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Council Regulation (EC) No 2015/2006 of 19 December 2006 fixing for 2007 and 2008 the fishing opportunities for Community fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks

OJ L 384, 29.12.2006, p. 28–37 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)
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In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2006/2015/oj

29.12.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 384/28


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 2015/2006

of 19 December 2006

fixing for 2007 and 2008 the fishing opportunities for Community fishing vessels for certain deep-sea fish stocks

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 of 20 December 2002 on the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources under the Common Fisheries Policy (1), and in particular Article 20 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal of the Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

Under Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 the Council is to adopt the measures necessary to ensure access to waters and resources and the sustainable pursuit of fishing activities taking into account, inter alia, available scientific advice.

(2)

Under Article 20 of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002, it is incumbent upon the Council to establish fishing opportunities by fishery or group of fisheries and to allocate them in accordance with prescribed criteria.

(3)

The latest scientific advice from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) concerning certain stocks of fish found in the deep sea indicates that those stocks are harvested unsustainably, and that fishing opportunities for those stocks should be reduced in order to assure their sustainability.

(4)

The ICES has further advised that the exploitation rate of orange roughy in ICES Area VII is much too high. Scientific advice further indicates that orange roughy in Area VI is heavily depleted, and areas of vulnerable aggregations of these species have been identified. It is therefore appropriate to prohibit fishing for orange roughy in those areas.

(5)

In order to ensure effective management of quotas, the specific conditions under which fishing operations occur should be established.

(6)

In accordance with Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 847/96 of 6 May 1996 introducing additional conditions for year to year management of TACs and quotas (2), it is necessary to indicate which stocks are subject to the various measures fixed therein.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Regulation should be fixed by reference to ICES zones as defined in Council Regulation (EEC) No 3880/91 of 17 December 1991 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the Northeast Atlantic (3) and to CECAF zones (Committee for Eastern Central Atlantic Fisheries) as defined in Council Regulation (EC) No 2597/95 of 23 October 1995 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (4).

(8)

The fishing opportunities should be utilised in accordance with the Community legislation on the matter, and in particular with Council Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83 of 22 September 1983 laying down detailed rules for recording information on Member States' catches of fish (5), Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87 of 20 May 1987 establishing detailed rules concerning the marking and documentation of fishing vessels (6), Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy (7), Council Regulation (EC) No 1627/94 of 27 June 1994 laying down general provisions concerning special fishing permits (8), Council Regulation (EC) No 850/98 of 30 March 1998 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms (9) Council Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002 of 16 December 2002 establishing specific access requirements and associated conditions applicable for fishing for deep-sea stocks (10), and Council Regulation (EC) No 2187/2005 of 21 December 2005 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures in the Baltic Sea, the Belts and the Sound, amending Regulation (EC) No 1434/98 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 88/98 (11),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Subject-matter

This Regulation fixes for 2007 and for 2008, for stocks of deep-sea species and for Community fishing vessels, annual fishing opportunities in zones in Community waters and in certain non-Community waters where catch limitations are required, and the specific conditions under which fishing opportunities may be utilised.

Article 2

Definitions

1.   For the purposes of this Regulation, ‘deep-sea fishing permit’ means the fishing permit referred to in Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 2347/2002.

2.   The definitions of ICES and CECAF zones are those given, respectively, in Regulation (EEC) No 3880/91 and Regulation (EC) No 2597/95.

Article 3

Fixing of fishing opportunities

Fishing opportunities for stocks of deep-sea species for Community vessels are fixed as set out in the Annex.

Article 4

Allocation among Member States

The allocation of fishing opportunities among Member States provided for in the Annex shall be without prejudice to:

(a)

exchanges made pursuant to Article 20(5) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002;

(b)

reallocations made pursuant to Articles 21(4) and 32(2) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 and Article 23(4) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002;

(c)

additional landings allowed pursuant to Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96;

(d)

quantities withheld pursuant to Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96;

(e)

deductions made pursuant to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 and Article 23(4) of Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002.

Article 5

Quota flexibility

For the purposes of Regulation (EC) No 847/96, all quotas in the Annex to the present Regulation shall be considered ‘Analytic’ quotas.

However, the measures provided for in Article 5(2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 shall not apply to those quotas.

Article 6

Conditions for landing catch and by-catch

Fish from stocks for which fishing opportunities are fixed by this Regulation may be retained on board or landed only if they were taken by vessels of a Member State which has a quota which is not exhausted. All landings shall count against the quota.

The first subparagraph shall not apply to catches taken in the course of scientific investigations carried out under Regulation (EC) No 850/98, which shall not count against the quota.

Article 7

Orange Roughy

1.   The Orange Roughy Protection Areas are defined as the following sea areas:

(a)

that sea area enclosed by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

 

57° 00′ N, 11° 00′ W

 

57° 00′ N, 8° 30′ W

 

56° 23′ N, 8° 30′ W

 

55° 00′ N, 9° 38′ W

 

55° 00′ N, 11° 00′ W

 

57° 00′ N, 11° 00′ W;

(b)

that sea area enclosed by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

 

55° 30′ N, 15° 49′ W

 

53° 30′ N, 14° 11′ W

 

50° 30′ N, 14° 11′ W

 

50° 30′ N, 15° 49′ W;

(c)

that sea area enclosed by rhumb lines sequentially joining the following positions:

 

55° 00′ N, 13° 51′ W

 

55° 00′ N, 10° 37′ W

 

54° 15′ N, 10° 37′ W

 

53° 30′ N, 11° 50′ W

 

53° 30′ N, 13° 51′ W.

