Joint committee on Morocco-EU fisheries agreement grants fishing authorizations to European boats

Rabat - The joint committee in charge of the implementation of the Morocco-EU fisheries agreement granted fishing authorizations to European boats which met all requirements, following its first meeting on Thursday and Friday in Rabat.

The holding of this session, a requisite for the EU boats to start their fishing activities, is part of the implementation of the said agreement which was adopted by the two parties on July 15, said a statement by the agriculture ministry.

The session touched also on the approval of provisions related to the technical and financial aspects of the new accord such as the boarding procedure for Moroccan sailors, conditions of obligatory unloading of catches for each category of ships, and supervision of European ships.

After the meeting, fishing licenses were granted to European boats which met all requirements set by the said committee, the statement said.

06/09/2014