Legal provisions of COM(2007)648 - Conclusion of the fisheries agreement with Côte d’Ivoire

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dossier COM(2007)648 - Conclusion of the fisheries agreement with Côte d’Ivoire.
document COM(2007)648 EN
date March 17, 2008

Article 1

The Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (2) is hereby approved on behalf of the Community.

Article 2

The fishing opportunities set out in the Protocol to the Agreement shall be allocated among the Member States as follows:

25 purse seiners:

France:10 vessels
Spain:15 vessels

15 surface longliners:

Spain:10 vessels
Portugal:5 vessels.

If licence applications from these Member States do not cover all the fishing opportunities laid down by the Protocol, the Commission may take into consideration licence applications from any other Member State.

Article 3

The Member States whose vessels fish under the Agreement referred to in Article 1 shall notify the Commission of the quantities of each stock caught within Côte d’Ivoire’s fishing zone in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No 500/2001 of 14 March 2001 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 on the monitoring of catches taken by Community fishing vessels in third country waters and on the high seas (3).

Article 4

The President of the Council is hereby authorised to designate the person(s) empowered to sign the Agreement in order to bind the Community.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on the seventh day following 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.