For the spokesman of Blue Ventures, “the contracts are not transparent and are often unfair, Madagascar has one of the worst contracts in the region.” The lack of power of the developing countries in the negotiations seems to explain the poor results of this fisheries agreement. Another common stock, black hake, is also overexploited, according to CECAF. The latest FAO figures indicate overexploitation: 17,000 tons of catches throughout the sub-region, with a potential of 10,900 tons. While the EU has taken steps to reduce catches in the recently renewed EU-Senegal FPA, the problem is that your shrimp trawler, by groundfish species and per demersal fishing vessel, often exceeds targeted catches. In this case too, the EU should consider a regional strategy to promote sustainable management of black hake. .

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