The European fleet must wait two further weeks to fish in Morocco
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 03:30 (GMT + 9)
The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco considered rumors stating this country is trying to delay the adoption of the fisheries agreement signed with the European Union (EU) as "ill-founded".
Through a statement, the Ministry explained it is waiting for the meeting of the bilateral joint commission, scheduled for 10 September so that European vessels can begin fishing in its waters.
Besides, it stated that after the fisheries agreement was ratified on 15 July, Moroccan authorities immediately proposed the holding of the joint committee.
"The holding of the committee is part of the protocol between the EU and Morocco in the framework of marine fisheries," the press release states.
The Moroccan Government recalled that the Joint Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the protocol and for setting the rules, measures ... FULL STORY