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Western Sahara : A Turkish firm slammed by a pro-Polisario NGO for its activities

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Pro-Polisario NGO Western Sahara Resource Watch (WSRW) said that in November 6 it witnessed a Turkish cargo vessel as it arrived at the port of Gulluk in Turkey, claiming that it «was entirely loaded with white bags of fishmeal for Western Sahara».

«A large crane loaded the meal over to waiting trucks, which WSRW followed from the port to the factory of Gümüşdoğa A.S, a 15-minute drive away», wrote the NGO.

WSRW states that the «Turkish importer operates a fishmeal factory and sea-cage farms for production of sea bass and sea bream». «Except an occasional delivery to Bremen, the Trade to Turkey practically equals the entire export of fishmeal from the territory. Until this week, it was unknown to WSRW what happens to the meal after arrival to Turkey», said the NGO.

The latter said that it had written to Gümüşdoğa, asking the firm to «terminate its imports from Western Sahara». It also wrote to Dalga to «request their Turkish partner to halt trade».

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