The current fisheries partnership agreement between the EU and Cape Verde entered into force on 20.3.2007 and it is tacitly renewed. The last protocol implementing the agreement entered into force on 20 May 2019 following the expiration of the previous protocol in December 2018.
This protocol implementing the fisheries agreement that is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in West Africa.
The new protocol will cover a period of 4 years and will offer fishing opportunities for tuna and tuna-like species in Cape Verdean waters to 69 EU vessels from Spain, Portugal and France.
In return, the EU will pay Cape Verde a financial contribution of €550 000 per year in the first two years of application of the protocol and of €500 000 per year in the last two years. Half of this yearly contribution will be earmarked to promote the sustainable management of fisheries in Cape Verde, including reinforcement of control and surveillance capacities, and to support the local fishing communities.
The protocol will enter into force when the necessary legislative procedures for its conclusion have been completed.
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Cape Verde dates back to 1990.
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Deadline for applications: 09/09/2020 - 12:00 (Brussels time)