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Region:    Africa & Western Indian Ocean

Ex post evaluation of the current protocol to theSustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the EU and Senegal and ex ante evaluation of a potential futur protocol Senegal

DG MARE Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (European Commission) - Project Dates:
December 2018 - May 2019

Description of Project:
According to Article 34 of the current EU Financial Regulation, Commission Services have to undertake both ex-ante and retrospective evaluations for all programmes and activities which entail significant spending. The Council Conclusions on the External Dimension of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) adopted on 19 March 2012 request that an ex-post and ex-ante evaluation be undertaken by the Commission before the signature of a new protocol. This has been enshrined in Article 31§10 of the current CFP basic regulation.

The purpose of this specific contract was to provide the European Commission with an independent ex-post and ex-ante evaluation of the current 2014 – 2019 Protocol to the Agreement on a Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFPA) between the European Union and the Republic of Senegal (hereinafter 'Senegal').

The evaluation provided the Commission with the data and technical analyses of the fisheries resources and related fishing and economic activities to decide on the opportunity to engage in a new agreement and new protocol, and prepare possible negotiations between the EU and the partner country, Senegal.

The Commission used this evaluation study as a tool for improving the quality and coherence of the decision-making. The study served as basis for the Commission’s evaluation report (Staff Working Document) on the subject.

Services Provided:

The evaluation was carried out by F&S (consortium leader) in association with MegaPesca and Poseidon.

A Poseidon director assisted the core team by coordinating the remote consultations of the EU stakeholders such as the departements of fisheries of relevant EU Member States, a selection of EU fishing vessel owners' associations, and the EU civil society.

The evaluation report is online on the EU publications office's website.