The new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement concluded between the EU and Greenland covers the period 1.1.2016 – 31.12.2020.
|Duration of the agreement:||6 years renewable (1.1.2013 – 31.12.2018)|
|Duration of the protocol:||5 years (1.1.2016 – 31.12.2020)|
|Nature of the FPA:||This is a mixed agreement but the allocation of quotas to the Member States is subjected to the TAC and quota regulation provisions.|
16 099 978 € including a financial reserve of 1 700 000 € for additional quantities of species as set out in the protocol.
The EU contribution is split as follows:
EUR 2 931 000 per year for the support and implementation of Greenlandic sectoral fisheries policy.
|Fishing opportunities as set out in the protocol (2016-2020)
|Pelagic Redfish||2 200|
|Demersal Redfish||2 000|
|Greenland Halibut - West||2 500|
|Greenland Halibut - East||5 200|
|Northern Prawn - West||2 600|
|Northern Prawn - East||5 100|
|Grenadier spp. - West||100|
|Grenadier spp. - East||100|
These indicative figures may be adjusted annually downwards or upwards, depending on the conservation state of the stock, the needs of the fishing industry and the surplus available.
|Reference prices as set out in the protocol (2016-2020)
(EUR per tonne)
|Stock||Live weight price in EUR per tonne|
|Pelagic Redfish||1 700|
|Demersal Redfish||1 700|
|Greenland Halibut - West||4 375|
|Greenland Halibut - East||4 375|
|Northern Prawn - West||3 240|
|Northern Prawn - East||3 240|
|Grenadier spp. - West||975|
|Grenadier spp. - East||975|
The actual financial contribution allocated to Greenland is calculated on 17.5% of the reference price for the stock concerned.
|License fees paid by the ship-owners|
|Stock||EUR per tonne (2016-2017)||EUR per tonne (2018-2020)|
|Northern Prawn - East||73,68||78,95|
|Northern Prawn - West||117,89||126,32|
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Greenland which dates back to 1985 was concluded for an initial period of ten years and thereafter extended for additional six-year periods until it was replaced by the fisheries partnership agreements. The first fisheries agreement was implemented by successive protocols.