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News Roundup: General Principles of Recreational Sea Fishing in the Balearic Islands

La Dirección General de Pesca, under the Conselleria de Agricultura, Pesca y Medio Natural, has made all the information related to the start of the procedure for drafting a Decree available to the public. This Decree will establish the general principles of recreational sea fishing in the inland waters of the Balearic Islands. They have also announced the modification of the Decree 45/2018 of the Marine Reserve of the northeast coast of Ibiza-Tagomago and the Decree 25/2023 of the marine reserves of ses Bledes and des Vedrà-Vendranell, in order to allow fishing competitions as long as they are catch and release, linking them to the scientific monitoring of these reserves. The Decree aims to regulate the activity of commercial recreational fishing vessels. The Government’s transparency portal also provides information on the creation of the future Co-management Commission for Recreational Sea Fishing in the Balearic Islands.

5 Things You Need To Know:
– The General Directorate of Fishing has made information on the drafting of a Decree for the general principles of recreational sea fishing in the inland waters of the Balearic Islands available to the public.
– The Decree will also modify existing decrees to allow catch and release fishing competitions in certain marine reserves, to be linked to scientific monitoring.
– The aim of the Decree is to regulate the activity of commercial recreational fishing vessels.
– The Government’s transparency portal provides information on the creation of a future Co-management Commission for Recreational Sea Fishing in the Balearic Islands.
– The director general of Fishing, Antoni M. Grau, acknowledges that recreational fishing is a popular activity in the islands, but anglers do not feel sufficiently informed or involved in decision-making processes that affect them.

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