EC to close anchovy fishery in Bay of Biscay –

EC to close anchovy fishery in Bay of Biscay Published:  23 June, 2005

FOLLOWING a recommendation by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea that the anchovy fishery should immediately be closed, the European Commission has decided to close it for a three month period. As it announced on June 10, the Commission launched an internal procedure with a view to put in place emergency measures to close the fishery. It has now decided to let the procedure run its course and the emergency measures should be adopted and become effective at the beginning of July. The Commission is, however, intending to organise an urgent meeting of scientific experts from its advisory Committee. This meeting, which should take place in July, will examine the most recent data, including those from the surveys conducted by the French scientific research institute, Ifremer and the Spanish ones, the IEO and AZTI, and advise the Commission as to whether the latest data affects the earlier ICES recommendation. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish European Fish Trader, Fishing Monthly, Fish Farming Today, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.