Consultation outcome

Common Fisheries Policy: implementing the pelagic landing obligation (discard ban) in England

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

We received 21 responses to this consultation.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from 31 March 2014 12:00am to
12 May 2014 12:00am

Summary

Seeking views on the proposed method to implement the pelagic landing obligation, also known as a discard ban, in England.

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Consultation description

We want to know your views on how we should implement the landing obligation, also known as a discard ban, in English pelagic fisheries. The ban will mean that all fish caught in pelagic fisheries cannot be returned to the sea (or discarded), unless they’re covered by a specific exemption.

Pelagic fisheries are those in which fishermen primarily catch pelagic species (fish which swim together in the open sea) such as mackerel, herring and horse mackerel. This ban will come into force on 1 January 2015.

In particular, we are seeking views on proposed changes to how we manage:

  • management of quota
  • exemptions to the landing obligation
  • monitoring and enforcement
  • the management of catch

This is 1 of 3 consultations we are asking you about as part of the new Common Fisheries Policy. You can read more about this package of reforms in the written ministerial statement. The other 2 consultations in this package are: