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Document 31998R0060

Council Regulation (EC) No 60/98 of 19 December 1997 laying down, for 1998, certain measures for the conservation and management of fishery resources applicable to vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation

OJ L 12, 19.1.1998, p. 113–118 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

No longer in force, Date of end of validity: 31/12/1998

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/1998/60/oj

31998R0060

Council Regulation (EC) No 60/98 of 19 December 1997 laying down, for 1998, certain measures for the conservation and management of fishery resources applicable to vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation

Official Journal L 012 , 19/01/1998 P. 0113 - 0118


COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 60/98 of 19 December 1997 laying down, for 1998, certain measures for the conservation and management of fishery resources applicable to vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation

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 Article 124 of the 1994 Act of Accession, fisheries agreements concluded by the Kingdom of Sweden with third countries are managed by the Community;

Whereas, in accordance with the procedure provided for in Article 3 of the agreement on fisheries of 11 December 1992 concluded between the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden and the Government of the Russian Federation, the Community, on behalf of the Kingdom of Sweden, held consultations with the Russian Federation concerning their mutual fishing rights for 1998;

Whereas, in the course of these consultations, the delegations agreed to recommend to their respective authorities that certain catch quotas for 1998 should be fixed for the vessels of the other Party;

Whereas the necessary measures should be taken to implement, for 1998, the results of the consultations held with the Russian Federation;

Whereas it is for the Council to lay down the specific conditions under which catches by vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation must be taken;

Whereas the fishing activities covered by this Regulation are subject to the relevant 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 (2);

Whereas Article 3(2) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 1381/87 of 20 May 1987 establishing detailed rules concerning the marking and documentation of fishing vessels (3) provides that all vessels with chilled or refrigerated sea-water tanks are to keep on board a document certified by a competent authority and indicating the calibration of the tanks in cubic metres at 10-centimetre intervals;

Whereas, for imperative reasons of common interest, this Regulation will apply from 1 January 1998,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

1. From 1 January to 31 December 1998, vessels flying the flag of the Russian Federation are hereby authorized to fish for the species listed in Annex I, within the geographical and quantitative limits laid down therein and in accordance with this Regulation, in the 200-nautical-mile fishing zone of the Member States in the Baltic Sea.

2. Fishing authorized under paragraph 1 shall be limited to those parts of the 200-nautical-mile fishing zone lying seawards of 12-nautical-miles from the baselines from which the fishing zones of Member States are measured.

3. Notwithstanding paragraph 1, unavoidable by-catches of a species for which no quota is established in a zone shall be permitted within the limits fixed in the conservation measures in force in the zone concerned.

4. By-catches in a given zone of a species for which a quota is established in that zone shall be counted against the quota concerned.

Article 2

1. Vessels fishing within the quotas fixed in Article 1 shall comply with the conservation and control measures and all other provisions governing fishing in the zones referred to in that Article.

2. Vessels shall keep a log-book in which the information set out in Annex II shall be entered.

3. Vessels shall transmit to the Commission, in accordance with the rules laid down in Annex III, the information set out in that Annex.

4. Those vessels which have chilled or refrigerated sea-water tanks shall keep on board a document certified by a competent authority and indicating the calibration of the tanks in cubic metres at 10-centimetre intervals.

5. The registration letters and numbers of the vessels must be clearly marked on the bow of each vessel on both sides.

Article 3

1. Vessels fishing for the species listed in Annex I must hold a licence and special fishing permit issued by the Commission on behalf of the Community and must observe the conditions as established by that licence and special fishing permit.

The Russian authorities shall notify the Commission of the name and characteristics of the vessels for which licences and special fishing permits may be issued.

2. The Commission shall issue the licences and special fishing permits referred to in paragraph 1 to all vessels for which a licence and special fishing permit is required by the Russian authorities.

Requests for amendments to the list of vessels issued with a licence and a special fishing permit may be made at any time and shall be processed expeditiously.

3. When an application for a licence and a special fishing permit is submitted to the Commission, the following information must be supplied:

(a) name of vessel;

(b) registration number;

(c) external identification letters and numbers;

(d) port of registration;

(e) name and address of the owner or charterer;

(f) gross tonnage and overall length;

(g) engine power;

(h) call sign and radio frequency;

(i) intended method of fishing;

(j) intended area of fishing;

(k) species for which it is intended to fish;

(l) period for which a licence and a special fishing permit are requested.

4. Licences and special fishing permits shall be issued provided that the number of licences and special fishing permits valid at any time during a given month or year does not exceed the amounts mentioned in Annex I.

5. Each licence and special fishing permit shall be valid for one vessel only. Where two or more vessels are taking part in the same fishing operation, each vessel must be in possession of a licence and special fishing permit.

6. Licences and special fishing permits may be cancelled with a view to the issue of new licences and special fishing permits. Such cancellations shall take effect on the day before the date of issue of the new licences and special fishing permits by the Commission. New licences and special fishing permits shall take effect from their date of issue.

7. Licences and special fishing permits shall be wholly or partially withdrawn before the date of expiry if the respective quotas fixed in Article 1 have been exhausted.

