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Document 32019R0440

Council Regulation (EU) 2019/440 of 29 November 2018 on the allocation of fishing opportunities under the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco and the Implementation Protocol thereto

ST/14382/2018/INIT

OJ L 77, 20.3.2019, p. 1–3 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2019/440/oj

20.3.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 77/1


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2019/440

of 29 November 2018

on the allocation of fishing opportunities under the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco and the Implementation Protocol thereto

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 43(3) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

Whereas:

(1)

On behalf of the Union, the Commission negotiated a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (‘the Fisheries Agreement’) as well as a new Implementation Protocol thereto and the Exchange of Letters accompanying the Fisheries Agreement.

(2)

In accordance with Council Decision (EU) 2018/2068 (1), the Fisheries Agreement, the Implementation Protocol thereto and the Exchange of Letters accompanying the Fisheries Agreement were signed on 14 January 2019, subject to their conclusion at a later date.

(3)

The Implementation Protocol to the Fisheries Agreement covers a period of four years as from the date of its application, as defined in Article 16 thereof.

(4)

The fishing opportunities should be allocated among the Member States for the full duration of application of the Implementation Protocol to the Fisheries Agreement.

(5)

This Regulation should apply from the date of application of the Implementation Protocol to the Fisheries Agreement,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1.   The fishing opportunities established pursuant to the Implementation Protocol to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco (‘the Fisheries Agreement’) shall be allocated among the Member States as follows:

Fishing category

Type of vessel

Member State

Licences or quota

Small-scale fishing in the north, pelagic species

Seiners < 150 gross tonnage (GT)

Spain

22

Small-scale fishing in the north

Bottom longliners < 40 GT

Spain

25

Portugal

7

Bottom longliners ≥ 40 GT < 150 GT

Portugal

3

Small-scale fishing in the south

Pole-lines < 150 GT per vessel

Total ≤ 800 GT

Spain

10

Demersal fishing

Bottom longliners ≤ 150 GT

Spain

7

Portugal

4

Trawlers ≤ 750 GT

Total ≤ 3 000 GT

Spain

5

Italy

0

Tuna fishing

Pole-and-line vessels

Spain

23

France

4

Industrial fishing for pelagic species

85 000 tonnes (t) in the first year

90 000 t in the second year

100 000 t in the third year and in the fourth year

Distribution of vessels authorised to fish:

 

10 vessels ≥ 3 000 GT and < 7 765 GT

 

4 vessels ≥ 150 and < 3 000 GT

 

4 vessels < 150 GT

Year 1: 85 000 t

 

Germany

6 871,2 t

Lithuania

21 986,3 t

Latvia

12 367,5 t

Netherlands

26 102,4 t

Ireland

3 099,3 t

Poland

4 807,8 t

United Kingdom

4 807,8 t

Spain

496,2 t

Portugal

1 652,2 t

France

2 809,3 t

Year 2: 90 000 t

 

Germany

7 275,4 t

Lithuania

23 279,6 t

Latvia

13 095,0 t

Netherlands

27 637,9 t

Ireland

3 281,6 t

Poland

5 090,6 t

United Kingdom

5 090,6 t

Spain

525,4 t

Portugal

1 749,4 t

France

2 974,5 t

Years 3 and 4: 100 000  t each year

 

Germany

8 083,8 t

Lithuania

25 866,3 t

Latvia

14 550,0 t

Netherlands

30 708,8 t

Ireland

3 646,3 t

Poland

5 656,3 t

United Kingdom

5 656,3 t

Spain

583,8 t

Portugal

1 943,8 t

France

3 305,0 t

2.   Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) shall apply without prejudice to the Fisheries Agreement, to the Implementation Protocol thereto and to the Exchange of Letters accompanying the Fisheries Agreement.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from the date of application of the Implementation Protocol to the Fisheries Agreement.

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

Done at Brussels, 29 November 2018.

For the Council

The President

M. SCHRAMBÖCK


(1)  Council Decision (EU) 2018/2068 of 29 November 2018 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco, the Implementation Protocol thereto and the exchange of letters accompanying the Agreement (OJ L 331, 28.12.2018, p. 1).

(2)  Regulation (EU) 2017/2403 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2017 on the sustainable management of external fishing fleets, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 (OJ L 347, 28.12.2017, p. 81).


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