Agence France-PresseDecember 10, 2013 11:07
European lawmakers approved on Tuesday a controversial fisheries accord with Morocco, allowing EU boats to return to the North African country's waters after being kicked out in 2011.
About 120 boats, mostly Spanish, from 11 European Union member states can now fish off Morocco's 1,000-kilometre (620-mile) long coast for the next four years.
Of a 30-million-euro ($41-million) annual payment, 14 million euros will go to help develop Morocco's own fishing industry.
MEPs voted 310 in favour, 204 against.