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The European Commission proposes increases in quotas for Iberian waters: monkfish, hake, rooster, and horse mackerel

Frozen Hake
Spain
Published Oct 27, 2023

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The European Commission has released its initial approach for the negotiations on total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for 2024, with a focus on species that directly affect Spain. The proposal includes increased quotas for hake, monkfish, rapante, and horse mackerel, but a decrease in quotas for Cantabrian crayfish. The Commission also plans to set multi-year quotas based on ICES recommendations, aiming to provide the fleet with greater predictability.
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The acting Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, indicated at the beginning of the week that in November the European Commission's proposal to set the total allowable catches (TACs) and quotas for 2024 would be known. However, Brussels gave yesterday to know his initial approach for the negotiation that will take place, as is tradition, in the first half of December. Given that the Gran Sol quotas are affected by the United Kingdom's departure from the EU and are negotiated with the British side, the department headed by the Lithuanian commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius focused the proposal on the species that directly affect Spain, that is , those from Iberian waters. And, to change from other years, the figures are positive. Brussels is committed to increasing the quotas for hake, monkfish, rapante (or rooster) and horse mackerel, with the only negative note in the case of the Cantabrian crayfish. Thus, in line with the good forecasts advanced by the ...
Source: Levante-emv
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