EU-Morocco fish deal: who's shown an interest so far?18.09 - 2014 17:38
So far, the Moroccan government has issued 65 licenses to EU vessels eager to fish in Moroccan and Western Saharan waters.
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Dutch first to fish under unethical EU-Morocco fish deal16.09 - 2014
For the first time in almost three years, an EU member state fishing vessel has been detected in the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
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Moroccan PR campaigner to write Kosmos Energy controversy assessment10.09 - 2014
A Moroccan national who dedicates her life to campaign the Moroccan position of the Western Sahara conflict is working on the upcoming “Social Impact Assessment” of Kosmos Energy. Drilling in the occupied territory to begin in November.Read more

Support Western Sahara Resource Watch31.08 - 2014
Help us to protect the natural resources of Western Sahara for the Saharawi people. Support our work by making a donation.Read more
Tripoliven U-turns: imports from Western Sahara after all11.08 - 2014
The Venezuelan subsidiary of FMC Corp, Tripoliven, told WSRW last year that it does not import phosphates from Western Sahara. After a large investigative report in Venezuela, the company admitted the opposite is the fact.Read more

UN former legal chief slams EU legal view as "preposterous"09.08 - 2014
The EU will pay Morocco to fish offshore Western Sahara - a territory which is under Moroccan occupation. Former UN Legal Counsel calls the EU's misuse of his assessment to defend fisheries in Western Sahara "preposterous", according to TIME magazine.
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Illegal EU fish agreement with Morocco now ratified by King16.07 - 2014
The King of Morocco has now ratified its dirty fisheries agreement with EU, allowing EU vessels to fish in Western Sahara waters under Moroccan occupation. The European Commission fails in geography regarding the location of the fisheries in communiqué.Read more
Geo Service 1 spotted in occupied Western Sahara05.07 - 2014

Kosmos Energy's supply vessel Geo Service 1 was observed yesterday in occupied Western Sahara.
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4 Danish municipalities stop purchase of Saharan conflict salt  01.07 - 2014
A quartet of Danish municipalities have demanded from controversial salt importer Danske Vejsalt that no Western Sahara road salt is sold to them. Read more
Kosmos supply vessels observed in occupied territory30.06 - 2014

Two of the vessels used by Kosmos Energy for its final exploration programme were last week observed in Dakhla, occupied Western Sahara.
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29.06 - 2014
The rig ship 'Atwood Achiever', which will drill in occupied Western Sahara in a few months, is soon to travel to the territory. Now it is testing offshore Korea.
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Kosmos to undertake lie-finding mission to Western Sahara29.06 - 2014
Kosmos Energy officials are next week to undertake a mission to Western Sahara to meet with pro-Moroccan sham groups in Western Sahara, according to WSRW's sources. The company is ever closer to destroy the future of the Saharawi people.Read more
Kosmos Energy disagrees with UN legal office28.06 - 2014
The US oil company Kosmos Energy in a statement this week that it has the right to drill in Western Sahara - opposing the opinion of the UN legal office. Read more

Polisario asks for annulment of EU-Morocco illegal fish pact22.06 - 2014
The EU's scandalous fisheries agreement - whereby the EU is to pay Morocco to fish in Western Sahara waters which are under its occupation - has been taken to European Court of Justice. Polisario asks for the annulment of the accord, according to the Official Journal of the European Union.Read more
New report: Fuelling the occupation20.06 - 2014
The Swedish company Wisby Tankers AB is leading in a controversial trade: supplying occupied Western Sahara with petroleum products. New WSRW report today.Read more

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17.06 - 2014
At the Spanish government  owned harbour of Las Palmas today, Geo Service 1 is bunkering supplies for the illegal Moroccan oil studies offshore occupied Western Sahara. The studies take place not too far away from Spanish waters.
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Alouat protested against Kosmos - was cut with razor blade13.06 - 2014
The director of a handicap institution in Western Sahara was attacked by police as he went out to the street with this poster. Read more
WSRW report gives complete overview of controversial clients12.06 - 2014
WSRW launches today, for the first time, a complete report listing all the clients, volumes, values and shipments relating to Morocco's exports of phosphate rock from occupied territory. Read more

Kosmos started final round oil exploration off Western Sahara30.05 - 2014
A subsidary of the Chinese national oil company CNPC this month started a new study offshore occupied Western Sahara on behalf of Kosmos Energy. "Severely undermining the UN peace efforts for the occupied territory", stated WSRW, condemning the operation. Read more
Saharawi Republic adopts mining code29.05 - 2014
The Saharawi parliament adopted on 26 May 2014 the first Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) Mining Code. Read more

News archive:
02.12 - 2013Greenpeace: EU parliament must vote no to Western Sahara fisheries
26.11 - 2013Saharawi report on the Western Sahara fish plunder
19.11 - 2013Fish discarded even on land in occupied Western Sahara
19.11 - 2013Saharawis: Check out your fish here
17.11 - 2013Coop Switzerland introducing "Western Sahara" label on tomatoes
15.11 - 2013This video is too tough for OCP, tries to stop Youtube stunt
21.10 - 2013Impact Fertilizers halts phosphate imports from occupied Sahara
24.09 - 2013Is your local shop selling conflict tomatoes?
30.09 - 2013Swedish government pension fund blacklists Sahara importers
01.09 - 2013New report: French oil company Total SA in occupied Western Sahara
24.08 - 2013Green energy to uphold occupation in Western Sahara


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