In 2010, Spanish fishermen landed almost twice as much mackerel from the Cantabrian Sea in the southern part of the Bay of Biscay as they were allowed, exceeding the quota by 19,621 according to investigations.
A control program will be put in place to monitor and control future fishing.
“The recent decision by the EU to impose sanctions on
“There is a need for all Member States to work together and to comply with the Common Fisheries Policy’s rules in order to ensure the sustainable development of fisheries.”
“The SFPA will continue with our aim of working with other Member States to promote a uniform standard of monitoring, control and surveillance.”