The European Commission s United kingdom Arrived this wednesday a The principle of agreement on the distribution of fishing quotas during the remainder of 2021 to those stocks whose management is sharedIt is the first agreement reached between the two parties since London withdrew from the bloc in January of this year.
He wore Brussels and London Several months of negotiating fishing opportunities in common “stocks” In the absence of an agreement, European and British authorities set unilateral quotas so that their fleets could fish in the affected fishing grounds.
In the European case, the current temporary solution would have expired on July 31, and the European capital had already begun to assess the possibility of agreeing to a new unilateral extension already covering the whole year due to the lack of progress in the negotiations.
However, the agreement reached on Wednesday will set the final Total Allowable Catch (TAC) agreed between the EU and the UK for the remainder of 2021, once the agreement is signed and approved by EU fisheries ministers.
Consensus was confirmed in a telephone conversation between the Environment Commissioner, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginius Syncifices, and British Minister for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, the European Commission said in a statement.
In particular, the agreement specifies fishing opportunities for 75 stocks under joint management throughout the year, as well as a number of deep-sea species, in this case for 2021 and also for 2022.
Important inhabitants of Spain had fished in the Celtic and Scottish seas and the Cantabrian bream.In 2020, fishing quotas will be maintained.
The Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Luis Planas, recently clarified that Spain’s demands regarding the distribution of fishing opportunities had already been “resolved” and only the technical aspects related to the flexibility requested by the British authorities were closed.