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Fisheries: Western Sahara

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 548W, on Western Sahara: fisheries, what plans there are for UK-registered fishing vessels to fish in waters of the Western Sahara in the next 12 months. (255452)

The UK has two vessels operating in Moroccan waters under the EU/Morocco Fisheries Agreement. They have fished in the waters of Western Sahara in previous years and it is likely that they will do so again during the course of 2009.