC

Lampanyctus achirus

Leafscale gulper shark

GUQ

Centrophorus squamosus

Lemon sole

LEM

Microstomus kitt

Ling

LIN

Molva molva

Mackerel

MAC

Scomber scombrus

Marbled rockcod

NOR

Notothenia rossii

Megrims

LEZ

Lepidorhombus spp.

Northern prawn

PRA

Pandalus borealis

Norway lobster

NEP

Nephrops norvegicus

Norway pout

NOP

Trisopterus esmarki

Orange roughy

ORY

Hoplostethus atlanticus

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

PEN

Penaeus spp.

Plaice

PLE

Pleuronectes platessa

Polar cod

POC

Boreogadus saida

Pollack

POL

Pollachius pollachius

Porbeagle

POR

Lamna nasus

Portuguese dogfish

CYO

Centroscymnus coelolepis

Redfish

RED

Sebastes spp.

Red Seabream

SBR

Pagellus bogaraveo

Roughead grenadier

RHG

Macrourus berglax

Roundnose grenadier

RNG

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Saithe

POK

Pollachius virens

Sandeel

SAN

Ammodytidae

Short fin squid

SQI

Illex illecebrosus

Skates and rays

SRX-RAJ

Rajidae

Smooth lantern shark

ETP

Etmopterus pusillus

Snow crab

PCR

Chionoecetes spp.

South Georgian icefish

SGI

Pseudochaenichthys georgianus

Spanish ling

SLI

Molva macrophthalmus

Sprat

SPR

Sprattus sprattus

Spurdog

DGS

Squalus acanthias

Swordfish

SWO

Xiphias gladius

Tope shark

GAG

Galeorhinus galeus

Turbot

TUR

Psetta maxima

Tusk

USK

Brosme brosme

Unicorn icefish

LIC

Channichthys rhinoceratus

Velvet belly

ETX

Etmopterus spinax

White hake

HKW

Urophycis tenuis

White marlin

WHM

Tetrapturus alba

Whiting

WHG

Merlangius merlangus

Witch flounder

WIT

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Yellowfin tuna

YFT

Thunnus albacares

Yellowtail flounder

YEL

Limanda ferruginea

ANNEX IA

BALTIC SEA

All TACs in this area, except for plaice and cod in Sub-divisions 25-32, are adopted in the framework of IBSFC.

Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Sub-divisions 30-31

HER/3D30.; HER/3D31.

Finland

52 471

 

Sweden

11 529

 

EC

64 000

 

TAC

64 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Sub-divisions 22-24

HER/3B23.; HER/3C22.; HER/3D24.

Denmark

6 448

 

Germany

25 380

 

Finland

3

 

Poland

5 985

 

Sweden

8 184

 

EC

46 000

 

TAC

46 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Sub-divisions 25-29 (except Gulf of Riga) and 32

HER/3D25.; HER/3D26.; HER/3D27.; HER/3D28.; HER/3D29.; HER/3D32.

Denmark

2 588

 

Germany

686

 

Estonia

13 218

 

Finland

25 801

 

Latvia

3 262

 

Lithuania

3 405 (1)

 

Poland

27 862 (2)

 

Sweden

39 350

 

EC

116 172 (3)

 

TAC

130 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Gulf of Riga

HER/03D.RG

Estonia

16 972 (4)

 

Latvia

20 452

 

EC

37 424 (4)

 

TAC

38 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Sub-divisions 25-32 (EC waters)

COD/3D25.; COD/3D26.; COD/3D27.; COD/3D28.; COD/3D29.; COD/3D30.; COD/3D31.; COD/3D32.

Denmark

8 959

 

Germany

3 564

 

Estonia

873

 

Finland

686

 

Latvia

3 331

 

Lithuania

2 189 (5)

 

Poland

10 203 (6)

 

Sweden

9 077

 

EC

38 882 (7)

 

TAC

N/A

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Sub-divisions 22-24 (EC waters)

COD/3B23.; COD/3C22.; COD/3D24.

Denmark

10 781

 

Germany

5 271

 

Estonia

239

 

Finland

212

 

Latvia

892

 

Lithuania

579

 

Poland

2 885

 

Sweden

3 841

 

EC

24 700

 

TAC

24 700

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

IIIbcd (EC waters)

PLE/3B23.; PLE/3C22.; PLE/3D24.; PLE/3D25.; PLE/3D26.; PLE/3D27.; PLE/3D28.; PLE/3D29.; PLE/3D30.; PLE/3D31.; PLE/3D32.

Denmark

2 697

 

Germany

300

 

Sweden

203

 

Poland

565

 

EC

3 766

 

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 and of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Zone

:

IIIbcd (EC waters) excluding Sub-division 32

SAL/3B23.; SAL/3C22.; SAL/3D24.; SAL/3D25.; SAL/3D26.; SAL/3D27.; SAL/3D28.; SAL/3D29.; SAL/3D30.; SAL/3D31.

Denmark

93 512 (8)

 

Germany

10 404 (8)

 

Estonia

9 504 (8)

 

Finland

116 603 (8)

 

Latvia

59 478 (8)

 

Lithuania

6 992 (8)

 

Poland

28 368 (8)

 

Sweden

126 400 (8)

 

EC

451 260 (8)

 

TAC

460 000 (8)

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

Zone

:

Sub-division 32

SAL/3D32.

Estonia

1 581 (9)

 

Finland

13 838 (9)

 

EC

15 419 (9)

 

TAC

17 000 (9)

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

IIIbcd (EC waters)

SPR/3B23.; SPR/3C22.; SPR/3D24.; SPR/3D25.; SPR/3D26.; SPR/3D27.; SPR/3D28.; SPR/3D29.; SPR/3D30.; SPR/3D31.; SPR/3D32.

