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Spanish fishermen warn of bankruptcies if Brussels of Belgium cuts working days

Los pescadores avisan de quiebras si Bruselas recorta los días de faena
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Fish
Belgium
Spain
Regulation / Agreement
COVID-19
Dec 12, 2021
From ABC.es
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Another end of the year of heart attack for the Spanish fishing sector and, specifically, for the Mediterranean trawling (580 vessels) and longline (43 vessels) fleets. On the more than 17,000 direct and indirect jobs generated by their activity, the sword of Damocles hangs from a new Brussels snip of 7.5% on the days they can fish. Which, in the opinion of the sector, jeopardizes the profitability of hundreds of boats. Nor does it help that the European Commission proposes a quota of 800 tonnes for red shrimp, 13% less compared to 2020. This is one of the star fisheries of the Spanish Mediterranean fishing grounds. The final decision will be known in the European Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers held today and tomorrow. The president of the Andalusian Federation of Fishing Associations (Faape) and second vice president of the Cepesca employer, José María Gallart, explains that since the beginning of the ‘Pluriannual Plan for Fisheries in the Western Mediterranean', in force since January 2020, the sector has already has seen fishing days cut by 10% and 7.5% last year and during 2021.
Another end of the year of heart attack for the Spanish fishing sector and, specifically, for the Mediterranean trawling (580 boats) and longline (43 boats) fleets. On the more than 17,000 direct and indirect jobs that their activity generates, the sword of Damocles hangs from a new Brussels snip of 7.5% on the days that they can fish. Which, in the opinion of the sector, jeopardizes the profitability of hundreds of boats. It also does not help that the European Commission proposes a quota of 800 tonnes for red shrimp, 13% less compared to 2020. This is one of the star fisheries of the Spanish Mediterranean fishing grounds. The final decision will be known at the European Council of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers held today and tomorrow. The president of the Andalusian Federation of Fishing Associations (Faape) and second vice president of the Cepesca employer, José María Gallart, explains that since the beginning of the 'Pluriannual Plan for Fisheries in the Western ...
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