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REPORT     
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31 March 1999
PE 229.094/fin. A4-0181/99
on the proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period from 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles (COM(99)0039 - C4-0104/99 - 99/0024(CNS))
(Delegation of the power of decision - Rule 52 of the Rules of Procedure)
Committee on Fisheries
Rapporteur: Gérard d'Aboville
By letter of 24 February 1999 the Council consulted Parliament, pursuant to Article 43 in conjunction with Article 228(2), first sentence, and (3), first subparagraph, of the EC Treaty, on the proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period from 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles.
 A LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION
 B EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
 OPINION
 OPINION

 By letter of 24 February 1999 the Council consulted Parliament, pursuant to Article 43 in conjunction with Article 228(2), first sentence, and (3), first subparagraph, of the EC Treaty, on the proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period from 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles.

At the sitting of 12 February 1999 the President of Parliament had announced that the Conference of Presidents had delegated the power of decision to the Committee on Fisheries pursuant to Rule 52 of the Rules of Procedure.

At the sitting of 25 February 1999 the President of Parliament announced that he had referred this proposal to the Committee on Fisheries as the committee responsible and the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Development and Cooperation for their opinions.

At its meeting of 19 January 1999 the Committee on Fisheries had appointed Mr Gérard d'Aboville rapporteur.

It considered the Commission proposal and the draft report at its meetings of 16 February, 16 March and 30 March 1999.

At the latter meeting it adopted the draft legislative resolution by 7 votes to 2.

The following took part in the vote: Fraga Estévez, chairman; d'Aboville, rapporteur; Baldarelli, Crampton, Kofoed, Langenhagen, McKenna, Teverson and Varela Suanzes-Carpegna.

The opinions of the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Development and Cooperation are attached.

The report was tabled on 31 March 1999.


 A LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL DRAFT LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period from 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles (COM(99)0039 - C4-0104/99 - 99/0024(CNS))

The proposal is rejected.

Legislative resolution embodying Parliament's opinion on the proposal for a Council Regulation on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period from 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles (COM(99)0039 - C4-0104/99 - 99/0024(CNS))

(Consultation procedure)

The European Parliament,

- having regard to the Commission proposal to the Council, COM(99)0039 - 99/0024(CNS)(1),

- having been consulted by the Council pursuant to Article 43 in conjunction with Article 228(2), first sentence, and (3), first subparagraph, of the EC Treaty (C4-0104/99),

- having regard to Rule 58 of its Rules of Procedure,

- having delegated the power of decision to the Committee on Fisheries, pursuant to Rule 52 of its Rules of Procedure,

- having regard to the report of the Committee on Fisheries and the opinions of the Committee on Budgets and the Committee on Development and Cooperation (A4-0181/99),

1. Rejects the Commission proposal;

2. Calls on the Council to withdraw its proposal;

3. Instructs its President to forward this opinion to the Council and Commission.

(1)() OJ C


 B EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

A. OUTLINE OF THE PROPOSAL

The Commission proposal concerns the 6th renewal of the Protocol defining the fishing opportunities for Community vessels in Seychelles' waters and the corresponding financial contribution provided for by the fisheries agreement signed in 1987 between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Seychelles. It is the European Union's most important tuna-fishing agreement, involving the payment of financial compensation in exchange for access to fishery resources.

The table below gives the new figures and allows for a comparison with the two previous agreements.

