Fish and seafood management was the subject of the conversation between Norwegian Fisheries Minister Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen and his British colleague Victoria Prentis on Friday 15 May.
The Norwegian sandeel fleet say they were pleasantly surprised by the increase in the quota to 250,000 tonnes announced by the Final Quota Council on Friday.
The Norwegian Institute of Research has revised its recommendations on the sandeel quota for 2020 by increasing the total allowable catch from 70,000 tonnes to 250,000 tonnes.
Norges Sildesalgslag has reported another good week for sandeel fishing with 18,100 tonnes registered for the Norwegian fleet.
A new report from the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) has concluded that pot fishing carries the greatest risk of falling overboard.
Norwegian Herring and Mackerel export growth has been reported during the month of April increasing revenue to the industry against the odds of the COVID-19 crisis.