Discard plans put in place for the Mediterranean and Black Sea

Published on
October 21, 2016

The European Commission (EC) has adopted two delegated regulations establishing discard plans for certain demersal fisheries in the Mediterranean and in the Black Sea. Discard plans are temporary measures that gradually phase-out of discards and put in place the EU Landing Obligation.

In the Mediterranean Sea, as of 1 January 2017 the landing obligation will be compulsory for demersal species that define the fisheries and that are subject to a minimum conservation reference size as defined in t…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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