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Mauritania

Fisheries partnership agreement

On 26 July 2012 the European Commission, on behalf of the European Union, and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, initialled a 2-year Fisheries Partnership Protocol (FPA) between the EU and Mauritania. (Press release)

Press release of 8.10.2013: EU-Mauritania partnership strengthened by positive vote in European Parliament plenary

Main features of the FPA

Initialisation26.7.2012
Framework agreementAdopted by Council Regulation (EC) No 1801/2006 of 30.11.2006 (OJ L343 of 8.12.2006)
Duration2 years renewable (16.12.2012 – 15.12.2014)
Protocol
Duration of the Protocol2 years
Entry into force of the FPA1.8.2006
Entry into force of Protocol15.11.2013

The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Mauritania dates back from 1987.

Current legal framework