Faroes and Iceland agree greater access

Faroese and Icelandic fisheries ministers, Hogni Høydal and Sigurður Ingi Jóhannsson, have announced an agreement that gives Faroese fishing vessels greater access to Icelandic waters next year as well as increased reciprocal access for both countries to each others’ EEZs.

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Quotas up

The Fisheries Council is over. The delegates have left Brussels for another year and the results are a mixed bag, much if which is surprisingly encouraging –not least with the spectre of the landing obligation about to be applied to demersal fisheries across Europe.

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