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EU vessels fishing shrimps and small pelagics in Mauritanian waters in the framework of the EU-Mauritania Fisheries Protocol will be able to continue to do so until 15 December 2014. This is part of the compromise which EU negotiators found last night in Nouakchott after the Mauritanian authorities had upheld the position that all EU vessels would have to leave Mauritanian waters as of 1 August 2014.
After the European Commission had warned three countries - Curaçao, Ghana and Korea - that they were not doing enough to fight illegal fishing in November 2013, it will now grant each country an extra six months to improve the situation. The Commission will review their progress made at the end of this period.
The European Commission has expressed its disappointment with the outcomes of the 87th Annual meeting of the Inter American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), which finished on 18 July in Lima, Peru.

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