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14.6.

2003 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 140/9

Notice on the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters concerning the provisional
application of changes to the Protocol establishing the fishing opportunities and compensation
provided for in the Agreement between the European Economic Community and the Government
of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on fishing off the coast of Guinea-Bissau for the period from 16
June 2001 to 15 June 2006, and on the Council Decision of 26 February 2001 setting the terms for
financial support to Guinea-Bissau in the fisheries sector (1)

(2003/C 140/05)

The Commission hereby states that as part of the Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters, signed
in Bissau on 20 May 2003, on the fishing possibilities granted under Article 4 of the Agreement between
the European Economic Community and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau (2), the two contracting parties
agree to allow exchanges of fishing rights between freezer shrimp trawlers and freezer fin-fish and
cephalopod trawlers in the period 16 June 2003 to 15 June 2004, this flexibility being needed to
ensure that the Protocol on fisheries is more efficiently used.

(1) OJ L 66, 8.3.2001.


(2) OJ L 226, 29.8.1980.

Notice as provided for in Article 7(8) of Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001 relating to the estab-
lishment of administrative cooperation between Israel and the European Community
(Published under Article 7(8) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1148/2001 (OJ L 156, 13.6.2001, p. 9))

(2003/C 140/06)

The Commission hereby states that Israel has sent all the relevant information on checking operations (the
forms used for certificates of conformity, stamp imprints, the names and signatures of the authorised
inspectors) under the administrative cooperation provided for in Article 7(8) of Commission Regulation
(EC) No 1148/2001, as last amended by Regulation (EC) No 408/2003, and established between Israel and
the European Community. The Commission forwarded this information to the Member States' coor-
dination authorities on 28 April 2003.

Commission Regulation (EC) No 606/2003 shall apply therefore from the date on which this Notice is
published in the Official Journal of the European Union.