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9 September 2015 -
9 September 2015
After the positive vote of the plenary session of the European Parliament today of the protocols to the bilateral Fisheries Partnership Agreements between the EU and Madagascar, the EU and Cape Verde and the EU and Guinea Bissau, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella said:
 
5 June 2015 -
5 June 2015
The European Union and the Republic of Liberia signed a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement as well as an associated Protocol which will reinforce cooperation between the two parties, especially in their fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and help the development of the fishing sector of Liberia. The new Partnership Agreement is expected to contribute to Liberia's recovery after the Ebola crisis and is a sign of the EU's confidence in Liberia's economy.
 
23 March 2015 -
23 March 2015
The EU and Greenland have reached an agreement today on a new Protocol to implement the EU-Greenland Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement, which will enter into force on 1 January 2016 for a period of 5 years.
 
 
 
19 December 2014 -
19 December 2014
Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (SFPAs) aim to create a partnership to promote sustainable fisheries, based on the best available scientific advice. Therefore, a Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) of highly qualified scientific experts needs to be established in each SFPA, assuring that management measures are based on the best scientific advice available.
 
 
24 November 2014 -
24 November 2014
Following the restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, the EU and Guinea-Bissau have signed a new three-year fisheries Protocol under the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the two parties. EU boats, mostly from Spain, Portugal, France, Greece and Italy, will now be able to resume fishing in local waters following a two year interruption.
 

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