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Access regimes to
Slovenia, the basic fisheries legislation for marine fisheries is the Marine
Fisheries Act of 2006. For fresh water fisheries the basic legislation is
Freshwater Fishery Act of 2006.
national legislation acts related to marine fisheries are:
Regulation on monitoring of catches and sales of fisheries products
Decree on designation of the sea fishing area of the Republic of
Slovenia of 2006;
Decree defining pecuniary penalties for violations of provisions of
Community Regulations applicable in the field governed by the
Maritime Act of 2009;
Rules on amendments and additions to Rules on detailed marking of
fishing gear and to ensure sustainable use of fish of 2010, amending
Rules on detailed marking of fishing gear and to ensure sustainable
use of fish of 2008;
Rules on leisure sea Fishing of 2008;
Rules on contents and manner of keeping of records of the fishermen
- natural persons of 2007;
Rules on trade names for fish of 2005;
Rules on the training programme for the implementation of commercial
fishing, certificate of the exam performed and records of issued
certificates of exams of 2005;
Rules on the contents and evidence of the documents for industrial
fishing of 2004;
Maritime Code of 2001 last amendment in 2011;
Rules on boats and floating objects of 2008;
Rules on collisions avoidance at sea of 2005.
national legislation also entire European legislation on fisheries is in force.
National and European legislation are harmonized.
Commercial fishing permits
fishing within Slovenian waters is subject to a licensing system (Article
8 (4) of
the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
Marine Fisheries Act of 2006 establishes two broad categories of commercial
commercial fishing permits to operate within Slovenian waters; and
commercial fishing permits authorizing commercial fishing activities: (i) in
areas in which or periods during which fishing is otherwise prohibited in
accordance with the provisions of the
Fisheries Act of 2006; or (ii) in
accordance with international treaties to which Slovenia is a party (Article
of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
for a commercial fishing permit is made to the Ministry responsible for marine
fisheries. In order to be eligible, any applicant must fulfil the following
applicant is a natural person:
who wants to acquire status ob fisherman – natural person accordance to the
Fisheries Act of 2006, must not be owner or co-owner of commercial company
or mustn’t be registered as a legal person, mustn't be pension beneficiary and
has to declare in writing, that he/she will practice only commercial fishing;
satisfy professional qualification standards
to conduct commercial fishing operations;
use a fishing vessel meeting required technical standards;
not be prohibited from engaging in commercial fishing activities pursuant to any
legal decision or ruling issued by a court of law or by any other competent
applicant is a legal person:
office must be located in the Republic of Slovenia;
it must be
registered as a fishing company;
employ at least one person satisfying professional qualification standards to
conduct commercial fishing operations;
it must use
fishing vessels meeting required technical standards;
it must not
be prohibited from engaging in commercial fishing activities pursuant to any
legal decision or ruling issued by a court of law or any other competent
authority (Article 11 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
fishing permits are issued by the Minister responsible for marine fisheries (Article
10(1) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006). A separate commercial fishing permit is
issued in respect of each vessel for which such a permit is sought (Article 18
(2) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2002).
Special commercial fishing permits are issued by the Minister responsible for
marine fisheries on the basis of a valid commercial fishing permit or of an
international treaty to which Slovenia is a party. Several commercial fishing
permits may be issued in respect of one fishing vessel (Article 25 of the Marine
Fisheries Act of 2002).
Conditions of use
gear or tools other than those mentioned in the commercial fishing permit must
be carried on board the authorized vessel (Article 19 (4) of the Marine
Fisheries Act of 2006).
No authorized vessel must engage in commercial fishing within Slovenian waters,
unless there is at least one professionally qualified person on board (Article
11 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
fishing permits are issued for an indefinite period of time (Article
12 of the
Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
commercial fishing permit ceases to be valid upon (Article 13
(1) of the Marine Fisheries Act
of the permit holder (natural person);
cessation of any commercial fishing activity;
the cessation of sole proprietor;
the cessation of any commercial fishing activity;
retirement off fisherman - natural person;
change off data which are inscribed in commercial
removal of natural person from the register of
fishermen – natural persons according to Marine Fisheries Act of 2006;
the cessation of registration or intended use of
removal of vessel from Register of European
the cessation of conditions which are obligatory
11 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006) to get commercial fishing permit.