Denmark

48 785

 

Germany

30 907

 

Estonia

56 650

 

Finland

25 538

 

Latvia

68 420

 

Lithuania

24 750

 

Poland

141 275 (10)

 

Sweden

94 311

 

EC

490 636 (10)

 

TAC

550 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


(1)  Due to overfishing in 2003, the quota has been reduced by 30 tonnes in accordance with IBSFC decisions.

(2)  Due to overfishing in 2003, the quota has been reduced by 1 450 tonnes in accordance with IBSFC decisions.

(3)  Due to overfishing in 2003, the quota has been reduced by 1 480 tonnes in accordance with IBSFC decisions.

(4)  Due to overfishing in 2003, the quota has been reduced by 576 tonnes in accordance with IBSFC decisions.

(5)  Due to overfishing in 2003, the quota has been reduced by 6 tonnes in accordance with IBSFC decisions.

(6)  Due to overfishing in 2003, the quota has been reduced by 112 tonnes in accordance with IBSFC decisions.

(7)  Due to overfishing in 2003, the quota has been reduced by 118 tonnes in accordance with IBSFC decisions.

(8)  Expressed by number of individual fish.

(9)  Expressed by number of individual fish.

(10)  Due to overfishing in 2003, the quota has been reduced by 3 924 tonnes in accordance with IBSFC decisions.

ANNEX IB

SKAGERRAK, KATTEGAT, NORTH SEA AND WESTERN COMMUNITY WATERS

ICES areas Vb (EC waters), VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, CECAF (EC waters), and French Guyana

Species

:

Sandeel

Ammodytidae

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

SAN/04-N.

Denmark

9 500

 

United Kingdom

500

 

EC

10 000

 

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Sandeel

Ammodytidae

Zone

:

IIa (1), IIIa, IV (1)

SAN/2A3A4.

Denmark

618 767

 

United Kingdom

13 525

 

All Member States

23 668 (2)

 

EC

655 960

 

Norway

5 000 (3)

 

TAC

660 960

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

I, II (Community waters and international waters)

Germany

31

 

France

10

 

The Netherlands

25

 

United Kingdom

50

 

EC

116

 


Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

III, IV (Community waters and international waters)

Denmark

1 180

 

Germany

12

 

France

8

 

Ireland

8

 

The Netherlands

55

 

Sweden

46

 

United Kingdom

21

 

EC

1 331

 


Species

:

Greater silver smelt

Argentina silus

Zone

:

V, VI, VII (Community waters and international waters)

Germany

405

 

France

9

 

Ireland

375

 

The Netherlands

4 225

 

United Kingdom

297

 

EC

5 310

 

TAC

5 310

 


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

EC waters of zones IIa, IV, Vb, VI, VII

USK/2A47-C

EC

Not relevant (4)

 

Norway

4 000 (5)  (6)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

USK/04-N.

Belgium

1

 

Denmark

191

 

Germany

1

 

France

1

 

The Netherlands

1

 

United Kingdom

5

 

EC

200

 

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

Zone

:

EC waters of zones IV, VI and VII

BSK/467.

EC

0

 

TAC

0

 


Species

:

Herring (7)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IIIa

HER/03A.

Denmark

40 104

 

Germany

642

 

Sweden

41 950

 

EC

82 696

 

Faroe Islands

500 (8)

 

TAC

96 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Herring (9)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IV north of 53°30′ N

HER/4AB.

Denmark

95 211

 

Germany

57 215

 

France

20 548

 

The Netherlands

56 745

 

Sweden

5 443

 

United Kingdom

70 395

 

EC

305 557

 

Norway

50 000 (10)

 

TAC

535 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HER/*04N-)

EC

50 000


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

HER/04-N.

Sweden

1 102 (11)

 

EC

1 102

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Herring (12)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IIIa

HER/03A-BC

Denmark

20 642

 

Germany

184

 

Sweden

3 324

 

EC

24 150

 

TAC

24 150

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Herring (13)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV, VIId

HER/2A47DX

Belgium

248

 

Denmark

47 865

 

Germany

248

 

France

248

 

The Netherlands

248

 

Sweden

234

 

United Kingdom

909

 

EC

50 000

 

TAC

50 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Herring (14)

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

IVc (15), VIId

HER/4CXB7D

Belgium

9 684 (16)

 

Denmark

1 882 (16)

 

Germany

1 131 (16)

 

France

19 341 (16)

 

The Netherlands

34 704 (16)

 

United Kingdom

7 551 (16)

 

EC

74 293

 

TAC

535 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

Vb, VIaN (17) (EC waters), VIb

HER/5B6ANB

Germany

3 291

 

France

623

 

Ireland

4 447

 

The Netherlands

3 291

 

United Kingdom

17 788

 

EC

29 440

 

Faroe Islands

660 (18)

 

TAC

30 100

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIaS (19), VIIbc

HER/6AS7BC

Ireland

12 727

 

The Netherlands

1 273

 

EC

14 000

 

TAC

14 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIa Clyde (20)

HER/06ACL.

United Kingdom

1 000

 

EC

1 000

 

TAC

1 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIa (21)

HER/07A/MM

Ireland

1 250

 

United Kingdom

3 550

 

EC

4 800

 

TAC

4 800

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIe,f

HER/7EF.

France

500

 

United Kingdom

500

 

EC

1 000

 

TAC

1 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Herring

Clupea harengus

Zone

:

VIIg,h,j,k (22)

HER/7G-K.

Germany

144

 

France

802

 

Ireland

11 236

 

The Netherlands

802

 

United Kingdom

16

 

EC

13 000

 

TAC

13 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone

:

VIII

ANE/08.

