U.S., Morocco sign MOU
The U.S. and Morocco signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in an effort by both countries to adopt modern fisheries management principles.
Joint projects already underway include a scientific experiment to test the use of buoy gear as an alternative to driftnets formerly used in Morocco’s swordfish fishery and an exchange of best practices in aquaculture.
Morocco hosted the formal signing ceremony in Agair with Russel Smith, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration deputy assistant for international fisheries signed of behalf of the United States.
Morocco and the U.S. share access to many highly migratory fish stocks, including North Atlantic swordfish.