20.11.2019   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 299/43


COUNCIL REGULATION (EU) 2019/1926

of 14 November 2019

on the allocation of fishing opportunities under the Protocol on the implementation of the Agreement on a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal

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 2 March 2015, the Council adopted Decision (EU) 2015/384 (1) on the conclusion of an Agreement on a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal ('the Agreement') (2). The Agreement entered into force on 20 November 2014 and is still in force.

(2)

The Protocol on the implementation of the Agreement that is currently in force will expire on 19 November 2019.

(3)

In accordance with Council Decision (EU) 2019/1925 (3), a new Protocol implementing the Agreement ('the Protocol') was signed on 18 November 2019.

(4)

The fishing opportunities provided for in the Protocol should be allocated among the Member States for the entire duration of application of the Protocol.

(5)

The Protocol is to apply on a provisional basis from the date of its signing in order to ensure an expeditious start to fishing activities of Union vessels. This Regulation should therefore apply from that date,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

The fishing opportunities established under the Protocol shall be allocated among the Member States as follows:

(a)

freezer tuna seiners:

Spain

16 vessels

France

12 vessels

(b)

pole-and-line vessels:

Spain

8 vessels

France

2 vessels

(c)

longliners:

Spain

3 vessels

Portugal

2 vessels

(d)

trawlers:

Spain

2 vessels

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 provisional application of the Protocol.

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

Done at Brussels, 14 November 2019.

For the Council

The President

T. TUPPURAINEN


(1)  Council Decision (EU) 2015/384 of 2 March 2015 on the conclusion, on behalf of the European Union, of a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal and the Implementation Protocol thereto (OJ L 65, 10.3.2015, p. 1).

(2)  Agreement on a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal (OJ L 304, 23.10.2014, p. 3).

(3)  Council Decision (EU) 2019/1925 of 14 November 2019 on the signing, on behalf of the Union, and provisional application of the Protocol on the implementation of the Agreement on a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal (see page 11 of this Official Journal).