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Galicia regrets fisheries agreement with Mauritania approval October 09,2013   |  Source: FIS

The Xunta de Galicia expressed negative consideration of the approval of the fisheries agreement between the European Union (EU) and Mauritania in the European Parliament (EP).

The Galician Government argues that by not allowing the cephalopod fleet activity, the Galician workers and families will be affected from a labour and economic viewpoint.

From the beginning, Galician authorities opposed to the bilateral protocol because they deemed it too expensive for the yield obtained. For this reason, on several occasions they tried to prevent the pact between the EU and Mauritania from being ratified.

"Thanks to the joint efforts of the regional government and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (Magrama) the approval of this agreement in the Committee on Fisheries of the EU was stopped last May and their conditions were improved under the Joint Commission last month," the Galician authority remarked in a press release.

Shortly before the vote was cast at the European Parliament, the Minister for Rural and Marine Affairs of Galicia, Rosa Quintana, met with Fisheries Secretary General Magrama, Carlos Dominguez, and industry representatives from all fishing modes and autonomous communities to establish common goals and try to benefit all Spanish


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