With this increase, the Spanish quota for 2013 now stands at
6,726mt, 1,500mt more than in 2012 - the year that Spain had to pay 1,000mt
because of overfishing in 2011.
The Ministry says that the efficient management of the quota has been possible
thanks to a 5% TAC increase, which was obtained by negotiation with the
Commission last December, and is also due to the new management plan in Gulf of
Cadiz that was passed this year. The management plan includes a quota
allocation per port and exchanges with the neighbouring country.
Unlike in 2012, quotas have not been exhausted prematurely and overfishing has
The Ministry hopes that the development of management measures for anchovy and
the forthcoming entry into force of the fisheries protocol with Morocco will
contribute to sustained profitability of fishing boats and crew, particularly
in the region of Andalusia.