Thu, 19 Nov 1998: Latvia wins $207,000 at EU fishing derby…



That's just fine by fishermen, a Latvian fish industry leader said."Our fishermen aren't interested in catching many salmon," Inars Voits, head of the Latvian Fishermen's Association, said.The quota agreement controls access to the harvest, allowing 52 Latvian fishing boats and three tenders on EU waters per month. According to the pact, Latvia can pull 79 tons of cod from Swedish waters. In other EU salt water, Latvian fishermen can take 1,600 tons of cod, 6,000 tons of brisling, and 1,000 salmon. For cod, that's a decrease of 900 tons over last year's quota.At the same time, EU fishermen in Latvian seas can haul out 540 tons of cod and 13,000 salmon. Ten thousand of the salmon had Latvia's name on them, but because of low interest in salm... Read the rest of this entry »

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