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Document 32023R2763

Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/2763 of 4 December 2023 establishing a fisheries closure for cod in Svalbard waters; international waters of 1 and 2b for vessels flying the flag of Spain

C/2023/8258

OJ L, 2023/2763, 08.12.2023, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2023/2763/oj (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2023

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2023/2763/oj

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Official Journal
of the European Union

EN

Series L


2023/2763

8.12.2023

COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2023/2763

of 4 December 2023

establishing a fisheries closure for cod in Svalbard waters; international waters of 1 and 2b for vessels flying the flag of Spain

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Union control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy (1), and in particular Article 36(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Council Regulation (EU) 2023/194 (2) lays down quotas for 2023.

(2)

According to the information received by the Commission, catches of the stock of cod in Svalbard waters; international waters of 1 and 2b by vessels flying the flag of or registered in Spain have exhausted the quota allocated for 2023.

(3)

It is therefore necessary to prohibit certain fishing activities for that stock,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Quota exhaustion

The fishing quota allocated for 2023 to Spain for the stock of cod in Svalbard waters; international waters of 1 and 2b referred to in the Annex shall be deemed to be exhausted from the date set out in that Annex.

Article 2

Prohibitions

Fishing activities for the stock referred to in Article 1 by vessels flying the flag of or registered in Spain shall be prohibited from the date set out in the Annex. In particular it shall be prohibited to retain on board, relocate, tranship or land fish from that stock caught by those vessels after that date.

Article 3

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, 4 December 2023.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

Virginijus SINKEVIČIUS

Member of the Commission


(1)   OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1.

(2)  Council Regulation (EU) 2023/194 of 30 January 2023 fixing for 2023 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters, as well as fixing for 2023 and 2024 such fishing opportunities for certain deep-sea fish stocks (OJ L 28, 31.1.2023, p. 1).


ANNEX

No

17/TQ194

Member State

Spain

Stock

COD/1/2B.

Species

Cod (Gadus Morhua)

Zone

Svalbard waters; international waters of 1 and 2b

Closing date

11 November 2023


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2023/2763/oj

ISSN 1977-0677 (electronic edition)


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