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The new sustainable fisheries agreement between the EU and Mauritania will last for five years

Published Jul 30, 2021

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The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Luis Planas, today valued the new sustainable fishing agreement between the European Union and Mauritania reached last night, which ensures the continuity of the Spanish fleet in Mauritanian waters. Spain is also the most benefited by using most of the licenses, taking advantage of all categories.

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In total, up to a maximum of 68 Spanish vessels from Andalusia, the Canary Islands, Galicia and the Basque Country will benefit, which will continue to operate in Mauritanian waters. In this way, the Spanish fleet maintains all the fishing possibilities of the previous protocol, with some technical improvements, thanks to the work carried out by the Spanish delegation in the coordination meetings of the European Commission with the Member States and which have been held in parallel with the negotiation process with Mauritania. This fisheries association agreement is the most important in the European Union in terms of catches, benefited vessels and financial contribution and will last for five years, from the date of ratification, expected in the coming months by both parties. . However, the provisional application is foreseen, to avoid the interruption of the activity, as of November 15, the date on which the final extension of the protocol currently in force ends. The new ...
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