Project Description

MINIMAL FISH SIZES

The minimum size of species of fish and other marine organisms that are allowed to be caught and collected in sport and recreational fishing, and kept on board and landed are:

SCIENTIFIC TITLE CROATIAN NAME MINIMUM
1. PISCES RIBE SIZE
Dentex dentex zubatac 30 cm
Mustelus asterias pas mekaš 80 cm
Seriola dumerili gof 45 cm
Sarda sarda palamida 45 cm
Sciaena umbra kavala 30 cm
Scorpaena scrofa škrpina 30 cm
Spondyliosoma cantharus kantar 18 cm
Squalus acanthias kostelj 66 cm
2. BIVALVIA SELLFISH
Arca noe kunjka 5 cm
Mytilus galloprovincialis dagnje 6 cm
Ostrea edulis kamenica 7 cm
3. CEPHALOPODA CEPHALOPODS
Octopus vulgaris hobotnica 1 kg

For species not listed in the table above, the provisions of Annex 3 to Council Regulation (EC) No 882/2004 shall apply. Amending Regulation (EEC) No 1967/2006 of 21 December 2006 on management measures for the sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources in the Mediterranean 2847/93 and repealing Regulation (EC) no. 1626/94 (OJ L 409, 30.12.2006, p. 11).


The minimum conservation reference values for bluefin tuna and igloo are laid down in a regulation governing the catch of bluefin tuna and igloo.


The size of any fish shall be measured, as shown in Figure, from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail fin.

The size of a lobster (Homarus gammarus) shall be measured as shown in Figure:

– either as the length of the carapace, parallel to the midline, from the back of either eye socket to the midpoint of the distal dorsal edge of the carapace, or,

– as the total length, from the tip of the rostrum to the rear end of the telson, not including the setae.

The size of a crawfish (Palinuridae) shall be measured as shown in Figure as the length of the carapace, parallel to the midline, from the tip of the rostrum to the midpoint of the distal dorsal edge of the carapace.

The size of any bivalve mollusc shall be measured as shown in Figure, across the longest part of the shell.