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Progress Made in Fisheries Management Plan for the Gulf of Cadiz

Lucy Towers
25 January 2013, at 12:00am

SPAIn - The Secretary General of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Carlos Dominguez, met with officials of the Autonomous Community of Andalusia and representatives from the trawl, purse seine and minor artisinal fisheries, to make progress in the preparation of the management plan for fishing in the Gulf of Cadiz.

The meeting discussed current aspects of the legislation, including the rest periods for fishing which allow fish to repopulate.

The Working Group welcomed the proposal to establish predetermined periods for Nephrops fishery during 2013, thereby ensuring that landings can be made at times of best price (summer and December).

No agreement was made on creating a management system for anchovy quotas for each port.

It has also agreed to maintain the bans currently in force and establish landing stops by order of the Secretary General of Fisheries.

The General Fisheries Secretariat circulated a new draft to ensure implementation of the campaign of 2013.