Guinea Bissau and the European Union re-activate fishing agreement

17 July 2014

The European Union Fishing Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, and the new Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau, Domingos Simões Pereira, agreed to re-activate a fishing agreement signed in 2012, which was not applied due to political problems in the West African nation.

The fishing agreement between the European Union (EU) and guinea Bissau was never put into place due to difficulties resulting from a coup d’état in Guinea Bissau in April, 2012.

The two sides agreed to re-activate the process of ratifying the three-year agreement.

Fishing is one of the most important economic sectors in Guinea Bissau and is of interest to owners of fishing vessels from the EU fishing for tuna, shrimp, octopus and squid in Guinean waters. ( macauhub/GW)