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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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Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (SFPAs) aim to create a partnership to promote sustainable fisheries, based on the best available scientific advice. In this context a Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of highly qualified scientific experts needs to be established under the EU-Mauritania SFPA in order to ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific advice available.
The annual meeting (Malta 10-17 November 2015) of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas adopted a number of important proposals suggested by the EU toward more sustainable tuna fisheries. See a special infographic on EU and ICCAT.


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