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Document 52002DC0446

Annual Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the results of the multiannual guidance programmes for the fishing fleets at the end of 2001

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52002DC0446

Annual Report from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament on the results of the multiannual guidance programmes for the fishing fleets at the end of 2001 /* COM/2002/0446 final */


ANNUAL REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT on the results of the multiannual guidance programmes for the fishing fleets at the end of 2001

Executive Summary

This communication concerns the report to the Council and the European Parliament on the progress of the fourth multiannual guidance programme (MAGP IV) for the fishing fleets. The report is produced each year in accordance with Article 5 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999.

These annual reports aim to ensure the transparent implementation of the MAGP IV, which fixes fleet capacity and fishing effort targets that must be achieved progressively over the period 1 January 1997 to 31 December 2001. This year's report is on the progress of the programmes at the end of 2001.

Using the data from the Community register of fishing vessels employed at the time of drafting this document and the reports submitted to the Commission by the national authorities, it summarises the evolution of the tonnage and power of the fleets in comparison with the intermediate and final targets of the MAGP IV. The data contained in the report are entirely factual.

During the first five years of the MAGP IV, the Community fleet was reduced by 38 078 GT and 460 042 kW, which represent reductions in fleet capacity of approximately 1.9% and 5.9% respectively. At 31 December 2001, due to the good results of former programmes the Community fleet had over-fulfilled its targets, at 16% more than the final MAGP IV targets in terms of tonnage and 12% in terms of power.

The degree to which the MAGP targets have been achieved varies greatly from Member State to Member State, as shown by the tables on pages 7 and 8.

Without taking into account the results expressed in terms of tonnage in units of gross tonnes (GT), which involve a certain degree of uncertainty in view of the ongoing fleet remeasurement (see page 4), the results based on capacity and power are as follows:

* all Member States apart from the Netherlands have met their global targets at the end of 2001;

* however, only Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Finland have met their targets in all segments of their fleets.

Introduction

For each Member State in the Community, a multiannual guidance programme (MAGP) fixes targets for reducing the size of the fishing fleet in order to bring fishing effort into line with available resources. The fourth generation of MAGPs, adopted in December 1997 [1], fix targets for the period 1997-2001. This period was extended to the end of 2002 by Council Decision [2].

[1] Commission Decisions 98/119/EC to 98/131/EC (OJ L 39, 12.2.1998, pp. 1-84).

[2] OJ L 31, 1.2.2002, p. 77.

Article 5 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999 [3], concerning the new Financial Instrument for Fisheries Guidance, requires the Member States to submit to the Commission, before 1 May each year, a report on the situation of their fleets at the end of the preceding year with respect to their MAGP targets. Using these reports and data from the fishing vessel register, the Commission should produce its own report to the Council and the European Parliament within three months of the 1 May deadline.

[3] OJ L 337, 30.12.1999, p. 10.

This report is the fourth in the series on the results of the fourth generation of programmes (MAGP IV) [4].

[4] COM(1999) 175 final, COM(2000) 738 final, COM(2001) 541 final.

Measurement of Capacity and Effort

For the purposes of the MAGP, the capacity of a vessel is defined as its tonnage in gross tonnes (GT) and its propulsion power in kW. The fishing effort is defined as the product of capacity and the number of days spent at sea. There are therefore two measures of effort, one in GT days and the other in kW days.

Remeasurement of tonnage

The tonnage targets of the MAGP III (1992 - 1996) were expressed in gross registered tonnes (GRT), while in almost all Member States a mixture of tonnage measurements were used to measure capacity, some vessels being measured in GRT, others in GT and others in nationally defined units of tonnage.

Council Regulation (EC) No 3259/94 [5] and Commission Decision 95/84/EC [6] were adopted in order to harmonise tonnage measurements, requiring that all fishing vessels be measured in GT. They also simplify the definition of GT for vessels less than 15 metres in length overall and specify formulae to estimate the GT of vessels between 15 and 24 metres length while awaiting full remeasurement.

[5] OJ L 339, 29.12.1994, p. 11.

[6] OJ L 67, 25.3.1995, p. 33.

As agreed with the Member States, the tonnage targets were converted to units of GT when the MAGP IV was adopted. However, some Member States had made little progress in remeasuring their fleets at the time of adoption, so the targets, although nominally in units of GT, remained a mixture of GT, estimates of GT, GRT and national units.

