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Tag: European fishing fleet

  • Monday, May 26th 2014 - 13:14 UTC

    Spain supports EC proposal for an absolute ban on driftnets

    This initiative definitely eliminates a kind of gear very harmful to marine conservation.

    Spain's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA) publicly announced its satisfaction with the proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and the Council presented by the European Commission (EC) for the banning of driftnet fishing.

  • Thursday, May 1st 2014 - 09:52 UTC

    EU fishing fleet: balance between capacity and fishing opportunities still distant

    On 31 December 2012 the EU fleet consisted of 76,023 vessels.

    The European Commission's annual report on the European fishing fleet shows some progress towards achieving a balance between capacity and available fishing opportunities. However more remains to be done to ensure that stocks are managed in accordance with the objective of Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) and the Commission considers that there is still a need for active fleet capacity adjustment measures by Member States in order to achieve this.