The fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and Seychelles covers the period 18.1.2005 – 17.1.2011. During the Joint Committee held in March 2007, the reference tonnage and the corresponding financial contribution were revised. As from 17.1.2008, the financial contribution amounts to 5 355 000 € out of which 56 % is dedicated to the support of the fisheries policy of the Seychelles.
This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels mainly from Spain, Portugal, France and Italy to fish in the Seychelles waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in the Indian Ocean.
Main features of the FPA
|Duration of the Agreement:||6 years renewable (18.1.2005 – 7.10.2012)|
|Duration of the Protocol:||
3 years (18.1.2011 – 17.1.2014)
|Initialisation:||March 2005 – revised in March 2007, during the Joint committee|
|Nature of the FPA:||Tuna Fishery Agreement|
5 600 000 € out of which 2 220 000 € are dedicated to the support of the fisheries sector of Seychelles.
Tuna seiners: 61.000 € per year (ref catches: 600 t)
|Reference tonnage:||52.000 t./year|
|Tuna seiners||22||23||3||-||48 vessels|
|Surface longliners||2||5||-||5||12 vessels|
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Seychelles dates back from 1987.
Legal history of the fisheries agreements
The legal history of the fisheries agreements can be accessed through EUR-Lex. To search please type "SEYCHELLES" in the field "Search for", and type "FISH*" in the field "with". Then click the button "search".
Current legal framework
- Framework agreement : Adopted by Council Regulation (EC) No 1562/2006 of 5.10.2006 (OJ L290 of 20.10.2006)
- Protocol: Adopted by Council Decision 2010/814/EU of 20.12.2010 (OJ L345, 30.12.2010)