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Document 32006D0392

2006/392/EC: Commission Decision of 30 May 2006 on a Community financial contribution towards Member States’ fisheries control, inspection and surveillance programmes for 2006 (notified under document number C(2006) 2062)

OJ L 152, 7.6.2006, p. 22–30 (ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, NL, PL, PT, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2006/392/oj

7.6.2006   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 152/22


COMMISSION DECISION

of 30 May 2006

on a Community financial contribution towards Member States’ fisheries control, inspection and surveillance programmes for 2006

(notified under document number C(2006) 2062)

(2006/392/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Decision 2004/465/EC of 29 April 2004 on a Community financial contribution towards Member States fisheries control programmes (1), as amended by Council Decision 2006/2/EC of 21 December 2005 (2), and in particular Article 6(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Member States have forwarded to the Commission their fisheries control programme for 2006 together with the applications for a Community financial contribution towards the expenditure to be incurred in carrying out the projects contained in such programme.

(2)

Applications concerning actions listed in Article 4 of Council Decision 2004/465/EC may qualify for Community funding.

(3)

It is appropriate to fix the maximum amounts and the rate of the Community financial contribution and to lay down the conditions under which such contribution may be granted.

(4)

In order to qualify for the contribution, automatic localisation devices should satisfy the requirements fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 of 18 December 2003 laying down detailed provisions regarding satellite-based Vessel Monitoring Systems (3).

(5)

Member States must in accordance with Article 8 of Council Decision 2004/465/EC commit their expenditure within a period of 12 months from the end of the year in which the present Decision is notified to them. They must also comply with the provisions of Decision 2004/465/EC as regards starting their projects and submitting applications for reimbursement.

(6)

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 a Community financial contribution for 2006 towards actions referred to in Article 4 of Decision 2004/465/CE. It establishes the amount of the Community financial contribution for each Member State, the rate of the Community financial contribution and the conditions on which such contribution may be granted.

Article 2

New technologies and IT networks

Expenditure incurred on the purchase of, installation and technical assistance for, computer technology and setting up of IT networks in order to allow efficient and secure data exchange in connection with monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries activities, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex I.

Article 3

Automatic localisation devices

1.   Expenditure incurred in 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 maximum financial contribution of EUR 4 500 per vessel within the limits established in Annex II.

2.   Within the EUR 4 500 limit provided for in paragraph 1, the financial contribution for the first EUR 1 500 of eligible expenditure shall be at a rate of 100 %.

3.   The financial contribution for eligible expenditure comprised between EUR 1 500 and EUR 4 500 per vessel shall amount to a maximum of 50 % of such expenditure.

4.   In order to qualify, automatic localisation devices shall satisfy the requirements fixed by Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003.

Article 4

Pilot projects on new technologies

Expenditure incurred in pilot projects relating to the implementation of new technologies to improve the monitoring of fisheries activities shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex III.

Article 5

Training

Expenditure incurred on training and exchange programmes of civil servants responsible for monitoring control and surveillance tasks in the fisheries area shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex IV.

Article 6

Assessment of expenditure

Expenditure incurred in implementing a system to assess expenditure incurred in controlling the Common fisheries policy shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex V.

Article 7

Seminars and media tools

Expenditure incurred in initiatives including seminar and media tools aimed at enhancing awareness among fishermen and other players such as inspectors, public prosecutors and judges, as well as among the general public on the need to fight irresponsible and illegal fishing and on the implementation of Common fisheries policy rules, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 75 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex VI.

Article 8

Fisheries patrol vessels and aircraft

Expenditure related to the purchase and modernisation of vessels and aircraft used for inspection and surveillance of fishing activities by the competent authorities of the Member States shall qualify, within the limits laid down in Annex VII, for a financial contribution not exceeding:

50 % of the eligible expenditure incurred by Member States which acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004;

25 % of the eligible expenditure incurred by other Member States.

Article 9

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 30 May 2006.

For the Commission

Joe BORG

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 157, 30.4.2004, p. 114; corrected in OJ L 195, 2.6.2004, p. 36.

(2)  OJ L 2, 5.1.2006, p. 4.

(3)  OJ L 333, 20.12.2003, p. 17.


