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Official Journal

of the European Union

L 247

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Legislation

Volume 64
13 July 2021


Contents

 

I   Legislative acts

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REGULATIONS

 

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Regulation (EU) 2021/1139 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 July 2021 establishing the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1004

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II   Non-legislative acts

 

 

REGULATIONS

 

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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1140 of 5 May 2021 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards rules for the prevention and control of certain listed diseases ( 1 )

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Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1141 of 12 July 2021 amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down special control measures for African swine fever ( 1 )

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DECISIONS

 

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Council Decision (EU) 2021/1142 of 12 July 2021 further extending the temporary derogation from the Council’s Rules of Procedure introduced by Decision (EU) 2020/430, in view of the travel difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in the Union

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Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1143 of 12 July 2021 on a European Union Military Training Mission in Mozambique (EUTM Mozambique)

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Council Decision (CFSP) 2021/1144 of 12 July 2021 amending Decision 2014/512/CFSP concerning restrictive measures in view of Russia’s actions destabilising the situation in Ukraine

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Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/1145 of 30 June 2021 on the application of Directive 2009/103/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to checks on insurance against civil liability in respect of the use of motor vehicles normally based in Montenegro and the United Kingdom ( 1 )

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(1)   Text with EEA relevance.

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Acts whose titles are printed in light type are those relating to day-to-day management of agricultural matters, and are generally valid for a limited period.

The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


I Legislative acts

REGULATIONS

13.7.2021   

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Official Journal of the European Union

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REGULATION (EU) 2021/1139 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL

of 7 July 2021

establishing the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and amending Regulation (EU) 2017/1004

THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, and in particular Article 42, Article 43(2), Article 91(1), Article 100(2), Article 173(3), Article 175, Article 188, Article 192(1), Article 194(2), Article 195(2) and Article 349 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the European Commission,

After transmission of the draft legislative act to the national parliaments,

Having regard to the opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee (1),

Having regard to the opinion of the Committee of the Regions (2),

Acting in accordance with the ordinary legislative procedure (3),

Whereas:

(1)

The European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (the ‘EMFAF’) should be established for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2027 in order to align its duration with that of the multiannual financial framework (the ‘MFF 2021-2027’) laid down in Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2093 (4). This Regulation should lay down the priorities of the EMFAF, its budget and the specific rules for providing Union funding, complementing the general rules applicable to the EMFAF under Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5). The EMFAF should aim to channel funding from the Union budget to support the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), the Union’s maritime policy and the Union’s international commitments in the field of ocean governance. Such funding is a key enabler for sustainable fisheries and the conservation of marine biological resources, for food security through the supply of seafood products, for the growth of a sustainable blue economy and for healthy, safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed seas and oceans.

(2)

As a global ocean actor and one of the world’s largest producers of seafood, the Union has a strong responsibility to protect, conserve and sustainably use the oceans and their resources. Indeed, preserving seas and oceans is vital for a rapidly growing world population. It is also of socio-economic interest for the Union as a sustainable blue economy boosts investments, jobs and growth, fosters research and innovation and contributes to energy security through ocean energy. Moreover, efficient border control and the global fight against maritime crime are essential for safe and secure seas and oceans, thereby addressing citizens’ security concerns.

(3)

Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 has been adopted in order to improve the coordination and harmonise the implementation of support from Funds under shared management (the ‘Funds’), with the main aim of simplifying policy delivery in a coherent way. That Regulation applies to the part of the EMFAF under shared management. The Funds pursue complementary objectives and share the same management mode. Therefore, Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 sets out a series of common general objectives and general principles such as partnership and multi-level governance. It also contains the common elements of strategic planning and programming, including provisions on the Partnership Agreement to be concluded with each Member State, and sets out a common approach to the performance orientation of the Funds. Accordingly, it sets out enabling conditions, a performance review and arrangements for monitoring, reporting and evaluation. Furthermore, it sets out common provisions with regard to eligibility rules, and special arrangements are established for financial instruments, for the use of InvestEU established by Regulation (EU) 2021/523 of the European Parliament and of the Council (6), for community-led local development (CLLD) and for financial management. Some management and control arrangements are also common to all the Funds. Complementarities between the Funds, including the EMFAF, and other Union programmes should be described in the Partnership Agreement, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

(4)

Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council (7) (the ‘Financial Regulation’) applies to the EMFAF. The Financial Regulation lays down rules on the implementation of the Union budget, including the rules on grants, prizes, procurement, indirect management, financial instruments, budgetary guarantees, financial assistance and the reimbursement of external experts.

(5)

Horizontal financial rules adopted by the European Parliament and the Council on the basis of Article 322 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) apply to this Regulation. Those rules are laid down in the Financial Regulation and determine in particular the procedure for establishing and implementing the budget through grants, prizes, indirect management, financial instruments, budgetary guarantees, financial assistance and the reimbursement of external experts and provide for checks on the responsibility of financial actors. Rules adopted on the basis of Article 322 TFEU also include a general regime of conditionality for the protection of the Union budget.

(6)

Under direct management, the EMFAF should develop synergies and complementarities with other relevant Union funds and programmes. It should also allow financing in the form of financial instruments within blending operations implemented under Regulation (EU) 2021/523.

(7)

Support under the EMFAF should have a clear European added value, inter alia, by addressing market failures or suboptimal investment situations in a proportionate manner, and should not duplicate or crowd out private financing or distort competition in the internal market.

(8)

Articles 107, 108 and 109 TFEU should apply to the aid granted by Member States to undertakings in the fishery and aquaculture sector under this Regulation. Nevertheless, given the specific characteristics of that sector, those Articles should not apply to payments made by Member States pursuant to this Regulation and falling within the scope of Article 42 TFEU.

(9)

The types of financing and the methods of implementation under this Regulation should be chosen on the basis of their ability to achieve the priorities set for the actions and to deliver results, taking into account, in particular, the costs of controls, the administrative burden, and the expected risk of non-compliance. This should include consideration of the use of lump sums, flat rates and unit costs, as well as financing not linked to costs as referred to in Article 125(1) of the Financial Regulation.

(10)

The MFF 2021-2027 provides that the Union budget is to continue to support fisheries and maritime policies. The EMFAF budget should amount, in current prices, to EUR 6 108 000 000. EMFAF resources should be split between shared management and direct and indirect management. EUR 5 311 000 000 should be allocated to support under shared management and EUR 797 000 000 to support under direct and indirect management. In order to ensure stability, in particular with regard to the achievement of the objectives of the CFP, the definition of national allocations under shared management for the 2021-2027 programming period should be based on the 2014-2020 shares under Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (8) (the ‘EMFF’). Specific amounts should be reserved for the outermost regions, for control and enforcement, and for collection and processing of data for fisheries management and scientific purposes, while amounts for certain investments in fishing vessels and for permanent and temporary cessation of fishing activities should be capped.

(11)

Europe’s maritime sector employs over 5 million people, generating almost EUR 750 000 000 000 in turnover and EUR 218 000 000 000 in gross added value per year, with a potential to create many more jobs. The output of the global ocean economy is estimated at EUR 1 300 000 000 000 today and this could more than double by 2030. The need to meet CO2 emission targets, increase resource efficiency and reduce the environmental footprint of the blue economy has been a significant driving force for innovation in other sectors such as marine equipment, shipbuilding, ocean observation, dredging, coastal protection and marine construction. Investment in the maritime economy has been provided through Union structural funds, in particular the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the EMFAF. New investment tools such as InvestEU could be utilised to meet the growth potential of the maritime sector.

(12)

The EMFAF should be based on four priorities: fostering sustainable fisheries and the restoration and conservation of aquatic biological resources; fostering sustainable aquaculture activities, and processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, thus contributing to food security in the Union; enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fostering the development of fishing and aquaculture communities; strengthening international ocean governance and enabling seas and oceans to be safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed. Those priorities should be pursued through shared, direct and indirect management.

(13)

The EMFAF should be based on a simple architecture without predefining measures and detailed eligibility rules at Union level in an overly prescriptive manner. Instead, broad specific objectives should be described under each priority. Member States should therefore prepare their programmes indicating therein the most appropriate means for achieving those objectives. A variety of measures identified by the Member States in those programmes might be supported under the rules set out in this Regulation and Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, provided they are covered by the specific objectives identified in this Regulation. However, it is necessary to set out a list of ineligible operations so as to avoid detrimental impact in terms of fisheries conservation. Moreover, investments and compensation for the fleet should be strictly conditional upon their consistency with the conservation objectives of the CFP.

(14)

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the ‘2030 Agenda’) identified conservation and sustainable use of oceans as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), namely SDG 14 (‘Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development’). The Union is fully committed to that goal and its implementation. In that context, it has committed to promote a sustainable blue economy which is consistent with maritime spatial planning, the conservation of biological resources and the achievement of a good environmental status as set out in Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (9), as well as to prohibit certain forms of fisheries subsidies which contribute to overcapacity and overfishing, to eliminate subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and to refrain from introducing new such subsidies. The latter outcome should result from the negotiations within the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on fisheries subsidies. In addition, in the course of the WTO negotiations at the 2002 World Summit of Sustainable Development and at the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the Union has committed to eliminate subsidies contributing to fisheries overcapacity and overfishing.

(15)

Reflecting the importance of tackling climate change in line with the Union’s commitments to implement the Paris Agreement, and the commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the actions under this Regulation should contribute to the achievement of a 30 % target of all expenditure under the MFF 2021-2027 spent on mainstreaming climate objectives and should contribute to the ambition of providing 7,5 % of annual spending under the MFF 2021-2027 to biodiversity objectives in 2024 and 10 % of annual spending under the MFF 2021-2027 to biodiversity objectives in 2026 and 2027, while considering the existing overlaps between climate and biodiversity goals.

(16)

The EMFAF should contribute to the achievement of the environmental and climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Union. That contribution should be tracked through the application of Union environmental and climate markers and reported regularly in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

(17)

In accordance with Article 42 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (10), Union financial assistance under the EMFAF should be conditional upon compliance with the rules of the CFP. Applications from operators that have committed serious infringements of the rules of the CFP should not be admissible.

(18)

In order to address the specific conditions of the CFP referred to in Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and to contribute to compliance with the rules of the CFP, provisions additional to the rules on interruption, suspension and financial corrections as set out in Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 should be laid down. Where a Member State has failed to comply with its obligations under the CFP, or where the Commission has evidence that suggests such lack of compliance, the Commission should, as a precautionary measure, be allowed to interrupt payment deadlines. In addition to the possibility of interruption of the payment deadline, and in order to avoid an evident risk of paying out ineligible expenditure, the Commission should be allowed to suspend payments and impose financial corrections in cases of serious non-compliance with the rules of the CFP by a Member State.

(19)

Steps have been taken over the last few years towards bringing fish stocks back to healthy levels, towards increasing the profitability of the Union’s fishing industry and towards conserving marine ecosystems. However, substantial challenges remain to fully achieve the socio-economic and environmental objectives of the CFP, in particular the objectives of restoring and maintaining populations of harvested species above levels which can produce the maximum sustainable yield (MSY), of eliminating unwanted catches and of establishing fish stock recovery areas. Achieving those objectives requires continued support beyond 2020, particularly in sea basins where progress has been slower.

(20)

The EMFAF should contribute to achieving the environmental, economic, social and employment objectives of the CFP, as set out in Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, in particular the objectives of restoring and maintaining populations of harvested species above levels which can produce MSY, of avoiding and reducing, as far as possible, unwanted catches and of minimising the negative impact of fishing activities on the marine ecosystem. Such support should ensure that fishing activities are environmentally sustainable in the long term and are managed in a way that is consistent with the objectives set out in Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, with a view to achieving economic, social and employment benefits, contributing to the availability of healthy food supplies and contributing to a fair standard of living for those who depend on fishing activities, bearing in mind coastal fisheries and socio-economic aspects. That support should include innovation and investments in low-impact, selective, climate-resilient and low-carbon fishing practices and techniques.

(21)

Fisheries are vital to the livelihood and cultural heritage of many coastal communities in the Union, in particular where small-scale coastal fishing plays an important role. With the average age in many fishing communities being over 50, generational renewal and diversification of activities remain a challenge. In particular, the creation and development of new economic activities in the fisheries sector by young fishers is financially challenging and constitutes an element that should be considered in the allocation and targeting of funds under the EMFAF. Such development is essential for the competitiveness of the fisheries sector in the Union. Consequently, support for young fishers starting up fishing activities should be made available in order to facilitate their establishment. In order to ensure the viability of new economic activities supported under the EMFAF, support should be made conditional upon the acquisition of adequate experience or qualifications. Where support for business start-up is granted for the acquisition of a fishing vessel, it should only contribute to the acquisition of the first fishing vessel or of a controlling share thereof.

(22)

Avoiding unwanted catches is one of the main challenges of the CFP. In that respect, the legal obligation to land all catches has entailed significant and important changes in fishing practices for the sector, sometimes with an important financial cost. It should therefore be possible for the EMFAF to support innovation and investments that contribute to the full implementation of the landing obligation, as well as the development and implementation of conservation measures contributing to selectivity. It should be possible to grant a higher aid intensity rate to investments in selective fishing gear, in the improvement of port infrastructures and in the marketing of unwanted catches, than the one that applies to other operations. It should also be possible to grant a maximum aid intensity rate of 100 % to the design, development, monitoring, evaluation and management of transparent systems for exchanging fishing opportunities between Member States (‘quota swaps’), in order to mitigate the ‘choke species’ effect caused by the landing obligation.

(23)

It should be possible for the EMFAF to support innovation and investments on board Union fishing vessels. That support should include actions which aim to improve health, safety and working conditions, energy efficiency and the quality of catches. It should not include the acquisition of equipment that increases the ability of a fishing vessel to find fish. Such support should also not lead to an increase in fishing capacity of any individual vessel, except if it directly results from an increase in gross tonnage of a fishing vessel that is necessary for improving safety, working conditions or energy efficiency. In those cases, the increase in fishing capacity of the individual vessel should be compensated for by the prior withdrawal of at least the same amount of fishing capacity without public aid from the same fleet segment or from a fleet segment where the fishing capacity is not in balance with the available fishing opportunities, in order not to lead to any increase in fishing capacity at fleet level. Moreover, support should not be granted simply for complying with requirements that are obligatory under Union law, with the exception of requirements imposed by a Member State to give effect to optional provisions under Council Directive (EU) 2017/159 (11) and in relation to the purchase, installation and management of certain equipment for control purposes. Under an architecture without prescriptive measures, it should be up to Member States to lay down the precise eligibility rules for those investments. With regard to health, safety and working conditions on board fishing vessels, a higher aid intensity rate than the one that applies to other operations should be allowed.

(24)

It is necessary to establish specific eligibility rules for certain other investments supported by the EMFAF in the fishing fleet, so as to prevent those investments from contributing to overcapacity or overfishing. In particular, support for the first acquisition of a second-hand vessel by a young fisher and for the replacement or the modernisation of the engine of a fishing vessel should also be subject to conditions, including that the vessel belongs to a fleet segment which is in balance with the fishing opportunities available to that segment and that the new or modernised engine does not have more power in kilowatts (kW) than that of the engine being replaced.

(25)

Investment in human capital plays an essential role in the competitiveness and economic performance of the fishery, aquaculture and maritime sectors. Therefore, it should be possible for the EMFAF to support advisory services, cooperation between scientists and fishers, professional training, lifelong learning, as well as the promotion of social dialogue and the dissemination of knowledge.

(26)

Fisheries control is of the utmost importance for the implementation of the CFP. Therefore, the EMFAF should support, under shared management, the development and implementation of a Union fisheries control system as set out in Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 (12). Certain obligations established in that Regulation justify specific support from the EMFAF, namely compulsory vessel tracking and electronic reporting systems, compulsory remote electronic monitoring systems and the compulsory continuous measurement and recording of propulsive engine power. In addition, investments by Member States in control assets could also be used for the purposes of maritime surveillance and cooperation on coast guard functions.

(27)

The success of the CFP is dependent on the availability of scientific advice for the management of fisheries, and hence on the availability of data on fisheries. In the light of the challenges and costs of obtaining reliable and complete data, it is necessary to support Member States’ actions to collect and process data in line with Regulation (EU) 2017/1004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (13) and to contribute to the best available scientific advice. That support should allow synergies with the collection and processing of other types of marine data.

(28)

The EMFAF should support an effective knowledge-based implementation and governance of the CFP under direct and indirect management through the provision of scientific advice, regional cooperation on conservation measures, the development and implementation of a Union fisheries control system, the functioning of Advisory Councils and voluntary contributions to international organisations.

(29)

In order to strengthen economically, socially and environmentally sustainable fishing activities, it should be possible for the EMFAF to support operations for the management of fisheries and fishing fleets in accordance with Articles 22 and 23 of, and Annex II to, Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, as well as efforts by Member States to optimise the allocation of their available fishing capacity, taking into account the needs of their fleet, and without increasing their overall fishing capacity.

(30)

Given the challenges of achieving the conservation objectives of the CFP, support for fleet adaptation remains sometimes necessary with regard to certain fleet segments and sea basins. Such support should be tightly targeted to better fleet management and to the conservation and sustainable exploitation of marine biological resources, and aimed at achieving a balance between the fishing capacity and the available fishing opportunities. Therefore, it should be possible for the EMFAF to support the permanent cessation of fishing activities in fleet segments where the fishing capacity is not balanced with the available fishing opportunities. Such support should be a tool of the action plans for the adjustment of fleet segments with identified structural overcapacity, as provided for in Article 22(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, and should be implemented either through the scrapping of the fishing vessel or through its decommissioning and retrofitting for other activities. Where the retrofitting would lead to an increased pressure of recreational fishing on the marine ecosystem, support should only be granted if it is in line with the CFP and with the objectives of the relevant multiannual plans.

(31)

In order to contribute to the conservation objectives of the CFP or to mitigate certain exceptional circumstances, it should be possible for the EMFAF to support compensation for the temporary cessation of fishing activities caused by the implementation of certain conservation measures, by the implementation of emergency measures, by the interruption, due to reasons of force majeure, of the application of a sustainable fisheries partnership agreement (SFPA), by a natural disaster, by an environmental incident or by a health crisis. Support in the event of temporary cessation caused by conservation measures should be granted only where, based on scientific advice, a reduction of fishing effort is needed in order to achieve the objectives set out in Article 2(2) and point (a) of Article 2(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

(32)

Given that fishers are exposed to increasing economic and environmental risks, inter alia due to climate change and price volatility, it should be possible for the EMFAF to support actions that strengthen the resilience of the fisheries sector, including through mutual funds, insurance instruments or other collective schemes which enhance the capacity of the sector to manage risks and respond to adverse events.

(33)

Small-scale coastal fishing is carried out by marine and inland fishing vessels of an overall length of less than 12 metres and not using towed fishing gear, and by fishers on foot, including shellfish gatherers. That sector represents nearly 75 % of all fishing vessels registered in the Union and nearly half of all employment in the fisheries sector. Operators from small-scale coastal fisheries are particularly dependent on healthy fish stocks for their main source of income. With the aim of encouraging sustainable fishing practice, the EMFAF should therefore give those operators preferential treatment, through a maximum 100 % aid intensity rate, except for operations relating to the first acquisition of a fishing vessel, the replacement or modernisation of an engine and operations that increase the gross tonnage of a fishing vessel for the purposes of improving safety, working conditions or energy efficiency. In addition, Member States should take into account in their programme the specific needs of small-scale coastal fishing and describe the types of actions considered for the development of small-scale coastal fishing.

(34)

The maximum EMFAF co-financing rate per specific objective should be 70 % of the eligible public expenditure, with the exception of compensation for additional costs in the outermost regions, for which it should be 100 %.

(35)

The maximum aid intensity rate should be 50 % of the total eligible expenditure, with the possibility, in certain cases, to set derogatory rates.

(36)

The outermost regions face specific challenges linked to their remoteness, topography and climate as referred to in Article 349 TFEU and also have specific assets on which to develop a sustainable blue economy. Therefore, for each outermost region, an action plan for the development of sustainable blue economy sectors, including sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, should be attached to the programme of the Member States concerned, and a financial allocation should be reserved to support the implementation of those action plans. It should also be possible for the EMFAF to support compensation for the additional costs which the operators from the outermost regions face due to the location or insularity of those regions. That support should be capped as a percentage of that overall financial allocation. In addition, a higher aid intensity rate than the one that applies to other operations should be applied in the outermost regions. It should be possible for Member States to grant additional financing for the implementation of that support. As State aid, such financing should be notified to the Commission, which may approve it under this Regulation as part of that support.

(37)

Under shared management, it should be possible for the EMFAF to support the protection and restoration of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems, including in inland waters. For that purpose, support from the EMFAF should be available to compensate, inter alia, the passive collection by fishers of lost fishing gear and marine litter from the sea, including sargassum seaweed, and for investments in ports to provide adequate reception facilities for lost fishing gear and marine litter. Support should also be available for actions to achieve or maintain a good environmental status in the marine environment as set out in Directive 2008/56/EC, for the implementation of spatial protection measures established pursuant to that Directive, for the management, restoration and monitoring of Natura 2000 areas, in accordance with the prioritised action frameworks established pursuant to Council Directive 92/43/EEC (14), for the protection of species, in particular under Directive 92/43/EEC and Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (15), as well as for the restoration of inland waters in accordance with the programme of measures established pursuant to Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (16). Under direct management, the EMFAF should support the promotion of clean and healthy seas and the implementation of the European strategy for plastics in a circular economy developed in the Communication of the Commission of 16 January 2018, in line with the objective of achieving or maintaining a good environmental status in the marine environment.

(38)

Fisheries and aquaculture contribute to food security and nutrition. However, it is estimated that the Union currently imports more than 60 % of its supply of fishery products and is therefore highly dependent on third countries. An important challenge is to encourage the consumption of fish protein produced in the Union with high quality standards and available for consumers at affordable prices.

(39)

It should be possible for the EMFAF to support the promotion and the sustainable development of aquaculture, including freshwater aquaculture, for the farming of aquatic animals and plants for the production of food and other raw material. Complex administrative procedures in some Member States remain in place, such as difficult access to space and burdensome licensing procedures, which make it difficult for the sector to improve the image and competitiveness of farmed products. Support from the EMFAF should be consistent with the multiannual national strategic plans for aquaculture developed on the basis of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013. In particular, support for environmental sustainability, productive investments, innovation, acquisition of professional skills, improvement of working conditions, and compensatory measures providing critical land and nature management services should be eligible. Public health actions, aquaculture stock insurance schemes and animal health and welfare actions should also be eligible.

(40)

Food security relies on efficient and well-organised markets, which improve the transparency, stability, quality and diversity of the supply chain, as well as consumer information. For that purpose, it should be possible for the EMFAF to support the marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, in line with the objectives set out in Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (17). In particular, support should be available for the creation of producer organisations, the implementation of production and marketing plans, the promotion of new market outlets and the development and dissemination of market intelligence.

