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EU Urged to Impose Landing Ban on Icelandic Fish

The representatives of European pelagic fishing companies met at an emergency meeting because of the mackerel debate in London yesterday where they urged the European Union to impose an overall landing ban on fresh and frozen fish products from Iceland and the Faroe Islands.

Fishing in Iceland. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

In a joint declaration released after the meeting, the fishing companies expressed their concern regarding what they call “irresponsible” fishing of mackerel by Iceland and the Faroe Islands, reports.

Norway, a non-EU member, has already imposed a landing ban of mackerel from Icelandic and Faroese ships and their decision was applauded in yesterday’s declaration.

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