Five new bluefin tuna fishing authorizations will be granted, for 2020, to owners of fishing units, whose applications must reach the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries before March 12, 2020 , according to a press release from this department.
"The individual annual share of each new boat for the year 2020 has been set at 33 tonnes," said the ministry in a press release published on Saturday, February 29, indicating that the procedure for granting new authorizations is part of the framework of the decisions of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas to which Tunisia has acceded since 1997.
The candidate must fulfill all the required conditions, including: possession of a boat with a valid authorization for fishing for floating swimming fish using circular disc fishing nets.
It is also important that the owner of the boat has not previously obtained a bluefin tuna fishing authorization and that the boat is equipped or in the process of being equipped with a satellite control device (GPS) and active for three successive years.
The candidate must agree to cede 40% of the revenue from the exploitation of the individual part of the boat for the benefit of four small floating swimming species fishing units using circular fishing nets.
The department indicates that to select the beneficiary boats, a lot will be drawn which will be supervised by a committee of several members.