ANNEX I

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND IT-NETWORKS

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

 

 

Czech Republic

 

 

Denmark

1 333 334

666 667

Germany

210 000

105 000

Estonia

229 217

114 609

Greece

2 250 000

1 125 000

Spain

 

 

France

935 000

467 500

Ireland

250 000

125 000

Italy

4 000 000

2 000 000

Cyprus

83 000

41 500

Latvia

 

 

Lithuania

30 000

15 000

Luxembourg

 

 

Hungary

 

 

Malta

 

 

Netherlands

470 505

235 253

Austria

 

 

Poland

 

 

Portugal

735 230

333 895

Slovenia

250 354

125 177

Slovakia

 

 

Finland

402 000

201 000

Sweden

120 000

60 000

United Kingdom

838 148

419 074

Total

12 136 788

6 034 675


ANNEX II

AUTOMATIC LOCALISATION DEVICES

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

 

 

Czech Republic

 

 

Denmark

 

 

Germany

 

 

Estonia

 

 

Greece

 

 

Spain

 

 

France

 

 

Ireland

 

 

Italy

 

 

Cyprus

 

 

Latvia

 

 

Lithuania

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

Hungary

 

 

Malta

190 944

132 972

Netherlands

 

 

Austria

 

 

Poland

 

 

Portugal

 

 

Slovenia

25 760

18 880

Slovakia

 

 

Finland

33 000

22 820

Sweden

 

 

United Kingdom

 

 

Total

249 704

174 672


ANNEX III

PILOT PROJECTS ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

 

 

Czech Republic

 

 

Denmark

275 000

137 500

Germany

 

 

Estonia

 

 

Greece

 

 

Spain

 

 

France

 

 

Ireland

 

 

Italy

 

 

Cyprus

 

 

Latvia

 

 

Lithuania

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

Hungary

 

 

Malta

 

 

Netherlands

 

 

Austria

 

 

Poland

150 000

75 000

Portugal

249 700

124 850

Slovenia

 

 

Slovakia

 

 

Finland

 

 

Sweden

130 000

65 000

United Kingdom

 

 

Total

804 700

402 350


ANNEX IV

TRAINING

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

10 000

5 000

Czech Republic

 

 

Denmark

523 199

261 600

Germany

64 000

32 000

Estonia

13 195

6 598

Greece

 

 

Spain

86 640

43 320

France

58 350

29 175

Ireland

200 000

100 000

Italy

1 000 000

500 000

Cyprus

15 000

7 500

Latvia

23 300

11 650

Lithuania

11 000

5 500

Luxembourg

 

 

Hungary

 

 

Malta

8 196

4 098

Netherlands

144 093

72 047

Austria

 

 

Poland

 

 

Portugal

25 600

12 800

Slovenia

35 808

17 904

Slovakia

 

 

Finland

24 200

12 100

Sweden

22 000

11 000

United Kingdom

160 305

80 153

Total

2 424 886

1 212 445


ANNEX V

ANALYSIS AND ASSESSMENT OF EXPENDITURE

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

 

 

Czech Republic

 

 

Denmark

93 333

46 667

Germany

 

 

Estonia

 

 

Greece

 

 

Spain

 

 

France

 

 

Ireland

 

 

Italy

 

 

Cyprus

 

 

Latvia

 

 

Lithuania

 

 

Luxembourg

 

 

Hungary

 

 

Malta

 

 

Netherlands

 

 

Austria

 

 

Poland

 

 

Portugal

 

 

Slovenia

 

 

Slovakia

 

 

Finland

 

 

Sweden

 

 

United Kingdom

 

 

Total

93 333

46 667


ANNEX VI

SEMINARS AND MEDIA TOOLS

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

5 000

3 750

Czech Republic

 

 

Denmark

 

 

Germany

 

 

Estonia

 

 

Greece

660 860

495 645

Spain

 

 

France

 

 

Ireland

 

 

Italy

 

 

Cyprus

 

 

Latvia

 

 

Lithuania

9 000

6 750

Luxembourg

 

 

Hungary

 

 

Malta

 

 

Netherlands

 

 

Austria

 

 

Poland

200 000

150 000

Portugal

68 750

51 563

Slovenia

6 008

4 506

Slovakia

 

 

Finland

 

 

Sweden

210 000

157 500

United Kingdom

37 299

27 974

Total

1 196 917

897 688


ANNEX VII

PATROL VESSELS AND AIRCRAFT

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

 

 

Czech Republic

 

 

Denmark

 

 

Germany

1 200 000

225 000

Estonia

751 761

150 352

Greece

2 789 140

575 328

Spain

24 683 674

6 170 918

France

 

 

Ireland

 

 

Italy

 

 

Cyprus

2 300 000

1 150 000

Latvia

 

 

Lithuania

500 000

250 000

Luxembourg

 

 

Hungary

 

 

Malta

 

 

Netherlands

565 000

141 250

Austria

 

 

Poland

 

 

Portugal

23 234 908

4 110 537

Slovenia

50 792

25 396

Slovakia

 

 

Finland

 

 

Sweden

72 000 000

4 500 000

United Kingdom

17 611 065

4 402 766

Total

145 686 340

21 701 547


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