Commission starts new negotiations for fisheries agreement protocol with Morocco
Following up on the visit by Commissioner Damanaki to Rabat in April, formal negotiations on the terms of a new Protocol with Morocco will start on 8/11.
Commissioner Maria Damanaki stated:
"I am glad to announce that the negotiations for a new fisheries agreement protocol with Morocco are starting today. Cooperation with Morocco is essential in our efforts towards the efficient management of fish stocks. For this, the Council gave me a mandate, and together with Morocco, we have committed to conclude a renewed partnership that is in line with the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and its external dimension, ensuring maximum benefit to both parties."