Brussels approves bumper new EU-Mauritania fisheries deal

European Parliament (EP) has voted to give its final consent to the new Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Mauritania, an arrangement considered crucial for the European fleet and the North African country.

Under the new four-year-deal, 98 EU vessels from 11 member states will be allowed to fish for shrimp, demersal fish, tuna and small pelagics in Mauritania’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In return, the EU will pay Mauritania a financial contribution in exce…

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