September 2015 – A new report, prepared by NFDS Africa, has been published by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The report presents research findings intended to shed light on aspects and concepts used in the European Commission (EC) Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPAs) and Protocols and to provide guidelines for coastal states for the negotiation of such agreements.
The findings are presented in three Chapters: the first provides the introductory information and context; the second provides the situation analysis of historical tuna access, costs, catches, support vessels and FADs; the third provides an overview of current access agreements with the EC, analysis of options for future access arrangements; and recommendations for negotiating access for the EU fleet.
The NFDS team undertook the research during May and June 2015. The team consisted of Sandy Davies (NFDS Technical Director) and Peter Manning (NFDS Consultant) with support from Per Erik Bergh, Kosakosa Mukosa and Mark Ssemakula.
The report is called ‘To prepare a technical rationale for supporting certain recommendations adopted at the regional meeting for developing regional minimum terms and conditions for fisheries access arrangements, 28th and 29th August in Maputo, Mozambique’
Download Full Report HERE