The fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and Cape Verde covers the period 1.9.2011-31.8.2014 with a financial contribution of 435 000 € including 110 000 € for supporting the implementation of the sectoral fisheries policy of Cape Verde.
This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels from Spain, Portugal and France to fish in the Cape Verde waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in West Africa.
Main issues of the FPA
|Duration of the Agreement:||5 years renewable (30.3.2007-29.3.2012)|
|Duration of the Protocol:||3 years|
|Nature of the FPA :||Tuna Fishery Agreement|
|Financial contribution:||435 000 €|
|Fee for ship owners:||
35 € per tonne caught (seiners and longliners)
|Advances:||- Tuna seiners: 4 375 € per year (ref catches: 125 t)
- Surface longliners: 3 150 € per year (ref catches: 90 t)
- Pole and line: 450 € per year (ref catches: 18 t)
|Reference tonnage:||5 000 t. /year|
|Tuna seiners||16||12||-||28 vessels|
|Surface longliners||26||-||9||35 vessels|
|Pole and line||7||4||-||11 vessels|
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Cape Verde dates back from 1990.