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European Commission Fisheries Agreements

The first fisheries agreement between the EU and Seychelles dates back to 1987. The previous protocol expired on 17 January 2020. The negotiations on the new AAA and the Implementing Protocol, which will enter into force on 24 February 2020, were based on an ex post and ex ante external evaluation of the previous EU-Seychelles Fisheries Partnership Agreement and its Implementing Protocol (2014-2020). The latest Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Madagascar was signed on 19 December 2014 and included the period from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2018, with a financial contribution of EUR 6 107 500 for the entire duration of the Protocol, of which EUR 2 800 000 was intended to support Madagascar`s fisheries policy. Under the Protocol, the EU fleet can fish up to 287 050 tonnes per year in Mauritanian waters under improved operating conditions. In addition to the fees paid by the European fleet (tonnage taxes and para-fiscal taxes), the EU is making a financial contribution of €61.625 million per year to this partnership, including €57.5 million for access to waters and €4.125 million to support local fishing communities in Mauritania and improve fisheries policy. The current four-year Protocol to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (TPA) entered into force on 16 November 2015. It was signed for a period of 4 years, but extended for another year until November 15, 2020. This protocol confirms decades of cooperation in the field of fisheries, a key sector for Mauritania`s development and one of the pillars of the European strategy for sustainable blue growth. So many of the affected shares are managed jointly and allowances are traded to ensure that they are not wasted. Some of these stocks are managed by the Intergovernmental Agreement on North-East Atlantic Fisheries, established for the management of fish stocks in the region, while others are managed by agreements between coastal States.

In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 61/105 on sustainable fisheries. fisheries and aquaculture policies, rules, measures and information. Regional Fisheries Organisations (RFMOs) The EU has concluded 2 types of fisheries agreements with third countries The first EU-Mauritania fisheries agreement dates back to 1987. The current Fisheries Partnership Agreement was concluded in 2006 and entered into force on 1.08.2006. It was implemented by Council Regulation (EC) No 1801/2006 of 30.11.2006 (OJ L 137, 28.1.2006, p. 1). 343 of 8.12.2006). Partnership agreements with third countries (summaries of EU legislation) Sustainable fisheries agreements with third countries are negotiated and concluded by the Commission on behalf of the EU. They allow EU vessels to fish for surplus stocks in the country`s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in an environment regulated by law.

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