Monday, November 17, 2008

Spain proposes to cut the ICCAT bluefin tuna fishing in May

The Spanish delegation at the meeting of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) yesterday found an atmosphere of "widespread concern" at the opening of the summit being held in Marrakech. The European Union considers this meeting "last chance" to introduce restrictions on bluefin tuna fishing in critical condition. The director general of Spanish Fisheries Resources, Fernando Curcio, noted that political will exists to better manage the fishery in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean. Spain advocate for cutting fishing activity during the month of May and asked to review the exemptions from minimum size.

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