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The 38th annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) took place from 19 to 23 September 2016 in Varadero, Cuba. NAFO Contracting Parties decided on total allowable catches (TACs) for a number of stocks. Under the leadership of the EU and Canada, NAFO also set the course for improved fisheries management in the high seas.
The final report of the fifth Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) organized in the framework of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) between the European Union (EU) and Guinea Bissau (GB) between 10 and 12 May 2016 is now available

Madagascar

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement

The current protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement between the EU and Madagascar was signed on 19 December 2014 and covers the period 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2018 with a financial contribution of 6 107 500 EUR on the whole duration of the protocol out of which 2 800 000 EUR is dedicated to the support of the fisheries policy of Madagascar.

This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels mainly from Spain, Portugal, Italy and France to fish in the Malagasy waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements, in the south-west zone of the Indian Ocean.

Main issues of the SFPA

Duration of the Agreement:6 years tacitly renewable (1.1.2007– 31.12.2012, renewed for the period 01.01.2013-21.12.2018)
Duration of the Protocol:4 years (01.01.15– 31.12.2018)
Initialisation:  1 January 2015
Nature of the FPA :Tuna Fishery Agreement, in the framework of the IOTC convention area
Financial contribution: 1 566 250 EUR per year for 2015 and 2016 and 1 487 500 per year for 2017 and 2018, out of which 700 000 EUR has been earmarked for the support of the Malagasy fisheries policy in order to promote sustainability in its waters.
Fee for ship owners:  - 60 € per tonne caught for 2015 and 2016
- 70 € per tonne caught for 2017 and 2018
Advances:   - Tuna seiners: 11 400 EUR/year for the first two years and 13 300 EUR/year for the last two years (ref catches: 190 t/an)
- Surface longliners >100 GT: 3 600 EUR/year for the first two years and 4200 EUR/year for the last two years (ref catches: 60 t/an)
- Surface longliners = or < 100 GT: 2400 EUR/year for the first two years and 2800 EUR/year for the last two years  (ref catches: 40 t)
Reference tonnage: 15 750 t./year

History

The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Madagascar dates back from 1986. 

Current Legal Framework