Portuguese fishing vessels. (Photo: Stock File)
Ministers Council authorizes bilateral fisheries agreement settlement with Portugal
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 01:10 (GMT + 9)
The Council of Ministers has authorized the settlement of the bilateral fisheries agreement between Spain and Portugal on the conditions of the fishing activity performance of the Spanish and Portuguese fleets in the waters of both countries.
The agreement, which will be valid for five years, will regulate the access of the fleets of the two States in the continental and neighbouring waters of the mouths of the Miño and Guadiana rivers. It will also make it possible, as it has been doing these years, to perform a better management of the Iberian fishing resources and will offer stability to the fishing activity.
The fishing presence of the Spanish and Portuguese fleets in the waters of the neighbouring country have been regulated by the bilateral agreements signed between Spain and Portugal since 1986, which shows the stable relationship that has been maintained in this area.
The Spanish Government emphasizes that these agreements have worked well and have been very beneficial for the fishing sector of both countries.