2005/424/EC: Commission Decision of 3 June 2005 on a Community financial contribution towards Member States’ fisheries control, inspection and surveillance programmes for 2005 (notified under document number C(2005) 1630)


Published: 2005-06-03

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8.6.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 144/43


COMMISSION DECISION

of 3 June 2005

on a Community financial contribution towards Member States’ fisheries control, inspection and surveillance programmes for 2005

(notified under document number C(2005) 1630)

(2005/424/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Decision 2004/465/EC of 29 April 2004 on a Community financial contribution towards Member States fisheries control programmes (1), and in particular Article 6(1) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Member States have forwarded to the Commission their fisheries control programme for 2005 together with the applications for a Community financial contribution towards the expenditure to be incurred in carrying out the projects contained in such programme.

(2)

Applications concerning actions listed in Article 4 of Decision 2004/465/EC may qualify for Community funding.

(3)

It is appropriate to fix the maximum amounts and the rate of the Community financial contribution and to lay down the conditions under which such contribution may be granted.

(4)

In order to qualify for the contribution, electronic localisation devices should satisfy the requirements fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 of 18 December 2003 laying down detailed provisions regarding satellite-based Vessel Monitoring Systems (2).

(5)

In order to qualify for the contribution, pilot projects should satisfy the conditions set out in Commission Regulation (EC) No 1461/2003 of 18 August 2003 laying down conditions for pilot projects for the electronic transmission of information on fishing activities and for remote sensing (3).

(6)

Member States must in accordance with Article 8 of Decision 2004/465/EC commit their expenditure within a period of 12 months from the end of the year in which the present Decision is notified to them. They must also comply with the provisions of Decision 2004/465/EC as regards starting their projects and submitting applications for reimbursement.

(7)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Subject matter

This Decision provides for a Community financial contribution towards actions referred to in Article 4 of Decision 2004/465/EC for 2005. It establishes the amount of the Community financial contribution for each Member State, the rate of the Community financial contribution and the conditions on which such contribution may be granted.

Article 2

New technologies and IT networks

Expenditure incurred on the purchase of, installation and technical assistance for, computer technology and setting up of IT networks in order to allow efficient and secure data exchange in connection with monitoring, control and surveillance of fisheries activities, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex I.

Article 3

Electronic localisation devices

1.   Expenditure incurred in the purchase and fitting on board of fishing vessels of electronic localisation devices enabling vessels to be monitored at a distance by a fisheries monitoring centre through a vessel monitoring system (VMS) shall qualify for a maximum financial contribution of EUR 4 500 per vessel within the limits established in Annex II.

2.   Within the EUR 4 500 limit provided for in paragraph 1, the financial contribution for the first EUR 1 500 of eligible expenditure shall be at a rate of 100 %.

3.   The financial contribution for eligible expenditure comprised between EUR 1 500 and EUR 4 500 per vessel shall amount to a maximum of 50 % of such expenditure.

4.   In order to qualify, electronic localisation devices shall satisfy the requirements fixed by Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003.

Article 4

Pilot projects on new technologies

1.   Expenditure incurred in pilot projects relating to the implementation of new technologies to improve the monitoring of fisheries activities shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex III.

2.   In order to qualify, pilot projects shall satisfy the conditions set out in Regulation (EC) No 1461/2003.

Article 5

Training

Expenditure incurred on training and exchange programmes of civil servants responsible for monitoring control and surveillance tasks in the fisheries area shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex IV.

Article 6

Seminars and media tools

Expenditure incurred in initiatives including seminar and media tools aimed at enhancing awareness among fishermen and other players such as inspectors, public prosecutors and judges, as well as among the general public on the need to fight irresponsible and illegal fishing and on the implementation of Common fisheries policy rules, shall qualify for a financial contribution of 75 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex V.

