Minimum landing size
The minimum landing size (MLS) is the smallest length at which it is legal to keep or sell a fish. What the MLS is depends on the species of fish. Sizes also vary around the world, as they are legal definitions which are defined by the local regulatory authority. Commercial trawl and seine fisheries can control the size of their catch by adjusting the mesh size of their nets.
- European Union - A single set of minimum landing sizes applies to all EU member states.
- Tschernija, Vesa and Suuronenb, Petri (2004) A modelling approach for assessing short-term catch losses as a consequence of a mesh size increase. Fisheries Research, Volume 69, Issue 3, Pages 399-406.
- PDF File from UK Government detailing EU sizes (in English.)
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