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Document 32014R1243

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1243/2014 of 20 November 2014 laying down rules pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund with regard to the information to be sent by Member States, as well as on data needs and synergies between potential data sources

OJ L 334, 21.11.2014, p. 39–51 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2014/1243/oj

21.11.2014   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 334/39


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1243/2014

of 20 November 2014

laying down rules pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund with regard to the information to be sent by Member States, as well as on data needs and synergies between potential data sources

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2328/2003, (EC) No 861/2006, (EC) No 1198/2006 and (EC) No 791/2007 and Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1), and in particular Article 107(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) lays down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund (ESF), the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). That Regulation requires the Member States' managing authorities to establish a system to record and store, in computerised form, data on each operation necessary for monitoring, evaluation, financial management, verification and audit, including data on individual operations.

(2)

Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014 (3) lists the data to be recorded and stored in computerised form for each operation within the monitoring system established by each Member State.

(3)

Additional rules on data recording and transmission are needed for the functioning of the common monitoring and evaluation system provided for by Article 107 of Regulation (EU) No 508/2014. In accordance with Article 107(3) of Regulation (EU) No 508/2014, those rules should specify the information to be sent by Member States, whilst seeking the greatest synergies with other potential data sources such as the list of data to be recorded and stored as required by Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

(4)

In order to allow for the prompt application of the measures provided for in this Regulation, this Regulation should enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation establishes the rules on the information to be sent to the Commission by the Member States in order to permit the monitoring and evaluation of the operations financed under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (‘EMFF’) under shared management.

Article 2

List of data and database structure

1.   Each Member State shall record in its database as referred to in Article 125(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 and provide to the Commission a list of data containing the information referred to in Article 107(3) of Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 and complying with the structure set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

2.   The list of data shall be recorded and provided to the Commission for each operation selected for funding under the operational programme supported by the EMFF.

Article 3

Entering information in the database

The data referred to in Article 2 shall be entered in the database at the following two stages:

(a)

at the time of approval of an operation;

(b)

once an operation has been completed.

Article 4

Operation implementation data

The information referred to in Part D of Annex I (Operation implementation data) shall be based on the fields outlined in Annex II.

Article 5

Entry into force

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

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

Done at Brussels, 20 November 2014.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 149, 20.5.2014, p. 1.

(2)  Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1083/2006 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 320).

(3)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014 of 3 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (OJ L 138, 13.5.2014, p. 5).


ANNEX I

DATABASE STRUCTURE

PART A

Administrative information:

Field

Content of field

Description

Data needs and synergies

1

CCI

Common Code of Identification of the operational programme

Data field 19 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014 (1)

2

Unique Identifier of the Operation (ID)

Required for all operations supported by the Fund

Data field 5 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014

3

Name of the operation

If available and if field 2 is a number

Data field 5 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014

4

Vessel number ‘Community Fleet Register number’ (CFR (2))

Where relevant

EMFF Specific

5

NUTS code (3)

Put most relevant NUTS level (default = level III)

EMFF Specific

6

Beneficiary

Beneficiary name (only legal entities and natural persons in accordance with national law)

Data field 1 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014

7

Gender of beneficiary

Where relevant (possible value: 1: male, 2: female, 3: other)

EMFF Specific

8

Size of enterprise

Where relevant (4) (possible values: 1: micro, 2: small, 3: medium, 4: large)

EMFF Specific

9

State of progress of the operation

1 digit:

code 0

=

operation covered by a decision granting aid but for which no expenditure has yet been certified to the Commission

code 1

=

operation interrupted following partial implementation (for which some expenditure has been certified to the Commission)

code 2

=

operation abandoned following partial implementation (for which some expenditure has been certified to the Commission)

code 3

=

operation completed (for which all expenditures have been certified to the Commission)

EMFF Specific

PART B

Expenditure forecast (In the currency applicable to the operation)

Field

Content of field

Description

Data needs and synergies

10

Total eligible cost

Amount of the total eligible cost of the operation approved in the document setting out the conditions for support.

Data field 41 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014

11

Total eligible public cost

Amount of the total eligible costs constituting public expenditure as defined in Article 2(15) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

Data field 42 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014

12

EMFF support

Amount of public support, as set out in the document setting out the conditions for support.

EMFF specific

13

Date of approval

Date of the document setting out the conditions for support

Data field 12 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014

PART C

Financial implementation of the operation (in EUR)

Field

Content of field

Description

Data needs and synergies

14

Total eligible expenditure

Eligible expenditure declared to the Commission established on the basis of costs actually incurred and paid, together with in-kind contributions and depreciations, where applicable.

Data field 53 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014

15

Total eligible public expenditure

Public expenditure, as defined in Article 2(15) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, corresponding to the eligible expenditure declared to the Commission established on the basis of costs actually reimbursed and paid, together with in-kind contributions and depreciations, where applicable.

