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The new fishing plan for Mediterranean bluefin tuna comes into force for 2024 in Spain

Published May 20, 2024

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The Spanish Government has approved a new management plan for eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna for 2024, in line with agreements by catching countries and the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna. The plan, published in the Official State Gazette, distributes a quota of 6,783.67 tons to Spain's fishing fleets and allows bluefin tuna fishing by the purse seine fleet from May 26 to July 1. The plan also permits a pilot project for fishing with purse seine gear in the Northwest Cantabrian Sea.
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The Government has approved the resolution to apply the new management plan for eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna for 2024, agreed by the countries that catch it, one week before the most important part of the campaign begins, with the entry of the purse seine fleet. In the resolution, published this Saturday by the Official State Gazette (BOE), the General Secretariat of Fisheries regulates the campaign, adapting the regulations to the agreements of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (Iccat, in its acronym in English). ). These agreements put an end to the recovery plan for the Iccat bluefin tuna, since the species is considered to be in good condition. Spain, the European country that extracts the most bluefin tuna, will have a quota of 6,783.67 tons by 2024. It will be distributed among the Cantabrian live bait fleet (19.36%); the fleet of rods and handlines of the Strait (6.01%; longliners and handlines (12.31%); purse seines ...
Source: PEefeagro
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