European Union wants new six-year fishing agreement with Cabo Verde

20 November 2013

The next fishing agreement between Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) and the European Union is expected to be valid for six years, according to a report from the European Commission published last weekend in Brussels.

Referring to the agreement that is currently in place, the report said that it is “more satisfactory” due to the high level of fish catches in Cape Verdean territorial waters.

This agreement, which has been in place since 1 September 2011 and is due to end on 31 August 2014, authorises 25 European tuna boats (16 from Spain and 12 from France) and 35 line fishing boats (26 from Spain and 9 from Portugal) to operate in Cabo Verde’s territorial waters.

The assessment report said that the added value provided by this agreement was of 3.4 million euros, of which 71 percent would go to the European Union, 17 percent to Cabo Verde and 13 percent to other West African countries, essentially due to unloading and supply operations in the ports of Dakar (Senegal) and Abidjan (the Ivory Coast). (macauhub)