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Agreement Signed for improvements in the Commercial Fishing Sector

29 May 2013

SPAIN - The Director General of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Andres Hermida, and the Director General of the Spanish Association of Commercial Coding (AECOC) Jose M Bonmati, have signed a Framework Agreement for the implementation of measures to improve the commercial fishing sector.

Through this Framework Agreement the basis to undertake actions concerning traceability, consumer information, efficiency, marketing and promoting the consumption of fish products are provided.

These actions will focus primarily on the development of seminars and courses and the production of reports on these subjects.

The Convention, in two years, includes the creation of a monitoring committee to ensure compliance with commitments and to solve problems that may arise.

The General Secretariat of Fisheries has spent several years working with Aecoc in order to provide the fishing industry with the possibility of implementing a standardised bar code as a useful tool for traceability of products.

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