Following the latest EU Fisheries Council, Spanish Minister Isabel García Tejerina has succeeded in improving the Commission's initial proposal on fishing opportunities for deep-sea species by 351 tonnes, which could amount to more than 2.5 million euros in first sale for Spanish fishermen.
On the occasion of the EU Council of Ministers of Agriculture and Fisheries held on 14th November, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, expressed her confidence in improving significantly the European Commission's proposal on possibilities Of deep-sea fishing, arguing that no sharp reductions should be established for the next two years.
The third edition of the National Tuna Congress, which the Organization of Associated Producers of Large Tuna Freezers (OPAGAC) holds at the Circulo de Bellas Artes in Madrid from 19 to 20 October, will address in its third edition the role the final consumer can play in contributing to sustainable fishing of this species.
The Andalusian Autonomous Community in 2015 doubled its marine aquaculture production to 10.673 tons, almost double that in 2014 (5.831 tons). A figure finds that they are meeting the objectives of the Andalusian Strategy for the Development of Marine Aquaculture for 2014-2020, which envisages tripling production in this period, and confirms the upward trend in this sector.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) has initiated a file to debug responsibilities in connection with the participation of Spanish natural and legal persons in the ownership, management and operation of the Viking and Seabull 22 vessels identified as being involved in actions illegal fishing. This initiative is part of Operation Sparrow 2 against actions of this nature and highlights the policy of zero tolerance that Spain has applied to fight these practices.
From 30th July to 12th August, the research vessel Miguel Oliver will develop the ECOCÁDIZ campaign, which in this year is focused on the characterization and data collection for the evaluation of the main pelagic resources, namely sardine and anchovy, along with other species of horse mackerel and mackerel in the Gulf of Cadiz. An initiative that ultimately pursues a more sustainable management and improved utilization of fishing in this area.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) published in the Official Gazette (BOE) a call for aid for the development of new markets and promotional campaigns of fishery products and aquaculture 2016, provided with a budget of 250,000 euros.
Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, held a meeting with representatives of the National Association of Women in Fisheries (ANMUPESCA), recently formed. García Tejerina has considered this initiative as crucial for giving visibility to women workers in this sector and give voice to this important group in all areas of fisheries.
The secretary general of the Spanish Fisheries Confederation (CEPESCA), Javier Garat, stressed that Spain has become one of the leading countries in the fight against illegal fishing, both in our own waters and outside EU waters, as it has been certified by the ISO 9001/2015. Garat made these remarks during his speech at the meeting of the Marine Programme Unit International Sustainability (ISU) of HRH the Prince of Wales, held in London on June 16th and in which he exposed the progress of the Spanish fishing sector in this subject.
The Spanish tuna fishing fleet will start the deployment in the Indian Ocean, at least 100 new FAD (fish aggregating devices, DCP in Spanish) biodegradable. The purpose of this experimental test is to evaluate the durability of such devices in real conditions of use and the absence of toxicity of the materials used in its construction.
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