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Title: Regulation (EU) 2018/120 fixing for 2018 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
Author: [Council of the European Union]
Series/Date: Official Journal of the European Union L27, 31.01.18
Source Origin: EU
Source Type: Legislation
Source URL: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.027.01.0001.01.ENG
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Keywords: Total Allowable Catches | TACs - Fishing opportunities | quotas - Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 - COM (2017) 645
Subjects:  13.7 - Fisheries
Geographic Indicators:  European Union
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The European Commission adopted on 7 November 2017 a proposal setting out fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2018. The Commission proposed quotas for 78 stocks: for 53 stocks the fishing quota is either increased or remains the same and for 25 stocks is reduced.

The Council of the European Union approved the proposal on 23 January 2018.


Fishing opportunities, or Total Allowable Catches (TACs), are quotas set for most commercial fish stocks that keep the stocks healthy, while allowing the fishing industry to profit from fishing the highest amount of fish. The Commission proposes fishing quotas on the basis of scientific advice received from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES).

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