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Galicia supports gradual fish discard elimination

SPAIN
Monday, April 27, 2015, 03:30 (GMT + 9)

Head of the Undersecretariat of Rural and Marine Affairs of Xunta de Galicia, Rosa Quintana stressed the need for the elimination of fishery discards to be gradual. Furthermore, she argued that the landings must be accompanied by important measures to preserve the social, economic and environmental objectives of the activity "without causing its collapse." The minister highlighted the discard elimination policy is well-intended but she also stressed the difficulty of its implementation in the daily fishing activity. "Discrepancies arise when the practical implementation of this policy news presents gaps, contradictions, lack of adequate mechanisms to control and sometimes, poor documentation supporting the actual situation on the species returned into the sea," Quintana pointed out. She emphasized that when addressing measures like these ones, it is... FULL STORY

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