The fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and Comoros covers the period 1.1.2005 – 31.12.2011 and has been tacitly renewed for a period of 7 years. The protocol covers the period 1.1.2014 – 30.12.2016.
This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels mainly from Spain, France and Portugal to fish in the Comoros waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in the Indian Ocean.
Main features of the FPA
|Duration of the agreement:||7 years renewable (1.1.2005 - 31.12.2011, tacitly renewed from 1.1.2012 to 31.12.2018)|
|Duration of the protocol:||3 years (1.1.2014 – 30.12.2016)|
|Nature of the FPA :||Tuna Fishery Agreement|
|Financial contribution:||600 000 € out of which 300 000 € have been earmarked for the support of the Comoros fisheries policy in order to promote sustainability in its waters.|
|Fee for ship owners:||55 € per tonne caught.|
|Advances:||- Tuna seiners: 4 235 € per year (ref catches: 77 t)
- Surface longliners: 2 475 € per year (ref catches: 45 t)
|Reference tonnage:||6 000 t./year|
|Tuna seiners||21||21||-||42 vessels|
|Surface longliners||8||9||3||20 vessels|
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Comoros dates back from 1988.