Spain calls for increased bluefin tuna TAC for EU fleet
Friday, October 24, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9)
The Government of Spain supports an increase in total allowable catches (TACs) of bluefin tuna for the EU fleet of up to 23,500 tonnes in two years.
During the ending of the VII Scientific Meeting of Bluefin Tuna in the Mediterranean organized by Balfegó group in Tarragona, the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, Isabel García Tejerina, argued that this increase would be "a positive signal" that Spanish fishermen deserve and "a fair reward" for their efforts. This is so because, according to objective scientific criteria, "the Bluefin Tuna Recovery Plan has been carried out successfully."
The minister stressed that Spain defended the increase in the Council of Fisheries Ministers of the European Union last week, and that this position is supported by all Member States of the Mediterranean side.
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