[ 2019.09.27 ]
On September 18, a public consultation period for the development of national regulations in Spain for bigeye and yellowfin fisheries in the Atlantic Ocean began. It will continue for the next 15 business days. The initiative comes from the General Secretariat of Fisheries.
Despite the fact that the catches of the Spanish fleet have remained stable, bigeye quotas in the Atlantic have been reduced in recent years as a consequence of overfishing by third countries that are members of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). The Director-General of Fishing Resources also met with representatives of fleets fishing in the region to discuss management measures for catching tropical tuna in the Atlantic.