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EU signs sustainable fishing partnership agreement protocol with Senegal

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 30 luglio 2019

The EU and Senegal have a long-standing partnership in the field of fisheries, which started back in 1980 and has evolved during the years. The new 5-year protocol implementing the 2015 agreement is replacing the current protocol due to expire in November 2019. This new protocol allows EU vessels – a maximum of 28 tuna seiners, 10 pole-and-liners, 5 long liners and 2 trawlers – to fish tuna-like species and hake in the waters of Senegal. This is based on the best available scientific advice, a stakeholders’ consultation, and follows the recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Reflecting on the principles of the common fisheries policy, this protocol will contribute to the sustainable management and conservation of natural resources in the waters of Senegal as, based on scientific advice; it foresees a lower total allowable catches for hake compared to the current protocol. The reference tonnage for tuna has been adapted to historical catches. Furthermore, it also foresees measures to limit catches of marine birds and marine mammals, and to reinforce the role of scientific observers.In exchange for the fishing rights, the EU will offer Senegal a yearly financial contribution of €1,700,000. Part of this contribution, €900,000 per year, is earmarked to promote the sustainable management of fisheries in Senegal, in particular through measures that reinforce control and surveillance capacities and the fight against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. Moreover, the EU funds will be used to promote the development of scientific capacities and to support the development of the artisanal fishing. In addition to this amount, ship owners will also contribute with approximately €1,350,000 per year. The new protocol will enter into force when the necessary legislative procedures for its conclusion have been completed.

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EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership: launch of the negotiations for a new protocol

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 gennaio 2018

foto maroccoThe European Commission has adopted a recommendation that aims at obtaining authorisation from the Council to open negotiations for the conclusion of a new fisheries protocol between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco. The current, 4-year protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco will expire on 14 July 2018.
In 2017, both the Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Karmenu Vella and the Moroccan Minister for Agriculture and Sea Fisheries Aziz Akhannouch expressed their intention to renew this instrument which is essential for both parties.An independent evaluation study underlines the positive impact of the current protocol in terms of sustainable fishing and its contribution to the socioeconomic interests of the fisheries sectors both in the EU and in Morocco. In particular the sectoral support foreseen by the protocol, as support to the national Halieutis Strategy for the development of the fisheries sector, has benefited all regions covered by the protocol. The evaluation also highlights the clauses supporting economic development and benefiting local population, such as landings in ports and embarkation of local seamen (about 200 seamen being employed on board EU vessels).It is expected that the Council endorses the recommendation in the coming weeks so that negotiations can start immediately afterwards to ensure continuity and legal security for fishermen and industry at the expiry of the current protocol. About 120 vessels from 11 EU countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Lithuania, Latvia, The Netherlands, Ireland, Poland and United Kingdom) are concerned.

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Crossroad for the Paris climate protocol

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 luglio 2015

Paris-antenne-vue-eiffel-tourHamburg. With the release of the Chairs’ plan for the next Bonn session and a streamlined text to be presented as the basis of negotiation for Paris, Head of Climate Negotiations, Martin Kaiser said:“A good effort by the co-chairs to make the different legal baskets of the Paris package clear, but there are some sorely missing elements: where is the unequivocal phase-out of fossil fuels by 2050? Where is the crucial five-year commitment cycle which ensures action on the part of leaders and forces them to regularly ramp up their level of ambition? And, why not show some guts and reach for 100% renewable energy by 2050?The age of renewable age is in full swing and politicians have an opportunity to get on board with the irresistible momentum of this widely supported energy paradigm, or be written in the history books as the people that got in the way. The text has a long way to go to being the unquestionable, concise document it needs to be. It cannot be a circus-tent for the Paris performers but rather an airtight mandate which forces politicians to produce the necessary policies needed for a just energy transformation for a healthy population and a healthy planet. We expect a full house in Bonn for the next round of negotiations to full-fill their ethical responsibility to break the deadlock on the remaining key issues and make a flight-path directly towards 100% renewable energy by mid-century.”

