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Spain Secures Additional Anchovy Quota for 2013

Lucy Towers
26 September 2013, at 1:00am

SPAIN - The Spanish fishing industry will benefit from a 1000 MT increase in the available anchovy quota for 2013 after the government secured a deal with Portugal.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has announced that the fishing industries of Cadiz and Huelva will see an increase of 1,000 MT in the available quota for anchovy in the Gulf of Cadiz and southern Galicia, thanks to an exchange agreement with Portugal.

With this increase, the Spanish quota for 2013 now stands at 6,726 MT, 1,500 MT more than in 2012, the year in which Spain had to pay for overfishing that occurred in 2011.

The efficient management of the quotas has been possible thanks to the five per cent increase of the total allowable catch, obtained in the negotiation with the Commission last December.