Amendement Hazekamp: meerjarenplan voor de kabeljauw-, haring- en sprotbestanden in de Oostzee (17)
Multiannual plan for the stocks of cod, herring and sprat in the Baltic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks
Proposal for a regulation
COM(2014)0614 - C8-0174/2014 – 2014/0285(COD)
Committee on Fisheries
Proposal for a regulation
Chapter 5 b (new)
Text proposed by the Commission
MONITORING, INSPECTION AND SURVEILLANCE
Special permit for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea
1. By way of derogation from Article 1(2) of Regulation (EC)
No 1627/94, all Community vessels of an overall length equal
to or greater than eight metres carrying on board or using any
gears for cod fishing in the Baltic Sea in accordance with Article
3 of Regulation (EC) No 2187/2005 shall hold a special permit
for fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea.
2. Member States may issue the special permit for fishing for
cod referred to in paragraph 1 only to Community vessels
holding in 2005 a special permit for fishing for cod in the
Baltic Sea in accordance with point 6.2.1 of Annex III to
Council Regulation (EC) No 27/2005 of 22 December 2004
fixing for 2005 the fishing opportunities and associated
conditions for certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks,
applicable in Community waters and, for Community vessels,
in waters where catch limitations are required (1). However, a
Member State may issue a special permit for fishing for cod to a
Community vessel, flying the flag of that Member State, not
holding a special fishing permit in 2005 if it ensures that at
least an equivalent capacity, measured in kilowatts (kW), is
prevented from fishing in the Baltic Sea with any gear
referred to in paragraph 1.
3. Each Member State concerned shall establish and maintain
a list of vessels holding a special permit for fishing for cod in
the Baltic Sea and make it available on its official website.
4. The master of a fishing vessel, or his authorised representative,
to which a Member State has issued a special permit for
fishing for cod in the Baltic Sea shall keep a copy of such
permit on board the fishing vessel.
1. By way of derogation from Article 6(4) of Regulation
(EEC) No 2847/93, the masters of all Community vessels of
an overall length equal to or greater than eight metres shall
keep a logbook of their operations in accordance with Article
6 of that Regulation.
Notwithstanding the first subparagraph fishing vessels of overall
length between 8 and 10 meters having cod on board caught in
Area C shall keep a logbook that complies with the provisions
as set out in point 2 of Annex IV to Regulation (EEC)
2. For vessels fitted with VMS, Member States shall verify
that the information received at the fisheries monitoring
centres (FMC) corresponds to activities recorded in the
logbook by using VMS data. Such cross-checks shall be
recorded in computer-readable form for a period of three years.
3. Each Member State shall maintain and make available on
its official website the contact details for the submission of
logbooks, landing declarations and prior notifications as
specified in Article 17.
Electronic recording and transmission of catch data
By way of derogation from Article 1 of Regulation (EEC) No
2807/83, Member States may permit the master of a fishing
vessel equipped with VMS to report the information required in
the logbook by electronic means. The information shall be
transmitted to the FMC of the flag Member State on a daily
basis after the fishing operation of that calendar day has been
completed. The logbook information shall be made available on
the request of the FMC of the coastal State during the time the
fishing vessel is in the waters of the coastal State and on the
request of an inspection.
Recording of fishing effort data
1. By way of derogation from Article 19b of Regulation
(EEC) No 2847/93 the master of a Community fishing vessel,
carrying on board any of the gears referred to in Article 8(1) of
this Regulation when leaving and entering port, or entering and
leaving the Baltic Sea, shall transmit an effort report containing
the following information to the FMC of the flag Member State:
(a) When leaving port or entering the Baltic Sea:
(i) The name of the vessel, external identification mark and
radio call sign;
(ii) The date and time of departure from port or entry into
the Baltic Sea (local time);
(iii) The area where the vessel will fish as defined in
(b) When entering port or leaving the Baltic Sea:
(i) The name of the vessel, external identification mark and
radio call sign;
(ii) The date and time of entry into port or exit from the
Baltic Sea (local time).
2. Points (i) and (ii) of paragraph 1(a) and paragraph 1(b)
shall not apply to vessels equipped with VMS.
3. The FMC of the flag Member State shall record the effort
report it in its computerised database.
4. On request the flag Member State shall provide the information
referred to in paragraph 1 to the coastal Member State.
Monitoring and control of fishing effort
The competent authorities of the flag Member State shall
monitor and control the compliance with:
(a) fishing effort limits provided for in Article 8;
(b) restrictions on fishing provided for in Article 9.
Margin of tolerance in the logbook
By way of derogation from Article 5(2) of Regulation (EEC) No
2807/83, the permitted margin of tolerance in estimating quantities,
in kilograms, of fish subject to a TAC that are retained on
board vessels shall be 10 % of the logbook figure except for cod
in which case the margin of tolerance shall be 8 %.
For catches taken in Area A and B which are landed unsorted
the permitted margin of tolerance in estimating quantities shall
be 10 % of the total quantity that are retained on board.
Entry into or exit from specific areas
1. A fishing vessel having a special permit for fishing for cod
may only fish in either Areas A, B or C during one fishing trip.
