Renewed EU fisheries partnership agreement with São Tomé and Príncipe signed today

At the margins of the Ministerial meeting on the Future of fisheries partnership agreements, Commissioner Maria Damanaki, Mr Tamás Bardócz, Hungarian Director General for fisheries on behalf of the EU Presidency, and Mr Agostino Quaresma Dos Santos Fernandes, Minister of Planning and Development for São Tomé and Príncipe, signed the renewal of the partnership agreement.

This transitional protocol before the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy covers a period of three years.

It allows forty EU vessels -mainly from Spain, Portugal and France- to fish tuna species in the São Tomé and Príncipe waters and foresees a financial contribution of 682.500€, out of which one third is dedicated to the support of the fisheries policy of São Tomé and Príncipe.

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