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INSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable Fish

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The setting of Total Allowable Catch for NAFO fish stocks will take centre stage at the 36th Annual Meeting to be held in Vigo, Galicia from 22-26 September 2014.
Since 14 September 2014, eight shark and ray species have received extra protection from unsustainable trade. They have been listed under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and now have to be accompanied by export or import permits issued by EU countries when they enter or leave the EU market.


Fisheries partnership agreement

The fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and the Federated States of Micronesia covers the period 26.2.2007 – 25.2.2016.

The new Protocol is currently in the ratification phase and for the time being it is not applied provisionally. There is no Protocol in force since 25 February 2010.

Main features of the FPA

Duration of the Agreement:9 years renewable for a period of 3 years (26.2.2007 – 25.2.2016)
Duration of the Protocol: 3 years (in the ratification phase)
Nature of the FPA: Tuna Fishery Agreement 
Financial contribution: 559 000 € out of which 27 % has been earmarked for the support of the Micronesian sectoral fisheries policy in order to promote sustainability in its waters.
Fee for ship owners:35 € per tonne caught.
Advances:  - Tuna seiners: 15 000 € per year (ref catches: 428 t.)
- Surface longliners: 4200 € per year (ref catches: 120 t.)
Reference tonnage:  8 000 t./year
Fishing possibilities
Tuna seiners516 vessels
Surface longliners12-12 vessels


This Fisheries Partnership Agreement is the first to be signed between the EC and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Current legal framework