Norway and the Faroe Islands have signed off on a fisheries agreement for 2023 for fishing opportunities on a number of important stocks

Norway and the Faroe Islands have signed off on a fisheries agreement for 2023 for fishing opportunities on a number of important stocks

Norway and the Faroe Islands have signed off on a fisheries agreement for 2023 on a number of important stocks.

“The agreement with the Faroe Islands is important to us. Norwegian fishermen have long traditions of fishing in Faroese waters. It is good that we have put in place an agreement that continues these fishing opportunities also in 2023,” says Fisheries and Oceans Minister Bjørnar Skjæran.

The agreement for 2023 continues the quota level from this year. This means that the quota for ling/blue ling will be 3,000 tonnes, the tusk quota will remain at 1,500 tonnes. The quota for bycatch for other species of 800 tonnes and the mackerel quota of 6,600 tonnes will be carried over from this year. The mackerel quota can be fished both in Faroese waters, the Norwegian economic zone and international waters.

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The Faroe Islands’ quota will be 4,945 tonnes of cod, 1,100 tonnes of haddock, 500 tonnes of pollock and 400 tonnes of other species as bycatch in the Norwegian zone. There is a continuation of the quotas for the current year.

In addition to these quotas, Faroese vessels can fish up to 5,450 tonnes of cod, 500 tonnes of haddock and 300 tonnes of other species as bycatch, which they have obtained through their exchange agreement with Russia. At the same time, Norwegian vessels can fish up to 50,000 tonnes of the Norwegian blue whiting quota for 2023 in Faroese waters.

Source: Press Release

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