Spain

27 000

 

France

3 000

 

EC

30 000

 

TAC

30 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Anchovy

Engraulis encrasicolus

Zone

:

IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

ANE/9/3411

Spain

3 826

 

Portugal

4 174

 

EC

8 000

 

TAC

8 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Skagerrak

COD/03AN.

Belgium

10

 

Denmark

3 119

 

Germany

78

 

The Netherlands

20

 

Sweden

546

 

EC

3 773

 

TAC

3 900

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Kattegat

COD/03AS.

Denmark

617

 

Germany

13

 

Sweden

370

 

EC

1 000

 

TAC

1 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV

COD/2AC4.

Belgium

807

 

Denmark

4 635

 

Germany

2 939

 

France

997

 

The Netherlands

2 619

 

Sweden

31

 

United Kingdom

10 631

 

EC

22 659

 

Norway

4 641 (23)

 

TAC

27 300

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

Norwegian waters

(COD/*04N-)

EC

19 694


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

COD/04-N.

Sweden

411

 

EC

411

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, XII, XIV

COD/561214

Belgium

1

 

Germany

11

 

France

114

 

Ireland

162

 

United Kingdom

433

 

EC

721

 

TAC

721

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.

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

 

Vb (EC zone), VIa

(COD/*5BC6A)

Belgium

1

Germany

10

France

110

Ireland

156

United Kingdom

415

EC

692


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIIa

COD/07A.

Belgium

29

 

France

79

 

Ireland

1 416

 

The Netherlands

7

 

United Kingdom

619

 

EC

2 150

 

TAC

2 150

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Cod

Gadus morhua

Zone

:

VIIb-k, VIII, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

COD/7X7A34

Belgium

266

 

France

4 554

 

Ireland

849

 

The Netherlands

38

 

United Kingdom

493

 

EC

6 200

 

TAC

6 200

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

LEZ/2AC4-C

Belgium

5

 

Denmark

4

 

Germany

4

 

France

28

 

The Netherlands

22

 

United Kingdom

1 677

 

EC

1 740

 

TAC

1 740

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, XII, XIV

LEZ/561214

Spain

327

 

France

1 277

 

Ireland

373

 

United Kingdom

903

 

EC

2 880

 

TAC

2 880

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VII

LEZ/07.

Belgium

520

 

Spain

5 779

 

France

7 013

 

Ireland

3 189

 

United Kingdom

2 762

 

EC

19 263

 

TAC

19 263

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIabde

LEZ/8ABDE.

Spain

1 238

 

France

999

 

EC

2 237

 

TAC

2 237

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Megrims

Lepidorhombus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

LEZ/8C3411

Spain

1 233

 

France

62

 

Portugal

41

 

EC

1 336

 

TAC

1 336

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Dab and flounder

Limanda limanda and Platichthys flesus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

D/F/2AC4-C

Belgium

491

 

Denmark

1 844

 

Germany

2 766

 

France

192

 

The Netherlands

11 151

 

Sweden

6

 

United Kingdom

1 550

 

EC

18 000

 

TAC

18 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

ANF/2AC4-C

Belgium

365

 

Denmark

804

 

Germany

393

 

France

75

 

The Netherlands

276

 

Sweden

9

 

United Kingdom

8 392

 

EC

10 314

 

TAC

10 314

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

ANF/04-N.

Belgium

54

 

Denmark

1 381

 

Germany

22

 

The Netherlands

20

 

United Kingdom

323

 

EC

1 800

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, XII, XIV

ANF/561214

Belgium

168

 

Germany

192

 

Spain

180

 

France

2 073

 

Ireland

469

 

The Netherlands

162

 

United Kingdom

1 442

 

EC

4 686

 

TAC

4 686

Analytical TAC where Article 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VII

ANF/07.

Belgium

2 318

 

Germany

258

 

Spain

921

 

France

14 874

 

Ireland

1 901

 

The Netherlands

300

 

United Kingdom

4 510

 

EC

25 082

 

TAC

25 082

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VIIIa,b,d,e

ANF/8ABDE.

Spain

932

 

France

5 188

 

EC

6 120

 

TAC

6 120

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Anglerfish

Lophiidae

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

ANF/8C3411

Spain

1 629

 

France

2

 

Portugal

324

 

EC

1 955

 

TAC

1 955

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

IIIa, IIIbcd (EC waters)

HAD/3A/BCD

Belgium

18

 

Denmark

3 036

 

Germany

193

 

The Netherlands

4

 

Sweden

359

 

EC

3 610 (24)

 

TAC

4 018

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV

HAD/2AC4.

Belgium

544

 

Denmark

3 742

 

Germany

2 381

 

France

4 150

 

The Netherlands

408

 

Sweden

264

 

United Kingdom

39 832

 

EC

51 321 (25)

 

Norway

14 679

 

TAC

66 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

Norwegian waters

(HAD/*04N-)

EC

38 175


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Norwegian waters, south of 62° N

HAD/04-N.

Sweden

761

 

EC

761

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

VIb, XII, XIV

HAD/6B1214

Belgium

2

 

Germany

2

 

France

77

 

Ireland

55

 

United Kingdom

566

 

EC

702

 

TAC

702

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

Vb, VIa (EC waters)

HAD/5BC6A.

Belgium

17

 

Germany

20

 

France

838

 

Ireland

598

 

United Kingdom

6 127

 

EC

7 600

 

TAC

7 600

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Zone

:

VII, VIII, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

HAD/7/3411

Belgium

128

 

France

7 680

 

Ireland

2 560

 

United Kingdom

1 152

 

EC

11 520

 

TAC

11 520

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.

