European Union, Norway and the United Kingdom - fisheries consultations: agreed records 2022

Agreed records of consultations from meetings of delegations from the United Kingdom, Norway and the European Union, held between October and December 2021 on the joint management of shared North Sea stocks.


17.1. The Delegations noted that according to the ICES MSY approach, catches in 2022 should be no more than 49,614 tonnes. This represents a decrease of 24% compared to 2021. ICES estimates that discards and BMS landings are at 3.9% of total catch (in weight) in 2020. ICES projects discard rates of 5.3% of total catch (by weight) in 2021.

17.2. The Delegations agreed to establish a TAC for 2022 in ICES Subareas 4 (North Sea) and 6 (Rockall and West of Scotland), and Division 3.a. (Skagerrak and Kattegat) of 49,614 tonnes. This is a decrease of 24% compared to the TAC for 2021.

17.3. The Delegations agreed that the resulting TAC for Subarea 4 and Division 3.a is 44,950 tonnes (90.60%), and the TAC for Subarea 6.a is 4,664 tonnes (9.40%).

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