The landing obligation (‘discard ban’) applies to quota species and is being phased in over the period 2015 to 2019. Suite of 15 reports deals with how to address the issues around implementing the landing obligations. Topics range from general guidance to specific gear related topics, e.g. Nephrops.
What is the Landing Obligation? The Landing Obligation means that certain catches of fish are no longer allowed to be discarded at sea; it is the correct term for the ‘discard ban’. The full Landing Obligation comes into force on 1 January 2019. Here we answer some common questions about it.