La République du Sénégal et l'Union européenne ont conclu en avril 2014 un accord de partenariat dans le domaine de la pêche. Cet accord vise à promouvoir une pêche durable dans les eaux sénégalaise, notamment par la promotion d'une lutte efficace contre les activités de pêche illégale, considérée comme prioritaire.
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.