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


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14.1.2005   

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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.

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(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.

(67)  Including catches taken with long lines of tope shark and velvet belly, bird beak dogfish, leafscale gulper shark, greater lantern shark, smooth lantern shark and Portuguese dogfish. This quota may only be taken in ICES sub-areas IV, VI and VII.

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

(69)  Within a total quota of 6 500 tonnes for ICES Sub-Areas IV, VIa (north of 56°30′N) and VII e,f,h.

(70)  This quota may only be fished in ICES areas IV, VIa (north of 56°30′N) and VIIe, f, h.

(71)  Within a total quota of 6 500 tonnes for ICES Sub-areas IV, VIa (north of 56°30′N) and VIIe,f,h.

(72)  Of which no more than 5 % may consist of horse mackerel between 12 and 14 cm, notwithstanding Article 19 of Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98. For the purposes of the control of this quantity, the weight of the landings shall be affected by a coefficient of 1.2.

(73)  Waters adjacent to the Azores under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of Portugal.

(74)  Waters adjacent to Madeira under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of Portugal.

(75)  Waters adjacent to the Canary Islands under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of Spain.

(76)  This quota may be fished in ICES Division VIa, North of 56°30′N.

(77)  Including inextricably mixed horse mackerel.

(78)  Only as by-catches.

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

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

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

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

(83)  Limited to IIa and IV. Includes fisheries not specifically mentioned.

(84)  Limited to by-catches of whitefish in IV and VIa.


ANNEX IC
NORTH EAST ATLANTIC AND GREENLAND ICES
areas I, II, IIIa, IV, V, XII, XIV and NAFO 0, 1 (Greenland waters)


Species
:
Snow crab

Chionoecetes spp.

Zone
:
NAFO 0, 1 (Greenland waters)
PCR/N01GRN
Ireland
0 (1)

 
Spain
0 (1)

 
EC
0 (1)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris


Zone
:
NAFO 0, 1 (Greenland waters)
RNG/N01GRN
Germany
1 035 (3)

 
EC
1 035 (2)
 (3)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris


Zone
:
V, XIV (Greenland waters)
RNG/514GRN
Germany
0 (5)

 
United Kingdom
0 (5)

 
EC
285 (4)
 (5)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Herring

Clupea harengus


Zone
:
I, II (EC waters and International waters)
HER/1/2.
Belgium
27
 
Denmark
26 909
 
Germany
4 713
 
Spain
89
 
France
1 161
 
Ireland
6 967
 
The Netherlands
9 630
 
Poland
1 362
 
Portugal
89
 
Finland
417
 
Sweden
9 972
 
United Kingdom
17 205
 
EC
78 541
 
Faroe Islands
7 548 (6)

 
TAC
890 000

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:

 
II, Vb north of 62° N (Faroese waters)
(HER/*25B-F)
Belgium
3
Denmark
2 580
Germany
452
Spain
9
France
111
Ireland
668
The Netherlands
924
Poland
131
Portugal
9
Finland
40
Sweden
956
United Kingdom
1 650



Species
:
Cod

Gadus morhua


Zone
:
I, II (Norwegian waters)
COD/1N2AB.
Germany
2 356
 
Greece
292
 
Spain
2 628
 
Ireland
292
 
France
2 163
 
Portugal
2 628
 
United Kingdom
9 140
 
EC
19 499
 
TAC
471 000

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




Species
:
Cod

Gadus morhua


Zone
:
NAFO 0, 1 (incl.V, XIV (Greenland waters))
COD/N01514
Germany
0 (7)

 
United Kingdom
0 (7)

 
EC
0 (7)

 
TAC
0

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




Species
:
Cod

Gadus morhua


Zone
:
I, II b
COD/1/2B.
Germany
3 116
 
Spain
8 056
 
France
1 330
 
Poland
1 460
 
Portugal
1 701
 
United Kingdom
1 995
 
All Member States
100 (8)

 
EC
17 757 (9)

 
TAC
471 000

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




Species
:
Cod and haddock

Gadus morhua and Melanogrammus aeglefinus


Zone
:
Vb (Faroese waters)
C/H/05B-F.
Germany
10
 
France
60
 
United Kingdom
430
 
EC
500
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus


Zone
:
V, XIV (Greenland waters)
HAL/514GRN
Portugal
800 (12)

 
EC
1 000 (10)
 (11)
 (12)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus


Zone
:
NAFO 0, 1 (Greenland waters)
HAL/N01GRN
EC
200 (13)
 (14)
 (15)

 
TAC
Not relevant
 



Species
:
Capelin

Mallotus villosus


Zone
:
IIb
CAP/02B.
EC
0
 
TAC
0
 



Species
:
Capelin

Mallotus villosus


Zone
:
V, XIV (Greenland waters)
CAP/514GRN
All Member States
0 (16)

 
EC
0 (16)

 
TAC
Not relevant
 



Species
:
Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus


Zone
:
I, II (Norwegian waters)
HAD/1N2AB.
Germany
484
 
France
291
 
United Kingdom
1 485
 
EC
2 260
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou


Zone
:
I, II (international waters)
WHB/1/2INT
EC
70 000
 
TAC
Not relevant
 



Species
:
Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou


Zone
:
I, II (Norwegian waters)
WHB/1/2-N.
Germany
500
 
France
500
 
EC
1 000
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou


Zone
:
Vb (Faroese waters)
WHB/05B-F.
Denmark
7 040
 
Germany
480
 
France
768
 
The Netherlands
672
 
United Kingdom
7 040
 
EC
16 000
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Ling and Blue Ling

Molva molva and Molva dypterigia


Zone
:
Vb (Faroese waters)
B/L/05B-F.
Germany
950 (17)

 
France
2 106 (17)

 
United Kingdom
184 (17)

 
EC
3 240 (17)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis


Zone
:
V, XIV (Greenland waters)
PRA/514GRN
Denmark
887 (19)

 
France
887 (19)

 
EC
5 675 (18)
 (19)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis


Zone
:
NAFO 0, 1 (Greenland waters)
PRA/N01GRN
Denmark
2 000 (20)

 
France
2 000 (20)

 
EC
4 000 (20)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Saithe

Pollachius virens


Zone
:
I, II (Norwegian waters)
POK/1N2AB.
Germany
2 880
 
France
463
 
United Kingdom
257
 
EC
3 600
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Saithe

Pollachius virens


Zone
:
I, II (International waters)
POK/1/2INT
EC
0
 
TAC
Not relevant
 



Species
:
Saithe

Pollachius virens


Zone
:
Vb (Faroese waters)
POK/05B-F.
Belgium
50
 
Germany
310
 
France
1 510
 
The Netherlands
50
 
United Kingdom
580
 
EC
2 500
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides


Zone
:
I, II (Norwegian waters)
GHL/1N2AB.
Germany
50
 
United Kingdom
50
 
EC
100
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides


Zone
:
I, II (International waters)
GHL/1/2INT
EC
0
 
TAC
Not relevant
 



Species
:
Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides


Zone
:
V, XIV (Greenland waters)
GHL/514GRN
Germany
5 154 (22)

 
United Kingdom
271 (22)

 
EC
6 300 (21)
 (22)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides


Zone
:
NAFO 0, 1 (Greenland waters)
GHL/N01GRN
Germany
550 (24)

 
EC
1 500 (23)
 (24)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Mackerel

Scomber scombrus


Zone
:
IIa (Norwegian waters)
MAC/02A-N.
Denmark
8 500 (25)

 
EC
8 500 (25)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Mackerel

Scomber scombrus


Zone
:
Vb (Faroese waters)
MAC/05B-F.
Denmark
2 763 (26)

 
EC
2 763
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone
:
V, XII, XIV (27)
 (28)

RED/51214.
Estonia
344 (28)

 
Germany
6 986 (28)

 
Spain
1 227 (28)

 
France
652 (28)

 
Ireland
2 (28)

 
Latvia
562 (28)

 
Lithuania
3 625 (28)

 
The Netherlands
3 (28)

 
Poland
629 (28)

 
Portugal
1 466 (28)

 
United Kingdom
17 (28)

 
EC
15 513 (28)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone
:
I, II (Norwegian waters)
RED/1N2AB.
Germany
766 (29)

 
Spain
95 (29)

 
France
84 (29)

 
Portugal
405 (29)

 
United Kingdom
150 (29)

 
EC
1 500 (29)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone
:
V, XIV (Greenland waters)
RED/514GRN
Germany
11 794 (33)

 
France
60 (33)

 
United Kingdom
84 (33)

 
EC
15 938 (30)
 (31)
 (32)
 (33)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone
:
Vb (Faroese waters)
RED/05B-F.
Belgium
29
 
Germany
3 679
 
France
249
 
United Kingdom
43
 
EC
4 000
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
By-catches

Zone
:
NAFO 0, 1 (Greenland waters)
XBC/N01GRN
EC
2 000 (34)
 (35)

 
TAC
Not relevant
 



Species
:
Other species (36)


Zone
:
I, II (Norwegian waters)
OTH/1N2AB.
Germany
150 (36)

 
France
60 (36)

 
United Kingdom
240 (36)

 
EC
450 (36)

 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Other species (37)


Zone
:
Vb (Faroese waters)
OTH/05B-F.
Germany
305
 
France
275
 
United Kingdom
180
 
EC
760
 
TAC
Not relevant

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




Species
:
Flatfish

Zone
:
Vb (Faroese waters)
FLX/05B-F.
Germany
108
 
France
84
 
United Kingdom
408
 
EC
600
 
TAC
Not relevant

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

(1)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(2)  Of which 315 tonnes are allocated to Norway.

(3)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(4)  Of which 285 tonnes are allocated to Norway.

(5)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(6)  May be fished in EC waters.
Special conditions:
Within the limits of the abovementioned quotas, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the zones specified:

 
II, Vb north of 62° N (Faroese waters)
(HER/*25B-F)
Belgium
3
Denmark
2 580
Germany
452
Spain
9
France
111
Ireland
668
The Netherlands
924
Poland
131
Portugal
9
Finland
40
Sweden
956
United Kingdom
1 650
(7)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

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

(9)  The allocation of the share of the cod stock available to the Community in the zone Spitzbergen and Bear Island is entirely without prejudice to the rights and obligations deriving from the 1920 Treaty of Paris.

(10)  Of which 200 tonnes to be fished only with long lines, are allocated to Norway.

(11)  If by-catches of Atlantic halibut in trawl cod and redfish fisheries imply over-runs of this quota, the Greenland authorities will provide solutions to the effect that Community cod and redfish fisheries can nevertheless continue until the respective quotas have been exhausted.

(12)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(13)  Of which 200 tonnes, to be fished only with long lines, are allocated to Norway.

(14)  If by-catches of Atlantic halibut in trawl cod and redfish fisheries imply over-runs of this quota, the Greenland authorities will provide solutions to the effect that Community cod and redfish fisheries can nevertheless continue until the respective quotas have been exhausted.

(15)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(16)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(17)  By-catches up to 1 080 tonnes of roundnose grenadier and black scabbard fish to be counted against this quota.

(18)  Of which 2 750 tonnes are allocated to Norway and 1 150 tonnes to Faroe Islands.

(19)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(20)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(21)  Of which 800 tonnes are allocated to Norway and 75 tonnes are allocated to the Faroe Islands.

(22)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(23)  Of which 800 tonnes are allocated to Norway and 150 tonnes are allocated to the Faroe Islands.

(24)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(25)  May also be fished in sub-area IV (Norwegian waters) and in Division IIa (non-EC waters)(MAC/*4N-2A).

(26)  May be fished in IVa (EC waters)(MAC/*04A-C).

(27)  EC waters and international waters.

(28)  May be taken in the NAFO Regulatory Area Sub-area 2, Divisions IF and 3K but shall be counted against the quota for V, XII, XIV within a total quota of 25 000 tonnes (RED/*N1F3K).

(29)  Only as by-catch.

(30)  A maximum of 12 500 tonnes may be fished by pelagic trawl. Catches from the bottom trawl fishery and the pelagic trawl fishery shall be reported separately. May be fished East or West.

(31)  3 500 tonnes to be fished with pelagic trawl are allocated to Norway.

(32)  500 tonnes are allocated to the Faroe Islands. Catches from the bottom trawl and pelagic trawl fisheries shall be reported separately.

(33)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(34)  Refers to the combined by-catch of cod, catfish, skate, ling and tusk. The by-catch quantities of cod shall not exceed 100 tonnes. May be fished in the East or in West.

(35)  Provisional quota, pending the conclusions of fisheries consultations with Denmark (on behalf of the Faroe Islands and Greenland) for 2005.

(36)  Only as by-catch.

(37)  Excluding fish species of no commercial value.


ANNEX ID
NORTH WEST ATLANTIC
Area of NAFO
All TACs and associate conditions are adopted in the framework of NAFO.


Species
:
Cod

Gadus morhua


Zone
:
NAFO 2J3KL
COD/N2J3KL
EC
0 (1)

 
TAC
0 (1)

 



Species
:
Cod

Gadus morhua


Zone
:
NAFO 3NO
COD/N3NO.
EC
0 (2)

 
TAC
0 (2)

 



Species
:
Cod

Gadus morhua


Zone
:
NAFO 3M
COD/N3M.
EC
0 (3)

 
TAC
0 (3)

 



Species
:
Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus


Zone
:
NAFO 2J3KL
WIT/N2J3KL
EC
0 (4)

 
TAC
0 (4)

 



Species
:
Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus


Zone
:
NAFO 3NO
WIT/N3NO.
EC
0 (5)

 
TAC
0 (5)

 



Species
:
American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides


Zone
:
NAFO 3M
PLA/N3M.
EC
0 (6)

 
TAC
0 (6)

 



Species
:
American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides


Zone
:
NAFO 3LNO
PLA/N3LNO.
EC
0 (7)

 
TAC
0 (7)

 



Species
:
Short fin squid

Illex illecebrosus


Zone
:
NAFO sub-zones 3 and 4
SQI/N34.
Estonia
128 (9)

 
Latvia
128 (9)

 
Lithuania
128 (9)

 
Poland
227 (9)

 
EC
Not relevant (8)
 (9)

 
TAC
34 000

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




Species
:
Yellowtail flounder

Limanda ferruginea


Zone
:
NAFO 3LNO
YEL/N3LNO.
Estonia
 
 
Latvia
 
 
Lithuania
 
 
Poland
 
 
EC
0 (10)
 (11)

 
TAC
15 000
 



Species
:
Capelin

Mallotus villosus


Zone
:
NAFO 3NO
CAP/N3NO.
EC
0 (12)

 
TAC
0 (12)

 



Species
:
Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis


Zone
:
NAFO 3L (13)

PRA/N3L.
Estonia
144 (14)

 
Latvia
144 (14)

 
Lithuania
144 (14)

 
Poland
144 (14)

 
EC
144 (14)
 (15)

 
TAC
13 000

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




Species
:
Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis


Zone
:
NAFO 3M (16)

PRA/N3M.
TAC

 (17)

 



Species
:
Greenland halibut

Reinhardtius hippoglossoides


Zone
:
NAFO 3LMNO
GHL/N3LMNO
Estonia
380
 
Germany
388
 
Latvia
54
 
Lithuania
27
 
Spain
5 208
 
Portugal
2 197
 
EC
8 254
 
TAC
14 079

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




Species
:
Skates

Rajidae


Zone
:
NAFO 3LNO
SRX/N3LNO.
Spain
6 561
 
Portugal
1 274
 
Estonia
546
 
Lithuania
119
 
EC
8 500
 
TAC
13 500

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




Species
:
Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone
:
NAFO 3LN
RED/N3LN.
EC
0 (18)

 
TAC
0 (18)

 



Species
:
Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone
:
NAFO 3M
RED/N3M.
Estonia
1 571 (19)

 
Germany
513 (19)

 
Spain
233 (19)

 
Latvia
1 571 (19)

 
Lithuania
1 571 (19)

 
Portugal
2 354 (19)

 
EC
7 813 (19)

 
TAC
5 000 (19)


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




Species
:
Redfish

Sebastes spp.

Zone
:
NAFO 3O
RED/N3O.
Spain
1 771
 
Portugal
5 229
 
EC
7 000
 
TAC
20 000

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




Species
:
White hake

Urophycis tenuis


Zone
:
NAFO 3NO
HKW/N3NO.
Spain
2 160
 
Portugal
2 835
 
EC
5 000
 
TAC
8 500

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

(1)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

(2)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

(3)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

(4)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

(5)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

(6)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

(7)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

(8)  No specified Community share, an amount of 29 467 tonnes is available to Canada and the EC Member States except Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

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

(10)  Despite having access to a shared quota of 76 tonnes for the Community, it is decided to set this amount to 0. There will be no directed fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catches within the rules set out in Article 28.

(11)  Catches taken by vessels under this quota shall be reported to the Flag Member State and forwarded to the Executive Secretary of NAFO via the Commission at 48 hour intervals.

(12)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

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

Point No
Latitude N
Longitude W
1
47°20′0
46°40′0
2
47°20′0
46°30′0
3
46°00′0
46°30′0
4
46°00′0
46°40′0
(14)  To be fished from 1 January to 31 March, 1 July to 14 September and 1 December to 31 December.

(15)  All Member States except Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland.