A commercial fishing permit must be taken away
temporarily or permanently by Minister responsible for marine fisheries ex
in case of serious violations of European Community rules, which impose
compulsory measure of temporal or permanent seizure of commercial fishing
when the permit holder for the third consecutive time violates European
Community rules which prescribe temporary seizure of commercial fishing
permit (permit is taken away permanently).
A commercial fishing permit is temporary revoked when the permit holder
files in written pleading to Minister responsible for marine fisheries
(Article 16 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
A special commercial fishing permit ceases to be valid upon expiry of the
period for which it was issued or ceases to be valid upon expiry of
commercial fishing permit. Violation of any condition inscribed in the
special commercial fishing permit results in such a permit to be
automatically revoked (Article 18 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
Sport and recreational fishing licenses
A sports fishing permit is required to engage in
sport fishing within Slovenian waters, whereas a daily or weekly fishing ticket
is required for any person wishing to engage in recreational marine fishing
within those waters. It should be noted, however, that no permit or ticket is
required for engaging in sport and recreational fishing activities from the
shore (Article 26 (7) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006). An underwater sports
fishing permit is required to engage in sport fishing using an underwater gun (Article
28 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
issued a sports fishing permit a person does not have to be a member of a sport
marine fishing organization. However a person wishing to apply for an underwater
sport permit must be a member of a sport fishing organization (Article
28 (1) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
Issuance of a sport fishing permit and of a recreational fishing ticket are
subject to the payment of a fee to be determined by the Minister responsible for
marine fisheries (Article 26 (5) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
Scientific research permits
No person is allowed to conduct scientific
research operations within Slovenian waters without having first obtained a
non-commercial fishing permit issued by the Minister responsible for marine
fisheries (Article 25 (2) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
SLOVENIA as EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER
EU Council Regulations relevant for Adriatic
The EU Council has the general competence for
fishery management regulations, that means European Commission and Member States
have implementation functions.
EU Council regulations are self-executing in Member States. So EU Council
regulations represent the fundamental corpus of rules applied by Italian and
Slovenian fishing fleets.
Member States may take measures for the conservation and management of stocks in
waters under their sovereignty or jurisdiction provided that:
they apply solely to fishing vessels flying the
flag of the Member State concerned and registered in the Community or, in the
case of fishing activities which are not conducted by a fishing vessel, to
persons established in the Member State concerned; and
they are compatible with the objectives set out
in the Common Fishery Policy and no less stringent than existing Community
Concerning sustainable fishery development in
the Adriatic Sea and in other Mediterranean waters, it is necessary to take note
of the following basic regulations:
Council Reg. 3690/1993/EEC;
Council Reg. 1626/1994/EEC;
Council Reg. 2371/2002/EC.
The paragraph concerning access regimes to
fishery resources (commercial fishing licenses, recreational fishing and
scientific permits) explains above all
Council Reg. 3690/1993/EEC and the
Article 17 Reg. 2371/2002/EC.
Council Reg. 1626/1994/EEC and other norms of
Council Reg. 2371/2002/EC shall be
discussed in detail in the following paragraphs.
Commercial fishing licenses
Council Reg. 3690/1993/EEC (Art. 2 and 3) fix
the minimum information to be mentioned in the license: size of vessel in GT,
power of engine in KW, length of vessel, EU registration number, name of the
license holder, fishing zones and gear that can be carried on board and used
from the vessel. Inside or outside European waters, no vessel can be used for
commercial fishing purposes without first having been granted a license by a
Member State as a ‘flag State’.
Council Reg. 2371/2002/EC repeals
Council Reg. 3760/92/EEC and concerns the
conservation and sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources under the newly
adopted Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) whose objective should therefore be to
provide for the sustainable exploitation of living aquatic resources and of
aquaculture in the context of sustainable development, taking account of the
environmental, economic and social aspects in a balanced manner. The scope of
CFP is followed according to the precautionary principle referred to in Article
174 of the European Treaty and bearing in mind the provisions of
Article 117 of
the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, without prejudice to the
primary responsibility of the flag State.
