Fisheries

Greenland

Greenland

Greenland

Fisheries partnership agreement

The new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement concluded between the EU and Greenland covers the period 1.1.2016 – 31.12.2020.

Main features of the FPA

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)
Initialled:   20.3.2015
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.
Financial contribution:

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 13 168 978 per year for the access to the Greenlandic fishing zone

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)
(tonnes)
Stock Fishing opportunities
Cod 1 800
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
Capelin 20 000
Grenadier spp. - West 100
Grenadier spp. - East 100
Bycatch 1 126
Total 42 726

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
Cod 1 800
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
Capelin 190
Grenadier spp. - West 975
Grenadier spp. - East 975
Bycatch

1 990

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)
Cod 132,63 142,11
Pelagic Redfish 78,11 83,68
Demersal Redfish 78,11 83,68
Greenland halibut 190,11 203,68
Northern Prawn - East 73,68 78,95
Northern Prawn - West 117,89 126,32
Capelin 7 7,50

History

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.

Current legal framework