Morocco and the European Commission have agreed on a one year extension of the protocol under the Fisheries Partnership Agreement (FPA).
The Commission announced the agreement in a press release today. The level of fishing opportunities for EU vessels and the corresponding financial contribution to Morocco will remain the same as in the 2007 protocol, which expired yesterday, on February 27.
The protocol must now be approved by the Council and the European Parliament. Until then, due to the initialling of the new 1-year protocol, current fishing activities may continue in Moroccan waters.
EU initials extension of the fisheries protocol with Morocco (Commission press release with details about the agreement)
EU Commission and Morocco sign extension of controversial fish pact (fishelsewhere.eu)
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