Those positions and the corresponding rhumb lines and vessel positions shall be measured according to the WGS84 standard.

2.   Member States shall ensure that vessels holding a deep-sea fishing permit shall be properly monitored by the Fisheries Monitoring Centres (FMC), which shall have a system to detect and record the vessels’ entry into, transit through and exit from the areas defined in paragraph 1.

3.   Vessels holding a deep-sea fishing permit that have entered the areas defined in paragraph 1 shall not retain on board or tranship any quantity of orange roughy, nor land any quantity of orange roughy at the end of that fishing trip unless:

(a)

all gears carried on board are lashed and stowed during the transit in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 20(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93;

(b)

the average speed during transit is not less than 8 knots.

Article 8

Entry into force

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

It shall apply as from 1 January 2007.

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

Done at Brussels, 19 December 2006.

For the Council

The President

J. KORKEAOJA


(1)  OJ L 358, 31.12.2002, p. 59.

(2)  OJ L 115, 9.5.1996, p. 3.

(3)  OJ L 365, 31.12.1991, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 448/2005 (OJ L 74, 19.3.2005, p. 5).

(4)  OJ L 270, 13.11.1995, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1882/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 284, 31.10.2003, p. 1).

(5)  OJ L 276, 10.10.1983, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1804/2005 (OJ L 290, 4.11.2005, p. 10).

(6)  OJ L 132, 21.5.1987, p. 9.

(7)  OJ L 261, 20.10.1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 768/2005 (OJ L 128, 21.5.2005, p. 1).

(8)  OJ L 171, 6.7.1994, p. 7.

(9)  OJ L 125, 27.4.1998, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2166/2005 (OJ L 345, 28.12.2005, p. 5).

(10)  OJ L 351, 28.12.2002, p. 6. Regulation as amended by Regulation (EC) No 2269/2004 (OJ L 396, 31.12.2004, p. 1).

(11)  OJ L 349, 31.12.2005, p. 1.


ANNEX

PART 1

Definition of Species and Species Groups

Within each area fish stocks are referred to following the alphabetical order of the Latin names of the species. However, deep sea sharks are placed at the beginning of that list. A table of correspondences of common names and Latin names is given below for the purposes of this Regulation:

Common name

Scientific name

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

Tusk

Brosme brosme

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Blue ling

Molva dypterigia

Forkbeards

Phycis blennoides

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Where reference is made to ‘deep sea sharks’, this shall refer to sharks in the following list of species: Portuguese dogfish (Centroscymnus coelolepis), Leafscale gulper shark (Centrophorus squamosus), Birdbeak dogfish (Deania calceus), Kitefin shark (Dalatias licha), Greater lanternshark (Etmopterus princeps), Velvet belly (Etmopterus spinax), Black dogfish (Centroscyllium fabricii), Gulper shark (Centrophorus granulosus), Blackmouth dogfish (Galeus melastomus), Mouse catshark (Galeus murinus), Iceland catshark (Apristuris spp.).

PART 2

Annual fishing opportunities applicable for Community vessels in areas where catch limitations exist by species and by area (in tonnes live weight)

All references are to ICES sub-areas unless otherwise stated.

Species

:

Deep Sea Sharks

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of V, VI, VII, VIII and IX

Year

2007 (1)

2008 (1)

 

Germany

59

39

 

Spain

280

187

 

Estonia

4

2

 

France

1 014

676

 

Ireland

164

109

 

Lithuania

4

2

 

Poland

4

2

 

Portugal

381

254

 

United Kingdom

562

375

 

EC

2 472

1 646

 


Species

:

Deep Sea Sharks

Zone

:

X (Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries)

Year

2007

2008

 

Portugal

20

20

 

EC

20

20

 


Species

:

Deep Sea Sharks and Deania histricosa and Deania profondorum

Zone

:

XII (Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries)

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

69

34

 

France

22

11

 

Ireland

4

2

 

United Kingdom

4

2

 

EC

99

49

 


Species

:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of I, II, III and IV

Year

2007

2008

 

Germany

5

5

 

France

5

5

 

United Kingdom

5

5

 

EC

15

15

 


Species

:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of V, VI, VII and XII

Year

2007

2008

 

Germany

35

35

 

Spain

173

173

 

Estonia

17

17

 

France

2 433

2 433

 

Ireland

87

87

 

Latvia

113

113

 

Lithuania

1

1

 

Poland

1

1

 

United Kingdom

173

173

 

Others (2)

9

9

 

EC

3 042

3 042

 


Species

:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of VIII, IX and X

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

13

13

 

France

31

31

 

Portugal

3 956

3 956

 

EC

4 000

4 000

 


Species

:

Black scabbardfish

Aphanopus carbo

Zone

:

CECAF 34.1.2. (Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries.)

