UK and EU agree sprat quota of 9,200 tonnes for in Divisions 7.d and 7.e. (English Channel) fishery after fisheries consultations this week
Fisheries consultations took place on Monday 23 May 2022 between the United Kingdom and the European Union on sprat (Sprattus sprattus) in Divisions 7.d and 7.e.
A delegation from the United Kingdom, headed by Mr Bavi Sarma, and a delegation from the European Union, headed by Ms Ana Leocadio, met in a virtual format on 23 May 2022 to consult on fishing opportunities for English Channel sprat (SPR/7DE) from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 in accordance with Article 498 (Fishing Opportunities) of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
The Heads of Delegations agreed to recommend to their respective authorities the fishery arrangements for 2022 to 2023 outlined in a Written Record, including Annex 1.
Accordingly, where this Written Record refers to the Delegations (or the Parties) having agreed on a matter, it should be read as an agreement to recommend to the Delegations’ respective authorities to implement the arrangements in this Written Record, including Annex 1.
The Delegations agreed to establish a total allowable catch (TAC) from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2023 of 9,200 tonnes (the TAC and respective Parties’ quotas are shown in Annex 1).
The other relevant arrangements for English Channel sprat (SPR/7DE) set out in paragraph 5 of the Written Record of fisheries consultations between the United Kingdom and the European Union for 2022, signed on 21 December 2021 and as amended on 11 March 2022, will continue to apply.