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Document 32011D0779

2011/779/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 25 November 2011 on an additional financial contribution towards Member States’ fisheries control, inspection and surveillance programmes for 2011 (notified under document C(2011) 8359)

OJ L 318, 1.12.2011, p. 20–30 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2011/779/oj

1.12.2011   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 318/20


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING DECISION

of 25 November 2011

on an additional financial contribution towards Member States’ fisheries control, inspection and surveillance programmes for 2011

(notified under document C(2011) 8359)

(Only the Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish texts are authentic)

(2011/779/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 of 22 May 2006 establishing Community financial measures for the implementation of the common fisheries policy and in the area of the Law of the Sea (1), and in particular Article 21 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Based upon the requests for Union co-finance that have been submitted by Member States in their fisheries control programmes for 2011, the Commission has adopted Implementing Decision 2011/431/EU of 11 July 2011 on a Union financial contribution towards Member States’ fisheries control, inspection and surveillance programmes for 2011 (2), which has left some of the 2011 budget available unused.

(2)

That unused part of the 2011 budget should now be allocated by a new Decision.

(3)

In conformity with Article 21(2) of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006, Member States have been asked to submit programmes related to additional funding in the priority areas defined by the Commission in its letter to Member States of 20 May 2011, i.e. automation and management of data, electronic recording an reporting systems (ERS systems), electronic recording and reporting devices (ERS devices) and vessel monitoring systems (VMS) as well as traceability and control of engine power.

(4)

On that basis and given budgetary constraints, requests in the programmes for Union funding related to actions such as training and exchange programmes as well as pilot inspection and observer schemes, analysis and assessment of expenditure, initiatives raising awareness of common fisheries policy (CFP) rules and the construction of patrol vessels and aircrafts, have been rejected since they were not dedicated to the priority areas defined above.

(5)

Within the priority areas indicated by the Commission, not all the eligible expenditure in the programmes could be retained, due to budgetary restraints. The Commission selected the projects to be co-financed on the basis of the most urgent needs defined by the Commission.

(6)

Applications concerning actions listed in Article 8(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 may qualify for Union funding.

(7)

The applications for Union funding have been assessed with regard to their compliance with the rules set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 391/2007 of 11 April 2007 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 as regards the expenditure incurred by Member States in implementing the monitoring and control systems applicable to the Common Fisheries Policy (3).

(8)

It is appropriate to fix the maximum amounts and the rate of the Union financial contribution within the limits set by Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 and to lay down the conditions under which such contribution may be granted.

(9)

In order to encourage investment in the priority actions defined by the Commission and in view of the negative impact of the financial crisis on Member States’ budgets, expenditure related to the abovementioned priority areas should benefit from a high co-financing rate, within the limits laid down in Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006.

(10)

In order to qualify for the contribution, automatic localisation devices should satisfy the requirements fixed by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011 of 8 April 2011 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy (4).

(11)

In order to qualify for the contribution, electronic recording and reporting devices on board fishing vessels should satisfy the requirements fixed by Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011.

(12)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Subject matter

This Decision provides for an additional Union financial contribution towards expenditure incurred by Member States for 2011 in implementing monitoring and control systems applicable to the common fisheries policy (CFP), as referred to in Article 8(1)(a) of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006. It establishes the amount of the Union financial contribution for each Member State, the rate of the Union financial contribution and the conditions on which such contribution may be granted.

Article 2

Closure of outstanding commitments

All payments in respect of which a reimbursement is claimed shall be made by the Member State concerned by 30 June 2015. Payments made by a Member State after that deadline shall not be eligible for reimbursement. Unused budgetary appropriations related to this Decision shall be de-committed at the latest by 31 December 2016.

Article 3

New technologies and IT networks

1.   Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex I, on the setting up of new technologies and IT networks in order to allow efficient and secure collection and management of data in connection with monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries activities, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits laid down in that Annex.

2.   Any other expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred in Annex I, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits laid down in that Annex.

Article 4

Automatic localisation devices

1.   Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex II, on the purchase and fitting on board of fishing vessels of automatic localisation devices enabling vessels to be monitored at a distance by a fisheries monitoring centre through a vessel monitoring system (VMS) shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits established in that Annex.

2.   The financial contribution referred to in paragraph 1 shall be calculated on the basis of a price capped at EUR 2 500 per vessel.

3.   In order to qualify for the financial contribution referred to in paragraph 1, automatic localisation devices shall satisfy the requirements laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011.

Article 5

Electronic recording and reporting systems

Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex III, on the development, purchase, and installation of, as well as technical assistance for, the components necessary for electronic recording and reporting systems (ERS), in order to allow efficient and secure data exchange related to monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries activities, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits laid down in that Annex.

