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Port Of The Bay Of Cádiz To Benefit From Mauritania Fishing Agreement

Port of the Bay of Cádiz to benefit from Mauritania fishing agreement

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz
The hake fleet thanks the Port Authority for the efforts in the negotiations with Mauritania – July 20, 2021 The owners of fresh trawlers have thanked the Bay of Cádiz Port Authority for the support and efforts made in recent months at the institutional level in the negotiations of the fishing agreement with Mauritania. María José de Pazo Allariz, CEO of Veraguas Lar and member
of CEPESCA, the Spanish Fisheries Confederation, personally conveyed this gratitude to the president of the Port Authority, Teófila Martínez, waiting for the next days 22 and 23 of July, in the eighth round of European Union-Mauritania negotiation, the agreement was signed, after the steps taken with both the Junta de Andalucía, through the General Directorate of Fisheries and the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries itself and Sustainable Development; as well as with the Central Government and the delegate of the Junta de Andalucía in Brussels. The fishing agreement between the European Union and Mauritania, considered the most important of Spain with third countries, has a special impact on the Port of Cádiz, which is historically the only one in Spain where toothfish from North Africa are auctioned and from where it is distributed to the rest of the country. Black hake is a product that is one of the multiple hallmarks of the province due to its quality and demand. As is known, CEPESCA brings together 95% of the deep-sea fleet, a high percentage of the medium-sized inshore fleet and 64% of the total tonnage volume of the Spanish fishing fleet. The Port of the Bay of Cádiz, fifth in fresh fishing in the country, has invested 1.15 million euros since 2019 in the improvement of fishing facilities, both in Cádiz and El Puerto de Santa María. These works, which are the object of aid from the European Maritime Fund (FEMP), have received a grant amounting to 861,414.65 euros. Among other actions, the Cádiz fish market has invested in measures to improve traceability, through the installation of handling tables for the fish markets, limiting the exposure time of the fish boxes on the ground; installation of new video surveillance cameras and new information points for the buyer and acquisition of pallets for unloading deep-sea fishing, among other measures. Likewise, measures have been introduced to improve safety and working conditions: Installing new LED lighting points in the exporters ‘yard, reducing the risk of accidents and adapting the non-slip surface of the parking area of ​​the exporters’ yard to reduce the risk of falls. In terms of energy efficiency, the APBC has changed from luminaires to the LED system and the installation of an energy supervision system for electricity consumption, among other actions. The improvement of the visor on the cliffs of the Cádiz fish market is currently in the process of being evaluated for its award. Source: Autoridad Portuaria de la Bahía de Cádiz (APBC – Port Authority of Cadiz)

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