European Commission welcomes the results of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation's (NAFO) Annual Meeting, which ended successfully on 21 September. NAFO adopted total allowable catches (TACs) for a number of stocks in line with the scientific advice, and made further progress in protecting Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems (VMEs). NAFO paved the way for further improving its performance, in particular by taking measures for the best data and science.
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The European Commission announced today deductions from 2012 fishing quotas of those Member States that had exceeded their quotas in 2011. Through deductions the Commission can immediately address the damage done to the stocks overfished in the previous year and ensure a sustainable use by all Member States of a common fishing resource.
The European Commission has proposed a total allowable catch (TAC) of 20 700 tonnes of anchovy in the Bay of Biscay for the fishing season 1 July 2012 - 30 June 2013, representing a reduction of 30% compared to the previous season.