Data field 54 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014

16

EMFF eligible expenditure

EMFF expenditure corresponding to the eligible expenditure declared to the Commission

EMFF specific

17

Date of final payment to beneficiary

 

Data field 45 of Annex III to Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014 (only date of final payment to beneficiary)

PART D

Operation implementation data

Field

Content of field

Comment

Data needs and synergies

18

Measure concerned

Code of the measure (see Annex II)

EMFF specific

19

Output indicator

Numerical value

EMFF specific

20

Operation implementation data

See Annex II

EMFF specific

21

Value of the implementation data

Numerical value

EMFF specific

PART E

Result indicators

Field

Content of field

Comment

Data needs and synergies

22

Result indicator(s) related to the operation

Code number of the result indicator (5)

EMFF specific

23

Indicative result expected by the beneficiary

Numerical value

EMFF specific

24

Value of result indicator when validated after implementation

Numerical value

EMFF specific


(1)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 480/2014 of 3 March 2014 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund, the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and laying down general provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (OJ L 138, 13.5.2014, p. 5).

(2)  Annex I to Commission Regulation (EC) No 26/2004 of 30 December 2003 on the Community fishing fleet register (OJ L 5, 9.1.2004, p. 25).

(3)  Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 May 2003 on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) (OJ L 154, 21.6.2003, p. 1).

(4)  In accordance with Article 2(28) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of 17 December 2013 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 320) for SMEs.

(5)  Established in accordance with Article 107(1) of Regulation (EU) No 508/2014.


ANNEX II

OPERATION IMPLEMENTATION DATA

Code of the measure

Measures in Regulation (EU) No 508/2014

Operation implementation data

Chapter I: Sustainable development in fisheries

I.1

Article 26 and Article 44(3)

Innovation

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of innovation: Products and equipment; process and techniques; management and organisation system

Number of people benefiting from the operation directly in companies supported

I.2

Article 27 and Article 44(3)

Advisory services

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of advisory service: feasibility studies and advisory services; professional advice; business strategies

I.3

Article 28 and Article 44(3)

Partnerships between scientists and fishermen

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of activities: networks; partnership agreement or association; data collection and management; studies; pilot projects; dissemination; seminars; best practices

Number of scientists involved in partnership

Number of fishermen involved in partnership

Number of other bodies involved in the operation

I.4

Article 29(1) and (2) and Article 44(1)(a)

Promotion of human capital, job creation and social dialogue — training, networking, social dialogue, support to spouse and partners

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of activities: training and learning; networking; social dialogue

Number of spouses and partners benefiting from the operation

Number of people or organisations benefiting from the operation (participants in training, members of networks, organisations involved in social dialogue actions)

I.5

Article 29(3) and Article 44(1)(a)

Promotion of human capital, job creation and social dialogue — trainees on board of SSCF

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of activities: training and learning

Number of trainees benefiting from the operation

I.6

Article 30 and Article 44(4)

Diversification and new forms of income

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of diversification: investments on board; angling tourism; restaurants; environmental services; educational activities

Number of fishermen concerned

I.7

Article 31 and Article 44(2)

Start-up support for young fishermen

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Age of the young fishermen benefiting from the operation

I.8

Article 32 and Article 44(1)(b)

Health and safety

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of equipment concerned: investment on board; individual equipment

Number of fishermen concerned by the operation

I.9

Article 33

Temporary cessation of fishing activities

Number of fishermen concerned

Number of days covered

I.10

Article 34

Permanent cessation of fishing activities

Number of fishermen concerned

I.11

Article 35

Mutual Fund for adverse climatic events and environmental incidents — Creation of the Fund

Name of mutual fund

I.12

Article 35

Mutual Fund for adverse climatic events and environmental incidents — Compensations paid

Compensation paid for: adverse climatic events; environmental incidents; rescue costs

Number of vessels concerned

Number of crew members concerned

I.13

Article 36

Support for the systems of allocation of fishing opportunities

Type of activity: design; development; monitoring; evaluation; management

Type of beneficiary: public authority; legal or natural person; organisation of fishermen; producers organisations; other

I.14

Article 37

Support for the design and implementation of conservation measures and regional cooperation

Type of activity: design; development and monitoring; stakeholder participation; direct restocking

Number of stocks concerned if relevant

Total area concerned by project (in km2)

I.15

Article 38 and Article 44(1)(c)

Limitation of the impact of fishing on the marine environment and adaptation of fishing to the protection of species

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of investment: selectivity of gear; reduce discards or deal with unwanted catches; eliminating impacts on ecosystem and sea bed; protecting gears and catches from mammals and birds; fish aggregating device in outermost regions

