Spanish Navy’s OPV Joins Fisheries Campaign

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Spanish Navy’s patrol vessel Arnomendi has just departed from her home port in Cartagena for the international deep sea monitoring campaign in the Cantabrian Sea and the Sole Bank. 

The vessel will participate in the deep sea fishing campaign as part of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) Plan.

Her mission will be to monitor the fishing activities of EU-controlled pelagic species like the herring, mackerel, anchovy and blue whiting.

After a scheduled port of call in Corunna, the Arnomendi will start another fisheries control campaign along with patrol vessels from Ireland, the United Kingdom, France and Spain to carry out control, inspection and surveillance tasks within their territorial waters, from the Gulf of Biscay to the Great Sole Bank.

The OPV Arnomendi (P-63), with a complement of 40 people, was built in Vigo (Pontevedra) under an agreement between the Ministries of Agriculture and Defense and was delivered to the Spanish Navy in December 2000.

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