The fisheries partnership agreement has been concluded between the EU and Gabon for 6 years tacitly renewable.
This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels from Spain and France to fish in the Gabonese waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in West Africa.
There is currently no protocol in force since 23.7.2016.
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Gabon dates back to 1998.
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Today the Commission published its proposal setting out catch limits for fish stocks in the Atlantic and the North Sea. Based on this proposal, EU fisheries ministers will set the final catch limits at the Council on 15-16 December, to apply as of 1 January 2021.
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