Black Sea fisheries: Council adopts 2018 catch limits


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On 11 December 2017 the Council adopted a regulation setting the 2018 catch limits for certain fish stocks in the Black Sea. The regulation affects Bulgaria and Romania.

In particular, the Council decided to confirm the Commission proposal to roll-over the catch limit for sprat to 2018 (11 475t). For turbot, the Council set a total allowable catch (TAC) at the levels established by the multiannual management plan for turbot fisheries (644t), that was agreed during the 41st Annual Meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) in October 2017.

The agreement is based on the best available scientific advice and the principles of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

Read more on the website of the Council of the European Union.  

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