The EU agrees on the 2024 fishing distribution with the most important hake figure of the century for Spain

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Published Dec 13, 2023

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The European Union fisheries ministers reached an agreement on fishing quotas for 2024 in the Atlantic, the North Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Black Sea, with some provisions for 2025 and 2026. Spain's priorities included increasing southern hake, monkfish, and roosterfish quotas, as recommended by scientists. Negotiations were complicated by France and Italy's claims regarding fishing efforts in the Mediterranean, and the final agreement includes a 5% increase in compensation days for Spain. The hake quota for Iberian waters was set at 11,000 tons, offsetting a 12% decrease in the Gran Sol quota.
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The fisheries ministers of the European Union have reached this Tuesday, in one of the latest decisions in memory for this type of council meetings, the fishing quotas for next year. An agreement that, as advanced by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, includes 11,000 tons of hake for Iberian waters, "the most important figure of the century", which offsets the 12% decrease in the Gran Sol quota. . The agreement includes the distribution in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 2024 and also for 2025 and 2026 in the case of some stocks, as well as on the proposal regarding fishing possibilities in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea for 2024. The priorities for Spain were to increase southern hake, monkfish or roosterfish, that is, those caught in the waters of zones VIIIc and IXa, as recommended by scientists from the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. (ICES). Likewise, it was important to maintain the quotas for pollock, sole and ...
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