Article 17 of Reg. 2371/2002/EC establishes the following general rules on
access to waters and resources:
Community fishing vessels shall have equal
access to waters and resources in all Community waters other than those referred
to in paragraph 2, subject to the measures adopted under Chapter II.
In the waters up to 12 nautical miles from
baselines under their sovereignty or jurisdiction, Member States shall be
authorised from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2012 to restrict fishing to
fishing vessels that traditionally fish in those waters from ports on the
adjacent coast, without prejudice to the arrangements for Community fishing
vessels flying the flag of other Member States under existing neighbourhood
relations between Member States and the arrangements contained in Annex I,
fixing for each Member State the geographical zones within the coastal bands of
other Member States where fishing activities are pursued and the species
By 31 December 2011 the Commission shall present
to the European Parliament and the Council a report on the arrangements set out
in this paragraph. The Council shall decide before 31 December 2012 on the
provisions which will follow the abovementioned arrangements.
Sport or recreational fishing and scientific
To date the EU Council has not introduced
relevant regulations on this matter. There are some guidelines and general
advice to control sustainability and to collect data, above all for species
managed by international commissions such as ICCAT.
Definition of terms
Inclusion of definitions of key concepts and terms in basic fisheries
legislation is primarily designed to facilitate the good understanding of the
Act and thus avoid any problem of interpretation in implementing the provisions
of this Act. In addition, it enables lawmakers to modify (restrict or broaden)
the meaning of common words for the specific purpose of the Act and implementing
regulations. For instance, the meaning of the word fish is commonly broadened so
as to include not only fish, but also crustaceans, molluscs and other types of
concepts and terms that are examined in this chapter are as follows: breeding of
marine organisms, fishing permit, fishing gear, fisheries reserves and
of marine organisms is defined as “breeding in accordance with the
Marine Fisheries Act of 2006 and
in accordance with rules on nature conservation and it's purpose of placing it
on the market” (Article 4 of the Marine
Fisheries Act of 2006).
permit is defined “as a permit for recreational fishing”.
gear is defined “as a gear for performing commercial fishing and non-commercial
Fisheries reserve is defined “as an area designed for fish protection”.
Fisherman - natural person is defined “as a individual, which has the right to
perform commercial fishing”.
SLOVENIA as EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER
Council Reg. 2371/2002/EC repeals
3760/92/EEC and concerns the conservation and sustainable exploitation of
fisheries resources under the new adopted Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), whose
objective should therefore be to provide for sustainable exploitation of living
aquatic resources and of aquaculture in the context of sustainable development,
taking account of the environmental, economic and social aspects in a balanced
manner. The scope of CFP is followed according to the precautionary principle
referred to in Article 174 of the European Treaty and bearing in mind the
Article 117 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,
without prejudice to the primary responsibility of the flag State.
Article 3 establishes the following definitions:
"Community waters" means the waters under the
sovereignty or jurisdiction of the Member States with the exception of waters
adjacent to the territories mentioned in Annex II to the Treaty;
"living aquatic resources" means available and
accessible living marine aquatic species, including anadromous and catadromous
species during their marine life;
"fishing vessel" means any vessel equipped for
commercial exploitation of living aquatic resources;
"Community fishing vessel" means a fishing
vessel flying the flag of a Member State and registered in the Community;
"sustainable exploitation" means the
exploitation of a stock in such a way that the future exploitation of the stock
will not be prejudiced and that it does not have a negative impact on the marine
"fishing mortality rate" means the catches of a
stock over a given period as a proportion of the average stock available to the
fishery in that period;
"stock" means a living aquatic resource that
occurs in a given management area;
"fishing effort" means the product of the
capacity and the activity of a fishing vessel; for a group of vessels it is the
sum of the fishing effort of all vessels in the group;
"precautionary approach to fisheries management"
means that the absence of adequate scientific information should not be used as
a reason for postponing or failing to take management measures to conserve
target species, associated or dependent species and non-target species and their
"limit reference points" means values of fish
stock population parameters (such as biomass or fishing mortality rate), which
should be avoided because they are associated with unknown population dynamics,
stock collapse or impaired recruitment;
"conservation reference points" means values of
fish stock population parameters (such as biomass or fishing mortality rate)
used in fisheries management, for example with respect to an acceptable level of
biological risk or a desired level of yield;
"safe biological limits" means indicators of the
state of a stock or of its exploitation inside which there is a low risk of
transgressing certain limit reference points;
"catch limit" means a quantitative limit on
landings of a stock or group of stocks over a given period unless otherwise
provided for in Community law;
"fishing capacity" means a vessel's tonnage in
GT and its power in kW, as defined in
Articles 4 and 5 of Council Regulation (EEC)
No 2930/86(9). For certain types of fishing activity, capacity may be defined by
the Council using for example the amount and/or the size of a vessel's fishing
"exit from the fleet" means the removal of a
fishing vessel from the fishing fleet register of a Member State, provided that
Article 15(1) is complied with;
"entry into the fleet" means the registration in
the fishing fleet register of a Member State of a fishing vessel;
"fishing opportunity" means a quantified legal
entitlement to fish, expressed in terms of catches and/or fishing effort;
"Community fishing opportunity" means the
fishing opportunities available to the Community in Community waters, plus the
total Community fishing opportunities outside Community waters, less the
Community fishing opportunities allocated to third countries.
