Thursday, 15 August 2013

Official Spanish fisheries charts avoid disputed Gibraltar waters

GIBRALTAR If anything comes close to making clear that this whole thing about Gibraltar is nothing more than a political smoke scree, today's article by Brian Reyes in The Gibraltar Chronicle certainly does. Titled 'Spanish fisheries chart steers clear of British Waters', the first paragraph says: 'A screen shot of the Junta de Andalucia website showing Spanish designated shellfish fisheries near Gibraltar in red and green. None of them overlap into British Gibraltar territorial waters. The artificial reef at the heart of the current dispute with Spain is outside the nearest fishery, known in Spanish as a ‘caladero’. Under Spanish law, commercial fishing can only be conducted in such areas.' Read on.

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