52005AP0257

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation establishing a rebuilding plan for Greenland halibut in the framework of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (COM(2004)0640 - C6-0197/2004 - 2004/0229(CNS))

Official Journal 133 E , 08/06/2006 P. 0131 - 0133


P6_TA(2005)0257

Greenland halibut *

European Parliament legislative resolution on the proposal for a Council regulation establishing a rebuilding plan for Greenland halibut in the framework of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (COM(2004)0640 — C6-0197/2004 — 2004/0229(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

- having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council (COM(2004)0640) [1],

- having regard to Article 37 of the EC Treaty, pursuant to which the Council consulted Parliament (C6-0197/2004),

- having regard to Rule 51 of its Rules of Procedure,

- having regard to the report of the Committee on Fisheries (A6-0116/2005),

1. Approves the Commission proposal as amended;

2. Calls on the Commission to alter its proposal accordingly, pursuant to Article 250(2) of the EC Treaty;

3. Calls on the Council to notify Parliament if it intends to depart from the text approved by Parliament;

4. Asks the Council to consult Parliament again if it intends to amend the Commission proposal substantially;

5. Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and Commission.

TEXT PROPOSED BY THE COMMISSION | AMENDMENTS BY PARLIAMENT |

Amendment 1

Title

Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a rebuilding plan for Greenland halibut in the framework of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation. | Proposal for a Council Regulation establishing a recovery plan for Greenland halibut in the framework of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation. (This amendment applies throughout the text. It necessitates corresponding changes throughout.) |

Amendment 2

Recital 7

(7) It is therefore necessary to implement the rebuilding plan on a permanent basis. To that end a procedure should be determined for the transmission of the list of vessels to which a special fishing permit has been issued in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1627/94 of 27 June 1994 laying down general provisions concerning special fishing permits. | (7) It is therefore necessary to incorporate the recovery plan into Community law on a firm basis. To that end a procedure should be determined for the transmission of the list of vessels to which a special fishing permit has been issued in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 1627/94 of 27 June 1994 laying down general provisions concerning special fishing permits. |

Amendment 3

Recital 9

(9) Additional control measures are required to ensure an effective implementation at Community level and to ensure coherence with recovery plans adopted by the Council in other areas. Such measures should include an obligation for prior notification of entry into port designated by Member States and to limit margins of tolerance. | (9) Additional control measures are required to ensure an effective implementation at Community level and to ensure coherence with recovery plans adopted by the Council in other areas. Such measures should include an obligation for prior notification of entry into port designated by Member States. |

Amendment 4

Article 3, paragraph 1, subparagraph 2

However, where it is decided by NAFO that those TAC levels will not ensure a sustainable fishery of that stock, the Council, acting by a qualified majority on a proposal from the Commission, shall adjust the TAC provided for in the first subparagraph in conformity with the decision by NAFO. | However, where it is decided by NAFO that those TAC levels will not ensure a sustainable fishery of that stock (or where, on the other hand, recovery of the stock is detected), the Council, acting by a qualified majority on a proposal from the Commission, shall adjust the TAC provided for in the first subparagraph in conformity with the decision by NAFO. |

Amendment 5

Article 5, paragraph 4

4. Each Member State shall allocate its quota for Greenland halibut among its vessels included in the list referred to in paragraph 1. Member States shall inform the Commission of the allocation of quotas not later than 15 December each year. | 4. Each Member State shall take the necessary action to allocate its quota for Greenland halibut among its vessels included in the list referred to in paragraph 1. Member States shall inform the Commission of the allocation of quotas not later than 15 January each year. |

Amendment 6

Article 6, paragraph 3

3. When quantities of Greenland halibut reported in accordance with paragraph 1 point (b) are deemed to have exhausted 70 % of the Member States' quota, masters shall take transmit the reports referred to in point (b) on a daily basis. | 3. When quantities of Greenland halibut reported in accordance with paragraph 1 point (b) are deemed to have exhausted 70 % of the Member States' quota, masters shall transmit the reports referred to in point (b) every third day. |

Amendment 7

Article 7, paragraph 1

1. The daily quantities of Greenland halibut retained on board during the vessel's stay in NAFO Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3KLMNO shall be stored on board separately from the other catches and clearly labelled. | 1. Taking into account the safety of the crew and of the movements of the vessel, both of which fall under the powers and responsibilities of the captain, the daily quantities of Greenland halibut retained on board during the vessel's stay in NAFO Sub-area 2 and Divisions 3KLMNO shall be stored on board separately from the other catches and clearly labelled. |

Amendment 8

Article 8

Article 8 Margin of tolerance in the estimation of quantities reported in the logbook By way of derogation from Article 5(2) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2807/83 and Article 9 (2) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2868/88, the permitted margin of tolerance, in the estimation of the quantities in kilograms retained on board, shall be 5% of the logbook figure. | Deleted |

Amendment 9

Article 9, paragraph 4a (new)

| 4a. The measures laid down in this Article shall apply exclusively to the vessels with a special fishing permit which are referred to in Article 4. |

Amendment 10

Article 10, paragraph 1a (new)

| The measures laid down in this Article shall apply exclusively to the vessels with a special fishing permit which are referred to in Article 4. |

[1] Not yet published in OJ.

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