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Document 32016R1677

Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1677 of 14 September 2016 establishing a prohibition of fishing for Norway lobster in areas VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe by vessels flying the flag of Belgium

C/2016/5939

OJ L 254, 20.9.2016, p. 6–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/2016

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2016/1677/oj

20.9.2016   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 254/6


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2016/1677

of 14 September 2016

establishing a prohibition of fishing for Norway lobster in areas VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe by vessels flying the flag of Belgium

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy (1), and in particular Article 36(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Council Regulation (EU) 2016/72 (2) lays down quotas for 2016.

(2)

According to the information received by the Commission, catches of the stock referred to in the Annex to this Regulation by vessels flying the flag of or registered in the Member State referred to therein have exhausted the quota allocated for 2016.

(3)

It is therefore necessary to prohibit fishing activities for that stock,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Quota exhaustion

The fishing quota allocated to the Member State referred to in the Annex to this Regulation for the stock referred to therein for 2016 shall be deemed to be exhausted from the date set out in that Annex.

Article 2

Prohibitions

Fishing activities for the stock referred to in the Annex to this Regulation by vessels flying the flag of or registered in the Member State referred to therein shall be prohibited from the date set out in that Annex. In particular it shall be prohibited to retain on board, relocate, tranship or land fish from that stock caught by those vessels after that date.

Article 3

Entry into force

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, 14 September 2016.

For the Commission,

On behalf of the President,

João AGUIAR MACHADO

Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries


(1)  OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, p. 1.

(2)  Council Regulation (EU) 2016/72 of 22 January 2016 fixing for 2016 the fishing opportunities for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Union waters and, for Union fishing vessels, in certain non-Union waters, and amending Regulation (EU) 2015/104 (OJ L 22, 28.1.2016, p. 1).


ANNEX

No

25/TQ72

Member State

Belgium

Stock

NEP/8ABDE.

Species

Norway lobster (Nephrops Norvegicus)

Zone

VIIIa, VIIIb, VIIId and VIIIe

Closing date

20.8.2016


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