The Spanish government has signed a fishing agreement with Morocco for the training of aquaculture experts and deep sea exploration, reported MAP.
“Spain has agreed to bring Morocco assistance in deep sea exploration in order to discover new fisheries likely to diversify the Moroccan sea stock,” said Moroccan fisheries minister, Tayeb Rhafes to the news agency.
In 2002, Morocco permitted temporary Spanish fishing in its waters, following the November 19 oil spill catastrophe that struck the European country’s northwest shore, in the name of “economic solidarity and good neighborliness." An expired EU-Moroccan fishing accord had allowed around 4,000 fishermen from Spain and Portugal to ply Moroccan waters. — (menareport.com)
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