Russian vessels resumed fishery in Morocco’s Atlantic fishing zone
Russian vessels have resumed fishing in the Atlantic fishing zone of the Kingdom of Morocco after almost a year and a half break, reports Megafishnet.com.
"After a break of almost a year and a half - since March 2020 - Russian vessels have resumed fishing in the Atlantic fishing zone of the Kingdom of Morocco, which is the most traditional zone of Russian fishing in the exclusive economic zones of foreign states. The pause was caused by the coronavirus pandemic," said Mikhail Tarasov, a representative of Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF) in Morocco.
This agreement provides for scientific and technical cooperation to monitor the state of the pelagic ecosystem in the Atlantic fishing zone of Morocco, as well as beyond its borders between the scientific institutes of the parties. In particular, it allows Moroccan students to receive scholarships to study in Russian educational institutions of the fisheries profile.
The access of Russian vessels to the Atlantic fishing zone of Morocco opens up opportunities for Moroccan sailors to work on board Russian vessels (at the rate of 16 people per vessel). These vessels are subject to a surveillance and monitoring regime, which includes constant satellite monitoring of each vessel, as well as the presence of observers onboard.