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Spain: MAPA advances the start of the Iberian sardine fishery in the Gulf of Cádiz to March 1

Frozen Sardine
Seafood
Spain
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Published Mar 1, 2024

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Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has released new resolutions for the management of the sardine fishery in Iberian waters until 2024. The resolutions allow for different opening dates for the fishery in the Cantabrian and Northwest Seas and the Gulf of Cádiz, with a mandatory three-month stop for species recovery. The Gulf of Cádiz's purse seine fleet can start fishing on March 1, nearly 20 days earlier than the previous season. However, the catch limit for the Spanish fleet has been reduced to 14,890.75 tons for 2024, a decrease of over 12,000 tons from the previous season.
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The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food published yesterday, in the Official State Gazette (BOE), resolutions for the management of the sardine (sardina pilchardus) fishery that is fished in Iberian waters of the ICES zone 8C and 9A to 2024, based on the management agreement between Spain and Portugal and the scientific recommendation of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). The ministry has established the possibility of opening the sardine fishery on different dates in the Cantabrian and Northwest Seas and in the Gulf of Cádiz, respecting the mandatory temporary stop of three consecutive months for the recovery of this species. For this campaign, the purse seine fleet of the Gulf of Cádiz will be able to start the Iberian sardine fishery this Friday, March 1, which represents an advance of almost twenty days with respect to the date of the previous campaign. This decision, which It has been adopted following the best scientific information ...
Source: Agrodiario
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