Extra quota should go where it’s needed
The NFFO advises that extra quota should go where it’s needed, not to a lucky few

Extra quota should go where it’s needed

The NFFO argues that additional quota secured by the UK under the terms of the agreement with the EU should be used primarily to address cases where acute quota shortages…

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Faroe Islands and Iceland renew fisheries treaty for 2021
The fisheries agreement between the Faroe Islands and Iceland has been extended for another year

Faroe Islands and Iceland renew fisheries treaty for 2021

Faroese Fisheries Minister Jacob Vestergaard and his Icelandic counterpart Kristján Thór Júlíusson have agreed terms for 2021 reciprocal fisheries access for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring. ‘The fisheries treaty between…

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King crab quota increase recommended
The Institute of Marine Research has advised a larger 2021 king crab quota. Image: Erling Svensen/Havforskingsinstituttet

King crab quota increase recommended

Scientists at Norway’s Institute of Marine Research have recommended an increase in the 2021 king crab quota to 1780 tonnes from this year’s 1530 tonne quota. Outside the quota-regulated area,…

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North Atlantic pelagic TACs in line with ICES advice
2021 TACs for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring are on the lines recommended by ICES

North Atlantic pelagic TACs in line with ICES advice

North Atlantic coastal states have set TACs for Atlanto-Scandian herring and blue whiting in line with the recommended scientific advice. A first round of consultations has also been held on…

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Norway and Russia agree 2021 quotas
Assistant ministerial advisor and head of delegation Morten Berg signed the agreement on the Norwegian side. Image: Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Norway and Russia agree 2021 quotas

Norway and Russia have reached an agreement for 2021 which provides grounds for optimism in the fishing industry, according to Norway’s Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen. ‘I…

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EU Commission proposes Mediterranean and Black Sea fishing opportunities
Proposals have been made for 2021 fishing opportunities for the Mediterranean and Black Sea

EU Commission proposes Mediterranean and Black Sea fishing opportunities

The European Commission has adopted a proposal for fishing opportunities for 2021 in the Mediterranean and the Black Seas, claimed to be delivering on the political commitments made in the…

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Iceland sets 2020-21 quotas
Iceland’s Ministry of Fisheries has set 2020-21 quotas

Iceland sets 2020-21 quotas

Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson has signed off legislation that sets quotas for the 2020-21 quota year, with cod quotas down and haddock quotas up. The Minister has…

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