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

Point No
Latitude N
Longitude W
1
47°20′0
46°40′0
2
47°20′0
46°30′0
3
46°00′0
46°30′0
4
46°00′0
46°40′0
When conducting a fishery for shrimp in this box, vessels shall, whether or not crossing the line separating NAFO Divisions 3L and 3M, report in accordance with point 1.3 of the Annex to Council Regulation (EEC) No 189/92 of 27 January 1992 adopting provisions for the application of control measures adopted by the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (OJ L 21, 30.1.1992, p. 4. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1048/97 (OJ L 154, 12.6.1997, p. 1)).
Moreover, fishing for shrimp shall be prohibited from 1 June to 31 December 2005 in the area bounded by the following coordinates:

Point No
Latitude N
Longitude W
1
47°55′0
45°00′0
2
47°30′0
44°15′0
3
46°55′0
44°15′0
4
46°35′0
44°30′0
5
46°35′0
45°40′0
6
47°30′0
45°40′0
7
47°55′0
45°00′0
(17)  Not relevant. Fishery managed by limitations in fishing effort. The Member States concerned shall issue special fishing permits for their fishing vessels engaging in this fishery, and shall notify those permits to the Commission prior to the commencement of the vessel's activity, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1627/94. By way of derogation from Article 8 of that Regulation, permits will only become valid if the Commission has not objected within five working days following the notification.
The maximum number of vessels and fishing time allowed shall be:

Member State
Maximum number of vessels
Maximum number of fishing days
Denmark
2
131
Estonia
8
1 667
Spain
10
257
Latvia
4
490
Lithuania
7
579
Poland
1
100
Portugal
1
69
Each Member State shall, within 25 days following the calendar month in which the catches are made, report monthly to the Commission the fishing days spent in Division 3M and in the area defined in footnote (1) above.

(18)  There will be no direct fishing on this species, which will be caught only as by-catch within the rules set out in Article 28.

(19)  This quota is subject to compliance with the TAC of 5 000 tonnes established for this stock. Upon exhaustion of the TAC, the directed fishery for this stock shall be stopped irrespective of the level of catches.


ANNEX IE
HIGHLY MIGRATORY FISH
All Areas
TACS in this area are adopted in the framework of international fisheries organisations on tuna fisheries, such as ICCAT and IATTC.


Species
:
Bluefin tuna

Thunnus thynnus


Zone
:
Atlantic Ocean, east of longitude 45° W, and Mediterranean
BFT/AE045W
Cyprus

 (1)

 
Greece
323,4
 
Spain
6 276,7
 
France
6 192,7
 
Italy
4 888
 
Malta

 (1)

 
Portugal
590,2
 
All Member States
60 (2)

 
EC
18 331
 
TAC
32 000

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




Species
:
Swordfish

Xiphias gladius


Zone
:
Atlantic Ocean, north of latitude 5° N
SWO/AN05N
Spain
6 541,5
 
Portugal
1 010,4
 
All Member States
148,5 (3)

 
EC
7 700,4
 
TAC
14 000

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




Species
:
Swordfish

Xiphias gladius


Zone
:
Atlantic Ocean, south of latitude 5° N
SWO/AS05N
Spain
6 595,6
 
Portugal
371,1
 
EC
6 966,7
 
TAC
15 956

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




Species
:
Northern Albacore

Germo alalunga


Zone
:
Atlantic Ocean, north of latitude 5° N
ALB/AN05N
Ireland
5 723,3 (4)
 (6)

 
Spain
31 383 (4)
 (6)

 
France
8 217 (4)
 (6)

 
United Kingdom
600,7 (4)
 (6)

 
Portugal
4 129,5 (4)
 (6)

 
EC
50 053,5 (4)
 (5)

 
TAC
34 500

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




Species
:
Southern Albacore

Germo alalunga


Zone
:
Atlantic Ocean, south of latitude 5° N
ALB/AS05N
Spain
943,7
 
France
311
 
Portugal
660
 
EC
1 914,7
 
TAC
30 915

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




Species
:
Bigeye Tuna

Thunnus obesus


Zone
:
Atlantic Ocean
BET/ATLANT
Spain
21 526,4
 
France
9 438
 
Portugal
13 511
 
EC
44 475,4
 
TAC
90 000

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




Species
:
Blue marlin

Makaira nigricans


Zone
:
Atlantic Ocean
BUM/ATLANT
EC
103
 
TAC
Not relevant
 



Species
:
White marlin

Tetrapturus alba


Zone
:
Atlantic Ocean
WHM/ATLANT
EC
46,5
 
TAC
Not relevant
 
(1)  Cyprus and Malta may fish under the ICCAT ‘Others’ quota in accordance with the ICCAT Compliance Tables adopted at 2003 ICCAT Annual Meeting.

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

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

(4)  It is prohibited to use any gill net, bottom set gill net, trammel net and entangling net.

(5)  The number of Community fishing vessels fishing for Northern Albacore as a target species is fixed to pm vessels in accordance with Article 10 (1) of Regulation (EC) No 973/2001.

(6)  The distribution between the Member States of the maximum number of fishing vessels flying the flag of a Member State authorised to fish for Northern Albacore as a target species in accordance with Article 10 (4) of Regulation (EC) No 973/2001:

Member State
Maximum number of vessels
Ireland
50
Spain
730
France
151
United Kingdom
12
Portugal
310
EC
1 253

ANNEX IF
ANTARCTIC
Area of CCAMLR
These TACs, adopted by CCAMLR, are not allocated to the members of CCAMLR and hence the Community share is undetermined. Catches are monitored by the Secretariat of CCAMLR, who will communicate when fishing must cease due to TAC exhaustion.


Species
:
Blackfin icefish

Chaenocephalus aceratus


Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
SSI/F483.
TAC
2 200 (1)

 



Species
:
Unicorn icefish

Channichthys rhinoceratus


Zone
:
FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic
LIC/F5852.
TAC
150 (2)

 



Species
:
Antarctic icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari


Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
ANI/F483.
TAC
3 574 (3)

 



Species
:
Antarctic icefish

Champsocephalus gunnari


Zone
:
FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic (5)

ANI/F5852.
TAC
1 864 (4)

 



Species
:
Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides


Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
TOP/F483.
TAC
3 050 (6)
 (7)

 
Within the limits of the abovementioned quota, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the sub-areas specified:

Management Area A:
48°W to 43°30′W –
52°30′S to 56°S
(TOP/*F483A)
0
Management Area B:
43°30′W to 40°W –
52°30′S to 56°S
(TOP/*F483B)
915
Management Area C:
40°W to 33°30′W –
52°30′S to 56°S
(TOP/*F483C)
2 135



Species
:
Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides


Zone
:
FAO 48.4 Antarctic
TOP/F484.
TAC
28 (8)
 (9)

 



Species
:
Antarctic toothfish

Dissostichus eleginoides


Zone
:
FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic
TOP/F5852.
TAC
2 787 (10)
 (11)

 



Species
:
Krill

Euphausia superba


Zone
:
FAO 48
KRI/F48.
TAC
4 000 000 (12)

 
Within the limits of the abovementioned quota, no more than the quantities given below may be taken in the sub-areas specified:

Sub-area 48.1 (KRI/*F481.)
1 008 000
Sub-area 48.2 (KRI/*F482.)
1 104 000
Sub-area 48.3 (KRI/*F483.)
1 056 000
Sub-area 48.4 (KRI/*F484.)
832 000



Species
:
Krill

Euphausia superba


Zone
:
FAO 58.4.1 Antarctic
KRI/F5841.
TAC
440 000 (13)

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

Division 58.4.1 West of 115° E (KRI/*F-41W)
277 000
Division 58.4.1 East of 115° E (KRI/*F-41E)
163 000



Species
:
Krill

Euphausia superba


Zone
:
FAO 58.4.2 Antarctic
KRI/F5842.
TAC
450 000 (14)

 



Species
:
Humped rockcod

Gobionotothen gibberifrons


Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
NOG/F483.
TAC
1 470 (15)

 



Species
:
Grey rockcod

Lepidonotothen squamifrons


Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
NOS/F483.
TAC
300 (16)

 



Species
:
Grey rockcod

Lepidonotothen squamifrons


Zone
:
FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic
NOS/F5852.
TAC
80 (17)

 



Species
:
Marbled rockcod

Notothenia rossii


Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
NOR/F483.
TAC
300 (18)

 



Species
:
Crab

Paralomis spp.

Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
PAI/F483.
TAC
1 600 (19)

 



Species
:
South Georgia icefish

Pseudochaenichthus georgianus


Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
SGI/F483.
TAC
300 (20)

 



Species
:
Grenadier

Macrourus spp.

Zone
:
FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic
GRV/F5852.
TAC
360 (21)

 



Species
:
Other species

Zone
:
FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic
OTH/F5852.
TAC
50 (22)

 



Species
:
Skates and rays

Rajae


Zone
:
FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic
SRX/F5852.
TAC
120 (23)
 (24)

 



Species
:
Squid

Martialia hyadesi


Zone
:
FAO 48.3 Antarctic
SQS/F483.
TAC
2 500 (25)

 
(1)  TAC to cover by-catches in any directed fishery. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the directed fishery shall be closed.

(2)  TAC to cover by-catches in the fisheries for Dissostichus eleginoides and Champsocephalus gunnari. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the corresponding fisheries shall be closed.

(3)  This TAC is applicable for the period 15 November 2004 to 14 November 2005. Fishing for this stock during the period 1 March to 31 May 2005 shall be limited to 894 tonnes.

(4)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2005.

(5)  For the purpose of this TAC, the area open to the fishery is defined as that portion of FAO statistical division 58.5.2 that lies within the area enclosed by a line:

(a)
starting at the point where the meridian of longitude 72°15′E intersects the Australia–France Maritime Delimitation Agreement Boundary then south along the meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 53°25′S;
(b)
then east along that parallel to its intersection with the meridian of longitude 74°E;
(c)
then northeasterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the parallel of latitude 52°40′S and the meridian of longitude 76°E;
(d)
then north along the meridian to its intersection with the parallel of latitude 52°S;
(e)
then northwesterly along the geodesic to the intersection of the parallel of latitude 51°S with the meridian of longitude 74°30′E; and
(f)
then southwesterly along the geodesic to the point of commencement.
(6)  This TAC shall be applicable for long-line fishery in the period 1 May to 31 August 2005 and for pot fishery 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2005.

(7)  Including 152 tonnes of skates and rays and 152 tonnes of Macrorus spp. as by-catch.

(8)  To be fished only with long-lines.

(9)  This TAC shall be applicable during a fishing season defined as that applied in Sub-area 48.3, or until the catch limit for Dissostichus eleginoides in Sub-area 48.4 is reached, or until the catch limit for Dissostichus eleginoides in Sub-area 48.3, as specified above, is reached, whichever is sooner.

(10)  This TAC shall be applicable for the trawl fishery in the period 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2005 and for the long-line fishery in the period 1 May to 31 August 2005.

(11)  This TAC is applicable for West of 79°20′E only. Fishing east of this meridian within this zone is prohibited (see Annex XV).

(12)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2005.

(13)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2005.

(14)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2005.

(15)  TAC to cover by-catches in any directed fishery. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the directed fishery shall be closed.

(16)  TAC to cover by-catches in any directed fishery. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the directed fishery shall be closed.

(17)  TAC to cover by-catches in any directed fishery. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the directed fishery shall be closed.

(18)  TAC to cover by-catches in any directed fishery. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the directed fishery shall be closed.

(19)  This TAC shall be applicable for the period 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2005.

(20)  TAC to cover by-catches in any directed fishery. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the directed fishery shall be closed.

(21)  TAC to cover by-catches in the fisheries for Dissostichus eleginoides and Champsocephalus gunnari. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the corresponding fisheries shall be closed.

(22)  TAC to cover by-catches in the fisheries for Dissostichus eleginoides and Champsocephalus gunnari. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the corresponding fisheries shall be closed.

(23)  TAC to cover by-catches in the fisheries for Dissostichus eleginoides and Champsocephalus gunnari. Wherever this by-catch TAC is exhausted, the corresponding fisheries shall be closed.

(24)  For the purposes of this TAC, skates and rays to be counted as one single species.

(25)  This TAC is applicable for the period 1 December 2004 to 30 November 2005.



ANNEX II
SPECIAL MEASURES CONCERNING UNSORTED LANDINGS IN SUB-AREAS IIa (EC WATERS), III, IV AND VIId

1.
It shall be prohibited to land catches which are unsorted.
2.
Member States shall ensure that an adequate sampling programme is in place which allow an efficient monitoring of the landings by species when landings are unsorted. The Member States shall not later than 1 March 2005 provide the Commission with a detailed description of the sampling programmes and a list of ports and landing sites where the sampling systems are in operation.
3.
By way of derogation from point 1), it shall be permitted to land catches which are unsorted in ports and landing sites where a sampling programme referred to in point 2 is in operation.

ANNEX III
TRANSITIONAL TECHNICAL AND CONTROL MEASURES
PART A
BALTIC SEA
Section 1
Cod fishery
1.   Conditions for certain gears authorised for cod fishery in the Baltic Sea
1.1.   Towed nets
1.1.1.   Without exit windows
Towed nets without an exit window shall be prohibited.
1.1.2.   With exit windows
By way of derogation from the provisions of special selectivity devices in Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 88/98, the provisions in Appendix 1 to this Annex shall apply.
1.1.3.   One net rule
When a towed net with exit windows is used, no other type of gear shall be kept on board.
1.2.   Gillnets
By way of derogation from the provisions of Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 88/98, the minimum mesh size for gillnets shall be 110 mm.
The nets shall not exceed a maximum length of 12 km for vessels with an overall length of up to and including 12 m.
The nets shall not exceed a maximum length of 24 km for vessels with an overall length of more than 12 m.
The soaking time of the nets shall not exceed 48 hours counting from the time the nets are first put in the water to the time when the nets are fully recovered on board the fishing vessel.
2.   By-catch of cod in the Baltic Sea
2.1.   By way of derogation from the provisions of Article 3(4) of Regulation (EC) No 88/98, no undersized cod may be kept on board, except in the case set out in point 2.2.
2.2.   However, by way of derogation from the provisions of Article 3(5) of Regulation (EC) No 88/98, the by-catch of cod taken when fishing for herring and sprat with mesh sizes of 32 mm or smaller shall not exceed 3 % by weight. Of this by-catch, no more than 5 % of undersized cod shall be kept on board.
2.3.   By-catches of cod may not exceed 10 % when fishing for other species than herring and sprat with trawls and Danish seines other than those referred to in point 1.1.2.
3.   Minimum size for cod in the Baltic Sea
By way of derogation from the provisions laid down in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 88/98, the minimum size for cod shall be 38 cm.
4.   Summer ban for Baltic cod
Fishing for cod shall be prohibited in Sub-divisions 22-24 from 1 March 2005 to 30 April 2005 inclusive, and in Sub-divisions 25-32 from 1 May 2005 to 15 September 2005 inclusive.
5.   Restrictions for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea
It shall be prohibited to conduct any fishing activity within the areas enclosed by sequentially joining with rhumb lines the following positions, which shall be measured according to the WGS84 coordinate system:

Area 1:



55°45′N, 15°30′E

55°45′N, 16°30′E

55°00′N, 16°30′E

55°00′N, 16°00′E

55°15′N, 16°00′E

55°15′N, 15°30′E

55°45′N, 15°30′E
Area 2:



55°00′N, 19°14′E

54°48′N, 19°20′E

54°45′N, 19°19′E

54°45′N, 18°55′E

55°00′N, 19°14′E
Area 3:



56°13′N, 18°27′E

56°13′N, 19°31′E

55°59′N, 19°13′E

56°03′N, 19°06′E

56°00′N, 18°51′E

55°47′N, 18°57′E

55°30′N, 18°34′E

56°13′N, 18°27′E
6.   Interim and additional conditions for monitoring, inspection and surveillance in the context of recovery of cod stocks in the Baltic Sea
6.1.   General provisions
6.1.1.   The monitoring inspection and surveillance programme for cod stocks in the Baltic Sea shall consist of the following elements:
Special conditions for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea.
National control action programmes to be drawn up by Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden.
Additional measures for monitoring, control and inspection.
Joint surveillance and exchange of inspectors.
6.1.2.   The National control action programme for cod stocks may be revised, at the initiative of the Commission or following a request by a Member State.
6.2.   Special Conditions for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea
6.2.1.   All vessels of overall length equal to or greater than 8 metres carrying on board or using any gear authorised for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea shall hold a special permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea.
6.2.2.   Each Member State shall establish a list of vessels holding a special permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea.
6.2.3.   The master of a fishing vessel, or his representative, to which a Member State has issued a special permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea shall comply with the conditions in Appendix 2.
6.3.   National Control Action programmes
6.3.1.   Each Member State concerned shall define a national control action programme for the Baltic Sea.
6.3.2.   The Commission shall convene at least once in 2005 a meeting of the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture to evaluate the compliance with and results of the national control action programme for cod stocks in the Baltic Sea.
6.4.   Monitoring, inspection and surveillance to be adopted by Member States
6.4.1.   Each Member State concerned shall transmit to the Commission within 30 days of the date of entry into force of this Regulation a list of designated ports and the national control programme referred to in point 6.3.1. and an implementation schedule. The Commission shall transmit this information to all the relevant Member States.
6.4.2.   Notwithstanding Article 6(4) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, the masters of Community fishing vessels holding a special fishing permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea in accordance with point 6.2.1 shall keep a logbook of their operations in accordance with the provisions laid down in Article 6 of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.
6.4.3.   By way of derogation from Article 5 of Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83, the permitted margin of tolerance in estimates of the quantities, in kilograms, of fish subject to a TAC that are retained on board shall be 8 %.
6.4.4.   For cod landed in a designated port, representative samples, amounting to at least 20 % of the landings, shall be weighed in the presence of controllers authorised by the Member States before they are offered for first sale and sold. To this end, the Member States shall submit to the Commission, within one month of the date of entry into force of this Regulation, details of the sampling regime to be employed.
6.4.5.   Notwithstanding Article 19a 1a) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, Articles 19e, 19f, 19g, 19h and 19i of that Regulation shall apply to Community fishing vessels holding a special fishing permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea in accordance with point 6.2.1.
6.4.6.   In accordance with the provisions of Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 Member States shall ensure that the VMS data received pursuant to Article 8, Article 10(1) and Article 11(1) of that Regulation of vessels holding a special permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea are used:

(a)
to record each entry into, and exit from port in a computer readable form;
(b)
to record each entry into, and exit from areas closed for cod fishing in the Baltic Sea.
6.4.7.   Member States may implement alternative control measures to ensure compliance with reporting obligations referred in point 6.4.5 which are as effective and transparent as these reporting obligations. Such alternative measures shall be notified to the Commission before being implemented.
6.4.8.   By way of derogation from Article 13 of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, quantities greater than 50 kg of cod which are transported to a place other than that of landing or import shall be accompanied by a copy of one of the declarations provided for in Article 8(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 pertaining to the quantities of these species transported. The exemption provided for in Article 13(4)(b) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 shall not apply.
6.4.9.   By way of derogation from Article 34(c)(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, the specific monitoring programme for cod in the Baltic Sea may last more than two years from their date of entry into force.
6.5.   Joint Surveillance and Exchange of inspectors
6.5.1.   The Member States concerned shall undertake joint inspection and surveillance activities and shall establish to that effect joint operational procedures applicable to their surveillance crafts.
6.5.2.   A meeting of the competent national inspection authorities shall be convened by the Presidency within 30 days of the date of entry into force of this Regulation to coordinate the joint inspection and surveillance programme.
6.5.3.   The Member States concerned shall ensure that inspectors from other Member States concerned are invited to participate at least in their joint inspections activities.
6.5.4.   Inspectors from the Commission may participate in these exchanges and may participate in joint inspections.
Section 2
Gulf of Riga
7.   Specific provisions for the Gulf of Riga
7.1.   Special fishing permit
7.1.1.   In order to exercise fishing activities in the Gulf of Riga vessels shall hold a special fishing permit issued in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1627/94.
7.1.2.   Member States shall ensure that vessels to which a special fishing permit referred to in paragraph 1 has been issued are included in a list containing their name and internal registration number to be provided to the Commission by each Member State.
Vessels included in the list shall satisfy the following conditions:

(a)
the total engine power (kW) of the vessels within the lists must not exceed that observed for each Member State in the years 2000-2001 in the Gulf of Riga;
(b)
the engine power of a vessel must not exceed 221 kilowatts (kW) at any time.
7.2.   Replacement of vessels or engines
7.2.1.   Any individual vessel on the list referred to in point 7.1.2 may be replaced by another vessel or vessels, provided that:

(a)
such replacement will not lead to an increase in the total engine power as indicated in point 7.1.2 (a) in the Member State concerned, and
(b)
the engine power of any replacement vessel does not exceed 221 kW at any time.
7.2.2.   An engine of any individual vessel included in the list referred to in point 7.1.2 may be replaced, provided that:

(a)
the replacement of an engine does not lead to the vessel’s engine power exceeding 221 kW at any time, and
(b)
the power of the replacement engine is not such that replacement will lead to an increase in the total engine power as indicated in point 7.1.2 (a) for the Member State concerned.
PART B
SKAGERRAK AND KATTEGAT
8.   Technical conservation measures in the Skagerrak and in the Kattegat
By way of derogation from the provisions set out in Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 850/98, the provisions in Appendix 3 to this Annex shall apply.
PART C
ICES SUB-AREAS I TO VII
9.   Weighing procedures for herring, mackerel and horse mackerel
9.1.   The following procedures shall apply to landings in the European Community by Community and third country vessels of quantities per landing exceeding 10 tonnes of herring, mackerel, and horse mackerel, or a combination thereof, taken in:

(a)
for herring, ICES Sub-areas I, II, IV, VI and VII and Divisions III a, and Vb;
(b)
for mackerel and horse mackerel, in ICES Sub-areas III, IV, VI and VII and Division IIa.
9.2.   Landings referred to in point 9.1 are only permitted in designated ports.
9.3.   Each Member State concerned shall transmit to the Commission changes in the list, transmitted in 2004, of designated ports in which landings of herring, mackerel and horse mackerel may take place and, changes in inspection and surveillance procedures for those ports including the terms and conditions for recording and reporting the quantities of any of the species and stocks referred to in point 9.1 within each landing. Those changes shall be transmitted at least 15 days before they enter into force. The Commission shall transmit this information as well as ports designated by third countries to all Member States concerned.
9.4.   The master of a fishing vessel referred to in point 9.1 or his representative shall inform the competent authorities of the Member State in which the landing is to be made, at least 4 hours in advance of entry to port of landing of the Member State concerned of the following:

(a)
the port he intends to enter, the name of the vessel and its registration number,
(b)
the estimated time of arrival at that port,
(c)
the quantities in kilograms live weight by species retained on board.
The competent authorities of the Member State concerned shall require that the discharge does not commence until authorised to do so.
9.5.   By way of derogation from the provisions of point 4.2 of Annex IV to Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83, the master of a fishing vessel shall submit, immediately upon arrival to port, the relevant page or pages of the logbook as demanded by the competent authority at the port of landing.
The quantities retained on board, notified prior to landing as referred to in point 9.4c, shall be equal to the quantities recorded in the logbook after its completion.
By way of derogation from the provisions of Article 5(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83 the permitted margin of tolerance in estimates recorded into the logbook of the quantities in kilograms of fish retained on board of vessels shall be 8 %.
9.6.   All buyers purchasing fresh fish shall ensure that all quantities received are weighed. The weighing shall be carried out prior to the fish being sorted, processed, held in storage, transported from the port of landing or resold. The figure resulting from the weighing shall be used for the completion of landing declarations and sales notes.
When determining the weight any deduction for water shall not exceed 2 %.
In addition to the obligations set out in Article 9(1) and (2) of Regulation (EC) No 2847/93 the processor or buyer of the quantities landed shall submit to the competent authorities of the Member State concerneda copy of the invoice or a document replacing it, as referred to in Article 22(3) of the Sixth Council Directive 77/388/EEC of 17 May 1977 on the harmonisation of the laws of the Member States relating to turnover taxes — Common system of value added tax: uniform basis of assessment (1). Any such invoice or document shall include the information required by Article 9(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2847/93 and shall be submitted on demand or within 48 hours of the completion on the weighing.
9.7.   All buyers or holders of frozen fish shall ensure that the quantities landed are weighed prior to the fish being processed, held in storage, transported from the port of landing or resold. Any tare weight equal to the weight of boxes, plastic or other containers in which the fish to be weighed is packed may be deducted from the weight of any quantities landed.
Alternatively, the weight of frozen fish packed in boxes may be determined by multiplying the average weight of a representative sample based on weighing the contents removed from the box and without plastic packaging whether or not after the thawing of any ice on the surface of the fish. Member States shall notify to the Commission for approval any changes in their sampling methodology approved by the Commission during 2004. Changes shall be approved by the Commission. The figure resulting from the weighing shall be used for the completion of landing declarations and sales notes.
9.8.   By no later than 1 May 2005, all weighing systems shall be approved, calibrated and sealed by the competent authorities. The party weighing the fish shall keep a paginated logbook indicating the running total of the weight and the weight of each landing. This logbook shall be kept for three years. The competent authorities shall have full access to the weighing system and the logbooks.
Until the introduction of weighing systems, referred to in the first paragraph, the weighing shall take place in the presence of a controller.
9.9.   The competent authorities of a Member State shall ensure that at least 15 % of the quantities of fish landed and at least 10 % of the landings of fish are subject to full inspections which shall include at least the following:

(a)
monitoring of the weighing of the catch from the vessel, by species. In the case of vessels pumping catch ashore the weighing of the entire discharge from the vessels selected for inspection shall be monitored. In the case of freezer trawlers, all boxes shall be counted. A representative sample of boxes/pallets shall be weighed in order to arrive at an average weight for the boxes/pallets. Sampling of boxes shall also be undertaken according to an approved methodology in order to arrive at an average net weight for the fish (without packing, ice);
(b)
cross verification between quantities by species recorded in logbook and landing declaration or sales note, as well as quantities indicated in prior notice of landing and the quantities discharged by species;
(c)
if the discharge is interrupted, permission shall be required before the discharge can recommence;
(d)
verification that the vessel is empty of all fish, once the discharge has been completed.
10.   Fishing for herring in area IIa (EC waters)
It shall be prohibited to land or retain on board herring caught in Division IIa (EC waters) in the periods 1 January to 28 February and 16 May to 31 December.
11.   Conditions for landing of herring for industrial purposes
Conditions for landing of herring for industrial purposesBy way of derogation from the provisions of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1434/98 the following provisions shall apply:
Herring caught when fishing outside ICES Sub-areas III and IV with nets of minimum mesh size less than 32 mm may not be retained on board or landed unless such catches consist of a mixture of herring and other species, are not sorted and the herring does not exceed 10 % by weight of the total combined weight of herring and other species.
12.   Restrictions on fishing for Cod

(a)
West of Scotland: Until 31 December 2005, it shall be prohibited to conduct any fishing activity within the areas enclosed by sequentially joining with rumb lines the following positions:
 

59°05′N, 06°45′W

 

59°30′N, 06°00′W

 

59°40′N, 05°00′W

 

60°00′N, 04°00′W

 

59°30′N, 04°00′W

 

59°05′N, 06°45′W.

(b)
Celtic Sea: Until 31 March 2005, it shall be prohibited to conduct any fishing activity within that part of ICES Division VII included in the following ICES rectangles: 30E4, 31E4, 32E3. This prohibition shall not apply to Beam trawlers in the month of March.
(c)
By way of derogation from (a) and from (b), it shall be permitted to conduct fishing activities using pots and creels within the specified areas and time periods, provided that:
(i)

no fishing gear other than pots and creels are carried on board, and

(ii)

no fish other than shellfish and crustacea are retained on board;

(d)
By way of derogation from point (a) and from point (b), it shall be permitted to conduct fishing activities within the areas referred to in those points using nets of mesh size less than 55 mm, provided that:
(i)

no net of mesh size greater than or equal to 55 mm is carried on board, and

(ii)

no fish other than herring, mackerel, pilchard/sardines, sardinelles, horse mackerel, sprat, blue whiting and argentines are retained on board.
13.   Closure of an area for sandeel fisheries
It shall be prohibited to land or retain on board sandeels caught within the geographical area bounded by the east coast of England and Scotland, and enclosed by sequentially joining with rhumb lines the following positions:


the east coast of England at latitude 55°30′N,

latitude 55°30′N, longitude 1°00′W,

latitude 58°00′N, longitude 1°00′W,

latitude 58°00′N, longitude 2°00′W,

the east coast of Scotland at longitude 2°00′W.
However, a limited fishery shall be allowed in order to monitor the sandeel stock in the area and the effects of the closure.
14.   Rockall Haddock box
All fishing, except with longlines, shall be prohibited in the areas enclosed by sequentially joining with rhumb lines the following positions:

Point No
Latitude
Longitude
1
57°00′N
15°00′W
2
57°00′N
14°00′W
3
56°30′N
14°00′W
4
56°30′N
15°00′W
15.   Technical conservation measures in the Irish Sea
The technical conservation measures referred to in Articles 2, 3 and 4 of Council Regulation (EC) No 254/2002 of 12 February 2002 establishing measures to be applicable in 2002 for the recovery of the stock of cod in the Irish Sea (ICES division VIIa) (2) shall temporarily apply in 2005.
PART D
ICES SUB-AREAS VIII, IX AND X
16.   Trawling ban in waters around the Azores, the Canary Islands and Madeira
Vessels shall be prohibited from using any bottom trawl or similar towed nets operating in contact with the bottom of the sea in waters under the sovereignty or the jurisdiction of Member States within the areas bounded by a line joining the following coordinates:

(a)

Azores

 

Latitude 36°00′N, longitude 23°00′W

 

Latitude 42°00′N, longitude 23°00′W

 

Latitude 42°00′N, longitude 34°00′W

 

Latitude 36°00′N, longitude 34°00′W

 

Latitude 36°00′N, longitude 23°00′W

(b)

Canary Islands and Madeira

 

Latitude 27°00′N, longitude 19°00′W

 

Latitude 26°00′N, longitude 15°00′W

 

Latitude 29°00′N, longitude 13°00′W

 

Latitude 36°00′N, longitude 13°00′W

 

Latitude 36°00′N, longitude 19°00′W

 

Latitude 27°00′N, longitude 19°00′W
PART E
MEDITERRANEAN
17.   Technical conservation measures in the Mediterranean
The fisheries currently operating under the derogations, provided for in Article 3(1) and (1a) and Article 6(1) and (1a) of Regulation (EC) No 1626/94, may temporarily continue their activity in 2005.
PART F
EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
18.   Purse seines in the Eastern Pacific Ocean (Regulatory Area of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC))
The fishing by purse-seine vessels for Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares), Bigeye Tuna (Thunnus obesus) and Skipjack Tunas (Katsuwonus pelamis) shall be prohibited from either, 1 August to 11 September 2005, or, 20 November to 31 December 2005 in the area defined by the following limits:


the Pacific coastlines of the Americas,

longitude 150° W,

latitude 40° N,

latitude 40° S.
The Member States concerned shall notify the Commission of the selected period of closure before 1 July 2005. All the purse seine vessels of the Member States concerned must stop purse-seine fishing in the defined area during the period selected.
As of the date of entry into force of this Regulation purse seiners fishing for tuna in the Regulatory Area of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission shall retain on board and then land all bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin tuna caught, except fish considered unfit for human consumption for reasons other than size. A single exception shall be the final set of a trip, when there may be insufficient well space remaining to accommodate all the tuna caught in that set.
Purse seine vessels shall promptly release unharmed, to the extent practicable, all sea turtles, sharks, billfishes, rays, dorado, and other non-target species. Fishermen shall be encouraged to develop and use techniques and equipment to facilitate the rapid and safe release of any such animals.
The following specific measures to encircled or entangled sea turtles shall apply:

(a)
whenever a sea turtle is sighted in the net, all reasonable efforts shall be made to rescue the turtle before it becomes entangled in the net, including, if necessary, the deployment of a speedboat,
(b)
if a turtle is entangled in the net, net roll should stop as soon as the turtle comes out of the water and should not start again until the turtle has been disentangled and released,
(c)
if a turtle is brought on board a vessel, all appropriate methods to assist in the recovery of the turtle should be made before returning it to the water,
(d)
tuna-fishing vessels shall be prohibited from disposing of salt bags or any other type of plastic rubbish at sea,
(e)
the release, when practicable, of sea turtles entangled in Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) and other fishing gear is encouraged,
(f)
the recovery of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs) which are not being used in the fishery is also encouraged.
PART G
EASTERN ATLANTIC AND MEDITERRANEAN SEAS
19.   Minimum size for bluefin tuna in the East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea
By way of derogation from the provisions laid down in Article 6 and Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 973/2001, the minimum size for bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea shall be 10 kg or 80 cm.
By way of derogation from the provisions laid down in Article 7(1) of Regulation (EC) No 973/2001, no tolerance limit shall be granted for bluefin tuna fished in the East Atlantic and in the Mediterranean Sea.
20.   Minimum size for bigeye tuna
By way of derogation from the provisions of Article 6 and Annex IV of Regulation (EC) No 973/2001, the minimum size of bigeye tuna is abolished.
21.   Restrictions on the use of certain types of vessels and gears

1.
In order to protect the bigeye stock, in particular juvenile fish, fishing by purse seiners and baitboats shall be prohibited during the period and in the area specified in point (a) and (b) below;
(a)

The area is the following:
Southern limit

:

parallel 0° South latitude

Northern limit

:

parallel 5° North latitude

Western limit

:

meridian 20° West longitude

Eastern limit

:

meridian 10° West longitude

(b)

The period covered by the prohibition shall be from 1 November to 30 November of each year.

2.
By way of derogation from the provisions of Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 973/2001, Community fishing vessels shall be authorised to fish without restriction on the use of certain types of vessels and gears in the area referred to in Article 3(2) and during the period specified in Article 3(1).
22.   Measures concerning sport and recreational fishing activities in the Mediterranean Sea

1.
Each Member State shall take the necessary measures to forbid the use, within the framework of sport and recreational fishing of towed nets, encircling nets, seine sliding, dredger, gillnets, trammel nets and longline to fish for tuna and tuna-like species, notably bluefin tuna, in the Mediterranean Sea.
2.
Each Member State shall ensure that catches of tuna and tuna-like species carried out in the Mediterranean Sea as a result from sport and recreational fishing are not marketed.
23.   Sampling plan for bluefin Tuna
By way of derogation from the provisions laid down in Article 5a of Regulation (EC) No 973/2001, each Member State shall establish a sampling programme for the estimation of the numbers-at-size of the bluefin tuna caught; this requires notably that size sampling at cages must be done on one sample (= 100 specimen) for every 100 tonnes of live fish. Size sample will be collected during harvesting (3) at the farm, in accordance with the ICCAT methodology for reporting Task II. The sampling should be conducted during any harvesting, covering all cages. Data must be transmitted to ICCAT by 31 July for the sampling conducted the previous year.
24.   Interim measures for the protection of vulnerable deep-water habitats
It shall be prohibited to conduct bottom trawling and fishing with static gear, including bottom gill-nets and long-lines, within the areas enclosed by sequentially joining with rhumb lines the following positions, which shall be measured according to the WGS84 coordinate system:
The Hecate Seamounts:


52°21.2866′N, 31°09.2688′W

52°20.8167′N, 30°51.5258′W

52°12.0777′N, 30°54.3824′W

52°12.4144′N, 31°14.8168′W

52°21.2866′N, 31°09.2688′W
The Faraday Seamounts:


50°01.7968′N, 29°37.8077′W

49°59.1490′N, 29°29.4580′W

49°52.6429′N, 29°30.2820′W

49°44.3831′N, 29°02.8711′W

49°44.4186′N, 28°52.4340′W

49°36.4557′N, 28°39.4703′W

49°29.9701′N, 28°45.0183′W

49°49.4197′N, 29°42.0923′W

50°01.7968′N, 29°37.8077′W
Part of the Reykjanes Ridge:


55°04.5327′N, 36°49.0135′W

55°05.4804′N, 35°58.9784′W

54°58.9914′N, 34°41.3634′W

54°41.1841′N, 34°00.0514′W

54°00.0′N, 34°00.0′W

53°54.6406′N, 34°49.9842′W

53°58.9668′N, 36°39.1260′W

55°04.5327′N, 36°49.0135′W
The Altair Seamounts:


44°50.4953′N, 34°26.9128′W

44°47.2611′N, 33°48.5158′W

44°31.2006′N, 33°50.1636′W

44°38.0481′N, 34°11.9715′W

44°38.9470′N, 34°27.6819′W

44°50.4953′N, 34°26.9128′W
The Antialtair Seamounts:


43°43.1307′N, 22°44.1174′W

43°39.5557′N, 22°19.2335′W

43°31.2802′N, 22°08.7964′W

43°27.7335′N, 22°14.6192′W

43°30.9616′N, 22°32.0325′W

43°40.6286′N, 22°47.0288′W

43°43.1307′N, 22°44.1174′W
PART H
DEEP-SEA SPECIES
By way of derogation from Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002, the following shall apply in 2005:
Member States shall ensure that fishing activities which lead to catches and retention on board of more than 10 tonnes each calendar year of deep-sea species and of Greenland halibut by vessels flying their flag and registered in their territory shall be subject to a deep-sea fishing permit.
It shall however be prohibited to catch and retain on board, tranship or to land any aggregate quantity of the deep sea species and of Greenland halibut in excess of 100 kg in each sea trip, unless the vessel in question holds a deep-sea permit.

(1)  OJ L 145, 13.6.1977, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Directive 2004/66/EC (OJ L 168, 1.5.2004, p. 35).

(2)  OJ L 41, 13.2.2002, p. 1.

(3)  For fish farmed more than 1 year, other additional sampling methods should be established.

Appendix 1 to Annex III
Specifications of top window codend ‘BACOMA’
Specification of 110 mm, measured as inner diameter opening, square mesh window in a codend with a 105 mm or larger mesh size in trawls, Danish seines or similar towed nets.
The window shall be a rectangular section of netting in the codend. There shall be only one window. The window shall not be obstructed in any way by either internal or external attachments.
Size of the codend, extension piece and the rear end of the trawl
The codend shall be constructed of two panels of equal size, joined together by selvedges one on each side.
The carrying on board of a net having more than 100 open diamond meshes in any circumference of the codend, excluding the joining or the selvedges shall be prohibited.
The number of open diamond meshes, excluding those in the selvedges, at any point on any circumference of any extension or lengthening piece shall not be less or more than the maximum number of meshes on the circumference of the front end of the codend stricto sensu and the rear end of the tapered section of the trawl excluding meshes in the selvedges (Figure 1).
Location of the window
The window shall be inserted into the top panel of the codend. The window shall terminate not more than 4 meshes from the codline, inclusive of the hand braided row of meshes through which the codline is passed (Figure 2).
Size of the window
The width of the window, expressed in number of mesh bars, shall be equal to the number of open diamond meshes in the top panel divided by two. If necessary, it may be allowed to maintain at the most 20 % of the number of open diamond meshes in the top panel divided evenly on the both sides of the window panel (Figure 3).
Length of the window shall be at least 3,5 metres.
The netting of the window
The meshes shall have a minimum mesh opening of 110 millimetres. The meshes shall be square meshes i.e. all four sides of the window netting shall be cut all bars. The netting shall be mounted such that the bars run parallel and perpendicular to the length of the codend. The netting shall be knotless braided single twine or a netting with similar proven selective properties. The diameter of the single yarn shall be at least 4,9 millimetres.
Other specification
The mounting specifications are defined in Figures 4a, 4b and 4c. The length of the lifting strap shall not be less than 4 m.
Figure 1


Trawl gear can be divided into three different sections according to shape and function.
The trawl body is always a tapered section often between 10 and 40 m long. The extension piece is an untapered section normally manufactured of either one or two pieces of 49,5 mesh long nets giving a stretched length between 6 or 12 m. The codend is also an untapered section often made of double twine in order to have a better resistance against heavy wearing. The codend length is often 49,5 meshes i.e. circa 6 metres although shorter codends (2-4) exists in smaller vessels. The part below the lifting strap is called a lifting bag.
Figure 2


The distance of the window panel from the codline shall be 4 meshes. There are 3,5 diamond meshes in the upper panel and one 0,5 mesh deep hand-braided ‘codline’ row.
Figure 3


Twenty percent of diamond meshes in the upper panel along a perpendicular row running from one selvedge to another may be maintained. For example (as in figure 3) if the upper panel were 30 open meshes wide, 20 % of that would be 6 meshes. Then three open meshes are divided on both sides of the window panel. Consequently the width of the window panel then becomes 12 mesh bars (30 – 6 = 24 diamond meshes divided by two is 12 mesh bars).
Figure 4a
Lower panel


Showing the construction of lower panel made of 49,5 meshes deep netting
Figure 4b
Upper panel
(without diamond meshes between selvedge and square mesh panel)


The construction of upper panel, size and position of the window panel in case when the escape panel runs from selvedge to selvedge
Figure 4c
Upper panel
(with diamond meshes between selvedge and square mesh panel)


The construction of upper panel in case 20 % of diamond meshes in the upper panel are maintained and equally divided on both sides of the window


Appendix 2 to Annex III
Special Conditions for fishing for Cod in the Baltic Sea

1.
Only vessels holding a special fishing permit are authorised to land cod from the Baltic Sea.
2.
The competent authorities of a Member State in which a landing requiring pre-notification is to be made may require that the discharge of catch retained on board does not commence until authorised by those authorities.
3.
The master of a fishing vessel, or his representative, to which a Member State has issued a special permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea shall comply with the following conditions:

(i)
a copy of the special permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea shall be kept on board the fishing vessel;
(ii)
before leaving or entering the Baltic Sea area, notify the authorities of the flag Member State of the date, time and place of exit or entry, and not commence any new fishing trip until all catches have been landed;
(iii)
not trans-ship any fish at sea;
(iv)
not transit within the areas closed for cod fishing unless the fishing gear on board is securely lashed and stowed;
(v)
when retaining more than 300 kg of cod on board, inform the relevant authorities at least two hours in advance of any entry to a port or landing location of a Member State of the name of the port or landing location, the estimated time of arrival at that port or landing location, and the quantities in kilogrammes live weight of cod;
(vi)
make landings of cod exclusively at designated ports when retaining more than 750 kg of cod live weight on board;
(vii)
notwithstanding Article 8 of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, submit the relevant logbook sheet(s) to the national authorities prior to the commencement of the discharge of the catches retained on board.

Appendix 3 to Annex III
Towed Gears: Skagerrak and Kattegat
Mesh size ranges, target species and required catch percentages applicable to the use of a single mesh size range

Species
Mesh size range (millimetres)
< 16
16-31
32-69
35-69
70-89 (5)

≥ 90
Minimum percentage of target species
50 % (6)

50 % (6)

20 % (6)

50 % (6)

20 % (6)

20 % (7)

30 % (8)

none
Sandeel (Ammodytidae) (3)

x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Sandeel (Ammodytidae) (4)

 
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii)
 
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
Blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)
 
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
Greater weever (Trachinus draco) (1)

 
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
Molluscs (except Sepia) (1)

 
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
Garfish (Belone belone) (1)

 
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
Gray gurnard (Eutrigla gurnardus) (1)

 
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
Argentine (Argentina spp.)
 
 
 
x
x
x
x
x
Sprat (Sprattus sprattus)
 
x
 
x
x
x
x
x
Eel (Anguilla, anguilla)
 
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
Common shrimp/Baltic shrimp (Crangon spp., Palaemon adspersus) (2)

 
 
x
x
x
x
x
x
Mackerel (Scomber spp.)
 
 
 
x
 
 
x
x
Horse mackerel (Trachurus spp.)
 
 
 
x
 
 
x
x
Herring (Clupea harengus)
 
 
 
x
 
 
x
x
Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis)
 
 
 
 
 
x
x
x
Common shrimp/Baltic shrimp (Crangon spp. Palaemon adspersus) (1)

 
 
 
 
x
 
x
x
Whiting (Merlangius merlangus)
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
x
Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus)
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
x
All other marine organisms
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
x
(1)  Only within four miles from the baselines.

(2)  Outside four miles from the baselines.

(3)  From 1 March to 31 October in Skagerrak and from 1 March to 31 July in Kattegat.

(4)  From 1 November to the last day of February in Skagerrak and from 1 August to the last day of February in Kattegat.

(5)  When applying this mesh size range the codend and the extension piece shall be constructed of square meshed netting with a sorting grid.

(6)  The catch retained on board shall consist of no more than 10 % of any mixture of cod, haddock, hake, plaice, witch, lemon sole, sole, turbot, brill, flounder, mackerel, megrim, whiting, dab, saithe, Norway lobster and lobster.

(7)  The catch retained on board shall consist of no more than 50 % of any mixture of cod, haddock, hake, plaice, witch, lemon sole, sole, turbot, brill, flounder, herring, mackerel, megrim, whiting, dab, saithe, Norway lobster and lobster.

(8)  The catch retained on board shall consist of no more than 60 % of any mixture of cod, haddock, hake, plaice, witch, lemon sole, sole, turbot, brill, flounder, megrim, whiting, dab, saithe and lobster.


Appendix 4 to Annex III
Shrimp trawl toggle chains: NAFO area
Toggle chains are chains, ropes, or a combination of both, which attach the footrope to the fishing line or bolchline at varying intervals. The terms ‘fishing line’ and ‘bolchline’ are interchangeable. Some vessels use one line only; others use both a fishing line and a bolchline as shown in the sketch. The toggle chain length shall be measured from the center of the chain or wire running through the footrope (center of footrope) to the underside of the fishing line.
The attached sketch shows how to measure the toggle chain length.





ANNEX IVa
FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE RECOVERY OF CERTAIN STOCKS
General provisions
1.   The conditions laid down in this Annex shall apply to Community fishing vessels of length overall equal to or greater than 10 metres.
2.   For the purposes of this Annex, the following geographical area shall apply:

 
Kattegat (ICES Division IIIa south),
 
Skagerrak and North Sea, (ICES Divisions IVa,b,c, IIIa north and IIa EC),
 
West of Scotland (ICES Division VIa),
 
Eastern Channel (ICES Divisions VIId),
 
Irish Sea (ICES Division VIIa).
For vessels notified to the Commission as being equipped with vessel monitoring systems in accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003, the following definition for the area West of Scotland shall apply:

 
ICES Division VIa excluding that part which lies to the west of a line drawn by sequentially joining with straight lines the following geographical coordinates:
 

60°00′N, 04°00′W

 

59°45′N, 05°00′W

 

59°30′N, 06°00′W

 

59°00′N, 07°00′W

 

58°30′N, 08°00′W

 

58°00′N, 08°00′W

 

58°00′N, 08°30′W

 

56°00′N, 08°30′W

 

56°00′N, 09°00′W

 

55°00′N, 09°00′W

 

55°00′N, 10°00′W

 

54°30′N, 10°00′W.
3.   For the purposes of this Annex, a day present within the area and absent from port shall be:

(a)
the 24-hour period between 00:00 hours of a calendar day and 24:00 hours of the same calendar day or any part of such a period during which a vessel is present within the area defined in point 2 and absent from port, or
(b)
any continuous period of 24 hours as recorded in the EC logbook during which a vessel is present within the area defined in point 2 and absent from port or any part of any such time period.
A Member State which wishes to employ the definition of a day present within the area and absent from port laid down under point (b) shall notify the Commission before 1 February 2005 of the means of monitoring the activities of a vessel to ensure compliance with the conditions laid down in point (b).
4.   For the purpose of this Annex, the following groupings of fishing gears shall apply:

(a)
demersal trawls, seines or similar towed gears of mesh size equal to or greater than 100 mm except beam trawls for all areas except Kattegat and Skagerrak where this mesh size shall be equal to or greater than 90mm;
(b)
beam trawls of mesh size equal to or greater than 80 mm;
(c)
static demersal nets including gill nets, trammel nets and tangle nets;
(d)
demersal longlines;
(e)
demersal trawls, seines or similar towed gears of mesh size between 70 mm and 99 mm except beam trawls with mesh size between 80 mm and 99 mm for all areas except Kattegat and Skagerrak where this mesh size shall be between 70 mm and 89 mm;
(f)
demersal trawls, seines or similar towed gears of mesh size between 16 mm and 31 mm except beam trawls.
Fishing effort
5.   Each Member State shall ensure that, when carrying on board any of the fishing gears referred to in point 4, fishing vessels flying its flag and registered in the Community shall be present within the area and absent from port for no more than the number of days set out in point 6.

(a)
The maximum number of days in any calendar month for which a vessel may be present within the area and absent from port having carried on board any one of the fishing gears referred to in point 4 is shown in Table I.
A day spent absent from port and present within the area defined in point 2 of this Annex shall also count against the total number of days allowable for the area defined in point 2 of Annex IVc for a vessel operating with the same gear categories.
Where a vessel crosses between two areas on a fishing trip the day shall be counted against the area in which the largest proportion of time was spent during that day.
Table I — Maximum days present within the area and absent from port by fishing gear
Area defined in point 2:

Grouping of fishing gears referred to in point:

4a

4b

4c

4d

4e

4f

Kattegat, North Sea and Skagerrak, Eastern Channel, West of Scotland and Irish Sea

9

13

13

16

21

19
However the maximum number of days in any calendar month for which a vessel may be present within any of the following sub-areas and absent from port having carried on board the fishing gear referred to in point 4(a) shall be:
(i)

West of Scotland: 8;

(ii)

Irish Sea: 10.

