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Document 31997R2493

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2493/97 of 12 December 1997 adjusting the maximum annual fishing effort for certain fisheries

OJ L 343, 13.12.1997, p. 14–16 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1997

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1997/2493/oj

31997R2493

Commission Regulation (EC) No 2493/97 of 12 December 1997 adjusting the maximum annual fishing effort for certain fisheries

Official Journal L 343 , 13/12/1997 P. 0014 - 0016


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 2493/97 of 12 December 1997 adjusting the maximum annual fishing effort for certain fisheries

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 2027/95 of 15 June 1995 establishing a system for the management of fishing effort relating to certain Community fishing areas and resources (1), and in particular the second indent of Article 4 thereof,

Whereas the second indent of Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 2027/95 provides that the Commission, at the request of a Member State, shall take appropriate measures so that the Member State in question can fish its quotas in accordance with the third subparagraph of Article 6 (2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 685/95 of 27 March 1995 on the management of fishing effort relating to certain Community fishing areas and resources (2);

Whereas Spain has asked the Commission to adjust the maximum annual fishing effort, for 1997, granted to its vessels by transferring part of the fixed gear effort to towed gear in the case of fishing directed at demersal species so that vessels flying the Spanish flag are able to fish certain quotas which are allocated pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 390/97 of 20 December 1996 fixing, for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, the total allowable catches for 1997 and certain conditions under which they may be fished (3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1974/97 (4);

Whereas this transfer of fishing effort involves only a simple adjustment which does not alter the existing balance and enables the effort levels allocated initially to be adjusted to the current situation of the fleet, and fishing activity to be diversified to include other demersal species;

Whereas this Regulation must enter into force immediately in order to allow Spain to make better use of its quotas to supply the market during the period for which they are valid;

Whereas the measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The maximum annual fishing effort for the Kingdom of Spain in respect of demersal species using towed and passive gear respectively, as referred to in the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 2027/95, is amended, for 1997, as laid down in the Annex hereto.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 12 December 1997.

For the Commission

Emma BONINO

Member of the Commission

(1) OJ L 199, 24. 8. 1995, p. 1.

(2) OJ L 71, 31. 3. 1995, p. 5.

(3) OJ L 66, 6. 3. 1997, p. 1.

(4) OJ L 278, 11. 10. 1997, p. 1.

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