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

I.16

Article 39 and Article 44(1)(c)

Innovation linked to conservation of marine biological resources

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of operation: developing new technical or organisational knowledge reducing impacts; introducing new technical or organisational knowledge reducing impacts; developing new technical or organisational knowledge achieving sustainable use; introducing new technical or organisational knowledge achieving sustainable use

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

I.17

Article 40(1)(a)

Protection and restoration of marine biodiversity — collection of waste

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

I.18

Article 40(1)(b) to (g) and (i) and Article 44(6)

Protection and restoration of marine biodiversity — contribution to a better management or conservation, construction, installation or modernisation of static or movable facilities, preparation of protection and management plans related to NATURA 2000 sites and spatial protected areas, management, restoration and monitoring marine protected areas, including NATURA 2000 sites, environmental awareness, participation in other actions aimed at maintaining and enhancing biodiversity and ecosystem services

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of operation: investment in facilities; management of resources; management plans for NATURA 2000 and SPA; management of NATURA 2000; management of MPAs; increasing awareness; other actions enhancing biodiversity

Total area concerned by Natura 2000 (in km2)

Total area concerned by MPA (in km2)

Number of fishermen concerned

I.19

Article 40(1)(h)

Protection and restoration of marine biodiversity — schemes for the compensation of damage to catches caused by mammals and birds

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

I.20

Article 41(1)(a),(b) and (c) and 44(1)(d)

Energy efficiency and mitigation climate change — On board investments, energy efficiency and audit schemes, studies

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of operation: equipment on board; fishing gear; energy efficiency; studies

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

% decrease in fuel consumption

% decrease in CO2 emissions if relevant

I.21

Article 41(2) and Article 44(1)(d)

Energy efficiency and mitigation climate change — Engine replacement or modernisation

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of operation: replacement; modernisation

kW before intervention (certified or physically inspected)

kW after intervention (certified or physically inspected)

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

% decrease in fuel consumption

% decrease in CO2 emissions if relevant

1.22

Article 42 and Article 44(1)(e)

Added value, product quality and use of unwanted catches

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Type of operation: investments that add value to products; investments on board that improve the quality of the fishery products

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

1.23

Article 43(1) and (3) and Article 44(1)(f)

Fishing ports, landing sites, auction halls and shelters — investments improving fishing port and auctions halls infrastructure or landing sites and shelters; investments to improve the safety of fishermen

Indication as to whether the operation relates to sea or inland fishing or both

Category of investment: Fishing ports; landing sites; auction halls; shelters

Type of investment: quality; control and traceability; energy efficiency; environmental protection; safety & working conditions

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

Number of other port users or other workers benefiting from the operation

I.24

Article 43(2)

Fishing ports, landing sites, auction halls and shelters — investments to facilitate compliance with the obligation to land all catches

Category of investment: Fishing ports; landing sites; auction halls; shelters

Number of fishermen benefiting from the operation

Chapter II: Sustainable development of aquaculture

II.1

Article 47

Innovation

Type of innovation: knowledge development; introduction of new species; feasibility studies

Type of research body involved: private, public

Number of employees benefiting from the operation directly in the enterprises supported

II.2

Article 48(1)(a) to (d) and (f) to (h)

Productive investments in aquaculture-

Type of investment: productive; diversification; modernisation; animal health; quality of products; restoration; complementary activities

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

II.3

Article 48(1)(e), (i) and (j)

Productive investments in aquaculture — resource efficiency, reducing usage of water and chemicals, recirculation systems minimising water use

Type of investment: environmental and resources; water usage and quality; closed systems

II.4

Article 48(1)(k)

Productive investments in aquaculture — increasing energy efficiency, renewable energy

Type of investment: energy efficiency; renewable energy

II.5

Article 49

Management, relief and advisory services for aquaculture farms

Type of operation: setting-up management; relief and advisory services; purchase of farm advisory services

Type of advisory service if relevant: compliance with environmental legislation; environmental impact assessment; compliance with animal welfare, health & safety, and public health legislations; marketing & business strategies

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

II.6

Article 50

Promotion of human capital and networking

Type of activity: professional training; lifelong learning; dissemination; new professional skills; improvement of working conditions and promotion of occupational safety; networking and exchange of experience.

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

Number of spouses and life-partners benefiting from the operation

II.7

Article 51

Increasing the potential of aquaculture sites

Type of operation: identification of areas; improvement of support facilities and infrastructures; preventing serious damage; actions following the detection of mortality or diseases.

