Legal provisions of COM(2007)580 - Conclusion of the fisheries agreement with Guinea-Bissau

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dossier COM(2007)580 - Conclusion of the fisheries agreement with Guinea-Bissau.
document COM(2007)580 EN
date March 17, 2008

Article 1

The Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (2) is hereby approved on behalf of the Community.

The text of the Agreement is attached to this Regulation.

Article 2

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

(a)shrimp fishing:

Spain1 421 GRT
Italy1 776 GRT
Greece137 GRT
Portugal1 066 GRT


Spain3 143 GRT
Italy786 GRT
Greece471 GRT

(c)tuna seiners and surface longliners:

Spain10 vessels
France9 vessels
Portugal4 vessels

(d)pole-and-line vessels:

Spain10 vessels
France4 vessels

2. If licence applications from the Member States referred to in paragraph 1 do not cover all the fishing opportunities fixed by the Protocol to the Agreement, 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 the Guinea-Bissau 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 persons empowered to sign the Agreement in order to bind the Community.

Article 5

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of 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.