Text adopted – Fishing opportunities and financial contribution provided for by the EU-Seychelles Fisheries Partnership Agreement *** – P7_TA(2011)0279 – Thursday, 23 June 2011 – Brussels – Final edition

The European Parliament,

–  having regard to the draft Council decision (17238/2010),

–  having regard to the draft Protocol on the conclusion of the Protocol setting out the fishing opportunities and the financial contribution provided for by the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles (17237/2010),

–  having regard to the request for consent submitted by the Council in accordance with Article 43 and Article 218(6), second subparagraph, point (a), of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (C7-0031/2011),

–  having regard to Rules 81 and 90(8) of its Rules of Procedure,

–  having regard to the recommendation of the Committee on Fisheries and the opinions of the Committee on Development and the Committee on Budgets (A7-0192/2011),

1.  Consents to the conclusion of the Protocol;

2.  Requests that the Commission send it the conclusions of the meetings and proceedings of the Joint Committee that is provided for in Article 9 of the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Republic of Seychelles (hereinafter ‘the Partnership Agreement’) and the multiannual sectoral programme mentioned in Article 3 of the Protocol;

3.  Calls on the Commission to submit an implementation review of the Partnership Agreement to Parliament and the Council in the final year of application of the Protocol, before negotiations are opened on the agreement's renewal;

4.  Asks the Commission for a report on piracy in the Seychelles exclusive economic zone between 2006 and 2010 and its effect on Seychelles and EU fishing operations;

5.  Calls for representatives of its Committee on Fisheries, acting as observers, to attend meetings of the Joint Committee provided for in Article 9 of the Partnership Agreement;

6.  Instructs its President to forward its position to the Council and the Commission, and to the governments and parliaments of the Member States and of the Republic of Seychelles.

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