Commission finds UK overfished scallops and crab in 2012

Following a thorough investigation, the Commission adopted a decision finding that the UK has overfished its allocation of scallops and crab effort in 2012 by 12.7 % and 7 % respectively in the Irish Sea and Celtic Sea (ICES area VII). The number of days at sea (so-called "fishing effort") for 2013 and, if necessary 2014, will be reduced accordingly.

The Commission understands that the UK is working on administrative means and data reporting systems in order to avoid that such overfishing would happen again in the future. 

Last update: 23/12/2013 |  Top