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The status and future of sustainable fisheries partnership agreements in the South West Indian Ocean

WWF & Stop Illegal Fishing present recommendations to secure future SFPAs that can benefit both the EU and coastal States in the SWIO.

This report outlines the sustainable fisheries partnership agreements (SPFA) mechanism and details the opportunities availabe to the EU and countries in the SWIO region to improve their SFPAs. Alternative solutions which could be adopted in the future are also explored, such as the possibility of a regional SFPA or incorporation of broader ocean approaches, to embrace the development of sustainable blue economies within the region.

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The Status and future of fisheries partnership agreements