Legal provisions of COM(2007)472 - Conclusion of the fisheries agreement with Mozambique

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dossier COM(2007)472 - Conclusion of the fisheries agreement with Mozambique.
document COM(2007)472 EN
date November 22, 2007

Article 1

The Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Mozambique (hereinafter referred to as ‘the Agreement’) is hereby approved on behalf of the Community (1).

Article 2

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

Fishing CategoryType of vesselMember StateLicences
Tuna fishingPurse seine vesselsSpain23
Tuna fishingLong-linersSpain23
United Kingdom2

If licence applications from these Member States do not cover all the fishing opportunities set out in the Protocol, the Commission may consider licence applications from any other Member State.

Article 3

The Member States whose vessels fish under the Agreement shall notify the Commission of the quantities of each stock caught within the Mozambique fishing zone in accordance with the procedure provided for by 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 (2).

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.