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Tuna vessels in Seychelles: Evaluation of EC Fisheries Agreements

A number of Poseidon activities and projects relate to activities in more than one country.

The company has been part of framework consortia (2004 to 2007, and 2011 to 2014) to evaluate EC Fisheries Partnership Agreements (FPA) with third countries throughout the world. Examples of evaluations completed include: Angola, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Tanzania, Comoros, Kenya, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Cote D’Ivoire, Norway, Iceland, Faroe Islands, and Greenland.

The company also works regularly for FAO. Previous work has included specific studies and inputs on issues such as: discard reduction programmes (in the form of bycatch utilisation and bycatch reduction); the global record of fishing vessels; preparation of papers for inclusion in the FAO SOFIA publication and for submission to COFI; green house gases and fisheries and aquaculture contributions to global warming; eco-labeling and certification; post disaster fisheries and aquaculture emergency response guidelines; and small-scale fisheries. The Company has also assisted FAO in with the facilitation of a number of workshops.

Additional multinational work has included: projects looking at the impacts of trade liberalisation on the poor and on pro-poor fisheries trade mechanisms; work on a number of shrimp trawl fisheries around the world to develop a blue-print/guidelines for sustainable shrimp trawl fisheries; global reviews of tuna management and trade flows; and consideration of climate change impacts both on and by the fisheries and aquaculture sector.