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New fisheries protocol signed by EU and Cape Verde. The EU and Cape Verde have signed a new protocol to implement the Sustainable Fishing Partnership Agreement (SFPA).

The protocol covers a period of five years and is providing fishing opportunities for a maximum of 69 Union vessels to fish in Cabo Verde waters, on the basis of the best available scientific advice and following the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).

The EU and Cape Verde have a long standing relation in the field of fisheries which started in 2007. This new protocol, which applies provisionally as of today, contains a yearly EU financial contribution of 750 000€, including 350 000€ annually earmarked to promote the sustainable management of fisheries in Cape Verde, notably through measures aiming at reinforcing control and surveillance capacities and supporting local fishing communities.

Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) is reshaping the world of corporate responsibility in the seafood industry through the creation of powerful information tools and a methodology that enables companies to directly engage with suppliers of natural resources.

Their vision is one of healthy marine and aquatic ecosystems; secure seafood supplies; and a thriving, responsible seafood economy.

Their mission is to engage and catalyze global seafood supply chains in rebuilding depleted fish stocks and reducing the environmental impacts of fishing and fish farming.

Since its founding in 2006, SFP has been leading and catalyzing fishery and aquaculture improvement projects globally by convening, educating, and advising supply chain stakeholders including major retailers, restaurant chains, seafood brand owners, buyers, producers (fishers), nonprofit organizations, and fisheries management and scientific institutions to improve fisheries and aquaculture practices and policies.

SFP fills a specific gap between industry and the marine conservation community, utilizing the power of the private sector to help less well-managed fisheries meet the environmental requirements of major markets. Our work is organized around two main principles: making available up-to-date information on fisheries for the benefit of major buyers and other fisheries stakeholders; and using that information to engage all stakeholders along the supply chain in fisheries improvements and moving toward sustainability.