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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