|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 325|
On 9 October 2018 the European Commission presented a proposal for a Council Regulation setting out deep-sea fishing opportunities for 2019-2020. The Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation on 17 December.
Deep-sea stocks are fish stocks caught in waters beyond the main fishing grounds of continental shelves. They are distributed on the continental slopes or associated with seamounts. Fishing for deep-sea species has been regulated in the EU since 2003 in terms of total allowable catches (TACs) per species and area, and in terms of maximum fishing capacity deployable in the North-East Atlantic.
The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) provides a review of the biological status of deep sea stocks every two years. The ICES advice published on 7 June 2018 indicated that fishing pressure on some deep-sea stocks was still too high and that fishing opportunities for those stocks, in order to assure their sustainability, should be further reduced until the evolution of the stocks shows a positive trend.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry|
|Subject Tags||Fisheries | Aquaculture|
|Keywords||Total Allowable Catch [TAC]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|