Article 6

Electronic recording and reporting devices

1.   Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex IV, on the purchase and fitting on board of fishing vessels of ERS devices enabling vessels to record and report electronically to a Fisheries Monitoring Centre data on fisheries activities, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits established in that Annex.

2.   The financial contribution referred to in paragraph 1 shall be calculated on the basis of a price capped at EUR 3 000 per vessel, without prejudice of paragraph 4.

3.   In order to qualify for a financial contribution, ERS devices shall satisfy the requirements established in Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011.

4.   In case of devices combining ERS and VMS functions and fulfilling the requirements laid down in Implementing Regulation (EU) No 404/2011, the financial contribution referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be calculated on the basis of a price capped at EUR 4 500 per vessel.

Article 7

Pilot projects

Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex V, on pilot projects on new control technologies shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits laid down in that Annex.

Article 8

Total maximum Union contribution per Member State

The planned expenditure, the eligible share thereof, and the maximum Union contribution per Member State are as follows:

(in EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Bulgaria

147 254

147 254

132 530

Cyprus

259 000

255 000

229 500

Denmark

2 159 798

1 408 564

1 267 708

Germany

6 792 280

137 480

123 732

Ireland

51 610 000

250 000

225 000

Greece

2 133 500

590 000

455 000

Spain

4 182 697

2 264 977

2 038 480

Italy

4 010 000

1 140 000

1 026 000

Latvia

140 944

140 944

126 850

Lithuania

207 200

135 313

121 782

Malta

270 664

191 486

130 313

Netherlands

300 000

0

0

Poland

386 324

385 360

343 623

Portugal

2 843 921

2 395 200

2 155 680

Romania

589 000

85 000

76 500

Finland

1 000 000

870 000

635 000

United Kingdom

2 862 415

1 349 325

1 214 392

Total

79 894 998

11 745 904

10 302 090

Article 9

Addressees

This Decision is addressed to the Republic of Bulgaria, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Malta, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, Romania, the Republic of Finland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Done at Brussels, 25 November 2011.

For the Commission

Maria DAMANAKI

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 160, 14.6.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 188, 19.7.2011, p. 50.

(3)  OJ L 97, 12.4.2007, p. 30.

(4)  OJ L 112, 30.4.2011, p. 1.


ANNEX I

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND IT NETWORKS

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Bulgaria:

BG/11/06

147 255

147 255

132 530

Sub-total

147 255

147 255

132 530

Cyprus:

CY/11/09

4 000

0

0

CY/11/10

55 000

55 000

49 500

Sub-total

59 000

55 000

49 500

Denmark:

DK/11/16

100 612

100 612

90 551

DK/11/17

214 638

0

0

DK/11/18

335 372

335 372

301 835

DK/11/19

268 298

0

0

DK/11/20

268 298

268 298

241 468

DK/11/21

268 298

268 298

241 468

DK/11/22

234 761

234 761

211 285

DK/11/23

201 223

201 223

181 101

DK/11/24

268 298

0

0

Sub-total

2 159 798

1 408 564

1 267 708

Germany:

DE/11/31

18 000

18 000

16 200

DE/11/32

2 656 400

0

0

DE/11/33

63 480

63 480

57 132

DE/11/34

56 000

56 000

50 400

DE/11/35

3 998 400

0

0

Sub-total

6 792 280

137 480

123 732

Ireland:

IE/11/18

335 000

0

0

IE/11/19

100 000

0

0

Sub-total

435 000

0

0

Greece:

GR/11/08

400 000

400 000

360 000

GR/11/09

283 500

190 000

95 000

Sub-total

683 500

590 000

455 000

Spain:

ES/11/11

305 860

305 860

275 274

ES/11/14

253 117

253 117

227 805

Sub-total

558 977

558 977

503 079

Italy:

IT/11/19

120 000

120 000

108 000

IT/11/21

300 000

300 000

270 000

IT/11/22

1 900 000

0

0

Sub-total

2 320 000

420 000

378 000

Lithuania:

LT/11/08

55 000

13 113

11 802

Sub-total

55 000

13 113

11 802

Malta:

MT/11/05

125 165

73 165

65 848

MT/11/07

16 741

16 741

8 371

Sub-total

141 906

89 906

74 219

Netherlands:

NL/11/05

300 000

0

0

Sub-total

300 000

0

0

Poland:

PL/11/03

226 415

226 415

203 774

PL/11/04

8 964

8 000

4 000

Sub-total

235 379

234 415

207 774

Portugal:

PT/11/25

125 000

125 000

112 500

PT/11/26

105 000

0

0

PT/11/27

98 000

98 000

88 200

PT/11/28

135 500

0

0

PT/11/29

385 000

385 000

346 500

PT/11/30

265 700

265 700

239 130

Sub-total

1 114 200

873 700

786 330

Romania:

RO/11/10

300 000

0

0

RO/11/12

24 000

0

0

Sub-total

324 000

0

0

Finland:

FI/11/09

500 000

370 000

185 000

Sub-total

500 000

370 000

185 000

United Kingdom:

UK/11/67

1 153 270

0

0

Sub-total

1 153 270

0

0

Total

16 979 564

4 898 410

4 174 674


ANNEX II

AUTOMATIC LOCALISATION DEVICES

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Greece:

GR/11/03

400 000

0

0

Sub-total

400 000

0

0

Spain:

ES/11/12

996 000

830 000

747 000

Sub-total

996 000

830 000

747 000

Italy:

IT/11/18

720 000

720 000

648 000

Sub-total

720 000

720 000

648 000

Total

2 116 000

1 550 000

1 395 000


ANNEX III

ELECTRONIC RECORDING AND REPORTING SYSTEMS

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Ireland:

IE/11/22

250 000

250 000

225 000

Sub-total

250 000

250 000

225 000

Latvia:

LV/11/02

140 944

140 944

126 850

Sub-total

140 944

140 944

126 850

Portugal:

PT/11/21-03

50 000

50 000

45 000

Sub-total

50 000

50 000

45 000

Romania:

RO/11/03

85 000

85 000

76 500

Sub-total

85 000

85 000

76 500

Finland:

FI/11/10

500 000

500 000

450 000

Sub-total

500 000

500 000

450 000

United Kingdom:

UK/11/69

172 990

172 990

155 691

Sub-total

172 990

172 990

155 691

Total

1 198 935

1 198 935

1 079 041


ANNEX IV

ELECTRONIC RECORDING AND REPORTING DEVICES

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Cyprus:

CY/11/11

200 000

200 000

180 000

Sub-total

200 000

200 000

180 000

Spain:

ES/11/13

1 022 000

876 000

788 400

Sub-total

1 022 000

876 000

788 400

Lithuania:

LT/11/09

152 200

122 200

109 980

Sub-total

152 200

122 200

109 980

Malta:

MT/11/09

7 693

7 693

6 924

MT/11/10

5 567

5 567

5 010

Sub-total

13 260

13 260

11 934

Poland:

PL/11/05

100 630

100 630

90 567

PL/11/06

50 314

50 314

45 283

Sub-total

150 944

150 944

135 850

Portugal:

PT/11/21-01

1 228 500

1 228 500

1 105 650

PT/11/21-02

243 000

243 000

218 700

Sub-total

1 471 500

1 471 500

1 324 350

United Kingdom:

UK/11/68

1 176 335

1 176 335

1 058 701

Sub-total

1 176 335

1 176 335

1 058 701

Total

4 186 239

4 010 239

3 609 215


ANNEX V

PILOT PROJECTS

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Italy:

IT/11/20

750 000

0

0

Sub-total

750 000

0

0

Malta:

MT/11/06

88 320

88 320

44 160

MT/11/08

3 447

0

0

Sub-total

91 767

88 320

44 160

United Kingdom:

UK/11/66

359 820

0

0

Sub-total

359 820

0

0

Total

1 201 587

88 320

44 160


ANNEX VI

TRAINING AND EXCHANGE PROGRAMMES

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Ireland:

IE/11/20

25 000

0

0

Sub-total

25 000

0

0

Malta:

MT/11/11

12 731

0

0

MT/11/12

11 000

0

0

Sub-total

23 731

0

0

Portugal:

PT/11/23

100 226

0

0

PT/11/24

15 995

0

0

Sub-total

116 221

0

0

Total

164 952

0

0


ANNEX VII

PILOT INSPECTION AND OBSERVER SCHEMES

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Romania:

RO/11/11

180 000

0

0

Sub-total

180 000

0

0

Total

180 000

0

0


ANNEX VIII

ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT EXPENDITURE

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Portugal:

PT/11/21-04

50 000

0

0

PT/11/21-05

42 000

0

0

Sub-total

92 000

0

0

Total

92 000

0

0


ANNEX IX

INITIATIVE RAISING AWARENESS OF CFP RULES

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Italy:

IT/11/16

110 000

0

0

IT/11/17

110 000

0

0

Sub-total

220 000

0

0

Total

220 000

0

0


ANNEX X

PATROL VESSELS AND AIRCRAFT

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control additional programme

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Ireland:

IE/11/21

50 900 000

0

0

Sub-total

50 900 000

0

0

Greece:

GR/11/02

1 050 000

0

0

Sub-total

1 050 000

0

0

Spain:

ES/11/10

785 600

0

0

ES/11/15

820 120

0

0

Sub-total

1 605 720

0

0

Total

53 555 720

0

0


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