(b)
A Member State may aggregate the days present within the area and absent from port in Table I within management periods of up to eleven calendar months.
(c)
An additional number of days on which a vessel may be present within the area and absent from port when carrying on board any of the gears referred to in point 4 may be allocated to Member States by the Commission on the basis of permanent cessations of fishing activities that have taken place since 1 January 2002 in accordance with Article 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999 of 17 December 1999 laying down the detailed rules and arrangements regarding Community structural assistance in the fisheries sector (1). The additional number of days allocated to vessels in a given gear category will be directly proportional to the fishing effort expended in 2001 measured in kilowatt days of the withdrawn vessels using the gear in question compared to the comparable level of effort expended by all vessels using that gear during 2001. Any part of a day resulting from this calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole day.
Member States wishing to benefit from such allocations shall submit a request to the Commission with reports containing the details of the permanent cessations of fishing activities in question.
On the basis of such a request the Commission may amend the number of days defined in point (a) for that Member State in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.
The additional number of days allocated by the Commission to a Member State in 2004 in accordance with point 6(c) of Annex V of Regulation (EC) No 2287/2003 remain allocated in 2005.
(d)
Derogations from the number of days present within the area and absent from port shown in Table I may be allocated to vessels by Member States under the conditions shown in Table II.
Member States wishing to apply that higher allocation of days shall notify the Commission with details of the vessels that will benefit and with details of their track records at least two weeks before the higher allocation of days are to be granted.
Table II — Derogations from days present within the area and absent from port in Table I and associated conditions
Area

Gear defined in point 4

2002 vessel track record (2)

Days

Area defined in point 2

4(a), 4(e)

Less than 5 % of each of cod, sole and plaice

no days restriction (3)

Area defined in point 2

4(a), 4(b)

Less than 5 % cod

100 to < 120 mm up to 13 ≥ 120 mm up to 14

Kattegat and North Sea

4(c) gear of mesh size equal to or greater than 220 mm

Less than 5 % cod and more than 5 % of turbot and lumpfish

Up to 15 days

Kattegat, North Sea and Skagerrak

4(a) with 120 mm square mesh window (4)

n/a

12 days

Eastern Channel

4 (c) trammel nets of mesh size equal to or less than 110 mm

Vessels absent from port for no more than 24 hours

19 days
If that higher allocation of days is given to a vessel, as a result of its low percentage track record of catch of certain species, that vessel shall not at any time retain more than the percentage of those species on board as shown in Table II nor shall they tranship any fish at sea to another vessels. When either of these conditions are not met by a vessel, that vessel shall with immediate effect no longer be entitled to the additional days.
(e)
One additional day on which a vessel may be present within the area and absent from port when carrying on board fishing gears referred to in point 4(a) of mesh size greater than 120 mm may be allocated to a Member State by the Commission, on the basis of a request from that Member State, on the condition that the Member State concerned has developed a system of automatic suspensions of fishing licences in respect of infringements. During a management period when a vessel is making use of this provision, that vessel may not at any time carry on board any fishing gear of mesh size less than or equal to 120 mm.
(f)
In recognition of the area closure in the Irish Sea for the protection of spawning fish and the assumed reduction in fishing mortality on cod, an additional one day will be granted for vessels in groupings of fishing gears 4(a) and 4(b) which spend more than half their allocated days in a given management period fishing in the Irish Sea.
7.   Before the first day of each management period the master of a vessel or his representative shall notify to the authorities of the flag Member State which gear or gears he intends to use during the forthcoming management period. Until such notification is provided the vessel shall not be entitled to fish within the areas defined in point 2 with any of the gears referred to in point 4.
Where the master of a vessel or his representative notifies the use of two of the groupings of fishing gears defined under point 4, the total number of days available during the forthcoming management period shall be no more than half the sum of the days to which the vessel is eligible for each gear, rounded down to the nearest whole day. It shall not be permitted to deploy either of the gears concerned for more days than the number of days laid down for that gear in Table I or in the third subparagraph of point 6(a) for the sub-area concerned.
The option to use two gears shall only be available if the following additional monitoring arrangements are met:


during a given trip the fishing vessel may carry on board only one of the fishing gears referred to in point 4;

before any trip the master of a vessel or his representative shall give prior notice to the competent authorities of the type of fishing gear that is to be carried on board unless the type of fishing gear has not changed from the one notified for the previous trip.
Inspection and surveillance at sea and in port by the competent authorities shall be undertaken for verification of compliance with the above two requirements. Any vessel found to be not complying with these requirements shall with immediate effect no longer be permitted to use two groupings of fishing gears.
A vessel wishing to combine the use of one or more of the fishing gears referred to in point 4 (regulated gears) with any other fishing gears not referred to in point 4 (unregulated gears) shall not be restricted in their use of the unregulated gear. Such vessels must pre-notify when the regulated gear is to be used. When no such notification has been given no gear referred to in point 4 may be carried on board. Such vessels must be authorised and equipped to undertake the alternative fishing activity.
8.   A vessel which is present within any of the areas defined in point 2 and carrying on board any one of the fishing gears referred to in point 4 may not simultaneously carry on board any of the other gears referred to in point 4.

(a)
In any given management period a vessel that has used the number of days present within the area and absent from port for which it is eligible shall remain in port or out of any area referred to in point 2 for the remainder of the management period unless using only unregulated gear as described in point 7.
(b)
In any given management period a vessel may undertake non-fishing related activities, without that time being counted against its days allocated under point 6, provided that the vessel first notifies its flag Member State of its intention to do so, the nature of its activity and that it surrenders its fishing licence for that time. Such vessels shall not carry any fishing gear or fish on board during that time.
(a)
A Member State may permit any of its fishing vessels to transfer days present within the area and absent from port for which it is eligible to another of its vessels for the same management period and within the same area provided that the product of the days received by a vessel multiplied by its engine power in kilowatts (kilowatt days) is equal to or less than the product of the days transferred by the donor vessel multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel. The engine power in kilowatts of the vessels shall be that recorded for each vessel in the Community fishing fleet register.
(b)
The total number of days present within the area and absent from port transferred under point (a) multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of the donor vessel shall not be higher than the donor vessel's average annual days track record in that area as verified by the EC logbook in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003, multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel. When a donor vessel uses the alternative area definition of the West of Scotland as defined in point 2 its track record calculation will be based on this alternative area definition.
(c)
The transfer of days as described in sub-point (a) shall only be permitted between vessels operating within the same gear grouping and area categories referred to in point 6(a) and during the same management period. A Member State may allow a transfer of days when a licensed donor vessel has temporarily ceased its activity without public aid.
(d)
No transfer of days from vessels benefiting from the allocation referred to in points 6(d) and 7 is permitted.
(e)
On request from the Commission, Member States shall provide reports on the transfers that have taken place.
11.   A vessel with no track record of fishing in one of the areas defined in point 2 shall be allowed to transit across these areas provided that it has first notified its authorities of its intention to do so. While that vessel is within any of the areas defined in point 2 any fishing gears carried on board must be lashed and stowed in accordance with conditions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.
12.   A Member State shall not permit fishing with a gear defined in point 4 in any area defined in point 2 by any of its vessels which have no record of such fishing activity in the years 2001, 2002, 2003 or 2004 in that area unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in the area in question.
However, a vessel with a track record of using a gear defined in point 4 may be authorised to use a different gear defined in point 4, provided that the number of days allocated to this latter gear is greater than or equal to the number of days allocated to the first gear.
13.   A Member State shall not count against the days allocated to any of its vessels under this Annex either any days when the vessel has been absent from port but unable to fish because it was assisting another vessel in need of emergency aid or any days when a vessel has been absent from port but unable to fish because it is transporting an injured crew member for emergency medical aid. The Member State shall provide justification to the Commission within one month of any decisions taken on this basis with associated evidence of the emergency from the competent authorities.
Reporting obligations
14.   Member States, on the basis of information used for the management of fishing days absent from port and present within the areas as set out in this Annex, shall communicate, for each calendar year within one month of the expiry of that calendar year, to the Commission the information about effort deployed by vessels using different types of gear in the areas concerned by this Annex as laid out in Table IV.
15.   Member States shall communicate the data referred in point 14 to the Commission in Spread Sheet format by sending it to the appropriate mailbox address which shall be communicated to the Member States by the Commission.
Table IV — Reporting format

Country
CFR
External marking
Area fished
Length of management period
Gear type/types notified
Days eligible using this gear/gears
Days spent with gear type 1
Days spent with gear type 2
Transfers of days
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
(10)
Table V — Data format

Name of zone
Max. number of characters/digits
Definition and comments

(1)

Country

3
Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which vessel is registered for fishing under Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.
Always the reporting country.

(2)

CFR

12
(Community Fleet Register Number).
Unique identification number of a fishing vessel.
Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (9 characters). Where a series has fewer than 9 characters additional zeros must be inserted on the left hand side.

(3)

External marking

14
Under Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87

(4)

Area

1
Indicate if the vessel has been fishing in Area 2(a) or 2(b) of this Annex

(5)

Length of management period

2
Indication from 1-12 of the length of each management period allocated to the vessel concerned. Separate management periods in which the same gear grouping or combination of gear groupings have been notified, in accordance with point 7 of this Annex, may be aggregated.

(6)

Gear type/types notified

2
Indication from 4(a) through to 4(g) of the gear types notified in accordance with point 4 of this Annex.

(7)

Days eligible using this gear/gears

3
Number of days for which this vessel is eligible under this Annex for the choice of gears and length of management period notified.

(8)

Days spent with gear type 1

3
Number of days for which the vessel actually spent absent from port and present within the area according to this Annex using gear type 1.

(9)

Days spent with gear type 2

3
Number of days for which the vessel actually spent absent from port and present within the area according to this Annex using gear type 2, if applicable.

(10)

Transfers of days

3
For days transferred indicate ‘– number of days transferred’ and for days received indicate ‘+ number of days transferred’
(1)  OJ L 337, 30.12.1999, p. 10.

(2)  As verified by the EC logbook — average annual landing in live weight.

(3)  The vessel may be present within the area for the number of days in the month concerned.

(4)  Vessels subject to this derogation shall comply with the conditions laid down in Appendix 1 to this Annex.

Appendix 1 to Annex IVa

1.
Any vessel using this gear type shall hold a special fishing permit in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 1627/94.
2.
A copy of the special permits referred to in point 1 shall be kept on board the fishing vessel.
3.
When holding the special fishing permit the vessel shall only keep on board and use a towed net with an exit window as specified point 4. The gear shall be approved by the national inspectors before commencing fishing.
4.

(a)
The window shall be inserted in the untapered section with a minimum of 80 open meshes in the circumference. The window shall be inserted into the top panel and shall cover half the top panel. There shall be no more than two open diamond meshes between the posterior row of meshes in the side of the window and the adjacent selvedge. The window shall terminate no more than 6 metres from the cod-line. The joining rate shall be two diamond meshes to one square mesh.
(b)
The window shall be at least three meters in length. The meshes shall have a minimum opening of 120 mm. The meshes shall be square meshes i.e. all four sides of the window netting will be cut all bars. The netting shall be mounted such that the bars run parallel and perpendicular to the length of the cod-end.
(c)
The netting of square-meshed panel shall be knotless single twine. The window shall be inserted in such a way that the meshes remain fully open at all times when fishing. The window shall not be obstructed in any way by either internal or external attachments.


ANNEX IVb
FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE RECOVERY OF CERTAIN SOUTHERN HAKE AND NEPHROPS STOCK
General provisions
1.   The conditions laid down in this Annex shall apply to Community fishing vessels of length overall equal to or greater than 10 metres.
2.   For the purposes of this Annex, the following geographical area shall apply:

 
Iberian Peninsula, Atlantic coast (ICES Divisions VIIIc and IXa) with the exception of Gulf of Cadiz.
3.   For the purposes of this Annex, a day present within the area and absent from port shall be:

(a)
the 24-hour period between 00:00 hours of a calendar day and 24:00 hours of the same calendar day or any part of such a period during which a vessel is present within the area defined in point 2 and absent from port, or
(b)
any continuous period of 24 hours as recorded in the EC logbook during which a vessel is present within the area defined in point 2 and absent from port or any part of any such time period.
A Member State which wishes to employ the definition of a day present within the area and absent from port laid down under point (b) shall notify the Commission before 1 February 2005 of the means of monitoring the activities of a vessel to ensure compliance with the conditions laid down in point (b).
4.   For the purpose of this Annex, the following groupings of fishing gears shall apply:

(a)
Bottom trawl of mesh size > 55 mm;
(b)
Bottom long-lines;
(c)
Gill-nets of mesh size > 60 mm;
(d)
Gill-nets of mesh size equal to or greater than 80 mm;
(e)
Trawl of mesh size between 31 mm and 54 mm.
Fishing effort
5.   Each Member State shall ensure that, when carrying on board any of the fishing gears referred to in point 4, fishing vessels flying its flag and registered in the Community shall be present within the area and absent from port for no more than the number of days specified in point 6.

(a)
The maximum number of days in any calendar month for which a vessel may be present within the area and absent from port having carried on board any one of the fishing gears referred to in point 4 is shown in Table I.
Table I — Maximum days present within the area and absent from port by fishing gear
Area defined in point:

Grouping of fishing gears referred to in point:

4a

4b

4c

4d

4e

4f

2

Iberian Peninsula, Atlantic coast (ICES Divisions VIIIc and IXa)

22

22

22

22

22

22

(b)
A Member State may aggregate the days present within the area and absent from port in Table I within management periods of up to eleven calendar months.
(c)
An additional number of days on which a vessel may be present within the area and absent from port when carrying on board any of the gears referred to in point 4 may be allocated to Member States by the Commission on the basis of permanent cessations of fishing activities that have taken place since 1 January 2004 in accordance with Article 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999. Any vessels that can be shown to have been definitively withdrawn from the area specified in point 2 may also be considered. The additional number of days allocated to vessels in a given gear category will be directly proportional to the fishing effort expended in 2003 measured in kilowatt days of the withdrawn vessels using the gear in question compared to the comparable level of effort expended by all vessels using that gear during 2003. Any part of a day resulting from this calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole day.
Member States wishing to benefit from such allocations shall submit a request to the Commission with reports containing the details of permanent cessations of fishing activities in question.
On the basis of such a request the Commission may amend the number of days defined in point (a) for that Member State in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.
(d)
Derogations from the number of days present within the area and absent from port shown in Table I may be allocated to vessels by Member States under the conditions shown in Table II.
Member States wishing to apply this higher allocation of days shall notify the Commission with details of the vessels that will benefit and with details of their track records at least two weeks before the higher allocation of days are to be granted.
Table II — Derogations from days present within the area and absent from port in Table I and associated conditions
Area Defined in point 2

Gear defined in point 4

2001, 2002 and 2003 vessel track record (1)

Days

2

4(a) to 4(f)

Less than 5 tonnes of hake in all years

no days restriction (2)
If this higher allocation of days is given to a vessel, as a result of its low hake track record, that vessel's landing shall not in 2005 exceed 5 tonnes live weight of hake nor shall they tranship any fish at sea to another vessels. When either of these conditions are not met by a vessel, that vessel shall with immediate effect no longer be entitled to the additional days.
7.   Before the first day of each management period the master of a vessel or his representative shall notify to the authorities of the flag Member State which gear or gears he intends to use during the forthcoming management period. Until such notification is provided the vessel will not be entitled to fish within the area defined in point 2 with any of the gears referred to in point 4.
A vessel wishing to combine the use of one or more of the fishing gears referred to in point 4 (regulated gears) with any other fishing gears not referred to in point 4 (unregulated gears) will not be restricted in their use of the unregulated gear. Such vessels must pre-notify when the regulated gear is to be used. When no such notification has been given no gear referred to in point 4 may be carried on board. Such vessels must be authorised and equipped to undertake the alternative fishing activity.

(a)
In any given management period a vessel that has used the number of days present within the area and absent from port for which it is eligible shall remain in port or out of the area referred to in point 2 for the remainder of the management period unless using unregulated gear as described in point 7.
(b)
In any given management period a vessel may undertake non-fishing related activities, without that time being counted against its days allocated under point 6, provided that the vessel first notifies its flag Member State of its intention to do so, the nature of its activity and that it surrenders its fishing licence for this time. Such vessels shall not carry any fishing gear or fish on board during that time.
(a)
A Member State may permit any of its fishing vessels to transfer days present within the area and absent from port for which it is eligible to another of its vessels for the same management period and within the area provided that the product of the days received by a vessel multiplied by its engine power in kilowatts (kilowatt days) is equal to or less than the product of the days transferred by the donor vessel multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel. The engine power in kilowatts of the vessels shall be that recorded for each vessel in the Community fishing fleet register.
(b)
The total number of days present within the area and absent from port transferred under sub-point (a) multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of the donor vessel shall not be higher than the donor vessel's average annual days track record in the area as verified by the EC logbook in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003, multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel.
(c)
The transfer of days as described in sub-point (a) shall only be permitted between vessels operating within the same gear grouping referred to in point 6(a) and during the same management period.
(d)
No transfer of days from vessels benefiting from the allocation referred to in points 6(d) is permitted.
(e)
On request from the Commission, Member States shall provide reports on the transfers that have taken place.
10.   A vessel with no track record of fishing in the area defined in point 2 is allowed to transit across the area provided that it has no fishing permit to operate in the area or that it has first notified its authorities of its intention to do so. While that vessel is within the area defined in point 2 any fishing gears carried on board must be lashed and stowed in accordance with conditions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.
11.   A Member State shall not permit fishing with a gear defined in point 4 in the area defined in point 2 by any of its vessels which have no record of such fishing activity in the years 2002, 2003 or 2004 in that area unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in the regulated area.
However, a vessel with a track record of using a gear defined in point 4 may be authorised to use a different gear defined in point 4, provided that the number of days allocated to this latter gear is greater than or equal to the number of days allocated to the first gear.
12.   A Member State shall not count against the days allocated to any of its vessels under this Annex either any days when the vessel has been absent from port but unable to fish because it was assisting another vessel in need of emergency aid or any days when a vessel has been absent from port but unable to fish because it is transporting an injured crew member for emergency medical aid. The Member State shall provide justification to the Commission within one month of any decisions taken on this basis with associated evidence of the emergency from the competent authorities.
However, a vessel with a track record of using a gear defined in point 4 may be authorised to use a different gear defined in point 4, provided that the number of days allocated to this latter gear is greater than or equal to the number of days allocated to the first gear.
Monitoring, inspection and surveillance
13.   Notwithstanding Article 19a of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, Articles 19b, 19c, 19d, 19e and 19k of that Regulation shall apply to vessels carrying on board the fishing gears defined in point 4 and operating in the area defined in point 2. Vessels equipped with vessel monitoring systems in accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 or those operating under the definition of a day as defined in point 3(a) shall be excluded from these hailing requirements.
14.   Member States may implement alternative control measures to ensure compliance with the obligations referred in point 13 of this Annex which are as effective and transparent as these reporting obligations. Such alternative measures shall be notified to the Commission before being implemented.
15.   The master of a Community fishing vessel or his representative wishing to tranship any quantity retained on board or to land in a port or landing location of a third country shall inform the competent authorities of the flag Member State at least 24 hours prior to transhipping or to landing in a third country the information referred to in Article 19b of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.
16.   By way of derogation from Article 5(2) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83, the permitted margin of tolerance, when estimating quantities, in kilograms retained on board of vessels referred to in point 14 shall be 8 % of the logbook figure. In the event that no conversion factors are laid down in Community legislation, the conversion factors adopted by the Member states whose flag the vessel is flying shall apply.
17.   The competent authorities of a Member State shall ensure that any quantity of Southern hake exceeding 300 kg and/or 150 kg of Norway lobster caught in the area referred in point 2 shall be weighed using auction room scales before sale.
18.   When quantities of hake greater than 50 kg are stowed on board a vessel, it shall be prohibited to retain on board a fishing vessel in any container any quantity of Southern hake or Norway lobster mixed with any other species of marine organism. The masters of Community fishing vessels shall give inspectors of Member States such assistance as will enable the quantities declared in the logbook and the catches of Southern hake and Norway lobster retained on board to be cross-checked.
19.   The competent authorities of a Member State may require that any quantity of Southern hake exceeding 300 kg or Norway lobster exceeding 150 kg caught in the area specified in point 2 and first landed in that Member State is weighed in the presence of controllers before being transported from the port of first landing.
20.   By way of derogation from Article 13 of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, quantities greater than 50 kg of any species in fisheries referred to in Article 12 of this Regulation which are transported to a place other than that of landing or import shall be accompanied by a copy of one of the declarations provided for in Article 8(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 pertaining to the quantities of these species transported. The exemption provided for in Article 13(4)(b) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 shall not apply.
21.   By way of derogation from Article 34c(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, the specific monitoring programme for any of the stocks in fisheries referred to in Article 12 may last more than two years from their date of entry into force.
Reporting obligations
22.   Member States, on the basis of information used for the management of fishing days absent from port and present within the area as set out in this Annex, shall communicate, for each calendar year within one month of the expiry of that calendar year, to the Commission the information about effort deployed by vessels using different types of gear in the area concerned by this Annex as laid out in Table IV.
23.   Member States shall communicate the data referred in point 22 to the Commission in spreadsheet format by sending it to the appropriate mailbox address which shall be communicated to the Member States by the Commission.
Table IV — Reporting format

Country
CFR
External marking
Area fished
Length of management period
Gear type/types notified
Days eligible using this gear
Days spent with this gear type
Transfers of days
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)

Table V — Data format

Name of zone
Max. number of characters/digits
Definition and comments

(1)

Country

3
Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which vessel is registered for fishing under Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.
Always the reporting country.

