Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Kingdom of Morocco

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Publication Date 20/03/2019
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Agreement between the European Union and Morocco setting up a framework for legal, environmental, economic and social governance for fishing activities carried out by Union vessels.

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The Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco entered into force in 2007. The previous Implementation Protocol to this Agreement had entered into force in 2014 and expired on 14 July 2018. The European Commission therefore conducted negotiations with the Government of Morocco with a view to amending the Agreement and agreeing on a new Implementation Protocol.

The negotiations and the resulting texts take account of the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-266/16, whereby the Fisheries Agreement and the Protocol do not apply to the waters adjacent to the territory of Western Sahara. In view of the considerations set out in the judgment, and in accordance with the wishes of both parties, during the negotiations it was nonetheless possible to include that territory and the adjacent waters in the Fisheries Partnership Agreement. The exchange of letters accompanying the Agreement reiterated the EU's position with regard to Western Sahara.

The Council of the European Union authorised the signing of the Agreement, its Implementation Protocol and the exchange of letters accompanying the Agreement by Decision (EU) 2018/2068 of 29 November 2018. The signature took place in Brussels on 14 January 2019. Council Decision (EU) 2019/441 of 4 March 2019 authorised the conclusion of the Agreement, and Decision (EU) 2019/442 set out the allocation of fishing opportunities under the Agreement.

Source Link https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.077.01.0008.01.ENG
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EUR-Lex: SWD(2018)433: Rapport d'évaluation sur les benefices pour la population du Sahara Occidental de l'accord de pêche durable entre l'Union européenne et Maroc, et sur la consultation de cette population https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=SWD:2018:433:FIN
European Parliament: Legislative Observatory: Procedure File on EU/Morocco Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement and Implementation Protocol http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil-mobile/fiche-procedure/2018/0349(NLE)
EUR-Lex: Official Journal, L331, 28/12/2018: Decision (EU) 2018/2068 on the signing of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Morocco https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2018.331.01.0001.01.ENG
EUR-Lex: Official Journal, L77, 20/03/2019: Decision (EU) 2019/441 on the conclusion of the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Morocco https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.077.01.0004.01.ENG
EUR-Lex: Official Journal, L77, 20/03/2019: Decision (EU) 2019/442 on the allocation of fishing opportunities under the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Morocco https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2019.077.01.0001.01.ENG

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