The sustainable fisheries partnership agreement (SFPA) signed by the European Union and Mauritius on 21 December 2013 entered into force on 28 January 2014, for a period of 6 years, tacitly renewable for additional periods of 3 years.
A new fisheries protocol concluded between the European Union and Mauritius covers the period 8 December 2017 – 7 December 2021 with a financial contribution of €575 000 out of which €220 000 for targeted actions for the development of the fisheries sector, and €135 000 for targeted actions for the development of the maritime policy and ocean economy.
It allows vessels from Spain, France, Portugal, and Italy to fish in the Mauritian waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in the Indian Ocean.
4 years (08.12.2017-07.12.2021 - provisional application as of 08.12.2017)
- Tuna Seiners: €8 500/year- Surface longliners: €4 125 for vessels of more than 100 GT; €2 050 for vessels of equal to/less than 100 GT)
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the Community and Mauritius dates back from 1989.
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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)