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Monday, August 18, 2014
Oceana Celebrates Creation of Three Protected Fishing Areas
SPAIN - Oceana has celebrated the protection from trawling of the coralligenous and rhodolith seabeds of the summits of Ausias March and Emile Baudot, two seamounts...
Monday, August 11, 2014
Oceana Calls for Trawling Ban for Protected Ecosystems
SPAIN - Oceana is asking the Spanish government to implement once and for all the Mediterranean Regulation, the European legislation which came into effect in 2006...
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Government Updates Publication for Suitable Aquaculture Locations
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development has updated its publication on the best locations for the development of marine aquaculture...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Government Grants Aid for Fisheries Producer Organizations
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has called for aid to fisheries producer organizations and associations....
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Spain Starts Halt on Charoen Pokphand Foods Shrimp
SPAIN - Spain has begun to impose an import ban on all frozen shrimp and seafood products from Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) and a Spanish industry group has called...
Monday, July 21, 2014
Spain Announces Increase in Anchovy Quota for Bay of Biscay
SPAIN - The European Union has adopted a TAC (Total Allowable Catch) for anchovy of 20,100 tonnes for the Bay of Biscay for the period from July 1, 2014 till June...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Government Approves Multi-annual Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture 2014 - 2020
SPAIN - The National Advisory Boards and Inland Marine Crops, chaired by the Secretary General of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA)...
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Spain Will Meet Commitment to Discards, says Minister
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has said that Spain will meet its commitment and submit to the Commission, before...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Spanish Ministry of Agriculture Welcomes EU, Madagascar Agreement
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment welcomes the continued fisheries agreement between the EU and Madagascar for the next four years, which...
Friday, June 20, 2014
€1.161 million for Spain from the European Maritime Fisheries Fund 2014-2020
SPAIN - Spain has been allocation €1.161 million of the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) for the period 2014-2020....
Friday, June 13, 2014
Spain Invests €250,000 to Fight Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) applauds the announcement by the Spanish Secretary General of Fisheries, Carlos Dominguez Diaz, that Spain will...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Spain Achieves Increase in Anchovy Quota After Agreement with Portugal
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has succeeded, after an agreement with Portugal, an increase in the quota for anchovy fishing in ICES zone...
Spain's Average Fish Consumption on the Up
SPAIN - Spain's per capita consumption of fish has increased by 1.8 per cent, with an average of 26.8 kg per person per year being eaten....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spanish Government Adopts Draft Law of the State of Marine Fisheries
SPAIN - The Cabinet has approved the proposal of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, the draft amendment to the Law of the State Maritime Fishing,...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Spanish Minister to Protect the Deep Sea
SPAIn - The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, Ecologistas en Acción, Greenpeace, Oceana and WWF have launched a petition to demand that the Spanish Minister of Agriculture,...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Decline in Quantity, Quality of Spanish Fish Catch
SPAIN - A study led by researcher Marta Coll and with data from Oceana on the Balearic Islands reveals how the quantity and quality of the catch has been declining...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Canary Fleet Returns to Fishing for Bluefin Tuna
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, through the General Secretariat of Fisheries, has amended the regulations governing the bluefin tuna fishery...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Spain to Distribute Fishing Quotas by Vessel
SPAIN - Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete, has clarified that the government will allocate quotas by ship....
Friday, February 21, 2014
Income Growing in Spanish Fisheries Sector
SPAIN - The fisheries sector income increased during 2012 by 4.46 per cent, to €805 million, according to the "Prospective Analysis and" publication prepared by...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Canary Fleet Given More Chance to Catch Bluefin Tuna
SPAIN - Canary fishermen are now able to catch Bluefin tuna after a government decision to bring the catching season forward to coincide with the species being present...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Cantabrian Mackerel Fishery Reopened
SPAIN - The General Secretariat of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has decided to open the mackerel fishery in national waters of the West...
Friday, January 31, 2014
EU Finalises Fishing Agreement with Mauritius
SPAIN - The Council of Ministers of the European Union at a meeting of ECOFIN, has finally ratified the Partnership Agreement in the fisheries sector and the Protocol...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Individual Quotas Assigned for 2014 Anchovy Fishing
SPAIN - The Secretary General of Fisheries, Carlos Dominguez, announced the agreement by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment for the allocation of...
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Government Welcomes Progress made in Aquaculture Sector
SPAIN - The Secretary General of Fisheries and OESA President of the Foundation, Carlos Dominguez, has analysed the quality of activities performed during 2013 to...
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Spain and Portugal Renew Bilateral Fisheries Agreement
SPAIN and PORTUGAL - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Miguel Arias Cañete and the Portuguese Minister of Agriculture and Sea Cristas Assuncao,...
New Subsidies for Developing Spanish Aquaculture Products
SPAIN - The Spanish Cabinet has approved a Royal Decree, establishing the regulatory bases for the issuance, on a competitive basis, of grants to develop new markets...
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Spain Awaits Vote on the EU Fisheries Protocol with Morocco
SPAIN - The Secretary General of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Carlos Dominguez, is in Strasbourg to attend the debate and subsequent...
Friday, November 29, 2013
First Aid Packages Issued to Fishermen Operating in Rock of Gibraltar Waters
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has begun to process payments of compensatory aid to vessels fishing in waters near the Rock of Gibraltar...
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Bream Fishery Reopened off Gran Sol and the Bay of Biscay
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has reopened the bream fishery off Gran Sol and in the Bay of Biscay, in ICES VI, VII and VIII zones. ...
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Government Sets Up Aid for Fishing Fleets Affected by EU Fishing Agreements
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has organized aid for fishing vessels and fishermen affected by the reduction of fishing opportunities...
 
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