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“In an act of gross hypocrisy the Irish Government last week signed up to a deal between the EU and Morocco to rob the fishing rights of the people of Western Sahara - a nation occupied by Morocco - while at the same time issuing a statement claiming to support the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination”, An Problacht wrote on 1 June 2006.

Published 01 June 2006

Sent 1 June 2006. The letter was sent to CEO K. Wester, with copy to A.Jonkman.

Published 01 June 2006

Analysis made in 2006 by the French association on the Fisheries Agreement (in French).

Published 26 May 2006

Last week, the EU endorsed a fishing deal with Morocco. This wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for the fact that the deal includes the coastal waters of Western Sahara, a territory that has been occupied by Morroco for more than thirty years. The Brussels Journal, 25 May 2006.

Published 25 May 2006

The UK has said a new European fisheries agreement with Morocco will have to be closely monitored to ensure it does not break international law.

Published 23 May 2006

The British Government has been condemned by War on Want and campaign groups from across Europe today for supporting a Fisheries Agreement that will allow European ships to fish off the coast of illegally occupied Western Sahara, despite claims that this violates international law. Sweden stood alone in opposing the Agreement though Finland, the Netherlands and Ireland conditioned their support with a statement that the Agreement should benefit the “local population” of Western Sahara. Press release by War on Want, 22 May 2006.

Published 22 May 2006

EU governments have given final approval to a deal that will allow European trawlers to catch fish along Morocco's Atlantic coast. 

Published 22 May 2006

Statement on EU-Morocco fisheries agreement by Mohamed Sidati, Minister Delegate for Europe, Polisario.

Published 22 May 2006

The exiled political leaders of Western Sahara have warned that a €144-million fisheries deal agreed by the EU and Morocco could spark civil unrest in the territory. Irish Times, 22 May 2006.

Published 22 May 2006

Interview with the UN's former legal chief, Hans Corell. Swedish Radio, Eko, 22 May 2006

Published 22 May 2006

The EU has voted to steal fish from the displaced people of Western Sahara, writes columnist John Hilary, 17 May 2006.

Published 18 May 2006

Press release from the Fish Elsewhere campaign, 16 May 2006.

Published 16 May 2006

AN MEP today voiced his reservations over the outcome of a controversial Euro vote. FishUpdate.com, 16 May 2006.

Published 16 May 2006

Letter from the Sahrawi human rights activists and prisoners of conscience denounce EU fisheries and foreign oil industry in Western Sahara, 16 May 2006.

Published 16 May 2006

Kerr-McGee is pulling out of Western Sahara following pressure from activists pushing for Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) independence from Morocco.

Published 02 May 2006