HC Deb 03 July 2002 vol 388 c399W
Mr. Spring

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the renewal of the fisheries protocol between the European Union and Senegal. [66095]

Mr. Morley

I have been asked to reply.

The new protocol on fisheries between the EU and Senegal was initialled by both parties on 25 June. The details of this protocol will not be known until the Commission has made its presentation to member states at the External Fisheries working group in Brussels on 3 and 4 of July, when we shall examine them carefully. We wish to ensure that such agreements take proper account of environmental and developmental concerns, an issue which we have raised before and which we intend to pursue as part of the reform of the common fisheries policy.