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Spanish fishermen protest end of Morocco accord

Spanish fishermen protest end of Morocco accord

Hundreds of angry fishermen and their families are protesting an EU decision scrapping an accord that let them work in Moroccan waters, likening it to a death-knell for their economically depressed town in southern Spain.
The demonstrators waved red-and-white union banners and chanted Monday as they marched through Barbate, a fishing-dependent town of 20,000 in the southern Andalusia region. The fishermen are also staging a one-day strike.
EU lawmakers voted last month not to renew an accord that let European vessels fish in Moroccan waters. Among other complaints, the lawmakers called the (EURO)36 million ($47 million) a year pricetag too expense and said the agreement led to over-exploitation of fishing stocks.


Updated : 2021-06-18 01:42 GMT+08:00