New areas - new opportunities ?
After positive results from the dredge survey in December 2016, the sand eel quota has been fixed at almost 460.000 tons for 2017 for the three new areas. Area 1 gets 240.000 tons, area 2 gets 165.000 tons and area 4 gets 50.000 tons. We have not seen such quota figures for many years, and the productions capacity is already challenged.
The border between the new areas 2 and 3 should have been equal to the EEZ-borders. However, this became not possible for 2017.