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This press release is one of the first initiatives of the network that took the form of Western Sahara Resource Watch, 6 August 2004.

Published 06 August 2004

See declaration on Australian imports made by the industry association.

Published 22 December 2007

A company document from 2007 reveals several of the oil firm\'s plans in the occupied territory.

Published 28 December 2007

Letter sent from the Saharawi Arabic Democratic Republic, 16. June 2006.

Published 16 June 2006

Campaigners from 19 European countries came together today to stop the European Union ratifying an Agreement which will violate international law and see European boats fishing in the waters of Africa’s last colony. Press release, 13 February 2006.

Published 13 February 2006

Following six years of negotiations and strained relations, Morocco and the European Union (EU) today finally signed a new but limited fisheries partnership agreement for the next four years. The new deal especially favours the Spanish and Portuguese fleets. Morocco, on the other hand, has used the last six years wisely to build its own modern fisheries industry. Afrol News, 28 July 2005.

Published 28 July 2005

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

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

Published 16 May 2006

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

Published 16 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

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

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

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