Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Government of the People's Republic of Angola on fishing off Angola - Protocol establishing the fishing rights and financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Government of the People's Republic of Angola on fishing off Angola

In force from 03/05/1987 .

Prom. L OJ. 268/19 Sep 1987

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AMENDED BY:

Relation 21987A0919(01) Provisional application from 03/05/1987

Adopted by 31987D0474 DP17/9/87

Adopted by 31987R3620

Repealed by 21989A0816(04) Repeal Annex from 03/05/1989

Amended by 21989A0816(04) Replacement Annex from 03/05/1989

Repealed by 21990A1231(08) Repeal Annex from 03/05/1990

Amended by 21990A1231(08) Replacement Annex from 03/05/1990

Repealed by 21993A0316(02) Repeal Annex from 03/05/1992

Amended by 21993A0316(02) Replacement Annex from 03/05/1992

Repealed by 21994A1216(01) Repeal Annex from 03/05/1992

Amended by 21994A1216(01) Replacement Annex from 03/05/1992

Repealed by 21997A0217(01) Repeal Annex from 03/05/1996

Amended by 21997A0217(01) Replacement Annex from 03/05/1996

Repealed by 22000A0121(01) Repeal Annex from 03/05/1999

Amended by 22000A0121(01) Replacement Annex from 03/05/1999

Repealed by 22001A0308(01) Repeal Annex from 03/05/2000

Amended by 22001A0308(01) Replacement Annex from 03/05/2000

Validity extended by 22002A1121(01) till 02/08/2002


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AGREEMENT

between the European Economic Community and the Government of the People's Republic of Angola on fishing off Angola

THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY,

hereinafter referred to as 'the Community', and

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF ANGOLA,

hereinafter referred to as 'Angola',

CONSIDERING the good cooperation relations which exist between the Community and Angola and the spirit of cooperation resulting from the LomГ© Convention;

CONSIDERING the determination of Angola to promote the rational exploitation of its fishery resources;

CONSIDERING THAT, in particular in respect of sea fishing, Angola exercises its sovereignty or jurisdiction over a zone extending up to 200 nautical miles from its coast;

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT the signature by both Parties of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea;

AFFIRMING that the exercise by coastal States of their sovereign rights in the waters within their jurisdiction for the purpose of exploring, exploiting, conserving and managing the living resources thereof must be in accordance with the principles of international law;

DESIROUS of establishing their relations in a spirit of mutual trust and reciprocal advantage,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:



Article 1

The purpose of this Agreement is to establish the principles and rules intended in future to govern all aspects of relations in the sphere of fisheries between the Community and Angola, including the fishing activities of vessels flying the flags of Member States of the Community, hereinafter referred to as 'Community vessels', in the waters over which Angola has sovereignty or jurisdiction in respect of fisheries, hereinafter referred to as 'Angola's fishing zone', in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other rules of international law.



Article 2

1. In accordance with the conditions laid down in this Agreement, Angola shall permit fishing by Community vessels in Angola's fishing zone.

2. The fishing activities subject to this Agreement shall be carried out in conformity with Angola's laws and regulations concerning fisheries.



Article 3

1. The Community undertakes to take all appropriate steps to ensure that its vessels observe the provisions of this Agreement and Angola's laws and regulations relating to fishing in Angola's fishing zone consistent with the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other rules of international law.

2. Angola shall notify the Community of any changes it proposes to make to the said laws and regulations.

3. The measures taken by Angolan authorities to regulate fisheries for the purpose of conservation shall be based on objective and scientific criteria and shall apply equally to Community and other third country vessels within prejudice to special agreements concluded between developing States within the same geographical area, in particular reciprocal fishing agreements.



Article 4

1. With the exception of tuna vessels, for which the procedure is defined in the Annex, fishing activities by Community vessels in Angola's fishing zone shall be subject to possession of a fishing licence issued at the Community's request by the authorities of Angola, following inspection of the vessels by the competent Angolan authorities. 2. The issue of a licence shall be subject to payment of the licence fees by the shipowner concerned.

3. The procedure for applying for licences, the amount of the fee and the methods of payment shall be as defined in the Annex.



Article 5

The Parties undertake to consult each other, either directly or within international organizations, in order to ensure the management and conservation of the living resources in the Atlantic Ocean. The Parties shall make every effort to establish collaboration between fisheries research institutes in Angola and in the Member States of the Community in respect of research programmes and the exchange of information.



Article 6

The vessels authorized to fish in Angola's fishing zone in the framework of this Agreement shall communicate to the competent authorities in Angola statements of catch in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Annex.



Article 7

In return for the fishing opportunities granted under Article 2, the Community shall pay financial compensation to Angola, in accordance with the conditions and arrangements stipulated in the Protocol annexed to this Agreement, without prejudice to the financing received by Angola under the LomГ© Convention.



Article 8

The Parties agree to enter into consultations in the event of a dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement.



Article 9

A joint committee shall be set up to ensure that this Agreement is correctly applied.

The said committee shall meet yearly or at the request of either Contracting Party, alternately in Angola and in the Community.



Article 10

Should the authorities of Angola decide, as a result of developments in the state of stocks, to take conservation measures which affect the activities of Community vessels, consultations shall be held between the Parties in order to adapt the Annex and the Protocol to this Agreement, account being taken of the financial compensation already paid by the Community.



Article 11

Nothing in this Agreement shall affect or prejudice in any manner the view of either Party with respect to any matter relating to the Law of the Sea.



Article 12

This Agreement shall apply, on the one hand, to the territory of the People's Republic of Angola and, on the other hand, to the territories in which the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community is applied and under the conditions laid down in that Treaty.



Article 13

The Annex and the Protocol shall form an integral part of this Agreement and a reference to this Agreement shall also constitute a reference to the Annex and Protocol.



Article 14

This Agreement shall be concluded for an initial period of three years from the date of its entry into force. Unless one of the Parties ends it by giving notice to that effect six months before the date of expiry of the three-year period, it shall remain in force for further periods of two years unless denounced by notice given at least three months before the date of expiry of each such two-year period.

At the end of the three-year period, and thereafter at the end of each two-year period, the Contracting Parties shall enter into negotiations to determine by common agreement what amendments or additions to the Annex or Protocol are required. The Contracting Parties shall also enter into negotiations when one of them gives notice denouncing the Agreement.



Article 15

This Agreement, drawn up in duplicate in the Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish languages, each of these texts being equally authentic, shall enter into force on the date of its signature.



ANNEX

CONDITIONS FOR THE PURSUIT OF FISHING ACTIVITIES IN ANGOLA'S FISHING ZONE BY COMMUNITY VESSELS

A. LICENCE APPLICATION AND ISSUING FORMALITIES

The procedure for applications for, and issue of, the licences enabling Comunity vessels to fish in Angola's fishing zone shall be as follows:

(a) The Commission of the European Communities shall present to Angola's fishing authority, via the representative of the Commission of the European Communities in Angola, an application made by the shipowner for each vessel that wishes to fish under this Agreement, at least 15 days before the date of commencement of the period of validity requested. The applications shall be made on the forms provided for that purpose by Angola, specimens of which are annexed hereto in Appendix 1 and 2. Each licence application shall be accompanied by documentary proof of payment.

(b) Each licence shall be issued to the shipowner for one designated vessel. At the request of the Commission of the European Communities the licence for a vessel shall, in cases of proven force majeure, be replaced by a licence for another Community vessel.

(c) The licences shall be issued by the authorities of Angola to the captain of the vessel in the port of Luanda after inspection of the vessel by the competent authority. However, in the case of tuna vessels, the licence shall be issued to the shipowners, or their representatives or agents. The representative of the Commission of the European Communities in Angola shall be notified of the licences issued by Angola's fishing authority.

(d) The licence document must be held on board at all times.

(e) The licences shall be valid for periods of one year.

(f) Each vessel shall be represented by an agent who has been approved by the Ministry for Fisheries.

(g) The authorities of Angola shall communicate, before the date of entry into force of the Agreement, the arrangements for payment of the licence fees, and in particular the details of the bank accounts and the currencies to be used.

B. LICENCE FEES

I. Provisions applicable to shrimp trawlers

The fees for annual licences shall be set as follows: 225 ECU/GRT per year for shrimp fishing.

II. Provisions applicable to tuna vessels

The fees shall be set at 20 ECU per tonne caught within Angola's fishing zone.

Licences for tuna vessels shall be issued following advance payment to Angola of a lump sum of 4 000 ECU a year for each ocean-going tuna freezer, equivalent to the fees for 200 tonnes of tuna caught within Angola's fishing zone per year.