Year

2007

2008

 

Portugal

4 285

4 285

 

EC

4 285

4 285

 


Species

:

Alfonsinos

Beryx spp.

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

74

74

 

France

20

20

 

Ireland

10

10

 

Portugal

214

214

 

United Kingdom

10

10

 

EC

328

328

 


Species

:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of I, II, IV and Va

Year

2007

2008

 

Denmark

2

2

 

Germany

2

2

 

France

14

14

 

United Kingdom

2

2

 

EC

20

20

 


Species

:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone

:

IIIa and Community waters of IIIbcd

Year

2007

2008

 

Denmark

1 003

946

 

Germany

6

5

 

Sweden

52

49

 

EC

1 060

1 000

 


Species

:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of Vb, VI and VII

Year

2007

2008

 

Germany

9

9

 

Estonia

67

67

 

Spain

74

74

 

France

3 789

3 789

 

Ireland

299

299

 

Lithuania

87

87

 

Poland

44

44

 

United Kingdom

222

222

 

Others (3)

9

9

 

EC

4 600

4 600

 


Species

:

Roundnose grenadier

Coryphaenoides rupestris

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of VIII, IX, X, XII and XIV and V (Greenland waters)

Year

2007

2008

 

Germany

40

40

 

Spain

4 391

4 391

 

France

202

202

 

Ireland

9

9

 

United Kingdom

18

18

 

Latvia

71

71

 

Lithuania

9

9

 

Poland

1 374

1 374

 

EC

6 114

6 114

 


Species

:

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Zone

:

VI (Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries)

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

6

4

 

France

33

22

 

Ireland

6

4

 

United Kingdom

6

4

 

EC

51

34

 


Species

:

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Zone

:

VII (Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries)

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

1

1

 

France

147

98

 

Ireland

43

29

 

United Kingdom

1

1

 

Others (4)

1

1

 

EC

193

130

 


Species

:

Orange roughy

Hoplostethus atlanticus

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of I, II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII and XIV

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

4

3

 

France

23

15

 

Ireland

6

4

 

Portugal

7

5

 

United Kingdom

4

3

 

EC

44

30

 


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of II, IV and V

Year

2007

2008

 

Denmark

7

6

 

Germany

7

6

 

France

42

34

 

Ireland

7

6

 

United Kingdom

25

20

 

Others (5)

7

6

 

EC

95

78

 


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

III (Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries)

Year

2007

2008

 

Denmark

8

6

 

Germany

4

3

 

Sweden

8

6

 

EC

20

15

 


Species

:

Blue ling

Molva dypterygia

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of VI and VII (7)

Year

2007

2008

 

Germany

26

21

 

Estonia

4

3

 

Spain

83

67

 

France

1 897

1 518

 

Ireland

7

6

 

Lithuania

2

1

 

Poland

1

1

 

United Kingdom

482

386

 

Others (6)

7

6

 

EC

2 510

2 009

 


Species

:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of VI, VII and VIII

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

238

238

 

France

12

12

 

Ireland

9

9

 

United Kingdom

30

30

 

Others (8)

9

9

 

EC

298

298

 


Species

:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone

:

IX (Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries)

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

850

850

 

Portugal

230

230

 

EC

1 080

1 080

 


Species

:

Red seabream

Pagellus bogaraveo

Zone

:

X (Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries)

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

10

10

 

Portugal

1 116

1 116

 

United Kingdom

10

10

 

EC

1 136

1 136

 


Species

:

Forkbeards

Phycis blennoides

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of I, II, III and IV

Year

2007

2008

 

Germany

10

10

 

France

10

10

 

United Kingdom

16

16

 

EC

36

36

 


Species

:

Forkbeards

Phycis blennoides

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of V, VI and VII

Year

2007

2008

 

Germany

10

10

 

Spain

588

588

 

France

356

356

 

Ireland

260

260

 

United Kingdom

814

814

 

EC

2 028

2 028

 


Species

:

Forkbeards

Phycis blennoides

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of VIII and IX

Year

2007

2008

 

Spain

242

242

 

France

15

15

 

Portugal

10

10

 

EC

267

267

 


Species

:

Forkbeards

Phycis blennoides

Zone

:

Community waters and waters not under the sovereignty or jurisdiction of third countries of X and XII

Year

2007

2008

 

France

10

10

 

Portugal

43

43

 

United Kingdom

10

10

 

EC

63

63

 


(1)  By-catches only. No directed fisheries for deep sea sharks are permitted.

(2)  Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(3)  Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(4)  Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(5)  Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(6)  Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.

(7)  Member States shall ensure that the fishery for Blue ling is scientifically monitored, in particular the activities of those fishing vessels that landed more than 30 tonnes of Blue ling in 2005. Such vessels shall give prior notification of landing and shall not land more than 25 tonnes of Blueling at the end of any fishing trip.

(8)  Exclusively for by-catches. No directed fisheries are permitted under this quota.


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