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

 

VIIa

(HAD/*07A.)

Belgium

24

France

109

Ireland

649

United Kingdom

718

EC

1 500

When reporting to the Commission the uptake of their quotas, Member States shall specify quantities taken in VIIa. Landings of haddock caught in Division VIIa shall be prohibited when the totality of such landings exceeds 1 500 tonnes.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IIIa

WHG/03A.

Denmark

651

 

The Netherlands

2

 

Sweden

70

 

EC

723 (26)

 

TAC

1 500

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV

WHG/2AC4.

Belgium

605

 

Denmark

2 618

 

Germany

681

 

France

3 935

 

The Netherlands

1 513

 

Sweden

4

 

United Kingdom

10 444

 

EC

19 800 (27)

 

Norway

2 800 (28)

 

TAC

28 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

Norwegian waters

(WHG/*04N-)

EC

17 073


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, XII, XIV

WHG/561214

Germany

10

 

France

195

 

Ireland

478

 

United Kingdom

917

 

EC

1 600

 

TAC

1 600

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VIIa

WHG/07A.

Belgium

1

 

France

18

 

Ireland

296

 

The Netherlands

0

 

United Kingdom

199

 

EC

514

 

TAC

514

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VIIb-k

WHG/7X7A.

Belgium

211

 

France

12 960

 

Ireland

6 006

 

The Netherlands

105

 

United Kingdom

2 318

 

EC

21 600

 

TAC

21 600

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

VIII

WHG/08.

Spain

1 440

 

France

2 160

 

EC

3 600

 

TAC

3 600

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Whiting

Merlangius merlangus

Zone

:

IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

WHG/9/3411

Portugal

816

 

EC

816

 

TAC

816

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Whiting and Pollack

Merlangius merlangus and Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

Norwegian waters, south of 62° N

W/P/04-N.

Sweden

190

 

EC

190

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

IIIa, IIIbcd (EC waters)

HKE/3A/BCD

Denmark

1 183

 

Sweden

101

 

EC

1 284

 

TAC

1 284 (29)

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

HKE/2AC4-C

Belgium

21

 

Denmark

866

 

Germany

99

 

France

191

 

The Netherlands

50

 

United Kingdom

269

 

EC

1 496

 

TAC

1 496 (30)

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, VII, XII, XIV

HKE/571214

Belgium

220

 

Spain

7 042

 

France

10 873

 

Ireland

1 318

 

The Netherlands

142

 

United Kingdom

4 293

 

EC

23 888

 

TAC

23 888 (31)

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.

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

 

VIIIabde

(HKE/*8ABDE)

Belgium

28

Spain

1 137

France

1 137

Ireland

142

The Netherlands

14

United Kingdom

639

EC

3 096


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

VIIIa,b,d,e

HKE/8ABDE.

Belgium

7

 

Spain

4 902

 

France

11 009

 

The Netherlands

14

 

EC

15 932

 

TAC

15 932 (32)

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.

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

 

Vb (EC waters), VI, VII, XII, XIV (HKE/*57-14)

Belgium

1

Spain

1 420

France

2 557

The Netherlands

4

EC

3 982


Species

:

Hake

Merluccius merluccius

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

HKE/8C3411

Spain

3 819

 

France

367

 

Portugal

1 782

 

EC

5 968

 

TAC

5 968

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

WHB/2AC4-C

Denmark

118 475

 

Germany

195

 

The Netherlands

359

 

Sweden

382

 

United Kingdom

2 613

 

EC

122 024

 

Norway

40 000 (33)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

WHB/04-N.

Denmark

18 050

 

United Kingdom

950

 

EC

19 000

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

V, VI, VII, XII and XIV

WHB/571214

Denmark

9 803

 

Germany

37 947

 

Spain

63 244 (34)

 

France

52 809

 

Ireland

75 893

 

The Netherlands

119 216

 

Portugal

4 743 (34)

 

United Kingdom

110 678

 

EC

474 333

 

Norway

120 000 (35)  (36)

 

Faroe Islands

45 000 (37)  (38)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.

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

 

IVa WHB/*04A-C

Norway

40 000


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

VIIIa,b,d,e

WHB/8ABDE.

Spain

24 404

 

France

18 936

 

Portugal

3 661

 

United Kingdom

17 672

 

EC

64 673

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.

Any part of the abovementioned quotas may be fished in ICES Division Vb (EC waters), sub-areas VI, VII, XII and XIV (WHB/*5B-14).


Species

:

Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

WHB/8C3411

Spain

107 382

 

Portugal

26 845

 

EC

134 227

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Lemon sole and witch

Microstomus kitt and Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

L/W/2AC4-C

Belgium

352

 

Denmark

970

 

Germany

125

 

France

265

 

The Netherlands

807

 

Sweden

11

 

United Kingdom

3 970

 

EC

6 500

 

TAC

6 500

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterigia

Zone

:

IIa, IV, Vb, VI, VII (Community waters)

BLI/2A47-C

EC

Not relevant (39)

 

Norway

200

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterigia

Zone

:

EC waters of zones VIa (north of 56°30′ N), VIb

BLI/6AN6B.

