SPAIN’S agriculture minister has come out in support of the country’s fishermen in their ongoing dispute with Gibraltar.
Miguel Arias Canete told a meeting of EU agriculture ministers in Cyprus that the government would continue to support the rights of fishermen in La Linea and Algeciras to fish the disputed waters ‘without limitation’.
He added the Guardia Civil would provide protection to fishermen from the authorities on the Rock and that Spain was seeking a long-term solution through the European Commission.
“We will defend the waters as the fishermen have done in the past, and continue to catch just as in the past,” he said.
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