The landing obligation, also called the discard ban, means that you have to land all the fish that you catch if they:
are pelagic quota species, including blue whiting, boarfish, herring, horse mackerel, mackerel, Norway pout, sandeel and sprat
include by-catch of quota species, such as cod and whiting
include any quota fish that are below the minimum size
The landing obligation applies from 1 January 2016. It only applies to you if you target pelagic quota species. For all other fisheries, the landing obligation doesn’t apply to you, and you must follow the current rules.