§ Mr. Hayes
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will list those third countries with which the EU has concluded mutual fisheries agreements; and how much Community money has been granted to each state. 17W
§ Mr. Morley
There are currently 20 fisheries agreements in force between the European Community and third countries. These can be classified into three main types:
Reciprocal-where community fishermen obtain rights to fish in the waters of a third country and in return fishermen from the third country have rights to fish in EU waters;
Classical-where the European Union pays for access for EU vessels to fish in the waters of a third country and where skippers pay for licences and in some cases for the amount of fish caught; and
Mixed-a mixture of both the reciprocal and classical.
The table shows the third countries with which the EU has fisheries agreements, the type of agreement and the sum paid by the EU where applicable.
euro Third Country Agreements Country Agreement type Annual cost 2002 Angola classical 15,500,000 Cape Verde classical 680,000 Comores classical 350,250 Faroe reciprocal — Gabon classical 1,262,500 Greenland mixed 42,820,000 Guinea Bissau classical 10,000,000 Republic of Guinea classical 2,960,000 Iceland reciprocal — Ivory Coast classical 957,500 Lithuania mixed — Madagascar classical 825,000 Mauritania classical 86,000,000 Mauritius classical 825,000 Norway reciprocal — Poland reciprocal — Russia reciprocal — Sao Tomé e Principe classical 925,000 Senegal classical 16,000,000 Seychelles classical 3,480,000