Proposal for a Council Regulation 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

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Series Details COM (2020) 668
Publication Date 27/10/2020
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Legislative initiative published by the European Commission on 27 October 2020 concerning the 2021 catch limits for the main commercial fish stocks in the Atlantic, the North Sea and international fisheries in which EU vessels participate.

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All fishing opportunities regulations must limit the harvesting of the fish stocks to levels that must be consistent with the overall objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The fishing opportunities exercise represents an annual management cycle (biennial in the case of deep-sea stocks). However, this does not stand in the way of the introduction of long-term management approaches.

This proposal contains fishing opportunities that the Union establishes autonomously. However, it also features fishing opportunities resulting from multilateral or bilateral fisheries consultations. Thus, this proposal covers, apart from autonomous Union stocks:

  • Shared stocks, i.e. stocks that are jointly managed with Norway in the North Sea and the Skagerrak, or related to North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) Coastal State consultations;
  • Fishing opportunities resulting from agreements reached in the framework of Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs).
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European Commission: Press Release, 27/10/2020: Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2021

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