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Document 31997R0398

Council Regulation (EC) No 398/97 of 20 December 1996 allocating for 1997 catch quotas between Member States for vessels fishing in Estonian waters

OJ L 66, 6.3.1997, p. 83–84 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1997

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1997/398/oj

31997R0398

Council Regulation (EC) No 398/97 of 20 December 1996 allocating for 1997 catch quotas between Member States for vessels fishing in Estonian waters

Official Journal L 066 , 06/03/1997 P. 0083 - 0084


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 398/97 of 20 December 1996 allocating for 1997 catch quotas between Member States for vessels fishing in Estonian waters

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3760/92 of 20 December 1992 establishing a Community system for fisheries and aquaculture (1), and in particular Article 8 (4) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Whereas, in accordance with the procedure provided for in the Agreement on fisheries relations between the European Community and the Republic of Estonia (2), and in particular Articles 3 and 6 thereof, the Community and Estonia have held consultations concerning their mutual fishing rights for 1997 and the management of common living resources;

Whereas, in the course of these consultations, the delegations agreed to recommend to their respective authorities that certain catch quotas for 1997 should be fixed for the vessels of the other party;

Whereas the necessary measures should be taken to implement, for 1997, the results of the consultations held with Estonia;

Whereas to ensure efficient management of the catch possibilities available in Estonian waters, quotas should be allocated among Member States in accordance with Article 8 of Regulation (EEC) No 3760/92;

Whereas the fishing activities covered by this Regulation are subject to the control measures provided for by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy (3);

Whereas additional conditions for the year-to-year management of TACs and quotas, in accordance with the provisions laid down in Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 847/96 (4), were not agreed with Estonia;

Whereas, for imperative reasons of common interest, this Regulation will apply from 1 January 1997,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

From 1 January to 31 December 1997 vessels flying the flag of a Member State are hereby authorized to make catches within the quotas limits set out in the Annex in waters falling within the fisheries jurisdiction of Estonia

Article 2

The financial contribution provided for in Article 4 of the Agreement on fisheries relations between the European Community and the Republic of Estonia shall be set for the period referred to in Article 1 at ECU 765 530, payable to an account designated by Estonia.

Article 3

Stocks referred to in the Annex shall not be subject to the conditions laid down in Articles 2, 3 and 5 (2) of Regulation (EC) No 847/96.

Article 4

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Communities or on the day of entry into force of the Agreement on fisheries relations between the European Community and the Republic of Estonia, signed on 19 December 1996, whichever is the later.

It shall apply from 1 January 1997.

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

Done at Brussels, 20 December 1996.

For the Council

The President

S. BARRETT

(1) OJ No L 389, 31. 12. 1992, p. 1. Regulation as amended by the 1994 Act of Accession.

(2) OJ No C 279, 25. 9. 1996, p. 7.

(3) OJ No L 261, 20. 10. 1993, p. 1.

(4) OJ No L 115, 9. 5. 1996, p. 3.

ANNEX

Allocation of Community catch quotas in Estonian waters

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