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New Mackerel Talks, Iceland Wants 16 Percent

By Iceland Review

Talks between mackerel fishing nations in the North Atlantic will reopen in Oslo today. The goal is to settle quota disputes; there is a huge difference between what negotiating parties believe Iceland and the Faroe Islands are entitled to.


Icelandic trawlers. Photo by Bjarni Brynjólfsson.

Norway and the European Union have offered Iceland three percent of the overall mackerel fishing quota, which Iceland has not accepted with its claim of 16-17 percent of the mackerel catch, reports.

The last meeting held to settle the dispute took place in November but ended in disagreement and Iceland issued a unilateral mackerel quota. Earlier this year the EU considered imposing a landing ban on Iceland in response.

Click here to read more about the mackerel dispute.

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