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INSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable Fish

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The 38th annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) took place from 19 to 23 September 2016 in Varadero, Cuba. NAFO Contracting Parties decided on total allowable catches (TACs) for a number of stocks. Under the leadership of the EU and Canada, NAFO also set the course for improved fisheries management in the high seas.
The final report of the fifth Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) organized in the framework of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) between the European Union (EU) and Guinea Bissau (GB) between 10 and 12 May 2016 is now available


Fisheries partnership agreement

The new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement concluded between the EU and Greenland covers the period 1.1.2016 – 31.12.2020.

Main features of the FPA

Duration of the agreement:6 years renewable (1.1.2013 – 31.12.2018)
Duration of the protocol: 5 years (1.1.2016 – 31.12.2020)
Initialled:  20.3.2015
Nature of the FPA: Mixed agreement but allocation of quotas is submitted to the TAC and quota regulation
Financial contribution:

16 099 978 € including a financial reserve of 1 700 000 € for additional quantities of species as set out in the protocol.
2 931 000 € per year for the support and implementation of Greenlandic sectoral fisheries policy.

License fees
Species€/per ton (2016-2017)€/per ton (2018-2020)
Pelagic Redfish78,1183,68
Demersal Redfish78,1183,68
Greenland halibut190,11203,68
Northern Prawn - East73,6878,95
Northern Prawn - West117,89126,32
Fishing possibilities as set out in the protocol
Cod1 800
Pelagic Redfish2 200
Demersal Redfish2 000
Greenland Halibut - West2 500
Greenland Halibut - East5 200
Northern Prawn - West2 600
Northern Prawn - East 5 100
Capelin20 000
Grenadier spp. - West100
Grenadier spp. - East100
Bycatch1 126
Total42 726


The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Greenland which dates back to 1985 was concluded for an initial period of ten years and thereafter extended for additional six-year periods until it was replaced by the fisheries partnership agreements. The first fisheries agreement was implemented by successive protocols.

Current legal framework