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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.
The European Commission welcomes Morocco’s ratification of a Fisheries Protocol which is set to open the door for European vessels to go back fishing in Moroccan waters after a pause of more than two years. The European Union and Morocco had concluded the 4-year fisheries deal in December 2013, however its entry into force was pending ratification by Morocco.

Guinea-Bissau

Fisheries partnership agreement

The last protocol with Guinea Bissau terminated on 15 June 2012. A new protocol was initialled in February 2012 but its adoption procedure has been suspended sine die following the military coup in Guinea Bissau in April 2012. There is currently no protocol in force. EU vessels are not allowed to fish in the EEZ of Guinea Bissau.  

History

The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Guinea-Bissau dates back to 1980.

Current legal framework