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01 December 2016
Commission Brings #FARMEDintheEU Aquaculture Campaign to Spain
SPAIN - Spanish authorities, producer organisations and research institutes arranged open door visits and conferences across Spain yesterday to celebrate the annual...
12 August 2016
Spain Invests €250,000 in Fisheries, Aquaculture Market Promotion
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has announced €250,000 will be granted for the development of new markets and promotional campaigns of...
25 November 2015
Spain Encouraged to Ratify ILO Work in Fishing Convention C188
SPAIN - A meeting has been organised in Madrid to prompt Spain to swiftly ratify the International Labour Office (ILO) Work in Fishing Convention C188. This landmark...
19 November 2015
Spanish Fisheries, Aquaculture Receive €1.6 billion Investment
SPAIN - The European Commission has adopted a key investment package for the Spanish maritime, fisheries and aquaculture sectors. The roughly €1.6 billion available...
29 July 2015
Spain, Algeria Reinforce Cooperation on Agriculture, Fisheries
SPAIN - The Spanish and Algerian governments have signed two agreements to improve their collaboration over agriculture and fisheries....
25 June 2015
Spain Imposes Huge Fines on Illegal Fishing Beneficaries
SPAIN: The Spanish Government has announced penalties that could reach more than 11 million Euros against Spanish individuals and companies involved in illegal,...
22 May 2015
Spanish Minister Highlights Bright Future for Aquaculture
SPAIN - The Spanish Secretary General of Fisheries, Andrés Hermida, has recently highlighted the many possibilities in Spain for the development of aquaculture....
20 April 2015
Multiannual Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture Approved
SPAIN - The Fisheries Sector Conference, chaired by the Minister Isabel García Tejerina, has approved the Multi-Year Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture 2014-2020...
07 April 2015
First Ever European Anchovy Fishery Receives Sustainable Certification
SPAIN - The first ever European Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainability....
13 March 2015
Spanish Government Investigates Companies Linked with Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Spanish Government has announced the launch of ‘Operation Sparrow’, an investigation into several companies for alleged links with illegal, unreported...
30 January 2015
Will the Multiannual Strategic Plan for Spanish Aquaculture Promote Growth in the Sector?
SPAIN - Spain is one of the leading countries for global consumption of aquatic products and was the leading country in Europe for aquaculture production in 2012...
19 January 2015
New Spanish Law to Fight Pirate Fishing
SPAIN - Environmental groups have welcomed a new Spanish law which will fight pirate fishing through imposing stronger penalties on Spanish citizens involved in...
Ministers Discuss Mediterranean Fishery Technical Issues
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture , Food and Environment through the General Secretariat of Fisheries organised a technical training for the fisheries sector on...
14 January 2015
Jose Miguel Corvinos Appointed New CEO of Fisheries and Aquaculture
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has appointed Jose Miguel Corvinos as the new director general of Fisheries and Aquaculture. ...
31 December 2014
Spain Approves Grant for Register Against Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Spanish government has approved a proposal from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment, for a €250,000 contribution to the World Register...
17 December 2014
Spanish Fisheries Must Find Sustainability, Socioeconomic Balance
SPAIN - The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, has stated that Spain shares the European Commission's objective of achieving...
09 December 2014
Spanish Government, Fishermen and NGOs Collaborate to Combat Illegal Fishing
SPAIN - The Spanish Secretaria General de Pesca, the Organización de Productores Asociados de Grandes Atuneros Congeladores (OPAGAC) and the Environmental Justice...
27 October 2014
Spain Welcomes Renewal of EU-Guinea Bissau Fisheries Agreement
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has welcomed the EU-Guinea Bissau fisheries agreement...
29 September 2014
New Deep Sea Protection Measures Agreed for Northwest Atlantic
SPAIN - The 36th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) closed 26 September in Vigo, Spain. The 12 members of NAFO were presented...
04 September 2014
Call for Projects of Improvement or Innovation in the Fisheries, Aquaculture Sector
SPAIN - The Ministry of Agriculture has announced the opening of the fourth edition of the Support Fund for the Diversification of the Fisheries and Aquaculture...
02 September 2014
Spain Welcomes New EU-Cape Verde Fisheries Agreement
SPAIN - The General Secretariat of Fisheries has celebrated the signing of the new fisheries agreement between the European Union and Cape Verde....
18 August 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...
11 August 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...
06 August 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...
29 July 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....
24 July 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...
21 July 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...
14 July 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)...
26 June 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...
24 June 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...
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