Spain's regional government of Galicia has publicly expressed its concern about the fisheries chapter in the recently agreed UK/EU post/Brexit trade deal, which it considers will have a cost of 190 million Euros for the regional fleet and anticipates it will adopt a belligerent attitude to recover the lost fishing rights of the regional industry,
A Falkland Islands trawler “Baffin Bay” has sunk at the Galician port of Vigo where it was undergoing maintenance work. The Falklands' Department of Natural Resources reported that on the morning of Thursday 3 December 2020 it was advised of a fire onboard Fishing Vessel “Baffin Bay” while she was berthed at Bouzas in Vigo.
Montelourido, ZDLC4, is the latest trawler to be launched at a Galician shipyard for the Falklands flagged fleet. The delivery took place this Monday at Nodosa yard in Marin, during a very austere and limited ceremony because of the pandemic, and will operate along her sister vessel on Falklands fishing grounds.
Voters in northern Spain wore face masks and used hand sanitizer gel before entering polling stations on Sunday as Galicia and the Basque Country held regional elections while fighting localized outbreaks of COVID-19.
The Galician Nodosa shipyard launched this week a trawler-freezer, Montelourido which according to the Vigo media was ordered by Rampesca and their Falklands' partners RBC.
The northwestern Spanish region of Galicia imposed restrictions on about 70,000 people on Sunday following a COVID-19 outbreak, a day after Catalonia also introduced a local lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
Spanish police said on Tuesday they had broken up an international drug-smuggling ring, seizing four tons of cocaine and arresting 28 people. The gang, which was made up of experienced sailors and known traffickers, was working with major national and international drug smugglers to bring in cocaine shipments by sea, a police statement said.
The Spanish region of Galicia makes merits every year to be considered a world power in aquaculture. And all thanks to the mussel grown in its 3,300 rafts. A product of which 255,514 tons were sold last year, generating revenues of almost 112 million Euros.
Police in Spain have seized a submarine carrying cocaine off the coast of the northwest Galicia region which had arrived from South America, officials said on Monday.
No Galician fishing vessel operating in the Falkland Islands will have access to European funds specially earmarked for those temporarily inactive, whether they fly the red ensign of the Spanish flag.