EU landing obligation – what’s new in 2017?

Published on
February 2, 2017

Although the EU’s Landing Obligation is still in a transitional period, the European Commission (EC) has reminded fishing fleets that bans on discarding fish and shellfish now exist in all EU waters and for many different fisheries.

In 2015, the landing obligation began to cover small and large pelagic species, industrial fisheries and the main fisheries in the Baltic. A year later, it was extended to demersal fisheries for the North Sea and the Atlantic. This year, more species are covered i…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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