Spain and France agree on fishing quota swap
AFP · 26 May 2013, 09:32
Published: 26 May 2013 09:32 GMT+02:00
"We have received quotas of 1,500 tonnes of hake and 1,100 tonnes of monkfish, the two main (fishing) species our boats catch," the agriculture ministry in Madrid said in a statement, but without giving details on the quotas that will be given to France in exchange.
Under the deal, Spain also said it is getting mini-quotas on haddock and pollack.
In December, the European Union's fisheries ministries struck a deal on 2013 quotas which was viewed as a "compromise" between efforts to protect endangered stocks while ensuring jobs for Europe's fishermen.