In the case of certain species and certain fishing zones, CFP rules limit the number of ports where operators can land sensitive species or large volumes of fish. The aim is to make it easier to control catches of such sensitive species and large-volume landings accurately.
Member States and third countries have therefore identified so called ‘designated ports’, which are compulsory for these landings of sensitive species and large volumes. The volume limits, and the list of designated ports, may vary according to the fishery.
The following lists are based on information received from the countries concerned, which was valid at the time of publication. Operators are advised to double-check the lists with the national authorities concerned in case of doubt.
There are other lists of designated ports for other fisheries, such as those for cod and hake, which are not presently published on the Commission website. These may be obtained directly from the national authority concerned.
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