(41)

The processing industry plays a role in the availability and quality of fishery and aquaculture products. It should be possible for the EMFAF to support targeted investments in that industry, provided that they contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the common organisation of the markets. For enterprises other than small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), such support should be provided only through financial instruments or through InvestEU and not through grants.

(42)

It should be possible for the EMFAF to support compensation to operators of the fishery and aquaculture sector in the case of exceptional events causing a significant disruption of markets.

(43)

Job creation in coastal regions relies on the locally driven development of a sustainable blue economy that revives the social fabric of those regions. Ocean industries and services are likely to outperform the growth of the global economy and make an important contribution to employment and growth by 2030. To be sustainable, blue growth depends on innovation and investment in new maritime businesses and in the bio-economy, including sustainable tourism models, ocean-based renewable energy, innovative high-end shipbuilding and new port services, which can create jobs and at the same time enhance local development. While public investment in the sustainable blue economy should be mainstreamed throughout the Union budget, the support from the EMFAF should specifically be focused on enabling conditions for the development of the sustainable blue economy and on removing bottlenecks to facilitate investment and the development of new markets, technologies or services. Support for the development of the sustainable blue economy should be delivered through shared, direct and indirect management.

(44)

The development of a sustainable blue economy strongly relies on partnerships between local stakeholders that contribute to the vitality of coastal and inland communities and economies. The EMFAF should provide tools to foster such partnerships. For that purpose, support through CLLD should be available under shared management. That approach should boost economic diversification in a local context through the development of coastal and inland fisheries, aquaculture and a sustainable blue economy. CLLD strategies should ensure that local communities in fishing and aquaculture areas better exploit and benefit from the opportunities offered by the sustainable blue economy, capitalising on and strengthening environmental, cultural, social and human resources. Every local partnership should therefore reflect the main focus of its strategy by ensuring a balanced involvement and representation of all relevant stakeholders from the local sustainable blue economy.

(45)

Under shared management, it should be possible for the EMFAF to support the strengthening of sustainable sea and ocean management through the collection, management and use of data to improve the knowledge on the state of the marine environment. That support should aim to fulfil requirements under Directives 92/43/EEC and 2009/147/EC, to support maritime spatial planning and to increase data quality and sharing through the European marine observation and data network.

(46)

Under direct and indirect management, support from the EMFAF should focus on the enabling conditions for a sustainable blue economy through the promotion of an integrated governance and management of the maritime policy, the enhancement of the transfer and uptake of research, innovation and technology in the sustainable blue economy, the improvement of maritime skills, ocean literacy and sharing of socio-economic data on the sustainable blue economy, the promotion of a low-carbon and climate-resilient sustainable blue economy, and the development of project pipelines and innovative financing instruments. Due consideration to the outermost regions’ specific situation should be given in relation to the above-mentioned fields.

(47)

60 % of the oceans are beyond the borders of national jurisdiction. This implies a shared international responsibility. Most problems facing the oceans, such as overexploitation, climate change, acidification, pollution and declining biodiversity, are transboundary in nature and therefore require a shared response. Under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, to which the Union is a Party under Council Decision 98/392/EC (18), many jurisdictional rights, institutions and specific frameworks have been set up to regulate and manage human activity in the oceans. In recent years, a global consensus has emerged that the marine environment and maritime human activities should be managed more effectively to address the increasing pressures on the oceans.

(48)

As a global actor, the Union is strongly committed to promoting international ocean governance, in accordance with the Joint Communication of the Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of 10 November 2016 entitled ‘International ocean governance: an agenda for the future of our oceans’. The Union’s ocean governance policy covers the oceans in an integrated manner. International ocean governance is not only core to the achievement of the ‘2030 Agenda’, and in particular SDG 14, but also to guarantee safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed seas and oceans for future generations. The Union needs to deliver on those international commitments and be a driving force for better international ocean governance at bilateral, regional and multilateral levels, including to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing, to improve the international ocean governance framework, to reduce pressures on oceans and seas, to create the conditions for a sustainable blue economy and to strengthen international ocean research and data.

(49)

Actions promoting international ocean governance under the EMFAF are aimed to improve the overarching framework of international and regional processes, agreements, rules and institutions to regulate and manage human activity in the oceans. The EMFAF should support international arrangements that the Union has concluded in areas not covered by the SFPAs established with various third countries, as well as the Union’s mandatory membership contribution to regional fisheries management organisations (RFMOs). SFPAs and RFMOs will continue to be funded under different strands of the Union budget.

(50)

With regard to security and defence, improved border protection and maritime security are essential. Under the European Union Maritime Security Strategy adopted by the Council of the European Union on 24 June 2014 and its Action Plan adopted on 16 December 2014, information sharing and the European border and coast guard cooperation between the European Fisheries Control Agency, the European Maritime Safety Agency and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency are key to deliver on those objectives. The EMFAF should therefore support maritime surveillance and coast guard cooperation under both shared and direct management, including by purchasing items for multipurpose maritime operations. It should also allow the relevant agencies to implement support in the field of maritime surveillance and security through indirect management.

(51)

Under shared management, each Member State should prepare a single programme that should be approved by the Commission. The Commission should assess the draft programmes by taking into account the maximisation of their contribution to the priorities of the EMFAF and to the objectives of resilience, green transition and digital transition. When assessing the draft programmes, the Commission should also take into account their contribution to the development of sustainable small-scale coastal fishing, to environmental, economic and social sustainability, to meeting the environmental and socio-economic challenges of the CFP, to the socio-economic performance of the sustainable blue economy, to the conservation and restoration of marine ecosystems, to the reduction of marine litter and to the mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.

(52)

In the context of regionalisation and with a view to encouraging Member States to have a strategic approach during the preparation of programmes, the Commission should assess the draft programmes by taking into account, where applicable, the regional sea basin analysis developed by the Commission indicating the common strengths and weaknesses with regard to the achievement of the objectives of the CFP. That analysis should guide both the Member States and the Commission in negotiating each programme, taking into account regional challenges and needs.

(53)

The performance of the EMFAF in Member States should be assessed on the basis of indicators. Member States should report on progress towards established milestones and targets in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/1060. A monitoring and evaluation framework should be established for that purpose.

(54)

For the purposes of providing information on the support from the EMFAF for environmental and climate objectives in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, a methodology based on types of intervention should be established. That methodology should consist of assigning a specific weighting to the support provided at a level which reflects the extent to which such support makes a contribution to environmental objectives and to climate objectives.

(55)

Pursuant to paragraphs 22 and 23 of the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making (19), the EMFAF should be evaluated on the basis of information collected in accordance with specific monitoring requirements, while avoiding an administrative burden, in particular on Member States, and overregulation. Those requirements, where appropriate, should include measurable indicators, as a basis for evaluating the effects of the EMFAF on the ground.

(56)

The Commission should implement information and communication actions relating to the EMFAF, and its actions and results. Financial resources allocated to the EMFAF should also contribute to the corporate communication of the political priorities of the Union, insofar as they are related to the priorities of the EMFAF.

(57)

In accordance with the Financial Regulation, Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council (20), Council Regulation (Euratom, EC) No 2988/95 (21), Council Regulation (Euratom, EC) No 2185/96 (22) and Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 (23), the financial interests of the Union are to be protected by means of proportionate measures, including measures relating to the prevention, detection, correction and investigation of irregularities, including fraud, to the recovery of funds lost, wrongly paid or incorrectly used and, where appropriate, to the imposition of administrative penalties. In particular, in accordance with Regulations (Euratom, EC) No 2185/96 and (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) has the power to carry out investigations, including on-the-spot checks and inspections, with a view to establishing whether there has been fraud, corruption or any other illegal activity affecting the financial interests of the Union. The European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO) is empowered, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2017/1939, to investigate and prosecute criminal offences affecting the financial interests of the Union as provided for in Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council (24). In accordance with the Financial Regulation, any person or entity receiving Union funds is to fully cooperate in the protection of the financial interests of the Union, grant the necessary rights and access to the Commission, OLAF, the Court of Auditors and, in respect of those Member States participating in enhanced cooperation pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2017/1939, the EPPO, and ensure that any third parties involved in the implementation of Union funds grant equivalent rights. Member States should prevent, detect and deal effectively with any irregularities, including fraud, committed by beneficiaries. Member States should report to the Commission any irregularities detected, including fraud, and any follow-up action they have taken with regard to such irregularities and with regard to any OLAF investigations.

(58)

In order to enhance transparency regarding the use of Union funds and their sound financial management, in particular reinforcing public control of the money used, certain information on the operations funded under the EMFAF should be published on a website of a Member State, in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/1060. When a Member State publishes information on operations funded under EMFAF, the rules on the protection of personal data set out in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council (25) are to be complied with.

(59)

In order to supplement certain non-essential elements of this Regulation, the power to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 TFEU should be delegated to the Commission in respect of the identification of the threshold triggering, and the period of time of, inadmissibility with regard to the admissibility criteria of applications, in respect of the arrangements for recovering the aid granted in the event of serious infringements, in respect of the relevant starting or ending dates of the inadmissibility period and the conditions for a reduced period of inadmissibility and in respect of the definition of criteria for the calculation of the additional costs resulting from the specific handicaps of the outermost regions. In order to amend certain non-essential elements of this Regulation, the power to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 TFEU should also be delegated to the Commission in order to allow for the introduction of additional core performance indicators. In order to facilitate a smooth transition from the scheme established by Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 to the scheme established by this Regulation, the power to adopt delegated acts in accordance with Article 290 TFEU should also be delegated to the Commission in order to supplement this Regulation by establishing transitional provisions. It is of particular importance that the Commission carry out appropriate consultations during its preparatory work, including at expert level, and that those consultations be conducted in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making. In particular, to ensure equal participation in the preparation of delegated acts, the European Parliament and the Council receive all documents at the same time as Member States’ experts, and their experts systematically have access to meetings of Commission expert groups dealing with the preparation of delegated acts.

(60)

In order to ensure uniform conditions for the implementation of this Regulation, implementing powers should be conferred on the Commission in respect of the work programmes, the identification of energy-efficient technologies and the establishment of the methodological elements to measure CO2 emission reductions of fishing vessel engines, the occurrence of an exceptional event, the definition of the cases of non-compliance by Member States which can trigger an interruption of the payment deadline, the suspension of payments due to serious non-compliance by a Member State, financial corrections and the identification of relevant operation-level implementation data and their presentation. Except as regards the work programmes, including technical assistance, and the occurrence of an exceptional event, those powers should be exercised in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (26).

(61)

In accordance with Article 193(2) of the Financial Regulation, it should be possible for a grant to be awarded for an action which has already begun, provided that the applicant can demonstrate the need for starting the action prior to signature of the grant agreement. However, the costs incurred prior to the date of submission of the grant application are not eligible, except in duly justified exceptional cases. In order to avoid any disruption in Union support which could be prejudicial to Union’s interests, it should be possible to provide in the financing decision, during a limited period of time at the beginning of the MFF 2021-2027, and only in duly justified cases, for eligibility of activities and costs from the beginning of the 2021 financial year, even if they were implemented and incurred before the grant application was submitted. For the same reasons and under the same conditions, it is necessary to derogate from Article 193(4) of the Financial Regulation as regards operating grants.

(62)

Since the objectives of this Regulation cannot be sufficiently achieved by the Member States but can rather, by reason of their scale and effects, be better achieved at Union level, the Union may adopt measures, in accordance with the principle of subsidiarity as set out in Article 5 of the Treaty on European Union. In accordance with the principle of proportionality as set out in that Article, this Regulation does not go beyond what is necessary in order to achieve those objectives.

(63)

In order to ensure continuity in providing support in the relevant policy area and to allow implementation as of the beginning of the MFF 2021-2027, it is necessary to provide for the application of this Regulation, with retroactive effect, as regards the support under direct and indirect management from 1 January 2021. Consequently, this Regulation should enter into force as a matter of urgency on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union,

HAVE ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

TITLE I

GENERAL FRAMEWORK

CHAPTER I

General provisions

Article 1

Subject matter

This Regulation establishes the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (the ‘EMFAF’) for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2027. The duration of the EMFAF is aligned with the duration of the MFF 2021-2027. It lays down the priorities of the EMFAF, its budget and the specific rules for providing Union funding, complementing the general rules applying to the EMFAF under Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

Article 2

Definitions

1.   For the purposes of this Regulation and without prejudice to paragraph 2 of this Article, the definitions referred to in Article 4 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013, Article 4 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2021/523 and Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 apply.

2.   For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions apply:

(1)

‘Common Information Sharing Environment’ or ‘CISE’ means an environment of systems developed to support the exchange of information between authorities involved in maritime surveillance, across sectors and borders, in order to improve their awareness of activities at sea;

(2)

‘coast guard’ means national authorities performing coast guard functions, which encompass maritime safety, maritime security, maritime customs, prevention and suppression of trafficking and smuggling, connected maritime law enforcement, maritime border control, maritime surveillance, protection of the marine environment, search and rescue, accident and disaster response, fisheries control, inspection and other activities related to those functions;

(3)

‘European marine observation and data network’ or ‘EMODnet’ means a partnership assembling marine data and metadata in order to make those fragmented resources more available and usable by public and private users by offering quality-assured, interoperable and harmonised marine data;

(4)

‘exploratory fishing’ means any fishing operation carried out for commercial purposes in a given area, with a view to assessing the profitability and biological sustainability of regular, long-term exploitation of the fishery resources in that area for stocks that have not been subject to commercial fishing;

(5)

‘fisher’ means any natural person engaging in commercial fishing activities, as recognised by the Member State concerned;

(6)

‘inland fishing’ means fishing activities carried out for commercial purposes in inland waters by vessels or other devices, including those used for ice fishing;

(7)

‘international ocean governance’ means a Union initiative to improve the overarching framework encompassing international and regional processes, agreements, arrangements, rules and institutions through a coherent cross-sectoral and rules-based approach, in order to ensure that oceans and seas are healthy, safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed;

(8)

‘landing site’ means a location other than a maritime port as defined in point (16) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2017/352 of the European Parliament and of the Council (27), which is officially recognised by a Member State, the use of which is not restricted to its owner and which is primarily used for landings of small-scale coastal fishing vessels;

(9)

‘maritime policy’ means the Union policy that aims to foster integrated and coherent decision making to maximise the sustainable development, economic growth and social cohesion of the Union, particularly of the coastal and insular areas and of the outermost regions, and of the sustainable blue economy sectors, through coherent maritime-related policies and relevant international cooperation;

(10)

‘maritime security and surveillance’ means activities carried out in order to understand, prevent wherever applicable and manage in a comprehensive way all the events and actions related to the maritime domain which would impact the areas of maritime safety and security, law enforcement, defence, border control, protection of the marine environment, fisheries control, trade and economic interest of the Union;

(11)

‘maritime spatial planning’ means a process by which the relevant Member State’s authorities analyse and organise human activities in marine areas to achieve ecological, economic and social objectives;

(12)

‘public body’ means the State, regional or local authorities, bodies governed by public law or associations formed by one or more such authorities or by one or more of such bodies, governed by public law;

(13)

‘sea basin strategy’ means an integrated framework to address common marine and maritime challenges faced by Member States and, where appropriate, third countries, in a specific sea basin or in one or more sub-sea basins, and promote cooperation and coordination in order to achieve economic, social and territorial cohesion. It is developed by the Commission in cooperation with the Member States and third countries concerned, their regions and other stakeholders as appropriate;

(14)

‘small-scale coastal fishing’ means fishing activities carried out by:

(a)

marine and inland fishing vessels of an overall length of less than 12 metres and not using towed gear as defined in point (1) of Article 2 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006 (28); or

(b)

fishers on foot, including shellfish gatherers;

(15)

‘sustainable blue economy’ means all sectoral and cross-sectoral economic activities throughout the internal market relating to oceans, seas, coasts and inland waters, covering the Union’s insular and outermost regions and landlocked countries, including emerging sectors and non-market goods and services, aimed at ensuring environmental, social and economic sustainability in the long term and which are consistent with the SDGs, and in particular SDG 14, and with Union environmental legislation.

Article 3

Priorities

The EMFAF shall contribute to the implementation of the CFP and of the Union’s maritime policy. It shall pursue the following priorities:

(1)

fostering sustainable fisheries and the restoration and conservation of aquatic biological resources;

(2)

fostering sustainable aquaculture activities, and processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, thus contributing to food security in the Union;

(3)

enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fostering the development of fishing and aquaculture communities;

(4)

strengthening international ocean governance and enabling seas and oceans to be safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed.

Support under the EMFAF shall contribute to the achievement of the environmental and climate change mitigation and adaptation objectives of the Union. That contribution shall be tracked in accordance with the methodology set out in Annex IV.

CHAPTER II

Financial framework

Article 4

Budget

1.   The financial envelope for the implementation of the EMFAF for the period from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2027 shall be EUR 6 108 000 000 in current prices.

2.   The part of the financial envelope allocated to the EMFAF under Title II of this Regulation shall be implemented under shared management in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 and Article 63 of the Financial Regulation.

3.   The part of the financial envelope allocated to the EMFAF under Title III of this Regulation shall be implemented either directly by the Commission in accordance with point (a) of Article 62(1) of the Financial Regulation or within the framework of indirect management in accordance with point (c) of Article 62(1) of that Regulation.

Article 5

Budgetary resources under shared management

1.   The part of the financial envelope under shared management as specified in Title II shall be EUR 5 311 000 000 in current prices, in accordance with the annual breakdown set out in Annex V.

2.   For operations located in the outermost regions, each Member State concerned shall allocate, within its Union financial support set out in Annex V, at least:

(a)

EUR 102 000 000 for the Azores and Madeira;

(b)

EUR 82 000 000 for the Canary Islands;

(c)

EUR 131 000 000 for Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Réunion and Saint-Martin.

3.   The compensation referred to in Article 24 shall not exceed 60 % of each of the allocations referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 of this Article, or 70 % in circumstances justified in each action plan for the outermost regions.

4.   At least 15 % of the Union financial support allocated per Member State shall be allocated in the programme, prepared and submitted in accordance with Article 21(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, to the specific objective referred to in point (d) of Article 14(1) of this Regulation. Member States with no access to Union waters may apply a lower percentage with regard to the extent of their control and data collection tasks.

5.   The Union financial support from the EMFAF allocated per Member State to the total sum of the support referred to in Articles 17 to 21 shall not exceed the higher of the following thresholds:

(a)

EUR 6 000 000; or

(b)

15 % of the Union financial support allocated per Member State.

6.   In accordance with Articles 36 and 37 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, the EMFAF may support, at the initiative of a Member State, technical assistance for its effective administration and use.

Article 6

Financial distribution for shared management

The resources available for commitments by Member States referred to in Article 5(1) for the period from 2021 to 2027 are set out in Annex V.

Article 7

Budgetary resources under direct and indirect management

1.   The part of the financial envelope under direct and indirect management as specified in Title III shall be EUR 797 000 000 in current prices.

2.   The amount referred to in paragraph 1 may be used for technical and administrative assistance for the implementation of the EMFAF, such as preparatory, monitoring, control, audit and evaluation activities, including corporate information technology systems.

In particular, the EMFAF may support, at the initiative of the Commission and subject to the ceiling of 1,5 % of the financial envelope referred to in Article 4(1):

(a)

technical assistance for the implementation of this Regulation as referred to in Article 35 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060;

(b)

the preparation, monitoring and evaluation of SFPAs and the Union participation in RFMOs;

(c)

the setting-up of a European-wide network of local action groups.

3.   The EMFAF shall support the costs of information and communication activities linked to the implementation of this Regulation.

CHAPTER III

Programming

Article 8

Programming for support under shared management

1.   In accordance with Article 21 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, each Member State shall prepare a single programme to implement the priorities set out in Article 3 of this Regulation (the ‘programme’).

In the preparation of the programme, the Member States shall endeavour to take into account regional and/or local challenges, as appropriate, and may identify intermediate bodies in accordance with Article 71(3) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

2.   Support under Title II of this Regulation in pursuit of the policy objectives set out in Article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 shall be organised along the priorities and specific objectives as set out in Annex II to this Regulation.

3.   In addition to the elements referred to in Article 22 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, the programme shall include:

(a)

an analysis of the situation in terms of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats and the identification of the needs that require to be addressed in the relevant geographical area, including, where appropriate, sea basins relevant for the programme;

(b)

where applicable, the action plans for the outermost regions referred to in Article 35.

4.   While carrying out the analysis of the situation in terms of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats referred to in point (a) of paragraph 3 of this Article, Member States shall take into account the specific needs of small-scale coastal fishing, as set out in Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

For the specific objectives that contribute to the development of sustainable small-scale coastal fishing, Member States shall describe the types of actions considered for that purpose, as set out in point (i) of point (d) of Article 22(3) of, and Annex V to, Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

The managing authority shall endeavour to take into account the specificities of small-scale coastal fishing operators for possible simplification measures, such as simplified application forms.

5.   The Commission shall assess the programme in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060. In its assessment it shall take into account, in particular:

(a)

the maximisation of the contribution of the programme to the priorities set out in Article 3 and to the objectives of resilience, green transition and digital transition, including through a wide range of innovative solutions;

(b)

the contribution of the programme to the development of sustainable small-scale coastal fishing;

(c)

the contribution of the programme to environmental, economic and social sustainability;

(d)

the balance between the fishing capacity of the fleets and the available fishing opportunities, as reported annually by Member States in accordance with Article 22(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(e)

where applicable, the multiannual management plans adopted under Articles 9 and 10 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, the management plans adopted under Article 19 of Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006 and the recommendations adopted by RFMOs that bind the Union;

(f)

the implementation of the landing obligation referred to in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(g)

the most recent evidence on the socio-economic performance of the sustainable blue economy, in particular in the fishery and aquaculture sector;

(h)

where applicable, the regional sea basin analyses developed by the Commission indicating the common strengths and weaknesses of each sea basin with regard to the achievement of the objectives of the CFP as set out in Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(i)

the contribution of the programme to the conservation and restoration of marine ecosystems, while the support related to Natura 2000 areas shall be in accordance with the prioritised action frameworks established pursuant to Article 8(4) of Directive 92/43/EEC;

(j)

the contribution of the programme to the reduction of marine litter, in accordance with Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council (29);

(k)

the contribution of the programme to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Article 9

Programming for support under direct and indirect management

In order to implement Title III, the Commission shall adopt implementing acts laying down work programmes. Work programmes shall set out, where applicable, the overall amount reserved for the blending operations referred to in Article 56. Except as regards technical assistance, those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 63(2).

TITLE II

SUPPORT UNDER SHARED MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER I

General principles of support

Article 10

State aid

1.   Without prejudice to paragraph 2 of this Article, Articles 107, 108 and 109 TFEU shall apply to aid granted by Member States to undertakings in the fishery and aquaculture sector.

2.   However, Articles 107, 108 and 109 TFEU shall not apply to payments made by Member States pursuant to this Regulation and falling within the scope of Article 42 TFEU.

