Renewed EU fisheries partnership agreement with Sao Tome and Principe signed

May 16, 2011 10:01

At the margins of the Ministerial meeting on the Future of fisheries partnership agreements, Commissioner Maria Damanaki, Mr Tamas Bardocz, Hungarian Director General for fisheries on behalf of the EU Presidency, and Mr Agostino Quaresma Dos Santos Fernandes, Minister of Planning and Development for Sao Tome and Principe, signed the renewal of the partnership agreement, reports with reference to EC.

This transitional protocol before the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy covers a period of three years.

It allows forty EU vessels -mainly from Spain, Portugal and France- to fish tuna species in the Sao Tome and Príncipe waters and foresees a financial contribution of 682.500€, out of which one third is dedicated to the support of the fisheries policy of São Tome and Principe.

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