The first-ever Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Liberia was signed on 9 December 2015 and has applied provisionally since then.
The fisheries sector contributes about 12% of Liberia’s agricultural gross domestic product (GDP) and 3% of the overall GDP. With more than half of the population estimated to live along the coast, dependent on fisheries for livelihoods, fish provides an estimated 65 % of animal protein intake within the country.
Procedure: Consent procedure
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Video recording of debate (click on 09.05.2016)
Profile of rapporteur Jarosław WAŁĘSA (EPP, PL)
Commission webpage on Liberia