Faroe Islands

900 (40)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

I, II (Community waters and international waters)

Denmark

10

 

Germany

10

 

France

10

 

United Kingdom

10

 

Others (41)

5

 

EC

45

 


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

III (Community waters and international waters)

Belgium

10 (42)

 

Denmark

4 976

 

Germany

610

 

Sweden

1 930

 

United Kingdom

610 (42)

 

EC

8 136

 


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

IV (Community waters and international waters)

Belgium

25

 

Denmark

397

 

Germany

246

 

France

221

 

The Netherlands

8

 

Sweden

17

 

United Kingdom

3 052

 

EC

3 966

 


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

V (Community waters and international waters)

Belgium

12

 

Denmark

9

 

Germany

9

 

France

9

 

United Kingdom

9

 

EC

48

 


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII, XIV (Community waters and international waters)

Belgium

56

 

Denmark

10

 

Germany

204

 

Spain

4 124

 

France

4 397

 

Ireland

1 102

 

Portugal

10

 

United Kingdom

5 063

 

EC

14 966

 


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

EC waters of zones IIa, IV, Vb, VI, VII

LIN/2A47-C

EC

Not relevant (43)

 

Norway

6 800 (44)  (45)

 

Faroe Islands

800 (46)  (47)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Ling

Molva molva

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

LIN/04-N.

Belgium

7

 

Denmark

878

 

Germany

25

 

France

10

 

The Netherlands

1

 

United Kingdom

79

 

EC

1 000

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

IIIa (EC waters), IIIbcd (EC waters)

NEP/3A/BCD

Denmark

3 454

 

Germany

10

 

Sweden

1 236

 

EC

4 700

 

TAC

4 700

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

NEP/2AC4-C

Belgium

1 117

 

Denmark

1 117

 

Germany

16

 

France

33

 

The Netherlands

575

 

United Kingdom

18 492

 

EC

21 350

 

TAC

21 350

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

NEP/04-N.

Denmark

946

 

Germany

1

 

United Kingdom

53

 

EC

1 000

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI

NEP/5BC6.

Spain

26

 

France

103

 

Ireland

172

 

United Kingdom

12 399

 

EC

12 700

 

TAC

12 700

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VII

NEP/07.

Spain

1 173

 

France

4 753

 

Ireland

7 207

 

United Kingdom

6 411

 

EC

19 544

 

TAC

19 544

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VIIIa,b,d,e

NEP/8ABDE.

Spain

186

 

France

2 914

 

EC

3 100

 

TAC

3 100

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

VIIIc

NEP/08C.

Spain

156

 

France

6

 

EC

162

 

TAC

162

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Norway lobster

Nephrops norvegicus

Zone

:

IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

NEP/9/3411

Spain

135

 

Portugal

405

 

EC

540

 

TAC

540

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

IIIa

PRA/03A.

Denmark

3 717

 

Sweden

2 002

 

EC

5 719

 

TAC

10 710

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

PRA/2AC4-C

Denmark

3 626

 

The Netherlands

34

 

Sweden

146

 

United Kingdom

1 074

 

EC

4 880

 

TAC

4 980

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

Zone

:

Norwegian waters, south of 62°N

PRA/04-N.

Denmark

900

 

Sweden

151 (48)

 

EC

1 051

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

‘Penaeus’ shrimps

Penaeus spp.

Zone

:

French Guyana

PEN/FGU.

France

4 000 (49)

 

EC

4 000 (49)

 

Barbados

24 (49)

 

Guyana

24 (49)

 

Suriname

0 (49)

 

Trinidad and Tobago

60 (49)

 

TAC

4 108 (49)

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

Skagerrak

PLE/03AN.

Belgium

46

 

Denmark

5 917

 

Germany

30

 

The Netherlands

1 138

 

Sweden

317

 

EC

7 448

 

TAC

7 600

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

Kattegat

PLE/03AS.

Denmark

1 691

 

Germany

19

 

Sweden

190

 

EC

1 900

 

TAC

1 900

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV

PLE/2AC4.

Belgium

3 530

 

Denmark

11 474

 

Germany

3 310

 

France

662

 

The Netherlands

22 066

 

United Kingdom

16 328

 

EC

57 370

 

Norway

1 630

 

TAC

59 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

Norwegian waters

(PLE/*04N-)

EC

30 000


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, XII, XIV

PLE/561214

France

27

 

Ireland

358

 

United Kingdom

597

 

EC

982

 

TAC

982

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIa

PLE/07A.

Belgium

41

 

France

18

 

Ireland

1 051

 

The Netherlands

13

 

United Kingdom

485

 

EC

1 608

 

TAC

1 608

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIb,c

PLE/7BC.

France

32

 

Ireland

128

 

EC

160

 

TAC

160

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIId,e

PLE/7DE.

Belgium

843

 

France

2 810

 

United Kingdom

1 498

 

EC

5 151

 

TAC

5 151

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIf,g

PLE/7FG.

Belgium

73

 

France

132

 

Ireland

202

 

United Kingdom

69

 

EC

476

 

TAC

476

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIIh,j,k

PLE/7HJK.

Belgium

29

 

France

58

 

Ireland

204

 

The Netherlands

117

 

United Kingdom

58

 

EC

466

 

TAC

466

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Plaice

Pleuronectes platessa

Zone

:

VIII, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

PLE/8/3411

Spain

75

 

France

298

 

Portugal

75

 

EC

448

 

TAC

448

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, XII, XIV

POL/561214

Spain

8

 

France

270

 

Ireland

79

 

United Kingdom

206

 

EC

563

 

TAC

563

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VII

POL/07.

Belgium

529

 

Spain

32

 

France

12 177

 

Ireland

1 298

 

United Kingdom

2 964

 

EC

17 000

 

TAC

17 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VIIIa,b,d,e

POL/8ABDE.

Spain

286

 

France

1 394

 

EC

1 680

 

TAC

1 680

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

VIIIc

POL/08C.

Spain

295

 

France

33

 

EC

328

 

TAC

328

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

Zone

:

IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

POL/9/3411

Spain

278

 

Portugal

10

 

EC

288

 

TAC

288

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IIIa, IIIbcd (EC waters), IV

POK/2A34.

