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Article 47 - Latest Wording

Jun 09,2009 SACN


Monitoring of Recreational Fisheries

Article 47

Recreational fisheries

1. Member States shall ensure that recreational fisheries on their territory and in Community waters are conducted in a manner compatible with the objectives and rules of the Common Fisheries Policy.

2. The marketing of catches from recreational fisheries shall be prohibited except for charitable purposes.

3. Without prejudice to Council Regulation (EC) No 199/2008 of 25 February 2008 establishing a Community framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy, Member States shall monitor, on the basis of a sampling plan, the catches of stocks subject to recovery plans by recreational fisheries practised from vessels flying their flag and from third country vessels, in waters subject to their sovereignty or jurisdiction. Fishing from shore shall not be included.

4. The Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) shall evaluate the biological impact of recreational fisheries as referred to in paragraph 3. Where a recreational fishery is found to have a significant impact, the Commission may decide, in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 111 to submit recreational fisheries as referred to in paragraph 3 to specific management measures such as fishing authorisations and catching declarations.

5. Member States concerned by measures decided in accordance with paragraph 4 shall establish a share from their quotas to be used exclusively for the purpose of recreational fisheries. Catches shall be counted against the relevant quotas of the flag Member States.

6. Detailed rules for the application of this Article shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 111.

(The Council of Ministers will be considering the Control Regulation, which includes article 47, towards the end of June) 



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