(2)

CFR

12
(Community Fleet Register Number).
Unique identification number of a fishing vessel.
Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (9 characters). Where a series has fewer than 9 characters additional zeros must be inserted on the left hand side.

(3)

External marking

14
Under Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87

(4)

Area

1
Indicate if the vessel has been fishing in Area 2(a) or 2(b) of this Annex

(5)

Length of management period

2
Indication from 1-12 of the length of each management period allocated to the vessel concerned. Separate management periods in which the same gear grouping or combination of gear groupings have been notified, in accordance with point 7 of this Annex, may be aggregated.

(6)

Gear type/types notified

2
Indication from 4(a) through to 4(g) of the gear types notified in accordance with point 4 of this Annex.

(7)

Days eligible using this gear

3
Number of days for which the vessel is eligible under this Annex for the choice of gears and length of management period notified.

(8)

Days spent with this gear type

3
Number of days for which the vessel actually spent absent from port and present within the area according to this Annex.

(9)

Transfers of days

3
For days transferred indicate ‘– number of days transferred’ and for days received indicate ‘+ number of days transferred’
(1)  As verified by the EC logbook — average annual landing in live weight.

(2)  The vessel may be present within the area for the number of days in the month concerned.


ANNEX IVc
FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS IN THE CONTEXT OF THE RECOVERY OF WESTERN CHANNEL SOLE STOCKS
General provisions
1.   The conditions laid down in this Annex shall apply to Community fishing vessels of length overall equal to or greater than 10 metres.
2.   For the purposes of this Annex, the following geographical area shall apply:
Western Channel (ICES Division VIIe).
3.   For the purposes of this Annex, a day present within the area and absent from port shall be:

(a)
the 24-hour period between 00:00 hours of a calendar day and 24:00 hours of the same calendar day or any part of such a period during which a vessel is present within the area defined in point 2 and absent from port, or
(b)
any continuous period of 24 hours as recorded in the EC logbook during which a vessel is present within the area defined in point 2 and absent from port or any part of any such time period.
A Member State which wishes to employ the definition of a day present within the area and absent from port laid down under point (b) shall notify the Commission before 1 February 2005 of the means of monitoring the activities of a vessel to ensure compliance with the conditions laid down in point (b).
4.   For the purpose of this Annex, the following groupings of fishing gears shall apply:

(a)
beam trawls of mesh size equal to or greater than 80 mm;
(b)
static demersal nets including gill nets, trammel nets and tangle nets.
Fishing effort
5.   Each Member State shall ensure that, when carrying on board any of the fishing gears referred to in point 4, fishing vessels flying its flag and registered in the Community shall be present within the area and absent from port for no more than the number of days set out in point 6.

(a)
The maximum number of days in any calendar month for which a vessel may be present within the area and absent from port having carried on board any one of the fishing gears referred to in point 4 is shown in Table I.
A day spent absent from port and present within the area defined in point 2 of this Annex shall also count against the total number of days allowable for any of the areas defined in point 2 of Annex IVa for a vessel operating with the same gear categories.
Where a vessel crosses between two areas on a fishing trip the day shall be counted against the area in which the largest proportion of time was spent during that day.
Table I — Maximum days present within the area and absent from port by fishing gear
Area defined in point 2:

Grouping of fishing gears referred to in point:

4a

4b

2. Western Channel (ICES Division VIIe).

20

20

(b)
A Member State may aggregate the days present within the area and absent from port in Table I within management periods of up to eleven calendar months.
(c)
An additional number of days on which a vessel may be present within the area and absent from port when carrying on board any of the gears referred to in point 4 may be allocated to Member States by the Commission on the basis of permanent cessations of fishing activities that have taken place since 1 January 2004 in accordance with Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999. The additional number of days allocated to vessels in a given gear category will be directly proportional to the fishing effort expended in 2003 measured in kilowatt days of the withdrawn vessels using the gear in question compared to the comparable level of effort expended by all vessels using that gear during 2003. Any part of a day resulting from this calculation shall be rounded to the nearest whole day.
Member States wishing to benefit from such allocations shall submit a request to the Commission with reports containing the details the permanent cessations of fishing activities in question.
On the basis of such a request the Commission may amend the number of days defined in point (a) for that Member State in accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 30 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.
7.   Before the first day of each management period the master of a vessel or his representative shall notify to the authorities of the flag Member State which gear or gears he intends to use during the forthcoming management period. Until such notification is provided the vessel shall not be entitled to fish within the area defined in point 2 with any of the gears referred to in point 4.

(a)
In any given management period a vessel that has used the number of days present within the area and absent from port for which it is eligible shall remain in port or out of the area referred to in point 2 for the remainder of the management period unless using only unregulated gear as described in point 7.
(b)
In any given management period a vessel may undertake non-fishing related activities, without that time being counted against its days allocated under point 6, provided that the vessel first notifies its flag Member State of its intention to do so, the nature of its activity and that it surrenders its fishing licence for that time. Such vessels shall not carry any fishing gear or fish on board during that time.
(a)
A Member State may permit any of its fishing vessels to transfer days present within the area and absent from port for which it is eligible to another of its vessels for the same management period and within the area provided that the product of the days received by a vessel multiplied by its engine power in kilowatts (kilowatt days) is equal to or less than the product of the days transferred by the donor vessel multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel. The engine power in kilowatts of the vessels shall be that recorded for each vessel in the Community fishing fleet register.
(b)
The total number of days present within the area and absent from port transferred under point (a) multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of the donor vessel shall not be higher than the donor vessel's average annual days track record in the area as verified by the EC logbook in the years 2001, 2002 and 2003, multiplied by the engine power in kilowatts of that vessel.
(c)
The transfer of days as described in sub-point (a) shall only be permitted between vessels operating within the same gear grouping referred to in point 6(a) and during the same management period.
(d)
On request from the Commission, Member States shall provide reports on the transfers that have taken place.
10.   A vessel with no track record of fishing in the area defined in point 2 shall be allowed to transit across the area provided that it has first notified its authorities of its intention to do so. While that vessel is within the area defined in point 2 any fishing gears carried on board must be lashed and stowed in accordance with conditions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.
11.   A Member State shall not permit fishing with a gear defined in point 4 in the area defined in point 2 by any of its vessels which have no record of such fishing activity in the years 2002, 2003 and 2004 in that area unless it ensures that equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts, is prevented from fishing in the regulated area.
However, a vessel with a track record of using a gear defined in point 4 may be authorised to use a different gear defined in point 4, provided that the number of days allocated to this latter gear is greater than or equal to the number of days allocated to the first gear.
12.   A Member State shall not count against the days allocated to any of its vessels under this Annex either any days when the vessel has been absent from port but unable to fish because it was assisting another vessel in need of emergency aid or any days when a vessel has been absent from port but unable to fish because it is transporting an injured crew member for emergency medical aid. The Member State shall provide justification to the Commission within one month of any decisions taken on this basis with associated evidence of the emergency from the competent authorities.
Monitoring, inspection and surveillance
13.   Notwithstanding Article 19a of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, Articles 19b, 19c, 19d, 19e and 19k of that Regulation shall apply to vessels carrying on board the fishing gears defined in point 4 and operating in the area defined in point 2. Vessels equipped with vessel monitoring systems in accordance with Articles 5 and 6 of Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 or those operating under the definition of a day as defined in point 3(a) shall be excluded from these hailing requirements.
14.   Member States may implement alternative control measures to ensure compliance with the obligations referred in point 13 of this Annex which are as effective and transparent as these reporting obligations. Such alternative measures shall be notified to the Commission before being implemented.
15.   The master of a Community fishing vessel or his representative wishing to tranship any quantity retained on board or to land in a port or landing location of a third country shall inform the competent authorities of the flag Member State at least 24 hours prior to transhipping or to landing in a third country the information referred to in Article 19b of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93.
16.   By way of derogation from Article 5(2) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83, the permitted margin of tolerance, when estimating quantities, in kilograms retained on board of vessels referred to in point 13 shall be 8 % of the logbook figure. In the event that no conversion factors are laid down in Community legislation, the conversion factors adopted by the Member states whose flag the vessel is flying shall apply.
17.   When quantities of sole greater than 50 kg are stowed on board a vessel, it shall be prohibited to retain on board a fishing vessel in any container any quantity of Sole mixed with any other species of marine organism. The masters of Community fishing vessels shall give inspectors of Member States such assistance as will enable the quantities declared in the logbook and the catches of sole retained on board to be cross checked.
18.   The competent authorities of a Member State shall ensure that any quantity of sole exceeding 300 kg caught in the areas defined in point 2 shall be weighed using auction room scales before sale.
19.   The competent authorities of a Member State may require that any quantity of Sole exceeding 300 kg caught in the area specified in point 2 and first landed in that Member State is weighed in the presence of controllers before being transported from the port of first landing.
20.   By way of derogation from Article 13 of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, quantities greater than 50 kg of any species in fisheries referred to in Article 12 of this Regulation which are transported to a place other than that of landing or import shall be accompanied by a copy of one of the declarations provided for in Article 8(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 pertaining to the quantities of these species transported. The exemption provided for in Article 13(4)(b) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 shall not apply.
21.   By way of derogation from Article 34c(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, the specific monitoring programme for any of the stocks in fisheries referred to in Article 12 may last more than two years from their date of entry into force.
Reporting obligations
22.   Member States, on the basis of information used for the management of fishing days absent from port and present within the area as set out in this Annex, shall communicate, for each calendar year within one month of the expiry of that calendar year, to the Commission the information about effort deployed by vessels using different types of gear in the area concerned by this Annex as laid out in Table IV.
23.   Member States shall communicate the data referred in point 22 to the Commission in Spread Sheet format by sending it to the appropriate mailbox address which shall be communicated to the Member States by the Commission.
Table IV — Reporting format

Country
CFR
External marking
Area fished
Length of management period
Gear type/types notified
Days eligible using this gear
Days spent with this gear type
Transfers of days
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)

Table V — Data format

Name of zone
Max. number of characters/digits
Definition and comments

(1)

Country

3
Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) in which vessel is registered for fishing under Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.
Always the reporting country.

(2)

CFR

12
(Community Fleet Register Number).
Unique identification number of a fishing vessel.
Member State (Alpha-3 ISO code) followed by an identifying series (9 characters). Where a series has fewer than 9 characters additional zeros must be inserted on the left hand side.

(3)

External marking

14
Under Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87

(4)

Area

1
Indicate if the vessel has been fishing in Area 2(a) or 2(b) of this Annex

(5)

Length of management period

2
Indication from 1-12 of the length of each management period allocated to the vessel concerned. Separate management periods in which the same gear grouping or combination of gear groupings have been notified, in accordance with point 7 of this Annex, may be aggregated.

(6)

Gear type/types notified

2
Indication from 4(a) through to 4 (g) of the gear types notified in accordance with point 4 of this Annex.

(7)

Days eligible using this gear

3
Number of days for which this vessel is eligible under this Annex for the choice of gears and length of management period notified.

(8)

Days spent with this gear type

3
Number of days for which the vessel actually spent absent from port and present within the area according to this Annex.

(9)

Transfers of days

3
For days transferred indicate ‘– number of days transferred’ and for days received indicate ‘+ number of days transferred’

ANNEX V
FISHING EFFORT FOR VESSELS FISHING FOR SANDEEL IN THE NORTH SEA AND THE SKAGERRAK
1.   From 1 January to 31 December 2005, the conditions laid down in this Annex shall apply to Community fishing vessels fishing in the North Sea and the Skagerrak with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16 mm.
2.   For the purposes of this Annex a day absent from port shall be:

(a)
the 24-hour period between 00:00 hours of a calendar day and 24:00 hours of the same calendar day or any part of such a period, or
(b)
any continuous period of 24 hours as recorded in the EC logbook between the date and time of departure and the date and time of arrival or any part of any such time period.
3.   Each Member State concerned shall, not later than 1 March 2005, establish a data base containing for the North Sea and Skagerrak, for each of the years 2002, 2003 and 2004 and for each vessel flying its flag or registered within the Community which have been fishing with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16mm, the following information:

(a)
the name and internal registration number of the vessel;
(b)
the installed engine power of the vessel in kilowatts measured in accordance with Article 5 of Regulation (EEC) No 2930/86;
(c)
the number of days absent from port when fishing with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gear with a mesh size of less than 16 mm;
(d)
the kilowatt-days as the product of the number of days absent from port and the installed engine power in kilowatts.
4.   The following quantities shall be calculated by each Member State:

(a)
the total kilowatt-days for each year as the sum of the kilowatt-days calculated in paragraph 3(d);
(b)
the average kilowatt-days for the period 2002 to 2004.
5.   Each Member State shall ensure that the number of kilowatt-days in 2005 for vessels flying its flag or registered in the Community does not exceed 40 % of the number in 2004 as calculated in point 4(a).
6.   The maximum number of kilowatt-days referred to in point 5 shall be revised by the Commission as early as possible and not later than 15 May 2005, based on advice from the STECF on the size of the 2004 year class of North Sea sandeel, in accordance with the following rules:

(a)
where STECF estimates the size of the 2004 year class of North Sea sandeel to be at or above 500 000 million individuals at age 0, no restrictions in kilowatt-days shall apply for the remaining of 2005;
(b)
where STECF estimates the size of the 2004 year class of North Sea sandeel to be between 300 000 million and 500 000 million individuals at age 0, the number of kilowatt-days shall not exceed the level in 2003 as calculated in point 4(a);
(c)
where STECF estimates the size of the 2004 year class of North Sea sandeel to be below 300 000 million individuals at age 0, fishing with demersal trawl, seine or similar towed gears with a mesh size of less than 16 mm shall be prohibited for the remaining of 2005. However, a limited fishery will be allowed in order to monitor the sandeel stocks in the North Sea and the Skagerrak and the effects of the closure. To this end the Member States concerned shall in cooperation with the Commission develop a plan for the monitoring fishery.

