Legislative instrument details: Shellfish Directive (consolidated)

Legal name Council Directive 79/923/EEC of 30 October 1979 on the quality required of shellfish waters as amended by Council Directive 91/692/EEC (further amended by Council Regulation 1882/2003/EC).
Short name Shellfish Directive (consolidated)
CELEX reference 31979L0923 (31991L0692 (32003R1882))
Identification number 79/923/EEC
Issued by Council of the European Union
URL to issuer
Parent legislative instrument
Related instrument(s) 2006/113/EC Shellfish Directive (codified version)
Valid from 30/11/1979
Abstract This directive concerns the quality of shellfish waters and applies to those coastal and brackish waters designated by the Member States as needing protection or improvement in order to support shellfish (bivalve and gasteropod molluscs) life and growth and thus to contribute to the high quality of shellfish products directly edible by man.
The Directive has been amended by:
-Directive 91/692/EEC of 23 December 1991 standardizing and rationalizing reports on the implementation of certain Directives relating to the environment further amended by Regulation 1882/2003/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 September 2003 adapting to Council Decision 1999/468/EC (Celex N°31999D0468) the provisions relating to committees which assist the Commission in the exercise of its implementing powers laid down in instruments subject to the procedure referred to in Article 251 of the EC Treaty.
Reporting framework
Reporting obligations
DG Env review of reporting theme Water
Geographic scope European Union
Comments The questionnaire mentionned in the Article 14 of the Directive is outlined in the Commission Decision 92/446/EEC of 27 July 1992 (Celex reference 31992D0446) amended by Decision 95/337/EC of 25 July 1995 (Celex reference 31995D0337) concerning questionnaires relating to directives in the water sector.
The Directive 79/923/EEC was repealed by its codified version: Directive 2006/113/EC from its entry into force.
To be repealed by the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EEC 13 years after its entry into force (2013).