Article 7

Fisheries patrol vessels and aircraft

Expenditure related to the purchase and modernisation of vessels and aircraft used for inspection and surveillance of fishing activities by the competent authorities of the Member States shall qualify, within the limits laid down in Annex VI, for a financial contribution not exceeding:

50 % of the eligible expenditure incurred by Member States which acceded to the European Union on 1 May 2004,

25 % of the eligible expenditure incurred by other Member States.

Article 8

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 3 June 2005.

For the Commission

Joe BORG

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 157, 30.4.2004, p. 114; corrected in OJ L 195, 2.6.2004, p. 36.

(2)  OJ L 333, 20.12.2003, p. 17.

(3)  OJ L 208, 19.8.2003, p. 14.


ANNEX I

NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND IT NETWORKS

(in EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

525 000

262 500

Germany

50 000

25 000

Estonia

0

0

Greece

310 000

155 000

Spain

719 828

359 914

France

150 000

75 000

Ireland

0

0

Italy

1 783 200

891 600

Cyprus

0

0

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

0

0

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

577 446

288 723

Netherlands

417 325

208 663

Austria

0

0

Poland

60 000

30 000

Portugal

2 568 260

1 284 130

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

600 000

300 000

Sweden

111 200

55 600

United Kingdom

767 453

383 727

Total

8 639 712

4 319 857


ANNEX II

ELECTRONIC LOCALISATION DEVICES

(in EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

0

0

Germany

0

0

Estonia

0

0

Greece

0

0

Spain

0

0

France

0

0

Ireland

0

0

Italy

0

0

Cyprus

0

0

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

0

0

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

0

0

Netherlands

0

0

Austria

0

0

Poland

0

0

Portugal

0

0

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

0

0

Sweden

0

0

United Kingdom

849 955

611 793

Total

849 955

611 793


ANNEX III

PILOT PROJECTS ON NEW TECHNOLOGIES

(in EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

750 000

375 000

Germany

0

0

Estonia

0

0

Greece

370 000

185 000

Spain

0

0

France

0

0

Ireland

0

0

Italy

265 000

132 500

Cyprus

0

0

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

0

0

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

0

0

Netherlands

0

0

Austria

0

0

Poland

0

0

Portugal

0

0

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

0

0

Sweden

166 070

83 035

United Kingdom

458 628

229 314

Total

2 009 698

1 004 849


ANNEX IV

TRAINING

(in EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

15 000

7 500

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

150 000

75 000

Germany

52 100

26 050

Estonia

0

0

Greece

40 000

20 000

Spain

230 236

115 118

France

34 050

17 025

Ireland

0

0

Italy

1 191 075

595 538

Cyprus

0

0

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

12 000

6 000

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

0

0

Netherlands

178 620

89 310

Austria

0

0

Poland

0

0

Portugal

95 588

47 794

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

30 000

15 000

Sweden

40 000

20 000

United Kingdom

191 564

95 782

Total

2 260 233

1 130 117


ANNEX V

SEMINARS AND MEDIA TOOLS

(in EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

40 000

30 000

Germany

0

0

Estonia

0

0

Greece

75 000

56 250

Spain

6 000

4 500

France

0

0

Ireland

0

0

Italy

0

0

Cyprus

0

0

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

8 000

6 000

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

0

0

Netherlands

0

0

Austria

0

0

Poland

0

0

Portugal

75 000

56 250

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

0

0

Sweden

0

0

United Kingdom

0

0

Total

204 000

153 000


ANNEX VI

PATROL VESSELS AND AIRCRAFT

(in EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

11 550 000

2 887 500

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

0

0

Germany

51 331 250

12 832 813

Estonia

0

0

Greece

0

0

Spain

4 350 804

1 087 701

France

286 000

71 500

Ireland

0

0

Italy

0

0

Cyprus

0

0

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

210 000

105 000

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

0

0

Netherlands

0

0

Austria

0

0

Poland

3 600 000

1 800 000

Portugal

720 000

180 000

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

0

0

Sweden

0

0

United Kingdom

30 384 810

7 596 203

Total

102 432 864

26 560 717