Mozambique and the European Union negotiate new fishing agreement

25 February 2011

Brussels, Belgium, 25 Feb – Mozambique and the European Union (EU) are due to begin negotiations to sign a new fishing agreement, the European Commission said in a statement issued Wednesday in Brussels.

The current agreement, which was signed for a period of five years and is due to expire on 31 December of this year, sets an annual quota of 10,000 tons of fish for the European fishing vessels, in return for payment from the European Union of 900,000 euros to Mozambique.

Under the terms of this contract, which mainly relates to tuna fishing in the Indian Ocean, the fishing vessels authorised to fish in Mozambique’s waters were divided in the following way – 46 for Spain, the same number for France, nine for Portugal, two for the United Kingdom and one for Italy. (macauhub)