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The Fish Elsewhere! campaign is a coalition of NGOs and politicians from 22 EU countries which call on the EU to respect international law, and immediately halt all fishing in the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
The Fish Elsewhere! campaign demands that the EU-Moroccan Fisheries Partnership Agreement clearly specifies that fishing should only be taking place in the territory that is internationally recognised as Morocco, i.e. north of 27º 40’ N.
The EU's planned fishing offshore occupied Western Sahara - which Morocco occupied in 1975 - would be ethically, politically and legally highly problematic, clearly undermining the UN peace efforts.
The campaign was opened in 2006, when the EU was in the process of signing its former agreement with Morocco.
Find graphic design elements of the Fish Elsewhere! campaign here.
The EU considers to pay Morocco to fish in occupied Western Sahara. An EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement from 2013 would be both politically controversial and in violation of international law.
The international Fish Elsewhere! campaign demands the EU to avoid such unethical operations, and go fishing somewhere else. No fishing in Western Sahara should take place until the conflict is solved.