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The European Commission has expressed its disappointment with the outcomes of the 87th Annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which finished on 18 July in Lima, Peru.
The European Commission welcomes Morocco’s ratification of a Fisheries Protocol which is set to open the door for European vessels to go back fishing in Moroccan waters after a pause of more than two years. The European Union and Morocco had concluded the 4-year fisheries deal in December 2013, however its entry into force was pending ratification by Morocco.


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

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)
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