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Spain to Distribute Fishing Quotas by Vessel

Lucy Towers
10 March 2014, at 12:00am

SPAIN - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Caete, has clarified that the government will allocate quotas by ship.

For the minister, this deal "is smarter" than what they had been doing so far for mackerel and horse mackerel quotas.

Each owner will be responsible for compliance with the quota and they will have the opportunity to fish at times deemed appropriate when the market may be more rewarding or when the weather is more favorable, preventing a rush where fisheries end up being closed early.