Member States have until the end of 2003 to complete the remeasurement of their fleets in units of GT. As this remeasurement progresses, the estimates of GT are being replaced by real values in the fishing vessel register. This inevitably alters the comparability of the situation and the targets that were fixed for tonnage. Strictly speaking the tonnage targets should be recalculated every time a vessel is remeasured. However, for practical reasons formal revision of the targets is only carried out periodically. In the meantime there will always be some degree of uncertainty when comparing the situation of the fleet with the tonnage targets.

Cumulative fishing effort targets

For those Member States that have opted to adjust activity instead of capacity to meet the targets, the cumulative fishing effort targets are shown in this report. In the MAGP decisions published in the Official Journal, only the fishing effort targets at the start and at the end of the period are shown. These are used to calculate the cumulative targets in the following way. Since cumulative fishing effort targets should be identical whether it is capacity or activity that is reduced over the period of the programme, a curve was drawn of the continuous decrease in capacity over the period 1 January 1996 - 31 December 2001 necessary to meet each of the intermediate targets expressed purely in terms of capacity. The area under this curve was then multiplied by the baseline level of activity expressed in days per year, to arrive at the cumulative fishing effort over the period.

Fishing Vessel Register

The multiannual guidance programmes are monitored using the declarations to the fishing vessel register of the Community. The register contains information on the physical characteristics of all the approximately 100,000 commercial marine fishing vessels in the EU fleets, together with information on the MAGP segment to which each vessel belongs and the fishing gears that are installed. It is intended to provide the reference data on the fleet for all aspects of the common fisheries policy.

In previous reports on the results of the MAGP, large discrepancies were sometimes noted between the information contained in the fishing vessel register and data supplied by the Member States in their annual national reports. One of the reasons for these discrepancies was that the declarations from the Member States were screened for errors before being accepted into the database. A rejected or suspect declaration was returned to the Member State for correction or checking. This was intended to ensure the reliability of the register, but in practise often led to a divergence between the data in the national registers and those in the Community register.

These procedures have now been changed. Member States now have direct access to their own data in the Community fishing vessel register via the Internet using the FRONT (Fleet Register on the Net) application. This means that the national authorities can make immediate corrections if the data in the Community register begin to diverge from those in the national database. In view of this, the capacity figures used in this report are based on the information entered in the Community fishing vessel register, with the exception of Ireland and the Netherlands. These two countries have provided their own data for this report, as technical problems experienced by their administrations in 2001 meant that the situation of their fleets could not be properly maintained in our database.

However some inconsistencies can still be found in the fishing vessel register information. The most important of these is the fact that some vessels do not have a valid MAGP segment code. In the tables that follow these vessels have been included as unclassified. The Commission staff are working in cooperation with the Member States concerned to rectify this.

Global Results

The table Total Community Fleet by Member State shows the percentage change in tonnage and power over the period 1 January 1997 - 31 December 2001. However, it should be noted that in the case of tonnage this figure may underestimate the real percentage change due to the ongoing remeasurement of vessels in units of GT during that period.

The * placed next to the tonnage heading (GT*) indicates that the totals underneath are calculated mixing GT and GRT values. In order to find the total, the GT value is taken first, whether it is the measured value or an estimate. When GT is not available the GRT value is used.

(a) Compliance with capacity target

The following table summarises the evolution of the entire Community fleet since the start of the MAGP IV. The shaded columns indicate the Member States that have not met the targets laid down by the end of 2001.

Since 1 January 1997 the fleet has been reduced by approximately 5.9% in power. In tonnage, the difference would appear to be 1.9% but this value remains indefinite until the fleet remeasuring has been finalised.

The Community fleet has therefore done better than the capacity targets fixed for 31 December 2001 [7].

[7] New targets will be fixed by Council Decision for the end of 2002.

Total Community Fleet by Member State

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Bold type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the effects of remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

The shaded countries are those for which the targets have not been met. France and the United Kingdom meet their targets if the impact of fleet remeasurement (a process nearing finalisation) is taken into account.

(*) The vessels based in the French overseas departments (representing about 17 000 GT and 100 000 kW) have not been included in this table since the figures for the situation of this part of the French fleet for 1 January 1997 are not available.

(b) Compliance with effort targets

Six Member States chose to achieve their MAGP IV targets by managing activity as well as capacity in one or more segments of their fleets. In order to do this the Member States were obliged to define one or more fisheries in each of the segments concerned. Fishing effort targets were then defined for each of these fisheries. All of the fishing effort exerted by vessels in the segment must be accounted for in this way; all fishing effort in a segment must correspond to one of the fisheries that have been defined.

