Regulation 2008/242 - Conclusion of the fisheries agreement with Côte d’Ivoire

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Current status

This regulation has been published on March 18, 2008 and entered into force on March 25, 2008.


Key information

official title

Council Regulation (EC) No 242/2008 of 17 March 2008 on the conclusion of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
Legal instrument Regulation
Number legal act Regulation 2008/242
Original proposal COM(2007)648 EN
CELEX number i 32008R0242


Key dates

Document 17-03-2008
Publication in Official Journal 18-03-2008; Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 04 Volume 011,OJ L 75, 18.3.2008
Effect 25-03-2008; Entry into force Date pub. + 7 See Art 5
End of validity 31-12-9999


Legislative text



Official Journal of the European Union

L 75/51



of 17 March 2008

on the conclusion of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire


Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community, and in particular Article 37 in conjunction with Article 300(2) and the first subparagraph of Article 300(3) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission,

Having regard to the Opinion of the European Parliament (1),




The Community has negotiated with Côte d’Ivoire a Fisheries Partnership Agreement providing Community vessels with fishing opportunities in the waters over which Côte d’Ivoire has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries.



As a result of those negotiations, a new Fisheries Partnership Agreement was initialled on 5 April 2007.



It is in the Community’s interest to approve that Agreement.



The method for allocating the fishing opportunities among the Member States should be defined,


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:




10 vessels



15 vessels


15 surface longliners:




10 vessels



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.

Done at Brussels, 17 March 2008.

For the Council

The President

  • I. 

  • (1) 
    Opinion of 11 March 2008 (not yet published in the Official Journal).


This text has been adopted from EUR-Lex.


Original proposal



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