Belgium

51

 

Denmark

6 013

 

Germany

15 184

 

France

35 733

 

The Netherlands

152

 

Sweden

826

 

United Kingdom

11 641

 

EC

69 600

 

Norway

75 400 (50)

 

TAC

145 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

Norwegian waters

(POK/*04N-)

EC

69 600


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Norwegian waters south of 62°N

POK/04-N.

Sweden

947

 

EC

947

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, XII, XIV

POK/561214

Germany

984

 

France

9 774

 

Ireland

494

 

United Kingdom

3 792

 

EC

15 044

 

TAC

15 044

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Saithe

Pollachius virens

Zone

:

VII, VIII, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

POK/7X1034

Belgium

14

 

France

3 137

 

Ireland

1 568

 

United Kingdom

855

 

EC

5 574

 

TAC

5 574

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Turbot and brill

Psetta maxima and Scopthalmus rhombus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

T/B/2AC4-C

Belgium

334

 

Denmark

713

 

Germany

182

 

France

86

 

The Netherlands

2 527

 

Sweden

5

 

United Kingdom

703

 

EC

4 550

 

TAC

4 550

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Skates and rays

Rajidae

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

SRX/2AC4-C

Belgium

542

 

Denmark

21

 

Germany

27

 

France

85

 

The Netherlands

462

 

United Kingdom

2 083

 

EC

3 220

 

TAC

3 220

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Greenland Halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Zone

:

IIa (Community waters) IV, VI (Community waters and international waters)

Denmark

10

 

Germany

18

 

Estonia

10

 

Spain

10

 

France

168

 

Ireland

10

 

Poland

10

 

United Kingdom

661

 

EC

1 042

 

Norway

145 (51)  (52)  (53)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IIIa, IIIb,c,d (EC waters), IV

MAC/2A34.

Belgium

148

 

Denmark

11 866

 

Germany

155

 

France

467

 

The Netherlands

470

 

Sweden

3 526 (54)  (55)  (56)

 

United Kingdom

435

 

EC

17 067 (55)

 

Norway

28 676 (57)

 

TAC

420 000 (58)

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

IIIa

MAC/*03A.

IIIa, IVb,c

MAC/*3A4BC

IVb

MAC/*04B.

IVc

MAC/*04C.

IIa (non-EC waters), VI, from 1 January to 31 March 2005

MAC/*2A6.

Denmark

 

4 130

 

 

4 020

France

 

467

 

 

 

The Netherlands

 

470

 

 

 

Sweden

 

 

390

10

 

United Kingdom

 

435

 

 

 

Norway

3 000

 

 

 

 


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

IIa (non-EC waters), Vb (EC waters), VI, VII, VIIIa,b,d,e, XII, XIV

MAC/2CX14-

Germany

13 845

 

Spain

20

 

Estonia

115

 

France

9 231

 

Ireland

46 149

 

Latvia

85

 

Lithuania

85

 

The Netherlands

20 190

 

Poland

844

 

United Kingdom

126 913

 

EC

217 477

 

Norway

8 500 (59)

 

Faroe Islands

3 322 (60)

 

TAC

420 000 (61)

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

IVa (EC waters)

MAC/*04A-C

Germany

4 175

Spain

0

France

2 784

Ireland

13 918

The Netherlands

6 089

United Kingdom

38 274

EC

65 240

Norway

8 500

Faroe Islands

1 002 ()

()  North of 59°N (EC zone) from 1 January to 15 February and from 1 October to 31 December.


Species

:

Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

MAC/8C3411

Spain

20 500 (63)

 

France

136 (63)

 

Portugal

4 237 (63)

 

EC

24 873

 

TAC

24 873

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.

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

 

VIIIb

(MAC/*08B.)

Spain

1 722

France

11

Portugal

356


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

IIIa, IIIbcd (EC waters)

SOL/3A/BCD

Denmark

437

 

Germany

25

 

The Netherlands

42

 

Sweden

16

 

EC

520

 

TAC

520

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

II, IV (EC waters)

SOL/24.

Belgium

1 527

 

Denmark

698

 

Germany

1 221

 

France

305

 

The Netherlands

13 784

 

United Kingdom

785

 

EC

18 320

 

Norway

280

 

TAC

18 600

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, XII, XIV

SOL/561214

Ireland

54

 

United Kingdom

14

 

EC

68

 

TAC

68

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIa

SOL/07A.

Belgium

474

 

France

6

 

Ireland

117

 

The Netherlands

150

 

United Kingdom

213

 

EC

960

 

TAC

960

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIb,c

SOL/7BC.

France

10

 

Ireland

55

 

EC

65

 

TAC

65

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIf,g

SOL/7FG.

Belgium

625

 

France

63

 

Ireland

31

 

United Kingdom

281

 

EC

1 000

 

TAC

1 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIh,j,k

SOL/7HJK.

Belgium

54

 

France

108

 

Ireland

293

 

The Netherlands

87

 

United Kingdom

108

 

EC

650

 

TAC

650

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Common sole

Solea solea

Zone

:

VIIIa,b

SOL/8AB.

Belgium

51

 

Spain

9

 

France

3 796

 

The Netherlands

284

 

EC

4 140

 

TAC

4 140

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Sole

Solea spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc,d,e, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters)

SOX/8CDE34

Spain

458

 

Portugal

758

 

EC

1 216

 

TAC

1 216

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

IIIa

SPR/03A.