8. Licences and special fishing permits shall be withdrawn in the event of any failure to meet the obligations laid down in this Regulation.

9. For a period not exceeding 12 months, no licence and special fishing permit shall be issued for any vessel in respect of which the obligations laid down in this Regulation have not been met.

10. The Commission shall submit, on behalf of the Community, to the Russian authorities the names and characteristics of Russian vessels which will not be authorized to fish in the Community's fishing zone for the ensuing month(s) as a consequence of an infringement of Community rules.

Article 4

Vessels authorized to fish on 31 December may continue fishing as from the beginning of the following year until the lists of vessels permitted to fish during the year in question are submitted to, and approved by, the Commission on behalf of the Community.

Article 5

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

It shall apply from 1 January 1998.

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

Done at Brussels, 19 December 1997.

For the Council

The President

F. BODEN

(1) OJ L 389, 31. 12. 1992, p. 1. Regulation as amended by the 1994 Act of Accession.

(2) OJ L 261, 20. 10. 1993, p. 1. Regulation as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2205/97 (OJ L 304, 7. 11. 1997, p. 1).

(3) OJ L 132, 21. 5. 1987, p. 9.

ANNEX I

Catch quotas allocated to the Russian Federation for 1998

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ANNEX II

When fishing within the 200-nautical-mile zone off the coasts of the Member States of the Community which is covered by Community rules on fisheries, the following details are to be entered in the log-book immediately after the following events:

1. After each haul:

1.1. the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species caught;

1.2. the date and the time of the haul;

1.3. the geographical position in which the catches were made;

1.4. the fishing method used.

2. After each transhipment to or from another vessel:

2.1. the indication 'received from` or 'transferred to`;

2.2. the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species caught;

2.3. the name, external identification letters and numbers of the vessel to or from which the transhipment occurred;

2.4. transhipment of cod is not allowed.

3. After each landing in a port of the Community:

3.1. name of the port;

3.2. the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species landed.

4. After each transmission of information, via the relevant Swedish Authorities, to the European Commission:

4.1. date and time of the transmission;

4.2. type of message: IN, OUT, or TWO WEEKS;

4.3. in the case of radio transmission: name of the radio station.

ANNEX III

1. The information to be transmitted to the Commission via the relevant Swedish Authorities and the timetable for its transmission is as follows:

1.1. On each occasion the vessel enters the 200-nautical-mile zone off the coasts of the Member States of the Community which is covered by Community rules on fisheries:

(a) the information specified under 1.4;

(b) the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species of fish in the hold;

(c) the date and ICES division within which the master intends to commence fishing.

Where the fishing operations necessitate more than one entry into the zone on a given day, one communication shall suffice on first entry.

1.2. On each occasion the vessel leaves the zone referred to under 1.1:

(a) the information specified under 1.4;

(b) the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species of fish in the hold;

(c) the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species caught since the previous transmission:

(d) the ICES division in which the catches were taken;

(e) the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species transferred to and/or from other vessels since the vessel entered the zone and the identification of the vessel to which the transfer was made.

Where the fishing operations necessitate more than one entry into the zone referred to under 1.1 on any given day, one single communication on the last exit shall suffice.

1.3. At fourteen-day intervals, commencing on the fourteenth day after the vessel first enters the zone referred to under 1.1:

(a) the information specified under 1.4;

(b) the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species caught since the previous transmission;

(c) the ICES division in which the catches were made.

1.4. (a) The name, call sign, external identification letters and numbers of the vessel;

(b) the licence number if the vessel is under licence;

(c) identification of the type of message (IN/OUT/TWO WEEKS);

(d) the date, time and geographical position of the vessel.

2.1. The information specified under point 1 shall be transmitted to the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels (telex 24189 FISEU-B) via one of the radio stations listed under point 3 and in the form specified under point 4.

2.2. If it is impossible for reasons of force majeure for the message to be transmitted by the vessel, it may be transmitted on the vessel's behalf by another vessel.

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4. Form of the communications

The information specified under point 1 shall contain the following elements which shall be given in the following order:

- name of vessel;

- call sign;

- external identification letters and numbers;

- indication of the type of message according to the following code:

- message when entering the zone referred to under 1.1: 'IN`,

- message when leaving the zone referred to under 1.1: 'OUT`,

- two weeks message: 'TWO WEEKS`;

- the date, time and geographical position;

- the date on which fishing is expected to commence;

- the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species of fish in the hold, using the code mentioned in point 5;

- the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species of fish caught since the previous transmission, using the code mentioned in point 5;

- the ICES division/sub-areas in which the catches were made;

- the quantity (in kilograms live-weight) of each species transferred to and/or from other vessels since the previous transmission;

- the name and call sign of the vessel to and/or from which the transfer was made.

5. The code to be used to indicate the species on board as mentioned in point 4:

COD - Cod (Gadus morhua),

SAL - Salmon (Salmo salar),

HER - Herring (Clupea harengus),

SPR - Sprat (Sprattus sprattus),

OTH - Other

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