The fisheries agreement between the EU and the United Kingdom significantly increases the catches of some species

United Kingdom
Published Dec 22, 2022

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The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food values the agreement reached between the European Union and the United Kingdom for the establishment of the Total Allowable Catches (TAC) and quotas for 2023 of the fish populations shared between both parties, since they are produced significant increases for the species of greatest interest to the Spanish fleet. The agreement, signed yesterday by the European Commission and the United Kingdom, culminates a consultation period that began in October.

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The agreement sets TAC and quotas for 114 stocks, of which more than 40 are of interest to Spain, among which are both main and emblematic species, as well as others that, without having the same importance, are decisive for maintaining the activity of the fleet. because they make it possible to avoid the so-called strangulation effect due to the landing obligation. Among the main species, the good results for northern hake (waters of the United Kingdom, Ireland and France) stand out, with an increase in the TAC of 5%. Monkfish and megrim from zones 7 and 8 (mainly Irish and French waters), increased by 11% and 12%, respectively, while Porcupine Norway lobster, where available scientific recommendations under the Maximum Sustainable Yield are fully followed , increases by 35%. Some 90 Spanish vessels that use bottom longline, trawl and drift gear benefit from these increases. In some cases of less economic dependence, there are some reductions in the TACs in accordance with ...
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