These are the MEPs who voted for the Western Sahara fish deal

415 MEPs supported the new EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement that will be applied expressly to occupied Western Sahara. Find out who they are, here.

Published 28 February 2019

On 12 February, the European Parliament approved the EU-Morocco fish deal. Most fishing under the agreement will be carried out in the waters of Western Sahara, in spite of a ruling from the EU's highest Court concluding such practice illegal.

Note that several MEPs have changed their vote after 12 February 2019, as MEPs are allowed to correct their vote in case of an erroneous button-push within a certain time-frame. These changes have been made public on 22 February. The lists below have taken those corrections into account.

415 MEPs voted for the agreement, 189 against, and 49 abstained. After corrections, those numbers are: 407 for, 199 against and 48 abstentions.

These MEPs voted for the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement, expressly including Western Sahara

- ALDE:Ali, Arthuis, Auštrevičius, van Baalen, Bearder, Becerra Basterrechea, Calvet Chambon, Cavada, Charanzová, Cornillet, Deprez, Diaconu, Dlabajová, Giménez Barbat, Goerens, Griesbeck, Grigule-Pēterse, Hirsch, Huitema, Hyusmenova, Jäätteenmäki, Jakovčić, Ježek, Katainen, Klinz, Kyuchyuk, Lalonde, Løkkegaard, Marinho e Pinto, Mazuronis, Michel, Mihaylova, Müller, Nagtegaal, Nart, Pagazaurtundúa Ruiz, Punset, Ries, Riquet, Rochefort, Selimovic, Telička, Toom, Uspaskich, Vautmans, Vehkaperä, Verhofstadt, Weber Renate, Wierinck
- ECR:Bashir, Belder, Campbell Bannerman, Czarnecki, Czesak, van Dalen, Dalton, Dohrmann, Dzhambazki, Fitto, Flack, Foster, Fox, Gericke, Gosiewska, Halla-aho, Hannan, Hoc, Jurek, Karim, Karski, Kłosowski, Kölmel, Krasnodębski, Krupa, Kuźmiuk, Legutko, Lucke, McIntyre, Macovei, Matthews, Maullu, Messerschmidt, Mobarik, Nicholson, Ożóg, Piecha, Piotrowski, Poręba, Procter, Sernagiotto, Škripek, Sulík, Swinburne, Tannock, Tomaševski, Tomašić, Tošenovský, Van Orden, Vistisen, Wiśniewska, Zahradil, Zīle, Žitňanská, Złotowski
- EFDD:Bergeron, Bullock, Carver, Chauprade, Coburn, (The Earl of) Dartmouth, D'Ornano, Etheridge, Gill Nathan, Goddyn, Monot, Nuttall, Paksas, Philippot
- ENF:Arnautu, Bay, Bilde, Boutonnet, Briois, Jalkh, Lebreton, Lechevalier, Loiseau, Martin Dominique, Mayer Georg, Mélin, Obermayr, Schaffhauser, Troszczynski, Vilimsky
- GUE/NGL:Konečná, Maštálka
- NI:Dodds, Epitideios, Gollnisch, Montel, Saryusz-Wolski, Sośnierz, Ujazdowski
- PPE:Ademov, Alliot-Marie, Andrikienė, Arimont, Ashworth, Ayuso, Bach, Becker, Belet, Bendtsen, Bocskor, Bogovič, Boni, Brok, Buda, Buşoi, Cadec, Casa, Caspary, del Castillo Vera, Cesa, Cicu, Cirio, Clune, Coelho, Collin-Langen, Comi, Csáky, Danjean, Dantin, Dati, Delahaye, Deli, Deß, Deutsch, Díaz de Mera García Consuegra, Didier, Dorfmann, Engel, Erdős, Estaràs Ferragut, Ferber, Fernandes, Fisas Ayxelà, Florenz, Gahler,Gál, Gambús, Gardini, Gieseke, González Pons, de Grandes Pascual, Gräßle, Grossetête, Grzyb, Gyürk, Hansen, Hayes, Herranz García, Hetman, Hölvényi, Hortefeux, Hübner, Iturgaiz, Jahr, Jiménez-Becerril Barrio, Joulaud, Juvin, Kalinowski, Kalniete, Karas, Kelam, Kelly, Kósa, Kovatchev, Kozłowska-Rajewicz, Kudrycka, Kuhn, Kukan, Lamassoure, Langen, La Via, Lavrilleux, Lenaers, Lewandowski, Liese, Lins, Lope Fontagné, López-Istúriz White, Loskutovs, Łukacijewska, McGuinness, Maletić, Malinov, Mandl, Mann, Marinescu, Martusciello, Mato, Melo, Metsola, Mikolášik, Millán Mon, Moisă, Morano, Morin-Chartier, Mureşan, Muselier, Mussolini, Nagy, Niebler, Niedermayer, van Nistelrooij, Novakov, Olbrycht, Patriciello, Peterle, Petir, Pitera, Plura, Polčák, Pospíšil, Preda, Proust, Quisthoudt-Rowohl, Radev, Radtke, Rangel, Ribeiro, Rolin, Rosati, Ruas, Rübig, Šadurskis, Saïfi, Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra, Salini, Sander, Sarvamaa, Saudargas, Schmidt, Schöpflin, Schreijer-Pierik, Schulze, Schwab, Siekierski, Sógor, Šojdrová, Sommer, Sonik, Štětina, Stolojan, Šuica, Šulin, Svoboda, Szájer, Szejnfeld, Thun und Hohenstein, Tőkés, Tolić, Tomc, Urutchev, Vaidere, Valcárcel Siso, Vălean, Vandenkendelaere, Virkkunen, Voss, Wałęsa, Wieland, Winkler Hermann, Winkler Iuliu, Záborská, Zagorakis, Zammit Dimech, Zdechovský, Zdrojewski, Zovko, Zver, Zwiefka
- S&D:Aguilera García, Androulakis, Ayala Sender, Balčytis, Bayet, Beňová, Berès, Bettini, Blanco López, Blinkevičiūtė, Bonafè, Borzan, Boştinaru, Brannen, Bresso, Cabezón Ruiz, Chinnici, Costa, Cozzolino, Cristea, Dalli, Danti, De Castro, De Monte, Fajon, Fernández, Ferrandino, Frunzulică, García Pérez, Gardiazabal Rubial, Geringer de Oedenberg, Gierek, Gloanec Maurin, Grapini, Gualtieri, Guerrero Salom, Gutiérrez Prieto, Jaakonsaari, Jáuregui Atondo, Kouroumbashev, Kumpula-Natri, Leinen, Liberadzki, López, López Aguilar, Łybacka, Mamikins, Maňka, Mizzi, Molnár, Morgano, Nica, Niedermüller, Panzeri, Paolucci, Pargneaux, Paşcu, Pavel, Peillon, Picula, Poc, Poche, Popa, Rodrigues Liliana, Rodrigues Maria João, Rodríguez-Piñero Fernández, Sant, dos Santos, Sârbu, Serrão Santos, Silva Pereira, Simon Peter, Smolková, Stanishev, Szanyi, Tănăsescu, Țapardel, Tarabella, Ujhelyi, Valenciano, Zanonato, Zemke, Zoană, Zorrinho
- Verts/ALE:Škrlec


