EU and UK reach agreement on fishing opportunities for 2022
Yesterday the EU and the UK reached an agreement on fishing opportunities for 2022. This agreement covers all fisheries resources shared and managed jointly in UK and European waters.
This is the result of the annual consultations on fishing opportunities between the EU and the UK under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (ACT), which took place between 11 November and December 20.
The agreement on the management of shared stocks guarantees the fishing rights of the EU and UK fleets in EU and UK waters until the end of 2022, as provided for in the ATT . It establishes the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for 65 shared fish stocks for 2022.
The agreement is based on the best available scientific advice on the state of fish stocks, as provided by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). It takes into account important principles of sustainability and management, such as maximum sustainable yield (MSY) and the precautionary approach, which are at the heart of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy and provisions on fisheries of the EU-UK trade and cooperation agreement.
Overall, the deal creates certainty for fishing communities in the EU and UK, cements the sustainable use of living marine resources and lays a solid foundation for continued EU-UK cooperation. United in the fishing industry
European Union and United Kingdom for 2022
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