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Verordening 2009/1224 - Gemeenschappelijke controleregeling die de naleving van de regels van het gemeenschappelijk visserijbeleid moet garanderen

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Samenvatting van Wetgeving

The EU’s fisheries control system

SUMMARY OF:

Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 establishing a system for ensuring compliance with the common fisheries policy

WHAT IS THE AIM OF THE REGULATION?

It establishes a system for the control, inspection and enforcement by national authorities of the rules of the common fisheries policy (CFP).

KEY POINTS

The main objectives of the control system are to:

  • ensure that only the permitted quantities of fish are caught;
  • collect the necessary data for managing fishing opportunities;
  • clarify the roles of EU countries and the European Commission;
  • ensure the rules are applied to all fisheries in the same way and with harmonised sanctions throughout the EU;
  • ensure that fisheries and aquaculture products can be traced back and checked throughout the supply chain, from net to plate.

It applies to:

  • all fishing activities in EU waters;
  • the fishing activities of EU vessels and EU citizens in EU and non-EU waters;
  • the processing and marketing of fishery products;
  • recreational fishing for species of fishsubject torecovery plans.

Control and monitoring

EU countries must carry out inspections throughout the whole production chain, in particular during:

  • fishing;
  • landing;
  • processing;
  • transport;
  • marketing.

The monitoring and collection of data is based on different sources and new technologies such as:

Inspection powers

EU countries are responsible for controlling and enforcing the CFP. However, the Commission can carry out its own independent inspections, including taking part in national inspections, to check whether national authorities are implementing the rules correctly.

Sanctions

EU countries must take appropriate administrative actions such as sanctions or criminal proceedings in case of infringement of the rules. In case of serious infringements, EU countries must also apply a system of penalty points for the holders of fishing permits and for masters of fishing vessels. The accumulation of points can lead to suspension and ultimately to withdrawal of the permit for several serious offences.EU countries can also face sanctions for not enforcing CFP rules correctly including:

  • the withholding of aid from the EU Maritime and Fisheries Fund;
  • the closing of a fishery until the situation is resolved;
  • a reduction in quotas (in the case of overfishing).

If an EU country does not take adequate action to resolve the problem, the Commission can take them to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Data collection

EU countries are required to have a secure database of all information collected in carrying out their responsibilities under the regulation. The Commission must be able to access the database directly from any location. EU countries must also establish an official website of the data they collect, composed of secure and publicly accessible parts.

The regulation also establishes a system of mutual assistance and information exchange between EU countries.

Coordination

To encourage closer collaboration and the exchange of best practice, the European Fisheries Control Agency organises joint control campaigns involving inspectors from different EU countries.

FROM WHEN DOES THE REGULATION APPLY?

The regulation has applied since 1 January 2010.

BACKGROUND

For further information, see:

MAIN DOCUMENT

Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with the rules of the common fisheries policy, amending Regulations (EC) No 847/96, (EC) No 2371/2002, (EC) No 811/2004, (EC) No 768/2005, (EC) No 2115/2005, (EC) No 2166/2005, (EC) No 388/2006, (EC) No 509/2007, (EC) No 676/2007, (EC) No 1098/2007, (EC) No 1300/2008, (EC) No 1342/2008 and repealing Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93, (EC) No 1627/94 and (EC) No 1966/2006 (OJ L 343, 22.12.2009, pp. 1–50)

Successive amendments to Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 have been incorporated into the original document. This consolidated version is of documentary value only.

RELATED DOCUMENTS

Regulation (EU) 2015/812 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 amending Council Regulations (EC) No 850/98, (EC) No 2187/2005, (EC) No 1967/2006, (EC) No 1098/2007, (EC) No 254/2002, (EC) No 2347/2002 and (EC) No 1224/2009, and Regulations (EU) No 1379/2013 and (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, as regards the landing obligation, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1434/98 (OJ L 133, 29.5.2015, pp. 1-20)

See consolidated version.

Regulation (EU) No 508/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and repealing Council Regulations (EC) No 2328/2003, (EC) No 861/2006, (EC) No 1198/2006 and (EC) No 791/2007 and Regulation (EU) No 1255/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 149, 20.5.2014, pp. 1-66)

See consolidated version.

Council Regulation (EU) No 1385/2013 of 17 December 2013 amending Council Regulations (EC) No 850/98 and (EC) No 1224/2009, and Regulations (EC) No 1069/2009, (EU) No 1379/2013 and (EU) No 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council, following the amendment of the status of Mayotte with regard to the European Union (OJ L 354, 28.12.2013, pp. 86-89)

See consolidated version.

last update 08.10.2015

Deze samenvatting is overgenomen van EUR-Lex.

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Wettekst

Verordening (EG) nr. 1224/2009 van de Raad van 20 november 2009 tot vaststelling van een communautaire controleregeling die de naleving van de regels van het gemeenschappelijk visserijbeleid moet garanderen, tot wijziging van Verordeningen (EG) nr. 847/96, (EG) nr. 2371/2002, (EG) nr. 811/2004, (EG) nr. 768/2005, (EG) nr. 2115/2005, (EG) nr. 2166/2005, (EG) nr. 388/2006, (EG) nr. 509/2007, (EG) nr. 676/2007, (EG) nr. 1098/2007, (EG) nr. 1300/2008, (EG) nr. 1342/2008 en tot intrekking van Verordeningen (EEG) nr. 2847/93, (EG) nr. 1627/94 en (EG) nr. 1966/2006

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