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Document 32010D0711

2010/711/EU: Commission Decision of 23 November 2010 on an additional Union financial contribution for 2010 towards expenditure incurred by Member States for certain projects in the field of fisheries control, inspection and surveillance (notified under document C(2010) 7996)

OJ L 309, 25.11.2010, p. 7–17 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/dec/2010/711/oj

25.11.2010   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 309/7


COMMISSION DECISION

of 23 November 2010

on an additional Union financial contribution for 2010 towards expenditure incurred by Member States for certain projects in the field of fisheries control, inspection and surveillance

(notified under document C(2010) 7996)

(Only the Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latvian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish texts are authentic)

(2010/711/EU)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

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

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 of 22 May 2006 establishing Community financial measures for the implementation of the common fisheries policy and in the area of the Law of the Sea (1), and in particular Article 21 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Based upon the requests for Union co-finance that have been submitted by Member States in their fisheries control programmes for 2010, the Commission has adopted Decision 2010/352/EU (2), which has left some of the 2010 budget available for fisheries control unused.

(2)

That unused part of the 2010 budget should now be allocated by a new Decision.

(3)

In conformity with Article 21(2) of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006, Member States have been asked to submit programmes related to additional funding in the priority areas defined by the Commission, i.e. automation and management of data, new technologies, and seminars in the area of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

(4)

On that basis requests in the programmes for Union funding related to actions such as pilot projects, training and exchange programmes as well as the construction of patrol vessels and aircrafts, have been rejected since they were not dedicated to the priority areas defined above.

(5)

Within the priority areas indicated by the Commission, not all the eligible expenditure in the programmes could be retained, due to budgetary restraints. The Commission selected the projects to be co-financed on the grounds that they were in conformity with the priorities defined by the Commission. Concerning electronic recording and reporting devices, a priority was given to devices combining ERS and VMS functions

(6)

Applications concerning actions listed in Article 8(a) of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 may qualify for Union funding.

(7)

Applications for Union funding are to comply with the rules set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 391/2007 (3).

(8)

It is appropriate to fix the maximum amounts and the rate of the Union financial contribution within the limits set by Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006 and to lay down the conditions under which such contribution may be granted.

(9)

In order to encourage investment in the priority actions defined by the Commission and in view of the negative impact of the financial crisis on Member States’ budgets, expenditure related to the abovementioned priority areas should benefit from a high co-financing rate, within the limits laid down in Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006.

(10)

In order to qualify for the contribution, automatic localisation devices should satisfy the requirements fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 of 18 December 2003 laying down detailed provisions regarding satellite-based Vessel Monitoring Systems (4).

(11)

In order to qualify for the contribution, electronic recording and reporting devices on board fishing vessels should satisfy the requirements laid down by Commission Regulation (EC) No 1077/2008 of 3 November 2008 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 1966/2006 on electronic recording and reporting of fishing activities and on means of remote sensing and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1566/2007 (5).

(12)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Subject matter

This Decision provides for a Union financial contribution for 2010 towards expenditure incurred by Member States for 2010 in implementing certain projects on monitoring and control systems applicable to the common fisheries policy (CFP), as referred to in Article 8(a) of Regulation (EC) No 861/2006. It establishes the amount of the Union financial contribution for each Member State, the rate of the Union financial contribution and the conditions on which such contribution may be granted.

Article 2

Closure of outstanding commitments

All payments in respect of which a reimbursement is claimed shall be made by the Member State concerned by 30 June 2014. Payments made by a Member State after that deadline shall not be eligible for reimbursement. Unused budgetary appropriations related to this Decision shall be de-committed at the latest by 31 December 2015.

Article 3

New technologies and IT networks

Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex I, on the setting up of new technologies and IT networks, in order to allow efficient and secure collection and management of data in connection with monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries activities, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits laid down in that Annex.

Article 4

Automatic localisation devices

1.   Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex II, on the purchase and fitting on board of fishing vessels of automatic localisation devices enabling vessels to be monitored at a distance by a fisheries monitoring centre through a vessel monitoring system (VMS) shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits established in that Annex.

2.   The financial contribution referred to in paragraph 1 shall be limited to EUR 2 500 per vessel.

3.   In order to qualify for the financial contribution referred to in paragraph 1, automatic localisation devices shall satisfy the requirements laid down in Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003.

Article 5

Electronic recording and reporting systems

Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex III, on the development, purchase, and installation of, as well as technical assistance for, the components necessary for electronic recording and reporting systems (ERS), in order to allow efficient and secure data exchange related to monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries activities, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits laid down in that Annex.

Article 6

Electronic recording and reporting devices

1.   Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex IV, on the purchase and fitting on board of fishing vessels of ERS devices enabling vessels to record and report electronically to a Fisheries Monitoring Centre data on fisheries activities, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits established in that Annex.

2.   The financial contribution referred to in paragraph 1 shall be limited to EUR 3 000 per vessel, without prejudice to paragraph 4.

3.   In order to qualify for a financial contribution, ERS devices shall satisfy the requirements established under Regulation (EC) No 1077/2008.

