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Oceans and fisheries

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)

Initialisation

3.6.2012

Nature of the FPA

Tuna fisheries partnership agreement 

Financial contribution

€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

Reference tonnage

15,000 t./year

CURRENT PROTOCOL
Fishing possibilities
 SPAINFRANCEPORTUGAL

TOTAL

VESSELS

Tuna seiners31-4
Surface longliners3-36

History

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.

Documents

Current legal framework

Agreement: Adopted by Council Regulation (EU) No 998/2012 of 9.10.2012 (OJ L300 of 30.10.2012).

Protocol: Adopted by Council Decision 2012/669/EU of 9.10.2012 (OJ L300 of 30.10.2012). The text of the protocol was published in the OJ L300 of 30.10.2012.