The European Commission hinted to its impatience and criticized Morocco’s long delay in reopening its waters to EU fishermen, in light of recent tensions between the two parties on the ratified EU fruit and vegetables law that will cut many Moroccan Farmers access to selling their products in the EU market.
EU fishermen are not able to access Morocco’s waters since December 2011.
Helene Banner, the spokesman of the European Committee for Fisheries, said we “eagerly await the bringing into effect of this agreement.”
It is worth adding that the Moroccan produce industry and government have been up in arms recently over changes in European Fruits and Vegetables law.
The new law, a European consultant has claimed, will affect between 30-50% of Morocco’s tomato exporters, let alone other fruits and vegetables exports to the EU.
The Moroccan Times.