Fischler: EAFC in Close Contact with Morocco on Fisheries

Published December 20th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The European Agriculture and Fishery Commission (EAFC) was in “close contact” with Moroccan officials for “technical and political” talks on fisheries. 

European commissioner Franz Fischler explained he had no timetable for a projected “diplomatic initiative,” but contacts were made recalling how fishery ministers’ council last Friday voiced support to EAFC in its bid to reach a satisfactory agreement with the kingdom before the end of the year. 

The council had, however, said that short of agreement, the Commission will be proposing a “specific” program for the restructuring of the European flotilla which used to operate in Moroccan waters, MAP said --

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