Conservation and management measures
EU Council regulations are self-executing for all European Member States.
That means Council Reg. (EC) No. 1967/2006 concerning management measures for
the sustainable exploitation of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea,
amending Regulation (EEC) No 2847/93 and repealing
Council Reg. EC No. 1626/94
has direct application in Italy and Slovenia. These two Member States can only
introduce more restrictive norms in order to improve marine resources protection
without impacting on other community fishery fleets.
Government of the Republic of Slovenia has the legal obligation to devise and
adopt a fishing development plan.
Such program must include the following particulars:
the state of the fishery resources;
the strategy to achieve optimum exploitation of fishery resources throughout
the goals to be achieved;
the structural and other measures for the realization of these goals; and
a financial plan for the implementation of the fishing development program (Article
9 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
In 2007 Republic of Slovenia prepared management plan (FMP). On fist management
plan STECF replied and since then Slovenia submitted 3 versions of management
plan, last version in 2011. The management plan for fisheries in waters within
the jurisdiction of the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter FMP – Fisheries
Management Plan) relates exclusively to commercial marine fishing in Slovenia’s
territorial seas and has no effect on the fishing vessels of other Member States.
The FMP has been compiled in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No
1967/2006 of 21 December 2006 concerning management measures for the sustainable
exploitation of fishery resources in the Mediterranean Sea, amending Regulation
(EEC) No 2847/93 and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1626/94, Article 19 of which
requires Member States to adopt management plans for certain fisheries in
territorial waters; the FMP also takes into account Article 9 of the Marine
Fisheries Act (OGRS, 115/2006). In accordance with the first paragraph of
Article 19 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006, the FMP addresses the
following types of fishing gear: trawl nets, boat seines, shore seines,
surrounding nets and dredges.
is divided into three sections. The first section is intended to provide a
general overview of marine fisheries, and is supplemented with an analysis of
the socio-economic situation of Slovenian fisheries. The second section analyses
in detail the data for those segments of fisheries that must be included in the
FMP pursuant to the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006, as well
as those that employ passive fishing gear, in accordance with the second
paragraph of Article 19 of Council Regulation (EC) No 1967/2006. In the section
covering an analysis of fishing using purse seines (PS), Slovenia resubmits the
request for the derogation regarding the size of the surrounding nets contained
in previous proposed FMPs. The third and final section, which follows the
conclusions, contains the management plans, which are drafted in such a way that
they: (1) incorporate a cautious approach to fisheries management; (2) cover a
period of several years and set out the anticipated timeframes for achieving the
set objectives; (3) direct the set objectives towards the sustainable
exploitation of stocks and keep the impact of fishing activities on the marine
ecosystem at a sustainable level.
