|Project Details||According to official data, production of 15,000 to 25,000 tons/year of fishery resources are caught and exported from Madagascar. But according to researchers from the University of Plymouth, almost 80,000 tons/year of fishery resources are exported from Madagascar to EU and Asia.|
Almost 4,200,000 tons of fish caught from 1950 to 2008 (Source: Marine Policy 2012).
Malagasy Treasury Revenue from European fishing is around 1,7 million Euro per year in exchange for 13,300 t of tuna which is much more less favorable for Madagascar than it has been in previous years.
EU is receiving 30% more tuna than a quarter century ago (quota increase from 10,000t to 13,300t) for a total fishing fee that has declined by 20%.
There are today 492 EU-vessels registered in the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC), plus another 5 vessels to the French Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT). IOTC estimated in 2010 that about 150 of those vessels were actively fishing.
Production of 10,000 tons/year of prawns representing 75,000,000 $.
An Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of nearly 1,8000,000 square km created in Madagascar
100,000 people live and work in the 1,250 coastal communities in Madagascar.
150 EU vessels actively fishing in Madagascar, mainly from France - Spain, Portugal and Italy