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.
|Duration of the Agreement||6 years renewable tacitly|
|Duration of the Protocol||3 years (24.07.2013-23.07.2016)|
|Signature and provisional application||24 July 2013|
|Conclusion of the agreement||14 April 2014|
|Nature of the FPA||Tuna Fishery Agreement|
|Financial contribution||1.350.000 € out of which 1/3 has been earmarked for the promotion of sustainability through Gabon’s national fisheries policy.|
|Fee for ship owners||55 € until 24.07.2014, then 65 € per tonne caught.|
|Access fee||- 13 750 € per year for tuna seiners and poles and lines|
|Maximum tonnage||20,000 t./year|
|CURRENT PROTOCOL - Fishing possibilities|
|Tuna seiners||15||12||27 vessels|
|Poles and lines vessels||7||1||8 vessels|
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Gabon dates back to 1998.