Denmark

33 504

 

Germany

70

 

Sweden

12 676

 

EC

46 250

 

TAC

50 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

SPR/2AC4-C

Belgium

2 877

 

Denmark

227 669

 

Germany

2 877

 

France

2 877

 

The Netherlands

2 877

 

Sweden

1 330 (64)

 

United Kingdom

9 493

 

EC

250 000

 

Norway

1 000 (65)

 

Faroe Islands

6 000 (66)

 

TAC

257 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Sprat

Sprattus sprattus

Zone

:

VIIde

SPR/7DE.

Belgium

38

 

Denmark

2 496

 

Germany

38

 

France

538

 

The Netherlands

538

 

United Kingdom

4 032

 

EC

7 680

 

TAC

7 680

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Spurdog/dogfish

Squalus acanthias

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

DGS/2AC4-C

Belgium

19

 

Denmark

111

 

Germany

20

 

France

35

 

The Netherlands

30

 

Sweden

2

 

United Kingdom

919

 

EC

1 136

 

Norway

100 (67)

 

TAC

1 236

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IV (EC waters)

JAX/2AC4-C

Belgium

64

 

Denmark

27 547

 

Germany

2 077

 

France

44

 

Ireland

1 599

 

The Netherlands

4 469

 

Sweden

750

 

United Kingdom

4 066

 

EC

40 616

 

Norway

1 600 (68)

 

Faroe Islands

1 823 (69)

 

TAC

42 727

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

Vb (EC waters), VI, VII, VIIIa,b,d,e, XII, XIV

JAX/578/14

Denmark

12 088

 

Germany

9 662

 

Spain

13 195

 

France

6 384

 

Ireland

31 454

 

The Netherlands

46 096

 

Portugal

1 277

 

United Kingdom

13 067

 

EC

133 223

 

Faroe Islands

4 955 (70)  (71)

 

TAC

137 000

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

VIIIc, IX

JAX/8C9.

Spain

29 587 (72)

 

France

377 (72)

 

Portugal

25 036 (72)

 

EC

55 000

 

TAC

55 000

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

X, CECAF (73)

JAX/X34PRT

Portugal

3 200

 

EC

3 200

 

TAC

3 200

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

CECAF (EC waters) (74)

JAX/341PRT

Portugal

1 600

 

EC

1 600

 

TAC

1 600

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Horse mackerel

Trachurus spp.

Zone

:

CECAF (EC waters) (75)

JAX/341SPN

Spain

1 600

 

EC

1 600

 

TAC

1 600

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

Zone

:

IIa (EC waters), IIIa, IV (EC waters)

NOP/2A3A4.

Denmark

0

 

Germany

0

 

The Netherlands

0

 

EC

0

 

Norway

1 000 (76)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 apply.


Species

:

Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarki

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

NOP/04-N.

Denmark

4 750 (77)  (78)

 

United Kingdom

250 (77)  (78)

 

EC

5 000 (77)  (78)

 

TAC

Not relevant

Analytical TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Industrial fish

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

I/F/04-N.

Sweden

800 (79)  (80)

 

EC

800

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Combined quota

Zone

:

EC waters of zones Vb, VI, VII

R/G/5B67-C

EC

Not subject to restriction

 

Norway

600 (81)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

IV (Norwegian waters)

OTH/04-N.

Belgium

38

 

Denmark

3 500

 

Germany

395

 

France

162

 

The Netherlands

280

 

Sweden

Not relevant (82)

 

United Kingdom

2 625

 

EC

7 000

 

TAC

Not relevant

Precautionary TAC where Articles 3 and 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 do not apply.


Species

:

Other species

Zone

:

EC waters of zones IIa, IV, VIa north of 56°30′N

OTH/2A46AN

EC

Not subject to restriction

 

Norway

4 720 (83)

 

Faroe Islands

400 (84)

 

TAC

Not relevant

 


(1)  EC waters excluding waters within 6 miles of UK baselines at Shetland, Fair Isle and Foula.

(2)  Except Denmark and the United Kingdom.

(3)  To be taken in the North Sea.

(4)  Specified in Regulation (EC) No 2270/2004.

(5)  Of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per ship, at any moment, is authorised in Sub-areas 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 Sub-areas Vb, VI and VII shall not exceed 3 000 tonnes.

(6)  Including ling. The quotas for Norway are ling 6 800 tonnes, and tusk 4 000 tonnes and are interchangeable of up to 2 000 tonnes and may only be fished with long-lines in ICES Division Vb and Sub-areas VI and VII.

(7)  Landed as the entire catch or sorted from the remainder of the catch.

(8)  To be taken in Skagerrak.

(9)  Landed as the entire catch or sorted from the remainder of the catch, Member States must inform the Commission of their landings of herring distinguishing between ICES Divisions IVa and IVb (zones HER/04A. and HER/04B.).

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

Special conditions:

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

 

Norwegian waters south of 62° N

(HER/*04N-)

EC

50 000

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

(12)  By-catches of herring taken in fisheries for species other than herring and landed unsorted.

(13)  By-catches of herring taken in fisheries for species other than herring and landed unsorted.

(14)  Landed as the entire catch or sorted from the remainder of the catch.

(15)  Except Blackwater stock: reference is to the herring stock in the maritime region of the Thames estuary within a zone delimited by a line running due south from Landguard Point (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.

(16)  Transfers of up to 50 % of this quota may be affected to ICES Division IVb. However, such transfers must be notified in advance to the Commission.

(17)  Reference is to the herring stock in ICES Division 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.

(18)  This quota may only be taken in Division VIa north of 56°30′ N.

(19)  Reference is to the herring stock in ICES Division VIa, south of 56°00′ N and west of 07°00′ W.

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

(21)  ICES Division VIIa is reduced by the area added to the ICES area VIIghjk bounded:

to the north by latitude 52°30′ N

to the south by latitude 52°00′ N

to the west by the coast of Ireland

to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom

(22)  ICES Division VIIg,h,j,k is increased by the area bounded:

to the north by latitude 52°30′ N,

to the south by latitude 52°00′ N,

to the west by the coast of Ireland,

to the east by the coast of the United Kingdom.

