EC Extends Fisheries Partnership With Morocco

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
15 February 2011, at 12:00am

EU & MOROCCO - The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal for a draft negotiating mandate, addressed to the Council for a transitional, time-limited renewal of the Fisheries Parrtnership Agreement Protocol. The Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Morocco has been extended for one year.

The draft mandate, adopted by the European Commission on 11 February, foresees more specifically an extension of the current Protocol for one year, whilst normally protocols of this type last for more than three to four years.

The renewal is subject to a review of fishing opportunities in the light of scientific advice, as well as a regular reporting on the implementation of sectoral policy measures under the Protocol, including its regional impact. This one-year period will be used to assess the data and information obtained from the Moroccan authorities about the regional impacts of the protocol and to define next steps.

For more information on the background to this agreement, click here.