4.   In case of devices combining ERS and VMS functions, and fulfilling the requirements laid down in Regulations (EC) No 2244/2003 and (EC) No 1077/2008, the financial contribution referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall be limited to EUR 4 500.

Article 7

Initiatives raising awareness of CFP rules

Expenditure incurred, in respect of projects referred to in Annex V, on initiatives including seminar and media tools aimed at enhancing awareness among fishermen and other players such as inspectors, public prosecutors and judges, as well as among the general public, on the need to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and to implement the new control Regulation, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 90 % of the eligible expenditure, within the limits laid down in that Annex.

Article 8

Total maximum Union contribution per Member State

The total planned expenditure, the total expenditure for projects selected under this Decision, and the total maximum Union contribution per Member State allocated under this Decision are as follows:

(in EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the additional national fisheries control programme for 2010

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Belgium

235 000

222 500

195 000

Denmark

2 284 608

907 124

816 412

Germany

1 367 695

1 151 035

1 035 932

Estonia

161 803

89 835

80 852

Ireland

2 145 000

580 000

330 000

Greece

9 150 000

1 800 000

1 620 000

Spain

400 000

0

0

France

7 429 203

2 424 000

2 181 600

Italy

10 890 000

4 040 000

3 636 000

Cyprus

100 000

70 000

63 000

Latvia

11 459

0

0

Malta

358 029

8 460

7 614

Netherlands

2 085 000

157 500

141 750

Poland

1 091 633

922 493

830 243

Portugal

3 105 763

2 408 000

1 354 500

Romania

30 500

0

0

Sweden

1 674 595

103 541

93 187

United Kingdom

1 610 375

1 178 824

1 060 940

Total

44 130 664

16 063 311

13 447 030

Article 9

Addressees

This Decision is addressed to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Republic of Estonia, Ireland, the Hellenic Republic, the Kingdom of Spain, the French Republic, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Malta, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Republic of Poland, the Portuguese Republic, Romania, the Kingdom of Sweden, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Done at Brussels, 23 November 2010.

For the Commission

Maria DAMANAKI

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 160, 14.6.2006, p. 1.

(2)  OJ L 160, 26.6.2010, p. 11.

(3)  OJ L 97, 12.4.2007, p. 30.

(4)  OJ L 333, 20.12.2003, p. 17.

(5)  OJ L 295, 4.11.2008, p. 3.


ANNEX I

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND IT NETWORKS

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the additional national fisheries control programme for 2010

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Belgium

BE/10/04

200 000

200 000

180 000

Sub-Total

200 000

200 000

180 000

Denmark

DK/10/15

67 194

67 194

60 475

DK/10/16

33 597

0

0

DK/10/17

1 343 887

0

0

Sub-Total

1 444 679

67 194

60 475

Germany

DE/10/22

24 000

0

0

DE/10/23

14 000

0

0

Sub-Total

38 000

0

0

Estonia

EE/10/07

10 898

0

0

Sub-Total

10 898

0

0

Ireland

IE/10/13

75 000

0

0

IE/10/14

300 000

0

0

IE/10/15

70 000

0

0

IE/10/16

100 000

0

0

IE/10/22

340 000

0

0

Sub-Total

885 000

0

0

Greece

EL/10/13

2 000 000

0

0

EL/10/14

800 000

0

0

Sub-Total

2 800 000

0

0

Spain

ES/10/08

400 000

0

0

Sub-Total

400 000

0

0

France

FR/10/12

3 340 000

0

0

Sub-Total

3 340 000

0

0

Italy

IT/10/12

340 000

340 000

306 000

IT/10/13

1 100 000

0

0

IT/10/14

1 850 000

0

0

Sub-Total

3 290 000

340 000

306 000

Cyprus

CY/10/04

30 000

0

0

Sub-Total

30 000

0

0

Latvia

LV/10/01

11 459

0

0

Sub-Total

11 459

0

0

Malta

MT/10/01

314 825

0

0

Sub-Total

314 825

0

0

Netherlands

NL/10/18

340 000

0

0

Sub-Total

340 000

0

0

Poland

PL/10/05

7 346

0

0

PL/10/06

4 897

0

0

Sub-Total

12 244

0

0

Portugal

PT/10/01

148 050

0

0

Sub-Total

148 050

0

0

Romania

RO/10/08

14 000

0

0

RO/10/09

6 000

0

0

RO/10/10

7 500

0

0

Sub-Total

27 500

0

0

Sweden

SE/10/11

103 541

103 541

93 187

SE/10/12

350 000

0

0

SE/10/13

500 000

0

0

Sub-Total

953 541

103 541

93 187

United Kingdom

UK/10/63

3 662

0

0

UK/10/65

5 772

0

0

UK/10/66

11 765

0

0

UK/10/70

8 235

0

0

UK/10/73

4 706

0

0

UK/10/74

706

0

0

UK/10/75

5 529

0

0

Sub-Total

40 375

0

0

Total

14 286 571

710 735

639 662


ANNEX II

AUTOMATIC LOCALISATION DEVICES

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the additional national fisheries control programme for 2010

