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Anchovy biomass increases

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BIOMASS of anchovies in the Bay of Biscay is healthy, according to the results of a study. Website Fish Information Services reports that the biomass of anchovies, measured using ultrasound, was around 205 000 tonnes. This means that it may be possible to maintain the current EU total allowable catch of 29 700 tonnes. One fisheries spokesperson commented that the canning and fresh industries must nonetheless proceed with caution. recovery situation of a product that has been missing for five years in the market”. The research was conducted with Basque and Spanish government funding to determine how young anchovy stocks develop.

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