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Coalition Members Call for New Quota Bill

The Ministry of Fisheries’ fishing quota bill should go through a complete revision before it is resubmitted to the Althingi parliament, according to the chairperson and vice-chair of Althingi’s Standing Committee on Fisheries, both of whom are members of the coalition parties.


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These are MP for the Left-Green Movement Lilja Rafney Magnúsdóttir, who chairs the committee, and MP for the Social Democratic Alliance Ólína Thorvardardóttir, who serves as vice-chairperson, Fréttabladid reports.

In their report submitted to the Ministry of Fisheries yesterday, the MPs suggest significant changes to the bill.

The fishing quota bill which proposes changes to the current fisheries control system is considered very controversial and most of those who have reviewed it agree that it must undergo thorough revision.

Among them is Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir who criticized the bill on RÚV’s news magazine Kastljós last night. “The bill was flawed in many ways, although it also had many good aspects. We will now review it.”

Click here to read more about the quota bill.


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