Diplomatic incident

CHAFARINAS ISLANDS: Under Spanish control since 1847 Photo credit: Amjahed

A MOROCCAN fish farm, recently installed near Spain’s Chafarinas Islands, could potentially  affect the Almeria-Melilla ferry’s safety.

The Spanish government has now complained to the Moroccan embassy’s Commercial Attache, Farid Aulouhaj, according to reports in the Spanish national daily, El Pais.

The Chafarinas have been under Spanish control since 1847 although Morocco does not officially recognise Spain’s sovereignty over these waters, or those off Ceuta, Melilla, Velez de la Gomera and Alhucemas.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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