Demersal landing obligation (discard ban) 2017: North Sea and North Western Waters

Guidance to help vessels operate under the demersal landing obligation (discard ban).



If you target certain demersal quota species you will be subject to the demersal landing obligation.

Published 27 October 2016
Last updated 11 November 2016 + show all updates
  1. Trawls less than 100mm” in VIId applies to ‘those meeting a catch threshold’ text amended
  2. Unwanted catches can be discarded when using trawls in which no mesh forward of the codend is less than changed from 200mm to 120mm
  3. Text updated
  4. First published.