Welcome to FIS   Sponsored By
Subscribe to FIS | Register with FIS | Advertise with FIS | Newsletter | About FIS | Contact us
   


Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, José Manuel García-Margallo. (Photo Credit: Communication and Foreign Office of Spain)

Mauritania intends to boost fisheries agreement with the EU

Click on the flag for more information about Spain SPAIN
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 23:40 (GMT + 9)

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, José Manuel García-Margallo, met with the president of Mauritania to assess bilateral relations in the framework of negotiations of the new fisheries agreement between the African country and the European Union (EU).

The president of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz, also said he will contribute for the Spanish fishing companies to be able to settle in his country in order to obtain jobs and other benefits, such as the participation in fisheries exports.

The Spanish fleet has a critical view as to the fisheries agreement that Mauritania negotiated with the EU, since it is believed that it restricts the fishing opportunities of its fleet in African waters.

García Margallo explained that currently there is a protocol approved of by the European Commission (EC), which is being provisionally applied, being studied by the European Parliament.

Under the current agreement, established by the EU Fisheries Commissioner, Maria Damanaki, the permits for the EU fleet allows it to catch several groundfish species, such as shrimp, tuna and pelagic fish.

Shellfish boats can operate, but not the cephalopod vessels, arguing that these resources are scarce while the Spanish sector insists that "there is a surplus of octopus."

Given these claims, the EU Fisheries Commissioner pledged to review those aspects of the agreement, within the framework of the EU-Mauritania Joint Committee held in Paris last week.

In this regard, it was agreed that a joint scientific and technical committee will study the possibilities offered by the fisheing grounds in terms of the exploitation of cephalopods, which is especially concerning for the Galician fleet, and for that of seafood, affecting the interests of Andalusian vessels.

After meeting with Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz at the presidential palace in Nouakchott, accompanied by the Mauritanian Foreign Minister Hamadi Ould Hamadi, the Spanish foreign minister assured that both governments are "more than willing to solve the problems," EFE reported.

In addition, García Margallo stated that the Mauritanian government was satisfied about the Spanish cooperation for the development of its country. The support of Spain in the fight against illegal immigration was also acknowledged.

Related articles:

- Spain pushes for the return of cephalopod fleet to Mauritania
- Spain rejects fisheries agreement between EU and Mauritania

By Silvina Corniola
[email protected]
www.fis.com

 


 Print


Click to know how to advertise in FIS
MORE NEWS
United States
Aug 22, 18:20 (GMT + 9):
A seafood fraud investigation DNA tested fish sold in the US. Here’s what they found
Taiwan
Aug 22, 16:10 (GMT + 9):
The 'Intelligent Equipment for Aquaculture' program was launched
United Kingdom
Aug 22, 06:00 (GMT + 9):
Brexit can significantly increase tuna prices
Viet Nam
Aug 22, 05:30 (GMT + 9):
Pangasius export continued to decrease by 12.7%
Chile
Aug 22, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
SMA initiates sanctioning process against Nova Austral for environmental breaches
Argentina
Aug 22, 03:10 (GMT + 9):
Biodiversity treaty on the high seas could affect fishing sector, shipowners warn
United Kingdom
Aug 22, 01:10 (GMT + 9):
Grieg Seafood mulls selling its Skye fish farms
Norway
Aug 21, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Lerøy reports higher earnings but lower profits for Q2
United Nations
Aug 21, 23:50 (GMT + 9):
Pacific Islands Forum joins negotiations for new treaty on marine biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction
Chile
Aug 21, 22:50 (GMT + 9):
‘Significant increase’ of salmon lice and absence of giant squid affect Blumar results
Norway
Aug 21, 21:10 (GMT + 9):
Fish Pool Salmon Price Status Report for week 34
Taiwan
Aug 21, 19:50 (GMT + 9):
Heavy rains affect the white shrimp season
Cambodia
Aug 21, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - EU to provide USD 135M fishing industry grant
Norway
Aug 21, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
IN BRIEF - Benchmark wins prestigious Aquaculture Innovation Award
United States
Aug 21, 19:00 (GMT + 9):
EN BREVE - A seafood fraud investigation DNA tested fish sold in the US. Here’s what they found



Lenguaje
FEATURED EVENTS
  
TOP STORIES
Official data on cumulative catches of salmon in Alaska
United States Until August 12th, catches total 133,522,000 pieces, of which 54,031,000 of red salmon and 66,620,000 pink salmon. Table 1: Salmon catches, year 2019, accumulated as of August 12th, in thousands of...
Underwater drone developed to transport shark alevines
Spain Madrid, Aug 19 (EFE) .- An underwater drone, developed by the Spanish company Nido Robotic, has allowed the transport of red-shark pups "to great depths" in the waters of Cartagena, after th...
Official data on production, prices, markets and destinations of Alaska Pollock surimi
United States Catches and production Table 1: Catches and production of Alaskan pollock surimi (Gadus chalcogrammus), tonnes, 2019-2018 Season ...
International situation of fishmeal and fish oil (Norway-China-Peru - Week 31)
Worldwide Norway Through week 32, they destined 519,871 tonnes of fish for reduction at an average price of NOK 2.79 /kg, down 20% on those destined for suchpurpose during the same period in the previous year....
 
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation -Wartsila Group Headquarter-
ITOCHU Corporation -Headquarter-
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
Blue Continent Products (Pty) Ltd - (Oceana Group Limited)
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Group Headquarters
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
Mitsubishi Corporation Marine Products Depts. D.Team
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart / Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) -Headquarter-
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
SeaChoice
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2019 Fish Info & Services Co.Ltd| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER