The European Commission (EC) and Senegal have initialled a protocol to renew the long-standing fisheries agreement between the EU and Senegal for a period of 4 years. "I welcome this new protocol with Senegal. It will benefit the various parties involved. This deal clearly demonstrates the EU commitment to achieving sustainable fisheries and strengthens the coherence between the Common Fisheries Policy and other EU policies," said Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Franz Fischler.