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EU agrees on fishing opportunities for 2024

Published Dec 19, 2023

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The EU has agreed on fishing opportunities for 2024 for fish stocks managed in the Atlantic, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, with a focus on balancing the needs of fishers and stock recovery. The agreement includes increased catch limits for certain species in some areas, and decreased limits in others, with a focus on sustainable management. The Fishing Opportunities Regulation includes agreements with Norway and the UK, as well as other coastal states, resulting in fishing opportunities worth almost €2.2 billion for the EU in 2024.
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EU agrees on fishing opportunities for 2024. The European Council has agreed on fishing opportunities for 2024 for the fish stocks managed by the EU in the Atlantic, Kattegat and Skagerrak. Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, said: “We had intense negotiations spanning over three days. For the Commission and me personally, it was important to reach an agreement that is both balanced and responsible – preserving fishers’ livelihoods in the long term, and improving the chances for stock recovery and healthier stocks. Finally, I would like to thank fishers for their tremendous efforts over recent years to fish sustainably and to live up to their key role.” In the North-East Atlantic, the Council set 14 total allowable catches (TACs) in line with maximum sustainable yield (MSY) advice as proposed by the Commission. This includes an increase for megrims, anglerfish, hake, horse mackerel in the Iberian waters, as well as undulate rays. The ...
Source: Fish Focus
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