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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

French see the anchovy quota cut by 40%

The European Commission proposed Monday, July 8, a 17% reduction of the authorized anchovy catches in the Bay of Biscay total. Or 17 100 tonnes from 1 st July 2013 and 30 June 2014.

French fishermen anchovy, sardine fishermen as pelagic, should have only 2 300 tonnes instead of 4000 tonnes (Solene Le Roux).

Of this total, the French fishermen should have 2300 tons against 4000 tons in the previous season. A decrease of over 40%.

A Council of Ministers of the Union should adopt this proposal by the end of July. This will probably be one fishing, scheduled for Monday, 15.

Closed between 2005 and 2010, the anchovy fishery in the Gulf of Biscay has reopened with new rules, more or less automatically. The proposed figures derived from the estimated by scientists Ciem to 56,055 tons biomass.

French fishermen will have their share of 10% reduced to 1710 tons against 2070 tons in the 2012-2013 season, and Spain 15,390 tons against 18,630.

More importantly, since the Franco-Spanish agreements in force since 2010, France recovered a part of the Spanish quota. But it is less when the Tac is down, which explains the larger scale of the percentage drop for French.

Story courtesy of Le Marin and the photo Solene Le Roux