The last protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement between the EU and Madagascar was signed on 19 December 2014 and covered the period 1 January 2015 – 31 December 2018 with a financial contribution of €6 107 500 on the whole duration of the protocol out of which €2 800 000 was dedicated to the support of the fisheries policy of Madagascar.
This fisheries agreement allowed EU vessels mainly from Spain, Portugal, Italy and France to fish in the Malagasy waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements, in the south-west zone of the Indian Ocean.
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Madagascar dates back from 1986.
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From 200 m all the way down to its deepest point of 2 200 m, the Black Sea is nearly as lifeless as a foreign planet. At its surface, however, it hosts a rich and productive ecosystem providing the lifeblood of coastal communities for millennia. It is in this fertile environment that the invasive species, Rapana venosa (commonly known as rapa whelk), settled and rapidly reproduced, threatening local ecosystems through its prodigious appetite for other molluscs.
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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