a) Fishing effort
In order to ensure the sustainable exploitation of the fishery resources within
Slovenian waters, the number of commercial fishing permits must be commensurate
to fishing possibilities. If such number exceeds estimated fishing possibilities,
the Minister responsible for marine fisheries must stop issuing any new
commercial fishing permits, except when the new vessel is intended to replace an
authorized vessel (Article 10 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
b) Fishing gear
In Slovenian internal and territorial waters, it is strictly prohibited to:
use St Andrew’s crosses or similar equipment for
use or carry on board fishing vessels any toxic
or corrosive substances, electric shock generators or explosive substances;
use pneumatic hammers for gathering fishery
use any type of dredges;
use surrounding nets and seine nets from a
fishing vessel in a way that enables fishing from the shore; and
use any type of device enabling underwater
performing commercial fishing activities must carry on board evidence on
from witch sport or recreational fishing activities are preformed must not
hinder fishing vessels performing commercial fishing activities.
performance of commercial fishing activities, only fishing gears used for
fishing activities and gears listed in commercial fishing permit or special
commercial fishing permit can be on board of the fishing unit.
dredges in Slovenian internal and territorial waters may be permitted by the
Minister responsible for marine fisheries for scientific research or educational
25 (6) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
c) Protection of juvenile fish
According to Reg. EC No. 1967/2006, excessive catches of undersized individuals should be avoided. Intentional catching of juvenile fish is strictly prohibited throughout Slovenian waters.
d) Fisheries reserves
Two fisheries reserves have been created in Slovenian waters for the
protection of fishery resources and aquaculture namely, the Portorož fisheries
reserve and the Strunjan fisheries reserve (Article
32 (1) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
fisheries reserves, commercial fishing activities is prohibited. However, in the
event of the appearance of winter schools of fish, the Minister responsible for
marine fisheries may permit commercial fishing therein. The period, methods of
fishing and other conditions for carrying out such commercial fishing operations
must be specified in the special commercial fishing permit issued by the
Minister responsible for marine fisheries (Article
17 (2) and (4) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
No non-commercial fishing activities other than sport and recreational fishing
from the shore are allowed in fisheries reserves (Article
32 (4) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
No vessel other than those in respect of which a special commercial fishing
permit has been issued are authorized to navigate through fisheries reserves (Article
32 (3) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
e) Prohibited fishing areas
In order to protect fishery resources from excessive exploitation, the
Minister responsible for marine fisheries may, in a specified area or for
specific sorts of fishe, temporarily prohibit practicing commercial fishing, if
European Community determines inconsisten of fishing with fishing opportunities,
which assure sustainable us of fish (Article
15 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
Recreational and sport fishing
Article 26 (9) of the Marine Fisheries Act of
2006 empowers the Minister responsible for marine fisheries to prescribe, inter alia, the fishing gear and methods that may be used in sport and recreational
fishing as well as the daily bag limits applicable to such activities.
Article 28 (4) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006 also empowers the
Minister responsible for marine fisheries to prescribe, inter alia, the fishing
gear and methods that may be used for sport fishing using an underwater gun as
well as the daily bag limits applicable to such activities.
Sport fishing using an underwater gun is prohibited from sunset to sunrise (Article
29 (1) of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
vessels involved in commercial fishing activities must be registered in fleet
vessels register (Article
20 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2006) and every legal or individual person
who is involved in commercial fishing activities must obtain fishing permit.
Slovenia is keeping a permanent record of issued fishing permits (Article
11 of Marine Fisheries Act of 2006).
tasks of monitoring, control and surveillance are according to the Marine
Fisheries Act performed by Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia for
Agriculture, Forestry and Food.
tasks of inspectors are defined in
Article 44 of the marine Fisheries Act of 2006. More stringent requirements
regarding the monitoring and reporting of catches are prescribed in the Republic
of Slovenia than those in Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009. The masters of
all fishing vessels, also vessels shorter than 10 meters, under the Slovenian
flag, have to fill in the fishing logbook and landing declaration. Before
landing, the masters of fishing vessels have to record all the species and
quantities of the fisheries products caught in the fishing logbook. Immediately
after landing, the masters also have to fill in the landing declaration, in
which all actually landed quantities have to be recorded for all the species and
quantities of the fisheries products caught. Slovenian equipped all vessels
above 15 meters with vessel monitoring system and also 4 vessels under 15 meters.
Slovenia’s intention is to equip all vessels using trawls with VMS in 2013.