3.   National provisions setting up public financing going beyond the provisions of this Regulation concerning payments referred to in paragraph 2 shall be treated as a whole on the basis of paragraph 1.

4.   For the fishery and aquaculture products listed in Annex I TFEU to which Articles 107, 108 and 109 thereof apply, the Commission may authorise, in accordance with Article 108 TFEU, operating aid in the outermost regions referred to in Article 349 TFEU in respect of the sectors producing, processing and marketing fishery and aquaculture products, with a view to alleviating the specific constraints in those regions as a result of their isolation, insularity or remoteness.

Article 11

Admissibility of applications

1.   An application for support submitted by an operator shall be inadmissible for an identified period of time laid down pursuant to paragraph 4 of this Article, if it has been determined by the competent authority that the operator concerned:

(a)

has committed serious infringements under Article 42 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008 (30) or Article 90 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 or under other legislation adopted by the European Parliament and the Council within the framework of the CFP;

(b)

has been involved in the operation, management or ownership of a fishing vessel included in the Union IUU vessel list as set out in Article 40(3) of Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008, or of a vessel flying the flag of countries identified as non-cooperating third countries as set out in Article 33 of that Regulation; or

(c)

has committed any of the environmental offences set out in Articles 3 and 4 of Directive 2008/99/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (31), where the application for support is submitted under Article 27 of this Regulation.

2.   If any of the situations referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article occurs throughout the period between submitting the application for support and five years after the final payment, the support paid from EMFAF and related to that application shall be recovered from the operator, in accordance with Article 44 of this Regulation and Article 103 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

3.   Without prejudice to more far-reaching national rules as agreed on in the Partnership Agreement with the Member State concerned, an application for support submitted by an operator shall be inadmissible for an identified period of time laid down pursuant to paragraph 4 of this Article, if it has been determined through a final decision by the competent authority concerned that the operator has committed fraud, as defined in Article 3 of Directive (EU) 2017/1371, in the context of the EMFF or the EMFAF.

4.   The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 62, supplementing this Regulation concerning:

(a)

the identification of the threshold triggering, and the period of time of, the inadmissibility referred to in paragraphs 1 and 3 of this Article, which shall be proportionate to the nature, gravity, duration and repetition of the serious infringements, offences or fraud committed, and shall be of at least one year’s duration;

(b)

in accordance with Article 44 of this Regulation and Article 103 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, the arrangements for recovering the support granted pursuant to paragraph 2 of this Article, which shall be proportionate to the nature, gravity, duration and repetition of the serious infringements or offences committed;

(c)

the relevant starting or ending dates of the periods of time referred to in paragraphs 1 and 3 and the conditions for a reduced period of inadmissibility.

5.   Member States may apply, in accordance with national rules, a longer inadmissibility period than that laid down pursuant to paragraph 4. Member States may apply an inadmissibility period also to applications for support submitted by operators engaged in inland fishing who have committed serious infringements, as defined by national rules.

6.   Member States shall require that operators submitting an application for support under the EMFAF provide to the managing authority a signed statement confirming that they do not fall under any of the situations listed in paragraphs 1 and 3 of this Article. Member States shall verify the veracity of that statement before approving the application, based on the information available in the national registers of infringements referred to in Article 93 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, or any other available data.

For the purposes of the verification referred to in the first subparagraph of this paragraph, a Member State shall provide, on request from another Member State, the information contained in its national register of infringements referred to in Article 93 of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009.

Article 12

Eligibility for support from the EMFAF under shared management

1.   Without prejudice to the rules on eligibility of expenditure laid down in Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, Member States may select for support under this Title the operations which:

(a)

fall under the scope of the priorities and specific objectives set out in Article 8(2);

(b)

are not ineligible pursuant to Article 13; and

(c)

are in accordance with applicable Union law.

2.   The EMFAF may support investments on board necessary to comply with requirements imposed by a Member State to give effect to optional provisions under Directive (EU) 2017/159.

Article 13

Ineligible operations or expenditure

The following operations or expenditure shall not be eligible for support from the EMFAF:

(a)

operations that increase the fishing capacity of a fishing vessel, unless otherwise provided for in Article 19;

(b)

the acquisition of equipment that increases the ability of a fishing vessel to find fish;

(c)

the construction, acquisition or importation of fishing vessels, unless otherwise provided for in Article 17;

(d)

the transfer or reflagging of fishing vessels to third countries, including through the creation of joint ventures with partners of third countries;

(e)

the temporary or permanent cessation of fishing activities, unless otherwise provided for in Articles 20 and 21;

(f)

exploratory fishing;

(g)

the transfer of ownership of a business;

(h)

direct restocking, except explicitly provided for as a reintroduction measure or other conservation measures in a Union legal act or in the case of experimental restocking;

(i)

the construction of new ports or new auction halls, with the exception of new landing sites;

(j)

market intervention mechanisms aiming to temporarily or permanently withdraw fishery or aquaculture products from the market with a view to reducing supply in order to prevent price decline or to drive prices up, unless otherwise provided for in Article 26(2);

(k)

investments on board fishing vessels necessary to comply with the requirements under Union law in force at the time of submission of the application for support, including requirements under the Union’s obligations in the context of RFMOs, unless otherwise provided for in Article 22;

(l)

investments on board fishing vessels that have carried out fishing activities for less than 60 days in the two calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support;

(m)

the replacement or modernisation of a main or ancillary engine of a fishing vessel, unless otherwise provided for in Article 18.

CHAPTER II

Priority 1: Fostering sustainable fisheries and the restoration and conservation of aquatic biological resources

Section 1

Scope of support

Article 14

Specific objectives

1.   Support under this Chapter shall cover interventions that contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the CFP as set out in Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, through one or more of the following specific objectives:

(a)

strengthening economically, socially and environmentally sustainable fishing activities;

(b)

increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions through the replacement or modernisation of engines of fishing vessels;

(c)

promoting the adjustment of fishing capacity to fishing opportunities in cases of permanent cessation of fishing activities and contributing to a fair standard of living in cases of temporary cessation of fishing activities;

(d)

fostering efficient fisheries control and enforcement, including fighting against IUU fishing, as well as reliable data for knowledge-based decision making;

(e)

promoting a level-playing field for fishery and aquaculture products from the outermost regions; and

(f)

contributing to the protection and restoration of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems.

2.   Support under this Chapter may be granted to inland fishing under the conditions provided for in Article 16.

Section 2

Specific conditions

Article 15

Transferring or reflagging of fishing vessels

Where support under this Chapter is granted in respect of a Union fishing vessel, that vessel shall not be transferred or reflagged outside the Union during at least five years from the final payment for the supported operation.

Article 16

Inland fishing

1.   The provisions laid down in point (a) of Article 17(6), point (a) of Article 18(2), points (a) and (d) of Article 19(2), Article 20, points (a) to (d) of Article 21(2), as well as the reference to Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 in point (d) of Article 19(3) of this Regulation, shall not apply to inland fishing vessels.

2.   In the case of inland fishing vessels, the references to the date of registration in the Union fleet register in points (d) and (e) of Article 17(6), point (b) of Article 18(2) and point (c) of Article 19(2) shall be replaced by references to the date of entry into service, in accordance with national law.

Article 17

First acquisition of a fishing vessel

1.   By way of derogation from point (c) of Article 13, the EMFAF may support the first acquisition of a fishing vessel or the acquisition of partial ownership thereof.

The support referred to in the first subparagraph shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (a) of Article 14(1).

2.   Support under this Article may only be granted to a natural person who:

(a)

is no more than 40 years of age at the date of submission of the application for support; and

(b)

has worked at least five years as fisher or has acquired adequate qualification.

3.   Support under paragraph 1 may also be granted to legal entities wholly owned by one or more natural persons who each fulfil the conditions set out in paragraph 2.

4.   Support under this Article may be granted for the joint first acquisition of a fishing vessel by several natural persons who each fulfil the conditions set out in paragraph 2.

5.   Support under this Article may also be granted for the acquisition of partial ownership of a fishing vessel by a natural person who fulfils the conditions set out in paragraph 2 and who shall be deemed to have controlling rights on that vessel through ownership of at least of 33 % of the vessel or of the shares in the vessel or by a legal entity which fulfils the conditions set out in paragraph 3 and which shall be deemed to have controlling rights on that vessel through ownership of at least of 33 % of the vessel or of the shares in the vessel.

6.   Support under this Article may be granted only in respect of a fishing vessel which:

(a)

belongs to a fleet segment for which the latest report on fishing capacity, referred to in Article 22(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, has shown a balance with the fishing opportunities available to that segment;

(b)

is equipped for fishing activities;

(c)

is not longer than 24 metres in overall length;

(d)

has been registered in the Union fleet register for at least three calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support in the case of a small-scale coastal fishing vessel, and for at least five calendar years in the case of another type of vessel; and

(e)

has been registered in the Union fleet register for a maximum of 30 calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support.

7.   The first acquisition of a fishing vessel supported under this Article shall not be considered a transfer of ownership of a business within the meaning of point (g) of Article 13.

Article 18

Replacement or modernisation of a main or ancillary engine

1.   By way of derogation from point (m) of Article 13, the EMFAF may support the replacement or modernisation of a main or ancillary engine of a fishing vessel up to 24 metres in overall length.

The support referred to in the first subparagraph shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (b) of Article 14(1).

2.   Support under this Article may be granted only under the following conditions:

(a)

the vessel belongs to a fleet segment for which the latest report on fishing capacity, referred to in Article 22(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, has shown a balance with the fishing opportunities available to that segment;

(b)

the vessel has been registered in the Union fleet register for at least five calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support;

(c)

for small-scale coastal fishing vessels, the new or modernised engine does not have more power in kW than that of the current engine; and

(d)

for other vessels up to 24 metres in overall length, the new or modernised engine does not have more power in kW than that of the current engine and emits at least 20 % less CO2 compared to the current engine.

3.   Member States shall ensure that all replaced or modernised engines are subject to a physical verification.

4.   The fishing capacity withdrawn due to the replacement or modernisation of a main or ancillary engine shall not be replaced.

5.   The reduction of CO2 emission required under point (d) of paragraph 2 shall be considered to be met in either of the following cases:

(a)

where relevant information certified by the manufacturer of the engine concerned as part of a type approval or product certificate indicates that the new engine emits 20 % less CO2 than the engine being replaced; or

(b)

where relevant information certified by the manufacturer of the engine concerned as part of a type approval or product certificate indicates that the new engine uses 20 % less fuel than the engine being replaced.

Where the relevant information certified by the manufacturer of the engine concerned as part of a type approval or product certificate for one or both of the engines does not permit a comparison of the CO2 emission or fuel consumption, the reduction of CO2 emission required under point (d) of paragraph 2 shall be considered to be met in any of the following cases:

(a)

the new engine uses an energy-efficient technology and the age difference between the new engine and the engine being replaced is at least seven years;

(b)

the new engine uses a type of fuel or a propulsion system which is considered to emit less CO2 than the engine being replaced;

(c)

the Member State measures that the new engine emits 20 % less CO2 or uses 20 % less fuel than the engine being replaced under the normal fishing effort of the vessel concerned.

The Commission shall adopt implementing acts to identify the energy-efficient technologies referred to in point (a) of the second subparagraph of this paragraph and to further specify the methodology elements for the implementation of point (c) of that subparagraph. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 63(2).

Article 19

Increase in the gross tonnage of a fishing vessel to improve safety, working conditions or energy efficiency

1.   By way of derogation from point (a) of Article 13, the EMFAF may support operations that increase the gross tonnage of a fishing vessel for the purposes of improving safety, working conditions or energy efficiency.

The support referred to in the first subparagraph shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (a) of Article 14(1).

2.   Support under this Article may be granted only under the following conditions:

(a)

the fishing vessel belongs to a fleet segment for which the latest report on fishing capacity, referred to in Article 22(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, has shown a balance of the fishing capacity of the segment with the fishing opportunities available to that segment;

(b)

the fishing vessel is not longer than 24 metres in overall length;

(c)

the fishing vessel has been registered in the Union fleet register for at least the 10 calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support; and

(d)

the entry into the fishing fleet of new fishing capacity generated by the operation is compensated for by the prior withdrawal of at least the same amount of fishing capacity without public aid from the same fleet segment or from a fleet segment for which the latest report on fishing capacity, referred to in Article 22(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, has shown that the fishing capacity is not in balance with the fishing opportunities available to that segment.

3.   For the purposes of paragraph 1, only the following operations shall be eligible:

(a)

the increase in gross tonnage necessary for the subsequent installation or renovation of accommodation facilities dedicated to the exclusive use of the crew, including sanitary facilities, common areas, kitchen facilities and shelter deck structures;

(b)

the increase in gross tonnage necessary for the subsequent improvement or installation of on-board fire prevention systems, safety and alarm systems or noise-reduction systems;

(c)

the increase in gross tonnage necessary for the subsequent installation of integrated bridge systems to improve navigation or engine control;

(d)

the increase in gross tonnage necessary for the subsequent installation or renovation of an engine or a propulsion system that demonstrates a better energy efficiency or lower CO2 emissions compared to the previous situation, which does not have a power exceeding the fishing vessel’s previously certified engine power pursuant to Article 40(1) of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009, and whose maximum power output is certified by the manufacturer for that engine or propulsion system model;

(e)

the replacement or renovation of the bulbous bow provided that it improves the overall energy efficiency of the fishing vessel.

4.   As part of the data provided pursuant to Article 46(3), Member States shall communicate to the Commission the characteristics of the operations supported under this Article, including the amount of the fishing capacity increased and the purpose of that increase.

5.   Support under this Article shall not cover operations related to investments aimed at improving safety, working conditions or energy efficiency where such operations do not increase the fishing capacity of the vessel concerned. Those operations may be supported in accordance with Article 12.

Article 20

Permanent cessation of fishing activities

1.   By way of derogation from point (e) of Article 13, the EMFAF may support compensation for the permanent cessation of fishing activities.

The support referred to in the first subparagraph of this paragraph shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (c) of Article 14(1).

2.   Support under this Article may be granted only under the following conditions:

(a)

the cessation is foreseen as a tool of an action plan referred to in Article 22(4) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(b)

the cessation is achieved through the scrapping of the fishing vessel or through its decommissioning and retrofitting for activities other than commercial fishing, keeping in line with the objectives of the CFP and of the multiannual plans referred to in Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(c)

the fishing vessel is registered as active and has carried out fishing activities at sea for at least 90 days per year during the last two calendar years preceding the date of submission of the application for support;

(d)

the equivalent fishing capacity is permanently removed from the Union fishing fleet register and the fishing licences and the fishing authorisations are permanently withdrawn, in accordance with Article 22(5) and (6) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013; and

(e)

the beneficiary shall not register any fishing vessel within five years following the receipt of support.

3.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 may only be granted to:

(a)

owners of Union fishing vessels concerned by the permanent cessation; and

(b)

fishers who have worked at sea on board a Union fishing vessel concerned by the permanent cessation for at least 90 days per year during the last two calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support.

The fishers referred to in point (b) of the first subparagraph shall cease all fishing activities for five years following the receipt of support. If a fisher returns to fishing activities within that period of time, sums unduly paid in respect of the operation shall be recovered by the Member State concerned, in an amount proportionate to the period during which the condition set out in the first sentence of this subparagraph has not been fulfilled.

Article 21

Temporary cessation of fishing activities

1.   By way of derogation from point (e) of Article 13, the EMFAF may support compensation for the temporary cessation of fishing activities.

The support referred to in the first subparagraph shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (c) of Article 14(1).

2.   Support under this Article may be granted only in the case of:

(a)

conservation measures, as referred to in points (a), (b), (c), (i) and (j) of Article 7(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 or, where applicable to the Union, equivalent conservation measures adopted by RFMOs;

(b)

Commission measures in case of a serious threat to marine biological resources, as referred to in Article 12 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(c)

Member States’ emergency measures pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(d)

the interruption, due to reasons of force majeure, of the application of a SFPA or protocol thereto; or

(e)

natural disasters, environmental incidents or health crises, as formally recognised by the competent authorities of the relevant Member State.

3.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 may only be granted where the fishing activities of the vessel or fisher concerned are stopped during at least 30 days in a given calendar year.

4.   The support referred to in point (a) of paragraph 2 may only be granted where, based on scientific advice, a reduction of fishing effort is needed in order to achieve the objectives referred to in Article 2(2) and point (a) of Article 2(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

5.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 may only be granted to:

(a)

owners or operators of Union fishing vessels which are registered as active and which have carried out fishing activities at sea for at least 120 days during the last two calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support;

(b)

fishers who have worked at sea on board a Union fishing vessel concerned by the temporary cessation for at least 120 days during the last two calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support; or

(c)

fishers on foot who have carried out fishing activities for at least 120 days during the last two calendar years preceding the year of submission of the application for support.

The reference to the number of days at sea in this paragraph shall not apply to eel fisheries.

6.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 may be granted for a maximum duration of 12 months per vessel or per fisher during the programming period.

7.   All fishing activities carried out by the vessels or fishers concerned shall be effectively suspended during the period concerned by the temporary cessation. The Member State concerned shall satisfy itself that the vessel or fisher concerned has ceased any fishing activities during the period concerned by the temporary cessation and that any overcompensation resulting from the use of the vessel for other purposes is avoided.

Article 22

Control and enforcement

1.   The EMFAF may support the development and implementation of a Union fisheries control system as provided for in Article 36 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and further specified in Regulations (EC) No 1224/2009 and (EC) No 1005/2008.

The support referred to in the first subparagraph shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (d) of Article 14(1).

2.   By way of derogation from point (k) of Article 13, the support referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article may cover:

(a)

the purchase, installation and management on board of the necessary components for compulsory vessel tracking and electronic reporting systems used for control purposes;

(b)

the purchase, installation and management on board of the necessary components for compulsory remote electronic monitoring systems used for controlling the implementation of the landing obligation referred to in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013;

(c)

the purchase, installation and management on board of devices for compulsory continuous measurement and recording of propulsive engine power.

3.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article may also contribute to maritime surveillance as referred to in Article 33 and to the cooperation on coast guard functions as referred to in Article 34.

Article 23

Collection, management, use and processing of data in the fisheries sector, and research and innovation programmes

1.   The EMFAF may support the collection, management, use and processing of biological, environmental, technical and socio-economic data in the fisheries sector, as provided for in Article 25(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and further specified in Regulation (EU) 2017/1004, on the basis of the national work plans referred to in Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1004. The EMFAF may also support fisheries and aquaculture research and innovation programmes, as provided for in Article 27 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

2.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (d) of Article 14(1).

Article 24

Promoting a level-playing field for fishery and aquaculture products from the outermost regions

1.   The EMFAF may support compensation for additional costs incurred by operators in the fishing, farming, processing and marketing of certain fishery and aquaculture products from the outermost regions.

2.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (e) of Article 14(1).

3.   Support under this Article may be granted only under the conditions set out in Article 36.

Article 25

Protection and restoration of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems

1.   The EMFAF may support actions that contribute to the protection and restoration of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems, including in inland waters.

The support referred to in the first subparagraph shall contribute to the specific objective referred to in point (f) of Article 14(1).

2.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 may include, inter alia:

(a)

compensation to fishers for the passive collection of lost fishing gear and marine litter from the sea;

(b)

investments in ports or other infrastructure to provide adequate reception facilities for lost fishing gear and marine litter collected from the sea;

(c)

actions to achieve or maintain a good environmental status in the marine environment, as set out in Article 1(1) of Directive 2008/56/EC;

(d)

the implementation of spatial protection measures established pursuant to Article 13(4) of Directive 2008/56/EC;

(e)

the management, restoration, surveillance and monitoring of Natura 2000 areas, taking into account the prioritised action frameworks established pursuant to Article 8 of Directive 92/43/EEC;

(f)

the protection of species under Directives 92/43/EEC and 2009/147/EC, taking into account the prioritised action frameworks established pursuant to Article 8 of Directive 92/43/EEC;

(g)

the restoration of inland waters in accordance with the programme of measures established pursuant to Article 11 of Directive 2000/60/EC.

CHAPTER III

Priority 2: Fostering sustainable aquaculture activities and processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, thus contributing to food security in the Union

Section 1

Scope of support

Article 26

Specific objectives

1.   Support under this Chapter shall cover interventions that contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the CFP as set out in Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, through the following specific objectives:

(a)

promoting sustainable aquaculture activities, especially strengthening the competitiveness of aquaculture production, while ensuring that the activities are environmentally sustainable in the long term;

(b)

promoting marketing, quality and added value of fishery and aquaculture products, as well as processing of those products.

2.   By way of derogation from point (j) of Article 13, in case of exceptional events causing a significant disruption of markets, the support referred to in point (b) of paragraph 1 of this Article may cover:

(a)

compensation to operators of the fishery and aquaculture sector for their income foregone or additional costs; and

(b)

compensation to recognised producer organisations and associations of producer organisations which store fishery products listed in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013, provided that those products are stored in accordance with Articles 30 and 31 of that Regulation.

The support referred to in the first subparagraph may be eligible only if the Commission has established, by means of an implementing decision, the occurrence of an exceptional event. Expenditure shall be eligible only during the duration set out in that implementing decision.

3.   In addition to the activities referred to in point (a) of paragraph 1 of this Article within the scope of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, support under that point may also cover interventions that contribute to aquaculture providing environmental services, as well as to ensuring animal health and welfare in aquaculture within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council (32).

4.   Support under point (b) of paragraph 1 of this Article may also contribute to the achievement of the objectives of common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products as provided for in Article 35 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, including the production and marketing plans as described in Article 28 of Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013.

Section 2

Specific conditions

Article 27

Aquaculture

To achieve the specific objective referred to in point (a) of Article 26(1) of this Regulation as regards the promotion of aquaculture activities, support shall be consistent with the multiannual national strategic plans for the development of aquaculture referred to in Article 34(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

Article 28

Processing of fishery and aquaculture products

To achieve the specific objective referred to in point (b) of Article 26(1) of this Regulation as regards the processing of fishery and aquaculture products, support to enterprises other than SMEs shall only be granted through the financial instruments provided for in Article 58 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 or through InvestEU, in accordance with Article 10 of Regulation (EU) 2021/523.

CHAPTER IV

Priority 3: Enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fostering the development of fishing and aquaculture communities

Section 1

Scope of support

Article 29

Specific objective

Support under this Chapter shall cover interventions that contribute to enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and to fostering the sustainable development of fishing and aquaculture communities.

Section 2

Specific conditions

Article 30

Community-led local development

1.   To achieve the specific objective referred to in Article 29 of this Regulation, support shall be implemented through the CLLD set out in Article 31 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

2.   For the purposes of this Article, the CLLD strategies referred to in Article 32 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 shall ensure that communities in fishing or aquaculture areas better exploit and benefit from the opportunities offered by the sustainable blue economy, capitalising on and strengthening environmental, cultural, social and human resources. Those CLLD strategies may range from those which focus on fisheries or aquaculture to broader strategies directed at the diversification of local communities.

