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Document 31998R1608

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1608/98 of 23 July 1998 concerning the stopping of fishing for anglerfish by vessels flying the flag of Belgium

OB L 209, 25.7.1998, p. 18–18 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

Legal status of the document No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1998

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1998/1608/oj

31998R1608

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1608/98 of 23 July 1998 concerning the stopping of fishing for anglerfish by vessels flying the flag of Belgium

Official Journal L 209 , 25/07/1998 P. 0018 - 0018


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1608/98 of 23 July 1998 concerning the stopping of fishing for anglerfish by vessels flying the flag of Belgium

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy (1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2635/97 (2), and in particular Article 21(3) thereof,

Whereas Council Regulation (EC) No 45/98 of 19 December 1997 fixing, for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, the total allowable catches for 1998 and certain conditions under which they may be fished (3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 783/98 (4), provides for anglerfish quotas for 1998;

Whereas, in order to ensure compliance with the provisions relating to the quantitative limitations on catches of stocks subject to quotas, it is necessary for the Commission to fix the date by which catches made by vessels flying the flag of a Member State are deemed to have exhausted the quota allocated;

Whereas, according to the information communicated to the Commission, catches of anglerfish in the waters of ICES divisions VIII a, b, d, e by vessels flying the flag of Belgium or registered in Belgium have reached the quota allocated for 1998; whereas Belgium has prohibited fishing for this stock as from 5 July 1998; whereas it is therefore necessary to abide by that date,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Catches of anglerfish in the waters of ICES divisions VIII a, b, d, e by vessels flying the flag of Belgium or registered in Belgium are deemed to have exhausted the quota allocated to Belgium for 1998.

Fishing for anglerfish in the waters of ICES divisions VIII a, b, d, e, vessels flying the flag of Belgium or registered in Belgium is prohibited, as well as the retention on board, the transhipment and the landing of such stock captured by the abovementioned vessels after the date of application of this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities.

It shall apply with effect from 5 July 1998.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 23 July 1998.

For the Commission

Emma BONINO

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 261, 20. 10. 1993, p. 1.

(2) OJ L 356, 31. 12. 1997, p. 14.

(3) OJ L 12, 19. 1. 1998, p. 1.

(4) OJ L 113, 15. 4. 1998, p. 8.

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