A non-exhaustive summary is presented here of the main management measures applicable to fishing for some of the main species in national waters, including Community management measures which, in most cases, are carried over to national legislation, including the Minimum conservation reference sizes (MCS).
Fishing prohibitions, included in Regulation (EU) No 2021/92, of 28 January, and Regulation (EU) No 2021/91, of 28 January, and Regulation (EU) No 2019/1241 of the European Parliament and of the Council, June 20, 2019.
Table with summary of prohibited species
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The minimum sizes established in the European legislation - Regulation (EU) No 2019/1241 of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 20 June 2019, Annex VII, in Part A, establishes for the South Western Waters, minimum conservation reference sizes for the different species.
These management measures are complemented by national legislation, through Ordinance No 27/2001, of 15 January , amended by Ordinance No 402/2002, of 18 April, Ordinance No 1266/2004, of 1 October, and Ordinance No 82/2011, of 22 February, Ordinance No 170/2014, of 22 August and Ordinance No 247/2016, of 14 September.
This minimum size to have a biological significance must allow individuals to reach the size in which they reproduce, but it must also take into account the characteristics of the gear that captures them, that is, their selectivity.
Closed Seasons by species and periods of ban on the use of fishing gear - Mainland - Oceanic Waters and Maritime Interiors
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Closed Seasons by species and periods of ban on the use of fishing gear - Mainland - Oceanic Non-Maritime Inland Waters
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