Partnership agreement with third countries (summaries of EU legislation) “This new protocol confirms several 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 blue growth,” the European Union said in a press release. The EU has 2 types of fisheries agreements with third countries As many stocks concerned are managed jointly and quotas are exchanged 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. The agreement is the largest fisheries partnership between the EU and Mauritania, said Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Regional Fisheries Organisations (RFMOs) The EU has participated in similar Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPAs) with several other non-EU countries, including the following: the first EU-Greenland Fisheries Agreement of 1985 was concluded for an initial period of ten years and then extended for a further six years until it was replaced by the Fisheries Partnership Agreements. The first fisheries agreement was implemented by successive protocols. “The signing of the EU`s largest fisheries partnership agreement with Mauritania has two advantages: for our fishermen, it is about safety and good fishing opportunities at a good price-quality ratio for the next four years. For the entire region, it contributes to the stability and sustainable management of fisheries resources,” said Mr Vella. These agreements are extremely important for a large part of the EU fleet, in particular the agreement with Norway, which includes quotas worth more than €2 billion.
This measure will allow EU fleets to fish up to 281 to 500 tonnes per year in Mauritanian waters. In addition to the payment for catches, the EU amounts to €59.12 million per year (€65.91 million). USD) contribute to the partnership; of which EUR 4.12 (USD 4.59) is used for local fishing communities in Mauritania. Relations between Mauritania and the EU have existed for a long time – since 1987, protocols have been put in place to allow the EU access to Mauritanian waters for fishing. The protocol before the current implementation expired in December 2014, resulting in an interruption of EU fishing activities, the European Commission said. The EU`s fishing activities in the North Sea and the North-East Atlantic are closely linked to those of our neighbours, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. . . .