EU-Mauritania fisheries agreements

17-06-2013

The current EU-Mauritania FPA is the most important fisheries agreement both in terms of volume and financial contribution (€70 million per year). In July 2012, the Commission initialled a two-year protocol which is provisionally in force, pending the consent of the European Parliament on its ratification. In May 2013, the Fisheries Committee refused to give its approval to the conclusion of the protocol, forming the view that the agreement was not economically viable.

The current EU-Mauritania FPA is the most important fisheries agreement both in terms of volume and financial contribution (€70 million per year). In July 2012, the Commission initialled a two-year protocol which is provisionally in force, pending the consent of the European Parliament on its ratification. In May 2013, the Fisheries Committee refused to give its approval to the conclusion of the protocol, forming the view that the agreement was not economically viable.