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EU-Morocco Fishing Partnership Agreement comes into force as new four-year Protocol agreed with Madagascar

(17/07/2014) The EU's Fisheries Partnership Agreement with Morocco, agreed last year, has now come into force following official ratification by Morocco. The EU vessels will receive certain fishing rights in Moroccan waters in return for financial assistance by the EU to develop the Moroccan fishery sector.

The protocol is the second largest of its kind and belongs to a new generation of fisheries agreements after the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, placing a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability.

Elsewhere, the EU and Madagascar initialled a new 4 year-Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement, the EU’s second largest one in the Indian Ocean. This deal guarantees the continuation of Europe’s fishing operations beyond the expiry at the end of this year.

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