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|
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Côte d'Ivoire dates back from 1990.
Legal history of the fisheries agreements
The legal history of the fisheries agreements can be accessed through EUR-Lex. To search please type "CÔTE D'IVOIRE " in the field "Search for", and type "FISH*" in the field "with". Then click the button "search".
Current Legal Framework
- Agreement adopted by Council Regulation 242/2008 of 17.03.2008 (OJEU L 75 of 18.03.2008). The text of the agreement was published in the OJEU L 48 of 22.02.2008.
- 2013/303/EU: Council Decision of 29.05.2013 on the signature, on behalf of the Union, and the provisional application of the Protocol setting out fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for in the Agreement between the European Union and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire (2013-2018)