African countries must protect their fish stocks from the European Union – here’s how

Fisheries serve as a source of employment for millions of people in the small scale sector on the coastline of Africa. Their fishing activities, in turn, provide food security to over 200 million Africans.

To regulate the fishing industry, African countries have signed numerous agreements with trading blocs such as the European Union (EU). The EU has two forms of Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreements with African states: the…

  • Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood
  • The Conversation

The tuna agreement allows EU vessels to pursue migrating tuna stocks as they move along the shores of Africa and through the Indian ocean.

The mixed agreement allows EU vessels access to a wide range of fish stocks in…

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