Duration

18.1.1993 to 17.1.1996

18.1.1996 to 17.1.1999

18.1.1999 to 17.1.2002

Vessels

40 tuna seiners ,

42 tuna seiners ,

47 tuna seiners (25 E, 20 F, 1 I, 1 UK),

number of surface longliners not specified

15 surface longliners

32 surface longliners

Authorised catches

46 000 tonnes

46 000 tonnes

46 000 tonnes

Financial contribution

6 900 000 ECU

6 900 000 ECU

6 900 000 EUR

Scientific and technical programme

2 700 000 ECU

2 700 000 ECU

1 950 000 EUR

Satellite tracking programme

450 000 EUR

Local fishing

750 000 EUR

Training programme

300 000 ECU

300 000 ECU

300.000 EUR

New total

9 900 000

9 900 000

10 350 000

Shipowners' fees

20 ECU per tonne of tuna caught within the E.E.Z.

20 ECU per tonne of tuna caught within the E.E.Z.

25 EUR per tonne of tuna caught within the E.E.Z.

Licences

5 000 ECU per year per seiner

7 500 ECU per year per seiner

7 500 EUR per year for seiners

500 per year per longliner

500 ECU per year per longliner

1 375 EUR per year for longliners > 150 GRT

1 000 EUR per year for longliners < 150 GRT

Observers

1 observer

1 observer

1 observer

Local seamen

At least 2

At least 2

At least 2

Fishing zone

EEZ with the exception of certain zones defined in the Annex

EEZ with the exception of certain zones defined in the Annex

EEZ with the exception of certain zones defined in the Annex

(a) Specific conditions

- proportional increase in the financial contribution if the volume of authorised catches (46 000 tonnes) is exceeded,

- consideration of applications submitted by other Member States if the States designated in the Protocol do not attain their quotas,

- indication of measures to be financed by common accord between the contracting parties,

- obligation to transmit an annual report on the implementation of those measures and the results achieved,

- the Commission may request additional information on these results from the Seychelles Fishing Authority and review the payments concerned in the light of the actual implementation of the measures.

(b) Differences compared with the previous Protocol

- increase in the number of vessels, particularly longliners;

- no length limit for longliners;

- 25% increase (i.e. 5 EUR) in the fee per tonne of fish;

- increase in the licence fee for longliners (depending on GRT);

- increase in the funding for specific measures (scientific programmes, tracking system, training courses, etc);

- more detailed allocation of funding for the measures.

B. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PREVIOUS PROTOCOL

The Commission reports that the implementation of the 1996-1998 Protocol did not cause any major problems. It claims that the take-up rate of fishing opportunities (as reflected by the issuing of licences) of 95% in the case of seiners and 60% in the case of longliners was very good. As far as catches are concerned, the 46 000 tonne limit has proved more than sufficient given that catches totalled 27 435 tonnes in 1996 and 33 290 tonnes in 1997. The Commission considers this to be a satisfactory level.

The Seychelles authorities draw up a report each year on the use of the financial contribution earmarked for scientific research and training. The rapporteur would have preferred the report to provide more details of the implementation and results of the measures.

C. REMARKS ON THE PROTOCOL

(a) The financial contribution for access to the fishing zones

This tuna-fishing agreement is clearly important for the EU, given the size of the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) constituted by Seychelles and its location in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The agreement appears to be fairly balanced in terms of both the 'strategic' and commercial presence of Community tuna-fishing vessels in Seychelles waters and the quantity of fish authorised and caught.

The rapporteur notes that the Commission is proposing that the agreement should be financed in a different way, with shipowners bearing more of the costs (in terms of fees and licences).

(b) Funding earmarked for specific measures

The previous Protocol provided for ECU 3 000 000 to be earmarked for the scientific programme which involved compiling data on catches in order to determine the effect of fishing on fishery resources, monitoring tuna stocks and supervising fishing activities. However, apart from the statistics on catch tonnages and the number of vessels involved in fishing (such figures being fairly easy to obtain), the SFA (Seychelles Fishing Authority) did not supply any information on tuna stocks or tuna migration in the report it forwarded to the Commission. The same is true of the other activities under the programme, namely, the compilation of statistics on small-scale fishing, biometric research and analysis of certain key species, the fishing of tuna-like species and other environmental-type research.

(c) Employing local seamen

The agreement stipulates that at least two Seychelles seamen must be taken on as crewmembers. It is well known that Seychelles has a large number of economic immigrants from Asian countries, with the result that there is a large cheap local labour force and, in many cases, Community seamen make up only a third of the vessel's crew. However, in its conclusions after the debate on the fisheries agreements of 30 October 1997, the Council recommended that the need to maintain a certain level of Community employment should be borne in mind. It is therefore desirable that, where appropriate, Community shipowners should try to facilitate the recruitment of Community fishermen.

