Written Question on Fisheries

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Date Title Questioner
16 Jan 2018, 1:26 p.m. Fisheries Holly Lynch

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Written Statement of 21 December 2017, HCWS386, if he will publish a list of the 44 stocks of interest to the UK for which Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY)assessments have been made; and which 30 of those 44 stocks of interest to the UK will be fished at or below MSY in 2018.

Answer (George Eustice)

Further to my written statement of 21 December 2017, the final agreement means that 31 stocks of interest to the UK will be fished at or below their maximum sustainable yield (MSY) rate in 2018. This is out of 45 such stocks of interest for which MSY assessments have been completed by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). A list of stocks is set out below.

Stocks of interest to the UK that have a MSY assessment and will be fished at their MSY rate in 2018.

Blue ling: Union and international waters of Vb, VI, VII

Blue whiting: Norwegian waters of II and IV

Cod VII b,c,e-k, VIII, IX, X, Cecaf 34.1.1(EC)

Cod VIIa

Cod: IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and Kattegat

Cod: VIId

Common sole VIId

Common sole VIIe

Common sole: Union waters of IIa and IV

Haddock EC waters of Vb and VIa

Haddock VIIa

Haddock: IV; Union waters of IIa

Haddock: Union and international waters of VIb, XII and XIV

Hake EC waters of IIa and IV

Hake VI and VII; EC waters of Vb, international waters of XII and XIV

Herring VIIa

Herring VIIg,h,j,k

Herring: By-catches in IV, VIId and in Union waters of IIa

Herring: IVc and VIId

Herring: Union and Norwegian waters north of IV north of 53o30'N

Horse mackerel and associated by-catches: Union waters of IIa, IVa, VI, VIIa-c, VIIe-k, VIIIabde; Union and international waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

Megrim EC waters of IIa and IV

Norway lobster (Nephrops) VI; EC waters of Vb

Norway lobster (Nephrops) VII

Picked dogfish EC and international waters of I, V, VI, VII, VIII, XII and XIV

Plaice VIIa

Plaice VIId,e

Saithe: IIIa and IV; Union waters of IIa, IIIb, IIIc and Subdivisions 22-32

Saithe: VI; Union and international waters of Vb, XII and XIV

Roundnose grenadier Vb, VI and VII

North Sea sprat

Stocks of interest to the UK that have a MSY assessment and will not be fished at their MSY rate in 2018.

Blue whiting: Union and international waters of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId, VIIIe, XII and XIV

Cod VIa; EC waters of Vb

Common sole VIIa

Common sole VIIfg

Haddock VII b-k, VIII, IX, X, EC waters of Cecaf 34.1.1

Herring: Union and international waters of Vb, VIb and VIaN

Mackerel: NE Atlantic

Megrim VII

Norway lobster (Nephrops) EC waters of IIa, IV

Plaice: IV; Union waters of IIa; that part of IIIa not covered by the Skagerrak and the Kattegat

Whiting VI; EC waters of Vb; international waters of XII and XIV

Whiting VIIa

Whiting VIIbcdefhk

Whiting: IV; Union waters of IIa


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