CHAPTER V

Priority 4: Strengthening international ocean governance and enabling seas and oceans to be safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed

Section 1

Scope of support

Article 31

Specific objective

Support under this Chapter shall cover interventions that contribute to strengthening sustainable sea and ocean management through the promotion of marine knowledge, maritime surveillance or coast guard cooperation.

Section 2

Specific conditions

Article 32

Marine knowledge

Support granted to achieve the specific objective referred to in Article 31 of this Regulation through the promotion of marine knowledge shall contribute to actions aiming to collect, manage, analyse, process and use data to improve the knowledge on the state of the marine environment, with a view to:

(a)

fulfilling monitoring and site designation and management requirements under Directives 92/43/EEC and 2009/147/EC;

(b)

supporting maritime spatial planning under Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (33); or

(c)

increasing data quality and sharing through the European marine observation and data network (EMODnet).

Article 33

Maritime surveillance

1.   To achieve the specific objective set out in Article 31 through the promotion of maritime surveillance, support shall be granted for actions contributing to the achievement of the objectives of the CISE.

2.   The support for actions referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article may also contribute to the development and implementation of a Union fisheries control system under the conditions set out in Article 22.

Article 34

Coast guard cooperation

1.   Support granted to achieve the specific objective set out in Article 31 through the promotion of coast guard cooperation shall contribute to actions carried out by national authorities in the framework of the European cooperation on coast guard functions referred to in Article 69 of Regulation (EU) 2019/1896 of the European Parliament and of the Council (34), Article 2b of Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council (35) and Article 8 of Regulation (EU) 2019/473 of the European Parliament and of the Council (36).

2.   The support for actions referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article may also contribute to the development and implementation of a Union fisheries control system under the conditions set out in Article 22.

CHAPTER VI

Sustainable development of the outermost regions

Article 35

Action plan for the outermost regions

In accordance with Article 8(3), Member States concerned shall prepare, as part of their programme, an action plan for each of their outermost regions, which shall set out:

(a)

a strategy for the sustainable exploitation of fisheries and the development of sustainable blue economy sectors;

(b)

a description of the main actions envisaged and the corresponding financial means, including:

(i)

the structural support to the fishery and aquaculture sector under this Title;

(ii)

compensation for additional costs referred to in Articles 24 and 36, including the methodology for its calculation;

(iii)

any other investment in the sustainable blue economy necessary to achieve a sustainable coastal development.

Article 36

Compensation for additional costs for fishery and aquaculture products

1.   To implement the compensation for additional costs incurred by operators in the fishing, farming, processing and marketing of certain fishery and aquaculture products from the outermost regions, as referred to in Article 24, each Member State concerned shall determine, in line with the criteria laid down in accordance with paragraph 6 of this Article, for each outermost region, the list of fishery and aquaculture products and the quantity of those products eligible for compensation.

2.   When establishing the lists and the quantities referred to in paragraph 1, Member States shall take into account all relevant factors, in particular the need to ensure that the compensation is compatible with the rules of the CFP.

3.   The compensation shall not be granted for fishery and aquaculture products:

(a)

caught by third country vessels, with the exception of fishing vessels which fly the flag of Venezuela and operate in Union waters, in accordance with Council Decision (EU) 2015/1565 (37);

(b)

caught by Union fishing vessels that are not registered in a port of one of the outermost regions;

(c)

imported from third countries.

4.   Point (b) of paragraph 3 shall not apply if the existing capacity of the processing industry in the outermost region concerned exceeds the quantity of raw material supplied.

5.   The compensation paid to the beneficiaries carrying out the activities referred to in paragraph 1 in the outermost regions or owning a vessel registered in a port of one of those regions and operating there shall, in order to avoid overcompensation, take into account:

(a)

for each fishery or aquaculture product or category of products, the additional costs resulting from the specific handicaps of the regions concerned; and

(b)

any other type of public intervention affecting the level of additional costs.

6.   The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 62, supplementing this Regulation by laying down the criteria for the calculation of the additional costs resulting from the specific handicaps of the regions concerned.

Article 37

State aid for implementation of compensation for additional costs

Member States may grant additional financing for the implementation of the compensation referred to in Article 24. In such cases, Member States shall notify the Commission of the State aid, which the Commission may approve in accordance with this Regulation as part of that compensation. State aid thus notified shall be regarded as notified within the meaning of the first sentence of Article 108(3) TFEU.

Article 38

Evaluation

When carrying out the mid-term evaluation referred to in Article 45 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, the Commission shall specifically examine the provisions of this Chapter, including those related to compensation of additional costs.

CHAPTER VII

Rules for implementation under shared management

Section 1

Support from the EMFAF

Article 39

Calculation of compensation

Compensation for additional costs or income foregone and other compensation provided under this Regulation shall be granted under any of the forms referred to in points (b) to (e) of Article 53(1) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

Article 40

Determination of co-financing rates

The maximum EMFAF co-financing rate per specific objective shall be 70 % of the eligible public expenditure, with the exception of the specific objective referred to in point (e) of Article 14(1), for which it shall be 100 %.

Article 41

Intensity of public aid

1.   Member States shall apply a maximum aid intensity rate of 50 % of the total eligible expenditure of the operation.

2.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, specific maximum aid intensity rates are set out in Annex III.

3.   Where one operation falls under several of the rows 2 to 19 of Annex III, the highest maximum aid intensity rate shall apply.

4.   Where one operation falls under one or several of the rows 2 to 19 of Annex III and at the same time under row 1 of that Annex, the maximum aid intensity rate referred to in row 1 shall apply.

Section 2

Financial management

Article 42

Interruption of the payment deadline

1.   In accordance with Article 96(4) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, the Commission may interrupt the payment deadline for all or part of a payment application in the case of non-compliance by a Member State with the rules applicable under the CFP, if the non-compliance is liable to affect the expenditure contained in a payment application for which the interim payment is requested.

2.   Prior to the interruption referred to in paragraph 1, the Commission shall inform the Member State concerned about the non-compliance and give it the opportunity to present observations within a reasonable period of time.

3.   The interruption referred to in paragraph 1 shall be proportionate to the nature, gravity, duration and repetition of the non-compliance.

4.   The Commission may adopt implementing acts to define the cases of non-compliance referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 63(2).

Article 43

Suspension of payments

1.   In accordance with Article 97(3) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, the Commission may adopt implementing acts suspending all or part of the interim payments under the programme in the case of serious non-compliance by a Member State with the rules applicable under the CFP, if the serious non-compliance is liable to affect the expenditure contained in a payment application for which the interim payment is requested.

2.   Prior to the suspension referred to in paragraph 1, the Commission shall inform the Member State concerned that the Commission considers that there is a case of serious non-compliance by that Member State with the rules applicable under the CFP and give it opportunity to present observations within a reasonable period of time.

3.   The suspension referred to in paragraph 1 shall be proportionate to the nature, gravity, duration and repetition of the serious non-compliance.

4.   The Commission may adopt implementing acts to define the cases of serious non-compliance referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 63(2).

Article 44

Financial corrections by Member States

In the cases of the financial corrections referred to in Article 11(2),, Member States shall determine the amount of the correction, which shall be proportionate to the nature, gravity, duration and repetition of the serious infringements or offences by the beneficiary concerned and the importance of the EMFAF contribution to the economic activity of that beneficiary.

Article 45

Financial corrections by the Commission

1.   In accordance with Article 104(5) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, the Commission may adopt implementing acts making financial corrections by cancelling all or part of the Union contribution to the programme if, after carrying out the necessary examination, it concludes that:

(a)

expenditure contained in a payment application is affected by cases where any of the situations referred to in Article 11(2) of this Regulation has occurred and has not been corrected by the Member State concerned prior to the opening of the correction procedure under this paragraph;

(b)

expenditure contained in a payment application is affected by cases of serious non-compliance with the rules of the CFP by the Member State which have resulted in the suspension of payment under Article 43 of this Regulation and the Member State concerned still fails to demonstrate that it has taken the necessary remedial action to ensure compliance with, and the enforcement of, applicable rules of the CFP in the future.

Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 63(2) of this Regulation.

2.   The Commission shall decide on the amount of the correction taking into account the nature, gravity, duration and repetition of the serious non-compliance with the rules of the CFP by the Member State or beneficiary concerned and the importance of the EMFAF contribution to the economic activity of the beneficiary concerned.

3.   Where it is not possible to quantify precisely the amount of expenditure linked to serious non-compliance with the rules of the CFP by the Member State, the Commission shall apply a flat rate or extrapolated financial correction in accordance with paragraph 4.

4.   The Commission may adopt implementing acts to determine the criteria for establishing the level of financial correction to be applied and the criteria for applying flat rates or extrapolated financial corrections. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 63(2).

Section 3

Monitoring and reporting

Article 46

Monitoring and evaluation framework

1.   Common output and result indicators for the EMFAF, as set out in Annex I to this Regulation, and, where necessary, programme-specific indicators, shall be used in accordance with point (a) of the second subparagraph of Article 16(1), point (d)(ii) of Article 22(3) and point (b) of Article 42(2) of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060.

2.   In compliance with its reporting requirement pursuant to paragraph (iii) of point (h) of Article 41(3) of the Financial Regulation, the Commission shall report to the European Parliament and the Council on the performance of the EMFAF. In that report, the Commission shall use the core performance indicators set out in Annex I to this Regulation.

3.   In addition to the general rules set out in Article 42 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, the managing authority shall provide the Commission with relevant operation-level implementation data, which shall include key characteristics of the beneficiary (name, type of beneficiary, size of enterprise, gender and contact details) and of the operation supported (specific objective, type of operation, sector concerned, values of indicators, state of progress of the operation, common fleet register number, financial data and form of support). The data shall be provided by 31 January and 31 July of each year. The first transmission of those data shall be due by 31 January 2022 and the last one by 31 January 2030.

4.   The Commission shall adopt implementing acts laying down rules further specifying the exact data referred to in paragraph 3 of this Article and its presentation. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 63(2).

5.   The Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 62, to amend Annex I by adding the core performance indicators in order to adapt to changes occurring during the programming period.

Article 47

Reporting of the results of the funded operation

1.   The beneficiaries shall report the value of relevant result indicators after the completion of the operation and no later than the final payment application. The managing authority shall review the plausibility of the value of result indicators reported by the beneficiary in parallel with the final payment.

2.   Member States may postpone the timelines established in paragraph 1.

TITLE III

SUPPORT UNDER DIRECT AND INDIRECT MANAGEMENT

CHAPTER I

Priority 1: Fostering sustainable fisheries and the restoration and conservation of aquatic biological resources

Article 48

Implementation of the CFP

The EMFAF shall support the implementation of the CFP through:

(a)

the provision of scientific advice and knowledge for the purposes of promoting sound and efficient fisheries management decisions under the CFP, including through the participation of experts in scientific bodies;

(b)

regional cooperation on conservation measures as referred to in Article 18 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, in particular in the context of the multiannual plans referred to in Articles 9 and 10 thereof;

(c)

the development and implementation of a Union fisheries control system as provided for in Article 36 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 and further specified in Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009;

(d)

the functioning of Advisory Councils established in accordance with Article 43 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, an objective of which is forming part of, and supporting, the CFP;

(e)

voluntary contributions to the activities of international organisations dealing with fisheries, in accordance with Articles 29 and 30 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013.

Article 49

Promotion of clean and healthy seas and oceans

1.   The EMFAF shall support the promotion of clean and healthy seas and oceans, including through actions to support the implementation of Directive 2008/56/EC and actions to ensure coherence with the objective of achieving a good environmental status as set out in point (j) of Article 2(5) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, and the implementation of the European strategy for plastics in a circular economy.

2.   The support referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be in line with the Union environmental legislation, in particular with the objective of achieving or maintaining a good environmental status as set out in Article 1(1) of Directive 2008/56/EC.

CHAPTER II

Priority 2: Fostering sustainable aquaculture activities and processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, thus contributing to food security in the Union.

Article 50

Market intelligence

The EMFAF shall support the development and dissemination of market intelligence for fishery and aquaculture products by the Commission in accordance with Article 42 of Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013.

CHAPTER III

Priority 3: Enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fostering the development of fishing and aquaculture communities

Article 51

Maritime policy and development of a sustainable blue economy

The EMFAF shall support the implementation of the maritime policy and the development of a sustainable blue economy through:

(a)

the promotion of a sustainable, low carbon and climate resilient blue economy;

(b)

the promotion of an integrated governance and management of the maritime policy, including through maritime spatial planning, sea basin strategies and maritime regional cooperation;

(c)

the enhancement of the transfer and uptake of research, innovation and technology in the sustainable blue economy;

(d)

the improvement of maritime skills, ocean literacy and sharing of socio-economic and environmental data on the sustainable blue economy;

(e)

the development of project pipelines and innovative financing instruments.

CHAPTER IV

Priority 4: Strengthening international ocean governance and enabling seas and oceans to be safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed

Article 52

European marine observation and data network

The EMFAF shall support the implementation of the EMODnet.

Article 53

Maritime security and surveillance

The EMFAF shall support the promotion of maritime security and surveillance, including through data sharing, cooperation among coast guards and among agencies, and the fight against criminal and illegal activities at sea.

Article 54

International ocean governance

The EMFAF shall support the implementation of the international ocean governance policy through:

(a)

voluntary contributions to international organisations active in the field of ocean governance;

(b)

voluntary cooperation with, and coordination among, international fora, organisations, bodies and institutions in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the ‘2030 Agenda’ and other relevant international agreements, arrangements and partnerships;

(c)

the implementation of ocean partnerships between the Union and relevant ocean actors;

(d)

the implementation of relevant international agreements, arrangements and instruments that aim to promote better ocean governance, as well as the development of actions, measures, tools and knowledge that enable safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed seas and oceans;

(e)

the implementation of relevant international agreements, measures and tools to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing;

(f)

international cooperation on, and development of, ocean research and data.

CHAPTER V

Rules for implementation under direct and indirect management

Article 55

Forms of Union funding

1.   The EMFAF may provide funding in any of the forms laid down in the Financial Regulation, in particular procurement and grants pursuant to Titles VII and VIII of that Regulation, respectively. It may also provide financing in the form of financial instruments within blending operations, as referred to in Article 56 of this Regulation.

2.   The evaluation of grant proposals may be carried out by independent experts.

Article 56

Blending operations

Blending operations under the EMFAF shall be implemented in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2021/523 and Title X of the Financial Regulation.

Article 57

Evaluation by the Commission

1.   Evaluations shall be carried out in a timely manner to feed into the decision-making process. Evaluations shall be entrusted to internal or external experts who are functionally independent.

2.   The interim evaluation of the support under Title III shall be performed by the end of 2024.

3.   A final evaluation report on the support under Title III shall be prepared by the end of 2031.

4.   The Commission shall communicate the evaluation reports referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3 to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.

Article 58

Monitoring under direct and indirect management

1.   The Commission shall use the result and output indicators set out in Annex I to monitor the results of the implementation of the EMFAF under direct and indirect management.

2.   The Commission shall collect data on operations selected for support under direct and indirect management, including key characteristics of the beneficiary and the operation, as set out in Article 46(3).

Article 59

Audits

Audits on the use of the Union contribution carried out by persons or entities, including by persons or entities other than those mandated by the Union institutions or bodies, shall form the basis of the overall assurance pursuant to Article 127 of the Financial Regulation.

Article 60

Information, communication and publicity

1.   The recipients of Union funding shall acknowledge the origin of those funds and ensure the visibility of the Union funding, in particular when promoting the actions and their results, by providing coherent, effective and proportionate targeted information to multiple audiences, including the media and the public.

2.   The Commission shall implement information and communication actions relating to the EMFAF, to actions taken pursuant to the EMFAF and to the results obtained. Financial resources allocated to the EMFAF shall also contribute to the corporate communication of the political priorities of the Union, insofar as those priorities are related to the priorities referred to in Article 3.

Article 61

Eligible entities, activities and costs

1.   The eligibility criteria set out in paragraphs 2 and 3 of this Article shall apply in addition to the criteria set out in Article 197 of the Financial Regulation.

2.   The following entities shall be eligible:

(a)

legal entities established in a Member State or in a third country listed in the work programme under the conditions specified in paragraphs 3 and 4;

(b)

any legal entity created under Union law or any international organisation.

3.   Legal entities established in a third country shall be exceptionally eligible to participate where this is necessary for the achievement of the objectives of a given action.

4.   Legal entities established in a third country which is not associated to the programme shall in principle bear the cost of their participation.

5.   In accordance with point (a) of the second subparagraph of Article 193(2) of the Financial Regulation and by way of derogation from Article 193(4) thereof, taking into account the delayed entry into force of this Regulation and in order to ensure continuity, as established in the financing decision and for a limited period, activities supported under this Regulation and the underlying costs may be considered eligible as of 1 January 2021, even if the activities were implemented and the costs incurred before the grant application was submitted.

TITLE IV

PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS

Article 62

Exercise of the delegation

1.   The power to adopt delegated acts is conferred on the Commission subject to the conditions laid down in this Article.

2.   The power to adopt delegated acts referred to in Articles 11, 36, 46 and 65 shall be conferred on the Commission from 14 July 2021 until 31 December 2027.

3.   The delegation of power referred to in Articles 11, 36, 46 and 65 may be revoked at any time by the European Parliament or by the Council. A decision to revoke shall put an end to the delegation of the powers specified in that decision. It shall take effect the day following the publication of the decision in the Official Journal of the European Union or at a later date specified therein. It shall not affect the validity of any delegated acts already in force.

4.   Before adopting a delegated act, the Commission shall consult experts designated by each Member State in accordance with the principles laid down in the Interinstitutional Agreement of 13 April 2016 on Better Law-Making.

5.   As soon as it adopts a delegated act, the Commission shall notify it simultaneously to the European Parliament and to the Council.

6.   A delegated act adopted pursuant to Articles 11, 36, 46 and 65 shall enter into force only if no objection has been expressed either by the European Parliament or the Council within a period of two months of notification of that act to the European Parliament and the Council or if, before the expiry of that period, the European Parliament and the Council have both informed the Commission that they will not object. That period shall be extended by two months at the initiative of the European Parliament or the Council.

Article 63

Committee procedure

1.   The Commission shall be assisted by a Committee for the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund. That Committee shall be a committee within the meaning of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011.

2.   Where reference is made to this paragraph, Article 5 of Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 shall apply.

TITLE V

FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 64

Amendments to Regulation (EU) 2017/1004

Article 6 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1004 is amended as follows:

(1)

paragraphs 1 and 2 are replaced by the following:

‘1.   Without prejudice to their current data collection obligations under Union law, Member States shall collect data within the framework of a work plan drawn up in accordance with the multiannual Union programme (the ‘national work plan’). Member States shall submit to the Commission by electronic means their national work plans by 15 October of the year preceding the year from which the national work plan is to apply, unless an existing plan still applies, in which case they shall notify the Commission thereof.

2.   The Commission shall adopt implementing acts approving the national work plans referred to in paragraph 1 by 31 December of the year preceding the year from which the national work plan is to apply. When approving the national work plans, the Commission shall take into account the evaluation conducted by STECF in accordance with Article 10. If such evaluation indicates that the national work plan does not comply with this Article or does not ensure the scientific relevance of the data or sufficient quality of the proposed methods and procedures, the Commission shall immediately inform the Member State concerned and indicate amendments to that work plan that the Commission considers necessary. Subsequently, the Member State concerned shall submit a revised national work plan to the Commission.’;

(2)

the following paragraph is added:

‘5.   The Commission may adopt implementing acts laying down rules on procedures, format and timetables for the submission of the national work plans referred to in paragraph 1. Those implementing acts shall be adopted in accordance with the examination procedure referred to in Article 25(2).’.

Article 65

Transitional provisions

1.   Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 and any delegated and implementing act adopted pursuant to that Regulation shall continue to apply to programmes and operations supported from the EMFF under the 2014-2020 programming period.

2.   In order to facilitate the transition from the support scheme established by Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 to the scheme established by this Regulation, the Commission is empowered to adopt delegated acts, in accordance with Article 62 of this Regulation, to lay down the conditions under which support approved by the Commission under Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 may be integrated into support provided under this Regulation.

3.   References to Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 shall be construed as references to this Regulation with regard to the programming period for 2021-2027.

Article 66

Entry into force and date of application

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 1 January 2021 with regard to the support under direct and indirect management provided for in Title III.

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

Done at Strasbourg, 7 July 2021.

For the European Parliament

The President

D. M. SASSOLI

For the Council

The President

A. LOGAR


(1)  OJ C 110, 22.3.2019, p. 104.

(2)  OJ C 361, 5.10.2018, p. 9.

(3)  Position of the European Parliament of 4 April 2019 (OJ C 116, 31.3.2021, p. 81) and position of the Council at first reading of 14 June 2021 (OJ C 271, 7.7.2021, p. 1). Position of the European Parliament of 5 July 2021 (not yet published in the Official Journal).

(4)  Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2093 of 17 December 2020 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2021 to 2027 (OJ L 433 I, 22.12.2020, p. 11).

(5)  Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 June 2021 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, the Just Transition Fund and the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy (OJ L 231, 30.6.2021, p. 159).

(6)  Regulation (EU) 2021/523 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 March 2021 establishing the InvestEU Programme and amending Regulation (EU) 2015/1017 (OJ L 107, 26.3.2021, p. 30).

(7)  Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012 (OJ L 193, 30.7.2018, p. 1).

(8)  Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2328/2003, (EC) No 861/2006, (EC) No 1198/2006 and (EC) No 791/2007 and Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 149, 20.5.2014, p. 1).

(9)  Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive) (OJ L 164, 25.6.2008, p. 19).

(10)  Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the Common Fisheries Policy, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1954/2003 and (EC) No 1224/2009 and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2371/2002 and (EC) No 639/2004 and Council Decision 2004/585/EC (OJ L 354, 28.12.2013, p. 22).

(11)  Council Directive (EU) 2017/159 of 19 December 2016 implementing the Agreement concerning the implementation of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 of the International Labour Organisation, concluded on 21 May 2012 between the General Confederation of Agricultural Cooperatives in the European Union (Cogeca), the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the Association of National Organisations of Fishing Enterprises in the European Union (Europêche) (OJ L 25, 31.1.2017, p. 12).

(12)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Union control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, amending Regulations (EC) No 847/96, (EC) No 2371/2002, (EC) No 811/2004, (EC) No 768/2005, (EC) No 2115/2005, (EC) No 2166/2005, (EC) No 388/2006, (EC) No 509/2007, (EC) No 676/2007, (EC) No 1098/2007, (EC) No 1300/2008, (EC) No 1342/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93, (EC) No 1627/94 and (EC) No 1966/2006 (OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1).

