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From 23rd to 27th May 2016, the 20th Annual Meeting of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) was hosted by the European Union in La Réunion, France. Overall, the EU welcomes the outcome of the meeting, in particular the adoption of several EU proposals, such as a pilot project for a Regional Observer Scheme, the implementation of electronic Port State measures, an incentive scheme for better catch data reporting ('no-data no-fish' principle).
On 10 May, during its plenary session, the European Parliament voted to give its final consent to the new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Mauritania.

Côte d'Ivoire

Fisheries partnership agreement

The fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and Côte d'Ivoire covers the period 1 July 2007 - 30 June 2013. It is tacitly renewed for 6-year periods.

This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels mainly from Spain, Portugal and France to fish in the Ivorian waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in West Africa.

Main issues of the FPA

Duration of the Agreement:6 years renewable (1.7.2007—30.6.2013)
Duration of the Protocol:5 years (1.7.2013—30.6.2018)
Initialisation:5 April 2007
Nature of the FPA: Tuna Fishery Agreement
Financial contribution: 680 000 €/year. Including 257 500€/year to the support of the fisheries sector.
Fee for ship owners: 35 € per tonne caught.
Advances:Tuna seiners: 5 390€ per year (ref catches: 154t)
Surface longliners: 1 960 € per year (ref catches: 56 t)
Reference tonnage: 6 500 t./year

 

CURRENT PROTOCOL
Fishing possibilities
 SpainFrancePortugalTotal
Tuna seiners1612-28 vessels
Surface longliners7-310 vessels

History

The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Côte d'Ivoire dates back from 1990.

Current Legal Framework