New landing obligations adopted for Atlantic, North Sea

Published on
October 19, 2016

The European Commission (EC) has adopted three delegated regulations establishing so-called “discard plans” for certain demersal fisheries and one for pelagic fisheries. These plans are a temporary measure facilitating the phase-out of discards and the phase-in of a new region-specific style of fisheries management.

The new plans concern certain demersal fisheries in the North Sea and EU waters of ICES Division IIa, demersal fisheries in Northwestern waters and Southwestern waters of the At…

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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