On 31 July 2019, the European Union and The Gambia signed a new, 6-year sustainable fisheries partnership agreement (SFPA) and associated protocol setting out the fishing opportunities for EU vessels, the financial compensation to be paid by the Union and the modalities of sectoral support to the fishing sector of the Gambia. The current protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement covers the period 31.07.2019 – 30.07.2025 with a financial contribution of €550 000 per year during 6 years, out of which a specific contribution of €275 000 is dedicated to the support of the fisheries policy of The Gambia.
This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels from Spain, Greece and France to fish in the Gambian waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in West Africa.
Tuna fishery agreement with a limited demersal component
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and The Gambia dates back to 1987.
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European Commission's web page on The Gambia
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