New mackerel row erupts

The longstanding dissatisfaction over mackerel continues to be a highly sensitive issue as anger has erupted yet again. A Faroese vessel landing in Skagen was reported to have misreported amounts of mackerel mixed in with its cargo of blue whiting and Shetland fishermen have responded with anger.

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Unions picket Brussels Expo

Trade unions from UK, Norway, Italy, Denmark and Belgium picketed and distributed leaflets at the gates of the Seafood Expo Global to support fish workers campaigns in Philippines, Indonesia and Morocco and to call the industry to clean up human rights violations.

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Iceland appoints new fisheries minister

Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson has taken over as Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture in the Icelandic government’s reshuffle following the revelation that prime minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson had been implicated in undeclared ownership of an offshore company together with his wife.

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