An agreement between the Faroe Islands and Norway will allow Norwegian fishing vessels to tale 2500 tonnes of ling and blue ling, 2000 tonnes of tusk and 800 tonnes of…
An agreement was signed between Russia and Norway following negotiations that took place at Petrozavodsk in Karelia. With the joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission meeting for the 49th time, the two…
Norwegian vessel owners’ organisation Fiskebåt has requested that the authorities increase this year’s snow crab quota by an addition 1000 tonnes. According to Fiskebåt, fishing has been good this year…
Icelandic minister of fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson and his Faroese counterpart Høgni Hoydal have reach agreement on a new fisheries treaty between Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Fishing companies that catch hake for local and international markets, delivering R6.7 billion to the South African economy annually, have cautioned that sensible rights allocations are necessary to preserve international competitiveness and jobs in coastal areas.
Denmark’s parliamentary parties have reached an agreement on annual state leasing and auction of fishing rights, including the auctioning of unused quotas and taxation on quotas, a move that the Danish Fishermen’s Association is deeply dissatisfied with.
Iceland’s minister of fisheries Kristján Thór Júlíusson has signed off regulations regarding the Icelandic fleet’s quotas for blue whiting and Atlanto-Scandian herring for 2019. At present there is no agreement with the Faroe Islands for Icelandic vessels to catch any of these quotas in Faroese waters.
Now working for the last three weeks with a daily catch limit of 50kg, French small-scale line fishermen fear a complete closure of the bass fishery any day now, at a time of year when bass is crucial to their livelihoods.
A few hours into the December Council of Minister which will set TACs and quotas for 2019, the NFFO is warning that problems associated with the Landing Obligation are unlikely to be solved by the assembled ministers.
EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella will present the European Commission's proposals for 2019 fishing opportunities for the Atlantic, North Sea and Black Sea at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council on 17-18th December in Brussels.