Unlike capacity, fishing effort cannot be measured for a particular point in time. The effort targets are therefore cumulative over the period of the programme. The following table shows the effort exerted in each of the fisheries from 1 January 1997 until 31 December 2001 compared with the cumulative effort targets for the end of 2001. The last two columns in this table show the extent to which the targets have been met. Where the targets have been exceeded, this is shown in bold.

Summary of compliance with capacity targets by segment

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Compliance with effort targets

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met.

Results by Member State

The following tables and charts summarise the results of the MAGP IV at the end of 2001 for each of the Member States.

The table under point (a), "situation of the fleet", shows the capacity targets for the end of 2001 compared to the situation of the fleet according to the fishing vessel register on that date.

The two charts under point (b), "fleet evolution", show the evolution of the total capacity of the fleet for each Member State since the beginning of MAGP IV.

The table under point (c), "fishing effort", gives the fishing effort by segment. The information in this table is the information provided by the Member States in their national reports. Where fisheries are identified within segments (the shaded rows labelled F1, F2 etc.), the targets for the segment are expressed in terms of fishing effort in the MAGP IV Decision, so activity limitations contribute to the achievement of the targets.

Finally, under point (d), "cumulative fishing effort", the table shows the cumulative intermediate fishing effort targets for each of the segments and fisheries in which the targets are expressed in terms of fishing effort. The charts following this table compare the cumulative fishing effort declared by the Member States (white bars) with the cumulative intermediate effort targets under the MAGP IV (shaded bars).

BELGIUM

(a) Situation of the fleet

Belgium

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Belgium

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Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Belgium

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(c) Fishing effort

No fishing effort data were provided. Belgium does not comply with Article 3 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 2091/98 [8].

[8] OJ L 266, 1.10.1998, p. 36.

GERMANY

(a) Situation of the fleet

Germany

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Germany

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Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Germany

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(c) Fishing effort

Germany operates fishing effort regimes in two segments of the fleet, the beam trawlers operating in the North Sea (4C4) and the pelagic trawlers (4C6). Germany manages the fishing effort in these two segments by allocating days at sea to individual vessels in the case of beam trawlers and by limiting the aggregate effort of the pelagic trawlers.

Germany

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

(d) Cumulative fishing effort for segments subject to a system for the management of fishing effort

Germany

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

4C4 Beam trawlers

GT days ('000)

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// kW days ('000)

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4C6 Pelagic trawlers

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

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DENMARK

(a) Situation of the fleet

Denmark

>TABLE POSITION>

b) Evolution of the fleet

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Denmark

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Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Denmark

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Denmark

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

SPAIN

(a) Situation of the fleet

Spain

>TABLE POSITION>

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Spain

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Spain

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Spain

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

FINLAND

(a) Situation of the fleet

Finland

>TABLE POSITION>

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Finland

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Finland

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Finland

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

FRANCE

(a) Situation of the fleet

France

>TABLE POSITION>

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

The overcapacity in terms of tonnage reflected by the fishing vessel register data for the segments 4F2 (trawlers <= 30 m), 4F9 (seiners, Mediterranean) and 4FB (seiners, international waters) and for the global situation is likely to disappear after the targets are adjusted following remeasurement.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

France

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Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

France

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

France

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

(d) Cumulative fishing effort for segments subject to a system for the management of fishing effort

France

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

France - 4F3 Trawlers > 30 metres

GT days ('000)

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// kW days ('000)

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France - 4F6 Pelagic trawlers > 50 metres

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

France - 4F8 Mediterranean trawlers

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

France - 4F9 Mediterranean seiners: fishery F1: Tuna

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

France - 4F9 Mediterranean seiners: fishery F2 - Small pelagics

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

UNITED KINGDOM

(a) Situation of the fleet

United Kingdom

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

The overcapacity in terms of tonnage reflected by the fishing vessel register data for the global situation is likely to disappear after the targets are adjusted to take into account the effect of remeasurement.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

United Kingdom

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

United Kingdom

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

United Kingdom

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

(d) Cumulative fishing effort for segments subject to a system for the management of fishing effort

United Kingdom

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

United Kingdom - 4N2 Pelagic: fishery F1 - North Sea herring

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

United Kingdom - 4N2 Pelagic: fishery F2 - Western pelagic

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

United Kingdom - 4N2 Pelagic: fishery F3. Atlanto-Scandian herring

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

NB: A footnote to the table of targets in the MAGP Decision states that the targets for this fishery are subject to review in the light of the development of the fishery.

United Kingdom - 4N2 Pelagic: fishery F4 - Blue whiting

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

NB: A footnote to the table of targets in the MAGP Decision states that the targets for this fishery are subject to review in the light of the development of the fishery.

