New Fisheries Agreement EU-Mauritius: Decisive Step

9 years, 1 month ago - March 25, 2013
The Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament gave the green light for a new fisheries agreement between Mauritius and the European Union (EU). There is only one last step loop.

The new long-awaited agreement between Mauritius and the European Union will vote in April, during a plenary session of the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament. This body has given its green light to the new version, Friday, March 22. Expected since 2007, it will mark a substantial increase in contributions from the European Union in return for fishing rights in the waters of Mauritius.

According to a temporary agreement, it was decided that the European Union will provide 660,000 euros (approximately Rs 26.4 million) instead of an envelope of 412.500 euros. Of this amount, 302,000 euros will attribés the development of the fisheries sector. However, the fishing quotas remain unchanged. They are fixed to 5500 tonnes of tuna that are shared between 86 vessels from Spain, France, Italy, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

In addition to the annual budget of the EU, Maurice perceive European vessels. 35 euros for each shot at least a ton. Not to compete with small fleets, European vessels will operate at 15 nautical miles from the coast of Mauritius.

The agreement will be for a period of three years. For MEPs, this new partnership " to help Mauritius develop its capacity to combat illegal fishing in its exclusive economic zone . "

 

Text by lexpress.mu

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