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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 European Commission has welcomed the outcomes of the 36th Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) held in Vigo, Spain from 22 to 26 September 2014.
The setting of Total Allowable Catch for NAFO fish stocks will take centre stage at the 36th Annual Meeting to be held in Vigo, Galicia from 22-26 September 2014.
Since 14 September 2014, eight shark and ray species have received extra protection from unsustainable trade. They have been listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and now have to be accompanied by export or import permits issued by EU countries when they enter or leave the EU market.

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