Morocco and the European Union agreed on the content of the future sustainable fisheries agreement and its implementation protocol, they said on Friday in a joint statement.

"The two parties agreed on the provisions and improvements made on the texts to optimize the positive impact and benefits for local populations in the concerned zones, while respecting the principles of sustainable management of sea resources and equity," said the same source.


The Kingdom of Morocco and the European Union commend the constructive spirit that prevailed during these talks, which confirms both parties' attachment to reinforcing their partnership in two strategic sectors: agriculture and fisheries, said the statement.


The two parties pledge to take measures necessary for the enforcement of the fisheries agreement and its protocol as soon as possible while taking account of their respective procedures, said the same source, adding that they will have close contact as part of the spirit of consultation and the partnership which unites them during the period of transition until the agreement comes into effect.