EP approves new Comoros fisheries deal

In a vote on Wednesday, The European Parliament (EP) approved the new fisheries protocol between the EU and the Comoros.

The protocol allocates fishing opportunities to 70 vessels – 45 tuna seiners and 25 surface longliners from France, Italy, Portugal and Spain – compared to 57 under the previous arrangements.

An evaluation of the previous protocol shows that the added value from the European fishing activities has benefited the EU but not the Comoros. There has been no local landings of fish. No Comorians have been hired aboard the European vessels, despite provisions in the protocol that Comorian fishermen should be employed.

Read more at TheFishSite.com: EP Approves Fisheries Agreement With Comoros

Link: Evaluation of the previous protocol (French)

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