23.12.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 344/23


COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1279/2009

of 22 December 2009

fixing the amount of the carry-over aid and the flat-rate aid for certain fishery products for the 2010 fishing year

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 of 17 December 1999 on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products (1),

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 2814/2000 of 21 December 2000 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 as regards the grant of carry-over aid for certain fishery products (2), and in particular Article 5 thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC) No 939/2001 of 14 May 2001 laying down detailed rules for the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 as regards the grant of flat-rate aid for certain fishery products (3), and in particular Article 5 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Regulation (EC) No 104/2000 provides that aid may be granted for quantities of certain fresh products withdrawn from the market and either processed to stabilise them and stored or preserved.

(2)

The purpose of that aid is to give suitable encouragement to producers’ organisations to process or preserve products withdrawn from the market so that their destruction can be avoided.

(3)

The aid level should not be such as to disturb the balance of the market for the products in question or distort competition.

(4)

The aid level should not exceed the technical and financial costs associated with the operations essential to stabilising and storage recorded in the EU during the fishing year preceding the year in question.

(5)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for Fishery Products,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

For the 2010 fishing year, the amounts of the carry-over aid referred to in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000, and the amounts of the flat-rate aid referred to in Article 24(4) of that Regulation, are set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2010.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 22 December 2009.

For the Commission

The President

José Manuel BARROSO


(1)  OJ L 17, 21.1.2000, p. 22.

(2)  OJ L 326, 22.12.2000, p. 34.

(3)  OJ L 132, 15.5.2001, p. 10.


ANNEX

1.

Amount of the carry-over aid for products listed in Annex I, (A) and (B) and for sole (Solea spp.) listed in Annex I, (C) to Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

Processing methods listed in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

Aid (EUR/tonne)

1

2

I.   

Freezing and storage of whole products, gutted and with head, or cut-up products

Sardines of the species Sardina pilchardus

359

Other species

291

II.

Filleting, freezing and storage

395

III.

Salting and/or drying and storage of whole products, gutted and with head, or cut-up or filleted products

277

IV.

Marinating and storage

260

2.

Amount of the carry-over aid for the other products listed in Annex I, (C) to Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

Processing and/or preservation methods listed in Article 23 of Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

Products

Aid (EUR/tonne)

1

2

3

I.

Freezing and storage

Norway lobster

(Nephrops norvegicus)

327

Norway lobster tails

(Nephrops norvegicus)

248

II.

Removing the head, freezing and storage

Norway lobster

(Nephrops norvegicus)

293

III.

Cooking, freezing and storage

Norway lobster

(Nephrops norvegicus)

327

Edible crabs

(Cancer pagurus)

248

IV.

Pasteurisation and storage

Edible crabs

(Cancer pagurus)

392

V.

Live storage in fixed tanks or cages

Edible crabs

(Cancer pagurus)

210

3.

Amount of the flat-rate aid for products listed in Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 104/2000

Processing methods

Aid (EUR/tonne)

I.

Freezing and storage of whole products, gutted and with head, or cut-up products

291

II.

Filleting, freezing and storage

395