Sustainable Fishing in the Mediterreanean including Malta EC 1967/2006
EU legislation that is also automatically legally binding in Malta covering fishing sustainability. Details protected species, minimum fish sizes, protected areas, net mesh sizes, hook sizes.
Chapter X - Articles 26 - 27 specifically deals with Malta's 25nm fishing management zone.
Bluefin Tuna Fishing in the Mediterreanean including Malta EC 302/2009
This council regulation is automatically binding in all EU member states including Malta. Note that member states can impose certain additional rules therefore we suggest you check with the Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment for any new additions that apply locally.
Summary for recreational fishery:
Minimum Size: 30 kgs or 115cm
Fishing Permit: Required for recreational fishers
Catch Limit: 1 per boat per trip
Fishing Season for Rention: As per commercial season
Fish cannot be sold for profit, but can be donated for charitable purposes.