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

II.8

Article 52

Encouraging new sustainable aquaculture farmers practising sustainable aquaculture

Total area concerned (in km2)

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

II.9

Article 53

Conversion to eco-management and audit schemes and organic aquaculture

Type of operation: conversion to organic aquaculture; participation in EMAS

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

Total area concerned (in km2)

II.10

Article 54

Aquaculture providing environmental services

Type of operation: aquaculture in Natura 2000; ex-situ conservation and reproduction; aquaculture operations including conservation and improvement of environment and biodiversity.

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

Total area concerned by Natura 2000 (in km2)

Total area concerned outside Natura 2000 (in km2)

II.11

Article 55

Public health measures

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

II.12

Article 56

Animal health and welfare measures

Type of operation: control and eradication of diseases; best practices and codes of conduct; reduction of dependence on veterinary medicines; veterinary or pharmaceutical studies and good practices; health protection groups; compensation to mollusc farmers.

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

II.13

Article 57

Aquaculture stock insurance

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

Chapter III: Sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture areas

III.1

Article 62(1)(a)

Support from the EMFF for community-led local development — preparatory support

Type of beneficiary: public body; NGO; other collective body; private individual

III.2

Article 63

Implementation of local development strategies — selection of FLAGs (1)

Total population covered by FLAG (in units)

Number of public partners in FLAG

Number of private partners in FLAG

Number of civil society partners in FLAG

Number of FTE employed by FLAG for administration

Number of FTE employed by FLAG for animation

III.3

Article 63

Implementation of local development strategies — projects supported by FLAGs (including running costs and animation)

Type of operation: adding value; diversification; environment; socio-cultural; governance; running costs and animation

III.4

Article 64

Cooperation activities

Type of operation: preparatory support; projects within the same MS; projects with other MS; projects with partners outside the EU

No of partners if relevant

Chapter IV: Marketing and processing related measures

IV.1

Article 66

Production and marketing plans

Number of members of Producers Organisations involved

IV.2

Article 67

Storage aid

Number of Producers Organisations members benefiting from the operation

IV.3

Article 68

Marketing measures

Type of operation: create Producers Organisations, association or inter-branch organisations; find new markets and improve marketing conditions; promoting quality and value-added; transparency of production; traceability and eco-labels; standard contracts; communication and promotional campaigns.

For projects aiming at finding new markets and improving marketing conditions: species with marketing potential; unwanted catches; products with low impact or organic products.

For projects aiming at promoting quality and value-added: quality schemes; certification and promotion sustainable products; direct marketing; packaging.

Number of firms benefiting from the operation

Number of Producers Organisations members benefiting from the operation

IV.4

Article 69

Processing of fishery and aquaculture products

Type of investment: energy saving or reducing impact on the environment; improve safety, hygiene, health, working conditions; processing catches not for human consumption; processing by-products; processing of organic aquaculture products; new or improved products, processes or management system.

Number of firms supported

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

Chapter V: Compensation for additional costs in outermost regions for fishery and aquaculture products

V.1

Article 70

Compensation regime

Additional costs compensated

Number of firms benefiting from the operation

Number of employees benefiting from the operation

Chapter VI: Accompanying measures for the common fisheries policy under shared management

VI.1

Article 76

Control and enforcement

type of operation: purchase, installation and development of technology; development, purchase and installation of the components to ensure data transmission; development, purchase and installation of the components necessary to ensure traceability; implementation of programmes for exchanging and analysing data; modernisation and purchase of patrol vessels, aircrafts and helicopters; purchase of other control means; development of innovative control and monitoring systems and pilot projects; training and exchange programmes; cost/benefit analyses and assessments of audits; seminars and media tools; operational costs; implementation of an action plan

Type of beneficiary: private, public, mixed

Number of fishing vessels concerned if relevant

VI.2

Article 77

Data collection

Type of beneficiary: private, public, mixed

Chapter VII: Technical Assistance at the initiative of the Member State

VII.1

Article 78

Technical Assistance at the initiative of the Member State

Type of operation: implementation of the operational programme; IT systems; improving administrative capacity; communication activities; evaluation; studies; control and audit, network of FLAGs; other

Chapter VIII: Fostering the implementation of the Integrated Maritime Policy

VIII.1

Article 80(1)(a)

Integrating Maritime Surveillance

Type of operation: contributing to IMS; contributing to CISE

Type of beneficiary: private, public, mixed

VIII.2

Article 80(1)(b)

Protection of marine environment, and the sustainable use of marine and coastal resources

Type of operation: MPA; NATURA 2000

Surface of MPA covered (km2)

Surface of NATURA 2000 covered (km2)

Type of beneficiary: private, public, mixed

VIII.3

Article 80(1)(c)

Improving the knowledge on the state of the marine environment

Type of operation: establishment of monitoring programme; establishment of measures for MSFD

Type of beneficiary: private, public, mixed


(1)  Information to be provided only when the FLAG is selected.


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