On 23 February 2012 the European Union and Mauritius initialed a new Fishery Partnership Agreement (FPA) and Protocol.
The new fisheries protocol concluded between the European Union and Mauritius covers the period 28.01.2014 – 27.01.2017 with a financial contribution of 660 000 € out of which 302 500 € for targeted actions for the development of the fisheries sector.
It allows vessels from Spain, France, Portugal, Italy and the United Kingdom to fish in the Mauritian waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in the Indian Ocean.
Main issues of the FPA
|Duration of the Agreement:||6 years renewable for 3 years|
|Duration of the Protocol:||3 years (28.01.2014 - 27.01.2017)|
|Nature of the FPA:||Tuna Fishery Agreement|
|Financial contribution:||660 000 € out of which 302 500 € for targeted actions for the development of the fisheries sector|
|Fee for ship owners:||35 € per tonne caught.|
|Advances:||- Tuna Seiners: 3710 € for ref catches: 106t)
- Surface longliners: 3150 € ref catches: 90 t for vessels of more than 100 GT; 1750 €, ref catches: 50 t for vessels of equal to/less than 100 GT)
|Reference tonnage:||5 500 t./year|
|CURRENT PROTOCOL - Fishing possibilities|
|Tuna seiners||22||16||2||-||1||41 vessels|
|Surface longliners||12||29||-||4||-||45 vessels|
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the Community and Mauritius dates back from 1989.
Legal history of the fisheries agreements
The legal history of the fisheries agreements can be accessed through EUR-Lex. To search please type "MAURITIUS" in the field "Search for", and type "FISH*" in the field "with". Then click the button "search".
Current Legal Framework
- Framework agreement: Adopted by Council Regulation EEC No 1616/89 of 5.6.89 (OJ L 159 of 10.6.89. Entry into force: 1.12.90)
- Previous protocol : adopted by the Council Regulation No 2003/2004 of 21 October 2004 (OJ L 348 of 24/11/2004)
- Current Agreement and Protocol (adopted on 28.01.2014, not yet published) ; text of the proposal