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Document 32003R0959

Commission Regulation (EC) No 959/2003 of 3 June 2003 prohibiting fishing for blue whiting by vessels flying the flag of the Netherlands

OJ L 136, 4.6.2003, p. 7–7 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2003/959/oj

32003R0959

Commission Regulation (EC) No 959/2003 of 3 June 2003 prohibiting fishing for blue whiting by vessels flying the flag of the Netherlands

Official Journal L 136 , 04/06/2003 P. 0007 - 0007


Commission Regulation (EC) No 959/2003

of 3 June 2003

prohibiting fishing for blue whiting by vessels flying the flag of the Netherlands

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 of 12 October 1993 establishing a control system applicable to the common fisheries policy(1), as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 2846/98(2), and in particular Article 21(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1) Council Regulation (EC) No 2341/2002 of 20 December 2002 fixing for 2003 the fishing opportunities and associated conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks, applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels, in waters where catch limitations are required(3), lays down quotas for blue whiting for 2003.

(2) In order to ensure compliance with the provisions relating to the quantity limits on catches of stocks subject to quotas, the Commission must fix the date by which catches made by vessels flying the flag of a Member State are deemed to have exhausted the quota allocated.

(3) According to the information received by the Commission, catches of blue whiting in the waters of ICES divisions V, VI, VII, XII and XIV(4) by vessels flying the flag of the Netherlands or registered in the Netherlands have exhausted the quota allocated for 2003. The Netherlands has prohibited fishing for this stock from 25 April 2003. This date should consequently be adopted in this Regulation,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Catches of blue whiting in the waters of ICES divisions V, VI, VII, XII and XIV(5) by vessels flying the flag of the Netherlands or registered in the Netherlands are hereby deemed to have exhausted the quota allocated to the Netherlands for 2003.

Fishing for blue whiting in the waters of ICES divisions V, VI, VII, XII and XIV(6) by vessels flying the flag of the Netherlands or registered in the Netherlands is hereby prohibited, as are the retention on board, transhipment and landing of this stock caught by the above vessels after the date of application of this Regulation.

Article 2

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

It shall apply from 25 April 2003.

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

Done at Brussels, 3 June 2003.

For the Commission

Jörgen Holmquist

Director-General for Fisheries

(1) OJ L 261, 20.10.1993, p. 1.

(2) OJ L 358, 31.12.1998, p. 5.

(3) OJ L 356, 31.12.2002, p. 12.

(4) Community waters and waters under the jurisdiction of a coastal State.

(5) Community waters and waters under the jurisdiction of a coastal State.

(6) Community waters and waters under the jurisdiction of a coastal State.

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