There is a 92% increase by 2023.
Portugal will be able to catch 2,296 tons of bacalhao in 2024 in the 3M zone, next to Canada’s exclusive economic zone, an increase of 92% by 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food announced on Saturday.
“This increase is very positive for the Portuguese bacaloeira species, especially since we do not see any follow-up to the increase already verified in 2023, when it would have been possible to increase the quota to 52.5%, which contributed to strengthening profitability,” said Minister of Agriculture Maria do Seu Antunes in Statement: “I would appreciate it if you would continue to check our schedules for two hunters.”
The negotiations are taking place at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO), at the Mar de Vigo Congress Palace, in Spain, between Expos II and VI.
At the national level, the most prominent negotiations affected the fish “stock” in the 3M area, for which the total permitted catch was set at 11,708 tons, as indicated by the Ministry of Agriculture.
“Portugal’s remaining relief stocks retain the same fishing potential,” he said.
The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization is a regional fisheries management organization that aims to manage high seas fishing resources, in an area adjacent to Canada’s exclusive economic zone, on a multilateral basis.