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Notice Period for Landing Mackerel and Herring Reduced

11 February 2013

SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has published an Order amending certain requirements for the landing of more than 10 tonnes of herring, mackerel and horse mackerel.

The new provisions reduce from four to two and a half hours, the period for which the captain of the fishing vessel, or representative, informs the General Directorate of Control and Inspection on port arrival.

This modification, which is covered by a regulation of the European Commission, has been adopted after finding that the four-hour period was excessive, as the catches are made in areas that are less than four hours away from port.

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