Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries has signed off regulations covering this year’s coastal fishery, open only to inshore boats within certain restrictions, and has increased and adjusted the quotas available.
The Ministry has increased the overall coastal quota from 8600 tonnes last year to 9000 tonnes this year. Apart from the increase in the amount of fish available to the coastal fleet, the Ministry has also adjusted the coastal quota’s area weighting. The quota for Area A (north-western Iceland) has been increased by 550 tonnes and Area B (the north coast) has been lifted by 50 tonnes.
The quota available for Area C, the north-east and east coasts, remains unchanged from last year’s quota, while Area D’s quota (south and south-west coast) has been reduced by 200 tonnes.