Andalusia shows its concern about the non-renewal of the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement

Published Jun 6, 2023

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The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development of the Junta de Andalucía, Carmen Crespo, has shown the existing concern in Andalusia due to the uncertainty in which the Andalusian fishing fleet finds itself, which, traditionally, works in Moroccan fishing grounds, al not knowing with certainty if the EU-Morocco fishing agreement will be renewed before July 17, when the current one ends. Crespo has specified that “47 fishing vessels with a base port in the province of Cádiz (Campo de Gibraltar, Barbate and Conil) fish in Moroccan waters. Of these vessels, 25 are dedicated to bottom longlining and 22 to purse seine; and in total they bring together around 500 crew members. During the validity of the last agreement, Andalusian fishermen caught more than 1,500 tons valued at four million euros in these fishing grounds. As for the species, the anchovy, sardines, sea bream, sea bass, hake, pomfret and tuna stand out. Faced with this situation, the Andalusian ...
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