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Portugal faces 15 year sardine fishing ban

Published on 20/07/2017

Portuguese and Spanish fleets are capturing too many sardines and the recommendation to the European Commission is to ban its fishing for at least fifteen years to allow stocks to rise.

This drastic suggestion comes from the Commission’s advisory body on fishing quotas and was slammed by Portugal’s Secretary of State for Fishing, José Apolinário, who claimed the ‘Evaluation of the management plan for Iberian sardine’ report used old data.

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