“The losses were difficult, in particular, with regard to cod, but the final results were positive”, reads the statement.
From Monday to Friday, the 43rd annual meeting of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) took place via videoconference, involving around 150 participants.
According to DGRM, an annual meeting “is of utmost importance for the Portuguese fishing fleet, which operates in international waters, as it aims to establish fishing opportunities for cod, palm and redfish species, species relevant to the diet food of the Portuguese”.
With the support of the representative of the European Union (EU) and of some contracting parties, according to DGRM, it was possible to maintain quotas of the various species of interest to Portugal, attributed to the support of the total allowable catch of cod for next year.
In addition to the contracting parties, the year edition of the NAFO meeting was attended by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), scientists and observers, including national shipowners interested in cod fishing.
The 44th annual meeting of NAFO will take place in Portugal in 2022.