This is in line with the advice of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and means a decrease from the quota for 2022, which was 794,920 tonnes.

“I am very pleased that we have now finally set a total quota for mackerel. This is something we have worked for for a long time and which means a lot for the fishermen, and for sustainable management of this important fish stock,” said Norwegian Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bjørnar Skjæran.