ANNEX VI
PART I
QUANTITATIVE LIMITATIONS OF LICENCES AND FISHING PERMITS FOR COMMUNITY VESSELS FISHING IN THIRD COUNTRY WATERS

Area of fishing
Fishery
Number of licences
Allocation of licences amongst Member States
Maximum number of vessels present at any time
Norwegian waters and fishery zone around Jan Mayen
Herring, North of 62°00′N
75
DK: 26, DE: 5, FR: 1, IRL: 7, NL: 9, SW: 10, UK: 17
55
Demersal species, North of 62°00′N
80
FR: 18, PT: 9, DE: 16, ES: 20, UK: 14, IRL: 1
50
Mackerel, South of 62°00′N, purse seine fishery
11
DE: 1 (1), DK: 26 (1), FR: 2 (1), NL: 1 (1)

not relevant
Mackerel, South of 62°00′N, trawl fishery
19
 
not relevant
Mackerel, North of 62°00′N, purse seine fishery
11 (2)

DK: 11
not relevant
Industrial species, South of 62°00′N
480
DK: 450, UK: 30
150
Waters of the Faroe Islands
All trawl fisheries with vessels of not more than 180 feet in the zone between 12 and 21 miles from the Faroese baselines
26
BE: 0, DE: 4, FR: 4, UK: 18
13
Directed fishing for cod and haddock with a minimum mesh of 135 mm, restricted to the area south of 62°28′N and east of 6°30′W
8 (3)

 
4
Trawling outside 21 miles from the Faroese baseline. In the periods 1 March to 31 May and 1 October to 31 December, these vessels may operate in the area between 61°20′N and 62°00′N and between 12 and 21 miles from the baselines.
70
BE: 0, DE: 10, FR: 40, UK: 20
26
Trawl fisheries for blue ling with a minimum mesh of 100 mm in the area south of 61°30′N and west of 9°00′W and in the area between 7°00′W and 9°00′W south of 60°30′N and in the area south-west of a line between 60°30′N, 7°00′W and 60°00′N, 6°00′W.
70
DE: 8 (4), FR: 12 (4), UK: 0 (4)

20 (5)

Directed trawl fishery for saithe with a minimum mesh size of 120 mm and with the possibility to use round-straps around the codend.
70
 
22 (5)

Fisheries for blue whiting. The total number of licences may be increased by four vessels to form pairs, should the Faroese authorities introduce special rules of access to an area called ‘main fishing area of blue whiting’
34
DE: 3, DK: 19, FR: 2, UK: 5, NL: 5
20
Line fishing
10
UK: 10
6
Fishing for mackerel
12
DK: 12
12
Herring fisheries north of 62°N
21
DE: 1, DK: 7, FR: 0, UK: 5, IRL: 2, NL: 3, SW: 3
21
Waters of the Russian Federation
All fisheries
pm
 
pm
Fisheries for cod
7 (6)

 
pm
Fisheries for sprat
pm
 
pm
PART II
QUANTITATIVE LIMITATIONS OF LICENCES AND FISHING PERMITS FOR THIRD COUNTRY VESSELS IN COMMUNITY WATERS

Flag State
Fishery
Number of licences
Maximum number of vessels present at any time
Norway
Herring, North of 62°00′N
18
18
Faroe Islands
Mackerel, VIa (north of 56°30′N), VIIe,f,h, horse mackerel, IV, VIa (north of 56°30′N), VIIe,f,h; herring, VIa (north of 56°30′N)
14
14
Herring north of 62°00′N
21
21
Herring, IIIa
4
4
Industrial fishing for Norway pout and sprat, IV, VIa (north of 56°30′N): sandeel, IV (including unavoidable by-catches of blue whiting)
15
15
Ling and tusk
20
10
Blue whiting, VIa (north of 56°30′N), VIb, VII (west of 12°00′W)
20
20
Blue ling
16
16
Porbeagle (all zones except NAFO 3PS)
3
3
Russian Federation
Herring, IIId (Swedish waters)
pm
pm
Herring, IIId (Swedish waters, non-fishing mother ships)
pm
pm
Sprat
4 (7)

pm
Barbados

Penaeus shrimps (8) (French Guyana waters)
5
pm (9)

Snappers (10) (French Guyana waters)
5
pm
Guyana

Penaeus shrimps (11) (French Guyana waters)
pm
pm (12)

Surinam

Penaeus shrimps (11) (French Guyana waters)
5
pm (13)

Trinidad and Tobago

Penaeus shrimps (11) (French Guyana waters)
8
pm (14)

Japan
Tuna (15) (French Guyana waters)
pm
 
Korea
Tuna (16) (French Guyana waters)
pm
pm (11)

Venezuela
Snappers (11) (French Guyana waters)
41
pm
Sharks (11) (French Guyana waters)
4
pm
PART III
DECLARATION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 15 (2)



(1)  This allocation is valid for purse and trawl fisheries.

(2)  To be selected from the 11 licences for purse seine fishery for mackerel South of 62°00′N.

(3)  Following the Agreed Record of 1999, the figures for the Directed fishing for cod and haddock are included in the figures for ‘All trawl fisheries with vessels of not more than 180 feet in the zone between 12 and 21 miles from the Faroese baselines’.

(4)  These figures refer to the maximum number of vessels present at any time.

(5)  These figures are included in the figures for ‘Trawling outside 21 miles from the Faroese baselines’.

(6)  Applies only to vessels flying the flag of Latvia.

(7)  Applies only to the Latvian zone of EC waters.

(8)  The licences concerning fishing for shrimp in the waters of the French Department of Guyana shall be issued on the basis of a fishing plan submitted by the authorities of the third country concerned, approved by the Commission. The period of validity of each of these licences shall be limited to the fishing period provided for in the fishing plan on the basis of which the licence was issued.

(9)  The annual number of days at sea is limited to 200.

(10)  To be fished exclusively with long lines or traps (snappers) or long lines or mesh nets having a minimum mesh of 100 mm, at depths greater than 30 m (sharks). To issue these licences, proof must be produced that a valid contract exists between the ship owner applying for the licence and a processing undertaking situated in the French Department of Guyana, and that it includes and obligation to land at least 75 % of all snapper catches, or 50 % of all shark catches from the vessel concerned in that department so that they may be processed in that undertaking's plant.
The contract referred to above must be endorsed by the French authorities, which shall ensure that it is consistent both with the actual capacity of the contracting processing undertaking and with the objectives for the development of the Guyanese economy. A copy of the duly endorsed contract shall be appended to the licence application.
Where the endorsement referred to above is refused, the French authorities shall give notification of this refusal and state their reasons for it to the party concerned and to the Commission.

(11)  Applicable from 1 January to 30 April 2005.

(12)  Pending the conclusion of fisheries consultations with Norway for 2005.

(13)  The annual number of days at sea is limited to pm.

(14)  The annual number of days at sea is limited to 350.

(15)  To be fished exclusively with longlines.

(16)  Of which at any given time a maximum of 10 for vessels fishing cod with gillnets.


ANNEX VII
PART I
INFORMATION TO BE RECORDED IN THE LOGBOOK
When fishing is carried out within the 200-nautical-mile zone off the coasts of the Member States of the Community which is covered by Community rules on fisheries, the following details are to be entered in the log-book immediately after the following events:
After each haul:
1.1.   the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species caught;
1.2.   the date and the time of the haul;
1.3.   the geographical position in which the catches were made;
1.4.   the fishing method used.
After each trans-shipment to or from another vessel:
2.1.   the indication ‘received from’ or ‘transferred to’;
2.2.   the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species trans-shipped;
2.3.   the name, external identifications letters and numbers of the vessel to or from which the trans-shipment occurred;
2.4.   trans-shipment of cod is not allowed.
After each landing in a port of the Community:
3.1.   name of the port;
3.2.   the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species landed.
After each transmission of information to the Commission of the European Communities:
4.1.   date and time of the transmission;
4.2.   type of message: IN, OUT, ICES, WKL or 2 WKL;
4.3.   in the case of radio transmission: name of the radio station.
PART II
LOG-BOOK MODEL




ANNEX VIII
CONTENT AND MODALITIES OF THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THE COMMISSION
The information to be transmitted to the Commission of the European Communities and the timetable for its transmission are as follows:
1.1.   On each occasion the vessel enters the 200-nautical-mile zone off the coasts of the Member States of the Community which is covered by Community rules on fisheries:

(a)
the information specified under 1.5;
(b)
the quantity (in kilograms) of each species of fish in the hold;
(c)
the date and ICES division within which the master intends to commence fishing.
Where the fishing operations necessitate more than one entry into these zones on a given day, one communication shall suffice on first entry.
1.2.   On each occasion the vessel leaves the zone referred to under 1.1:

(a)
the information specified under 1.5;
(b)
the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species of fish in the hold;
(c)
the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species caught since the previous transmission;
(d)
the ICES division in which the catches were taken;
(e)
the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species transferred to and/or from other vessels since the vessel entered the zone and the identification of the vessel to which the transfer was made;
(f)
the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species landed in a port of the Community since the vessel entered the zone.
Where the fishing operations necessitate more than one entry into the zones referred to under 1.1 on a given day, one single communication on the last exit will be sufficient.
1.3.   At three-day intervals, commencing on the third day after the vessel first enters the zones referred to under 1.1 when fishing for herring and mackerel, and at weekly intervals, commencing on the seventh day after the vessel first enters the zones referred to under 1.1 when fishing for all species other than herring and mackerel:

(a)
the information specified under 1.5;
(b)
the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species caught since the previous transmission;
(c)
the ICES division in which the catches were made.
1.4.   On each occasion the vessel moves from one ICES division to another:

(a)
the information specified under 1.5;
(b)
the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species caught since the previous transmission;
(c)
the ICES division in which the catches have been taken.
(a)
the name, call sign, external identification letters and numbers of the vessel and the name of its master;
(b)
the licence number if the vessel is under licence;
(c)
the serial number of the message for the voyage concerned;
(d)
identification of the type of message;
(e)
the date, the time and the geographical position of the vessel.
2.1.   The information specified under point 1 shall be transmitted to the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels by telex (SAT COM C 420599543 FISH), electronic mail (FISHERIES-telecom@cec.eu.int) or via one of the radio stations listed under point 3 below and in the form specified under point 4.
2.2.   If it is impossible for reasons of force majeure for the message to be transmitted by the vessel, it may be transmitted on the vessel's behalf by another vessel.

Name of radio station

Call sign of radio station

Lyngby
OXZ
Land's End
GLD
Valentia
EJK
Malin Head
EJM
Torshavn
OXJ
Bergen
LGN
Farsund
LGZ
Florø
LGL
Rogaland
LGQ
Tjøme
LGT
Ålesund
LGA
Ørlandet
LFO
Bodø
LPG
Svalbard
LGS
Blåvand
OXB
Gryt
GRYT RADIO
Göteborg
SOG
Turku
OFK
4.   Form of the communications
The information specified under point 1 shall contain the following particulars, which shall be given in the following order:


name of vessel;

call sign;

external identification letters and numbers;

serial number of the message for the voyage in question;

indication of the type of message according to the following code:


message when entering one of the zones referred to under 1.1: ‘IN’,



message when leaving one of the zones referred to under 1.1: ‘OUT’ ,



message when moving from one ICES division to another: ‘ICES’,



weekly message: ‘WKL’,



three-day message: ‘2 WKL’;


the date, the time and the geographical position;

the ICES divisions/sub-areas in which fishing is expected to commence;

the date on which fishing is expected to commence;

the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species of fish in the hold using the code mentioned in point 5;

the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species of fish caught since the previous transmission using the code mentioned in point 5;

the ICES divisions/sub-areas in which the catches were made;

the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species transferred to and/or from other vessels since the previous transmission;

the name and call sign of the vessel to and/or from which the transfer was made;

the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species landed in a port of the Community since the previous transmission;

the name of the master.
5.   Code to be used to indicate the species on board as mentioned in 1.4 above:

Alfonsinos (Beryx spp.)
ALF
American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides)
PLA
Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus)
ANE
Angler/Monk (Lophius spp.)
MNZ
Argentine (Argentina silus)
ARG
Atlantic pomfret (Brama brama)
POA
Basking shark (Cetorinhus maximus)
BSK
Black scabbardfish (Aphanopus carbo)
BSF
Blue ling (Molva dypterygia)
BLI
Blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou)
WHB
Bob shrimp (Xiphopenaeus kroyeri)
BOB
Cod (Gadus morhua)
COD
Common shrimp (Crangon crangon)
CSH
Common squid (Loligo spp.)
SQC
Dogfish (Squalus acanthias)
DGS
Forkbeards (Phycis spp.)
FOR
Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)
GHL
Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)
HAD
Hake (Merluccius merluccius)
HKE
Halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus)
HAL
Herring (Clupea harengus)
HER
Horse-mackerel (Trachurus trachurus)
HOM
Ling (Molva molva)
LIN
Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)
MAC
Megrim (Lepidorhombus spp.)
LEZ
Northern deep-water prawn (Pandalus borealis)
PRA
Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus)
NEP
Norway pout (Trisopterus esmarkii)
NOP
Orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus)
ORY
Other
OTH
Plaice (Pleuronectes platessa)
PLE
Pollack (Pollachius pollachius)
POL
Porbeagle (Lamma nasus)
POR
Redfish (Sebastes spp.)
RED
Red seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo)
SBR
Roundnose grenadier (Coryphaenoides rupestris)
RNG
Saithe (Pollachius virens)
POK
Salmon (Salmo salar)
SAL
Sandeel (Ammodytes spp.)
SAN
Sardine (Sardina pilchardus)
PIL
Shark (Selachii, Pleurotremata)
SKH
Shrimp (Penaeidae)
PEZ
Sprat (Sprattus sprattus)
SPR
Squid (Illex spp.)
SQX
Tuna (Thunnidae)
TUN
Tusk (Brosme brosme)
USK
Whiting (Merlangus merlangus)
WHG
Yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea)
YEL

ANNEX IX
LIST OF SPECIES

Common English Name
Scientific Name
3-Alpha Code
Groundfish
Atlantic Cod

Gadus morhua

COD
Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

HAD
Atlantic redfishes

Sebastes sp.
RED
Golden redfish

Sebastes marinus

REG
Beaked redfish (deepwater)

Sebastes mentella

REB
Acadian redfish

Sebastes fasciatus

REN
Silver hake

Merluccius bilinearis

HKS
Red hake (1)

Urophycis chuss

HKR
Pollock (=Saithe)

Pollachius virens

POK
American plaice

Hippoglossoides platessoides

PLA
Witch flounder

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

WIT
Yellowtail flounder

Limanda ferruginea

YEL
Greenland halibut

Reinharditius hippoglossoides

GHL
Atlantic halibut

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

HAL
Winter flounder

Pseudopleuronectes americanus

FLW
Summer flounder

Paralichthys dentatus

FLS
Windowpane flounder

Scophthalmus aquosus

FLD
Flatfishes (NS)

Pleuronectiformes

FLX
American angler (=Goosefish)

Lophius americanus

ANG
Atlantic searobins

Prionotus sp.
SRA
Atlantic tomcod

Microgadus tomcod

TOM
Blue antimora

Antimora rostrata

ANT
Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

WHB
Cunner

Tautogolabrus adspersus

CUN
Cusk (=Tusk)

Brosme brosme

USK
Greenland cod

Gadus ogac

GRC
Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

BLI
Ling

Molva molva

LIN
Lumpfish (=Lumpsucker)

Cyclopterus lumpus

LUM
Northern kingfish

Menticirrhus saxatilis

KGF
Northern puffer

Sphoeroides maculatus

PUF
Eelpouts (NS)

Lycodes sp.
ELZ
Ocean pout

Macrozoarces americanus

OPT
Polar cod

Boreogadus saida

POC
Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

RNG
Roughhead grenadier

Macrourus berglax

RHG
Sandeels (=Sand Lances)

Ammodytes sp.
SAN
Sculpins

Myoxocephalus sp.
SCU
Scup

Stenotomus chrysops

SCP
Tautog

Tautoga onitis

TAU
Tilefish

Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps

TIL
White hake (1)

Urophycis tenuis

HKW
Wolffishes (NS)

Anarhicas sp.
CAT
Atlantic wolffish

Anarhichas lupus

CAA
Spotted wolffish

Anarhichas minor

CAS
Groundfish (NS)
 
GRO
Pelagics
Atlantic herring

Clupea harengus

HER
Atlantic mackerel

Scomber scombrus

MAC
Atlantic butterfish

Peprilus triacanthus

BUT
Atlantic menhaden

Brevoortia tyrannus

MHA
Atlantic saury

Scomberesox saurus

SAU
Bay anchovy

Anchoa mitchilli

ANB
Bluefish

Pomatomus saltatrix

BLU
Crevalle jack

Caranx hippos

CVJ
Frigate tuna

Auxis thazard

FRI
King mackerel

Scomberomourus cavalla

KGM
Atlantic Spanish mackerel

Scomberomourus maculatus

SSM
Sailfish

Istiophorus platypterus

SAI
White marlin

Tetrapturus albidus

WHM
Blue marlin

Makaira nigricans

BUM
Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

SWO
Albacore tuna

Thunnus alalunga

ALB
Atlantic bonito

Sarda sarda

BON
Little tunny

Euthynnus alletteratus

LTA
Bigeye tunny

Thunnus obesus

BET
Northern bluefin tuna

Thunnus thynnus

BFT
Skipjack tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

SKJ
Yellowfin tuna

Thunnus albacares

YFT
Tunas (NS)

Scombridae

TUN
Pelagic fish (NS)
 
PEL
Invertebrates
Long-finned squid (Loligo)

Loligo pealei

SQL
Short-finned squid (Illex)

Illex illecebrosus

SQI
Squids (NS)

Loliginidae, Ommastrephidae

SQU
Atlantic razor clam

Ensis directus

CLR
Hard clam

Mercenaria mercenaria

CLH
Ocean quahog

Arctica islandica

CLQ
Soft clam

Mya arenaria

CLS
Surf clam

Spisula solidissima

CLB
Stimpson's surf clam

Spisula polynyma

CLT
Clams (NS)

Prionodesmacea, Teleodesmacea

CLX
Bay scallop

Argopecten irradians

SCB
Calico scallop

Argopecten gibbus

SCC
Iceland scallop

Chylamys islandica

ISC
Sea scallop

Placopecten magellanicus

SCA
Scallops (NS)

Pectinidae

SCX
American cupped oyster

Crassostrea virginica

OYA
Blue mussel

Mytilus edulis

MUS
Whelks (NS)

Busycon sp.
WHX
Periwinkles (NS)

Littorina sp.
PER
Marine molluscs (NS)

Mollusca

MOL
Atlantic rock crab

Cancer irroratus

CRK
Blue crab

Callinectes sapidus

CRB
Green crab

Carcinus maenas

CRG
Jonah crab

Cancer borealis

CRJ
Queen crab

Chionoecetes opilio

CRQ
Red crab

Geryon quinquedens

CRR
Stone king crab

Lithodes maia

KCT
Marine crabs (NS)

