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EU vessels fishing shrimps and small pelagics in Mauritanian waters in the framework of the EU-Mauritania Fisheries Protocol will be able to continue to do so until 15 December 2014. This is part of the compromise which EU negotiators found last night in Nouakchott after the Mauritanian authorities had upheld the position that all EU vessels would have to leave Mauritanian waters as of 1 August 2014.
After the European Commission had warned three countries - Curaçao, Ghana and Korea - that they were not doing enough to fight illegal fishing in November 2013, it will now grant each country an extra six months to improve the situation. The Commission will review their progress made at the end of this period.
The European Commission has expressed its disappointment with the outcomes of the 87th Annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which finished on 18 July in Lima, Peru.

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