The Parties noted with satisfaction the progress made in implementing the sectoral support funds and agreed to earmark 6 million euros to support infrastructure works in the artisanal fishing port of Tanit.
With scientific advice confirming the existence of a surplus and in accordance with the general principles of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, the Parties also agreed to introduce new fishing opportunities for up to 6 EU demersal freezer trawlers targeting black hake. In exchange, the EU will pay 2.5 million euros on top of the 55 million euros already included in the Protocol.
Mauritania confirmed its interest in the MACAPEL project, a Mauritanian-Canary Island investment project aimed at transferring know-how and developing landing and processing infrastructure in the port of Nouadhibou. The Parties agreed to continue discussions on the project and to decide on further steps depending on progress made regarding funding of the project.