Share of Red seam bream
Azores will keep the quota for Red seabream in 2017 and 2018
The Regional Secretary of the sea, science and technology announced on 14 November, in Brussels, the Azores “will keep the quota for Red seabream in 2017 and 2018 507 tonnes”, stressing that “this is a very important day for the fisheries sector in the region.”
GUI Menezes, who spoke at the end of the European Fisheries Council meeting, stressed that “the negotiations were very difficult.”
The Regional Secretary of the Sea pointed out the study on the socio-economic impacts that the initial proposal of the European Commission would bring Azorean fishermen and shipowners, as well as the scientific report on the index of abundance of this species achieved this year in the investigation as “very important” for the results.
GUI Mark pointed out that “the region included the commitment of the Government of the Republic, who put the Red Snapper as one of his negotiating priorities”, at this meeting, adding that “this is a victory for Azorean fishermen”.
In this European Fisheries Council it was decided to reduce the share of Emperor and alfonsim (Beryx spp.) in about 5% in 2017, while later, in 2018, with the lower court in 1% proposed by the European Commission. (source: GaCS/GM)