A UE tem dois tipos de acordos de pesca com países que não pertencem à UE:
EU SFPAs infographic (Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, Published 2015)
EU Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (Available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, Published 2020)
In exchange, the EU pays the partner countries a financial contribution composed of 2 distinct parts:
The EU has currently 8 SFPAs protocols in force with third countries:
The EU has also 7 "dormant" agreements with Gabon, Sao Tomé e Principe, Madagascar, Mozambique, Equatorial Guinea, Micronesia, Solomon Island. "Dormant agreements" stand for countries which adopted a fisheries partnership agreement without having a protocol in force. EU vessels are therefore not allowed to fish in waters under the regime of the dormant agreements. Comoros agreement, which was also dormant, is currently being denounced.
Acordos do Norte
As atividades de pesca da UE no Mar do Norte e no nordeste do Atlântico estão intimamente dependentes da Noruega, da Islândia e das Ilhas Faroé, países vizinhos da UE. Grande parte das unidades populacionais visadas estendem-se além fronteiras, pelo que faz todo o sentido que as quatro partes coordenem as suas atividades, tanto mais que as várias frotas nem sempre estão interessadas nas mesmas unidades populacionais.
Por conseguinte, é feita uma gestão conjunta de muitas das unidades populacionais e recorre-se ao intercâmbio das quotas para evitar desperdícios. Algumas destas unidades populacionais são geridas através da Convenção Intergovernamental das Pescas do Atlântico Nordeste, especificamente instituída para o efeito, e outras no âmbito de acordos entre os estados costeiros.
Trata-se de acordos extremamente importantes para uma parte significativa da frota da UE, destacando-se em especial o acordo com a Noruega, que cobre quotas num valor superior a dois mil milhões de euros.
The agreement with Iceland is "dormant".
€5 300 000
The European Economic Community concluded its first bilateral fisheries agreements in the late 1970's. More than 30 other bilateral agreements were concluded until today mainly with developing States in Africa or in the Pacific. The negotiation of fisheries bilateral agreements resulted from the adoption of the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) which establishes a legal sovereignty for coastal states over living marine resources in maritime zones within 200 nautical miles from their baselines (the "Exclusive Economic Zone"). As a result, the conclusion of bilateral agreements with third countries appeared necessary to give European Union fleets access to fish stock surplus that are not used by the coastal states' local fleets.
The Common Fisheries Policy, especially its external dimension, establishes a legal framework for EU fishing activities outside the European waters.
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