Russian firms
Published: 16.09 - 2007 19:34Printer version    
Russia and Morocco today have a fisheries cooperation which was signed on 7 September 2006. The current agreement is ending on 14 October 2009. The agreement allows Russian fishing vessels to fish inside occupied Western Sahara. This is done without the consent or benefit of the Sahrawi people, and the agreement is thus in violation of international law.

Morocco and Russia want a new agreement in place before September 2009.  It stated that 12 vessels are given permission to catch 120.000 tonnes of fish. In addition to that 80.000 tonnes are to be caught in "joint projects".

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Western Sahara Resource Watch has on several occasions documented Russian trawlers inside the occupied waters of Western Sahara, as well as Russian transports of frozen fish and fishmeal/fishoil from Western Sahara.

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This giant Russian vessel is now fishing in Western Sahara
Russian vessel fishing in occupied waters



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