A provisional statement of the fees due for the fishing year shall be drawn up by the Commission of the European Communities at the end of each calendar year on the basis of catch statements made by the shipowners and forwarded simultaneously to the Angolan authorities and the Commission of the European Communities. The corresponding amount shall be paid by the shipowners to Angola no later than 31 March of the following year.

The final statement of the fees due shall be drawn up by the Commission following verification of the volume of each catch by a specialized scientific body in the region. The final statement shall be communicated to the Angolan authorities and notified to the vessel owners, who shall have 30 days to meet their financial obligations.

However, if the amount of the final statement is lower than the abovementioned advance, the balance shall not be reimbursable.

C. BY-CATCH

All by-catches of the shrimp fishing shall be the property of the authorities of Angola and shall be landed in a frozen state. D. TRANSHIPMENTS

All transhipments shall be notified to the relevant Angolan fishing authorities eight days in advance to enable those authorities to monitor the operations.

Transhipments shall take place in one of the bays of Luanda/Lobito or Namibe in the presence of the Angolan fiscal authorities.

A copy of the documentation relating to transhipments shall be forwarded to the Angolan fishing authorities 15 days before the end of each month for the preceding month.

E. STATEMENT OF CATCH

1. Shrimp trawlers

(a) All shrimp trawlers authorized to fish under the Agreement in Angola's fishing zone must forward to the Ministry for Fisheries at the end of each fishing year a daily catch report drawn up by the captain in accordance with the specimen annexed hereto in Appendix 3.

Furthermore, each vessel shall present a monthly report to the Ministry for Fisheries listing the quantities caught during the month and the quantities on board on the last day of the month. This report shall be presented no later than the last day of the month following the month concerned. Should this provision not be adhered to, Angola reserves the right to suspend the licence of the offending vessel until the necessary formalities have been complied with.

(b) Each shrimp trawler fishing in Angola's fishing zone under the Agreement must inform the radio station of the Department of Inspection and Monitoring of the Ministry for Fisheries on a daily basis of its geographical position. Shipowners shall be notified of the call sign at the time of issue of the fishing licence.

Before leaving Angola's fishing zone, shrimp trawlers must obtain authorization from the Ministry for Fisheries and have the fish on board checked.

2. Tuna vessels

Every three days during the fishing period in Angola's fishing zone, vessels shall communicate to the radio station of the Department of Inspection and Monitoring of the Ministry for Fisheries their position and their catch. On entering and leaving Angola's fishing zone, vessels shall communicate to the radio station of the Department of Inspection and Monitoring of the Ministry for Fisheries their position and the volume of the catches on board.

In addition, the captain shall complete a fishing log book, in accordance with Appendix 4, for each fishing period spent in Angola's fishing zone.

This form must be completed legibly and be signed by the captain of the vessel and sent to the Ministry for Fisheries via the Delegation of the Commission of the European Communities in Luanda as soon as possible after each fishing period spent in Angola's fishing zone.

F. FISHING ZONES

(a) The fishing zones accessible to shrimp vessels shall comprise all waters under the sovereignty or the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of Angola north of 12В°20 and beyond the first 12 nautical miles measured from the base lines.

(b) The fishing zones accessible to tuna vessels shall comprise all waters under the sovereignty or the jurisdiction of the People's Republic of Angola beyond the first 12 nautical miles measured from the base lines.

G. SIGNING ON OF SEAMEN

Owners of shrimp trawlers to whom fishing licences have been issued under the Agreement shall contribute to the on-the-job vocational training of two Angolan nationals on board each shrimp trawler.

The seamen's wages, set in accordance with Angolan scales, and other forms of remuneration shall be borne by the shipowners.

H. INSPECTION AND MONITORING OF FISHING ACTIVITIES

Any Community vessel fishing in Angola's fishing zone shall allow on board any Angolan officials responsible for inspection and supervision and/or research, and shall assist the said officials in the accomplishment of their duties. I. PROVISION OF FUEL, DOCKING FACILITIES AND OTHER SERVICES

All vessels, except tuna vessels, operating in Angola's fishing zone under the Agreement must obtain their fuel and water supplies and have shipyard repairs and maintenance carried out in Angola wherever possible, provided that Angola has the capacity to offer these services.

Subject to these same conditions, the transport of crews shall be carried out as far as possible by the Angolan national airline.


