Statutory guidance

Demersal landing obligation 2016: Guidance

Guidance to help vessels operate under the demersal landing obligation which comes into force on the 1 January 2016.



If you target certain demersal quota species you will be subject to the demersal landing obligation (discard ban) from 1 January 2016. Not all demersal fish are immediately affected from this date because the EU is gradually introducing the new rules. Which rules apply to you depend on the sea area you fish in and the gear you use. Find out which apply to you.

Published 19 October 2015
Last updated 17 December 2015 + show all updates
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  3. First published.