The latest round of negotiations between the EU and Morocco regarding the renewal of the protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement ended on the 1st of February in Brussels. Real and gradual progress is being made.
On 1 January 2013, the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union passed from Cyprus to Ireland. Among other tasks, the Irish government is now coordinating the work of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council and will set the agenda regarding reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).
LOT 1 - Scientific support for the development of a management plan in the Celtic Sea, LOT 2 - Scientific data storage and transmission under the 2014-2020 Data Collection Multi-Annual Programme (DC-MAP) – Feasibility Study. Deadlline: 25/03/2013
The Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of January 2013 will take place in Brussels on 28 January 2013, under the presidency of Mr Simon Coveney, Irish Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
The third round of negotiations on a new protocol of the Fisheries Agreement between EU and Morocco took place in Rabat on 15 and 16 January 2013. Following two rounds essentially dealing with the technical conditions that would apply to the EU fleet under the new protocol, the discussions dealt with financial aspects as well as with political issues.