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Vol 41 No 10

Published 12th May 2000


Fishy business

As if the Western Sahara did not have enough tangles, an old debate about fishing rights has reemerged to weave fresh knots. Most of the fish that swarm off the 1,835 kilometres of the territory's coastline are caught by boats from Spain, Europe's biggest fish-catcher and fish-eater. They fish there under an agreement between Morocco, which claims the territory, and the European Union, which organises its members' fishing-grounds.

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