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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. Therefore, a Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of highly qualified scientific experts needs to be established in each SFPA, assuring that management measures are based on the best scientific advice available.
Deadline for applications is 28 February 2015.

Seychelles

Fisheries partnership agreement

Main features of the Seychelles FPA:

Duration of the Agreement:6 years renewable (2.11.2013 – 1.11.2019)
Duration of the Protocol: 

6 years (18.1.2014 – 17.1.2020)

Initialisation:     10.5.2003
Nature of the FPA: Tuna Fishery Agreement 
Financial contribution: 

1st and 2nd Years: 5 530 000 € per year, of which 2 600 000 € is dedicated to the support of the fisheries sector of Seychelles.
3rd to 6th Years: 5 000 000 €  per year, of which 2 500 000 € is dedicated to the support of the fisheries sector of Seychelles.

Advances:   

Tuna seiners: Annually incremental from 38 500 € to 52 500 € (Years 4 and 5 - 49 000 €)
(ref catches: 700 t)

Surface longliners =or< 250 GRT: Annually incremental from 4 950 € to 6 750 € (Years 4 and 5 - 6 300 €)
(ref catches: 90 t)

Surface longliners > 250 GRT: Annually incremental from 6 600 € to 9 000 € (Years 4 and 5 - 8 400 €)
(ref catches: 120 t)

Reference tonnage: 50.000 t./year


CURRENT PROTOCOL

Fishing possibilities
 SPAINFRANCEITALYPORTUGALTOTAL
Tuna seiners22162-40 vessels
Surface longliners22-26 vessels

History

The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Seychelles dates back from 1987.

Current legal framework