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The EU and Mozambique met in Maputo, Mozambique, on 9-11 July 2014, to launch negotiations on the renewal of the Protocol to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement due to expire on 31 January 2015. The negotiations were conducted in an open and frank atmosphere with progress made on identifying the areas where there was agreement and those where further work is required.
On 19 June 2014, the EU and Madagascar initialled a new 4 year-Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Madagascar, the EU’s second largest one in the Indian Ocean.
The European Commission is satisfied with the results of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC) at its latest meeting, concluded on 5 June in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

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