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The European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella welcomed the political agreement that the European Parliament and the Council of the EU have provisionally reached today to ensure the full implementation of the measures adopted by the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)
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The EU and Greenland have reached an agreement today on a new Protocol to implement the EU-Greenland Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement, which will enter into force on 1 January 2016 for a period of 5 years.

Mauritius

Fisheries partnership agreement

On 23 February 2012 the European Union and Mauritius initialled a new Fishery Partnership Agreement (FPA) and Protocol.

The new fisheries protocol concluded between the European Union and Mauritius covers the period 28.1.2014 – 27.1.2017 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 (28.1.2014 - 27.1.2017)
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
 SPAINFRANCEITALYPORTUGALUKTOTAL
Tuna seiners22162-141 vessels
Surface longliners1229-4-45 vessels

History

The first fisheries agreement concluded between the Community and Mauritius dates back from 1989.

Current Legal Framework