Marktbemonstering zeevisserij (WOT-05-001-002, WOT-05-001-012, WOT-05-406-002, WOT-05-406-100)

Project: LNV project

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Samples of commercial landings, taken in fish ports or obtained directly from vessels will be taken. A distinction will be made between samples of the length distribution of the landings (mostly measured in fish harbours) and samples for biological parameters (age, length, gender, growth and sexual maturity stage) which are bought and analysed in the fishery laboratory.

The following stocks in the North Sea will be sampled in 2020: flounder, brill, cod, grey gurnard, tub gurnard, dab, plaice, turbot, sole, whiting, rays, sea bass, Norway lobster and shrimps. From the North Sea and distant waters the following stocks will be sampled: herring, mackerel, horse mackerel, blue whiting and argentines.

Since 2012, sampling of the fishery on stocks outside EU waters has been included in the project. The sampling is conducted by Poland since 2018 under a multilateral agreement between EU Member States involved in those fisheries. The main species sampled are sardinella and horse mackerels in CECAF waters as well as horse mackerels in SPRFMO waters in the Pacific. As of 2025, accreditation is required for EU fisheries observers on board vessels in the Pacific. The Netherlands act as focal point for the accreditation process on behalf of the EU Member states involved in the pelagic fishery in the region.

Effective start/end date1/01/0831/12/24


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