|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries|
|Series Details||COM (2021) 491|
Legislative initiative tabled by the European Commission on 26 August 2021, fixing the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks applicable in the Baltic Sea for 2022, and introducing amendments to Regulation (EU) 2021/92 regarding certain fishing opportunities in other waters
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) establishes that the exploitation of living marine biological resources must restore and maintain populations of harvested species above levels which can produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY). A relevant tool in this respect is the annual fixing of fishing opportunities in the form of total allowable catches (TAC) and quotas.
Regulation (EU) 2016/1139 established a multiannual management plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks further specifies the values of fishing mortalities expressed as ranges. These values are used in this proposal to reach the CFP objectives and in particular to reach and maintain MSY.
The objective of this initiative is to fix, for the commercially most important fish stocks in the Baltic Sea, the Member States’ fishing opportunities for 2022. The proposal was tabled by the European Commission on 26 August 2021.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Common Fisheries Policy [CFP], Fisheries | Aquaculture|
|Keywords||Total Allowable Catch [TAC]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|