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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Following the unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus, the European Commission has taken rapid action to protect the fisheries and aquaculture sectors from severe shocks by introducing specific measures, including amendments to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF).
With many Covid-19 restrictions lifted, millions of Europe’s anglers can finally go fishing again. It’s a popular hobby, bringing billions of euros to Europe’s coastal economies. But there is a catch. Critics say unrestricted fishing threatens vulnerable species and can interfere with other marine sectors. How can they find common ground?
Deadline for applications: 09/09/2020 - 12:00 (Brussels time)