Mozambique and European Union meet to renew fishing agreement

16 July 2014

Delegations from the European Union (EU) and from Mozambique met in Maputo to discuss renewing their fishing agreement, which is due to end in January 2015.

The current agreement, which was signed in February 2012, allows ships from the EU, specifically from France, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Italy to fish in Mozambican waters.

As part of the agreement the EU paid Mozambique a total of 980,000 euros, of which 460,000 euros were to support fishing policy in Mozambique to promote sustainability.

The current agreement allows 75 fishing vessels to work in the area. (macauhub/MZ)