Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Guinea-Bissau & European Commission open fisheries Talks from 2011

The bilateral joint committee established by the Guinea-Bissau and the European Union (EU) fisheries partnership agreement met for the first time since 2011. The Committee reviewed the current regulatory environment, changes that are being implemented, and the EU’s funding programme for the sector. Currently, European support amounts to around 3 million euros per year, added to another 6 million euros in annual financial compensation, according to the EU delegation in Guinea-Bissau. The issue of illegal fishing has also been of  high concern for stakeholders in this area.