Commission sets quotas for Black Sea fishing

Commission sets quotas for Black Sea fishing


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The European Commission has presented its proposal for fishing opportunities for fish stocks in the Black Sea for 2012, concerning member states Bulgaria and Romania.

The Commission proposed to cut the EU quota for turbot by 15%, to 74 tonnes. For sprat, the Commission proposes to keep the EU quota unchanged, at 11,475 tonnes.

The EU quota for turbot is divided evenly between Bulgaria and Romania, while for sprat, Bulgaria and Romania's national quotas are set at 70% and 30%, respectively.

The proposal was made after receiving and considering the advice by the Commission's Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) and will be presented to the member states' ministers at the December Fisheries Council. 

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