The Faroe Islands have signed fisheries agreements for 2021 with Russia and with Greenland.
In Russian waters, the Faroese groundfish fleet’s cod allocation rises from 15,690 tonnes this year to 17,690 tonnes in 2021, while the quota for haddock goes up from 1569 tonnes to 1769. The flatfish quota remains unchanged at 900 tonnes and the quota for shrimp is increased by 500 tonnes to 4500 tonnes.
Russia gets an unchanged 82,000 tonne blue whiting quota in Faroese waters, as well as a 2000 tonnes increase in the mackerel quota to 14,500 tonnes and an additional 1445 tonnes of herring, bringing that allocation up to 10,000 tonnes.
In the negotiations between the Faroe Islands and Greenland, the Faroese fleet gets an additional 1000 tonnes of cod in Greenlandic waters, bringing its quota to a 2500 tonne total. The tusk quota is unchanged at 475 tonnes and Faroese vessels get a 225 tonne Greenland halibut quota in East Greenland and 100 tonnes in West Greenland. The crab quota in East Greenland is unchanged at 500 tonnes.
Greenlandic vessels get 6500 tonnes of Atlanto-Scandian herring and 14,700 tonnes of blue whiting in Faroese waters, both of which are increases. Greenland can also fish the blue whiting quota is is allocated though NEAFC in Faroese waters, which is 5032 tonnes in 2021.