Norway and Greenland reach an fisheries agreement for fishing opportunities in 2023. Photo: Odd Kristian Dahle/Fiskebåt.
Norway and Greenland have signed-off on a quota agreement for fishing opportunities in each other’s waters for 2023.
In a statement released by the Norwegian Ministry for Fisheries, it said that both parties are satisfied with maintaining the good fisheries cooperation and will continue the quota level from the current year.
“Norwegian fishermen make good use of the quotas in Greenland, and I am satisfied that Norway and Greenland have agreed on a quota agreement for 2023,” says Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bjørnar Selnes Skjæran.
Greenland’s quota in the Barents Sea in 2023 is set at 4,000 tonnes of cod, 750 tonnes of haddock, 650 tonnes of pollock and 425 tonnes of bycatch of other species.
The Norwegian cod quota is 1350 tonnes and the halibut quota 30 tonnes.
The Norwegian halibut quota of 900 tonnes in West Greenland and 375 tonnes in East Greenland will be carried forward. The quota for shoals in East-Greenland will be 50 tonnes and the quota for bottom-dwelling redfish will be continued at 500 tonnes. The quota for bycatch is continued at 325 tonnes.
Norway and Greenland also agree to continue the good research collaboration.