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Following the conclusion of the new Coastal State mackerel agreement, which was signed in London on 12 March, agreement was reached on 13 March between the European Union and the Faroe Islands on reciprocal exchanges of fishing opportunities in each other’s waters for 2014. This agreement follows a period of four years, during which time the Parties had not concluded arrangements, due to the long-standing mackerel dispute.

Mozambique

Fisheries partnership agreement

The current Protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and Mozambique covers the period 1.2.2012 – 31.01.2015 with a financial contribution of EUR 980 000 out of which EUR 460 000 is dedicated to the support of the fisheries policy of Mozambique.

This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels mainly from France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and UK to fish in the Mozambican waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in the Indian Ocean.

Main features of the FPA

Duration of the Agreement :

5 years renewable (1.1.2007 – 31.12.2011)

Duration of the Protocol:3 years (1.2.2012 – 31.01.2015).
Initialisation:2 June 2011
Nature of the FPA :Tuna Fishery Agreement
Financial contribution:EUR 980 000 out of which EUR 460 000 has been earmarked for the support of the Mozambican sectoral fisheries policy in order to promote sustainability in its waters.
Fee for ship owners:  EUR 35  per tonne caught.
Advances:- Tuna seiners: EUR 5 100 per year (ref catches: 146 t)
- Surface long liners < 250 GT: EUR 4 100 per year (ref catches: 118 t )
- Surface longliners > 250 GT: EUR 2 500  per year (ref catches: 72 t)
Reference tonnage:8 000 t./year 

History

The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Mozambique dates back to 1987.

Current legal framework