After Morocco decided, in mid-February, to prevent the passage of fish to Ceuta across the border, the Tetuán fish market found too much merchandise to which it could not exit even by pulling prices. Hence, according to statements by the fishmongers of the Central Market of Ceuta to the media, from the neighboring country fish exports have begun to be exported through Tangier to the port of Algeciras.
Of course, the fishmongers complain that this would be done without proving the traceability of the product for its subsequent transfer and sale in Ceuta. A situation that Vox Ceuta has brought to the Congress of Deputies to ask the Executive of Pedro Sánchez directly if Morocco complies with the regulations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, regarding the control of the entry by any means of fishery products captured by ships in third countries.
Through the national representative of Vox for Ceuta, Teresa López, a battery of questions has been registered with the Executive of the Nation to clarify also if Morocco complies with the requirement that the fish it is exporting be accompanied by the catch certificate and of the information related to transport, in accordance with the provisions of current regulations. López also wants to know if, as an importer, the National Executive has requested the favorable report prior to the importation of fishing products from the General Secretariat of Fisheries. A process in which, in addition to the request, the validated catch certificate, the information related to transport and the documentation, where appropriate, that related to indirect importation, must be presented.
Finally, and in the event that Morocco has not certified the export of the fish that is arriving at the port of Algeciras as stipulated, Vox questions how the Customs of Spain is allowing to dispatch merchandise from a country that does not belong to the European Union .