(d) The regional approach

The Preamble of the agreement setting up the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, which came into force on 27 March 1996 (the European Community had been a signatory since 1995), states that the conservation of tuna and tuna-like species and the sustainable, rational use of tuna stocks in the Indian Ocean would be considerably aided if the coastal states and other states whose nationals engaged in tuna-fishing in the region could cooperate in implementing certain measures. The rapporteur regrets that the IOTC is not yet in a position to provide any results of the assessment of tuna stocks in the region and calls on the Commission to play an active role in this organisation.

However, he welcomes the fact that Seychelles has decided to earmark part of the Community funding for fishery projects launched by the Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organisation, a regional body representing the coastal states, which is responsible for the management of fishery resources.

The rapporteur considers that, for any proper assessment to be made of the importance of a tunafishing agreement such as this, it must be viewed in the broader context of all the tuna-fishing agreements in the region. He therefore urges the Commission to draw up a general report on tuna fishing in the Indian Ocean.

D. CONCLUSION

The rapporteur stresses the positive impact this agreement will have for Seychelles. Fisheries and tourism are the country's two main economic activities. A substantial proportion of the catches landed in the port of Victoria is used for Seychelles' canning industry.

In view of these considerations, the rapporteur considers that the Committee on Fisheries can support the agreement. However, he feels that the Commission must be stricter regarding the use of the funds earmarked for specific measures and that there must also be a more thorough assessment of the implementation of the agreement. Comments such as 'the implementation of the Protocol has not posed any major problems' should not be included in the assessment unless they can be backed up by proper information, which would enable the agreement to be judged more objectively.

The rapporteur would like the regulations to include references to international agreements on the conservation and management of fishery resources so as to highlight the European Union's commitment to this issue.

18 March 1999


 OPINION

(Rule 147)

for the Committee on Fisheries

on the proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles (COM(99)0039 - C4-0104/99 - 99/0024(CNS)) (d'Aboville report)

Committee on Budgets

Draftsperson: Mrs Karin Jöns

PROCEDURE

At its meeting of 8 March 1999, the Committee on Budgets appointed Mrs Karin Jöns draftsperson.

It considered the draft opinion at its meeting of 18 March 1999.

At this meeting it adopted the following conclusions unanimously.

The following took part in the vote: Samland, Chairman; Tillich, Willockx and Giansily, vicechairmen; Jöns, draftsman, (for Haug); Bösch, Brinkhorst, Colom i Naval, Dell'Alba, Dührkop Dührkop, Kellett-Bowman (for Böge), and Viola (for Theato)

THE COMMISSION PROPOSAL AND ITS ANTECEDENTS

The procedure

The Protocol annexed to the fisheries agreement between the European Community and the Seychelles expired on 17 January 1999. On 21 December 1998 a new protocol was initialled by the European Commission and the Republic of The Seychelles establishing the technical and financial conditions for Community fishing vessels for fishing off the coast of Seychelles. The new protocol is limited to the three years period 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002.

By letter of 4 January 1999 the Commission (DG XIV) informed the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament about the new protocol as initialled. The Commission transmitted the "Agreement in form of an exchange of letters concerning the provisional application of the protocol defining, for the period 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the agreement between the European Community and the Republic of the Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles" and the protocol itself. No draft financial statement was enclosed.

The agreement in form of an exchange of letters included the commitment to pay the first instalment (one third) of the financial compensation specified in Article 2 of the protocol by 31 October 1999. The amount of the first instalment is EURO 2.3 million.

The Commission published the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Agreement in form of an Exchange of Letters and the proposal for a Council regulation (EC) on the conclusion of the protocol itself on 3 February 1999(1). The proposal contained the financial statement.

On 25 February 1999 the European Parliament received officially the Council´s requests for Parliament´s opinion.

