According to the ministry, EPN-HERA 2015 will prevent undocumented immigrants from entering the European Union, save lives at sea, counter human trafficking networks and identify migrants pending repatriation.
The operation will identify international organized criminal activities, drug trafficking, and channel this information to appropriate national and informational bodies for analysis and coordination.
According to the ministry, as many as 40,000 migrants are currently in Morocco waiting to enter Europe.
Europe is currently experiencing a migration crisis. Unprecedented numbers of undocumented immigrants from North Africa and the Middle East have attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea to enter Europe this year. There have been thousands of attempts to enter the United Kingdom through the French port of Calais in recent weeks alone.