(13)  Regulation (EU) 2017/1004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2017 on the establishment of a Union framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the common fisheries policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 (OJ L 157, 20.6.2017, p. 1).

(14)  Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992, p. 7).

(15)  Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds (OJ L 20, 26.1.2010, p. 7).

(16)  Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (OJ L 327, 22.12.2000, p. 1).

(17)  Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 1184/2006 and (EC) No 1224/2009 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 (OJ L 354, 28.12.2013, p. 1).

(18)  Council Decision 98/392/EC of 23 March 1998 concerning the conclusion by the European Community of the United Nations Convention of 10 December 1982 on the Law of the Sea and the Agreement of 28 July 1994 relating to the implementation of Part XI thereof (OJ L 179, 23.6.1998, p. 1).

(19)  OJ L 123, 12.5.2016, p. 1.

(20)  Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 883/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 September 2013 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council and Council Regulation (Euratom) No 1074/1999 (OJ L 248, 18.9.2013, p. 1).

(21)  Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2988/95 of 18 December 1995 on the protection of the European Communities financial interests (OJ L 312, 23.12.1995, p. 1).

(22)  Council Regulation (Euratom, EC) No 2185/96 of 11 November 1996 concerning on-the-spot checks and inspections carried out by the Commission in order to protect the European Communities’ financial interests against fraud and other irregularities (OJ L 292, 15.11.1996, p. 2).

(23)  Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1939 of 12 October 2017 implementing enhanced cooperation on the establishment of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office (‘the EPPO’) (OJ L 283, 31.10.2017, p. 1).

(24)  Directive (EU) 2017/1371 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 July 2017 on the fight against fraud to the Union’s financial interests by means of criminal law (OJ L 198, 28.7.2017, p. 29).

(25)  Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (OJ L 119, 4.5.2016, p. 1).

(26)  Regulation (EU) No 182/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 laying down the rules and general principles concerning mechanisms for control by the Member States of the Commission’s exercise of implementing powers (OJ L 55, 28.2.2011, p. 13).

(27)  Regulation (EU) 2017/352 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 February 2017 establishing a framework for the provision of port services and common rules on the financial transparency of ports (OJ L 57, 3.3.2017, p. 1).

(28)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006 of 21 December 2006 concerning management measures for the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea, amending Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1626/94 (OJ L 409, 30.12.2006, p. 11).

(29)  Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (OJ L 155, 12.6.2019, p. 1).

(30)  Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008 of 29 September 2008 establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, amending Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93, (EC) No 1936/2001 and (EC) No 601/2004 and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1093/94 and (EC) No 1447/1999 (OJ L 286, 29.10.2008, p. 1).

(31)  Directive 2008/99/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on the protection of the environment through criminal law (OJ L 328, 6.12.2008, p. 28).

(32)  Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on transmissible animal diseases and amending and repealing certain acts in the area of animal health (‘Animal Health Law’) (OJ L 84, 31.3.2016, p. 1).

(33)  Directive 2014/89/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 establishing a framework for maritime spatial planning (OJ L 257, 28.8.2014, p. 135).

(34)  Regulation (EU) 2019/1896 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 November 2019 on the European Border and Coast Guard and repealing Regulations (EU) No 1052/2013 and (EU) 2016/1624 (OJ L 295, 14.11.2019, p. 1).

(35)  Regulation (EC) No 1406/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 June 2002 establishing a European Maritime Safety Agency (OJ L 208, 5.8.2002, p. 1).

(36)  Regulation (EU) 2019/473 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 on the European Fisheries Control Agency (OJ L 83, 25.3.2019, p. 18).

(37)  Council Decision (EU) 2015/1565 of 14 September 2015 on the approval, on behalf of the European Union, of the Declaration on the granting of fishing opportunities in EU waters to fishing vessels flying the flag of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the exclusive economic zone off the coast of French Guiana (OJ L 244, 19.9.2015, p. 55).


ANNEX I

COMMON INDICATORS OF THE EMFAF

CORE PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (1)

RESULT INDICATORS (MEASUREMENT UNIT)

OUTPUT INDICATOR

CI 01 - Businesses created

CI 02 - Businesses with higher turnover

CI 03 - Jobs created

CI 04 - Jobs maintained

CI 05 - Persons benefitting

CI 06 - Actions contributing to a good environmental status, including nature restoration, conservation, protection of ecosystems, biodiversity, animal health and welfare

CI 07 - Energy consumption leading to CO2 emissions reduction

CI 08 - Number of SMEs supported

CR 01 - New production capacity (tonnes/annum)

CR 02 - Aquaculture production maintained (tonnes/annum)

CR 03 - Businesses created (number of entities)

CR 04 - Businesses with higher turnover (number of entities)

CR 05 - Capacity of vessels withdrawn (GT and kW)

CR 06 - Jobs created (number of persons)

CR 07 - Jobs maintained (number of persons)

CR 08 - Persons benefitting (number of persons)

CR 09 - Area addressed by operations contributing to a good environmental status, protecting, conserving, and restoring biodiversity and ecosystems (km2 or km)

CR 10 - Actions contributing to a good environmental status, including nature restoration, conservation, protection of ecosystems, biodiversity, animal health and welfare (number of actions)

CR 11 - Entities increasing social sustainability (number of entities)

CO 01 - Number of operations

CI 09 - Number of fishing vessels equipped with electronic position and catch reporting devices

CI 10 - Number of local action groups

CI 11 - Number of small scale coastal fishing vessels supported

CI12 - Usage of data and information platforms

CR 12 - Effectiveness of the system for “collection, management and use of data” (scale: high, medium, low)

CR 13 - Cooperation activities between stakeholders (number of actions)

CR 14 - Innovations enabled (number of new products, services, processes, business models or methods)

CR 15 - Control means installed or improved (number of means)

CR 16 - Entities benefitting from promotion and information activities (number of entities)

CR 17 - Entities improving resource efficiency in production and/or processing (number of entities)

CR 18 - Energy consumption leading to CO2 emissions reduction (kWh/tonnes or litres/h)

CR 19 - Actions to improve governance capacity (number of actions)

CR 20 - Investment induced (EUR)

CR 21 - Datasets and advice made available (number)

CR 22 - Usage of data and information platforms (number of page views)

 


(1)  Core performance indicators for EMFAF to be used by the Commission in compliance with its reporting requirement pursuant to paragraph (iii) of point (h) of Article 41(3) of the Financial Regulation.


ANNEX II

ORGANISATION OF SUPPORT UNDER SHARED MANAGEMENT

POLICY OBJECTIVE

Article 5 of Regulation (EU) 2021/1060

EMFAF PRIORITY

EMFAF SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE

NOMENCLATURE TO BE USED IN THE FINANCING PLAN

Table 11A of Annex V to Regulation (EU) 2021/1060

A greener, low-carbon transitioning towards a net zero carbon economy and resilient Europe by promoting clean and fair energy transition, green and blue investment, the circular economy, climate change mitigation and adaptation, risk prevention and management, and sustainable urban mobility

Fostering sustainable fisheries and the restoration and conservation of aquatic biological resources

Strengthening economically, socially and environmentally sustainable fishing activities

1.1.1

all operations except those supported under Articles 17 and 19

1.1.2

operations supported under Articles 17 and 19

Increasing energy efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions through the replacement or modernisation of engines of fishing vessels

1.2

Promoting the adjustment of fishing capacity to fishing opportunities in cases of permanent cessation of fishing activities and contributing to a fair standard of living in cases of temporary cessation of fishing activities

1.3

 

 

Fostering efficient fisheries control and enforcement, including fighting against IUU fishing, as well as reliable data for knowledge-based decision-making

1.4

Promoting a level-playing field for fishery and aquaculture products from the outermost regions

1.5

Contributing to the protection and restoration of aquatic biodiversity and ecosystems

1.6

Fostering sustainable aquaculture activities, and processing and marketing of fishery and aquaculture products, thus contributing to food security in the Union

Promoting sustainable aquaculture activities, especially strengthening the competitiveness of aquaculture production, while ensuring that the activities are environmentally sustainable in the long term

2.1

 

 

Promoting marketing, quality and added value of fishery and aquaculture products, as well as processing of those products

2.2

Strengthening international ocean governance and enabling seas and oceans to be safe, secure, clean and sustainably managed

Strengthening sustainable sea and ocean management through the promotion of marine knowledge, maritime surveillance or coast guard cooperation

4.1

A Europe closer to citizens by fostering the sustainable and integrated development of all types of territories and local initiatives

Enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fostering the development of fishing and aquaculture communities

Enabling a sustainable blue economy in coastal, island and inland areas, and fostering the sustainable development of fishing and aquaculture communities

3.1

 

Technical assistance

5.1

5.2


ANNEX III

SPECIFIC MAXIMUM AID INTENSITY RATES UNDER SHARED MANAGEMENT

ROW NUMBER

SPECIFIC CATEGORY OF OPERATION

MAXIMUM AID INTENSITY RATE

1

Operations supported under Articles 17, 18 and 19

40 %

2

The following operations contributing to the implementation of the landing obligation referred to in Article 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013:

 

operations improving size selectivity or species selectivity of fishing gear;

100 %

operations improving the infrastructure of fishing ports, auction halls, landing sites and shelters in order to facilitate the landing and storage of unwanted catches;

75 %

operations facilitating the marketing of unwanted catches landed from commercial stocks, in accordance with point (b) of Article 8(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1379/2013

75 %

3

Operations aimed at improving the health, safety and working conditions on board fishing vessels, with the exception of operations supported under Article 19

75 %

4

Operations located in the outermost regions

85 %

5

Operations located in the remote Greek Islands and in the Croatian islands of Dugi Otok, Vis, Mljet and Lastovo

85 %

6

Operations supported under Article 22

85 %

7

Operations related to small-scale coastal fishing

100 %

8

Operations for which the beneficiary is a public body or an undertaking entrusted with the operation of services of general economic interest as referred to in Article 106(2) TFEU, where support is granted for the operation of such services

100 %

9

Operations related to the compensation referred to in Article 39

100 %

10

Operations supported under Articles 23 and 25 and under Priority 4

100 %

11

Operations related to the design, development, monitoring, evaluation or management of transparent systems for exchanging fishing opportunities between Member States, in accordance with Article 16(8) of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013

100 %

12

Operations related to the running costs of local actions groups

100 %

13

Operations supported under Article 30 and which fulfil at least one of the following criteria:

(i)

they are of collective interest;

(ii)

they have a collective beneficiary; or

(iii)

they have innovative features, where appropriate, at local level, and ensure public access to their results

100 %

14

Operations other than those covered in row 13 which fulfil all of the following criteria:

(i)

they are of collective interest;

(ii)

they have a collective beneficiary;

(iii)

they have innovative features or ensure public access to their results

100 %

15

Operations implemented by producer organisations, associations of producer organisations or interbranch organisations

75 %

16

Financial instruments, with the exception of financial instruments related to operations referred to in row 1

100 %

17

Operations supporting sustainable aquaculture implemented by SMEs

60 %

18

Operations supporting innovative products, processes or equipment in fisheries, aquaculture and processing

75 %

19

Operations implemented by organisations of fishers or other collective beneficiaries

60 %


ANNEX IV

TYPES OF INTERVENTION

No

TYPE OF INTERVENTION

CLIMATE COEFFICIENT

ENVIRONMENTAL COEFFICIENT

1

Reducing negative impacts and/or contributing to positive impacts on the environment and contributing to a good environmental status

100 %

100 %

2

Promoting conditions for economically viable, competitive and attractive fishery, aquaculture and processing sectors

40 %

40 %

3

Contributing to climate neutrality

100 %

100 %

4

Temporary cessation of fishing activities

100 %

100 %

5

Permanent cessation of fishing activities

100 %

100 %

6

Contributing to a good environmental status through implementing and monitoring of marine protected areas, including Natura 2000

100 %

100 %

7

Compensation for unexpected environmental, climatic or public health events

0 %

0 %

8

Compensation for additional costs in outermost regions

0 %

0 %

9

Animal health and welfare

40 %

40 %

10

Control and enforcement

40 %

100 %

11

Data collection and analysis, and promotion of marine knowledge

100 %

100 %

12

Maritime surveillance and security

40 %

40 %

Community-led local development (CLLD)

13

CLLD preparation actions

0 %

0 %

14

CLLD implementation of strategy

40 %

40 %

15

CLLD running costs and animation

0 %

0 %

Technical assistance

16

Technical assistance

0 %

0 %


ANNEX V

GLOBAL RESOURCES FROM THE EMFAF PER MEMBER STATE FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1 JANUARY 2021 TO 31 DECEMBER 2027

 

2021

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

2027

TOTAL

TOTAL

649 646 302

867 704 926

833 435 808

798 047 503

707 757 512

721 531 085

732 876 864

5 311 000 000

BE

4 925 394

6 578 640

6 318 823

6 050 521

5 365 973

5 470 400

5 556 420

40 266 171

BG

10 390 512

13 878 165

13 330 060

12 764 057

11 319 949

11 540 245

11 721 710

84 944 698

CZ

3 670 269

4 902 222

4 708 614

4 508 683

3 998 577

4 076 392

4 140 492

30 005 249

DK

24 582 747

32 834 129

31 537 379

30 198 278

26 781 687

27 302 881

27 732 208

200 969 309

DE

25 908 996

34 605 542

33 238 833

31 827 487

28 226 569

28 775 883

29 228 372

211 811 682

EE

11 912 962

15 911 637

15 283 223

14 634 286

12 978 583

13 231 157

13 439 212

97 391 060

IE

17 414 773

23 260 170

22 341 533

21 392 895

18 972 532

19 341 754

19 645 895

142 369 552

EL

45 869 836

61 266 389

58 846 736

56 348 059

49 972 919

50 945 434

51 746 530

374 995 903

ES

137 053 465

183 056 482

175 826 854

168 361 115

149 312 971

152 218 730

154 612 307

1 120 441 924

FR

69 372 651

92 658 097

88 998 661

85 219 712

75 578 071

77 048 886

78 260 448

567 136 526

HR

29 808 019

39 813 303

38 240 917

36 617 179

32 474 362

33 106 342

33 626 925

243 687 047

IT

63 388 749

84 665 656

81 321 871

77 868 885

69 058 907

70 402 853

71 509 909

518 216 830

CY

4 685 786

6 258 605

6 011 428

5 756 178

5 104 932

5 204 279

5 286 114

38 307 322

LV

16 498 239

22 035 996

21 165 707

20 266 995

17 974 015

18 323 805

18 611 939

134 876 696

LT

7 484 030

9 996 101

9 601 315

9 193 636

8 153 481

8 312 155

8 442 859

61 183 577

LU

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

HU

4 612 763

6 161 072

5 917 747

5 666 475

5 025 378

5 123 176

5 203 735

37 710 346

MT

2 669 689

3 565 790

3 424 963

3 279 536

2 908 494

2 965 097

3 011 721

21 825 290

NL

11 978 187

15 998 755

15 366 900

14 714 410

13 049 642

13 303 600

13 512 794

97 924 288

AT

821 763

1 097 594

1 054 246

1 009 482

895 270

912 693

927 046

6 718 094

PL

62 675 756

83 713 340

80 407 168

76 993 019

68 282 136

69 610 965

70 705 569

512 387 953

PT

46 307 271

61 850 651

59 407 923

56 885 418

50 449 481

51 431 271

52 240 007

378 572 022

RO

19 871 141

26 541 038

25 492 826

24 410 382

21 648 625

22 069 926

22 416 967

162 450 905

SI

2 927 095

3 909 597

3 755 191

3 595 743

3 188 925

3 250 985

3 302 105

23 929 641

SK

1 862 388

2 487 512

2 389 271

2 287 821

2 028 980

2 068 465

2 100 991

15 225 428

FI

8 777 254

11 723 405

11 260 401

10 782 276

9 562 384

9 748 476

9 901 766

71 755 962

SE

14 176 567

18 935 038

18 187 218

17 414 975

15 444 669

15 745 235

15 992 823

115 896 525


II Non-legislative acts

REGULATIONS

13.7.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 247/50


COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2021/1140

of 5 May 2021

amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards rules for the prevention and control of certain listed diseases

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on transmissible animal diseases and amending and repealing certain acts in the area of animal health (‘Animal Health Law’) (1), and in particular the first paragraph of Article 67 and Article 272(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 (2) lays down rules supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 as regards the prevention and control of certain listed diseases, notably category A, B and C diseases in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1882 (3). More particularly, Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 provides for restrictions and conditions for movements of animals and products thereof within and from restricted zones, as part of the measures to control the spread of category A diseases.

(2)

The rules provided in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 supplement those laid down in Regulation (EU) 2016/429. They include various technical aspects of the measures to be taken if there is suspicion or confirmation of diseases referred to in Article 9(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) 2016/429. As those rules are interrelated, they are laid down together in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687. In the interest of clarity and for their effective application, it is appropriate for the rules amending Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 to be also laid down in a single delegated act providing a comprehensive set of technical measures for the control of the relevant listed diseases.

(3)

Article 21(3) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 provides for the possibility for the competent authority to decide whether or not to establish a restricted zone in certain circumstances. The current wording of that Article could be misleading, as it could be subject to different interpretations. That Article should therefore be amended to clearly provide for that possibility.

(4)

The disease control measures provided for in Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 should be proportionate to the risks involved. For that reason, restrictions and conditions should cover only those species of animals and their products that pose a risk for the spread of a particular category A disease, taking into account the listed animal species for the relevant category A disease.

(5)

Article 22(5) of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 provides for the obligation to issue an animal health certificate for movements of consignments of animal by-products originating from and moved outside the restricted zone without specifying the species of animals covered by that provision. Therefore, that paragraph should be amended to limit this obligation to consignments of animal by-products obtained from animals of species listed for the relevant category A disease.

(6)

Article 272(2) of Regulation (EU) 2016/429 lays down transitional measures related to the repeal of various existing Directives, notably Council Directives 92/66/EEC (4), 2000/75/EC (5), 2001/89/EC (6), 2002/60/EC (7), 2003/85/EC (8) and 2005/94/EC (9). In particular, it provides for the possibility for those Directives to continue to apply instead of the corresponding articles of that Regulation for a period of three years after the date of its application or an earlier date to be determined in a delegated act. In accordance with that provision, Article 112 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 provides that Directives 92/66/EEC, 2001/89/EC, 2003/85/EC and 2005/94/EC are to cease to apply from 21 April 2021, since that Delegated Regulation lays down rules corresponding to those previously laid down in those Directives.

(7)

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 also lays down rules on disease control measures for all category A diseases, including African swine fever. Therefore, Article 112 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 should be amended by adding Directive 2002/60/EC, which lays down the specific provisions for the control of African swine fever, to the list of Directives that are to cease to apply from 14 July 2021.

(8)

In addition, Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 (10) lays down rules on surveillance, eradication programmes and disease-free status for certain listed diseases, including infection with bluetongue virus. Those rules will apply from 21 April 2021. Therefore, Article 112 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 should be amended by adding Directive 2000/75/EC, which lays down specific provisions for the control and eradication of bluetongue, to the list of Directives that are to cease to apply from 14 July 2021, with a view to avoiding a duplication and inconsistency of the rules in force as regards the surveillance, eradication and disease-free status of bluetongue in the Union.

(9)

Article 27 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 lays down the prohibitions to be implemented by the competent authority in the protection and surveillance zones in the event of an outbreak of category A diseases to control the spread of the disease. Those prohibitions are listed in Annex VI to that Delegated Regulation. However, the prohibition on movements of consignments of animal by-products from protection and surveillance zones is incomplete, as it only refers to certain animal by-products. This could pose a risk for the spread of disease during the implementation of the disease control measures provided in that Delegated Regulation. Annex VI to Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 should clarify that all movements of consignments of animal by products from protection and surveillance zones are prohibited.

(10)

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 should, therefore, be amended accordingly.

(11)

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 applies from 21 April 2021. In the interest of legal certainty, this Regulation should enter into force as a matter of urgency,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 is amended as follows:

(1)

in Article 21(3), the introductory phrase is replaced by the following:

‘3.   By way of derogation from paragraph 1, the competent authority may decide, after carrying out a risk assessment taking into account the disease profile, not to establish a restricted zone when an outbreak of a category A disease occurs in the following locations:’;

(2)

in Article 22, paragraph 5 is replaced by the following:

‘5.   Animal by-products from animals of listed species, originating from and moved outside the restricted zone shall be accompanied by an animal health certificate issued by an official veterinarian stating that they are allowed to be moved from the restricted zone under the conditions established by the competent authority in accordance with this Chapter.’;

(3)

Article 112 is replaced by the following:

‘Article 112

Repeals

1.   Directives 92/66/EEC, 2001/89/EC, 2003/85/EC and 2005/94/EC as well as the acts adopted on the basis of those Directives, shall cease to apply with effect from 21 April 2021.

2.   Directives 2000/75/EC and 2002/60/EC as well as the acts adopted on the basis of those Directives, shall cease to apply with effect from 14 July 2021.’;

(4)

Annex VI to Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 is amended in accordance with the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 5 May 2021.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 84, 31.3.2016, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and the Council, as regards rules for the prevention and control of certain listed diseases (OJ L 174, 3.6.2020, p. 64).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1882 of 3 December 2018 on the application of certain disease prevention and control rules to categories of listed diseases and establishing a list of species and groups of species posing a considerable risk for the spread of those listed diseases (OJ L 308, 4.12.2018, p. 21).

(4)  Council Directive 92/66/EEC of 14 July 1992 introducing Community measures for the control of Newcastle disease (OJ L 260, 5.9.1992, p. 1).

(5)  Council Directive 2000/75/EC of 20 November 2000 laying down specific provisions for the control and eradication of bluetongue (OJ L 327, 22.12.2000, p. 74).

(6)  Council Directive 2001/89/EC of 23 October 2001 on Community measures for the control of classical swine fever (OJ L 316, 1.12.2001, p. 5).

(7)  Council Directive 2002/60/EC of 27 June 2002 laying down specific provisions for the control of African swine fever and amending Directive 92/119/EEC as regards Teschen disease and African swine fever (OJ L 192, 20.7.2002, p. 27).

(8)  Council Directive 2003/85/EC of 29 September 2003 on Community measures for the control of foot-and-mouth disease repealing Directive 85/511/EEC and Decisions 89/531/EEC and 91/665/EEC and amending Directive 92/46/EEC (OJ L 306, 22.11.2003, p. 1).

(9)  Council Directive 2005/94/EC of 20 December 2005 on Community measures for the control of avian influenza and repealing Directive 92/40/EEC (OJ L 10, 14.1.2006, p. 16).

(10)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/689 of 17 December 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards rules for surveillance, eradication programmes, and disease-free status for certain listed and emerging diseases (OJ L 174, 3.6.2020, p. 211).


