The new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement concluded between the EU and Kiribati covers the period 16.9.2012 – 15.9.2015.
Main features of the FPA
|Duration of the agreement||6 years renewable (16.9.2012 – 15.9.2018)|
|Duration of the Protocol||3 years (16.9.2012 – 15.9.2015)|
|Nature of the FPA||Tuna Fisheries Partnership Agreement|
|Financial contribution:||1 325 000 €/year out of which 350 000 €/year (26 %) has been earmarked for the support of the Kiribati sectoral fisheries policy.|
|Fee for ship owners:||
35 € per tonne caught:
- 131 250 € per purse seiner
|Special contribution for fishing authorisation for ship owners||300 000 € per purse seiner|
15 000 t./year
|Tuna seiners||3||1||-||4 vessels|
|Surface longliners||3||-||3||6 vessels|
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Kiribati dates back from 2003. It was the first fisheries agreement to be negotiated in the Pacific.