The Committee on Fisheries expects to adopt its draft report on 30 March 1999.

The significance of the Council's and Commission's acts

The Commission introduced in the Agreement a paragraph, confirming the EU commitment to the provisional implementation of the protocol, without having previously consulted the European Parliament on it. This would allow a decision with financial implications to be taken by the Council and implemented by the Commission without hearing the opinion of the other branch of the budgetary authority and without having a sufficient legal base according to the Treaty. The Committee on Budgets reiterates its statement that a decision of the Council is not a sufficient legal base for the payment of the EU financial contribution in these circumstances.

The Committee on Budgets and the EP have protested several times against this kind of behaviour from Council and Commission. It is unacceptable that the Council systematically takes decisions with financial and budgetary implications without consultation of the European Parliament, and that the Commission commits itself to pay a part of the financial compensation to the third country independently of the adoption of the EP opinion.

Since the adoption of the "code of conduct" in 1997 such a practice assumes a special significance. However, the commitment taken by the Commission during the budgetary procedure for the 1998 budget was already an important step in the solution of this problem.

At the beginning of 1998 the Committee on Budgets decided upon the general strategy to be followed on the consultations on this sector (see Working Document of 15 January 1998, PE 224.559). In the Working Document No 1 of 1999 (PE 230.342) presented for today´s meeting your draftsperson proposes to continue this line. In previous years the Committee on Budgets has clearly supported the proposals, according to which the correct implementation of the code of conduct by the Council and the Commission should also mean that provisional implementation of agreements should no longer be necessary. It also supported the draftsperson's other proposals regarding EP information, classification of expenditure and implementation of the code of conduct.

Your draftsperson welcomes the fact that in the present case, following the letter and the spirit of the code of conduct, the deadline for the first payment is long enough after negotiations are concluded to permit the completion of the legislative procedures, taking into account the time needed for the administrative procedures (i.e., translation, editing), for the Council to consult the EP, and for the latter to adopt its opinion.

But the correct application of the Treaty and of the code of conduct means that the normal EP consultation procedure should take place in due time and the Council should avoid the systematic utilisation of atypical procedures such as the provisional application of international protocols. The third country, being aware of the fact that no payment could be made before the EP consultation procedure is concluded (which always takes about three to four months), should be interested in not delaying negotiations unnecessarily. The Commission has committed itself in the "ad hoc procedure" not to make any payment before adoption of the opinion of the Parliament. This was a positive step. Unfortunately the positive development is contradicted by the systematic utilisation of the provisional application including a commitment of the European Commission vis-à-vis third countries which are not covered by decisions of both branches of the budgetary authority.

THE CONTENTS OF THE PROTOCOL AND ITS FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS

The cost of this protocol is estimated up to a total amount of EUR 10.35 million (€ 6.9 million to be paid in three annual instalments of EUR2.3 million as financial compensation, and EUR3.45 million for accompanying measures, scientific and technical programmes (EUR1.95 million), setting up and developing a satellite tracking system (EUR 0.45 million), training (EUR 0.3 million) and developing the local longlining fleet (EUR 0.75 million)).

The budgetary impact of this Protocol is estimated to be as follows:

(EUR million (current))

1999

2000

2001

TOTAL

Commitments appropriations

5.75

2.3

2.3

10.35

Payment appropriations

1999

4.025

4.025

2000

3.1625

3.1625

2001

3.1625

3.1625

TOTAL

4.025

3.1625

3.1625

10.35

The annual financial compensation of EUR 2.3 million shall be increased proportionally, if the catch by Community vessels in Seychelles´ waters exceeds 46 000 tonnes of tuna. The former protocol for the period of 18 January 1996 to 17 January 1999 (three years), envisaged the payment of a total financial compensation of ECU 6.9m and additional payments of EUR 3.0 million.

AMENDMENTS TO BE TABLED

Your draftsperson proposes to adopt three amendments in line with the strategy supported by the Committee on Budgets during the previous years and reiterated in the working document No 1/1999 on international fisheries agreements (PE 230.342).