ANNEX

In Annex VI to Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/687, the table is replaced by the following:

PROHIBITIONS OF ACTIVITIES CONCERNING ANIMALS AND PRODUCTS RELATED TO CATEGORY A DISEASES1

FMD

RP

RVFV

LSD

CBPP

SPGP

PPR

CCPP

CSF

ASF

AHS

GLAND

HPAI

NCD

Movements of kept animals of listed species from establishments in the restricted zone

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NA

X

X

Movements of kept animals of listed species to establishments in the restricted zone

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NA

X

X

Restocking of game animals of listed species

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NA

X

X

Fairs, markets, shows and other gatherings of kept animals of listed species including collection and dispersion of those species

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NA

X

X

Movements of semen, oocytes and embryos obtained from kept animals of listed species from establishments in the restricted zone

X

X

X

X2

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NA

NA

NA

Collection of semen, oocytes and embryo from kept animals of listed species

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NP

NA

NA

NA

Itinerant artificial insemination of kept animals of listed species

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NA

NA

NA

Itinerant natural service of kept animals of listed species

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NA

NA

NA

Movements of hatching eggs from establishments in the restricted zone

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

X

X

Movements of fresh meat excluding offal from kept and wild animals of listed species from slaughterhouses or game handling establishments in the restricted zone

X

X

X

NP

NP

X

X

NP

X

X

NP

NA

X

X

PROHIBITIONS OF ACTIVITIES CONCERNING ANIMALS AND PRODUCTS RELATED TO CATEGORY A DISEASES1 (cont.)

FMD

RP

RVFV

LSD

CBPP

SPGP

PPR

CCPP

CSF

ASF

AHS

GLAND

HPAI

NCD

Movements of offal from kept and wild animals of listed species from slaughterhouses or game handling establishments in the restricted zone

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NP

NA

X

X

Movements of meat products obtained from fresh meat of listed species from establishments in the restricted zone

X

X

X

NP

NP

NP

X

NP

X

X

NP

NA

X

X

Movements of raw milk and colostrum obtained from kept animals of listed species from establishments in the restricted zone

X

X

X

X

NP

X

X

NP

NA

NA

NP

NA

NA

NA

Movements of dairy products and colostrum based products from establishments in the restricted zone

X

X

X

X

NP

X

X

NP

NA

NA

NP

NA

NA

NA

Movements of eggs for human consumption from establishments in the restricted zone

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

NA

X

X

Movements of animal by-products from kept animals of listed species from establishments in the restricted zone, except entire bodies or parts of dead animals

Manure, including litter and used bedding

X

X

X

X

NP

X

X

NP

X

X

NP

NA

X

X

Hides, skins, wool, bristles and feathers

X

X

X

X

NP

X

X

NP

X

X

NP

NA

X

X

Animal by-products other than manure, including litter and used bedding, and other than hides, skins, wool, bristles and feathers

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

NA

X

X

PROHIBITIONS OF ACTIVITIES CONCERNING ANIMALS AND PRODUCTS (cont.) RELATED TO CATEGORY A DISEASES1

FMD

RP

RVFV

LSD

CBPP

SPGP

PPR

CCPP

CSF

ASF

AHS

GLAND

HPAI

NCD

Movements of feed material of plant origin and straw obtained in the protection zone

X

X

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NP

NA

NP

NP

NOTES

1

Abbreviations for Category A diseases in accordance with Annex II

2

Only oocytes and embryo

NA

=

Not applicable

X

=

prohibition

NP

=

Not prohibited


13.7.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 247/55


COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/1141

of 12 July 2021

amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down special control measures for African swine fever

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) 2016/429 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on transmissible animal diseases and amending and repealing certain acts in the area of animal health (‘Animal Health Law’) (1), and in particular Article 71(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

African swine fever is an infectious viral disease affecting kept and wild porcine animals and can have a severe impact on the concerned animal population and the profitability of farming causing disturbance to movements of consignments of those animals and products thereof within the Union and exports to third countries.

(2)

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 (2) was adopted within the framework of Regulation (EU) 2016/429, and it lays down special disease control measures regarding African swine fever to be applied for a limited period of time by the Member States listed in Annex I thereto (the Member States concerned), in restricted zones I, II and III listed in that Annex.

(3)

The areas listed as restricted zones I, II and III in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 are based on the epidemiological situation of African swine fever in the Union. Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 was last amended by Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1090 (3) following changes in the epidemiological situation as regards that disease in Poland and Slovakia.

(4)

Any amendments to restricted zones I, II and III in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 should be based on the epidemiological situation as regards African swine fever in the areas affected by that disease and the overall epidemiological situation of African swine fever in the Member State concerned, the level of risk for the further spread of that disease, as well as scientifically based principles and criteria for geographically defining zoning due to African swine fever and the Union’s guidelines agreed with the Member States at the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed and publicly available on Commission’s website (4). Such amendments should also take account of international standards, such as the Terrestrial Animal Health Code (5) of the World Organisation for Animal Health and justifications for zoning provided by the competent authorities of the Member States concerned.

(5)

Since the date of adoption of Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1090, there have been new outbreaks of African swine fever in kept porcine animals in Poland, as well as in a wild porcine animal in Slovakia.

(6)

In June and July 2021, several outbreaks of African swine fever in kept porcine animals were observed in the siemiatycki, sulęciński, wschowski and zagański districts in Poland in areas currently listed as restricted zones II in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605. Those outbreaks of African swine fever in kept porcine animals constitute an increased level of risk, which should be reflected in that Annex. Accordingly, those areas of Poland currently listed as restricted zones II in that Annex, affected by those recent outbreaks of African swine fever, should now be listed as restricted zones III in that Annex instead of as restricted zones II thereof and the current boundaries of restricted zones II also need to be redefined to take account of those recent outbreaks.

(7)

In addition, in June 2021, one outbreak of African swine fever in kept porcine animals was observed in the olsztyński district in Poland in an area currently listed as a restricted zone III in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605, located in close proximity to an area currently listed in restricted zone II. This new outbreak of African swine fever in kept porcine animals constitutes an increased level of risk, which should be reflected in that Annex. Accordingly, this area of Poland currently listed as restricted zone II in that Annex, that is in close proximity to an area listed in restricted zone III affected by this recent outbreak of African swine fever, should now be listed as restricted zone III in that Annex instead of as restricted zone II thereof and the current boundaries of restricted zone II also need to be redefined to take account of this recent outbreak.

(8)

Additionally, in July 2021, an outbreak of African swine fever in kept porcine animals was observed in the nowotomyski district in Poland in an area currently listed as a restricted zone I in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605. This outbreak of African swine fever in kept porcine animals constitutes an increased level of risk, which should be reflected in that Annex. Accordingly, this area of Poland currently listed as restricted zone I in that Annex, affected by this recent outbreak of African swine fever, should now be listed as restricted zone III in that Annex instead of as restricted zone I thereof and the current boundaries of restricted zone I also need to be redefined to take account of this recent outbreak.

(9)

In addition, in June 2021, an outbreak of African swine fever in a wild porcine animal was observed in the Poprad district in Slovakia in an area currently listed as restricted zone II in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605, located in close proximity to an area currently listed in restricted zone I. This new outbreak of African swine fever in a wild porcine animal constitutes an increased level of risk, which should be reflected in that Annex. Accordingly, this area of Slovakia currently listed as restricted zone I in that Annex, that is in close proximity to the area listed in restricted zone II affected by this recent outbreak of African swine fever, should now be listed as restricted zone II in that Annex instead of as restricted zone I thereof and the current boundaries of restricted zone I also need to be redefined to take account of this recent outbreak.

(10)

Following those recent outbreaks of African swine fever in kept porcine animals in Poland and in a wild porcine animal in Slovakia taking into account the current epidemiological situation as regards African swine fever in the Union, zoning in those Member States has been reassessed and updated. In addition, the risk management measures in place have also been reassessed and updated. These changes should be reflected in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605.

(11)

In order to take account of recent developments in the epidemiological situation of African swine fever in the Union, and in order to combat the risks associated with the spread of that disease in a proactive manner, new restricted zones of a sufficient size should be demarcated for Poland and Slovakia and duly listed as restricted zones I, II and III in Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605. As the situation as regards African swine fever is very dynamic in the Union, when demarcating those new restricted zones, account has been taken of the situation in the surrounding areas.

(12)

Given the urgency of the epidemiological situation in the Union as regards the spread of African swine fever, it is important that the amendments to be made to Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 by this Implementing Regulation take effect as soon as possible.

(13)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 is replaced by the text set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

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

Done at Brussels, 12 July 2021.

For the Commission

The President

Ursula VON DER LEYEN


(1)  OJ L 84, 31.3.2016, p. 1.

(2)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 of 7 April 2021 laying down special control measures for African swine fever (OJ L 129, 15.4.2021, p. 1).

(3)  Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1090 of 2 July 2021 amending Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 laying down special control measures for African swine fever (OJ L 236, 5.7.2021, p. 10).

(4)  Working Document SANTE/7112/2015/Rev. 3 ‘Principles and criteria for geographically defining ASF regionalisation’. https://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/animal-diseases/control-measures/asf_en

(5)  OIE Terrestrial Animal Health Code, 28th Edition, 2019. ISBN of volume I: 978-92-95108-85-1; ISBN of volume II: 978-92-95108-86-8. https://www.oie.int/standard-setting/terrestrial-code/access-online/


ANNEX

Annex I to Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/605 is replaced by the following:

‘ANNEX I

RESTRICTED ZONES

PART I

1.   Germany

The following restricted zones I in Germany:

Bundesland Brandenburg:

Landkreis Dahme-Spreewald:

Gemeinde Alt Zauche-Wußwerk,

Gemeinde Byhleguhre-Byhlen,

Gemeinde Märkische Heide, mit den Gemarkungen Alt Schadow, Neu Schadow, Pretschen, Plattkow, Wittmannsdorf, Schuhlen-Wiese, Bückchen, Kuschkow, Gröditsch, Groß Leuthen, Leibchel, Glietz, Groß Leine, Dollgen, Krugau, Dürrenhofe, Biebersdorf und Klein Leine,

Gemeinde Neu Zauche,

Gemeinde Schwielochsee mit den Gemarkungen Groß Liebitz, Guhlen, Mochow und Siegadel,

Gemeinde Spreewaldheide,

Gemeinde Straupitz,

Landkreis Märkisch-Oderland:

Gemeinde Lietzen westlich der L 37,

Gemeinde Falkenhagen (Mark) westlich der L 37,

Gemeinde Zeschdorf westlich der L 37,

Gemeinde Lindendorf mit der Gemarkung Dolgelin – westlich der L 37,

Gemeinde Müncheberg mit den Gemarkungen Müncheberg, Eggersdorf bei Müncheberg und Hoppegarten bei Müncheberg,

Gemeinde Neulewin,

Gemeinde Bliesdorf mit den Gemarkungen Kunersdorf und Bliesdorf,

Gemeinde Neutrebbin mit den Gemarkungen Neutrebbin und Alttrebbin westlich der L 34 und Altelewin westlich und nordöstlich der L 33,

Gemeinde Märkische Höhe mit den Gemarkungen Reichenberg und Batzlow,

Gemeinde Wriezen mit den Gemarkungen Haselberg, Frankenfelde, Schulzendorf, Lüdersdorf, Biesdorf, Rathsdorf, Wriezen, Altwriezen, Beauregard, Eichwerder und Jäckelsbruch,

Gemeinde Oderaue mit den Gemarkungen Neuranft, Neuküstrinchen, Neurüdnitz, Altwustrow, Neuwustrow und Zäckericker Loose, Altreetz, Altmädewitz und Neumädewitz,

Gemeinde Buckow (Märkische Schweiz),

Gemeinde Strausberg mit den Gemarkungen Hohenstein und Ruhlsdorf,

Gemeine Garzau-Garzin,

Gemeinde Waldsieversdorf,

Gemeinde Rehfelde mit der Gemarkung Werder,

Gemeinde Reichenow-Mögelin,

Gemeinde Prötzel mit den Gemarkungen Harnekop, Sternebeck und Prötzel östlich der B 168 und der L35,

Gemeinde Oberbarnim,

Landkreis Oder-Spree:

Gemeinde Storkow (Mark),

Gemeinde Wendisch Rietz,

Gemeinde Reichenwalde,

Gemeinde Diensdorf-Radlow,

Gemeinde Bad Saarow,

Gemeinde Rietz-Neuendorf mit den Gemarkungen Buckow, Glienicke, Behrensdorf, Ahrensdorf, Herzberg, Görzig, Pfaffendorf, Sauen, Wilmersdorf (G), Neubrück, Drahendorf, Alt Golm,

Gemeinde Tauche mit den Gemarkungen Briescht, Kossenblatt, Werder, Görsdorf (B), Giesendorf, Wulfersdorf, Falkenberg (T), Lindenberg,

Gemeinde Steinhöfel mit den Gemarkungen Demnitz, Steinhöfel, Hasenfelde, Ahrensdorf, Heinersdorf, Tempelberg,

Gemeinde Langewahl,

Gemeinde Berkenbrück,

Gemeinde Briesen (Mark) mit den Gemarkungen Wilmersdorf, Falkenberg, Alt Madlitz, Madlitz Forst, Kersdorf, Briesen, Neubrück Forst,

Gemeinde Jacobsdorf mit den Gemarkungen Petersdorf und Jacobsdorf westlich der L 37,

Landkreis Spree-Neiße:

Gemeinde Jänschwalde,

Gemeinde Peitz,

Gemeinde Tauer,

Gemeinde Turnow-Preilack,

Gemeinde Drachhausen,

Gemeinde Schmogrow-Fehrow,

Gemeinde Drehnow,

Gemeinde Guben mit der Gemarkung Schlagsdorf,

Gemeinde Schenkendöbern mit den Gemarkungen Grabko, Kerkwitz, Groß Gastrose,

Gemeinde Teichland,

Gemeinde Dissen-Striesow,

Gemeinde Heinersbrück,

Gemeinde Briesen,

Gemeinde Forst mit den Gemarkungen Briesníg, Weißagk, Bohrau, Naundorf, Mulknitz, Klein Jamno, Forst (Lausitz) und Groß Jamno,

Gemeinde Wiesengrund,

Gemeinde Groß Schacksdorf-Simmersdorf mit der Gemarkung Simmersdorf,

Gemeinde Neiße-Malxetal mit den Gemarkungen Jocksdorf, Klein Kölzig und Groß Kölzig,

Gemeinde Tschernitz mit der Gemarkung Wolfshain,

Gemeinde Felixsee,

Gemeinde Spremberg mit den Gemarkungen Lieskau, Schönheide, Graustein, Türkendorf, Groß Luja, Wadelsdorf, Hornow, Sellessen, Spremberg, Bühlow,

Gemeinde Neuhausen/Spree mit den Gemarkungen Kathlow, Haasow, Sergen, Roggosen, Gablenz, Komptendorf, Laubsdorf, Koppatz, Neuhausen, Drieschnitz, Kahsel, Bagenz,

Stadt Cottbus mit den Gemarkungen Dissenchen, Döbbrick, Merzdorf, Saspow, Schmellwitz, Sielow, Willmersdorf,

Bundesland Sachsen:

Landkreis Bautzen

Gemeinde Großdubrau: Ortsteile Commerau, Göbeln, Jetscheba, Kauppa, Särchen, Spreewiese,

Gemeinde Hochkirch: Ortsteile Kohlwesa, Niethen, Rodewitz, Wawitz, Zschorna,

Gemeinde Königswartha: Ortsteil Oppitz,

Gemeinde Lohsa: Ortsteile Dreiweibern, Driewitz, Friedersdorf, Hermsdorf/Spree, Lippen, Litschen, Lohsa, Riegel, Tiegling, Weißkollm,

Gemeinde Malschwitz: Ortsteile Baruth, Brießnitz, Brösa, Buchwalde, Cannewitz, Dubrauke, Gleina, Guttau, Halbendorf/Spree, Kleinsaubernitz, Lieske, Lömischau, Neudorf/Spree, Preititz, Rackel, Ruhethal, Wartha,

Gemeinde Radibor: Ortsteile Droben, Lippitsch, Milkel, Teicha, Wessel,

Gemeinde Spreetal,

Gemeinde Weißenberg,

Landkreis Görlitz:

Gemeinde Boxberg/O.L., sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Görlitz südlich der Bundesautobahn A4 mit den Ortsteilen Biesnitz, Deutsch Ossig, Historische Altstadt, Innenstadt, Klein Neundorf, Klingewalde, Königshufen, Kunnerwitz, Ludwigsdorf, Nikolaivorstadt, Rauschwalde, Schlauroth, Südstadt, Weinhübel,

Gemeinde Groß Düben, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Hohendubrau, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Kodersdorf, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Königshain,

Gemeinde Löbau: Ortsteile Altcunnewitz, Bellwitz, Dolgowitz, Glossen, Kittlitz, Kleinradmeritz, Krappe, Lautitz, Mauschwitz, Neucunnewitz, Neukittlitz, Oppeln, Rosenhain,

Gemeinde Markersdorf: Ortsteile Holtendorf, Markersdorf, Pfaffendorf,

Gemeinde Mücka, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Reichenbach/O.L.: Ortsteile Biesig, Borda, Dittmannsdorf, Feldhäuser, Goßwitz, Krobnitz, Lehnhäuser, Löbensmüh, Mengelsdorf, Meuselwitz, Oehlisch, Stadt Reichenbach/O.L., Reißaus, Schöps, Zoblitz,

Gemeinde Schleife, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Schöpstal, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Trebendorf, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Vierkirchen, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Waldhufen, sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes,

Gemeinde Weißwasser/O.L., sofern nicht bereits Teil des gefährdeten Gebietes.

2.   Estonia

The following restricted zones I in Estonia:

Hiiu maakond.

3.   Greece

The following restricted zones I in Greece:

in the regional unit of Drama:

the community departments of Sidironero and Skaloti and the municipal departments of Livadero and Ksiropotamo (in Drama municipality),

the municipal department of Paranesti (in Paranesti municipality),

the municipal departments of Kokkinogeia, Mikropoli, Panorama, Pyrgoi (in Prosotsani municipality),

the municipal departments of Kato Nevrokopi, Chrysokefalo, Achladea, Vathytopos, Volakas, Granitis, Dasotos, Eksohi, Katafyto, Lefkogeia, Mikrokleisoura, Mikromilea, Ochyro, Pagoneri, Perithorio, Kato Vrontou and Potamoi (in Kato Nevrokopi municipality),

in the regional unit of Xanthi:

the municipal departments of Kimmerion, Stavroupoli, Gerakas, Dafnonas, Komnina, Kariofyto and Neochori (in Xanthi municipality),

the community departments of Satres, Thermes, Kotyli, and the municipal departments of Myki, Echinos and Oraio and (in Myki municipality),

the community department of Selero and the municipal department of Sounio (in Avdira municipality),

in the regional unit of Rodopi:

the municipal departments of Komotini, Anthochorio, Gratini, Thrylorio, Kalhas, Karydia, Kikidio, Kosmio, Pandrosos, Aigeiros, Kallisti, Meleti, Neo Sidirochori and Mega Doukato (in Komotini municipality),

the municipal departments of Ipio, Arriana, Darmeni, Archontika, Fillyra, Ano Drosini, Aratos and the Community Departments Kehros and Organi (in Arriana municipality),

the municipal departments of Iasmos, Sostis, Asomatoi, Polyanthos and Amvrosia and the community department of Amaxades (in Iasmos municipality),

the municipal department of Amaranta (in Maroneia Sapon municipality),

in the regional unit of Evros:

the municipal departments of Kyriaki, Mandra, Mavrokklisi, Mikro Dereio, Protokklisi, Roussa, Goniko, Geriko, Sidirochori, Megalo Derio, Sidiro, Giannouli, Agriani and Petrolofos (in Soufli municipality),

the municipal departments of Dikaia, Arzos, Elaia, Therapio, Komara, Marasia, Ormenio, Pentalofos, Petrota, Plati, Ptelea, Kyprinos, Zoni, Fulakio, Spilaio, Nea Vyssa, Kavili, Kastanies, Rizia, Sterna, Ampelakia, Valtos, Megali Doxipara, Neochori and Chandras (in Orestiada municipality),

the municipal departments of Asvestades, Ellinochori, Karoti, Koufovouno, Kiani, Mani, Sitochori, Alepochori, Asproneri, Metaxades, Vrysika, Doksa, Elafoxori, Ladi, Paliouri and Poimeniko (in Didymoteixo municipality),

in the regional unit of Serres:

the municipal departments of Kerkini, Livadia, Makrynitsa, Neochori, Platanakia, Petritsi, Akritochori, Vyroneia, Gonimo, Mandraki, Megalochori, Rodopoli, Ano Poroia, Katw Poroia, Sidirokastro, Vamvakophyto, Promahonas, Kamaroto, Strymonochori, Charopo, Kastanousi and Chortero and the community departments of Achladochori, Agkistro and Kapnophyto (in Sintiki municipality),

the municipal departments of Serres, Elaionas and Oinoussa and the community departments of Orini and Ano Vrontou (in Serres municipality),

the municipal departments of Dasochoriou, Irakleia, Valtero, Karperi, Koimisi, Lithotopos, Limnochori, Podismeno and Chrysochorafa (in Irakleia municipality).

4.   Latvia

The following restricted zones I in Latvia:

Pāvilostas novada Vērgales pagasts,

Stopiņu novada daļa, kas atrodas uz rietumiem no autoceļa V36, P4 un P5, Acones ielas, Dauguļupes ielas un Dauguļupītes,

Grobiņas novada Medzes, Grobiņas un Gaviezes pagasts. Grobiņas pilsēta,

Rucavas novada Rucavas pagasts,

Nīcas novads.

5.   Lithuania

The following restricted zones I in Lithuania:

Klaipėdos rajono savivaldybė: Agluonėnų, Dovilų, Gargždų, Priekulės, Vėžaičių, Kretingalės ir Dauparų-Kvietinių seniūnijos,

Palangos miesto savivaldybė.