2. A fishing vessel may only commence fishing activity in
Community waters in either Areas A, B or C with no cod on
If the fishing vessel goes to a port, without landing its fish,
within the area where it has been fishing the vessel may
continue its fishing activity in that area with cod on board.
3. When a fishing vessel exits from either Areas A, B or C
with cod on board it shall:
(a) go directly to port outside the Area where it has been
fishing and land the fish;
(b) when leaving the Area where the vessel has been fishing,
stow the nets in accordance with the following conditions
so that they may not readily be used:
(i) nets, weights and similar gear shall be disconnected
from their trawl boards and towing and hauling wires
(ii) nets which are on or above deck shall be securely lashed
to some part of the superstructure.
4. By way of derogation to paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 a fishing
vessel may fish in areas A and B during one fishing trip and
may commence fishing activity in either of the areas only with
less than 150 kg of cod on board in the year 2008. Member
States shall take specific measures to ensure effective control.
Member States shall report on those measures to the
Commission by 31 January 2008.
1. The master of a Community fishing vessel exiting from
Area A, B or C with more than 300 kg of live weight of cod on
board shall notify the competent authorities of the Coastal State
in which it will land the fish at least one hour before leaving the
(a) the time and position of exit;
(b) the quantities of cod and the total weight of other species in
live weight retained on board;
(c) the name of the landing location;
(d) the estimated time of arrival at the landing location.
The Coastal State shall notify the flag State of the landing.
2. When a Community fishing vessel intends to enter a port
in the area where it has been fishing with more than 300 kg of
live weight of cod on board the master of a Community fishing
vessel shall notify the competent authorities of the Coastal State
and the Coastal State shall notify the flag state at least one hour
before entering port all the information referred to in points (b),
(c) and (d) of paragraph 1.
3. The submission of information referred to in points (a)
and (b) of paragraph 1 shall not apply to vessels subject to
4. Paragraph 1(a) shall not apply to vessels equipped with
5. The notification provided for in paragraphs 1 and 2 may
also be made by a representative of the master of the
Community fishing vessel.
1. When a vessel retains more than 750 kilograms of cod
live weight, the cod may be landed exclusively at designated
2. Each Member State may designate ports at which any
quantity of Baltic cod live weight in excess of 750 kilograms
is to be landed.
3. By 10 October 2007 each Member State that has established
a list of designated ports, shall maintain and make
available on its official website a list of designated ports.
Weighing of cod first landed
The master of a fishing vessel shall ensure that any quantity of
cod caught in the Baltic Sea and landed in a Community port
shall be weighed before sale or before being transported
elsewhere from the port of landing. The scales used for the
weighing shall be approved by the competent national authorities.
The figure resulting from the weighing shall be used for
the declaration referred to in Article 8 of Regulation (EEC)
Each Member State of the Baltic Sea shall set specific inspection
benchmarks. Such benchmarks shall be revised periodically after
an analysis has been made of the results achieved. Inspection
benchmarks shall evolve progressively until the target
benchmarks defined in Annex I are reached.
Prohibition on transiting and transhipping
1. Transit within areas closed for cod fishing is prohibited
unless fishing gear on board is securely lashed and stowed in
accordance with Article 16(3)(b).
2. The transhipment of cod is prohibited.
Transport of Baltic cod
By way of derogation from Article 8(1) of Regulation (EEC) No
2847/93 the master of a fishing vessel having an overall length
equal to or more than eight metres, shall complete a landing
declaration when fish is transported to a place other than that
By way of derogation from Article 13(4) of Regulation (EEC) No
2847/93, the landing declaration shall accompany the transport
documents provided for in Article 13(1) of that Regulation
pertaining to the quantities transported. The exemption
provided for in Article 13(4)(b) of that Regulation shall not
Joint surveillance and exchange of inspectors
Member States concerned shall undertake joint inspection and
National control action programmes
1. The Member States of the Baltic Sea shall define a national
control action programmes for the Baltic Sea in accordance
with Annex II.
2. The Member States of the Baltic Sea shall set specific
inspection benchmarks in accordance with Annex I. Such
benchmarks shall be revised periodically after an analysis has
been made of the results achieved. Inspection benchmarks shall
evolve progressively until the target benchmarks defined in
Annex I are reached.
3. Before 31 January each year, the Member States of the
Baltic Sea shall make available to the Commission and other
Member States bordering the Baltic Sea on its official website
their national control action programmes as referred to in
paragraph 1, together with an implementation schedule.
4. The Commission shall convene at least once a year a
meeting of the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture to
evaluate compliance with and the results of the national
control action programmes for cod stocks in the Baltic Sea.
Specific monitoring programme
By way of derogation from the fifth subparagraph of Article
34c(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93, the specific control
and inspection programme for the cod stocks concerned may
last for more than three years.
(This amendment is an integral copy of Chapter V on Monitoring, Inspection and Surveillance in Council Regulation 1098/2007. The Commission proposal repeals this regulation.)
The chapter contains provisions from Regulation 1098/2007 on, among other things, special permits, logbooks, electronic recording and transmission of catch data, that would otherwise be lost.