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The two countries' negotiating leaders at the end of the session. Ilya Shestakov watches as Morten Berg puts his signature to the agreement documents. Image: Kjell Ingebrigtsen

Russia-Norway agreement, modest quota increase for 2020

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…

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Iceland follows the pack in lifting blue whiting and herring quotas

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.

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SFF warns EU27 not to pile pressure onto UK fishing industry

Ahead of this week’s December Council, Scottish fishermen’s leaders have warned that the European Union countries will be guilty of vengeful behaviour if they pile pressure on UK fishermen as a result of Brexit, stating that with a fisheries agreement to be negotiated as part of the final exit settlement, it is not in the interests of the 27 EU nations to take a hard line on 2019 quotas and TACs.

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