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The management of the anchovy quota attributed to Portugal is ensured by considering the social, economic and environmental impacts of the exploitation of the resource, with the participation and monitoring of associations and Producer Organizations representing the fishing sector, aiming to develop rresponsible, sustainable fishing and improve the income of the activity.

Ordinance No 6-B/2019, of January 2, 2019, establishes the limitations on the capture and discharge of anchovy (Engraulis encrasicholus) in sub-area 9 of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea in order to manage the available quota of anchovy in 2019.

Order No 10003-A/2019, of October 31, which closes fishing and prohibits the capture, maintenance on board and discharge of anchovy (Engraulis encrasicholus) in sub-area 9 of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, by any vessel, until 00:00 hours on April 1, 2020.