31.12.2004   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 396/51


COMMISSION DECISION

of 28 December 2004

on a financial contribution from the Community towards actions planned by Member States to implement control, inspection and surveillance programmes in 2004 (second instalment)

(notified under document number C(2004) 5310)

(2004/930/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 programmes for the period from 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2004 together with the applications for Community financial contribution towards the expenditure to be incurred in carrying out such programmes.

(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 of Community contribution towards eligible expenditure for 2004 for each Member State aid granted for actions included in Article 4 of Decision 2004/465/EC, the Community contribution rate for such actions and the conditions on which national expenditure is to be reimbursed by the Community.

(4)

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 this Decision is notified to them. They must also comply with the provision of that Decision as regards starting their projects and submitting applications for reimbursement.

(5)

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

Article 2

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 I.

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

3.   The Community 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.   The electronic localisation devices should satisfy requirements fixed by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2244/2003 of 18 December 2003 laying down detailed provisions regarding satellite-based vessel monitoring systems (2).

Article 3

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 II. However, investments related to the station at Kerguelen Island on reception and processing of radar satellite data shall qualify for a financial contribution of 40 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex II.

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.   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).

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

Pilot inspection and observer schemes

1.   Expenditure incurred in pilot inspection and observer schemes shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex V.

2.   These projects should satisfy in particular the conditions set out in Council Regulation (EC) No 812/2004 of 26 April 2004 laying down measures concerning incidental catches of cetaceans in fisheries and amending Regulation (EC) No 88/98 (4).

Article 7

Assessment of expenditure

Expenditure incurred in implementing a system to assess expenditure incurred in controlling the common fisheries policy shall qualify for a financial contribution of 50 % of the eligible expenditure within the limits laid down in Annex VI.

Article 8

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 VII.

Article 9

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 VIII for a financial contribution of:

50 % of the eligible expenditure incurred by acceding Member States on 1 May 2004,

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

Article 10

Reimbursement claims

Claims for reimbursement of expenditure and for payment of advances shall comply with Articles 12 and 13 of, and Annex I, part C to Decision 2004/465/EC.

Article 11

This Decision is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 28 December 2004.

For the Commission

Joe BORG

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 157, 30.4.2004, p. 114, corrigendum 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.

(4)  OJ L 150, 30.4.2004, p. 12.


ANNEX I

Electronic localisation devices

(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

585 000

468 000

Portugal

0

0

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

0

0

Sweden

0

0

United Kingdom

0

0

Total

585 000

468 000


ANNEX II

New technologies and IT networks

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

271 000

135 500

Germany

235 000

117 500

Estonia

0

0

Greece

0

0

Spain

0

0

France

1 800 000

750 000

Ireland

2 000 000

1 000 000

Italy

1 755 953

877 977

Cyprus

0

0

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

110 000

55 000

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

96 763

48 381

Netherlands

310 325

155 163

Austria

0

0

Poland

0

0

Portugal

2 291 616

1 145 808

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

545 000

272 500

Sweden

87 430

43 715

United Kingdom

179 134

89 567

Total

9 682 221

4 691 111


ANNEX III

Pilot projects on new technologies

(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

200 000

100 000

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

586 000

293 000

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

0

0

Sweden

0

0

United Kingdom

0

0

Total

786 000

393 000


ANNEX IV

Training

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

5 000

2 500

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

56 500

28 250

Germany

52 500

26 250

Estonia

9 590

4 795

Greece

0

0

Spain

183 703

91 852

France

130 000

65 000

Ireland

0

0

Italy

1 270 816

635 408

Cyprus

20 000

10 000

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

20 000

10 000

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

600 901

300 451

Netherlands

139 674

69 837

Austria

0

0

Poland

0

0

Portugal

102 967

51 484

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

30 000

15 000

Sweden

132 790

66 395

United Kingdom

175 512

87 756

Total

2 929 953

1 464 978


ANNEX V

Pilot and inspection observer schemes

(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

94 910

47 455

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

0

0

Sweden

474 400

237 200

United Kingdom

0

0

Total

569 310

284 655


ANNEX VI

Assessment of expenditure

(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

50 000

25 000

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

0

0

Sweden

0

0

United Kingdom

0

0

Total

50 000

25 000


ANNEX VII

Seminars and media tools

(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

200 000

150 000

Spain

6 000

4 500

France

0

0

Ireland

0

0

Italy

0

0

Cyprus

30 000

22 500

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

10 000

7 500

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

230 000

172 500

United Kingdom

0

0

Total

476 000

357 000


ANNEX VIII

Patrol vessels and aircraft

(EUR)

Member State

Expenditure planned in the national fisheries control programme

Community contribution

Belgium

0

0

Czech Republic

0

0

Denmark

0

0

Germany

77 798

19 449

Estonia

0

0

Greece

1 050 000

262 500

Spain

22 238 597

5 559 649

France

0

0

Ireland

1 000 000

250 000

Italy

0

0

Cyprus

1 400 000

700 000

Latvia

0

0

Lithuania

0

0

Luxembourg

0

0

Hungary

0

0

Malta

600 000

300 000

Netherlands

0

0

Austria

0

0

Poland

0

0

Portugal

4 630 000

1 157 500

Slovenia

0

0

Slovakia

0

0

Finland

105 000

26 250

Sweden

5 700 000

1 425 000

United Kingdom

13 758 956

3 439 739

Total

50 560 351

13 140 087