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Spain assumes an 8% cut in southern hake fishing by 2022

España asume un recorte del 8% en la pesca de merluza sur para 2022
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Fish
Frozen Whole Hake
Spain
Regulation / Agreement
Dec 14, 2021
From Cope
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The European Union Fisheries Ministers reached an agreement on Tuesday on the fishing opportunities for the Community fleet in 2022, which includes an 8% decrease in the catches of southern hake in the national fishing ground, as well as the cut of the 6 % in fishing days for the trawling fleet in the Mediterranean, a regulation that Spain has rejected.
The European Union Fisheries Ministers reached an agreement on Tuesday on the fishing opportunities for the Community fleet in 2022, which includes an 8% decrease in the catches of southern hake in the national fishing ground, as well as the cut of 6 % in fishing days for the trawling fleet in the Mediterranean, a regulation that Spain has rejected. The pact for the distribution of fishing quotas has been delayed until 9 a.m. this Tuesday, after almost 24 hours of debate in a Fisheries Council that formally began last Sunday. The agreement for the Atlantic Ocean has gone ahead unanimously, while the one related to the Mediterranean Sea by a simple majority in the face of the refusal of Spain, which has chosen to send a political message to what it considers a mechanical approach of the EU. At a press conference after the Fisheries Council, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Luis Planas, described the distribution in the Cantabrian and Atlantic fishing grounds as a "good ...
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