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Document 32003R1840

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1840/2003 of 16 October 2003 prohibiting fishing for anglerfish by vessels flying the flag of Spain

OJ L 268, 18.10.2003, p. 57–57 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2003

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2003/1840/oj

32003R1840

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1840/2003 of 16 October 2003 prohibiting fishing for anglerfish by vessels flying the flag of Spain

Official Journal L 268 , 18/10/2003 P. 0057 - 0057


Commission Regulation (EC) No 1840/2003

of 16 October 2003

prohibiting fishing for anglerfish by vessels flying the flag of Spain

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy(1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 806/2003(2), and in particular Article 21(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Council Regulation (EC) No 2341/2002 of 20 December 2002 fixing for 2003 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required(3), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1754/2003(4), lays down quotas for anglerfish for 2003.

(2) In order to ensure compliance with the provisions relating to the quantity limits on catches of stocks subject to quotas, the Commission must fix the date by which catches made by vessels flying the flag of a Member State are deemed to have exhausted the quota allocated.

(3) According to the information received by the Commission, catches of anglerfish in the waters of ICES divisions VIIIa,b,d,e, by vessels flying the flag of Spain or registered in Spain have exhausted the quota allocated for 2003. Spain has prohibited fishing for this stock from 8 October 2003. This date should consequently be adopted in this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Catches of anglerfish in the waters of ICES divisions VIIIa,b,d,e, by vessels flying the flag of Spain or registered in Spain are hereby deemed to have exhausted the quota allocated to Spain for 2003.

Fishing for anglerfish in the waters of ICES divisions VIIIa,b,d,e, by vessels flying the flag of Spain or registered in Spain is hereby prohibited, as are the retention on board, transhipment and landing of this stock caught by the above vessels after the date of application of this Regulation.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 8 October 2003.

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

Done at Brussels, 16 October 2003.

For the Commission

Jörgen Holmquist

Director-General for Fisheries

(1) OJ L 261, 20.10.1993, p. 1.

(2) OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 1.

(3) OJ L 356, 31.12.2002, p. 12.

(4) OJ L 252, 4.10.2003, p. 1.

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