Key Bay just outside of port of Fécamp
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The vessel carrying fish oil from occupied Western Sahara is about to enter its port of destination, after a delay of at least two days.
Published 22 January 2017


On Friday, 20 January, a group of protesters was waiting in the port for the vessel to arrive, but the Key Bay didn't show. Sources in the harbour now state that the vessel will either enter this evening before 8pm local time, or early tomorrow morning.

French media has been covering the case of the fish oil imports on Friday; see France 3's TV report here (from '7:20 onwards). Local media such as Normandie-Actu and Ouest France also reported about this first import of fisheries products ever since the European Court of Justice concluded that the EU-Morocco Trade Deal covering such goods could not be applied to Western Sahara.

The Western Sahara liberation movement, the Polisario Front, has filed a complaint with the French and EU authorities to uphold the ECJ's Judgment.

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Key Bay unloaded all cargo in Fécamp, France

Upon arrival to Ghent, Belgium, tomorrow, the controversial vessel Key Bay - transporting fish oil from Western Sahara into the EU - will be empty.
25 January 2017

A lighter Key Bay is on its way to Ghent, Belgium

The vessel carrying fish oil from occupied Western Sahara into the European Union seems to have unloaded some, but not all, of its cargo in Fécamp, France.
24 January 2017

Here is the Key Bay inside the port of Fécamp

Beautiful images of a vessel with an ugly cargo; fish oil taken illegally from an occupied land; the Key Bay in the port of Fécamp.
24 January 2017

Why the Key Bay imports are not in accordance with EU law

This morning, the Key Bay tanker delivered a shipment of fish oil from occupied Western Sahara to France. But why does that potentially violate EU regulations?
23 January 2017