2005/104/EC: Commission Decision of 3 February 2005 amending Decision 2002/300/EC establishing the list of approved zones with regard to Bonamia ostreae and/or Marteilia refringens(notified under document number C(2005) 217) (Text with EEA relevance)


Published: 2005-02-03

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5.2.2005   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 33/71

COMMISSION DECISION

of 3 February 2005
amending Decision 2002/300/EC establishing the list of approved zones with regard to Bonamia ostreae and/or Marteilia refringens

(notified under document number C(2005) 217)
(Text with EEA relevance)
(2005/104/EC)
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Directive 91/67/EEC of 28 January 1991 concerning the animal health conditions governing the placing on the market of aquaculture animals and products (1), and in particular Article 5 thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

Commission Decision 2002/300/EC of 18 April 2002 establishing the list of approved zones with regard to Bonamia ostreae and/or Marteilia refringens
 (2), lays down the areas in the Community considered to be free of the mollusc diseases Bonamia ostreae and/or Marteilia refringens.

(2)

Denmark has submitted justifications for obtaining the status of an approved zone with regard to Bonamia ostreae and Marteilia refringens, for the zone of Limfjorden. The documentation provided shows that that zone meets the requirements of Directive 91/67/EEC. It therefore qualifies for the status of approved zone and should be added to the list of approved zones set out in Decision 2002/300/EC.

(3)

In addition, Ireland has submitted a request for an amendment to be made to the list of zones in Ireland approved with regard to Bonamia ostreae in Decision 2002/300/EC, in order that the geographical description of one of the areas affected by that disease is made more precise. Accordingly, the description ‘Logmore, Belmullet’ should be substituted for ‘Loughmore, Blacksod Bay’.

(4)

Decision 2002/300/EC should be amended accordingly.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:
Article 1
The Annex to Decision 2002/300/EC is replaced by the Annex to this Decision.
Article 2
This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 3 February 2005.


For the Commission

Markos KYPRIANOU


Member of the Commission




(1)  OJ L 46, 19.2.1991, p. 1. Directive as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 806/2003 (OJ L 122, 16.5.2003, p. 1).

(2)  OJ L 103, 19.4.2002, p. 24. Decision as last amended by Decision 2003/729/EC (OJ L 262, 14.10.2003, p. 37).

ANNEX


‘ANNEX
ZONES APPROVED FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE MOLLUSC DISEASES BONAMIA OSTREAE AND MARTEILIA REFRINGENS

1.A.   Zones in Ireland approved with regard to B. Ostreae




The whole coastline of Ireland except the following six areas:



Cork Harbour,



Galway Bay,



Ballinakill Harbour,



Clew Bay,



Achill Sound,



Logmore, Belmullet.
1.B.   Zones in Ireland approved with regard to M. Refringens




The whole coastline of Ireland.
2.A.   Zones in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man approved with regard to B. Ostreae




The whole coastline of Great Britain, excluding the following areas:



the south coast of Cornwall from the Lizard to Start Point,



the area around the Solent estuary from Portland Bill to Selsey Bill,



the area along the coast in Essex from Shoeburyness to Landguard point.



The whole coastline of Northern Ireland.



The whole coastline of Guernsey and Herm.



The zone of the States of Jersey: the zone consists of the intertidal and immediate coastal area between the mean high water mark on the Island of Jersey and an imaginary line drawn three nautical miles from the mean low water mark of the Island of Jersey. The zone is situated in the Normano-Breton Gulf, on the south side of the English Channel.



The whole coastline of the Isle of Man.
2.B.   Zones in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man approved with regard to M. Refringens




The whole coastline of Great Britain.



The whole coastline of Northern Ireland.



The whole coastline of Guernsey and Herm.



The zone of the States of Jersey: the zone consists of the intertidal and immediate coastal area between the mean high water mark on the Island of Jersey and an imaginary line drawn three nautical miles from the mean low water mark of the Island of Jersey. The zone is situated in the Normano-Breton Gulf, on the south side of the English Channel.



The whole coastline of the Isle of Man.
3.   Zones in Denmark approved with regard to B. Ostreae and M. Refringens




Limfjorden from Thyborøn in the west to Hals in the east.’