Council Regulation (EU) 2021/92 of 28 January 2021 fixing for 2021 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters

Celex Number02021R0092-20221101
Coming into Force01 November 2022
Published date01 November 2022
Date01 November 2022
Consolidated TEXT: 32021R0092 — EN — 01.11.2022

02021R0092 — EN — 01.11.2022 — 005.001


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►B COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/92 of 28 January 2021 fixing for 2021 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters (OJ L 031 29.1.2021, p. 31)

Amended by:

Official Journal
No page date
►M1 COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/406 of 5 March 2021 L 81 1 9.3.2021
►M2 COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/703 of 26 April 2021 L 146 1 29.4.2021
►M3 COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/1069 of 28 June 2021 L 230 5 30.6.2021
►M4 COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/1239 of 29 July 2021 L 276 1 31.7.2021
►M5 COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/1888 of 27 October 2021 L 384 1 29.10.2021
►M6 COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2022/109 of 27 January 2022 L 21 1 31.1.2022


Corrected by:

C1 Corrigendum, OJ L 294, 17.8.2021, p. 55 (2021/92)




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COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2021/92

of 28 January 2021

fixing for 2021 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters



TITLE I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

Subject matter

1.
This Regulation fixes the fishing opportunities available in Union waters and to Union fishing vessels in certain non-Union waters, for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks.
2.

The fishing opportunities referred to in paragraph 1 include:

(a)

catch limits for the year 2021 and, where specified in this Regulation, for the year 2022;

(b)

fishing effort limits for the year 2021, except the fishing effort limits set out in Annex II, which will apply from 1 February 2021 to 31 January 2022;

(c)

fishing opportunities for the period from 1 December 2020 to 30 November 2021 for certain stocks in the CCAMLR Convention Area.

Article 2

Scope

1.

This Regulation applies to the following vessels:

(a)

Union fishing vessels;

(b)

third-country vessels in Union waters.

2.

This Regulation also applies to:

(a)

recreational fisheries, where such fisheries are expressly referred to in the relevant provisions of this Regulation; and

(b)

commercial fisheries from shore.

Article 3

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the definitions set out in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 apply. In addition, the following definitions apply:

(a)

‘third-country vessel’ means a fishing vessel flying the flag of, and registered in, a third country;

(b)

‘recreational fisheries’ means non-commercial fishing activities exploiting marine biological resources such as recreation, tourism or sport;

(c)

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

(d)

‘total allowable catch’ (TAC) means:

(i)

in fisheries subject to the exemption from the landing obligation referred to in Article 15(4) to (7) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the quantity of fish that may be landed from each stock each year;

(ii)

in all other fisheries, the quantity of fish that may be caught from each stock each year;

(e)

‘quota’ means a proportion of the TAC allocated to the Union, a Member State or a third country;

(f)

‘analytical assessment’ means quantitative evaluation of trends in a given stock, based on data about the stock’s biology and exploitation, which scientific review has indicated to be of sufficient quality to provide scientific advice on options for future catches;

(g)

‘mesh size’ means the mesh size of fishing nets as defined in point (34) of Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1241;

(h)

‘Union fishing fleet register’ means the register set up by the Commission in accordance with Article 24(3) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(i)

‘fishing logbook’ means the logbook referred to in Article 14 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009;

(j)

‘instrumented buoy’ means a buoy clearly marked with a unique reference number allowing identification of its owner and equipped with a satellite tracking system to monitor its position;

(k)

‘operational buoy’ means any instrumented buoy, previously activated, switched on and deployed at sea on a drifting fish aggregating device (FAD) or log, which transmits positions and any other available information such as echo-sounder estimates.

Article 4

Fishing zones

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

(a)

ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) zones are the geographical areas specified in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 218/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 1 );

(b)

‘Skagerrak’ means the geographical 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 that point to the nearest point on the Swedish coast;

(c)

‘Kattegat’ means the geographical area bounded on the north by a line drawn from the Skagen lighthouse to the Tistlarna lighthouse and from that 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;

(d)

‘functional unit 16 of ICES subarea 7’ means the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

53° 30' N 15° 00' W,
53° 30' N 11° 00' W,
51° 30' N 11° 00' W,
51° 30' N 13° 00' W,
51° 00' N 13° 00' W,
51° 00' N 15° 00' W;
(e)

‘functional unit 25 of ICES division 8c’ means the geographical sea area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

43° 00' N 9° 00' W,
43° 00' N 10° 00' W,
43° 30' N 10° 00' W,
43° 30' N 9° 00' W,
44° 00' N 9° 00' W,
44° 00' N 8° 00' W,
43° 30' N 8° 00' W;
(f)

‘functional unit 26 of ICES division 9a’ means the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

43° 00' N 8° 00' W,
43° 00' N 10° 00' W,
42° 00' N 10° 00' W,
42° 00' N 8° 00' W;
(g)

‘functional unit 27 of ICES division 9a’ means the geographical area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

42° 00' N 8° 00' W,
42° 00' N 10° 00' W,
38° 30' N 10° 00' W,
38° 30' N 9° 00' W,
40° 00' N 9° 00' W,
40° 00' N 8° 00' W;
(h)

‘functional unit 30 of ICES division 9a’ means the geographical area under the jurisdiction of Spain in the Gulf of Cádiz and in the adjacent waters of 9a;

(i)

‘functional unit 31 of ICES division 8c’ means the geographical sea area bounded by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

43° 30' N 6° 00' W,
44° 00' N 6° 00' W,
44° 00' N 2° 00' W,
43° 30' N 2° 00' W;
(j)

‘Gulf of Cádiz’ means the geographical area of ICES division 9a east of longitude 7o 23' 48″ W;

(k)

‘CCAMLR (Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in point (a) of Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 601/2004 ( 2 );

(l)

CECAF (Committee for Eastern Central Atlantic Fisheries) areas are the geographical areas specified in Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 3 );

(m)

‘IATTC (Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention for the Strengthening of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission established by the 1949 Convention between the United States of America and the Republic of Costa Rica ( 4 );

(n)

‘ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas ( 5 );

(o)

‘IOTC (Indian Ocean Tuna Commission) Area of Competence’ is the geographical area defined in the Agreement for the establishment of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission ( 6 );

(p)

NAFO (Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) areas are the geographical areas specified in Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 217/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council ( 7 );

(q)

‘SEAFO (South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) Convention Area’ is the geographical area defined in the Convention on the Conservation and Management of Fishery Resources in the South-East Atlantic Ocean ( 8 );

(r)

‘SIOFA (Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement) Agreement Area’ is the geographic area defined in the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement ( 9 );

(s)

‘SPRFMO (South...

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