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Belgium

BE/10/05

12 500

0

0

Sub-Total

12 500

0

0

Germany

DE/10/20

12 000

0

0

DE/10/33

66 660

0

0

Sub-Total

78 660

0

0

Estonia

EE/10/05

40 905

0

0

Sub-Total

40 905

0

0

Ireland

IE/10/20

160 000

0

0

Sub-Total

160 000

0

0

Greece

EL/10/15

3 360 000

0

0

EL/10/16

950 000

0

0

EL/10/17

240 000

0

0

Sub-Total

4 550 000

0

0

France

FR/10/10

1 520 000

0

0

Sub-Total

1 520 000

0

0

Italy

IT/10/15

3 300 000

0

0

IT/10/16

600 000

0

0

Sub-Total

3 900 000

0

0

Cyprus

CY/10/05

70 000

70 000

63 000

Sub-Total

70 000

70 000

63 000

Malta

MT/10/02

22 000

0

0

MT/10/03

12 744

0

0

Sub-Total

34 744

0

0

Netherlands

NL/10/16

87 500

0

0

Sub-Total

87 500

0

0

Romania

RO/10/05

3 000

0

0

Sub-Total

3 000

0

0

Sweden

SE/10/14

401 222

0

0

SE/10/15

112 750

0

0

Sub-Total

513 972

0

0

United Kingdom

UK/10/100

20 588

0

0

UK/10/103

250 000

0

0

UK/10/105

120 588

0

0

Sub-Total

391 176

0

0

Total

11 362 457

70 000

63 000


ANNEX III

ELECTRONIC RECORDING AND REPORTING SYSTEMS

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the additional national fisheries control programme for 2010

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Germany

DE/10/26

50 000

0

0

DE/10/29

50 000

0

0

Sub-Total

100 000

0

0

Ireland

IE/10/18

100 000

100 000

90 000

IE/10/21

520 000

0

0

Sub-Total

620 000

100 000

90 000

France

FR/10/11

145 203

0

0

Sub-Total

145 203

0

0

Netherlands

NL/10/15

1 500 000

0

0

Sub-Total

1 500 000

0

0

Poland

PL/10/07

61 217

61 217

55 096

PL/10/08

14 693

0

0

PL/10/09

48 974

48 974

44 076

Sub-Total

124 884

110 191

99 172

Sweden

SE/10/16

207 082

0

0

Sub-Total

207 082

0

0

Total

2 697 169

210 191

189 172


ANNEX IV

ELECTRONIC RECORDING AND REPORTING DEVICES

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the additional national fisheries control programme for 2010

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Belgium

BE/10/06

22 500

22 500

15 000

Sub-Total

22 500

22 500

15 000

Denmark

DK/10/20

839 930

839 930

755 937

Sub-Total

839 930

839 930

755 937

Germany

DE/10/28

349 965

349 965

314 969

DE/10/30

612 070

612 070

550 863

DE/10/31

84 000

84 000

75 600

DE/10/32

105 000

105 000

94 500

Sub-Total

1 151 035

1 151 035

1 035 932

Estonia

EE/10/06

110 000

89 835

80 852

Sub-Total

110 000

89 835

80 852

Ireland

IE/10/19

480 000

480 000

240 000

Sub-Total

480 000

480 000

240 000

Greece

EL/10/18

1 800 000

1 800 000

1 620 000

Sub-Total

1 800 000

1 800 000

1 620 000

France

FR/10/09

2 424 000

2 424 000

2 181 600

Sub-Total

2 424 000

2 424 000

2 181 600

Italy

IT/10/17

3 700 000

3 700 000

3 330 000

Sub-Total

3 700 000

3 700 000

3 330 000

Netherlands

NL/10/17

157 500

157 500

141 750

Sub-Total

157 500

157 500

141 750

Poland

PL/10/10

305 598

305 598

275 038

PL/10/11

59 503

59 503

53 553

PL/10/12

447 200

447 200

402 480

PL/10/13

21 500

0

0

PL/10/14

35 000

0

0

PL/10/15

85 705

0

0

Sub-Total

954 506

812 301

731 071

Portugal

PT/10/02

2 408 000

2 408 000

1 354 500

Sub-Total

2 408 000

2 408 000

1 354 500

United Kingdom

UK/10/76

70 588

70 588

63 529

UK/10/99

16 471

16 471

14 824

UK/10/101

200 000

200 000

180 000

UK/10/102

795 294

795 294

715 765

UK/10/104

96 471

96 471

86 824

Sub-Total

1 178 824

1 178 824

1 060 941

Total

15 226 294

15 063 924

12 547 582


ANNEX V

INITIATIVES RAISING AWARENESS OF CFP RULES

(in EUR)

Member State and project code

Expenditure planned in the additional national fisheries control programme for 2010

Expenditure for projects selected under this Decision

Maximum Union contribution

Malta

MT/10/06

8 460

8 460

7 614

Sub-Total

8 460

8 460

7 614

Portugal

PT/10/04

549 713

0

0

Sub-Total

549 713

0

0

Total

558 173

8 460

7 614


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