As the Commission proposal shows, the amendments linked to the need to avoid any provisional implementation before EP consultation (Amendments 2 and 3) are still relevant, to cover cases where the Commission and the Council seem to insist on provisional implementation of International Fishery agreements without previous EP consultation. In this case it seems necessary to maintain the principle that before negotiations are started, the EP, on the basis of the general assessment report made by the Commission on the previous agreement, gives its opinion on all the relevant aspects, including on the financial and budgetary ones.

Regarding the usual amendment on classification of expenditure, the draftsperson proposes that the Committee on Budgets follows the general strategic principles on this procedure, insisting therefore on the classification of the expenditure related to this protocol as non-compulsory (Amendment 1). The difference of views on this matter between the European Parliament and the Council should be resolved by the current negotiations of the interinstitutional agreement on budgetary discipline.

CONCLUSIONS

The Committee on Budgets

. notes that the adoption of the common declaration establishing the "code of conduct" has improved EP information in the decision-making process of this agreement,

2. protests against the fact that the Council and the Commission have, once again, followed the procedure allowing the adoption of a decision concerning the provisional application of the Protocol, bearing financial and budgetary implications, without consulting the EP beforehand,

3. invites the Commission to start negotiations on the renewal of financial protocols on fisheries long before they are due to expire, and to complete them in due time to allow the appropriate consultation of the EP; requests the Commission not to confirm the EU agreement to a provisional application of any agreement/protocol while negotiating; notes that a first step was already made in this sense, as the Commission has accepted not to make any payment before EP opinion is adopted,

4. asks the responsible Committee on Fisheries to adopt the following three amendments to the draft regulation:

(Amendment 1)
Recital 3(a)(new)

Whereas, in accordance with the Interinstitutional Agreement of 29 October 1993 on budgetary discipline, expenditure relating to this Protocol is also noncompulsory;

(Amendment 2)
Article 2a (1) new

1. In the course of the last year of the Protocol's application, and before the start of negotiations on its possible renewal, the Commission shall submit to the Council and European Parliament a general assessment report.

(Amendment 3)
Article 2a (2) new

2. The Council shall, on the basis of that report and taking account of the European Parliament's opinion thereon, authorise the Commission, where appropriate, to start negotiations with a view to the adoption of a new Protocol.

(1)() COM(1999)39 final


 OPINION

(Rule 147)

for the Committee on Fisheries

on the proposal for a Council Regulation (EC) on the conclusion of the Protocol defining, for the period from 18 January 1999 to 17 January 2002, the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles on fishing off Seychelles (COM(99)0039 - C4-0104/99 - 99/0024(CNS)) (report by Gérard d'Aboville)

Committee on Development and Cooperation

Letter from the chairman of the committee to Mrs Fraga Estévez, chairman of the Committee on Fisheries

Brussels, 18 March 1999

Dear Mrs Fraga Estévez,

At its meeting of 16 March 1999 the Committee on Development and Cooperation considered the above proposal and adopted the following opinion in letter form at its meeting of 17 March 1999.

The Committee on Development and Cooperation, referring to its past reports and opinions on other fisheries agreements concluded with various ACP countries, to Parliament and Joint Assembly resolutions on fisheries agreements and ACP-EU cooperation in this area(1), and also to the Development Council resolution (Luxembourg, 5 June 1997) on the consistency of Community development cooperation policy with other policies, in particular fisheries policy, wishes to emphasise once again the need for a more ambitious development component to be incorporated into the fisheries agreements concluded with the ACP countries, so as to ensure that they are of mutual benefit to the countries concerned and to the EU countries.

The new fisheries protocol with the Seychelles

The new protocol, which is valid for a three-year period, relates exclusively to tuna fishing and does not differ greatly from its predecessor (the 1996-99 protocol). The total financial contribution remains constant, at ECU 6 900 000 for the same reference tonnage, i.e. 46 000 tonnes per year.

