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Cephalopods left out of EU negotiations with Mauritania; Spain objects

Tuesday, September 30th 2014 - 22:05 UTC
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The Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Union (EU), Maria Damanaki, reiterated she will not negotiate the inclusion of a cephalopod fishing quota of the new fisheries agreement with Mauritania, as the scientific reports say there is overexploitation of the resource. Read full article


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  • Britworker

    Well as we know that, unlike the UK, Spain ignores EU rules and will probably fish it anyway

    Oct 01st, 2014 - 09:11 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Unfortunately, Mauritania doesn't have much of either an air force or a navy. It also uses rubbish suppliers like Brazil, China and Russia. But it must have some aircraft it could use to bomb illegal spanish fishing boats. Perhaps, if it asked nicely, the RAF could swing past on their way to Gibraltar and drop a few thousand pounds of bombs. Or we could try armed drones loitering over Mauritanian waters. Notoriously inaccurate so it would be unsurprising if a drone was 'practising' and blew something out of the water!

    Oct 01st, 2014 - 09:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • sceptic64

    #1 - they shoudl do what the Moroccans did.

    Spain had overfished Moroccan waters so was banned 3 years ago. Spain whined to the EU who negotiated that they could return.

    So the Spanish fleet set off two weeks ago, in full force ,and arrived off Tangier.

    Where they were met by Moroccan fishermen who promptly cut all the Spanish nets, while the Moroccan police sat and watched, saying “Nothing we can do, mate”.

    Oct 01st, 2014 - 02:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Cephlapods are also at risk

    Oct 01st, 2014 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 4 GeoffWard2
    “Cephlapods are also at risk”

    Since when has Spain actually took any notice of that?

    Oct 01st, 2014 - 09:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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