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The European Union and the Republic of Liberia signed a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement as well as an associated Protocol which will reinforce cooperation between the two parties, especially in their fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and help the development of the fishing sector of Liberia. The new Partnership Agreement is expected to contribute to Liberia's recovery after the Ebola crisis and is a sign of the EU's confidence in Liberia's economy.
The main Bluefin Tuna fishing season runs from 26 May to 24 June; this is when large vessels, purse seiners, are allowed to fish for Bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean and the Eastern Atlantic.
The Bluefin tuna fishery is regulated by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) to which the EU is a contracting party.

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