The number of licences has been increased by five in the case of freezer tuna seiners and by 17 in the case of surface longliners, for which no maximum length is specified (in the preceding protocol the maximum length allowed was 37 metres).

The protocol also provides ECU 3 450 000 (2 900 000 in the preceding period) to support a variety of measures, the amount being broken down as follows: ECU 1 950 000 for scientific programmes intended to lead to greater knowledge of the way in which fisheries resources evolve in the area (especially highly migratory species), and also for the purchase or maintenance of equipment intended to improve fisheries administration in the Seychelles; ECU 300 000 for study grants and practical training courses; ECU 450 000 (this item did not exist in the previous protocol) for the setting up of a satellite tracking system, and ECU 750 000 (this item did not exist in the previous protocol) for the setting up of a fund to support the development of the local longliner fleet.

The licence fee has gone up to ECU 25 (20 under the previous protocol).

Monitoring of fisheries activities and management of resources

The monitoring system had previously been strengthened under the old protocol and vessels which hold licences are required to fill in fishing forms, even if they do not catch anything, and even if they are not present in Seychelles waters during the period covered by their licence. In addition, each vessel must report its position and its catches within three hours of entering or leaving a fishing area and every three days during its fishing activities. Sanctions may be imposed if the rules are broken or if catches are not correctly declared.

The new protocol includes financial provision for the setting up and development of a system for tracking vessels by satellite, which is a very good way of strengthening monitoring measures, particularly in view of the regional approach required for the management of resources in the case of migratory species such as tuna, in order to avoid the over-fishing of reserves.

It is therefore desirable that the system should be brought into operation as soon as possible and that a monitoring system covering the entire western sector of the Indian Ocean should be introduced.

Local fishing

The protocol includes measures to protect the areas in which small-scale fishing is carried out since the Seychelles Government has adopted fairly strict measures on this subject. This will prevent conflicts with foreign vessels from arising.

As regards semi-industrial fishing the Seychelles has developed a certain capacity in this area through the acquisition of longliners and the protocol includes an item of funding intended to support the development of the local fleet. However, the amount allocated for the purpose (ECU 750 000) is not enough to enable an effective contribution to be made.

The Committee on Development and Cooperation, taking into account the above considerations and drawing attention to the Commission's failure to produce a report analysing the results of the previous fisheries protocol with the Seychelles:

1. Draws attention to the importance of managing resources in accordance with the cautionary principle and accordingly recommends that assessments should be carried out at regional level, something which could be facilitated by means of regional cooperation in the conclusion of agreements;

2. Welcomes the inclusion in the new protocol of funding for the establishment of a system for tracking vessels by satellite and also approves of the European Union's involvement in the development of the local fleet, even though the amount allocated for the purpose is insufficient;

3. Calls on the Commission to consider the possibility of concluding regional fisheries agreements with the countries in the area concerned;

4. Calls on the Commission to draw up assessments of the agreement which take into account considerations of consistency amongst the various initiatives pursued under EU policy;

5. Calls on the Commission to ensure that each and every contractual clause of the agreement is observed by vessels flying Community flags;

6. Calls for Parliament's relevant committee to be informed of the progress of the negotiations so that it can make its views known to the Commission;

Calls on the Committee on Fisheries:

. to take into account this opinion by the Committee on Development and Cooperation when drawing up its report;

. to approve the proposal.

(sgd) Michel Rocard

The following were present for the vote: Lehideux, vice-chairman and acting chairman; Carlotti, Corrie, Cunningham, Günther, Kinnock, Maes, McGowan, Pomes Ruiz and Sauquillo Pérez Del Arco.

(1)() See in particular: Guermeur report (A2-204/86, OJ C 76, 23.2.1987); Crampton report (A4-0149/97); Joint Assembly resolution on fisheries in the context of ACP-EEC cooperation (ACP-EEC 818/A/93, OJ C 14, 17.1.1994); Joint Assembly resolution on ACP-EU cooperation in the fisheries sector beyond the year 2000 (ACP-EU/2187/97, OJ C 96, 30.03.1998).

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