Reptantia

CRA
American lobster

Homarus americanus

LBA
Northern prawn

Pandalus borealis

PRA
Aesop shrimp

Pandalus montagui

AES
Penaeus shrimps (NS)

Penaeus sp.
PEN
Pink (=Pandalid) shrimps

Pandalus sp.
PAN
Marine crustaceans (NS)

Crustacea

CRU
Sea-urchin

Strongylocentrotus sp.
URC
Marine worms (NS)

Polycheata

WOR
Horseshoe crab

Limulus polyphemus

HSC
Marine invertebrates (NS)

Invertebrata

INV
Other Fish
Alewife

Alosa pseudoharengus

ALE
Amberjacks

Seriola sp.
AMX
American conger

Conger oceanicus

COA
American eel

Anguilla rostrata

ELA
Atlantic hagfish

Myxine glutinosa

MYG
American shad

Alosa sapidissima

SHA
Argentines (NS)

Argentina sp.
ARG
Atlantic croaker

Micropogonias undulatus

CKA
Atlantic needlefish

Strongylura marina

NFA
Atlantic salmon

Salmo salar

SAL
Atlantic silverside

Menidia menidia

SSA
Atlantic thread herring

Opisthonema oglinum

THA
Barid's slickhead

Alepocephalus bairdii

ALC
Black drum

Pogonias cromis

BDM
Black seabass

Centropristis striata

BSB
Blueback herring

Alosa aestivalis

BBH
Capelin

Mallotus villosus

CAP
Chars (NS)

Salvelinus sp.
CHR
Cobia

Rachycentron canadum

CBA
Common (Florida) pompano

Trachinotus carolinus

POM
Gizzard shad

Dorosoma cepedianum

SHG
Grunts (NS)

Pomadasyidae

GRX
Hickory shad

Alosa mediocris

SHH
Lanternfish

Notoscopelus sp.
LAX
Mullets (NS)

Mugilidae

MUL
North atlantic harvestfish

Peprilus alepidotus (=paru)

HVF
Pigfish

Orthopristis chrysoptera

PIG
Rainbow smelt

Osmerus mordax

SMR
Red drum

Sciaenops ocellatus

RDM
Red porgy

Pagrus pagrus

RPG
Rough scad

Trachurus lathami

RSC
Sand perch

Diplectrum formosum

PES
Sheepshead

Archosargus probatocephalus

SPH
Spot croaker

Leiostomus xanthurus

SPT
Spotted weakfish

Cynoscion nebulosus

SWF
Squeteague (Gray Weakfish)

Cynoscion regalis

STG
Striped bass

Morone saxatilis

STB
Sturgeons (NS)

Acipenseridae

STU
Tarpon

Tarpon (=megalops) atlanticus

TAR
Trouts (NS)

Salmo sp.
TRO
White perch

Morone americana

PEW
Alfonsinos (NS)

Beryx sp.
ALF
Spiny (=picked) dogfish

Squalus acantias

DGS
Dogfishes (NS)

Squalidae

DGX
Sand Tiger shark

Odontaspis taurus

CCT
Porbeagle

Lamna nasus

POR
Shortfin mako shark

Isurus oxyrinchus

SMA
Dusky shark

Carcharhinus obscurus

DUS
Great Blue shark

Prionace glauca

BSH
Large sharks (NS)

Squaliformes

SHX
Atlantic Sharpnose shark

Rhizoprionodon terraenova

RHT
Black Dogfish

Centroscyllium fabricii

CFB
Boreal (Greenland) shark

Somniosus microcephalus

GSK
Basking shark

Cetorhinus maximus

BSK
Skates (NS)

Raja sp.
SKA
Little skate

Leucoraja erinacea

RJD
Arctic skate

Amblyraja hyperborea

RJG
Barndoor skate

Dipturus laevis

RJL
Winter skate

Leucoraja ocellata

RJT
Thorny skate (Starry Ray)

Amblyraja radiata

RJR
Smooth skate

Malcoraja senta

RJS
Spinytail skate (Spinetail Ray)

Bathyraja spinicauda

RJO
Finfishes (NS)
 
FIN
(1)  In accordance with a recommendation adopted by STACRES at the 1970 Annual Meeting (ICNAF Redbook 1970, Part I, Page 67), hakes of the Genus Urophycis are designated as follows for statistical reporting: (a) hake reported from Subareas 1, 2, and 3, and Divisions 4R, S, T and V be designated as white hake, Urophycis tenuis; (b) hake taken by line gears or any hake greater than 55 cm standard length, reagardless of how caught, from Divisions 4W and X, Subarea 5 and Statistical Area 6 be designated as white hake, Urophycis tenuis; (c) Except as noted in (b), other hake of the Genus Urophycis taken in Divisions 4W and X, Subarea 5 and Statistical Area 6 be designated as red hake, Urophycis chuss.



ANNEX X
AUTHORISED TOPSIDE CHAFERS
1.   ICNAF-type topside chafer
The ICNAF-type topside chafer is a rectangular piece of netting to be attached to the upper side of the codend of the trawl net to reduce and prevent damage so long as such netting conforms to the following conditions:

(a)
this netting shall have a mesh size not less than that specified for the codend in Article 10;
(b)
this netting may be fastened to the codend only along the forward and lateral edges of the netting and at no other place in it, and shall be fastened in such a manner that it extends forward of the splitting strap no more than four meshes and ends not less than four meshes in front of the cod line mesh; where a splitting strap is not used, the netting shall not extend to more than one-third of the codend measured from not less than four meshes in front of the cod line mesh;
(c)
the width of this netting shall be at least one and a half times the width of the area of the codend which is covered, such widths to be measured at right angles to the long axis of the codend.

2.   Multiple flap-type topside chafer
The multiple flap-type topside chafer is defined as pieces of netting having in all their parts meshes the size of which, whether the pieces of netting are wet or dry, is not less than that of the codend, provided that:

(i)
each piece of netting
(a)

is fastened by its forward edge only across the codened at right angles to its long axis;

(b)

is of a width of at least the width of the codend (such width being measured at right angles to the long axis of the codend at the point of attachment); and

(c)

is not more than ten meshes long; and

(ii)
the aggregate length of all the pieces of netting so attached does not exceed two-thirds of the length of the codend.

POLISH CHAFER
3.   Large-mesh (modified Polish-type) topside chafer
The large-mesh topside chafer consists of a rectangular piece of netting made of the same twine material as the codend, or of a single, thick, knotless twine material, attached to the rear portion of the upper side of the codend and extending over all or any part of the upper side of the codend and having in all its parts a mesh size twice that of the codend when measured wet and fastened to the codend along the forward, lateral and rear edges only of the netting in such a way that each mesh of the netting coincides with four meshes of the codend.




ANNEX XI
MINIMUM FISH SIZE (1)


Species
Gilled and gutted fish whether or not skinned; fresh or chilled, frozen, or salted
Whole
Head off
Head and Tail Off
Head Off and Split
Atlantic Cod
41 cm
27 cm
22 cm
27/25 cm (2)

Greenland halibut
30 cm
N/A
N/A
N/A
American plaice
25 cm
19 cm
15 cm
N/A
Yellowtail flounder
25 cm
19 cm
15 cm
N/A
(1)  Fish size refers to fork length for Atlantic cod; whole length for other species.

(2)  Lower size for green salted fish.


ANNEX XII
RECORDING OF CATCH (LOGBOOK ENTRIES)
FISHING LOGBOOK ENTRIES

Item of information
Standard code
Vessel name
01
Vessel nationality
02
Vessel registration number
03
Registration port
04
Types of gear used (separate record for different gear types)
10
Type of gear
 
Date
 
— day
20
— month
21
— year
22
Position
 
— latitude
31
— longitude
32
— statistical area
33
Number of hauls during the 24-hour period (1)

40
Number of hours gear fished during the 24-hour period (1)

41
Species names (Annex II)
 
Daily catch of each species (metric tons round fresh weight)
50
Daily catch of each species for human consumption in the form of fish
61
Daily catch of each species for reduction
62
Daily discard of each species
63
Place(s) of transshipment
70
Date(s) of transshipment
71
Master's signature
80
GEAR CODES

Gear categories
Standard abbreviation code
Surrounding nets
With purse lines (purse seines)
PS
— One boat operated purse seines
PS1
— Two boat operated purse seines
PS2
Without purse lines (lampara)
LA
Seine nets
Boat or vessel seines
SB/SV
— Danish seines
SDN
— Scottish seines
SSC
— Pair seines
SPR
Seine nets (not specifed)
SX
Trawls
Pots
FPO
Bottom trawls
 
— Beam trawls
TBB
— Otter trawls (2)

OTB
— Pair trawls
PTB
— Nephrops trawls
TBN
— Shrimp trawls
TBS
— Bottom trawls (not specified)
TB
Midwater trawls
 
— Otter trawls
OTM
— Pair trawls
PTM
— Shrimp trawls
TMS
— Midwater trawls (not specified)
TM
Otter twin trawls
OTT
Otter trawls (not specified)
OT
Pair trawls (not specified)
PT
Other trawls (not specified)
TX
Dredges
Boat dredges
DRB
Hand dredges
DRH
Lift nets
Portable lift nets
LNP
Boat operated lift nets
LNB
Shore operated stationary lift nets
LNS
Lift nets (not specified)
LN
Falling gear
Cast nets
FCN
Falling Gear (not specified)
FG
Gillnets and entangling nets
Set gillnets (anchored)
GNS
Drift nets
GND
Encircling gillnets
GNC
Fixed gillnets (on stakes)
GNF
Trammel nets
GTR
Combined gillnets-Trammel nets
GTN
Gillnets and entangling nets (not specified)
GEN
Gillnets (not specified)
GN
Traps
Stationary uncovered pound-nets
FPN
Fyke nets
FYK
Stow nets
FSN
Barriers, fences, weirs, etc.
FWR
Aerial traps
FAR
Traps (not specified)
FIX
Hooks and lines
Hand-lines and pole-lines (hand operated) (3)

LHP
Hand-lines and pole-lines (mechanized) (3)

LHM
Set lines (longlines set)
LLS
Drifting longlines
LLD
Longlines (not specified)
LL
Trolling lines
LTL
Hooks and lines (not specified) (4)

LX
Grappling and wounding
Harpoons
HAR
Harvesting machines
Pumps
HMP
Mechanized dredges
HMD
Harvesting machines (not specified)
HMX

Miscellaneous gear
 (5)

MIS

Recreational fishing gear

RG

Gear not known or not specified

NK
FISHING VESSEL CODES
A.   Main Vessel Types

FAO code
Type of vessel
BO
Protection vessel
CO
Fish training vessel
DB
Dredger non continuous
DM
Dredger continuous
DO
Beamer
DOX
Dredger NEI
FO
Fish carrier
FX
Fishing vessel NEI
GO
Gill netter
HOX
Mother ship NEI
HSF
Factory mother ship
KO
Hospital ship
LH
Hand liner
LL
Long liner
LO
Liner
LP
Pole and line vessel
LT
Troller
MO
Multipurpose vessels
MSN
Seiner hand liner
MTG
Trawler drifter
MTS
Trawler purse seiner
NB
Lift netter tender
NO
Lift netter
NOX
Lift netter NEI
PO
Vessel using pumps
SN
Seine netter
SO
Seiner
SOX
Seiner NEI
SP
Purse seiner
SPE
Purse seiner european
SPT
Tuna purse seiner
TO
Trawler
TOX
Trawlers NEI
TS
Side trawler
TSF
Side trawler freezer
TSW
Side trawler wetfish
TT
Stern trawler
TTF
Stern trawler freezer
TTP
Stern trawler factory
TU
Outrigger trawlers
WO
Trap setter
WOP
Pot vessels
WOX
Trap setters NEI
ZO
Fish research vessel
DRN
Drifnetter
NEI = Not Elsewhere Identified
B.   Main vessel activities

Alfa code
Category
ANC
Anchoring
DRI
Drifting
FIS
Fishing
HAU
Hauling
PRO
Processing
STE
Steaming
TRX
Trans-shipping on or off loading
OTH
Others — to be specified
(1)  When two or more types of gear are used in the same 24-hour period, records should be separate for the different types.

(2)  Fisheries agencies may indicate side and stern bottom and side and stern midwater trawls, as OTB-1 and OTB-2, and OTM-1 and OTM-2, respectively.

(3)  Including jigging lines.

(4)  Code LDV for dory operated line gears will be maintained for historical data purposes.

(5)  This item includes: hand and landing nets, drive-in-nets, gathering by hand with simple hand implements with or without diving equipment, poisons and explosives, trained animals, electrical fishing.


ANNEX XIII
NAFO AREA
The list that follows is a partial list of stocks that needs to be reported in accordance with Article 31(2).

ANG/N3NO

Lophius americanus

American angler
CAA/N3LMN

Anarhichas lupus

Atlantic wolffish
CAP/N3LM

Mallotus villosus

Capelin
CAT/N3LMN

Anarhichas spp.
Catfishes (Wolffishes) nei
HAD/N3LNO

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

Haddock
HAL/N23KL

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Atlantic halibut
HAL/N3M

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Atlantic halibut
HAL/N3NO

Hippoglossus hippoglossus

Atlantic halibut
HER/N3L

Clupea harengus

Herring
HKR/N2J3KL

Urophycis chuss

Red hake
HKR/N3MNO

Urophycis chuss

Red hake
HKS/N3NLMO

Merlucius bilinearis

Silver hake
RNG/N23

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Roundnose grenadier
HKW/N2J3KL

Urophycis tenuis

White hake
POK/N3O

Pollachius virens

Pollock (=Saithe)
RHG/N23

Macrourus berglax

Roughhead grenadier
SKA/N2J3KL

Raja spp.
Skates
SKA/N3M

Raja spp.
Skates
SQI/N56

Illex illecebrosus

Short fin squid
VFF/N3LMN

Fishes unsorted, unidentified
WIT/N3M

Glyptocephalus cynoglossus

Witch flounder
YEL/N3M

Limanda ferruginea

Yellow tail flounder

ANNEX XIV
PROHIBITION OF DIRECTED FISHING IN CCAMLR AREA

Target species
Zone
Period of prohibition

Notothenia rossii

FAO 48.1 Antarctic, in the Peninsula Area
All year
FAO 48.2 Antarctic, around the South Orkneys
FAO 48.3 Antarctic, around South Georgia
Finfish
FAO 48.1 Antarctic (1)

All year
FAO 48.2 Antarctic (1)

Gobionotothen gibberifrons

FAO 48.3
All year

Chaenocephalus aceratus

Pseudochaenichthys georgianus

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

Patagonotothen guntheri

Dissostichus spp.
FAO 48.5 Antarctic
1.12.2004 to 30.11.2005

Dissostichus spp.
FAO 88.3 Antarctic (1)

All year
FAO 58.5.1 Antarctic (1)
 (2)

FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic east of 79°20′E and outside the EEZ to the west of 79°20′E (1)

FAO 88.2 Antarctic north of 65° S (1)

FAO 58.4.4 Antarctic (1)

FAO 58.6 Antarctic (1)

FAO 58.7 Antarctic (1)

Lepidonotothen squamifrons

FAO 58.4.4 (1)

All year
All species except Champsocephalus gunnari and Dissostichus eleginoides

FAO 58.5.2 Antarctic
1.12.2004 to 30.11.2005

Dissostichus mawsoni

FAO 48.4 Antarctic (1)

All year
(1)  Except for scientific research purposes.

(2)  Excluding waters subject to national jurisdiction (EEZs).


ANNEX XV
CATCH AND BY-CATCH LIMITS FOR NEW AND EXPLORATORY FISHERIES IN THE AREA OF CCAMLR IN 2004/2005

Sub-area/division
Region
Season
SSRU

Dissostichus spp. Catch Limit
(tonnes)
By-catch Catch Limit
(tonnes)
Skates and rays

Macrourus spp.
Other species
58.4.1
All Division
1.12.2004 to 30.11.2005
A
0
All Division:
50
All Division:
96
All Division:
20
B
0
C
200
D
0
E
200
F
0
G
200
H
0
Total Subarea
600
58.4.2
All Division
1.12.2004 to 30.11.2005
A
260
All Division:
50
All Division:
124
All Division:
20
B
0
C
260
D
0
E
260
Total Subarea
780
58.4.3a)
All Division outside Areas of National Jurisdiction
1.5 to 31.8.2005
N/A
250
All Division:
50
All Division:
26
All Division:
20
58.4.3b)
All Division outside Areas of National Jurisdiction
1.5 to 31.8.2005
N/A
300
All Division:
50
All Division:
159
All Division:
20
88.1
All Subarea
1.12.2004 to 31.8.2005
A
0

 (1)

 (1)

0
B
80

 (1)

 (1)

20
C
223

 (1)

 (1)

20
D
0

 (1)

 (1)

0
E
57

 (1)

 (1)

20
F
0

 (1)

 (1)

0
G
83

 (1)

 (1)

20
H
786

 (1)

 (1)

20
I
776

 (1)

 (1)

20
J
316

 (1)

 (1)

20
K
749

 (1)

 (1)

20
L
180

 (1)

 (1)

20
Total Subarea
3 250
163
520
 
(1)  Rules for catch limits for by-catch species per SSRU, applicable within total by-catch limits per Sub-area:



:
Skates and rays
:
5 % of the catch limit for Dissostichus spp. or 50 tonnes, whichever is greatest.

:

Macrourus spp.
:
16 % of the catch limit for Dissostichus spp.

:
Other species
:
20 tonnes per SSRU.