EU and the Cook Islands: New Fisheries Partnership Starts
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SseafoodNews] - December 6, 2016
The EU and the Cook Islands have agreed on all the elements of their brand-new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement, giving the go ahead to fishing operations for EU vessels.
On 29 November, the first Joint Committee in the framework of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Cook Islands came to a successful end. The parties defined the financial support to be granted by the EU for the development of the Cook Islands’ fisheries sector and discussed fisheries matters to allow for the start of fishing operations.
The new Agreement will allow up to four Union vessels to fish for up to 7,000 tonnes of tunas per year and other highly migratory species in the Cook Islands’ fishing area. In return, the EU will pay the Cook Islands 2.87 million euros...
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