SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, July 17 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Government of the Canary Islands has requested an urgent meeting with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, following the completion of the fishing protocol between the European Union and Morocco, following the ruling of the General Court of the European Union (TGUE) which in 2021 agreed with the Polisario Front and annulled the trade and fishing pacts with the Alaouite kingdom.
In the press conference after the first Governing Council of the XI Legislature, the President of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo, wanted to recall that this is a matter that the outgoing Canary Islands Government and the Government of Spain have already been warned about in the Senate, in the Congress of Deputies and in the autonomous Parliament, and that is going to prevent the Canarian families that live from fishing from fishing.
Thus, Fernando Clavijo announced that they have immediately requested an urgent meeting with Minister Luis Planas in order to see how he is going to deal with this new situation derived from the “turn” in relations with Morocco and that will prevent fishing in the waters of the neighboring country and those declared by the ruling presented by the Polisario Front.
Clavijo indicated that they are also going to request that the Canary Islands be present at the meetings that are going to be held so that the diplomatic work that is the responsibility of the State can be deployed “as soon as possible”, since this situation is going to generate an “economic loss” for Canarian families. who live from fishing “due to laziness and the lack of involvement and diligence of both the Government of Spain and the outgoing Government of the Canary Islands”.