Guinea-Bissau resumes negotiations for fisheries agreement with the European Union

11 May 2018

Guinea-Bissau will resume negotiations on the fisheries agreement with the European Union (EU), Guinean Prime Minister Aristides Gomes said on Wednesday as he was attended a European Day party at the EU premises in Bissau.

The prime minister said that although the fisheries agreement is a trade issue, the European Union, as the main donor in the world, “has conducted these negotiations on the basis of a spirit of cooperation, solidarity and not on a purely commercial basis.”

The fisheries partnership between the EU and Guinea-Bissau came to an end in November 2017, without the parties agreeing to renew it, according to Portuguese news agency Lusa.

The agreement allowed vessels from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece and France to fish in the waters of Guinea-Bissau and covered tuna, cephalopods (octopus, squid, cuttlefish), shrimp and demersal species (sole and grouper). (macauhub)