The Fishery Partnership Agreement (FPA) 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: 8500 € /year- Surface longliners: 4125 € for vessels of more than 100 GT; 2050 € 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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