6.   Hungary

The following restricted zones I in Hungary:

Békés megye 950950, 950960, 950970, 951950, 952050, 952750, 952850, 952950, 953050, 953150, 953650, 953660, 953750, 953850, 953960, 954250, 954260, 954350, 954450, 954550, 954650, 954750, 954850, 954860, 954950, 955050, 955150, 955250, 955260, 955270, 955350, 955450, 955510, 955650, 955750, 955760, 955850, 955950, 956050, 956060, 956150 és 956160 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Bács-Kiskun megye 600150, 600850, 601550, 601650, 601660, 601750, 601850, 601950, 602050, 603250, 603750 és 603850 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Budapest 1 kódszámú, vadgazdálkodási tevékenységre nem alkalmas területe,

Csongrád-Csanád megye 800150, 800160, 800250, 802220, 802260, 802310 és 802450 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Fejér megye 400150, 400250, 400351, 400352, 400450, 400550, 401150, 401250, 401350, 402050, 402350, 402360, 402850, 402950, 403050, 403250, 403350, 403450, 403550, 403650, 403750, 403950, 403960, 403970, 404570, 404650, 404750, 404850, 404950, 404960, 405050, 405750, 405850, 405950,

406050, 406150, 406550, 406650 és 406750 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Győr-Moson-Sopron megye 100550, 100650, 100950, 101050, 101350, 101450, 101550, 101560 és 102150 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megye 750150, 750160, 750260, 750350, 750450, 750460, 754450, 754550, 754560, 754570, 754650, 754750, 754950, 755050, 755150, 755250, 755350 és 755450 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Komárom-Esztergom megye 250150, 250250, 250450, 250460, 250550, 250650, 250750, 251050, 251150, 251250, 251350, 251360, 251650, 251750, 251850, 252250, kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Pest megye 571550, 572150, 572250, 572350, 572550, 572650, 572750, 572850, 572950, 573150, 573250, 573260, 573350, 573360, 573450, 573850, 573950, 573960, 574050, 574150, 574350, 574360, 574550, 574650, 574750, 574850, 574860, 574950, 575050, 575150, 575250, 575350, 575550, 575650, 575750, 575850, 575950, 576050, 576150, 576250, 576350, 576450, 576650, 576750, 576850, 576950, 577050, 577150, 577350, 577450, 577650, 577850, 577950, 578050, 578150, 578250, 578350, 578360, 578450, 578550, 578560, 578650, 578850, 578950, 579050, 579150, 579250, 579350, 579450, 579460, 579550, 579650, 579750, 580250 és 580450 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe.

7.   Poland

The following restricted zones I in Poland:

w województwie warmińsko-mazurskim:

gminy Wielbark i Rozogi w powiecie szczycieńskim,

gminy Janowiec Kościelny, Janowo i część gminy Kozłowo położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez linię kolejową w powiecie nidzickim,

gminy Iłowo – Osada, Lidzbark, Płośnica, miasto Działdowo, część gminy Rybno położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę kolejową, część gminy wiejskiej Działdowo położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez linie kolejowe biegnące od wschodniej do zachodniej granicy gminy w powiecie działdowskim,

gminy Kisielice, Susz i część gminy wiejskiej Iława położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 521 biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą łączącą miejscowości Szymbark - Ząbrowo - Segnowy – Laseczno – Gulb, a następnie na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Szymbark - Ząbrowo - Segnowy – Laseczno - Gulb biegnącą do południowej granicy gminy w powiecie iławskim,

gminy Biskupiec, Kurzętnik, część gminy wiejskiej Nowe Miasto Lubawskie położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do miejscowości Lekarty, a następnie na południowy - zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Lekarty – Nowy Dwór Bratiański biegnącą do północnej granicy gminy miejskiej Nowe Miasto Lubawskie oraz na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 538, część gminy Grodziczno położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 538 w powiecie nowomiejskim.

w województwie podlaskim:

gminy Wysokie Mazowieckie z miastem Wysokie Mazowieckie, Czyżew i część gminy Kulesze Kościelne położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez linię koleją w powiecie wysokomazowieckim,

gminy Miastkowo, Nowogród, Śniadowo i Zbójna w powiecie łomżyńskim,

gminy Szumowo, Zambrów z miastem Zambrów i część gminy Kołaki Kościelne położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez linię kolejową w powiecie zambrowskim,

gminy Grabowo, Kolno i miasto Kolno, Turośl w powiecie kolneńskim,

w województwie mazowieckim:

powiat ostrołęcki,

powiat miejski Ostrołęka,

gminy Bielsk, Brudzeń Duży, Bulkowo, Drobin, Gąbin, Łąck, Nowy Duninów, Radzanowo, Słupno, Staroźreby i Stara Biała w powiecie płockim,

powiat miejski Płock,

powiat ciechanowski,

gminy Baboszewo, Dzierzążnia, Joniec, Nowe Miasto, Płońsk i miasto Płońsk, Raciąż i miasto Raciąż, Sochocin w powiecie płońskim,

powiat sierpecki,

powiat żuromiński,

gminy Andrzejewo, Brok, Stary Lubotyń, Szulborze Wielkie, Wąsewo, Ostrów Mazowiecka z miastem Ostrów Mazowiecka, część gminy Małkinia Górna położona na północ od rzeki Brok w powiecie ostrowskim,

powiat mławski,

powiat przasnyski,

powiat makowski,

powiat pułtuski,

powiat wyszkowski,

powiat węgrowski,

gminy Dąbrówka, Jadów, Klembów, Poświętne, Radzymin, Strachówka Wołomin i Tłuszcz w powiecie wołomińskim,

gminy Mokobody i Suchożebry w powiecie siedleckim,

gminy Dobre, Jakubów, Kałuszyn, Stanisławów w powiecie mińskim,

gminy Bielany i gmina wiejska Sokołów Podlaski w powiecie sokołowskim,

gminy Kowala, Wierzbica, część gminy Wolanów położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 12 w powiecie radomskim,

powiat miejski Radom,

gminy Jastrząb, Mirów, Orońsko w powiecie szydłowieckim,

powiat gostyniński,

w województwie podkarpackim:

gminy Pruchnik, Rokietnica, Roźwienica, w powiecie jarosławskim,

gminy Fredropol, Krasiczyn, Krzywcza, Medyka, Orły, Żurawica, Przemyśl w powiecie przemyskim,

powiat miejski Przemyśl,

gminy Gać, Jawornik Polski, Kańczuga, część gminy Zarzecze położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez rzekę Mleczka w powiecie przeworskim,

powiat łańcucki,

gminy Trzebownisko, Głogów Małopolski, część gminy Świlcza położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 94 i część gminy Sokołów Małopolski położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 875 w powiecie rzeszowskim,

gmina Ropczyce, część gminy Ostrów położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr A4 biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą nr 986, a następnie na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 986 biegnącą od tego skrzyżowania do miejscowości Osieka i dalej na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Osieka_- Blizna, część gminy Sędziszów Małopolski położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 94 w powiecie ropczycko – sędziszowskim,

gminy Czarna, Pilzno, miasto Dębica, część gminy wiejskiej Dębica położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr A4, część gminy Żyraków położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr A4 w powiecie dębickim,

gminy Dzikowiec, Kolbuszowa i Raniżów w powiecie kolbuszowskim,

gminy Borowa, Gawłuszowice, Padew Narodowa, Tuszów Narodowy, część gminy Czermin położona na północny – zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Olszyny – Czermin – Piaski – Jasieniec do granicy gminy, część gminy Radomyśl Wielki położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 984 biegnącą od północnej granicy gminy do miejscowości Radomyśl Wielki, a następnie na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Radomyśl Wielki – Zdziarzec – Pole biegnącą od drogi nr 984 do południowej granicy gminy, część gminy Wadowice Górne położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Kawęczyn – Wampierzów- Wadowice Górne w powiecie mieleckim,

w województwie świętokrzyskim:

powiat opatowski,

powiat sandomierski,

gminy Bogoria, Łubnice, Oleśnica, Osiek, Połaniec, Rytwiany i Staszów w powiecie staszowskim,

gminy Bliżyn, Skarżysko – Kamienna, Suchedniów i Skarżysko Kościelne w powiecie skarżyskim,

gmina Wąchock, część gminy Brody położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 9 oraz na południowy - zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogi: nr 0618T biegnącą od północnej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania w miejscowości Lipie, drogę biegnącą od miejscowości Lipie do wschodniej granicy gminy oraz na północ od drogi nr 42 i część gminy Mirzec położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 744 biegnącą od południowej granicy gminy do miejscowości Tychów Stary a następnie przez drogę nr 0566T biegnącą od miejscowości Tychów Stary w kierunku północno - wschodnim do granicy gminy w powiecie starachowickim,

powiat ostrowiecki,

gminy Fałków, Ruda Maleniecka, Radoszyce, Smyków, część gminy Końskie położona na zachód od linii kolejowej, część gminy Stąporków położona na południe od linii kolejowej w powiecie koneckim,

gminy Mniów i Zagnańsk w powiecie kieleckim,

w województwie łódzkim:

gminy Łyszkowice, Kocierzew Południowy, Kiernozia, Chąśno, Nieborów, część gminy wiejskiej Łowicz położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 92 biegnącej od granicy miasta Łowicz do zachodniej granicy gminy oraz część gminy wiejskiej Łowicz położona na wschód od granicy miasta Łowicz i na północ od granicy gminy Nieborów w powiecie łowickim,

gminy Cielądz, Rawa Mazowiecka z miastem Rawa Mazowiecka w powiecie rawskim,

gminy Bolimów, Głuchów, Godzianów, Lipce Reymontowskie, Maków, Nowy Kawęczyn, Skierniewice, Słupia w powiecie skierniewickim,

powiat miejski Skierniewice,

gminy Mniszków, Paradyż, Sławno i Żarnów w powiecie opoczyńskim,

powiat tomaszowski,

powiat brzeziński,

powiat łaski,

powiat miejski Łódź,

gminy Andrespol, Koluszki, Nowosolna w powiecie łódzkim wschodnim,

gminy Dobroń, Ksawerów, Lutomiersk, miasto Konstantynów Łódzki, miasto Pabianice, część gminy wiejskiej Pabianice położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S8, część gminy Dłutów położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 485 w powiecie pabianickim,

gmina Wieruszów, część gminy Sokolniki położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 482, część gminy Galewice położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Przybyłów – Ostrówek – Dąbrówka – Zmyślona w powiecie wieruszowskim, gminy Aleksandrów Łódzki, Stryków, miasto Zgierz w powiecie zgierskim,

gminy Bełchatów z miastem Bełchatów, Drużbice, Kluki, Rusiec, Szczerców, Zelów w powiecie bełchatowskim,

gminy Osjaków, Konopnica, Pątnów, Wierzchlas, część gminy Mokrsko położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Krzyworzeka – Mokrsko - Zmyślona – Komorniki – Orzechowiec – Poręby, część gminy Wieluń położona na wschód od zachodniej granicy miejscowości Wieluń oraz na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Wieluń – Turów – Chotów biegnącą do zachodniej granicy gminy, część gminy Ostrówek położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez rzekę Pyszna w powiecie wieluńskim,

część powiatu sieradzkiego nie wymieniona w części III załącznika I,,

powiat zduńskowolski,

gminy Aleksandrów, Sulejów, Wola Krzysztoporska, Wolbórz, część gminy Moszczenica położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez linię kolejową biegnącą od północnej granicy gminy do miejscowości Moszczenica – Osiedle, a następnie na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Moszczenica – Osiedle – Kosów do skrzyżowania z drogą nr 12 i dalej na wschód od drogi nr 12 biegnącej od tego skrzyżowania do południowej granicy gminy, część gminy Grabica położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 473 biegnącej od zachodniej granicy gminy do miejscowości Wola Kamocka, a następnie na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę biegnącą od skrzyżowania z drogą nr 473 i łączącą miejscowości Wola Kamocka – Papieże Kolonia – Papieże do wschodniej granicy gminy w powiecie piotrkowskim,,

powiat miejski Piotrków Trybunalski,

w województwie pomorskim:

gminy Ostaszewo, miasto Krynica Morska oraz część gminy Nowy Dwór Gdański położona na południowy - zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 55 biegnącą od południowej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą nr 7, następnie przez drogę nr 7 i S7 biegnącą do zachodniej granicy gminy w powiecie nowodworskim,

gminy Lichnowy, Miłoradz, Nowy Staw, Malbork z miastem Malbork w powiecie malborskim,

gminy Mikołajki Pomorskie, Stary Targ i Sztum w powiecie sztumskim,

powiat gdański,

Miasto Gdańsk,

powiat tczewski,

powiat kwidzyński,

w województwie lubuskim:

powiat miejski Gorzów Wielkopolski,

część powiatu gorzowskiego nie wymieniona w części II załącznika I,

powiat strzelecko-drezdenecki,

w województwie dolnośląskim:

powiat lubański,

powiat złotoryjski,

powiat lwówecki,

gmina Chojnów w powiecie legnickim,

gmina Zagrodno w powiecie złototoryjskim,

gmina Chocianów w powiecie polkowickim,

część gminy Góra położona na północny -zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę biegnącą od północnej granicy gminy, łączącą miejscowości Czernina – Kruszyniec – Góra do skrzyżowania z droga nr 324, a następnie na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 324 biegnącą od tego skrzyżowania do zachodniej granicy gminy w powiecie górowskim,

gmina Prusice, część gminy Żmigród położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S5 w powiecie trzebnickim,

gmina Wińsko w powiecie wołowskim,

gminy Ścinawa i Lubin z miastem Lubin w powiecie lubińskim,

gminy Dziadowa Kłoda, Międzybórz, Syców w powiecie oleśnickim,

w województwie wielkopolskim:

gminy Krzemieniewo, Osieczna, Rydzyna, część gminy Lipno położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S5, część gminy Święciechowa położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 12 oraz na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S5 w powiecie leszczyńskim,

powiat miejski Leszno,

gminy Granowo, Grodzisk Wielkopolski i część gminy Kamieniec położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 308 w powiecie grodziskim,

gminy Czempiń, Kościan i miasto Kościan, Krzywiń, część gminy Śmigiel położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S5 w powiecie kościańskim,

powiat miejski Poznań,

gminy Buk, Dopiewo, Komorniki, Tarnowo Podgórne, Stęszew, Swarzędz, Pobiedziska, Czerwonak, Mosina, miasto Luboń, miasto Puszczykowo i część gminy Kórnik położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonych przez drogi: nr S11 biegnącą od północnej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą nr 434 i drogę nr 434 biegnącą od tego skrzyżowania do południowej granicy gminy, część gminy Rokietnica położona na południowy zachód od linii kolejowej biegnącej od północnej granicy gminy w miejscowości Krzyszkowo do południowej granicy gminy w miejscowości Kiekrz oraz część gminy wiejskiej Murowana Goślina położona na południe od linii kolejowej biegnącej od północnej granicy miasta Murowana Goślina do północno-wschodniej granicy gminy w powiecie poznańskim,

gmina Kiszkowo i część gminy Kłecko położona na zachód od rzeki Mała Wełna w powiecie gnieźnieńskim,

powiat czarnkowsko-trzcianecki,

gmina Kaźmierz część gminy Duszniki położona na południowy – wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 306 biegnącą od północnej granicy gminy do miejscowości Duszniki, a następnie na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez ul. Niewierską oraz drogę biegnącą przez miejscowość Niewierz do zachodniej granicy gminy, część gminy Ostroróg położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 186 i 184 biegnące od granicy gminy do miejscowości Ostroróg, a następnie od miejscowości Ostroróg przez miejscowości Piaskowo – Rudki do południowej granicy gminy, część gminy Wronki położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez rzekę Wartę biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do przecięcia z droga nr 182, a następnie na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogi nr 182 oraz 184 biegnącą od skrzyżowania z drogą nr 182 do południowej granicy gminy, miasto Szamotuły i część gminy Szamotuły położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 306 i drogę łączącą miejscowości Lipnica - Ostroróg do linii wyznaczonej przez wschodnią granicę miasta Szamotuły i na południe od linii kolejowej biegnącej od południowej granicy miasta Szamotuły, do południowo-wschodniej granicy gminy oraz część gminy Obrzycko położona na zachód od drogi nr 185 łączącej miejscowości Gaj Mały, Słopanowo i Obrzycko do północnej granicy miasta Obrzycko, a następnie na zachód od drogi przebiegającej przez miejscowość Chraplewo w powiecie szamotulskim,

część gminy Rawicz położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S5, część gminy Bojanowo położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S5 w powiecie rawickim,

gmina Budzyń w powiecie chodzieskim,

gminy Mieścisko, Skoki i Wągrowiec z miastem Wągrowiec w powiecie wągrowieckim,

powiat pleszewski,

gmina Zagórów w powiecie słupeckim,

gmina Pyzdry w powiecie wrzesińskim,

gminy Kotlin, Żerków i część gminy Jarocin położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogi nr S11 i 15 w powiecie jarocińskim,

gmina Rozdrażew, część gminy Koźmin Wielkopolski położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 15, część gminy Krotoszyn położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 15 oraz na wschód od granic miasta Krotoszyn w powiecie krotoszyńskim,

powiat ostrowski,

powiat miejski Kalisz,

gminy Blizanów, Żelazków, Godziesze Wielkie, Koźminek, Lisków, Opatówek, Szczytniki, część gminy Stawiszyn położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 25 biegnącą od północnej granicy gminy do miejscowości Zbiersk, a następnie na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Zbiersk – Łyczyn – Petryki biegnącą od skrzyżowania z drogą nr 25 do południowej granicy gminy, część gminy Ceków- Kolonia położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Młynisko – Morawin - Janków w powiecie kaliskim,

gminy Brudzew, Dobra, Kawęczyn, Przykona, Władysławów, Turek z miastem Turek część gminy Tuliszków położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 72 biegnącej od wschodniej granicy gminy do miasta Turek a następnie na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 443 biegnącej od skrzyżowania z drogą nr 72 w mieście Turek do zachodniej granicy gminy w powiecie tureckim,

gminy Rzgów, Grodziec, Krzymów, Stare Miasto, część gminy Rychwał położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 25 biegnącą od południowej granicy gminy do miejscowości Rychwał, a następnie na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 443 biegnącą od skrzyżowania z drogą nr 25 w miejscowości Rychwał do wschodniej granicy gminy w powiecie konińskim,

część gminy Kępno położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S8 w powiecie kępińskim,

powiat ostrzeszowski,

w województwie opolskim:

gminy Domaszowice, Wilków i część gminy Namysłów położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez rzekę Głucha w powiecie namysłowskim,

gminy Wołczyn, Kluczbork, część gminy Byczyna położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 11 w powiecie kluczborskim,

część gminy Gorzów Śląski położona na południe od północnej granicy miasta Gorzów Śląski oraz na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 45, część gminy Praszka położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 45 w miejscowości Praszka oraz na południe od drogi łączącej miejscowości Praszka – Kowale Kolonia - Kiczmachów, część gminy Rudniki położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 42 biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą nr 43 i na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 43 biegnącą od północnej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą nr 42 w powiecie oleskim,

w województwie zachodniopomorskim:

część gminy Dębno położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 126 biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą nr 23 w miejscowości Dębno, następnie na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 23 do skrzyżowania z ul. Jana Pawła II w miejscowości Cychry, następnie na północ od ul. Jana Pawła II do skrzyżowania z ul. Ogrodową i dalej na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez ul. Ogrodową, której przedłużenie biegnie do wschodniej granicy gminy w powiecie myśliborskim,

gminy Trzcińsko – Zdrój, Widuchowa, część gminy Chojna położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 26 biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do miejscowości Chojna, a następnie na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 31 biegnącą od skrzyżowana z drogą nr 26 do południowej granicy gminy, w powiecie gryfińskim.

8.   Slovakia

The following restricted zones I in Slovakia:

the whole district of Snina,

the whole district of Medzilaborce

the whole district of Stropkov

the whole district of Svidník, except municipalities included in part II,

in the district of Veľký Krtíš, the municipalities of Ipeľské Predmostie, Veľká nad Ipľom, Hrušov, Kleňany, Sečianky,

in the district of Levice, the municipalities of Ipeľské Úľany, Plášťovce, Dolné Túrovce, Stredné Túrovce, Šahy, Tešmak,

the whole district of Krupina, except municipalities included in part II,

the whole district of Banska Bystrica, except municipalities included in part II,

In the district of Liptovsky Mikulas – municipalities of Pribylina, Jamník, Svatý Štefan, Konská, Jakubovany, Liptovský Ondrej, Beňadiková, Vavrišovo, Liptovská Kokava, Liptovský Peter, Dovalovo, Hybe, Liptovský Hrádok, Važec, Východná, Kráľova Lehota, Nižná Boca, Vyšná Boca, Malužiná, Liptovská Porúbka, Liptovský Ján, Uhorská Ves, Podtureň, Závažná Poruba, Liptovský Mikuláš, Pavčina Lehota, Demänovská Dolina, Gôtovany, Galovany, Svätý Kríž, Lazisko, Dúbrava, Malatíny, Liptovské Vlachy, Liptovské Kľačany, Partizánska Ľupča, Kráľovská Ľubeľa, Zemianska Ľubeľa,

In the district of Ružomberok, the municipalities of Liptovská Lužná, Liptovská Osada, Podsuchá, Ludrová, Štiavnička, Liptovská Štiavnica, Nižný Sliač, Liptovské Sliače,

the whole district of Banska Stiavnica,

the whole district of Žiar nad Hronom.

PART II

1.   Bulgaria

The following restricted zones II in Bulgaria:

the whole region of Haskovo,

the whole region of Yambol,

the whole region of Stara Zagora,

the whole region of Pernik,

the whole region of Kyustendil,

the whole region of Plovdiv,

the whole region of Pazardzhik,

the whole region of Smolyan,

the whole region of Dobrich,

the whole region of Sofia city,

the whole region of Sofia Province,

the whole region of Blagoevgrad,

the whole region of Razgrad,

the whole region of Kardzhali,

the whole region of Burgas excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Varna excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Silistra, excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Ruse, excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Veliko Tarnovo, excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Pleven, excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Targovishte, excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Shumen, excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Sliven, excluding the areas in Part III,

the whole region of Vidin, excluding the areas in Part III.

