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13.10.

2010 EN Official Journal of the European Union C 276/3

NOTICES FROM MEMBER STATES

Information communicated by Member States regarding State aid granted under Commission
Regulation (EC) No 736/2008 on the application of Articles 87 and 88 of the Treaty to State aid
to small and medium-sized enterprises active in the production, processing and marketing of
fisheries products
(Text with EEA relevance)

(2010/C 276/03)

Aid No: XF 6/10 Annex II(b) to Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006 provides that
the aid intensity for Article 37 operations (collective actions)
can be up to 100 % if certain criteria are met. In this case, in
Member State: Finland both projects, the beneficiaries are non-profit-making organ-
isations which are acting in the public interest (to improve
Region/authority granting the aid: the quality of water and the state of fish stocks in the two
lakes).
1. Varsinais-Suomen elinkeino- liikenne- ja ympäristökeskus
Date of entry into force: Not before 1 March 2010
2. Pohjois-Karjalan elinkeino- liikenne- ja ympäristökeskus
Duration of the scheme or individual aid award (not later
than 30 June 2014), indicate:
Title of aid scheme or name of company receiving an ad
hoc aid:
— the expected date of the last instalment to be paid:
1. Pyhäjärvi-Instituutti
1. 31 May 2011
2. Niemisen ja Sintsin seudun kyläyhdistys ry
2. Not later than 31 May 2013
Legal basis:
Objective of aid: Measures to manage fish stocks: selective
fishing in the lakes 1) Säkylän Pyhäjärvi and 2) Onkamojärvi
Laki valtion talousarviosta (423/1988); the aid is granted by the in order to improve the conditions of the fishing sector, the
Parliament to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry based on quality of water and the state of fish stocks.
the budget allocated to the relevant objective in the State budget
for 2010.
Indicate which of Articles 8 to 24 is used: Article 17 —
Collective actions
Tuen myöntämisessä, valvonnassa ja takaisinperinnässä
noudatetaan valtionavustuslakia (688/2001).
Activity concerned: The intensive fishing of low value fish will
mean that fish stocks in the large lakes affected by eutrophi­
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or amount
cation will be reduced. These measures to manage fish stocks
of ad hoc aid granted:
will change the structure of the lake fishing, will reduce the
quantities of nutrients transmitted by fish and will therefore
1. EUR 75 000 improve the quality of the water. Consequently, the possibilities
for fish with a higher economic value to survive will increase,
which will have a positive effect on the return of commercial
2. EUR 75 000, i.e. EUR 150 000 in total. and recreational fishing. Selective fishing aimed at managing
fish stocks is carried out by professional local fishermen.
Maximum aid intensity:
Name and address of the granting authority:
1. The total costs amount to EUR 140 000 and the self-
financing amounts to EUR 65 000, i.e. 46 %. The aid 1. Varsinais-Suomen elinkeino-, liikenne- ja ympäristökeskus
intensity is therefore 54 %.

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2. The total costs amount to EUR 83 400 and the self-
financing amounts to EUR 8 400, i.e. 10 %. The aid
intensity is therefore 90 %. 20101 Turku
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2. Pohjois-Karjalan elinkeino-, liikenne- ja ympäristökeskus Duration of the scheme or individual aid award (not later
than 30 June 2014), indicate:
PL 8
— in the case of a scheme: the date until which aid may be
80101 Joensuu
granted,
Web address where the full text of the scheme or the
criteria and conditions under which ad hoc aid is granted — in the case of ad hoc aid: the last quarter of the budgeted
outside of an aid scheme can be found: — annual payment.

Motivation: It was decided at national level that, in Finland's


operational programme approved by Commission Decision Objective of aid: Carry out animal health measures in fish
C(2007) 3537 of 20 November 2007, the financial support farms
of the European Fisheries Fund could not be used for
selective fishing projects aimed at managing stocks. Projects of
this type can therefore only be financed at national level, Indicate which of Article(s) 8 to 24 is used: Article 14 of
provided that the Finnish government allocates them a Commission Regulation (EC) No 736/2008 of 22 July 2008.
specific budget. Aid for animal health measures

Activity concerned: Fish farms


Aid No: XF 9/10

Member State: Spain Name and address of the granting authority:

Region/Authority granting the aid: Comunitat Valenciana


Conselleria de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación
C/ Amadeo de Saboya, 2
Title of aid scheme/name of company receiving an ad hoc
46410 Valencia
aid: XF 9/10 — Ayuda por la que se adjudican a AGROALIMED
ESPAÑA
determinadas tareas en explotaciones de piscicultura

Legal basis: Resolución de 5 de marzo de 2010, de la Web address where the full text of the scheme or the
Conselleria de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación, por la que criteria and conditions under which ad hoc aid is granted
se adjudican a AGROALIMED determinadas tareas en explota­ outside of an aid scheme can be found:
ciones de piscicultura
http://www.agricultura.gva.es/especiales/ayudas_agrarias/pdf/
agroalimed%20piscicultura%202010.pdf
Annual expenditure planned under the scheme or amount
of ad hoc aid granted: EUR 21 700
Motivation: In view of the particularities of fish-farming
Maximum aid intensity: 100 % operations, they are advised to put in place a series of
preventive measures in the interests of Animal Health and
Date of entry into force: As of publication Public Health.