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Anchovy remains sustainable in the Bay of Biscay

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November 30, 2020 | 3:00 pm

The study carried out by the Basque technology center AZTI has concluded with a favorable result for fishing activity in 2021

A study in the Bay of Biscay has concluded with a favorable report for the anchovy, which is still sustainable. Something that was a cause of great concern for fishermen for next year 2021. However, now that concern has disappeared thanks to the data obtained in the study.

On this occasion, those in charge of carrying out the study of the anchovy in the waters of the Bay of Biscay have been the Basque technological center AZTI. A study that, as we have commented, has concluded with very positive news for fishermen, who will be able to face a great fishing season in the Bay of Biscay.

The favorable development of the anchovy favors the season for fishermen

230.000 tons of anchovy in the Bay of Biscay

The study has ended with an estimate of 230.000 tons of anchovy juveniles in the waters of the Bay of Biscay. Some data that comes after the maximum detected last April, when they calculated a total of 330.000 tons of adult anchovies.

Now, thanks to this information, a fishing season is expected in which you will be able to recruit a high amount. Likewise, the risk for fish is also ruled out, since, as they have declared, they are at healthy levels throughout the north of Spain.

The survival of the species, vital for the Bay of Biscay

The reason why the study on the situation of the anchovy in the Bay of Biscay has been carried out is to anticipate possible problems. In addition, this study prevents the species from being in danger of survival, something that also has a direct impact on the workers.

It is estimated that a total of 3.500 people work thanks to the fishing activity. That is why it is important to contribute to the sustainable development of all species, since it is not only their survival that is at stake. Also the future of many families who live from this fishing activity.

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