Spain begins expelling Moroccan fishing boats from Spanish waters

The Spanish authorities have already begun the expulsion of Moroccan boats intercepted fishing illegally in Spanish waters. This was revealed by El Espanol, which quotes the Spanish Minister of Agriculture. 

The same source reported that the Guardia Civil has set up a surveillance system. This would have been done without any reaction from the Moroccan authorities, who would have said, according to the same source, “ready to collaborate”. The expulsion operations target vessels that fish with illegal techniques. 

For its part, Morocco, through the spokesman for the government, Mustapha Baitas, has already made it known that the Kingdom is monitoring compliance with the agreements in force which prohibit, on both sides, illegal techniques. 

The matter came to light when the Spanish fishermen’s association of Carboneras accused ten Moroccan vessels of fishing in Spanish waters near Motril. After the case took a political turn when the deputy of the People’s Party, Carlos Rojas, questioned the head of government, Pedro Sanchez through a written question on this subject.

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