The European Union “concludes an agreement with the United Kingdom on fishing opportunities in 2023”


The European Commission announced, on Tuesday, that the European Union “has concluded an agreement with the United Kingdom on fishing opportunities in 2023 regarding fish stocks shared with the United Kingdom in the Northeast Atlantic.”

in a ReleaseThe committee stated that “the agreement will contribute to the sustainable management of jointly managed fish stocks” and that it “is present in the waters of both parties, in addition to providing stability and predictability for fleets and operators.”

The committee noted that the agreement “applies to more than 74 stocks, and guarantees fishing opportunities for more than 350 thousand tons for the European Union fleet, with an estimated value of about 1 billion euros, based on historical landing prices, adjusted for inflation.”

“The agreement concludes the third annual consultation on EU-UK fishing opportunities under the terms of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA)” and confirmed that it “covers all fishing activities shared and jointly managed resources in EU-UK waters.” , and sets aggregate catch limits allowed in 2023 for shared stocks, as well as mutual access to albacore fisheries.

“The agreement is based on the best available scientific advice on the state of fish stocks, provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea,” the authority said, adding that it “takes into account important principles of sustainability and management such as maximum sustainable yield and a precautionary approach, which is central to fisheries policy.” Joint EU Fisheries Decoupling in the Arms Trade Treaty”.

In addition, the Committee stressed that “the Parties are committed to several concrete courses of action to improve the sustainable management of shared fish stocks over the next year within the UK and EU Fisheries Commission, including a review of technical measures to protect vulnerable populations in marine basins.” .

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In this sense, the Council will “integrate the agreed catch limits into the Regulation on Fishing Opportunities 2023, which was agreed politically during the last EU Fisheries Council”.

Similarly, “the parties will conduct consultations during 2023 on three other jointly managed stocks, for which scientific advice is not in line with the calendar year: Spratt (North Sea and English Channel) and Sandel (North Sea, all banks).”

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