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Spain has EU's largest fishing fleet

The EU fishing fleet numbered 83,734 vessels in 2016 with a combined holding capacity of 1.6 million tonnes of fish of which one fifth (21.2%) were Spanish, Eurostat announced on Tuesday. The UK held (11.7%) and France (10.9%). Greece had most EU-vessels (18.1%) registered but with an average size of only 4.7 gross tonnes. Spanish vessels averaged 36.3, the Netherlands 156 and Lithuania 287.9 gross tonnes per vessel.

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The suggestion that Russians themselves play a role in the condition of their state today is often dismissed as "xenophobic" or "Russophobic". But if not addressed, the evils of nationalism, chauvinism, and imperialism will continue even after Putin is gone.

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