Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the opening of negotiations with Cabo Verde for the conclusion of a Protocol implementing the Fisheries Partnership Agreement

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Series Details COM (2018) 299
Publication Date 16/05/2018
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The European Commission proposes to negotiate a new protocol to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement (SFPA) concluded with Cape Verde, which meets the needs of the European Union fleet and is in line with Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013 on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the conclusions adopted by the Council of the European Union on a Communication regarding external dimension of the CFP.

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The SFPA with Cape Verde was concluded in December 2016. The existing Protocol to the Agreement entered into application in December 2014 and expires in December 2018. It fixes the fishing opportunities provided to the Union fleet and the corresponding financial contribution paid by the EU and by ship-owners. The Agreement also provides fishing opportunities targeting tuna and highly migratory species for vessels from three Member States.

SFPAs help promote the objectives of the common fisheries policy internationally. In addition, SFPAs foster scientific cooperation between the EU and its partner and promote transparency and sustainability to improve the management of fishing resources. They also encourage governance by supporting the monitoring, control and surveillance of national and foreign fleets’ activities and provide funding to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and contribute to the sustainable development of the local fishing industry.

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EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)193: Executive summary of the evaluation
EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)194: Evaluation

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