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Successful first round of negotiations for the renewal of the Protocol to the EU – Seychelles Fishing Partnership Agreement (FPA)

(12/03/2013) The first round of discussions for the renewal of the Protocol of EU – Seychelles Fishing Partnership Agreement was held in Victoria, Seychelles on 6-8 March 2013.

Both sides agreed on the need for continuity of the current Protocol so that fishing activities could continue in the Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone without interruption. The current Protocol expires in January 2014.

The second round of discussions which will be held in Brussels in mid-April, will focus on issues such as fishing opportunities and financial compensation.

The Agreement with the Seychelles is the most important tuna agreement in the Indian Ocean in terms of financial compensation from the EU and fishing opportunities offered to the EU by the Agreement.