Slovenia is in process of implementing electronic log books system in accordance
with the Council Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009.
SLOVENIA as EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER
a) Fishing fleet registers
Council Reg. (EC) 2371/2002 establishes that each Member State shall keep a register of the
Community fishing vessels flying its flag which shall include the minimum
information on vessel characteristics and activity that is necessary for the
management of measures established at Community level.
Reg. EC 2371/2002 dictates that the European Commission shall set up a
Community fishing fleet register containing the information that it receives
from each Member State and shall make it available to other Member States.
It is opportune to note that the provisions for fleet registers are not a new
introduction but originate from previous EC regulations.
b) Monitoring and data collection
Where monitoring, control and surveillance are concerned,
Reg. EC 2371/2002
a fishing vessel shall have installed on board
fully-working system which allows the detection and identification of the vessel
by remote monitoring systems. This requirement applies to vessels exceeding 18
metres overall length as from 1 January 2004 and to vessels exceeding 15 metres
overall length as from 1 January 2005;
the master shall without undue delay record and
report information on fishing activities, including landings and transhipments.
Copies of the records shall be made available to the authorities. (The Council
shall decide on the obligation to transmit such records electronically. In order
to assess the technology to be used, Member States, in cooperation with the
Commission, shall carry out pilot projects);
the master shall accept inspectors on board and
cooperate with them; and where an observer scheme applies, the master shall also
accept observers on board and cooperate with them;
the master shall respect conditions and
restrictions relating to landings, transhipments, joint fishing operations,
fishing gear, nets and the marking and identification of vessels.
EC Reg. 2371/2002 also establishes that the
marketing of fisheries products shall be subject to the following requirements:
fisheries products shall only be sold from a
fishing vessel to registered buyers or at registered auctions;
the buyer of fisheries products from a fishing
vessel at first sale shall be registered with the authorities;
the buyer of fisheries products at first sale
shall submit invoices or sales notes to the authorities, unless the sale takes
place at a registered auction which is itself obliged to submit invoices or
sales notes to the authorities;
all fisheries products landed in or imported
into the Community for which neither invoices nor sales notes have been
submitted to the authorities and which are transported to a place other than
that of landing or import shall be accompanied by a document drawn up by the
transporter until the first sale has taken place;
the persons responsible for premises or
transport vehicles shall accept inspectors and cooperate with them;
where a minimum size has been fixed for a given
species, operators responsible for selling, stocking or transporting must be
able to prove the geographical origin of the products.
Only a buyer acquiring products that are not
thereafter placed on the market but used exclusively for private consumption
shall be exempt from the requirements described.
Therefore the responsibilities of Member States is to ensure effective control,
inspection and enforcement of the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy in their
territory or in the waters subject to their sovereignty or jurisdiction. To
achieve this Member States should set up the necessary administrative and
Member States are also required to adopt the measures, allocate the financial
and human resources and set up the administrative and technical infrastructure
necessary to ensure effective control, inspection and enforcement of the
Regulations, including satellite based monitoring systems.
It is important to note that in April 2004, the European Commission presented
the proposal to create a Community Agency for Fishery Control to Member States.
The idea consists in the organization of the Member States’ resources and
structure as well as guaranteeing the effectiveness of a common surveillance
 It was enacted on 27 October 2006 and published in the Official Journal on 10 November 2006.
 It was enacted on 30 May 2006 and published in the Official Journal on 13 June 2006.
 See the
definition of the term fishery resources in
Article 4 of the
Marine Fisheries Act of 2002.
 Here is
reproduced the terminology used in the English translation
provided to the consultant. However, it seems that this
provision aims at integrating EU regulations within Slovenian
fisheries law. Therefore, “blossoming aquatic vegetation” is
likely to refer to Posidonian beds and other phanerogams as
provided for in
Article 3.3 of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1626/94 of 27 June
 Note that the
term third country refers to “any non-EU member state” (Article
4 of the Marine Fisheries Act of 2002). As a result, the
notification procedure for landing catch in Slovenia by a
foreign fishing vessel will cease to apply to EU vessels the day
the Republic of Slovenia will have become a full member of the
European Union (Article 104 of the Marine Fisheries Act of