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Fishing cuts, diesel and lack of personnel mark the year of the Spanish fleet

Los recortes de pesca, el gasóleo y la falta de personal marcan el año de la flota española
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Dec 26, 2021
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Fishermen change the year with less chance of catches, after a complicated 2021 with the prolongation of the pandemic, although uneven depending on the type of fleet and with some relief due to the improvement in prices due to Christmas sales. "The fleet ends 2021 more discouraged than it started," as Javier Garat, the general secretary of the Cepesca shipowners' association, has told Efeagro. For the president of the Federation of Fisheries Guilds (FNCP), Basilio Otero, it has been difficult but no more than previous years, as he has experienced problems to which the fleet is accustomed. "Fishermen know the meaning of the word resilience before it was invented," he stressed to Efeagro.
Fishermen change the year with fewer chances of catching, after a complicated 2021 with the prolongation of the pandemic, although uneven depending on the type of fleet and with some relief due to the improvement in prices due to Christmas sales. "The fleet ends 2021 more discouraged than it started," as Javier Garat, the general secretary of the Cepesca shipowners' association, has told Efeagro. For the president of the Federation of Fishing Cofradías (FNCP), Basilio Otero, it has been difficult but no more than previous years, since he has experienced problems to which the fleet is accustomed. "Fishermen know the meaning of the word resilience before it was invented," he stressed to Efeagro. A total of 8,839 ships make up the Spanish fleet, which generates 31,100 jobs and a production worth 1,601 million euros, according to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for 2020. The balance of the sector is uneven, with Mediterranean vessels in a worse situation, ...
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