These MEPs voted against the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement, expressly including Western Sahara

- ALDE:Federley, Harkin, Meissner, Mlinar, Petersen, Rohde, Torvalds, Tremosa i Balcells, Vajgl, Wikström
- ECR:Leontini, Marias
- EFDD:Aiuto, Aker, Arnott, Bours, Corrao, D'Amato, Evi, Ferrara, Finch, Pedicini, Reid, Tamburrano, Zullo
- ENF:Agnew, Annemans, Atkinson, Batten, Collins, Elissen, Pretzell, Stuger, Zijlstra
- GUE/NGL:Albiol Guzmán, Anderson Martina, Benito Ziluaga, Björk, Carthy, Chountis, Chrysogonos, Eck, Ernst, Ferreira, Flanagan, Forenza, González Peñas, Hadjigeorgiou, Hazekamp, de Jong, Kari, Kouloglou, Kuneva, Kyllönen, Le Hyaric, López Bermejo, Lösing, Matias, Michels, Mineur, Ní Riada, Omarjee, Papadimoulis, Pimenta Lopes, Sakorafa, Sánchez Caldentey, Schirdewan, Scholz, Senra Rodríguez, Spinelli, Urbán Crespo, Vallina, Vergiat, Viegas, Zimmer
- NI:Fountoulis, Hookem, Karlsson, Sonneborn, Synadinos, Woolfe, Zarianopoulos
- PPE:Hohlmeier, Koch, Pietikäinen, Zeller
- S&D:Anderson Lucy, Balas, Briano, Caputo, Childers, Christensen, Cofferati, Detjen, Ertug, Fleckenstein, Freund, Gabelic, Gebhardt, Geier, Gentile, Gill Neena, Gomes, Grammatikakis, Graswander-Hainz, Guteland, Hedh, Hoffmann, Honeyball, Howarth, Jongerius, Kadenbach, Kammerevert, Kaufmann, Keller Jan, Khan, Kirton-Darling, Kofod, Köster, Krehl, Kyrkos, Lietz, Ludvigsson, McAvan, Martin David, Martin Edouard, Mayer Alex, Melior, Moody, Moraes, Neuser, Noichl, Palmer, Picierno, Piri, Post, Preuß, Regner, Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy, Rodust, Rozière, Schaldemose, Schlein, Schuster, Simon Siôn, Sippel, Tang, Thomas, Vaughan, Viotti, Ward, Weidenholzer, Werner, Winter, Wölken
- Verts/ALE:Affronte, Andersson, Auken, Bové, Buchner, Bütikofer, Cramer, Dalunde, Delli, Durand, Eickhout, Engström, Franz, Giegold, Häusling, Heubuch, Hudghton, Jadot, Joly, Keller Ska, Lambert, Lamberts, Lochbihler, Marcellesi, Metz, Mitrofanovs, Reda, Reimon, Reintke, Rivasi, Ropė, Sargentini, Scott Cato, Solé, Šoltes, Staes, Taylor, Terricabras, Trüpel, Urtasun, Valero, Vana, Waitz


These MEPs abstained on the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement, expressly including Western Sahara

- ALDE:Bilbao Barandica, Gerbrandy, in 't Veld, van Miltenburg, Schaake
- ECR:Packet, Stevens, Van Bossuyt
- EFDD:Beghin, Farage, Iwaszkiewicz, Meuthen, Moi, O'Flynn, Payne, Seymour, Valli
- ENF:Bizzotto, Borghezio, Ciocca, Jamet, Lancini, Marusik, Scottà, Zanni, Żółtek
- GUE/NGL:Maurel
- NI:Balczó, Borrelli, Voigt
- PPE:Böge, Corazza Bildt, Faria,Fjellner, Gehrold, Hökmark, Pieper, Sellström, Štefanec
- S&D:Assis, Dance, Delvaux, Kyenge, Manscour, Nekov, Pirinski, Van Brempt
- Verts/ALE:Harms
 

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