Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire

Fisheries partnership agreement

The fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and Côte d'Ivoire covers the period 1 July 2007 - 30 June 2013. It is tacitly renewed for 6-year periods.

This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels mainly from Spain, Portugal and France to fish in the Ivorian waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in West Africa.

Main issues of the FPA

Duration of the Agreement: 6 years renewable (1.7.2007—30.6.2013)
Duration of the Protocol: 5 years (1.7.2013—30.6.2018)
Initialisation: 5 April 2007
Nature of the FPA: Tuna Fishery Agreement
Financial contribution: 680 000 €/year. Including 257 500€/year to the support of the fisheries sector.
Fee for ship owners: 35 € per tonne caught.
Advances: Tuna seiners: 5 390€ per year (ref catches: 154t)
Surface longliners: 1 960 € per year (ref catches: 56 t)
Reference tonnage: 6 500 t./year


Fishing possibilities
  Spain France Portugal Total
Tuna seiners 16 12 - 28 vessels
Surface longliners 7 - 3 10 vessels


The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Côte d'Ivoire dates back from 1990.

Current Legal Framework