This meeting will be an occasion to discuss and clarify the control issue relating to Article 27, which deals with catch composition and mesh sizes.
Article 27 of the Technical Measures regulation ((EU) 2019/1241) provides for maximum percentage of species allowed so as to qualify for the specific mesh sizes set out in Annexes V to VIII. However, the regulation makes it clear such percentages shall be without prejudice to the obligation to land catches as per Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.
The question arises as to what specific purpose the catch composition rules serve in the light of the Landing Obligation.
The meeting will also be an opportunity to hear about the state of play of the work on defining directed fishing in the MS.