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Deadline: 26 February 2016
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (SFPAs) aim to create a partnership to promote sustainable fisheries, based on the best available scientific advice. In this context a Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of highly qualified scientific experts needs to be established under the EU-Mauritania SFPA in order to ensure that management measures are based on the best scientific advice available.
 
 
18 November 2015 -
18 November 2015
The annual meeting (Malta 10-17 November 2015) of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas adopted a number of important proposals suggested by the EU toward more sustainable tuna fisheries. See a special infographic on EU and ICCAT.
 
17 November 2015 -
17 November 2015
On 16th November, a new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA) between EU and Mauritania has been signed.
 
 
3 November 2015 -
3 November 2015
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has not been able to reach an agreement on the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica at its 34th Annual Meeting held in Hobart, Australia, from 19 to 30 October 2015.
 
26 October 2015 -
26 October 2015
The European Court of Auditors (ECA) last week published the results of an audit looking into certain EU's fisheries agreements with non-EU countries. The Commission considers this audit exercise as a positive opportunity for improving the framework of the EU's bilateral relations with third countries in the field of fisheries.
 
23 October 2015 -
23 October 2015
The agreement will expand the area of operations for the EU fleet in the Western and central Pacific Ocean - the world's most important tuna fishing grounds, providing more than half of the global tuna catch. In exchange the Cook Islands will receive significant financial contributions.
 

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