FS54 - February 2011 Weighing at Sea trials

Summary
A revision to an EU Control Regulation came into effect on 1 January 2010. An important part of the new Regulation concerns recording of fish weights and the permitted margin of tolerance it now stipulates between the logbook estimate and the actual landings declaration. The regulation allows 10 per cent for all fish stocks, from a previous margin of 20 per cent, for vessels over 10 metres. This regulation puts additional pressure on skippers to make accurate onboard assessments to within the new 10 per cent margin to avoid possible prosecution. This fact sheet summarises the results of a Seafish trial to test different weighing scales used at sea to help fishermen in their initial live weight assessment. This fact sheet was revised in February 2011.
Author
  • Richard Caslake,
  • Karen Green
Publication Reference No.
FS54-02.11
Publication date
01 February 2011

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