Guinea-Bissau and European Commission discuss fisheries for the first time since 2011

23 January 2015

A bilateral joint committee established by the partnership agreement for fisheries between Guinea-Bissau and the European Union (EU), met in Guinea’s capital for the first time since 2011, a Delegation of the European Union said in a statement.

During the meeting, which began Tuesday and ended Thursday, the committee analysed activities since 2012, looked at the current regulatory environment and changes that are being implemented, as well as the EU’s funding programme for the sector.

European support total around 3 million euros per year, added to another 6 million euros in annual financial compensation, the EU delegation said in a statement.

Several missions related to fisheries have visited Bissau since July 2014, the most recent of which focused on combatting illegal fishing. (macauhub/GW)