Representatives of the European Commission (DG MARE), EU Member States, European Parliament, Council of the European Union, Advisory Councils and other EU stakeholders participated in the Workshop of Digital Tools for Small-Scale Fisheries (Brussels, 4-5 December), organised in the context of the Expert Group on Fisheries Control.
Meeting in Bergen (Norway) on 29 November, the three most important Coastal States have agreed to set the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for 2019 at 653,438 tonnes. This represents a 20% reduction compared to 2018. It was also agreed to extend the current trilateral sharing arrangement for another two years, possibly three, if required. Other Coastal States were not able to join the agreement at this stage.