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EU and Liberia initial a new sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 giugno 2015

liberia-ivorycoastThe European Union and the Republic of Liberia signed a new Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement as well as an associated Protocol which will reinforce cooperation between the two parties, especially in their fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and help the development of the fishing sector of Liberia. The new Partnership Agreement is expected to contribute to Liberia’s recovery after the Ebola crisis and is a sign of the EU’s confidence in Liberia’s economy.The Protocol provides the EU with fishing opportunities for 6 500 tonnes of tuna and other highly migratory species, for 28 purse seiners and 6 long-line vessels. In return, the EU will pay Liberia an annual compensation of € 650 000, out of which 50% is earmarked to support the fisheries policy of Liberia.The Agreement and the Protocol are fully in line with the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and will ensure that the fishing activities of EU vessels in Liberian waters will be carried out in respect of the principles of sustainability, good governance, transparency, non-discrimination and respect of human rights. Control of fishing activities and catch reporting will be assured through the use of Electronic Reporting System (ERS – Electronic logbooks) and Vessel Monitoring System (VMS). Both parties have also committed to respect fully all the recommendations made by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT).This Protocol will also reinforce cooperation between the two parties, especially in their fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Moreover, the agreement will help Liberia reinforce its fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance capacity, as well as to enhance scientific cooperation and promote the development of the fishing sector of Liberia. The new Partnership Agreement is expected to contribute to Liberia’s recovery after the Ebola crisis and is a sign of the EU’s confidence in Liberia’s economy.

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Access to safe and affordable water and sanitation

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 24 novembre 2010

Reducing economic barriers to access to safe drinking-water is one of the key objectives of the Second Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health, which starts today in Bucharest, Romania. Representatives from 34 European countries, including both Parties and non-Parties to the Protocol, meet to review their progress in providing cleaner water and better sanitation to more people, especially in times of economic constraint. Water and sanitation bills can threaten strained household incomes, in rich and poor countries alike, hampering access. Access to an improved water supply and sanitation has in general increased across Europe, resulting in an 80% decrease in diarrhoeal disease in young children from 1995 to 2005. Nevertheless, more than 50% of the rural population in eastern countries still lives in homes that are not connected to a safe drinking-water supply, and this proportion is growing in some countries. Sanitary equipment is insufficient in some areas of Europe, and about 85 million people (including more than 20 million in the lowest-income groups in the European Union) still lack toilets in their homes. The Protocol on Water and Health is the first international legal agreement adopted to ensure access to safe drinking-water and the provision of sanitation for everyone. Extreme weather events are growing in frequency and intensity, and affect both the quantity and quality of water resources, raising concern among policy-makers and citizens alike. The number of extreme events in Europe increased by 65% between 1998 and 2007, with overall economic losses doubling to €13.7 billion from the previous decade.  To respond to these problems, the Protocol provides a comprehensive framework for mutual assistance between Parties, including technical guidance and financial assistance.  Over 150 rivers run across national boundaries in Europe, so international cooperation is crucial to ensure the sustainable use of these resources. The recent sludge spill in Hungary, resulting in 9 deaths and over 150 injuries 10 years after a similar accident in Romania, is a reminder that risk from currently used and heritage industrial sites is common to many countries and can cross borders. The Protocol on Water and Health, with its parent Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, can support action to identify and remediate contamination that can harm health through polluted water, and the Meeting in Bucharest offers a unique opportunity to discuss options. At the Meeting, Parties will report on all water- and health-related aspects for the first time. They will review progress in achieving national targets and plan for the challenges ahead. In addition, the participants will discuss the wide variety of topics addressed over the past three years, including the ratification and implementation of the Protocol, development of integrated strategies for water and health, the specific challenges of small-scale water supply, and access to information and public participation under the Protocol.

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