The current fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and Senegal covers the period 20 November 2014 – 19 November 2019, and is tacitly renewed for 5-year periods.
This fisheries agreement allows EU vessels from Spain and France to fish in the Senegalese waters and is part of the tuna network fisheries agreements in West Africa.
Tuna: €80 (3 yrs), €85 (2 yrs) for purse seiners, €75 for longliners and poles and lines, per tonne caught.Hake: €95 per tonne caught
A Framework Agreement, one of the first bilateral fisheries agreements ever concluded by the European Union, was adopted by Council Regulation (EEC) No 2212/80 of 27.6.80 (OJ L 226 of 29.8.80) was implemented by successive protocols. The last one covered the period from 01.07.2002 to 30.06.2006. and established fishing opportunities for crustaceans, small pelagic species, demersal species and tuna.
A new sustainable fisheries partnership agreement and a 5 year implementing protocol were signed on 20 November 2014. A second protocol was signed on 18 November 2019 and offers fishing possibilities for tuna and includes a limited access to black hake, a deep demersal resource at levels in accordance with the requirements of the common fisheries policy (CFP). The protocol thus contributes to sustainability of the fish stocks, protection of the local fishermen and food security, strict controls and support to the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).
In accordance with the agreement and protocol, the two Parties encourage scientific cooperation and consult a Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) to strengthen monitoring of the marine biological resources and to examine scientific questions relating to the implementation of the Protocol.
The EU-Senegal JSC last met in Dakar,11-13 July 2018. The JSC’s analyses and recommendations are published in its 2018 final report.
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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)