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Fisheries partnership agreement

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 agreement6 years renewable (16.9.2012 – 15.9.2018)
Duration of the Protocol3 years (16.9.2012 – 15.9.2015)
Nature of the FPATuna 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
- 15 000 € per long-liner

Special contribution for fishing authorisation for ship owners300 000 € per purse seiner
Reference tonnage:   

15 000 t./year

Fishing possibilities
Tuna seiners31-4 vessels
Surface longliners3-36 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.

Current legal framework