2.   Germany

The following restricted zones II in Germany:

Bundesland Brandenburg:

Landkreis Oder-Spree:

Gemeinde Grunow-Dammendorf,

Gemeinde Mixdorf

Gemeinde Schlaubetal,

Gemeinde Neuzelle,

Gemeinde Neißemünde,

Gemeinde Lawitz,

Gemeinde Eisenhüttenstadt,

Gemeinde Vogelsang,

Gemeinde Ziltendorf,

Gemeinde Wiesenau,

Gemeinde Friedland,

Gemeinde Siehdichum

Gemeinde Müllrose,

Gemeinde Briesen mit der Gemarkung Biegen,

Gemeinde Jacobsdorf mit den Gemarkungen Pillgram, Sieversdorf, Jacobsdorf östlich der L 37 und Petersdorf östlich der L 37,

Gemeinde Groß Lindow,

Gemeinde Brieskow-Finkenheerd,

Gemeinde Ragow-Merz,

Gemeinde Beeskow,

Gemeinde Rietz-Neuendorf mit den Gemarkungen Groß Rietz und Birkholz,

Gemeinde Tauche mit den Gemarkungen Stremmen, Ranzig, Trebatsch, Sabrodt, Sawall, Mitweide und Tauche,

Landkreis Dahme-Spreewald:

Gemeinde Jamlitz,

Gemeinde Lieberose,

Gemeinde Schwielochsee mit den Gemarkungen Goyatz, Jessern, Lamsfeld, Ressen, Speichrow und Zaue,

Landkreis Spree-Neiße:

Gemeinde Schenkendöbern mit den Gemarkungen Stakow, Reicherskreuz, Groß Drewitz, Sembten, Lauschütz, Krayne, Lübbinchen, Grano, Pinnow, Bärenklau, Schenkendöbern und Atterwasch,

Gemeinde Guben mit den Gemarkungen Bresinchen, Guben und Deulowitz,

Gemeinde Forst (Lausitz) mit den Gemarkungen Groß Bademeusel und Klein Bademeusel,

Gemeinde Groß Schacksdorf-Simmersdorf mit der Gemarkung Groß Schacksdorf,

Gemeinde Neiße-Malxetal mit den Gemarkungen Preschen und Jerischke,

Gemeinde Döbern,

Gemeinde Jämlitz-Klein Düben,

Gemeinde Tschernitz mit der Gemarkung Tschernitz,

Landkreis Märkisch-Oderland:

Gemeinde Zechin,

Gemeinde Bleyen-Genschmar,

Gemeinde Neuhardenberg,

Gemeinde Golzow,

Gemeinde Küstriner Vorland,

Gemeinde Alt Tucheband,

Gemeinde Reitwein,

Gemeinde Podelzig,

Gemeinde Letschin,

Gemeinde Gusow-Platkow,

Gemeinde Seelow,

Gemeinde Vierlinden,

Gemeinde Lindendorf mit den Gemarkungen Sachsendorf, Libbenichen, Neu Mahlisch und Dolgelin – östlich der L37,

Gemeinde Fichtenhöhe,

Gemeinde Lietzen östlich der L 37,

Gemeinde Falkenhagen (Mark) östlich der L 37,

Gemeinde Zeschdorf östlich der L 37,

Gemeinde Treplin,

Gemeinde Lebus,

Gemeinde Müncheberg mit den Gemarkungen Jahnsfelde, Trebnitz, Obersdorf, Münchehofe und Hermersdorf,

Gemeinde Märkische Höhe mit der Gemarkung Ringenwalde,

Gemeinde Bliesdorf mit der Gemarkung Metzdorf,

Gemeinde Neutrebbin mit den Gemarkungen Wuschewier, Altbarnim, Neutrebbin, östlich der L 34, Alttrebbin östlich der L 34 und Altlewin östlich der L 34 und südwestlich der L 33,

kreisfreie Stadt Frankfurt (Oder),

Bundesland Sachsen:

Landkreis Görlitz:

Gemeinde Bad Muskau,

Gemeinde Boxberg/O.L. östlich des Straßenverlaufes K8472 bis Kaschel – S121 – Jahmen –Dürrbacher Straße – K8472 – Eselsberg – S131 – Boxberg – K 8481,

Gemeinde Gablenz,

Gemeinde Görlitz nördlich der Bundesautobahn A4,

Gemeinde Groß Düben südlich des Straßenverlaufes S126 – Halbendorf – K8478,

Gemeinde Hähnichen,

Gemeinde Hohendubrau östlich des Straßenverlaufes der Verbindungsstraße Buchholz-Gebelzig – S55,

Gemeinde Horka

Gemeinde Kodersdorf nördlich der Bundesautobahn A4,

Gemeinde Krauschwitz i.d. O.L.,

Gemeinde Kreba-Neudorf,

Gemeinde Mücka östlich des Straßenverlaufes S55 - K8471 - Förstgen - K8472,

Gemeinde Neißeaue,

Gemeinde Niesky,

Gemeinde Quitzdorf am See,

Gemeinde Rietschen,

Gemeinde Rothenburg/ O.L.,

Gemeinde Schleife östlich des Straßenverlaufes S130 – S126,

Gemeinde Schöpstal nördlich der Bundesautobahn A4,

Gemeinde Trebendorf östlich der K8481,

Gemeinde Vierkirchen nördlich der Bundesautobahn A4 und östlich der Verbindungsstraße Buchholz-Gebelzig,

Gemeinde Waldhufen nördlich der Bundesautobahn A4,

Gemeinde Weißkeißel,

Gemeinde Weißwasser/O.L. östlich der K8481.

3.   Estonia

The following restricted zones II in Estonia:

Eesti Vabariik (välja arvatud Hiiu maakond).

4.   Latvia

The following restricted zones II in Latvia:

Ādažu novads,

Aizputes novada Aizputes, Cīravas un Lažas pagasts, Kalvenes pagasta daļa uz rietumiem no ceļa pie Vārtājas upes līdz autoceļam A9, uz dienvidiem no autoceļa A9, uz rietumiem no autoceļa V1200, Kazdangas pagasta daļa uz rietumiem no ceļa V1200, P115, P117, V1296, Aizputes pilsēta,

Aglonas novads,

Aizkraukles novads,

Aknīstes novads,

Alojas novads,

Alsungas novads,

Alūksnes novads,

Amatas novads,

Apes novads,

Auces novads,

Babītes novads,

Baldones novads,

Baltinavas novads,

Balvu novads,

Bauskas novads,

Beverīnas novads,

Brocēnu novads,

Burtnieku novads,

Carnikavas novads,

Cēsu novads

Cesvaines novads,

Ciblas novads,

Dagdas novads,

Daugavpils novads,

Dobeles novads,

Dundagas novads,

Durbes novads,

Engures novads,

Ērgļu novads,

Garkalnes novads,

Grobiņas novada Bārtas pagasts,

Gulbenes novads,

Iecavas novads,

Ikšķiles novads,

Ilūkstes novads,

Inčukalna novads,

Jaunjelgavas novads,

Jaunpiebalgas novads,

Jaunpils novads,

Jēkabpils novads,

Jelgavas novads,

Kandavas novads,

Kārsavas novads,

Ķeguma novads,

Ķekavas novads,

Kocēnu novads,

Kokneses novads,

Krāslavas novads,

Krimuldas novads,

Krustpils novads,

Kuldīgas novada, Laidu pagasta daļa uz ziemeļiem no autoceļa V1296, Padures, Rumbas, Rendas, Kabiles, Vārmes, Pelču, Ēdoles, Īvandes, Kurmāles, Turlavas, Gudenieku un Snēpeles pagasts, Kuldīgas pilsēta,

Lielvārdes novads,

Līgatnes novads,

Limbažu novads,

Līvānu novads,

Lubānas novads,

Ludzas novads,

Madonas novads,

Mālpils novads,

Mārupes novads,

Mazsalacas novads,

Mērsraga novads,

Naukšēnu novads,

Neretas novads,

Ogres novads,

Olaines novads,

Ozolnieku novads,

Pārgaujas novads,

Pāvilostas novada Sakas pagasts, Pāvilostas pilsēta,

Pļaviņu novads,

Preiļu novads,

Priekules novads,

Priekuļu novads,

Raunas novads,

republikas pilsēta Daugavpils,

republikas pilsēta Jelgava,

republikas pilsēta Jēkabpils,

republikas pilsēta Jūrmala,

republikas pilsēta Rēzekne,

republikas pilsēta Valmiera,

Rēzeknes novads,

Riebiņu novads,

Rojas novads,

Ropažu novads,

Rucavas novada Dunikas pagasts,

Rugāju novads,

Rundāles novads,

Rūjienas novads,

Salacgrīvas novads,

Salas novads,

Salaspils novads,

Saldus novads,

Saulkrastu novads,

Sējas novads,

Siguldas novads,

Skrīveru novads,

Skrundas novada Raņķu pagasta daļa uz ziemeļiem no autoceļa V1272 līdz robežai ar Ventas upi, Skrundas pagasta daļa no Skrundas uz ziemeļiem no autoceļa A9 un austrumiem no Ventas upes,

Smiltenes novads,

Stopiņu novada daļa, kas atrodas uz austrumiem no autoceļa V36, P4 un P5, Acones ielas, Dauguļupes ielas un Dauguļupītes,

Strenču novads,

Talsu novads,

Tērvetes novads,

Tukuma novads,

Vaiņodes novada Vaiņodes pagasts un Embūtes pagasta daļa uz dienvidiem autoceļa P116, P106,

Valkas novads,

Varakļānu novads,

Vārkavas novads,

Vecpiebalgas novads,

Vecumnieku novads,

Ventspils novads,

Viesītes novads,

Viļakas novads,

Viļānu novads,

Zilupes novads.

5.   Lithuania

The following restricted zones II in Lithuania:

Alytaus miesto savivaldybė,

Alytaus rajono savivaldybė,

Anykščių rajono savivaldybė,

Akmenės rajono savivaldybė,

Birštono savivaldybė,

Biržų miesto savivaldybė,

Biržų rajono savivaldybė,

Druskininkų savivaldybė,

Elektrėnų savivaldybė,

Ignalinos rajono savivaldybė,

Jonavos rajono savivaldybė,

Joniškio rajono savivaldybė,

Jurbarko rajono savivaldybė: Eržvilko, Girdžių, Jurbarko miesto, Jurbarkų, Raudonės, Šimkaičių, Skirsnemunės, Smalininkų, Veliuonos ir Viešvilės seniūnijos,

Kaišiadorių rajono savivaldybė,

Kalvarijos savivaldybė,

Kauno miesto savivaldybė,

Kauno rajono savivaldybė: Akademijos, Alšėnų, Batniavos, Ežerėlio, Domeikavos, Garliavos, Garliavos apylinkių, Karmėlavos, Kulautuvos, Lapių, Linksmakalnio, Neveronių, Raudondvario, Ringaudų, Rokų, Samylų, Taurakiemio, Vandžiogalos, Užliedžių, Vilkijos, ir Zapyškio seniūnijos, Babtų seniūnijos dalis į rytus nuo kelio A1, ir Vilkijos apylinkių seniūnijos dalis į vakarus nuo kelio Nr. 1907,

Kazlų rūdos savivaldybė,

Kelmės rajono savivaldybė,

Kėdainių rajono savivaldybė: Dotnuvos, Gudžiūnų, Kėdainių miesto, Krakių, Pelėdnagių, Surviliškio, Šėtos, Truskavos, Vilainių ir Josvainių seniūnijos dalis į šiaurę ir rytus nuo kelio Nr. 229 ir Nr. 2032,

Klaipėdos rajono savivaldybė: Judrėnų, Endriejavo ir Veiviržėnų seniūnijos,

Kupiškio rajono savivaldybė,

Kretingos rajono savivaldybė,

Lazdijų rajono savivaldybė,

Marijampolės savivaldybė,

Mažeikių rajono savivaldybė,

Molėtų rajono savivaldybė,

Pagėgių savivaldybė,

Pakruojo rajono savivaldybė,

Panevėžio rajono savivaldybė,

Panevėžio miesto savivaldybė,

Pasvalio rajono savivaldybė,

Radviliškio rajono savivaldybė,

Rietavo savivaldybė,

Prienų rajono savivaldybė,

Plungės rajono savivaldybė: Žlibinų, Stalgėnų, Nausodžio, Plungės miesto, Šateikių ir Kulių seniūnijos,

Raseinių rajono savivaldybė: Betygalos, Girkalnio, Kalnujų, Nemakščių, Pagojukų, Paliepių, Raseinių miesto, Raseinių, Šiluvos, Viduklės seniūnijos,

Rokiškio rajono savivaldybė,

Skuodo rajono savivaldybės: Aleksandrijos, Ylakių, Lenkimų, Mosėdžio, Skuodo ir Skuodo miesto seniūnijos,

Šakių rajono savivaldybė,

Šalčininkų rajono savivaldybė,

Šiaulių miesto savivaldybė,

Šiaulių rajono savivaldybė,

Šilutės rajono savivaldybė,

Širvintų rajono savivaldybė,

Šilalės rajono savivaldybė,

Švenčionių rajono savivaldybė,

Tauragės rajono savivaldybė,

Telšių rajono savivaldybė,

Trakų rajono savivaldybė,

Ukmergės rajono savivaldybė,

Utenos rajono savivaldybė,

Varėnos rajono savivaldybė,

Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė,

Vilniaus rajono savivaldybė,

Vilkaviškio rajono savivaldybė,

Visagino savivaldybė,

Zarasų rajono savivaldybė.

6.   Hungary

The following restricted zones II in Hungary:

Békés megye 950150, 950250, 950350, 950450, 950550, 950650, 950660, 950750, 950850, 950860, 951050, 951150, 951250, 951260, 951350, 951450, 951460, 951550, 951650, 951750, 952150, 952250, 952350, 952450, 952550, 952650, 953250, 953260, 953270, 953350, 953450, 953550, 953560, 953950, 954050, 954060, 954150, 956250, 956350, 956450, 956550, 956650 és 956750 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén megye valamennyi vadgazdálkodási egységének teljes területe,

Fejér megye 403150, 403160, 403260, 404250, 404550, 404560, 405450, 405550, 405650, 406450 és 407050 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Hajdú-Bihar megye valamennyi vadgazdálkodási egységének teljes területe,

Heves megye valamennyi vadgazdálkodási egységének teljes területe,

Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok megye 750250, 750550, 750650, 750750, 750850, 750970, 750980, 751050, 751150, 751160, 751250, 751260, 751350, 751360, 751450, 751460, 751470, 751550, 751650, 751750, 751850, 751950, 752150, 752250, 752350, 752450, 752460, 752550, 752560, 752650, 752750, 752850, 752950, 753060, 753070, 753150, 753250, 753310, 753450, 753550, 753650, 753660, 753750, 753850, 753950, 753960, 754050, 754150, 754250, 754360, 754370, 754850, 755550, 755650 és 755750 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Komárom-Esztergom megye: 250350, 250850, 250950, 251450, 251550, 251950, 252050, 252150, 252350, 252450, 252460, 252550, 252650, 252750, 252850, 252860, 252950, 252960, 253050, 253150, 253250, 253350, 253450 és 253550 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Nógrád megye valamennyi vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Pest megye 570150, 570250, 570350, 570450, 570550, 570650, 570750, 570850, 570950, 571050, 571150, 571250, 571350, 571650, 571750, 571760, 571850, 571950, 572050, 573550, 573650, 574250, 577250, 580050 és 580150 kódszámú vadgazdálkodási egységeinek teljes területe,

Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg megye valamennyi vadgazdálkodási egységének teljes területe.

7.   Poland

The following restricted zones II in Poland:

w województwie warmińsko-mazurskim:

gminy Kalinowo, Stare Juchy, Prostki oraz gmina wiejska Ełk w powiecie ełckim,

powiat elbląski,

powiat miejski Elbląg,

powiat gołdapski,

powiat piski,

powiat bartoszycki,

gminy Jeziorany, Kolno, część gminy Olsztynek położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S51 biegnącą od wschodniej granicy gminy do miejscowości Ameryka oraz na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę biegnącą od skrzyżowania z drogą S51 do północnej granicy gminy, łączącej miejscowości Mańki – Mycyny – Ameryka, część gminy Biskupiec położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr S7 w powiecie olsztyńskim,

powiat ostródzki,

powiat olecki,

powiat giżycki,

powiat braniewski,

powiat kętrzyński,

gminy Lubomino i Orneta w powiecie lidzbarskim,

gmina Nidzica i część gminy Kozłowo położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez linię kolejową w powiecie nidzickim,

gminy Jedwabno, Szczytno i miasto Szczytno i Świętajno w powiecie szczycieńskim,

powiat mrągowski,

gminy Lubawa, miasto Lubawa, Zalewo, miasto Iława i część gminy wiejskiej Iława położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 521 biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą łączącą miejscowości Szymbark - Ząbrowo - Segnowy – Laseczno – Gulb, a następnie na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Szymbark - Ząbrowo - Segnowy – Laseczno - Gulb biegnącą do południowej granicy gminy w powiecie iławskim,

część gminy wiejskiej Nowe Miasto Lubawskie położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do miejscowości Lekarty, a następnie na północny -wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Lekarty – Nowy Dwór Bratiański biegnącą do północnej granicy gminy miejskiej Nowe Miasto Lubawskie oraz na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 538, część gminy Grodziczno położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 538 w powiecie nowomiejskim,

powiat węgorzewski,

część gminy Rybno położona na północ od linii kolejowej, część gminy wiejskiej Działdowo położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez linie kolejowe biegnące od wschodniej do zachodniej granicy gminy w powiecie działdowskim,

w województwie podlaskim:

powiat bielski,

powiat grajewski,

powiat moniecki,

powiat sejneński,

gminy Łomża, Piątnica, Jedwabne, Przytuły i Wizna w powiecie łomżyńskim,

powiat miejski Łomża,

część powiatu siemiatyckiego nie wymieniona w części III załącznika I,

powiat hajnowski,

gminy Ciechanowiec, Klukowo, Szepietowo, Kobylin-Borzymy, Nowe Piekuty, Sokoły i część gminy Kulesze Kościelne położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez linię kolejową w powiecie wysokomazowieckim,

gmina Rutki i część gminy Kołaki Kościelne położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez linię kolejową w powiecie zambrowskim,

gminy Mały Potok i Stawiski w powiecie kolneńskim,

powiat białostocki,

powiat suwalski,

powiat miejski Suwałki,

powiat augustowski,

powiat sokólski,

powiat miejski Białystok,

w województwie mazowieckim:

gminy Domanice, Korczew, Kotuń, Mordy, Paprotnia, Przesmyki, Siedlce, Skórzec, Wiśniew, Wodynie, Zbuczyn w powiecie siedleckim,

powiat miejski Siedlce,

gminy Ceranów, Jabłonna Lacka, Kosów Lacki, Repki, Sabnie, Sterdyń w powiecie sokołowskim,

powiat łosicki,

powiat sochaczewski,

gminy Policzna, Przyłęk, Tczów i Zwoleń w powiecie zwoleńskim,

powiat kozienicki,

gminy Chotcza i Solec nad Wisłą w powiecie lipskim,

gminy Gózd, Jastrzębia, Jedlnia Letnisko, Pionki z miastem Pionki, Skaryszew, Jedlińsk, Przytyk, Zakrzew, część gminy Iłża położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 9, część gminy Wolanów położona na północ od drogi nr 12 w powiecie radomskim,

gminy Bodzanów, Słubice, Wyszogród i Mała Wieś w powiecie płockim,

powiat nowodworski,

gminy Czerwińsk nad Wisłą, Naruszewo, Załuski w powiecie płońskim,

gminy: miasto Kobyłka, miasto Marki, miasto Ząbki, miasto Zielonka w powiecie wołomińskim,

gminy Borowie, Garwolin z miastem Garwolin, Miastków Kościelny, Parysów, Pilawa, część gminy Wilga położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez rzekę Wilga biegnącą od wschodniej granicy gminy do ujścia do rzeki Wisły, część gminy Górzno położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Łąki i Górzno biegnącą od wschodniej granicy gminy, następnie od miejscowości Górzno na północ od drogi nr 1328W biegnącej do drogi nr 17, a następnie na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę biegnącą

od drogi nr 17 do zachodniej granicy gminy przez miejscowości Józefów i Kobyla Wola w powiecie garwolińskim,

gminy Boguty – Pianki, Zaręby Kościelne, Nur i część gminy Małkinia Górna położona na południe od rzeki Brok w powiecie ostrowskim,

gminy Chlewiska i Szydłowiec w powiecie szydłowieckim,

gminy Cegłów, Dębe Wielkie, Halinów, Latowicz, Mińsk Mazowiecki i miasto Mińsk Mazowiecki, Mrozy, Siennica, miasto Sulejówek w powiecie mińskim,

powiat otwocki,

powiat warszawski zachodni,

powiat legionowski,

powiat piaseczyński,

powiat pruszkowski,

powiat grójecki,

powiat grodziski,

powiat żyrardowski,

powiat białobrzeski,

powiat przysuski,

powiat miejski Warszawa,

w województwie lubelskim:

powiat bialski,

powiat miejski Biała Podlaska,

gminy Batorz, Godziszów, Janów Lubelski, Modliborzyce i Potok Wielki w powiecie janowskim,

gminy Janowiec, Kazimierz Dolny, Końskowola, Kurów, Markuszów, Nałęczów, Puławy z miastem Puławy, Wąwolnica i Żyrzyn w powiecie puławskim,

gminy Nowodwór, miasto Dęblin i część gminy Ryki położona na południe od linii wyznaczonej przez linię kolejową powiecie ryckim,

gminy Adamów, Krzywda, Stoczek Łukowski z miastem Stoczek Łukowski, Wola Mysłowska, Trzebieszów, Stanin, Wojcieszków, gmina wiejska Łuków i miasto Łuków w powiecie łukowskim,

powiat lubelski,

powiat miejski Lublin,

gminy Niedźwiada, Ostrówek, Ostrów Lubelski, Serniki, Uścimów i Lubartów z miastem Lubartów w powiecie lubartowskim,

powiat łęczyński,

powiat świdnicki,

gminy Fajsławice, Gorzków, Izbica, Krasnystaw z miastem Krasnystaw, Kraśniczyn, Łopiennik Górny, Siennica Różana i część gminy Żółkiewka położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 842 w powiecie krasnostawskim,

gminy Chełm, Ruda – Huta, Sawin, Rejowiec, Rejowiec Fabryczny z miastem Rejowiec Fabryczny, Siedliszcze, Wierzbica, Żmudź, Dorohusk, Dubienka, Kamień, Leśniowice, Wojsławice w powiecie chełmskim,

powiat miejski Chełm,

powiat kraśnicki,

powiat opolski,

powiat parczewski,

powiat włodawski,

powiat radzyński,

powiat miejski Zamość,

gminy Sitno, Skierbieszów, Stary Zamość, Zamość w powiecie zamojskim

w województwie podkarpackim:

powiat stalowowolski,

gminy Oleszyce, Lubaczów z miastem Lubaczów, Wielkie Oczy w powiecie lubaczowskim,

część gminy Kamień położona na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 19, część gminy Sokołów Małopolski położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 875 w powiecie rzeszowskim,

gminy Cmolas, Majdan Królewski i Niwiska powiecie kolbuszowskim,

część gminy Ostrów położona na północ od drogi linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr A4 biegnącą od zachodniej granicy gminy do skrzyżowania z drogą nr 986, a następnie na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 986 biegnącą od tego skrzyżowania do miejscowości Osieka i dalej na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Osieka_- Blizna w powiecie ropczycko – sędziszowskim,

część gminy wiejskiej Dębica położona na północ od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr A4 w powiecie dębickim,

gminy część gminy Czermin położona na południowy – wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Olszyny – Czermin – Piaski – Jasieniec do granicy gminy część gminy Wadowice Górne położona na wschód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Kawęczyn – Wampierzów- Wadowice Górne oraz na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę łączącą miejscowości Wychylówka – Borowina do skrzyżowania z drogami 1106 R oraz nr 984, a następnie na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez drogę nr 984 biegnącą od miejscowości Borowina do południowej granicy gminy w powiecie mieleckim,

gminy Grodzisko Dolne, część gminy wiejskiej Leżajsk położona na południe od miasta Leżajsk oraz na zachód od linii wyznaczonej przez rzekę San, w powiecie leżajskim,