Appendix 1 APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE TO FISH FOR SHRIMP IN THE WATERS OF ANGOLA

PART A

1. Name of owner:

2. Nationality of owner:

3. Business address of owner:

4. Chemical additives which may be used (brand name and composition):

PART B

To be completed for each vessel

1. Period of validity:

2. Name of vessel:

3. Year of construction:

4. Original flag country:

5. Currently flying the flag of:

6. Date of acquisition of current flag:

7. Year of acquisition:

8. Port and registration number:

9. Fishing method:

10. Gross registered tonnage:

11. Radio call sign:

12. Overall length (m):

13. Bow (m):

14. Depth (m):

15. Construction material of the hull:

16. Engine power (bhp):

17. Speed (knots):

18. Capacity of refrigeration chamber:

19. Capacity of fuel tanks (m3):

20. Capacity of fish holds (m3):

21. Colour of the hull:

22. Colour of the superstructure: 23. Communication equipment on board:

1.2.3.4.5,6 // // // // // // Type // Brand // Power (Watts) // Year of construction // Frequencies // 1.2.3.4.5.6 // // // // // Reception // Transmission // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

24. Navigation and detection equipment installed

1.2.3.4 // // // // // Type // Brand // Model // Range // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

25. Name of captain:

26. Nationality of captain:

To be annexed:

- three colour photographs of the vessel (side view),

- diagram and detailed description of fishing gear used,

- document giving proof of authority for the owner's representative to sign this application.

1.2 // // // (Date of application) // (Signature of owner's representative)


Appendix 2 APPLICATION FOR A LICENCE TO FISH FOR TUNA IN THE WATERS OF ANGOLA

PART A

1. Name of owner:

2. Nationality of owner:

3. Business address of owner:

PART B

To be completed for each vessel

1. Period of validity:

2. Name of vessel:

3. Year of construction:

4. Original flag country:

5. Currently flying the flag of:

6. Date of acquisition of current flag:

7. Year of acquisition:

8. Port and registration number:

9. Fishing method:

10. Gross registered tonnage:

11. Radio call sign:

12. Overall length (m):

13. Bow (m):

14. Depth (m):

15. Construction material of the hull:

16. Engine power (bhp):

17. Speed (knots):

18. Cabin capacity:

19. Capacity of fuel tanks (m3):

20. Capacity of fish holds (m3):

21. Freezing capacity (tonnes/24 hours) and freezing system used:

22. Colour of the hull:

23. Colour of the superstructure: 24. Communication equipment on board:

1.2.3.4.5.6,7 // // // // // // // Type // Brand // Model // Power (Watts) // Year of construction // Frequencies // 1.2.3.4.5.6.7 // // // // // // Reception // Transmission // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

25. Navigation and detection equipment installed

1.2.3 // // // // Type // Brand // Model // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // //

26. Auxiliary vessels used (for each vessel):

26.1. Gross registered tonnage:

26.2. Overall length (m):

26.3. Bow (m):

26.4. Depth (m):

26.5. Construction material of the hull:

26.6. Engine power (bhp):

26.7. Speed (knots):

27. Auxiliary aerial fish detection equipment (even if not based on board):

28. Home port:

29. Name of captain:

30. Nationality of captain:

To be annexed:

- three colour photographs of the vessel (side view) and of auxiliary fishing vessels and of auxiliary aerial equipment for fish detection,

- diagram and detailed description of fishing gear used,

- document giving proof of authority for the owner's representative to sign this application.

1.2 // // // (Date of application) // (Signature of owner's representative)


Appendix 3

1.2.3.4 // MINISTRY FOR FISHERIES // STATISTICS ON CATCH AND ACTIVITY // Month: // Year: // Name of vessel: Nationality (flag): // Engine rating: Gross registered tonnage: // Fishing method: Port of landing: // 1.2,3.4.5.6,13 // // // // // // // Fishing zone // // // Species (kg) // // // // 1.2.3.4.5.6,9.10.11,12.13 // Date // Longitude // Latitude // Number of hauls // Number of fishing hours // Shrimps // Total // Fish // Total // // // // 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.9.10.11.12.13 // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 1/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 2/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 3/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 4/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 5/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 6/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 7/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 8/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 9/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 10/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 11/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 12/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 13/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 14/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 15/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 16/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 17/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 18/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 19/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 20/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 21/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 22/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 23/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 24/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 25/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 26/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 27/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 28/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 29/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 30/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // 31/ // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // // TOTAL:


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