MEPs urged to support Mauritania fishing agreement


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
October 7, 2013

MEPs have been urged to support a fisheries agreement between the EU and Mauritania, despite the Fisheries Committee recommending that it be rejected.

The initial terms of the agreement would allow EU vessels to fish in waters of Mauritania for a two-year period in return for financial assistance of EUR 70 million (USD 95 million).

On 7 October 2013, Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki said the agreement had faced six rounds of negotiations, and fulfilled the three key criteria of “sustainability, value-for-money, and fairness.”

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