Fishing Catches: North Sea

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th July 2021.

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Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 June 2021 to Question 12119, what the Total Allowable Catches are for North Sea sole and plaice for 2021; and what the (a) UK’s opening quota is for those species under the 10m fleet pool quota allocation and (b) EU's opening quota is for 2021.

Photo of Peter Aldous Peter Aldous Conservative, Waveney

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the estimated value is of the increase in UK quota agreed with the EU for (a) North Sea sole and (b) North Sea plaice for 2021 compared to 2020.

Photo of Victoria Prentis Victoria Prentis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Information relating to this question is already published:

The data requested is set out in the below table.

North Sea sole

2021 Total allowable catch (a)

21,361 tonnes

2021 UK opening quota (a)

2,446 tonnes

2021 UK under-10m fleet pool allocation (a)

797 tonnes

2021 EU opening quota (b)

18,817 tonnes

2021 estimated value of the increase in the UK’s opening quota compared to 2020 (based on 2019 UK average landings prices)

£13.0m

North Sea plaice

2021 Total allowable catch (a)

143,419 tonnes

2021 UK opening quota (a)

37,113 tonnes

2021 UK under-10m fleet pool allocation (a)

88 tonnes

2021 EU opening quota (a)

51,985 tonnes

2021 estimated value of the increase in the UK’s opening quota compared to 2020 (based on 2019 UK average landings prices)

£18.8m

(a) post-landing obligation exemption deductions, and pre-allocations adjustments (e.g. quota banked from previous year)

(b) taken from the UK-EU negotiation Written Record as the final EU TAC and Quota Regulation is not yet published, so this is pre-landing obligation exemption deductions and allocations adjustments (e.g. quota banked from previous year)

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