Spanish Patrol Boat Alborán Deploys within ICCAT Campaign

Spanish Patrol Boat Alborán Deploys within ICCAT Campaign

Spain is participating in the International Commission for the Conservation of the Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), an inter-governmental fishing organization responsible for the conservation of tuna and tuna-like species in the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas, issuing recommendations to maintain a sustainable exploitation of the species.

The fishing campaign of the bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern Atlantic takes place during the spring and summer.

This campaign is included in the 2013 Fishing Surveillance Plan. The patrol boat ‘Alborán’ deployed as part of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) Plan from May 26th to June 25th in the central Mediterranean. The purpose of this deployment is to preserve the species included in the ICCAT.

The ship departed Cartagena on May 26th with a group of two inspectors from the Spanish General Secretariat for Fisheries, a French inspector and a coordinator from the EFCA. The ship’s main mission will be surveillance and inspection of trawlers fishing bluefin tuna, as well as other related activities like tuna fattening, closed season control, fishing gear and monitoring authorized fishing grounds.

After the initial two-week campaign, the ‘Alborán’ is scheduled to call at Porto Pi in Majorca for crew recreation and relief of inspectors. The second and final stretch of the deployment will also last a fortnight, and once the campaign is over, the patrol boat will return to her home port in Cartagena.

Press Release, June 6, 2013; Image: Spanish Navy

Share this article

Follow Naval Today

Events>

<< Aug 2015 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2015

Maritime Reconnaissance and Surveillance 2014 attracted over 120 senior military and industry representatives to engage in a two-way…

read more >

DEFSEC ATLANTIC 2015

DEFSEC Atlantic is making some major improvements to the show for this year, based on participant feedback and to improve the show experience…

read more >

DSEI 2015

From September 10-13 at ExCeL London, the largest DSEI to date brought together over 32,000 visitors from 121 countries to source…

read more >

AUVX Users Forum

Hydroid’s forum offers attendees the opportunity to share and discover the latest advancements in the world of AUVs…

read more >