Norges Sildesalgslag has reported a positive start to the North Sea summer herring season with more than 1,500 tonnes registered last week.
The Norwegian sandeel fleet has now landed 121,304 of their 250,000 tonne quota with only four weeks left until the close of the 2020 season.
The Norwegian fleet has kicked-off the North Sea Summer Herring fishing season this week with the first boats working the Viking Bank.
The Government of Norway has approved and ratified a new agreement that aims to prevent unregulated fishing and promote scientific research in the central Arctic Ocean.
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.