The protocol to the fisheries partnership agreement concluded between the EU and Kiribati covers the period 16.9.2012 – 15.9.2015.
There is currently no protocol in force since 16 September 2015.
Main features of the SFPA
Duration of the agreement
6 years renewable (16.9.2012 – 15.9.2018)
Duration of the protocol
3 years (16.9.2012 – 15.9.2015)
Nature of the FPA
Tuna fisheries partnership agreement
€1,325,000/year out of which €350,000/year (26%) has been earmarked for the support of the Kiribati sectoral fisheries policy.
Fee for ship owners
€35 per tonne caught: €131,250 per purse seiner, €15,000 per long-liner
Special contribution for fishing authorisation for ship owners
€300,000 per purse seiner
The first fisheries agreement concluded between the EU and Kiribati dates back from 2003. It was the first fisheries agreement to be negotiated in the Pacific.