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.
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.