After more than 17 hours of negotiations, the Ministers of Fisheries of the European Union came in early Saturday to an agreement on fishing quotas for 2012.
Under the agreement, Spain managed to maintain for the next year its northern hake quota and apply to a minimum cut mackerel.
He also managed to increase their shares of the Gulf of Cadiz anchovy and blue whiting.
The Spanish Minister of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs, Rosa Aguilar, said the deal is "substantial progress" with respect to the initial proposals from Brussels.
The main stumbling block during the meeting was opposed by France, Britain and Germany to the EU's proposal to compute the number of fishing vessels catching cod.