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December Catch Limits Increased for Cod

09 December 2013

UK - Catch limits for species such as cod and nephrops have been increased after industry feedback.

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has worked hard securing national and international swaps to maximise fishing opportunities for the month.

Regular meetings with fishermen highlighted a demand for certain species to be increased, while other stocks were not a priority and could be reduced to allow for the swaps to take place.

The changes for December 2013 are:

Under-10-metre pool

  • Area 7a cod increase from 200kg to 500kg.
  • Area 7d cod increase from 650kg to 2.25 tonnes.
  • North Sea nephrops increase from 25 tonnes per quarter to 30 tonnes per quarter (1 October to 31 December 2013).
  • Area 7d skates and rays reduce from 1.5 tonnes to 250 kg.
  • Area 7e sole increase from 200kg to 240 kg.

Over-10-metres in the non-sector

  • North Sea nephrops increase from 25 tonnes per quarter to 30 tonnes per quarter (1 October to 31 December 2013).
  • North Sea skates and rays reduce from 2 tonnes to 750kg.
  • Area 7d skates and rays reduce from 1.5 tonnes to 250 kg.

 

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