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

Special conditions:

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

 

Norwegian waters

(COD/*04N-)

EC

19 694

(24)  Excluding an estimated 239 tonnes of industrial by-catch.

(25)  Excluding an estimate of 578 tonnes of industrial by-catch.

Special conditions:

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

 

Norwegian waters

(HAD/*04N-)

EC

38 175

(26)  Excluding an estimated 750 tonnes of industrial by-catch.

(27)  Excluding an estimated 5 400 tonnes of industrial by-catch.

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

Special conditions:

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

 

Norwegian waters

(WHG/*04N-)

EC

17 073

(29)  Within an overall TAC of 42 600 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

(30)  Within an overall TAC of 42 600 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

(31)  Within an overall TAC of 42 600 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

Special conditions:

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

 

VIIIabde

(HKE/*8ABDE)

Belgium

28

Spain

1 137

France

1 137

Ireland

142

The Netherlands

14

United Kingdom

639

EC

3 096

(32)  Within an overall TAC of 42 600 tonnes for the northern stock of hake.

Special conditions:

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

 

Vb (EC waters), VI, VII, XII, XIV (HKE/*57-14)

Belgium

1

Spain

1 420

France

2 557

The Netherlands

4

EC

3 982

(33)  Within a total quota of 120 000 tonnes in EC waters.

(34)  Of which up to 75 % may be taken in areas VIIIc, IX, X, CECAF 34.1.1 (EC waters).

(35)  May be fished in EC waters in areas II, IVa, VIa north of 56°30′N, VIb, VII west of 12°W.

(36)  Of which up to pm tonnes may consist of argentine (Argentina spp.).

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

(38)  May be fished in EC waters in areas VIa north of 56°30′ N, VIb, VII west of 12° W.

Special conditions:

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

 

IVa WHB/*04A-C

Norway

40 000

(39)  Specified in Regulation (EC) No 2270/2004.

(40)  To be fished by trawl, by-catches of roundnose grenadier and black scabbard fish to be counted against this quota.

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

(42)  May not be fished in Division 3 IIIb,c,d.

(43)  Specified in Regulation (EC) No 2270/2004.

(44)  Of which an incidental catch of other species of 25 % per ship, at any moment, is authorised in Sub-areas 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 Sub-areas VI and VII shall not exceed 3 000 tonnes.

(45)  Including tusk. The quotas for Norway are ling 6 000 tonnes, and tusk 4 000 tonnes and are interchangeable of up to 2 000 tonnes and may only be fished with longlines in ICES Division Vb and Sub-areas VI and VII.

(46)  Including blue ling and tusk. Only to be taken by long lines in VIa (north of 56°30′ N) and VIb.

(47)  Of which an incidental catch of other species of 20 % per ship, at any moment, is authorised in Sub-area VI. 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 Sub-area VI shall not exceed 75 tonnes.

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

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

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

Special conditions:

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

 

Norwegian waters

(POK/*04N-)

EC

69 600

(51)  Fishing in VI is restricted to longlines.

(52)  To be taken in EC waters of IIa and VI.

(53)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusion of fisheries consultations with Norway for 2005.

(54)  Including a fishery by this Member State of 1 865 tonnes of mackerel in ICES Division IIIa and in EC waters of ICES Division IVab (MAC/*3A4AB).

(55)  Including 315 tonnes to be taken in Norwegian waters of ICES Sub-area IV (MAC/*04N-).

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

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

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

Special conditions:

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

 

IIIa

MAC/*03A.

IIIa, IVb,c

MAC/*3A4BC

IVb

MAC/*04B.

IVc

MAC/*04C.

IIa (non-EC waters), VI, from 1 January to 31 March 2005

MAC/*2A6.

Denmark

 

4 130

 

 

4 020

France

 

467

 

 

 

The Netherlands

 

470

 

 

 

Sweden

 

 

390

10

 

United Kingdom

 

435

 

 

 

Norway

3 000

 

 

 

 

(59)  May be fished only in IIa, VIa (north of 56°30′N), IVa, VIId, e, f, h.

(60)  Of which 1 002 tonnes may be fished in ICES Division IVa north of 59°N (EC zone) from 1 January to 15 February and from 1 October to 31 December. A quantity of 2 763 tonnes of the Faroe Islands' own quota may be fished in ICES Division VIa (north of 56°30′N) throughout the year and/or in ICES Divisions VIIe, f, h, and/or ICES Division IVa.

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

Special conditions:

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

 

IVa (EC waters)

MAC/*04A-C

Germany

4 175

Spain

0

France

2 784

Ireland

13 918

The Netherlands

6 089

United Kingdom

38 274

EC

65 240

Norway

8 500

Faroe Islands

1 002 ()

()  North of 59°N (EC zone) from 1 January to 15 February and from 1 October to 31 December.

(62)  North of 59°N (EC zone) from 1 January to 15 February and from 1 October to 31 December.

(63)  The quantities subject to exchange with other Member States may be taken, up to a limit of 25 % of the quota of the donor Member State, in ICES area VIIIa,b,d (MAC/*8ABD.).

Special conditions:

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

 

VIIIb

(MAC/*08B.)

Spain

1 722

France

11

Portugal

356

(64)  Including sandeel.

(65)  May only be fished in sub-area IV (EC waters).

(66)  The quota includes a maximum by-catch of 1 200 tonnes of herring. Any by-catch of blue whiting shall be counted against the blue whiting quota established for fishing areas VIa, VIb and VII.