United Kingdom - 4N3 Beam trawl: fishery F1 - Flatfish IV

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

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United Kingdom - 4N3 Beam trawl: fishery F2 - Flatfish VII, VI

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

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United Kingdom - 4N4 Demersal trawlers, seiners, nephrops

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

United Kingdom - 4N8 Distant water

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

GREECE

(a) Situation of the fleet

Greece

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Greece

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Greece

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Greece

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

IRELAND

(a) Situation of the fleet

In 2001 Ireland did not communicate the data on its fleet as required by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2090/98 [9]. The following table is based on information provided by Ireland in accordance with Article 5 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999 [10].

[9] OJ L 266, 1.10.1998, p. 27.

[10] OJ L 337, 30.12.1999, p. 10.

Ireland

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Ireland (the data has been taken from the fishing vessel register)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Ireland (the data has been taken from the fishing vessel register)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Ireland

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

(d) Cumulative fishing effort for segments subject to a system for the management of fishing effort

Ireland

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

Ireland - 4G2 Pelagic

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Ireland - 4G3 Beam trawl

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

ITALY

(a) Situation of the fleet

Italy

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Italy

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Evolution of fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Italy

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Italy

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

There are significant differences in terms of both GT-days and kW-days between the fishing efforts communicated in 2001 and in the previous period (1997-99). These results require further clarification.

NETHERLANDS

(a) Situation of the fleet

In 2001 the Netherlands did not regularly communicate the data on its fleet as required by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2090/98 [11]. The following table is based on information provided by the Netherlands in accordance with Article 5 of Council Regulation (EC) No 2792/1999 [12].

[11] OJ L 266, 1.10.1998, p. 27.

[12] OJ L 337, 30.12.1999, p. 10.

Netherlands

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

In December 1999, the Netherlands asked for additional fishing effort for segment 4J2 (pelagic trawlers) in west African waters. This request was based on Article 8 of Council Decision 97/413/EC [13] and represented capacity of 41 000 kW and 45 000 GT, corresponding in fact to the difference between the fleet situation and the MAGP IV targets.

[13] OJ L 175, 3.7.1997, p. 27.

On the basis of an opinion from the Scientific Committee, in November 2000 the Commission proposed an increase of 15 000 kW and 15 000 GT. This proposal was rejected by the Dutch authorities. The Netherlands subsequently asked for their request to be reconsidered on the basis of scientific information to be supplied to the Commission. This information was sent to the Commission in November 2001 and is still being given an in-depth examination.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Netherlands (the data has been taken from the fishing vessel register)

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Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Netherlands (the data has been taken from the fishing vessel register)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Netherlands

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

(d) Cumulative fishing effort for segments subject to a system for the management of fishing effort

Netherlands

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

Netherlands - 4J2 Pelagic trawlers

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Netherlands - 4J3 Cutters > 221 kW

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Netherlands - 4J4 Eurocutters <= 221 kW

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

PORTUGAL

(a) Situation of the fleet

Portugal

>TABLE POSITION>

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Portugal

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Portugal

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Portugal

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

SWEDEN

(a) Situation of the fleet

Sweden

>TABLE POSITION>

Bold italic type indicates that the targets have not been met. It should be noted that the tonnage targets have not been revised to take into account the remeasurement in units of GT, so the comparisons between the situation and the targets are uncertain.

(b) Fleet evolution

Evolution of global fleet capacity in GT* compared to targets.

Sweden

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

Evolution of global fleet capacity in kW compared to targets.

Sweden

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

(c) Fishing effort

Sweden

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

(d) Cumulative fishing effort for segments subject to a system for the management of fishing effort

Sweden

>TABLE POSITION>

units in '000 GT days and '000 kW days

Sweden - 4M4 Bottom trawlers

GT days ('000)

>REFERENCE TO A GRAPHIC>

// kW days ('000)

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Conclusion

At the end of the first five years of the MAGP IV, the Community fleet has been reduced by 38 078 GT and 460 042 kW, representing reductions in fleet capacity of approximately 1.9% and 5.9% respectively. The decrease in tonnage has been under-estimated due to the progressive remeasurement of the fleet. At 31 December 2001 the Community fleet had over-fulfilled the final MAGP IV targets by around 16% in terms of tonnage and 12% in terms of power.

Several Member States have failed to meet their targets in a few segments. In some segments capacity has even risen substantially beyond the MAGP target levels.

As well as providing information, the aim of this report is to allow the Member States and the Commission to take steps to remedy the situation where required, to halt public aid schemes where necessary and to launch infringement proceedings.

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