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Pressure for a total ban on sardine fishing has been averted for 2018.

The compromise: catches of up to 14,000 tons to be shared between Portugal and Spain.

Portugal is likely to...

Portugal should impose a ban on sardine fishing for at least the next 15 years to allow stocks to “return to acceptable levels”.

The drastic recommendation was made by the International...

Portuguese fishing quota cut

Portugal is one of 10 European countries whose fishing quotas for this year have been cut by the European Commission (EC) to compensate for overfishing in 2013.

The reductions affect 45...

Minister of Agriculture and Sea appeals for more tuna farmers

Industry || Portuguese companies should consider investing in tuna farming – an industry that involves raising tuna fish in tanks or enclosures, to be sold for food.

According to Minister...

Guadiana sport fishing competition

The Sport Fishing Association of Castro Marim will be holding its 7th International Sport Fishing Competition on the Guadiana River on June 22.

Over 100 fishermen from Portugal and Spain...

Maritime authorities crackdown on Ria rebels

Illegal fishing within the Ria Formosa lagoon is keeping maritime police on their toes. Fishing of all kinds is controlled in Portugal – with everyone obliged to take out licences. But with...

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